Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Stash - It's been a long time between deliveries!

It would be fair to say, I have had incredible strength since returning from Tokyo in October.  Yes, I have made a few small fabric purchases here and there, but have not placed a large order since.  Did I want to?  Well, yeah!  But I basically couldn't justify it.  I have so much fabric, it's ALMOST ridiculous.  And I have such a small sewing room - it IS ridiculous! So I have made a rather conscious decision NOT to purchase fabric.

Until now.

You see, I can't even begin to explain just how much I have been waiting in excited anticipation for the second release of Cotton + Steel.  I had seen snippets of the ranges ever since Quilt Market, and I was being reallllly patient.  So about a week ago, when Hawthorne Threads sent their newsletter, and announced they had C+S in stock - I couldn't wait.  I wanted ALL the fabric.  But once again, showed great restraint and "only" got the following.......


I would apologise....but no.  I may have almost wet my pants when I opened the parcel up......


Mochie by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  Enough said really.....


Sigh.....  Bunnies.  Moons.


I also chose my favourite prints from the other designer's ranges - Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts.  Playful by Melody Miller - I mean, View finders!!!!  I loved the other ranges in the collection, but controlled myself....


But did manage to pop in a couple of yards of the most divine octopus lawn!  It is seriously beyond amazing....

Voila!! One very cute and simple dress for this little monkey! @cottonandsteel  @sarahwatts #tokyotrainride

My parcel arrived on Friday.  And by 6.30pm Saturday, I'd made this cute little frock for the six year old.  My overlocker isn't working at present, hence why I haven't been making clothes of late.  But not even that little issue could stop me.  I worked out the overlocker stitch on my Bernina and came to terms with the fact nobody would be looking on the inside of the dress, so who cares if it's not overlocked?!?!  Chloe was THRILLED with this little dress, and wore it to a birthday party today!  Oh, and I used a fabulous little tutorial for the dress, by Girl. Inspired. - which required NO PATTERN PIECES.  I repeat - no pattern pieces!  You can find it HERE.  Just to top it all off....... I made piping for the first time!  WINNING!

I've hit the selvedge jackpot!! Thanks #hawthornethreads for cutting my fq bundle!! Lol @cottonandsteel

And just to end this post on a high - my fat quarter bundle of Mochie was delightfully cut ALL on the selvedge side of yardage!!!!  WINNING AGAIN!!!  I call it selvedge porn......

So that's it - my first Sunday Stash for 2015!  I can actually alllllmost guarantee you that I will not be regularly posting on stash additions, because I would like to think I'm going to be able to continue with my self control, and not purchase left, right and centre.........

We'll see.....

Molli Sparkles


  1. The dress is so beautiful! She looks so pretty! The selvedges are brilliant :)

  2. Love, love, love those selvages! I am so jealous... and completely understand the excitement when you realize a FQ has selvage. Those new Cotton & Steel prints are even better than the first round (I only bought Basics to start with)... I've got to get some of that ViewFinder fabric. It's too good for words!

  3. So very fantastic, new fabric is awesome but actually cutting and sewing it so quickly is highly commendable! Any plan for the selvedges?

  4. Love the fabric, I am trying to use up some of what I have in tubs all over the place

  5. Great fabrics, yummy selvedges, adorable dress! I have some of those fabrics in my shopping cart at the moment. ;-)

  6. Honestly I wasn't a huge fan of the first release of cotton and steel...but man their second release is amazing I want it all...

  7. I love the octopus fabric! And what a cute dress you made for your daughter. She looks very pleased. :)

  8. I so need to stop reading sunday stash posts... Love your selections and reeeeally want some of those viewfinders too!

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