Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vintage Fabric Goodness

Just got this great piece of barkcloth fabric -- gray and wine -- washed it and put it on the line.

And this sweet little piece, too, with bows -- a nice weight of cotton.

I love finding the odd fabric pieces at the thrift or garage sales . . . . I try to wash them soon after purchase, otherwise I get them all confused up and can't remember if I've washed them or not. Right now a couple more are 'living' in the back room, waiting their turn in the soapy water, and there's also a couple of felted/almost felted sweaters back there, ready for another spin in the washer and dryer.

But aren't there just so many wonderful new fabrics out there? (These are from Superbuzzy, purchased last year.)

I make myself crazy looking at the various sites with such goodies for sale. And then I tell myself to go do fabric laundry and then actually make something out of the fabrics I already have.

(More last-year purchases . . . again from Superbuzzy and from local quilt shops.)

But who can resist? Maybe one little on-line purchase, soon. Just one. Or, while I'm paying for postage, maybe a couple of yards. Of different fabrics. And some more to coordinate. And to contrast. And I really need some red with white dots. . . .

I think I need to go do more fabric laundry.


malphi said...

Oh I know what you mean...there's so much fabric out there and I too just like collecting it and then don't actually get round to making anything with it. I just tell myself it will come in handy for a future project...but it just sits there prettily!

backhomeagain said...

Wow, I love your pictures. I was hanging laundry (nothing as exciting as vintage fabric just clothes) today and thinking about how much I love my clothes line. I love your blog!