Monday, 22 August 2011

Cake!

I thought my blog post title might attract a few viewings at least - I know, sorry a very cheap gimmick, how could I stoop so low, hehe! Well, at any rate I got quite excited to get some new Japanese printed fabrics today - I wanted some smaller printed cupcake fabric to complement a larger print I purchased recently. I'll use the smaller print for lining and the larger one for an applique design, for making coin zipper pouches - let me at 'em, I'm dying to make these - just got to get the right moment this week :) Here's the lovely aforementioned fabric . . .

. . . just yummy! If I could eat them, I would :D I think they'll go really nicely with the tweed I got before my hols. I try to have some of the herringbone one in stock as I use it for Kindle sleeves, and I've been asked if I still have the gorgeous fuschia pink one a few times, so I thought it was worth the investment - it IS gorgeous!! . . .

The tweeds have been handwoven locally in the village of Ness, which is the northernmost tip of the island (where we went for the Gala day a few weeks back). I always feel really proud to be using locally purchased tweed - it was well worth the investment. One day I'll actually makes some money from my crafting LOL!

Until then I'll happily carry on going round in circles and using my hard earned cash to purchase more fabric and supplies, hehe :) Life could definitely be worse! Anyway, I quite like going round in circles, it's quite fun :) (especially if it means getting my paws on these lovely fabrics!)

I spent most of the weekend poring over my crochet books, and the rest of the time was spent dismantling 'Little S''s bunkbed - so a relaxing yet, productive weekend! Now I've just got to figure out where to put one dismantled wooden bunkbed, which is strewn around the house - there's always a downside to these domestic ventures isn't there :0

. . . quite handy, in the meantime, for resting the weekend's unopened junk mail! Hope there are no unpaid bills in that pile, ooops :) (My extended family will be shaking their heads in horror/disbelief at that pic, LOL!)

Tomorrow, I'm hoping to visit a new Haberdashery shop in the town - possibly to buy some colourful yarn for my crochet? - Oh dear there is NO hope for me - definitely a lost cause, I'll tell you how I get on later in the week. Perhaps I'll manage to resist the urge to purchase?????!!

Till later folks :D

5 comments:

theothermousie said...

Got to admit you did grab me with that blog title!! Put cake fabric is good too!! I do love that fuchsia pink tweed it is gorgeous.

Hope you're well x

Sam Findlay said...

How cute is that fabric! I love it!

Tweed Delights said...

Thanks Sam - I'm dying to get stuck into it! :)

Claire said...

Actually, I didn't even notice the title, but the fabric does look yummy Alison.

Always like Fuschia pink and going round in circles is ok as long as you don't get dizzy..........I tend to move in ever increasing circles too.

As for what to do with the dismantled bunk bed, well I could suggest with Winter coming up ..........!! Maybe not, just call it an art installation instead, hehe.......

Look forward to seeing some cakey makes........

Have a great week,

Claire :}

Biba said...

I think I'd eat that fabric as well...:) And good luck with the bunk bed, I've been assembling furniture as well this summer... But yes, we're still at the same address, our moving has postponed a little bit because of my husband's accident. And we're having our roof done on the house, so there's no hurry...