Check out the colours on this:
It’s the ‘Hurricane Sea Bundle’ from Backstitch, and it makes me want to drop £100 on a walking foot and go over to the dark side (or take up quilting, as it’s also known).
If you like beautiful bundles of colourful fabric too, you’re in luck, because I’m part of the blog-hop that Alice of Backstitch has organised to promote their shiny new website. And that means I have a 10% discount code for you!
The code is: WLYES, and it’s valid from today (the 29th October) until Thursday at midnight (the 31st October). Just put it in at checkout on www.backstitch.co.uk
To celebrate the new site, Backstitch are also running a competition. To enter, you just need to order something from their site. The prizes are pretty ace:
1st Prize: £50 off first order and 20% off all subsequent orders for a whole year
2nd Prize: £25 off first order and 15% off all subsequent orders for six months
3rd prize: £10 off first order and 15% off all subsequent orders for three months
So if you want to support an awesome small business, go and order something!
Fabric tidying news
In other news, I have finally got around to tidying up my fabric stash. You may remember from a previous post that my crafting area is not the most orderly of places. An annual clean-up is necessary, or I will end up sewing in a squalid nest of fraying scraps, orphaned pattern pieces, and stray threads.
My usual method is just to dump everything on the floor, and then fold it up and cull as I go.
Here’s the before shot. Readers of a nervous disposition might want to avert their eyes:
And here’s afterwards:
I use these Samla IKEA boxes, and they’re great. I’ve currently got four boxes of fabric (one is entirely scraps) and two of wool. They’re completely full so I’m not allowed in any fabric shops until I’ve managed to sew some of this stuff.
What’s particularly pleasing is that we now have a shelf free for storing our picnic basket, a household essential as I’m sure you’ll agree.
That concludes your exciting tidying-up news for today. Does anyone else feel the need to do a seasonal cull like this?