more illegal fabric smuggling

floss-covered beadsThis should bring some interesting google searches my way. But really, I’m not allowed to buy fabric. And really, I’m having problems with my self-made rule. So every time I buy fabric, I have to smuggle it past the roadblock in my brain, and let myself bring even more future projects into the house.

But G-Street, my favorite fabric store, was having a sale. And I want to try some more silkscreening, since I did it at school and I really enjoyed it. So I had to get some silk. (tip: i’m using some polyester chiffon – it’s about 1/4 the price of real silk, and it should work fine! i’ll let you know!) But of course, their clearance table…. and it’s so pretty and appealing, and everything’s $2.97…

So now to add to the pile of fabric-that-will-become-projects, I’ve got a turquoise stretch denim with which I hope to make a jumper, a bright pink print with birds for a summer tank top, new light blue velour for whales, black and pink flowered cotton for pouches, and, oh yeah, that chiffon I’m using for the silkscreening. It’s just so easy to think up lots of great projects when you’re in the store; it’s only when I get home that I realized I’ve added another week of nonstop sewing to my agenda. I really don’t have any more room for fabric.

And here’s a picture of my latest experiment: floss-covered beads. I got a few necklaces in Spain that utilized this technique, and bought them primarily for their cuteness but also for the inspiration. They’re not difficult to make, just a bit time-consuming. I’ll probably write a tutorial for them eventually, but they’re pretty self-explanatory.

So now I’m off to continue washing my new fabric and then playing with it… or maybe I’ll make a new screen today! ooh.. get excited! Whale t-shirts, anyone?

2 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Whale t-shirts would be awesome!

  2. Melissa says:

    I absolutly love your website. I’ve never seen anything that made me smile like this. I’m from Ohio and Thank you for all your insight. My batterie is dying but I will look into your site in the future. Thank you, Melissa

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