Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Well...could you resist?

Which of us can ignore that little four letter word....SALE!
Our local fabric shop had a three day one last week...it doesn't happen too often...and there was 50% off fabric!
I was planning to do a Christmas project and so I hot footed it up there as I knew they had some Fruitcake fabric by Basic Grey that would be perfect for it. The pattern is by Kate Conklin..."Pine for You"...and it is super cute...you can buy it directly off Kate's blog as a PDF...so convenient & no waiting!
As happens with sales, you grab a bit of something else that has been catching your eye as well.
This yellow sock monkey fabric has been calling my name for some time...I have had the pink (from another sale) for a while...and at the recent Sydney Quilt Show I bought this Sock Monkey kit...really cute but I am a bit nervous to chop into my socks!Also picked up these remnants very cheaply. And to make it even better I was able to use a voucher towards it & it was all VERY cheap indeed! YAY!
A glorious sunny day here today after a few days of rain...hope to get some stitching done later!
Cardygirl xx

11 comments:

Janice said...

Of course you can't resist. But it is OK as you already had a plan for the fabric.

I had to chuckle at the word verification that has come up....."mizer"...

Christine said...

wow great purchases, at my local shop they had the quilt top the other day made from the pattern and it look fantastic.
Looove the monkey fabric, you be fine with the sock monkeys just make a start.

cheers
Christine

paulette said...

Wow!! Score, score and score!! Love the Fruitcake fabric and I've had my eye on that monkey fabric...just waiting for a sale!!
Take care!
Paulette

SandyN said...

Wow - Great purchases... I wish I live near you....

Sandy N

Rebecca Johnson said...

Lucky YOU!!!! Theyre just beautiful.... which shop is your local quilt shop with the sale?? I wish i could have come!!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Lovely fabric purchases!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Maree: said...

Who doesn't love a Sale & you did very well must say...Cute Pattern.
cheers

beth said...

sale is my favorite word! Love your purchases!!

wishes, true and kind said...

There's nothing like a good sale -- especially when they have just what you want/need.

Chocolate Cat said...

I wouldn't of been able to resist a sale like that either!! Love the look of that sock monkey kit. I have made a quilt in sock monkey fabric for my goddaughter in the past, so cute!

Carole said...

Fabric sales are so wonderful! I love Basic Grey's holiday line! So different from everyone else! Enjoy!