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


Ann Made 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.

Unknown 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 :)

Monica D 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!