Monday, 24 October 2011

Smart fabric shopping

I'm feeling pretty proud of myself! I recently won two giveaways and was totally thrilled - there are so many gorgeous fabrics out there to chose from and I was uummming and aaahhhing as to what I might like. Then common sense took over, yes there are lots of pretty fabrics that I would use someday but have you seen my list of things I want to make?!! I needed to buy fabrics that I would use NOW.

My first win was from the very talented Becky at The Barefoot Seamstress, a great blogger and she has lots of useful and pretty tutorials (she's has the easy tutorial for blog headers amongst others!). I won a $25 gift card to Stitch Steals, they have amazing bargains everyday!


I decided to be uber practical and ordered some really cute flannel to use as a backing for quilts - I love using flannel and I couldn't resist the thought of using some for my nieces quilts.

My luck continued and I won another giveaway from the lovely Carla at Sew It Up Baby, I only recently found her blog and she is one busy lady! Go and check out her colourful blog :)
I won a $25 gift card to Above All Fabric.


They have some great lines and fantastic kits and I was really tempted by the Timeless Treasures Fruit Punch Fat Quarter bundle but in the end decided to follow my plan and think about my neices, so I chose some Terrain by Kate Spain - I think the bright colours would be perfect for growing girly girls!

I'll be using these fabrics for Christmas presents so of course I'm linking up to Rainbow Hare Quilts:

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I haven't finished anything off my list so now I MUST get to work on some actual sewing!!


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I've been pretty lucky, too - must be something in the air telling us to sew for ourselves! ;D

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  2. Good for you!! I haven't been as lucky, my wins vs. entries is staggeringly low. But I keep trying!! It's all for fun though anyways, right?

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  3. Congratulations!! Just noted the new banner, very cool!

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  4. Congratulations on your wins and fab banner!

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  5. Well you are one lucky lady!! Congratulations... Can't wait to see the projects this fabric is going to end up in.

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  6. Congratulations, Lucy! What a very mature and responsible decision!! I was lucky and won a gift certificate for some fabric, too, and was dreaming of all the possibilities when I made the same conclusion as you! Not quite as much fun, but it made me feel responsible enough to go eat a couple cookies and not feel bad! Hope you are doing well!

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  7. The flannel will be so soft and cozy for your nieces! Can't wait to see the finished project. Btw, your to-do list may be longer than mine. You go girl :)

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  8. Have you had a make over Lucy?

    Lucky you - you had better get busy then!

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  9. Congratulations on all your wins - have fun with all your lovely new fabrics!

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