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!

8 Responses

  1. I'm with on not being completely on the C+S bandwagon, but they do have some great basics and some of the B+W collection seems really versatile, too. I am definitely curious how much fabric you ended up with and if you are a master packer. 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    Roll those fabrics. They take up less space in the suitcase that way 🙂

  3. Jayne says:

    It seems to me that a trip would be wasted if there wasn't some frivolous spending along the way! If making space was an issue, I would have no trouble loosing the deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste to make room! Can't wait to see the rest…

  4. Ah lovely additions. The bowling scoresheet is great! And you're not a liar, you just underestimated the temptation that would come over you while being on vacation (vacation from your stash). I have a similar problem 😉 I can't wait to see all the other posts from your trip!

  5. The O's says:

    If you've been out of the fabric buying loop what hope is there for me? I am a fabricaholic and it has been 9 months, 19 days and 55 minutes since my last fabric purchase (that wasn't specifically fr a project like school productions, a purchase that I haven't paid for out of my own pocket just to take home and stroke). I think a jaunt to Japan might be in order when I want to break this drought!

  6. Jessica says:

    Your comment about red fabrics is so on point! I would have bought it, too!

  7. I have that match fabric in Orange . I go love the white version

  8. Now I'm going to forever be examining my red stash, wondering it it's suited to a 1987 hooker.
    Nice fab choices!

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