A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winning - A Double Edge Sword!

Metallic non stretch - 20 metre roll

Quilted metallic - 10 metres

Green quilted metallic also in pink

Powder Blue brocade

Silk Chiffon - 2-3metre rolls

Black Silk Charmese/brocade

Coffee lace - 5 metres

Array of laces and silks

Various polyester chiffons and viscose

Interfacing in various weights - fusible and sew in.

Polyester blouse weights.

Polyester Suiting - linen like and knit - Think '70's crimpelene suits!

Polyester crepes - some rolls up to 30 metres.

Silk Shantung - 14 metres

Cotton Twill

Designer Tapa like cotton.

Bright Cotton twill

More lace

Black linen

Brushed cotton 


Jackie O - powder blue silk boucle

Polyester satin embroidered with sequins and feathers - three different patterns and colourways, blue, black, cerise.

Recently I won an auction of a fabric from Trademe, which is the source of my double edged sword.  I was captured by the thought of the array of silks, linens and other cottons that were listed, even though I am trying to reduce the stash.

Flash forward to collection of the bounty and it was a careful packing of the stationwagon with bolts and bolts of fabric.  No time to examine closely as we shoved, pushed and jammed more and more into the car.  Two hours later I was home and unpacking, with the lounge knee deep in rolls and rolls of fabric.  It is now carefully packed away in the shed waiting for DD and SIL to look over and choose what they want.  I have already made up some of the silk chiffon for a wrap to wear at a wedding in the weekend.  I have selected some fabric but it was more polyester than I expected (which I can not wear) and will be reposted back onto Trademe in the coming months.

As well in the new year I will take a page from Ruth's wonderful blog and have some competitions to win some of this wonderful bounty!


  1. This must be like winning lotto, and giving up teaching all rolled into one! Your mind must be in overdrive with ideas for what to use this fabric on - shirts, skirts, dresses...I am 100% jealous!!! Can't wait to see what you sew up...

  2. I am drooling! Im embarassed to say that someone would probably caught me rolling around cooing in that sea of textile nirvana!

    1. LOL I was caught by my children playing drape over the model to check out some of the sparkle!!!!

  3. It is a staggering amount of fabric - a lifetime's worth?

    1. Ruth I will be getting rid of most of it as it is 70's polyester, very beautiful and apparently high end (most from New York - the labels are art on their own!) but I can not wear much otherwise I become a powerplant and you could plug me into the national grid ;-).

  4. Wow, you got some lovely fabrics in this lot. Was a fabric store going out of business?

  5. List 'em up on etsy!