Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feeling inspired...

Today I took a little trip (by myself, a rare treat) to a fabric shop near my mums. One of those shops I'd heard lots about but never visited. Bricks and mortar fabric stores tend to be a bit disappointing in Ireland (with a couple of exceptions) in my experience - the fabric selection is not always to my taste and they tend to be very expensive. But I was pleasantly surprised in The Crafty Fox (in Drogheda) - beautiful fabrics, good selection of quilting rulers, lovely ribbons and other bits and all laid out so prettily. I could have browsed for a long time.

In the end I was restrained. I picked some lovely Tilda reds, a LV Aneela Hoey grey, and a lovely Northcott black and grey that will be perfect for binding.
Then on the way back to mums, I stopped off in the local convenience store looking for a comic for the small girl and to my utter surprise found this on the shelf:

I've been unable to get this in the big "national" newsagent chain so to turn up in a little village shop was unexpected to say the least.

I had a leaf through it and saw some lovely projects. I'm not a big fan of craft magazines in general but was glad I picked this up - lots of inspiration here that ties into my new thing for garment making. I see trying my hand at some dress making in my near future. Where would you recommend for easy patterns for myself?

9 comments:

Michele T said...

I like your taste in fabric!! Can't wait to see what you make!!

Flying Blind... said...

Successful trip!!!

Flying Blind... said...

Successful trip!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great fabrics! Aneela does brilliant basics with her lines, that's a lovely one! I'm tempted to get that mag for the liberty extra, is it any good?

Mandie Murk said...

Love the fabric! As for patterns, I love SewChicPatterns.com The Starter skirt is really fun and easy, as the name implies. I also love the Tia dress. Her other patterns are a bit more advanced, but she has great instructions.

margaret said...

lovely fabrics, good to read about the magazine, so far I have not spotted it on the shelves, might have a trip to hobbycraft today and check it out

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a great shopping trip all round!

Squirrels do Sew said...

Tilda fabric is really nice, I have these two and they are great.

Dona said...

Beautiful pinks and blues. Can't wait to see what is next.