Thursday, January 29, 2009
A Vintagey kind of week
Apart from wrecking my house in order to decorate (why does that happen? My whole house has exploded!) I have been buying more fabrics. On Monday I went to a dealer's sale at Lizzie's house in Somerset. It is always a joy to go to Lizzies. I love her house and there are always new and wonderful treasures to look at. I bought some lovely fabrics and trim from her and she finally agreed to sell me a fabric box I have had my eye on for ages. I met up with Sue there and bought some fabrics from her that she had emailed me about.
On the way home I popped into Wellington, a town that has some good charity shops. These proved to be a waste of time on this occasion but I found a new shop that had opened selling vintage clothing and textiles. I bought a great vintage hatbox and yet more fabrics. The lady was lovely and had just started out on her venture so if you are in the area do pop in and see her. Her shop is called 7B Vintage at 7b High Street.
Inspired by Lizzie's organisation I decided that I really needed to sort out my fabric room. I currently have bags and bags of fabrics piled high in my room. These bags are the huge laundry bags, pretty polka dot and strawberry ones and I cannot for the life of me remember what is in each one. I know I have certain fabric but couldn't tell you where to find them! This is no way to run my stock so despite my hatred of all things plastic I have bitten the bullet and bought 10 huge plastic boxes on wheels to store my fabrics. Each one will be in decade order and will be labelled clearly. The only problem is, I have filled 6 of them and have not even made a dent in my bag pile! I really don't think I need to buy any fabrics for a while do you?
By the way, just to clear up any ideas that some of you might have had that I got my drawers (see previous post) because Paul gave in to me. He was in no way involved either with the decision to have them or with paying for them. They were a business expense paid for by me, from the proceeds of my own hard work and he still rolls his eyes when he passes them! However, I adore them and my old ones have now gone on to their new home and will be making an appearance at a venue near you very soon. Pin It