Wednesday, 24 April 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #203

Not the kitchen table, or even the floor this week, but a heap on the sofa. The spoils of a little shopping trip with my Mum yesterday. I took her to buy lining, interfacing and a zip for a skirt she is making. I may have had a little splurge myself, in Fabricland. Well it would have been rude not to. Don’t you think?

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I have plans for all of it, although I may just have to stroke it for a while first. There is purple denim for a skirt, a fresh blue and white cotton for PJ bottoms and that Liberty style (I think so anyway) print for an infinity scarf. I also bought red and white polka dots for that fifties style dress pattern, elastic and a zip, all for under £35.

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With all the money I *saved* I was able to splash out on something a little bit quirky. I ordered these Fat Quarters from Sew Scrumptious last week. I really wanted to see the designs up close, before choosing which print to use for an A line skirt. I narrowed it down to the bottom two and in the end the foxes won. The colours are gorgeous and the fabric has a lovely feel to it. The other prints will come in useful, my daughter has her eye on the skulls. Which would you have chosen?

I’m off to link up with Julia and see what everyone else is up to while I drink my coffee. No noisy housework for me (what a shame) as I have a poorly girl at home today and she’s having a little nap. After a double lesson playing tennis in the midday sun yesterday, she has a burnt nose and cheeks and is still feeling a bit icky. I feel so guilty for not reminding her to put sunscreen on, she’s never had sunburn in all her nearly 14 years. I think the sunshine took us all by surprise.

24 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ooh, lots of gorgeous fabrics, Fiona. I can quite see why you were tempted and I'd be doing quite a bit of stroking too ... I'm like that with patterned paper :) Look forward to seeing the completed 50s style dress. Have you been following the Sewing Bee series like I have ... it's actually got me itching to sew something, anything :) Thanks for sharing. Have a great WOYWW and an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #53

Sian said...

I actually got some of that skulls fabric in a Quirky kit a while back. I love it and used it for cards.

Soo..how tempted are you to apply for the next series of Sewing Bee then?

Winnie said...

Such lovely fabrics Fiona. My eye was drawn to the foxes right away, so I would have picked the same. I cracked up with the fun skulls, as from time to time someone asks me to make a card with "fun" skulls on them. hmmmm. Have a great day! Winnie#73

Annie said...

Gorgeous fabrics on your desk today Fiona. Really hope your young lady is feeling better soon....I think we have all be caught out with this big shiney thing in the sky cos it pinked up my face on Saturday too. :-)
Hugs,
A x # 39

jill said...

Love the fabric's you've brought Fiona. Happy sewing Jill #26

susibee said...

Sounds like you got a bargain at £35 and you are a girl after my own heart with red spotty fabric. I love it:)

Happy WOYWW. Susi #61

scrappyjacky said...

A great selection....and isn't it amazing how we all love 'stroking' fabric.

Sandra said...

I hope DD is better soon.

I must admit as soon as I saw the fabric, I was oohhh'ing over the fox one :)

Regina Hamilton said...

I love those fabrics you picked up. Happy crafting #6

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh how I love fabric. Have fun with it all! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #42

Angie said...

Your fabrics look fantastic ...I think I like the birdcage best ....just a head of the foxes. Have fun creating.xx58

Lisa-Jane said...

The sun certainly did take us all by surprise! Lots of little people (and not so little by the sounds of things) got burned at school and preschools yesterday. I think we've forgotten how to react to the sun! Lots of lovely fabrics there. I bet your skirt will make you look "foxy"! ;-)

Shaz Brooks said...

Those are some really funky fabrics! Personally, I like the skulls, what a suprise, lol.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #114

Linda said...

Gorgeous selection of fabrics. It seems you have really been bitten or is it stung by the Sewing Bee.

Ria Gall said...

you have some lovely fabrics there and it is great that you have ideas for it already.
Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your desk with us today
Ria #60

Liz Black said...

Gorgeous fabrics, I really like the birdcage one! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@51

fairy thoughts said...

Oh that's an easy question .... all of them for sure but if I really had to choose it would be the foxes too.
janet #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay for Fabricland... I love it! Gorgeous fabrics you bought there...oh and thanks for the link to the infinity scarf. that's really useful! I liked the zip blog too :)
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

PS I would have chosen the foxes too!

Karen Ives said...

Lovely fabric stash!
Karen #64

Andrea said...

what stunning fabrics and i cant decide on a favourite between the skulls and the birdcages i cant believe i would ever have chosen skulls but i love it, oh to have such a talents your daughter is so lucky and cant wait to see what you create have fab week and enjoy
Andrea #55

Maggie's Crafts said...

I love shopping for fabrics. The designs you have chosen are lovely. :)

Applying for next Sewing Bee? :)

Maggie
http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/

xx

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous fabrics - you will enjoy working with them, x Jo

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, poor girl sounds as if she has a touch of heat stroke and I hope she's all better by now!

I enjoyed the visit and the look of those lush and fun fabrics, Fiona. Wish I had "touch PC!" I love the fun bright one in the upper left, but my second fave is the foxes. It will make a fab skirt.

Have a great what's-left-of-the-week! (Sorry I'm so late hopping around WOYWW!) Darnell #52

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lovely yummy fabrics! Have you seen the Great British Sewing Bee? It's finished now but I really enjoyed it - am inspired to sew something, but I don't know what! Time constraints mean I'm Weekend-WOYWW-ing, but hope you've had a good one! Deb #125