I have always loved fabric.
From the day that I learnt to sew on my Grandma's old Singer Sewing Machine, through to my 'Needlework' classes at Newton Abbot Grammar School, I loved to find gorgeous fabrics, with which to work and create.
Yesterday, I was thinking back to the 1970s when I had my first little house, with very little to put in it!
But I had a sewing machine, so there really was no stopping me.. and there were some excellent shops in Camberley,where I lived, which supplied some beautiful fabrics..(no Cath in those days!)..so I bought this for the bedroom..a gorgeous Liberty print called, 'Cottage Garden'.
I bought this next one in Tyrrell and Green in Southampton (Now John Lewis)
This was sold under the Jonelle label and was called 'Daisy'....I made curtains for two large lounge windows with this print...
And in my kitchen ...I had a William Morris 'Chrysanthemum' print..it was a darker,richer blue than this but the same design..it looked gorgeous against my old, painted, wooden cupboards!
'Salad Days' by Sanderson was another of my purchases...
I may not have had much in those days but I had a house with lovely curtains, made with quality fabric!!
The sad thing is that I didn't keep any of these curtains...but I would love some tiny pieces just for reminiscing purposes!
Of course, nowadays, the choice of fabrics available to us, is huge.
A couple of weeks ago, I started using fabrics for my clipboards..A bit of Amy Butler's Midwest and Modern 2 for this one...
And a bit of Michael Miller, mixed with Kaffe Fassett for the this one..
I'm making one for a grand giveaway soon...so watch this space for a Sal's Snippets Competition;-)
Meanwhile, if you have any fave fabrics from your past...do tell ;-)