Sometime last year, I mentioned to my Tokyo BFF that there is a town near her called "Nipori Fabric Town". Now just digest that for a second. Fabric. Town. I happened to mention also that if she ever happened to find herself in said town, to please check it out for me, and maybe even buy me some fabric. And then never mentioned it again.
A few weeks ago, before mentioned BFF pinged me on FB to say that she was heading in to Fabric Town the next day, and was there anything in particular she should look for? Ummmmmmm. I did a quick Google search and gave her a few links to Japanese fabric designers, and also told her that I had just spent a considerable amount on a fabric order from the States, so was rather broke, "so just grab me a couple of small samples"......
Later that evening, she messaged me to ask whether I would have room for extra luggage on my upcoming trip to the Gold Coast (where we were meeting up)? Ummmm, no, I'd only booked cabin luggage? Fast forward a couple more hours to our Skype call - and cue me nearly passing out! This darling friend of mine had gone to town - literally! Print after print was shown to me in a virtual show and tell. The ooh's and ahh's were hilarious! Ms Suz - I LOVE YOU!!!!
So this my friends, is the Mother Load of stash additions! Enjoy!
|Fab little shop!|
|Beautiful fabric display!|
|Lucky for me, Virgin had changed their fares, and mine did in fact include 23kg of luggage!|
|All unpacked and looking yummy!|
|Some gorgeous Japanese prints, they are a different kind of texture, I'm not sure what!|
|Jolli Pomme - Love this!|
|More Jolli Pomme - how amazing are these cats and bunnies?|
|Gorgeous little animal prints.|
|Some of the most beautiful pinwale cord I've ever seen.|
|Little Red Riding Hood - Kokka style.|
|Kayo Horaguchi prints. These are to die for - I think they are a linen/cotton mix - described as "double gauze". Divine.|
|Very cute flanelette prints!|
|And she even thought of my London Bff who's just moved back to Melbourne!|
|More Kayo Horaguchi|
|Famous character in Japan - these are to make my god-baby some goodies!|
|Even more Horaguchi! Google the name!|
|And finally some cute little prints!|
Would you believe there was just over 9kg total? And just over 40 metres of fabric! Yay!
So - the moral of this blog post? If you're ever in Tokyo - go to Nipori Fabric Town!!! Now - what to do with all of this yumminess?
I'm linking up with Sunday Stash @ Finding Fifth! Happy Anniversary Fiona!