Who can resist a sale of fabrics and notions? Not I! Not I…even in a pouring down rainstorm. You all who are sewers or makers know exactly what I’m talking about. A sale of fabric and notions doesn’t come around often?
I met this woman at a nearby garage sale this summer. She was helping out at her friend’s garage sale and had some of her ribbons, buttons, and quilt kits there. I bought lots of her buttons and ribbon by the way. Tiny mother-of-pearl buttons and silk ribbon spools for 20 cents each! Come on… are you kidding me?
I asked her about small scale fabric and she told me how she had bought out her friend’s quilt shop in Texas and had tons of fabric to
get rid of sell over at her house, but it probably wouldn’t be until September, so of course I gave her my email.
I haven’t made any dresses for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes yet and I really want to. I needed some one yard cuts for these, so that was my main reason to venture out in the rain this morning. 😮 and 😉 (As if I needed a reason.)
It was so much fun. It was like a fabric store in her basement. And she had a beautiful basement (with a kitchen) at that–a most gorgeous house from what I saw! She had a cutting table set up where she had a helper cutting fabric. At another station her sister (I think) was in charge of adding up purchases and collecting cash. All the while she kept bringing out more fabric!!!
Her quilting room was painted the most wonderful shade of lilac. She said the color was called muddy lilac or something like that. It was a very rich color of lilac and very calming, I felt. It didn’t look muddy at all, simply perfect.
Here’s what I found for the girls’ dresses.
The first two fabrics (below) are my favorites for my doll ensembles.
I found these buttons–$1 for all! The carrots for Easter bunnies and baskets, the apples for fall outfits, and the candy canes to use now.
Below are the rest of the fabrics for doll clothes. Some are only fat quarters, so I’ll need to sew side seams on the skirt, but it’ll work fine.
I love yellow and the tiny bits of lavender and grey are really pretty with these shades of yellow.
This fabric is a very pretty light powder blue. I hope the scale isn’t too large. Maybe it’ll at least work for my Kaye Wiggs’ dolls.
Lily-of-the-valley! My favorite flower! Maybe this will become a pincushion. The print is a little large, but I love it!
I just realized that these look like daffodils, don’t they? They are very tiny.
Very soft and delicate. Isn’t it sweet?
I wish you could have come with me! ❤