February 15, 2009

I love my new fabrics!

As weird as it might sound to some, I am in love with fabric! Some women have shoe fetishes, jewelry, make-up or whatever they love. My fetishes vary from dishes, handbags and fabric! The way some love the smell of a shoe store, I love the visual of a fabric store. I am like a kid in a candy store every time I walk in and see colors, patterns,and textures surrounding me. I guess you would say it has an euphoric feeling. I have to walk up every isle touching and taking in all the detail. My children, husband and my friends know when we walk in to the fabric store, I (and them) could be lost for hours. It really is a treat for me. You never know what might be new, or maybe I missed something from before.

Well my latest love of new fabric actually came in the mail...which is a first for me! I have always thought to order fabric off the computer is taking a risk. What if it ends up being a different color than I thought, or I am not happy with the feel of the fabric. Well I have to say with this first experience of ordering fabric I have forever been transformed and can't wait to make my next order!

The fabric I just ordered makes my heart pitter~patter. I truly am in love with it! The designer of this collection is someone I admire and find inspiration in her designs and colors. Her name is Tanya Whelan and her collections are fun, girly, vibrant and vintage. She has 3 collections that are available and one she is now working on, which I can't wait to see! She is just an amazing designer. I myself have been thinking about the idea of designing my own patterns for fabric. That's another post in itself, we will have to see what the future brings. Back to this beautiful fabric. The collection I ordered is called "Darla". It just makes me think of days of Spring~fresh, young and new.

Some of my new fabric's from "Darla"...  

Spring...are you coming soon?!

If you would like to know more about Tanya Whelan and see her wonderful blog just click at this link http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com It just might make you fall in love with fabric too!


  1. I love your new Faabric!! Makes me feel like SPRING!
    Thanks for Sharing,

  2. So pretty! I love them all! I'm sure when you start designing your fabric it will be just as beautiful if not more so.


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