Sunday, 16 February 2014

stash basics and thrifty sewing


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I got some lovely fabrics this week from the Fat Quarter Shop. Most are to be added to my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. I wanted some basics to counter the bright 30s repro fabrics but didn't want boring neutrals so I picked some pretty patterned prints. I also got some 108" wide backing and a useful charm pack of Kona solids.



I wasn't in love with Textures when it came out but that print is gorgeous and the Dear Stella prints are fabulous stash builders.


I've done a little sewing this weekend and it's always satisfying to be able to fix something that needs repairing.

So this was the state of the edge of our bath mat. Annoying because there's nothing actually wrong with the mat itself and I like the blue colour (hard to pick up in these pictures but the last one is truest). All it needed was some binding.


I wouldn't have paired it with this crazy binding but I asked my kids to choose from my left over bindings (I save all the extra bits when I make binding so I have ready prepared binding on hand even if it's scrappy!). Obviously they chose the brightest but I love orange and pink so it's all good.



Molli Sparkles

p.s. I have been married for seven years today. It's been the best seven years of my life so far. Happy Anniversary my darling husband! You are the perfect partner and I really do love you more every day.

one day I will be this slim again

28 comments:

  1. Your wedding dress is gorgeous! Excellent fabric haul also.

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  2. Love your fabric choices and that last pic is fab!

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  3. Lovely pieces! And happy anniversary! I love your dress.

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  4. Happy anniversary. I love the dress, by the way. xx

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  5. Happy anniversary....I love the lime cross hatch, and all the others too!

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  6. Congrats on the anniversary!

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  7. Nice fabric! Happy anniversary to you and the hubby... :-)

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  8. Happy anniversary! Great job on the bath

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  9. Happy Anniversary miss Lucy! Hubby and I have just had our 10th a few weeks ago. Where does the time go? :-)

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  10. Lucy, you were such a beautiful bride!!!! I love your wedding dress, it has such a pretty vintage vibe. Congratulations on seven wonderful years!

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  11. Happy Anniversary. Your wedding dress was stunning, what a lovely picture.

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  12. Happy Anniversary Lucy :-) and thanks for sharing the photo!

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  13. Happy Anniversary Lucy-love your wedding dress

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  14. Happy Anniversary! You look so beautiful :-D

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  15. Happy anniversary! Listen, we don't all stay slim, but you're absolutely every bit as adorable, lovable and happy as you were in that photo.

    The yellow prints you choose are just yummy!

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  16. Happy anniversary and fabric to you! That wide fabric sounds like a dream.

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you! I do like the fabric purchases :)

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  18. Happy Anniversary with many more happy years to come!

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  19. awwww...your wedding picture is so sweet!

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  20. Happy Anniversary! A lovely picture of you. The packaging may have changed a little but I don't believe your beautifulness has.

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  21. Child bride! Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Oh well done, Lucy and co! Happy anniversary. May you both go from strength to strength! Beautiful lady! Do not wish to be that slim again- if you have three gorgeous children instead of a trim waistline- you are winning!

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  23. Oh happy anniversary my darlin! I always love using basics like this and extra wide comes in handy so so much! Stash stash away!

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  24. what a lovely bride!!! happy anniversary (belated, as usual).

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  25. Happy Anniversary Lucy! You're just spring chickens, we'll have been married 13 years in April. I like your hair much better darker, like now, and think you look just as slim in the rare photos we've seen of you 😊

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