I went to Joann's on Saturday & was in fabric heaven. It seemed like every bolt gave me more ideas, every bolt wanted to get into my basket & come home with me. By the time that I was done in there, I had imagined several purses & totes, a summer dress, vintage style aprons, pillows & more.
What I purchased is above. I had something totally different in my basket at first. Something much more along my normal colors--pale pink & blue. But, that red & white floral just popped out at me. It looks like Cath Kidston, like a 1940s kitchen, like a vintage picnic. I saw it & immediately thought, "red gingham". I found just the right gingham & then I knew that I needed a plain red. And, a tote bag had formed in my mind. And, a throw pillow. And, maybe a quilted potholder. And, maybe an apron. OK, I'll have to get more fabric if I want to do all of that, but you see how it inspired me! I'm currently working on the tote bag and will probably get to most of the work over the weekend. I still need to find some red gingham ribbon for the trim on the bag. Joann's was out of the width that I needed.
Not only that, but I also started to steam off the wallpaper in the kitchen. I had forgotten what a big mess it can be. I wish that I had taken a picture. There was a huge pile of wet strips of paper all over the floor. And, I had only done one wall! I've realized that the wallpaper/new paint project is going to take longer than I thought. I recently found out that I'm eligible for a winter floating holiday that must be taken by the end of March. So, I think that I'm going to take a day to devote to this project. Next time, I'll take pictures so that I can show you the progress.
PS-the toile fabric in the background of the photo above is the comforter on my guest bed. Its not meant to go with the new fabrics :)