23 February, 2009

Ribbons and bibbins

I made a run to the post office today

I think the lady behind the counter thought I was nuts with all these soft, squashy envelopes going hither and yon. The white ones are for the Sew Mama Sew fat quarter swap (I did two) and the fabrics are my stash give-aways. Such lovely things to put into envelopes! I popped down to the stationers afterwards because I wanted to get Hazel a Dora the Explorer magazine and they had the Burda magazine so I got that for me, AND they say they get it every month so I'll have to remember to check back.

On Saturday I went to Spotlight to get some fabric to make a little something for baby Amy (small cheater shot here because I can't resist but want to retain some mystery for Jess)

and I found this, pure linen ribbon to die for.

I know, Spotlight? No way! But true, and to reward them for having such exquisite taste I bought 5 metres of it because I knew I'd use it, and love it, and wanted to encourage them to get more.

I also purchased, via the wonder that is the internet, three Oliver + S patterns on sale at Kelani Fabric Obsession. Not only were they on sale, but I had the Australian GST refunded making them a totally reasonable $16-odd Aussie dollars.

And a Kirsten Doran sling bag pattern (but sadly not the fabric!)


  1. oooh I am very excited!

    Love those patterns that you bought. I am very tempted too. And that bag! Gorgeous fabric!

    What a good trip out!

  2. I hope you like it when it gets there :)

    Kirsten Doran does THE most gorgeous fabrics, I wish I could afford to buy them all! The bag pattern will have to suffice until I save up my pennies again - that bird print is my favourite at the moment.

  3. Oh I'm so jealous of that ribbon - and SPOTLIGHT?! Are you sure someone didn't just leave it there while they were buying polyfil or something?



  4. True, Spotlight! Tucked way down at the bottom of the ribbons section at floor level. Sometimes they surprise me. Not very often, but sometimes. I figured if I bought 5 metres maybe someone in head office will look at sales from this store and think "hmmm...linen ribbon is selling well, let's get in some more"

  5. I'm very excited about it!!!!
    BTW Danielle drags her pink blanket all over the house with her. Once we moved her to Nicoles room she had to have her crib blankets with her she never had any desire to cart them around before but now she's like Linus she sits on the couch all snuggled up in them. Can't say it's staying in the most pristene shape but at least it is being loved.

  6. I'm really glad that the blanket is getting use even when there's not a crib for it :) So what exactly does happen to a blanket like that when it's loved? Seriously, I'd be curious to know what stands up and what doesn't! Don't forget to give me a measurement for the new cot quilt.

  7. Hey Jacqui! I got your package from the SMS fat quarter swap (thie is Regan from Orange, CA - USA). Thanks for the fabric!!



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