Monday, 20 April 2009

Happy Monday

spoils from fabric fair
I enjoyed the fabric fair on Saturday - the whole stash up there set me back about $20. Looking at the picture, my inner magpie was obviously drawn to stripes, spots, ric-rac and blue and green that day. Most of the cotton pieces are over 1 metre and a couple of them are over 2 metres. I really like the white and red floral - a skirt for next summer perhaps?

Despite my big crafting plans for the school holidays, I've not managed to achieve much in the first week. I caught a nasty head cold last week (just after I'd gotten over the last one), and I didn't feel like doing a whole lot of anything for a few days. I've also been working on a couple of wholesale orders of bibs and tshirts for some shops in the South Island (exciting - somehow selling in shops seems much more glamorous than selling online!), so my personal crafting has been put on hold.

I have managed to fulfill one of my aims for the holidays though - running every day. I'm planning to run a 10km event in June and am way out of practice. The holidays seemed like a good time to kickstart my training. I really questioned my sanity this morning though, when I was out running in the rain, in a strong southerly...

8 comments:

debd said...

ohhh the gingham with the blue flowers from me !! stink I did not recognise you as I have been reading your blog from the start. It was such a fab atmosphere.

Little Miss Flossy said...

You have some really pretty fabrics there! It's almost par-for-the-course that teachers get sick in the first week of the school holidays. I know we push ourselves to the limit, just hanging out for the break and then, whammo. Hope you feel better now and have a great second week.

Mary Nanna said...

Great haul!

I've got some fabric like your red floral in brown - it dates from the 60's - so a real retro piece there.

Have fabric envy.

Trina said...

I think that floral fabric will make a lovely skirt :) Its a shame summer is a long long way away, I know what you mean about the awful weather this morning - I applaud you for keeping up with the running in it though!! :)

Nikki said...

Stripes and spots! My faaavourite.

Ange said...

good work on the running!! I'm trying running again, too. Well done getting out there this morning!!

Sofia's Mama said...

Nice haul! I particularly love the fabric with the red flowers.

FabricAbrac said...

Oh, and the blue spotty fabric with flowers on is mine! Delighted you got some good bargains - the event was my baby... but it was so hard not to come away with tons of fabric - I resisted - but knew I'd regret it afterwards! Got $10 worth of fabric - some great pieces from the lady outside that seemed to have just emptied her fabric bins onto the ground?! Will let you know when I'm doing it again.