Friday, February 28, 2014

February Stashbusting

I did have high hopes this month, cutting out 2 skirts and also making a new top, however the skirts haven't progressed very far at all and the top, well all I have left to do is put in the sleeves and all I can say is that we are not talking to each other at the moment.

Thankfully my Marfy top was finished in February so I did manage to get one garment completed.

My other news is that a few weeks ago I received an email from Becki wanting to know my address as she had some fabrics that were orphans and they needed a new home and look what the postman delivered.

and inside packed in a Mood Designer Fabric bag was 5 pieces of gorgeous fabric:

Top to bottom:

  • Liberty of London Tana Lawn
  • Brown Wool that has a pattern woven into it
  • Silk charmeuse animal print
  • Silk cotton
  • Aubergine Wool Gaberdine

as well as two of the cutest Marfy labels

This is a very generous gift and has saved me from trying to find the Aubergine wool that was on my wish list!

Now February's Curating Challenge was to find 10 of your most favourite pieces of fabric and here they are:

February 2014 Curating Challenge
Why do I love them so much!
Most of them are wonderful memories of friendship and travel, as well as being in my colour palette and fitting in with my lifestyle.  Some are fabrics I wanted to challenge myself with e.g. 3ply gortex for a jacket and there is cashmere and camel wool for coats and jacket and the bottom row is for tops and a cardigan and a denim jacket, they were all purchased with a plan and so far that plan has not changed.

Doing this has now made me realise that I need some bottom weight green in my stash, I have the rust and browns to go with the multi coloured sweater knit and fine cord on the end, but some lovely moss or deep olive could be very handy!

2014 Stash Out: 3.2 m
2014 Stash In: 31.75 m


BeaJay said...

What an exciting gift to get. And so your colours. Lovely

becki-c said...

I'm so glad that they found a loving home. I wanted to use them and like each of them in their own way, but they just didn't fit. I hope you find a good place where they can live in harmony.
You make a good point, stashing is like other collecting each piece's value is magnified by a story and a memory. They are often more than just potential clothes, they are souvenirs of times and places.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous fabrics, lucky you! I only managed to make my Marfy top in Feb too.

EmSewCrazy said...

Lovely fabrics. I love how you have a definite color palette to work from. I didn't get much done this month either...

Dilliander said...

Some beautiful fabrics and inspiration and all very much your colours as well :) I agree with becki-c, and love that each piece holds its own special story, times and places but also people. The sewing community too is just the best!

Kristy said...

I've had a slow sewing month too - let's blame it on February only having 28 days shall we? We'll all be so much more productive in March with those few extra days I'm sure!

ista said...

What a lovely gift :) It's almost amusing that I've finished more than you this month. Quite a turn about.

sandra said...

That is a lovely collection of fabrics! And you have just reminded me that I need to do a bit of stash organising before I start any new projects!

Gail said...

You're very lucky! I've given up trying to quantify my stash. I just want to use up as much as I can this year.

Sarah Liz said...

Some months seem to go like that - other demands, weather, just things not going right - but what a great surprise - that should lift the sewing spirits. The colours are just so right for you.

Diana said...

I've had a nonproductive month too, for me. What a lovely assortment of fabric to receive from friend! And all the colours are you, aren't they!

velosewer said...

Just make sure you keep the Mood bag. These fabrics are lovely.