I do try not to buy fabric which isn’t organic or recycled. Sometimes I lapse because I love prints SO much. Especially Japanese ones. And Liberty.
95% of the fabric I buy is for work. This is for me. Although the orange penguins are for a shirt for my godson, when I can find a suitable pattern for a 3 year old (any ideas?) I was with his mum when we spotted this, and she excitedly told me how much he loves penguins. I wish I’d known this before, it would have saved all sorts of gift-buying decision-making. So, sooner or later, there will be a penguin shirt, and if there is enough left, a penguin of penguin fabric. Again, if I can find / invent a toy penguin pattern.
I wish I had time to start on penguins and dresses for me and all of the other plans I have for all this fabric (and much more besides) but for the next couple of months I am concentrating on :
a) book 2 projects (nearly ready for testers, but not quite, patient testers-in-waiting)
b) Origin. (Just starting to panic).
c) A dress and a hat and handbag for a wedding in a few weeks. So far I have moved the pile of fabric from the studio to the house and back again. Not a great deal of progress. Although I have at least decided on the the pattern, after much too-ing and fro-ing.
I’m having yet another non-working weekend doing lots of hand sewing of linen and lots of spinning of wool, in a field, somewhere in Norfolk. Back next week.