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10 april 2011

heaps of yummie fabric!

first off, welcome to all my Swap-bot followers and readers. I noticed a lot of traffic from swap-bot lately, so I decided to start writing in English. just to accommodate you. I'm a very nice lady, you know;-) .
So, I've been rather busy lately. Lotje still does not want to sleep at night, so focussing on knits and stretchy fabrics was not really my cup of tea lately. But I was in a lot of fun swaps, that did not involve large amounts of fabric and good thinking. 

For the Elven Brooch swap, we were supposed to make the Elven Brooch from the LOTR-movie. I made mine out of Fimo, and used wire as a second material. It was a bit tricky, but the outcome was nice. At least, that's what I think. 

In the OTT-group you're meant to make your partner One Tiny Thing. Just one thing (10 cm x 10 cm max), no extra's. I love that idea. I signed myself up for some tags and swaps over there and am having a lot of fun coming up with ideas. For the Tim Burton Movie swap I decided to go with Jack Skellington. He's just so lovely for a creepy guy. A while ago, my sis gave me her old set of carving tools, from back in the days. I finally came around to using it. I hand-carved Jack out of a eraser. and I got the flavor of things, because I couldn't stop myself and made a woodland-bambi-cutey for an OTT-tag and some cupcakes for a giveaway on Swapperdeswap (the Belgium swappersforum).

But we were talking Yummie fabrics in the title of this blogpost, now, weren't we? Well, today was the day we all look forward to for half a year. In the Expo in Antwerp, one hall gets transformed to a really really big fabric store. you'd better go there on a budget, with a list, and even then, you come out with way more fabrics than you originally planned. But it's sooooooooooo much fun, and the ideas keep coming. Thankfully, now and then, you bump into someone sane, that can tell you NOT to buy that certain fabric, and definitely not for a coat (merci hé Gertje). But most of the time, it's grab, grab what you can until the wallet is empty and the smile is as wide as your ehm.... bags. yeah.
Look!!!! it's like heaven. knits for me, stripes for the kids PJ's, flowers for girly skirts and dresses and some felt, buttons and zippers for various crafting-projects on the way.
The faces, o god, those faces. If I were a bit richer, I'd bought like 4 meters of that fabric, and then I had to be a bit bolder, to make a gorgeous trench coat out of it. But for now, I'm settling with a purse.
let's see how much of this will still be in my closets by the next Stoffenspektakel. I hope a lot, but than as a couple of skirts, and 2 tunics.  So off I go, time to draw some patterns.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank you for writing in English, saves me the universal translator! You are so talented!

  2. Hé.. ik mis 't nederlands wel hoor.. we blijven tenslotte BELGEN!! die best wel fier mogen zijn dat we al die verschillende talen kennen.. En als anderstaligen 't echt willen verstaan, moeten ze maar google translate gebruiken vind ik...
    Ik ben benieuwd hoe snel jij alles gaat verwerken.. Hier liggen de eerste 2 stofjes al te drogen... Ben alleen vergeten een foto te nemen...
    Maar eerst nog de 5 andere setjes maken die ik gepland had (die had ik woensdag klaargelegd om op zot van antwerken over te gaan tekenen)

  3. Oeioei ... in 't Engels. kIk versta dat misschien wel als ik me er op concentreer, maar heb nu alleen prentjes gekeken ... schattige stempels! Zeker die toertjes en bambike ... En uw buit van het Spektakel kan tellen ... Ben maar niet geweest, krijg de stofjeskast nu al bijna niet meer dicht .. Volgende keer hoop ik mijn naaikamertje klaar te hebben, en dan heb ik veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel meer plaats ....

  4. Heel schoon rokske! Mijn eerste stofke was ook verwerkt in een rokje voor Liene. Maar ik had wat ons Liene wat te groot ingeschat en het rokje zakt af, dus heb ik de rits er al uitgehaald en ga ik het straks verkleinen.
    Heb trouwens een overlock te leen gekregen, wat een super machine! Dat is echt zoiets als Het Licht zien!
    PS: ik bel nog voor maandag!

  5. Graag gedaan hoor ;-)
    Ik hoop alleen dat je nooit spijt krijgt dat je die stof niet gekocht hebt.
    En anders kan je nog altijd op 2/6 naar het Stoffenspektakel in Mechelen.