Archive | December, 2012

The Fabrigasm

30 Dec

There aren’t many fabric shops near me. And when I say many, I essentially mean any.

After reading through several other blog posts that all seemed to recommend it I decided to visit Walthamstow and revel in its delights. It did not disappoint! As soon as I stepped out of the underground station I had what I now know was a fabrigasm. So many fabric shops! So many fabric stalls!  And all at extremely good prices!

Mark stuck around for an hour or so before deciding to head off to Oxford Street. This was the first bad move- I needed him to carry my bags! I definitely would’ve come home with more but my hands were blistering before my very eyes. I wish I’d picked up the grey wool, and the purple wool, and the peach polka dot silk, and…and….

Anyway, here’s some of what I did get:

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And:!

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I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with it all yet. I can imagine the black brocade in a shift dress, but I don’t feel very comfortable in shift dresses so it’ll probably end up as another flared/pleated skirt dress. I do have 4 metres of it though so maybe I could squeeze a couple of different things out of it. That 70s thing…. yeah I’m not sure about that. It’s either retro or vile. Either way it was only £1 a yard so I couldn’t not get it. Whether it will end up as something or just a toile is yet to be determined.

Veering off in another direction, look what I got for Christmas!

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I’ve named her Olive  🙂

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Welcome to my Blog World!

29 Dec

Or should that be blorld? Perhaps that’s too futuristic…

I’ve been considering this blog thing for a while, but naming a blog is difficult! Makesphere is…lame actually. I did a joke in my head about Shakespeare and then Makesphere appeared and since the only alternative was foxsocks (because I am wearing socks that look like foxes) I went with it.

And yes, foxsocks was the only alternative.

Alas this first post will not be filled with pictures as honestly, it’s 11pm and I cannot be bothered to get the camera out. BUT! Tomorrow I shall fill you all in with my recent fabric shopping spree, some new patterns and project plans- complete with pictures.

It’s been recommended that I spend my first post explaining what the blog will be about, so just so the blog police don’t chase me down this blog will concern:

* sewing (mostly)

* knitting (second mostly)

* other crafts (some of)

Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll have kicked my lazy bum into action and have some photos ready.

chinelo bally

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