Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I’ve been bad.

I’ve been scrimping and saving to make sure that I have enough money for my new house and I haven’t bought fabric in a long time. Well, I fell off the wagon the other night. What’s my excuse? Well, it was late and I was alone and bored and well, my new house has a hot tub (woot!!!) so the kids will need swimsuits, and I was bored, and well, there is no good excuse (did I mention I was bored?).

Here’s the haul.

I’ve been into making kid jammies lately so I thought I’d but some of this thermal waffle knit. It’s black and white so it’s great for The Boy too. I often find that I buy a lot of girl prints instead of neutral or boy prints.
Thermal Knit Owls White/Black Thermal Knit Elephants White/Navy

 

Seeing as my new place has a hot tub (***squeeeeeeeeee***) I’ll be needing little girl swimsuits. I have made them before when we went to Hawaii and they are super fast and easy to make. These are not prints that I would pick for myself but they are cute and the girls will love them. You will especially never see this French Canadian/Blackfoot Indian mutt (me) in yellow. I have olive, olive, olive skin that looks horrible in yellow.
Nylon Lycra Tricot Swimwear/Activewear Floral Black/White/Green Nylon Lycra Tricot Swimwear/Activewear Cadence Yellow/Brown Nylon Lycra Tricot Swimwear/Activewear Floral Black/White/Blue

Nylon Lycra Tricot Swimwear/Activewear Gabrielle Royal/Pink

 

I also ordered a swatch of this Jersey ITY. They have lots of fun prints. I sometimes don’t get the best knits from Fabric.com so I wanted to try out a swatch. I almost didn’t tell you ladies because there is only a few yards of some of them and I really like them all!
Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Strokes Magenta/Maroon

I also liked these colors.
Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Dot Daisies Orange/Green Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Panel Paisley Purple Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Strokes Royal/OrangeStretch Jersey ITY Knit Abstract Purple/Turquoise/Grey Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Geo Border Purple/Black Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Electron Stripe Yellow/Turquoise

 

I also got a swatch of this Rayon Stretch Jersey because I really liked it. We’ll see if it’s too thin for tops.
Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit Dash Lilac

10 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love lots of these prints but especially the elephant print...I love elephant prints, so now I must get some :)

I didn't know you were
French Canadian ~ nice ~ :))))))

Anonymous said...

Too cute. Now that I have figured out how to order to the nearest American shipping outlet, (I am a Canada girl) I will be taking advantage of these sites.
Joyce

Kristine said...

I was going to say that next time you're bored, we should chat online... but then I realized that if it's late in Alaska, then it's really, really late in Michigan!
Great fabrics, I'm on a fabric diet right now! Oh, and I'm French-Canadian, too!

amber said...

That last swatch is really lovely. I hope the weight is right for you.

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see what you create with these.

I have been following your blog for a while now. Thanks for all the inspiration!

lakaribane said...

I love the grown up prints, especially the last one!!!

I had actually forgotten you like purple as much as I do :)

MAD14kt said...

Weellllllllllll, you are not by yourself, LOL And I am thinking about placing another order :)

Anonymous said...

No, you haven't been bad, you've been really sensible and spoilt yourself, and that's important. From now on, you need to take a little "me" time as you are so busy working and caring for children and your new house. Congrats upon the purchase! - Cat1

MushyWear said...

Dawn, I think you are going to be pleased with the ITY knits from fabric.com. I just made up a dress out of one and have the same first swatch as you. I love how it feels. It is a bit on the thin side, but the stretch and drape are fabulous and I just love the prints and colors too. Have fun making the kids clothes and other goodies!

melissa said...

omg a hottub?? I'm so jealous! That is going to make the dark Alaskan winters SO much more bearable, though! And you deserve it!