Friday 4 March 2011

Spring is in the air.
Isn't it?
Have you noticed the days getting longer?

I just love it when it starts to stay light in the evenings for longer. We've had our fill of cosying up in the dark winter nights and yes, there is definitely something magical about that, but compared to the feeling of awakening in the spring, winter just doesn't cut it.

And with the departure of winter, it's farewell to the woollens and out with the fresh spring fabrics. The springlike days make me look at fabrics differently and consequently this week's purchases from M is for Make look like this.

I actually think I have found a new contender for my All Time Top 10 Favourite Fabrics EVER with this latest delivery. This top fabric is Kaffe Fassett's design for Liberty Art fabric and is just divine. The colours are so crisp and clear, with the cold blue on stark white, being a winner through spring and way into summer. I'm thinking, as well as using for summertime accessories, I am hoping Ruby feels as passionate about it as I do and will allow me to make a skirt or summer dress, or hopefully both - particularly as I've just ordered this book from Kate too.

More springlike fabrics in the delivery were these gorgeous latest prints from Cloud 9. Again, striking fresh blues with crisp white. I love this latest collection. Michelle is such a talented designer and her prints just do it for me every time. I can not wait for her Cut Out & Keep Collection that she has done with Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx, to come out. Not long now as it's due out in April.

To tie all these together I am in need of some fresh plain cottons. Backstitch are stocking the new range of incredibly affordable Klona cottons. Not being sure of the colours I needed I opted for the fantastically valued Swatch Card, which is going to be invaluable for matching up to fabrics.

So, I'm all set for spring now...are you?


Kate at M is for make said...

Glad you like it! Cut Out and Keep looks amazing, I can't wait to get it. My sew along top should be good for spring, but otherwise I am lacking sunlight and time outdoors, so definitely ready for spring!!

Judi said...

Love the cloud 9 fabric, Lots of ideas popping into my head about things to make with it.

Chloe said...

ooo your new fabric looks gorgeous! =) i love how fabrics cheer up in spring (^_^) My new Moda fabric came in the post today! lots of lovely vintage esque florals,polka dots & paisleys - yum!

I've been hearing tons about Cut out & Keep lately - i'll have to get it, i'll need something to keep my occupied on the drive down south in May =)

thankyou for sharing!

Chloe x

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous delivery Karen! As ever, I'm envious of the fabric you have at your finger tips. Enjoy making :) Kx

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Alice said...

Thanks for the lovely link! I also can't wait for cut out and keep... VERY yummy designs!