Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Oozing japanese fabric

Literally! Nope, this is not an exaggeration. I spent most of the morning at Corrie's place admiring the fabric piles.....lots and lots of fabric piles......spoils of the recent Japan trip. And as if I don't have enough fabric already, these just had to come home with me.


These would have to be my favourite prints! And I'm thinking a summer skirt for the bub in the black russian doll fabric.


But wait, there's more!


Yes, I also had to get that elusive Lotta Jansdotter book. What's more, there's english translation alongside the japanese.


Here's a sneak peek of a potato stamping project.


And for you aussie peeps, you can share in the fabric and craft book goodness, too, because Corrie's just opened the Retromummy shop. Small hiccup! Paypal is taking its sweet time verifying her as a merchant, but don't let that stop you. Just select cheque/money order when purchasing and leave a message for her to advise you her paypal user details. There's still a heap of cute fabric left. For Sydneysiders, there will be fat quarters of japanese fabrics for sale at Kirribilli market this Saturday.

Now I just need to plug away some more at the binding sewing. Cheerio!

12 comments:

Katherine said...

I'm in love with those fabrics! Yummy! Looking forward to seeing what you make...

Belinda said...

It all looks great Jade, can't wait to see it made up into smocks. Gosh, I love that Lotta book, I think it's my favourite japanese craft book by far. So much inspiration!! I really want to try the potato printing, also love the large tote and scarf with the little pocket!

Get back to that binding! See you Friday, lovely!

leslie said...

i saw most of that fabric this morning at the shop. lucky you! and the lotta book. i've been admiring mine for awhile now. anxious for summer holidays to start. enjoy!!

Kate said...

Ok I caved and ordered that book!

Corrie said...

ohhhhhh everything looks so beautiful, you should have come over here and done the photographing for me...but next time its a scanner for me! thanks for coming over and I can't wait to see what you made so I can start to make a little gallery on my store...mind you I'll need Claudine's help...AGAIN!!!!!!!!! see you friday

Sarah Jayne said...

Wow - love the fabrics - thanks for sharing them with us all.

Chookyblue said...

Is there anything left since you and Belinda went for a visit.........more sewing to do for you.........

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- I love all the fabrics you selected. Can't wait to see the bub all "dolled" up!

Di said...

Wow - that's a great stash!! I love the black Russian doll fabric and the cats!! The book looks good- it's funny- I hadn't seen it before but now twice in the same day on blogs! Have fun with the fabric!!

Jhoanna said...

soooooooo jealous ;-)

It all looks so wonderful.

ingrid said...

Isn't Corries new the store the best! I went rather crazy myself and have started a wish list for round two. I love the pram quilts, especially the second one.
Good luck tomorrow, I hope the sun shines and the people spend!

tiel said...

that looks fantastic, i'll have a look now. love how your work is turning out.