Despite the fact that next week I am heading to Melbourne for a sewing catch-up and fabric shop, I couldn’t help myself today and headed to The Fabric Store for their 50% off sale. I really wanted a particular fabric that I had spied on my last trip to the store and it seemed silly to wait until next week to buy it at full price. Unfortunately though, the wool coating I was after has sold out!! *cry, sob, sob*. Thankfully the very helpful staff phoned their Melbourne store to organise some for me. So I have paid for my yardage and will pick it up next weekend. Yay! So what is this fabric that I was itching to get my hands on?? Well I really want to make another New York cape and being the sewing stalker that I am, I want to rip off Leith’s version. Rachel already has. I’ll have to make sure we don’t wear it at the same time….

I also accidentally purchased a couple of other fabrics. Some charcoal/black wool mix, pant weight fabric for some Colette Clovers. I’ve muslined the pattern and am confident that they won’t need too many changes to get the fit right.

The silk chiffon pictured was also something that I spied on my last visit to the shop and with 50% off, how could I justify walking out without it this time?? I already have some navy silk/cotton fabric in my stash to line it. Now I just need a suitable pattern. I’m thinking Simplicity 1801. Maybe with some piping. What do you think?

Weekend Sewing and a Winner!

So it’s Monday and I promised to draw the winner of my ‘Sharing the love’ giveaway last Friday…. Whoops! Please excuse the tardy, to say I’m exhausted and busy is an understatement!!!!!

So without further ado, the winner is… (drum roll please)…..

Mae! Congratulations!

I’ll send you an email to get your address!

Now weekend sewing has been a little thin on the ground this past weekend. The husband has been home, which doesn’t happen often, but he was mostly broken from fence building and a massive self inflicted headache (read: hang over). Yep, massive sympathy from me…. Anyway, I did manage to finish off the cushion covers for this chair from Nana. Gosh, I originally blogged about this way back in November 2010. I made some throw together cushion covers in January 2011. Then purchased fabric in December 2011. My husband has been nagging me to get it out of his garage – I guess I should give him more credit for being patient.

But while the cushion covers are done, I still haven’t finished the chair. Seriously, rubbing back 60 years of varnish over vanish on a fiddly, curvy piece of furniture takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R! I only have one more fine paper rub back to complete before I coat with some matt varnish.

In the meantime, here are the boys lounging on the cushions, less the lounge chair. They are sporting their fresh baked cinnamon rolls, that I decided to make because I had nothing to do….

Congratulations again to Mae and Happy Monday All! May your week be filled with fun, little-to-no stress and if you are lucky, a little sewing!