loot (or, stitches & craft)

I went to the Stitches & Craft Melbourne show yesterday. Fun! I went with my mum, and we bought things and chatted to crafty people and had a good time. I bought substantially more than she did... all of it is hand screenprinted on mostly organic fabric using solvent free inks which is great.
Gorgeous fabrics from my favourite fabric printers, Ink & Spindle. I got a lot (yay!!!). From left to right I got - Birch Forest (skim to the next photo if you don't wanna read a lot of fabric names), Ginkgo, Blue Wrens, more Birch Forest on linen, Houses & Bicycles (very exciting as they haven't printed any more of this), Ginkgo in snow, there are some more tucked underneath, but on top are three fat quarters, Bloem, Sumor and Seeds.

This is all for making into pretty clutches to be sold around Melbourne and in my Etsy & Madeit shops. I'm working on some bigger handbags at the moment which is very exciting.

Aunty Cookie stash - some really cute fabric and an original illustration! Love the illustration, so perfect, so true, hooray for sewing machines! I think Chris was a bit sad when I showed him. Ah wells. I think I'm going to make the eye chart and the green cookies fabric into cushions!
And finally, some beautiful beautiful fabric! The left one is a peacocks print from Kristen Doran who makes such lovely fabric - I've never bought any of her fabric before but this one is just so pretty, and I think I'm going to make it into a bag for myself! I also got a copy of Mixtape zine and had an exciting chat with Justine, the gorgeous lady who runs Mixtape! More on this exciting chat soon!
And finally (phew), had a lovely chat to Thea from Thea & Sami. She makes beautiful clothes and prints all her fabrics herself. I got a little snippet of her Marguerite fabric on hemp/cotton, and a couple of pieces of pretty vintage fabric.
And I know two posts ago I said I was working on an Autumn / Winter collection in reds, browns & blues, and that most of these fabrics are very not these colours... what can I say. I like pink!

6 comments:

vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

Looks as though you had an awesome day!! Can't wait to see what creations these go towards...

lyptis said...

Nice fabrics!

Im exited to go tomorrow!

mushroommeadows said...

Lovely fabrics!!!

helena said...

Wow gorgeous stash of fabric! I can't wait to see your new items! You're so talented penny...i can't sew for shit!

Bethgem said...

All those fabrics are so lovely, and the paper airplane? Adorable.

Cath said...

I am dying over that fabric!!!! I won't be able to get to Stitches and craft show until it comes to Syd in AUGUST!!! and then its a 6 hour drive south!!! aaaarrrrgggghhhhh- I am so inpatient!!!