Sunday Stash #17 – Magic Suitcase Part 02 – Fabric Deliciousness

So last week, here at Sunday Stash, I brought you a whole bunch of batiks courtesy of Grandma Sparkles’s Magic Suitcase. These were part of her scrap fabrics that she sent to me. I knew the topic of batiks would create a stir amongst readers, but I didn’t realise I’d be gettin’ bipolar readers all up in my face! Some of you hate them more than bad customer service from Hancock’s of Paducah, while others love them more than a clearance sale at Fabric.com. Ladies, I know. They are not for all of y’all, and some of them are not for me. So please, stop showing up on my doorstep with pitchforks and signs ablaze, “Batiks Burn in Hell!” I get it. For that special one who sent the cookie bouquet, um, hello, yum, you know I love a white chocolate macadamia nut anytime. Kudos!
Now that we’ve made it through the war, it’s time to show you my style! Over the past nine months, since I’ve started my sewing journey, I’ve been buying fabrics from around the ‘net and sending them to Grandma Sparkles for safe keeping. I often had never seen these in the flesh, and had purely relied on little, graphic swatches to influence my credit card habits. (You know I know that number better than my own phone number these days!) I knew, if they were bright, cheerful, and full of sass, I’d be down. So upon pulling them out of the Magic Suitcase, I nearly lost it. They were some of the most beautiful fabrics I’d ever seen. I’ll let you be the judge:

You see anything there you like? Nah, me either. Jokes! I tried to arrange the fabrics into bundles that would get my juices flowin’, and upon seein’ that orange and teal bundle, mmm, girl, I. am. inspired. Someone please stop me from starting another project. Stop, help, save me! I think I’m going to drown in all this fabric deliciousness!

Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth Gemma at Pretty Bobbins for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!  You should do the same.  

Jeeves, pour me another drink.

12 Responses

  1. Your Grandmother must just love receiving these for you. So she gets the fabric joy first but does she get on the phone to describe them to you? I had to laugh at your Hancocks comment. I have been burned. Twice! You would think I would have learned the first time!

  2. MsMidge says:

    They are all absolutely divine! You know I love that Notting Hill….and you know I still can't bring myself to decide what the bloody hell I should do with it all?!?!!? Love your fabric shopping work!

  3. Sooli says:

    I love the gumboots and scooters! Well and of course the orange, I'm so into orange right now. But I am resisting the urge to start a new project so keep strong with me! Kind of like AA, a pledge – no new projects! The only question is for how long!?

  4. vexa says:

    Oh, I haven't seen most of these fabrics so let's just say: pretty, pretty, pretty!

  5. Katy Cameron says:

    Your card shopped well! Some of those have made it into my stash too, and for the rest I may just have to steal yours as I'm on a buying ban right now

  6. audrey says:

    Yum…I love them all….

  7. I love these! Also, isn't internet fabric shopping the best? I do just love curling up to my computer and anti-socially spending money.

  8. How did you ever keep track of what you had already purchased? If it were me, I would have forgotten what I bought and what I just browsed and ended up with so many duplicates.

  9. Ohhh, jealous of THAT shipping arrangement!!!

  10. When I first saw this post Molli I was using my iphone and I read that these fabrics were from Grandma Sparkles suitcase (couldn't read much more on that little old screen)! When I'm looking at the photos I am thinking "Oh my, Grandma Sparkles has SOME sense of taste here…and HOW could she give all these fabulous fabrics to Molli…and how is this fabric so, well, up to date and new?" Wow and wow again, I thought, amazing. It's not until I got home from my little holiday that I see the whole blog post. 🙂 Of course I know Grandma Sparkles would give you the shirt off her back. However, WE know that it's almost impossible to give away some fabrics, and most of those kind of fabrics are in your post! Of course you bought them! So now we all need a close relative in Americky to send our stash to, and then we can make a trip to pick them all up. Sounds like a great idea. How big is Grandma Sparkles mailbox again? xx

  11. Great stash additions Molli! Very jealous (although I must admit I have a couple of these too) 🙂 thanks so much for linking up!

  12. Auntie Pami says:

    I Love batiks, you just have to know what to do, but the colors can be intense or just nasty. One of these days, ill visit and be happy to bring you a sea bag full.

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