BEWARE: Larger than usual pictures ahead. So that YOU can have a better look at them fabrics!
Although I have all but given up on my stash reporting (hey, I need to save something for my crafty new year resolution, eh?), here’s a peak at the newest members of my fabric family.
Dark side of Colours
With new school year projects in mind
Of course, its not always BUY BUY BUY, I have been busy stitching too. I spent a back-breaking weekend cutting up some really really cute fabrics and took my time to sew and press the lovelies.
New wallets in store
New crayon wallets available in store now. I am listing a couple of new wallets everyday (I can’t spend ALL my time on my crafty habits. A girl gotta work too, yah?). For local buyers, they are SGD$18 (incl. of 8 crayons + 100-page notepad) and delivery is free to a local address! Contact me yvette[at]midnightcrafts.net if you need more info.
Back from a leave of absence from blogging (and also reading crafty blogs :<)
I have good reasons for this lack of interaction, actually.
1) I lost my camera battery charger. No juice, no photos, no show & tell blog posts.
2) Family – my parents (aka day care givers) have been traveling and I had to look after Benji and work from home at the same time.
3) Work – see [Family]
4) TaFtc – That’s Textile and Fashion industry Training Centre to you. I attended a 3-week full time course. It was INTENSE. More about that in a later post.
5) Organising – Been spending some time rearranging my fabric stash, packing, putting away, giving away, etc… Not close to 1/2 way done.
Fabics in deep drawers
More fabrics in deep drawers
Fabric explosion in cupboards
Fabrics in bags, tubs... EVERYWHERE!
Besides taming the stash situation, there are about 24 other items on my list that are marked ‘URGENT’. But I have dedicated November as my ‘Sewing Month’. Machines are cleaned & oiled, thread and needles are stocked, things are more or less put away. It is time to sew and create!
5 weeks’ worth of Fabric Stash Summary. This post is FULL of fabric goodness. If you are on a fabric diet, look away now 😉
I ordered more fabrics from my favorite local fabricsellers again in May. Unfortunately, when they came through the door, I hardly had time to go through them. Today, I took some time to get them out of the bags to breathe some fresh air and of course, to take the pictures.
All Stars by Riley Blake
Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn
Poppy by Lara Gunn
Dots by Paula Prass
Daisy Chain by Amy Butler
Michael Miller & Robert Kaufman
Cherish was kind enough to help include a special order for RK’s essex linen which I’m in love with. They are little trickier to handle, compared to 100% cotton, but easier (and cheaper!) than 100% linen. They are almost impossible to find locally and I would buy in bulk from the U.S. when we do a shopping spree online :p
Fat Quarter Bundle - 3 little bears
Fat Quarter Bundle - Mingle
Collect 'em all!
Cherish also helped me to source this colour chart as I’m deciding on stocking up on my Solids. Gosh… I absolutely adore EVERY colour! 😀
Besides the usual work and family matters, we took off for a short get-away at Cameron Highlands and KL in Malaysia for about a week. It was a great road trip with friends and it felt like an extended playdate for our kids!
Hopefully I can get back into the sewing swing of things this week.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a few quick finishes. I remember being really happy, working on these projects. Because I got bust some Japanese fabrics that I was in danger of hoarding and also trying my 1st bias binding, and my virgin attempt at crafting with the baby strap hardware.
Cot-sized quilt made with ultra-cute Anpan man pre-quilted fabric, hand sewn bias binding
Stroller-sized blankie made with 100% cotton and backed with flannel.
I remember spending quite a bit of $ on ugly binky straps and general straps to tether items near Benji when he was little. So, I whipped up a couple of straps for Baby L that not only function as binky straps, but also as the tether strap for the stroller blankie.
Kawaii fabric tapes (for stroller blankie and binky straps) from Moopie Fabrics.
Moopie Fabrics, a local fabric supplier, contacted me earlier in April, offering me a delicious spread of Michael Miller and Japanese fabrics. Cherish, the owner, has been really helpful and patient with my order. How can I say ‘no’ cute Kokka fabrics?
So, IN this week: Various Michael Miller and Kokka fabrics.
There is hope yet! I have OUT fabrics as well: 2 more yards for more my Hope Valley hour glass quilt