Friday, October 24, 2008

Fabric, Fabric, Everywhere

When I was visiting my mom last month, I casually asked her if she had any fabric scraps that she wasn't using. I expected that she would hand me a few small pieces, enough to fill a little zip lock bag... but whooooo boy! Instead, without a single second of protest from me, I ended up going home with a doggie bag filled to the brim.

A lot of you know that my mom is Linda, of Lindylou, an Etsy shop filled with gorgeous pillow covers, travel accessories, sachets and zippered cosmetic bags. She now has another shop, Lindylou Fabric, which is full of lovely designer quilting fabrics, handmade supplies and patterns. Needless to say, she has a LOT of fabric.

Naturally, I'm in 7th heaven when I visit, as her sewing room is chock full, and everything is fabulous. This time, my mom decided that she wanted to empty her collection of discontinued Amy Butler fabrics from Amy's Charm, Ginger Bliss and Temple Gardens collections... and I got it all, along with some chenille, fabric covered buttons, and sewing notions.

Fabric lovers, prepare to drool...

Oooooohhhhh.... fabric.... drool.....

I just want to lay them all out, and gently pet them. Aren't they just the loveliest things?

I'm quite excited as most of the pieces are big enough to make skirts and dresses for my girls. They are going to be quite spoiled by all the things I want to make for them!! And since there is so much, I expect I'll have a trillion projects to last me the next few years, especially as my own fabric collection, the two moving boxes full of fabrics left over from my old sewing days. is still huge and intact.

I'll be quite excited to show off all my projects when I get to them. Stay tuned!

And thanks, Mom!

Here is a sample of some of the lovely items from my mom's shop:



You can find all these and many more home decor items and accessories for gals on the go at http://lindylou2.etsy.com

Enjoy!
xoxo,

16 comments:

ChichiBoulie said...

Oh I AM drooling! I love fabric and lucky you!!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh gosh! Lovely fabrics! I can't wait to see what you make!!
:D

TotusMel said...

Score you!

Kim said...

drooling has ensued. makes me wish my sewing machine was not in storage for the time being *sigh*

agoodwitchtoo said...

Lovely fabrics! Again... makes me wish I'd learn to sew!

Your mom has a fabulous shop! Thanks for sharing!

Crochet by Momma J said...

WOW - beautiful fabric! And I love your mom's work!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

threemoonbabies said...

Beautiful Fabric! I love Amy Butler:) Thanks for sharing your mom's etsy shop...it's great!

Whimsical Creations said...

I love shopping at moms! What a fabulous group of scraps! =P

Can't wait to see what you create with all the beautiful fabric.

Oh Mandie! said...

Oh I kinda hate you right now, thats how jealous I am!

nah, I love ya, but really - I am green with envy! Can't wait to see what you create!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Oh yeah, I am drooling...love fabric....where did you say Mom lived? I may have to go visit her!!! Beautiful....

New England Quilter said...

What fabulous fabrics!! I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!
Amy
http://newenglandquilter.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

I haven't sewed since high school but I'm still drooling...gorgeous fabric! I have many fond memories of all the clothes my Mum sewed for me, my brother and sister as we were growing up...I'm sure your girls will absolutely love what you make for them as well!

I had no idea about your Mum's shop...I can now see where you got your creativity and eye for detail. I especially like the square pillow of hers that you featured :)

Couture de Papier said...

OO! Love your artwork and blog!

J. Leigh Designz said...

I now see that talent runs in the blood! Thats awesome that your mom hooked it up so well!

Janna said...

Well, now we all know where your creativity comes from! Your mom has some fabulous stuff in her Etsy shop.

I'm drooling over the fabric too. If I had a daughter, it would make me want to run out and buy some! But I'm so happy for you that you got it all and have 2 adorable little girly girls to sew for.

casserole said...

Ahh, you're mom's crafty, too! Her pillows are beautimous, and that fabric - you are one lucky girl!!!

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