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:


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


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

  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?

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

  4. Congratulations on your wins and fab banner!

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

  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!

  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 :)

  8. Have you had a make over Lucy?

    Lucky you - you had better get busy then!

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