It's funny how often we all seem to shop by theme or colour, often without even realising it. Anyone that has been reading me for a while will know that yellows, reds and grays have been big for me lately. And I didn't think that that had changed. Until I had my pile of bolts building up in Purl and both Jim and Joelle commented on how I was quite obviously in a blue phase. Uh?
And I just couldn't seem to get away from that on that particular day. Although I gave it a good go.
This one is already an all time favourite. It's a soft, lightweight canvas with a beautiful faded quality.
I had to show you this one again in the red colourway, because it's just too gorgeous not to share. And I'm still trying to kid myself that I'm going to be using it to make aprons. Although maybe I could use it very sparingly, you know, just as a border or maybe a patch. No not patchwork, a patch, a single patch. It could work.
This one was actually bought the next day, because believe it or not the two fabrics above were the only reds I got that first day. Weird, no? I really would have said that I was going out to buy mainly reds.
But anyway, the next day my colour palette encompassed a little more than just blue and I focused on some pinks and oranges.
This will become a dress for my little party girl. She is only interested in wearing girly colours at the moment, so it might as well be something I like too!
This is also a Bella dress buy. And maybe a new quilt for her too.
This is one of the Liberty prints that I splashed out on. And whilst it may sound foolish or possibly even a downright lie to say that I was restrained in my fabric buying, it is, in reality the truth. Can you imagine how much money I could have spent on Liberty alone? But no, I limited myself and only bought a few (yes I have regrets). But how could I resist this print? It's so delicate and beautiful. And it had to come home with me.
I actually surprised myself by buying more orange than I usually would. And not just because I was out of control!
This one is a canvas weight Amy Butler print. It's aimed at home dec rather than quilting, but I'm thinking totes and maybe patchwork cushions. I like the change from the yellow and gray that I've been liking so much to orange and gray. Don't you?
This is obviously from Amy Butlers Lotus range, but I'm including it because A. I bought it and B. until I saw it up close I didn't realise how lovely it is. The orange hadn't really appealed in the past, but this one is gorgeous.
And finally (just for today - we haven't tackled green or neutrals yet) I'm not sure who this one is by but since I was obviousy gearing up for an orange fest I thought I might as well go for it!
I can't believe that it's already a week since we got on that plane to fly back home. It's gone so quickly and is even more bittersweet because Jim's mammoth 8 week 'holiday' comes to an end when he starts at his new job tomorrow!
I can't believe how fast 8 weeks can fly by and I can't believe how little we achieved. My front room, that was half painted way back in February, is still half painted. How could I not even manage that in two months !
And don't get me started on how little work I've managed to get finished, or even started for that matter!
One thing that I am still working on though, is getting my studio finished. I was close before our trip away, but of course, I now have a lot of new bit and pieces to fit it. (I know, poor me!).
It is suddenly all looking a little worse for wear though.
I'm determined to have it pretty much done by next week though. Because I'm hoping to have a special guest to hang out in it with.