Sunday Stash #148 – Tokyo Textiles Part 01
When I left for Tokyo, I made a point of only taking a small carry-on suitcase. Like, so small, Mr. Sparkles commented, “You should take a bigger suitcase, what if you want to buy some fabric?” Lady of the Great Lakes, I’ve got him trained well! But my atypical response, “No, no, no … I don’t really need anything so I’m going to be restrained. Maybe a fat quarter or two, but anything I buy will fit in this suitcase, even with the rest of my clothes and toiletries. I promise, I really don’t need anything.” I am such a liar.
Seriously, there’s just too much to show in one post. You’d think I’m some sort of slutty fabric fiend. Oh wait, you already think that! Pfft, a judgemental lot all of you! These are some of the first fabrics I picked up with Alyce when we went into our first stop at Yuzawaya Building 05. (Building 06 was a whole other story!) I didn’t even know what they were, Alyce had to educate me! That’s how out of the fabric buying loop I’ve been lately.
These are all from the recent Cotton & Steel collections, Lucky Strikes, Paper Bandana, Zephyr and Black & White. Would you believe that amongst all of these I only got one selvage?! I think someone must be cutting them off for their own projects — cheeky minxes! Anyway, I haven’t really jumped on their bandwagon, but I thought the ones above would some nice additions to my LV stash and still fit into my aesthetic.
I did sneak in that red Leicen fat quarter because we all know how hard it can be to find a fabulously toned red. It’s like that elusive red lip stick, it’s either too hooker or too 1987, or more than likely, both. So I had all of these in my hands within ten minutes, and suddenly my promise of “just a fat quarter or two” was already out the window. Maybe I do need a bigger suitcase? In the coming weeks, you’ll find out!
**EDIT** I totally forgot to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway. Daughter Charlotte randomly picked #56, which was GreenEggs, and her favourite flower: “I love roses, but for sheer alien awesomeness, the passionflower is hard to beat. Drooling over this bundle!” That flower is wackadoo and such a good selection! I’ll be in touch!