I’ve been naughty recently. So very very naughty. But today that is going to change.
Today I pledge that I, Lesley King, will no longer buy* fabric** that has no specific purpose*** unless asked to by friends, family or random people in the street.
*gifts of fabric are allowed
**notions, zips and other non – fabric items are allowed.
***unless I’m in a new country, city, fabric shop, market, charity shop that I’ve never been to before.
I’m not a lawyer but I reckon that pledge is bullet proof. I’ll have my stash demolished in no time. Now you’re convinced of my intention to stop buying fabric can I show off my goodies?
Yesterday I was flying back from a friends hen do and had some time to kill in Bristol when a teeny tiny Google search flagged up a branch of Fabricland that was practically on my way to the airport.
It’s got freaking giraffes on it. Giraffes! Clearly I couldn’t resist that could I?
Then there was a meeting in London that finished 2 hours early that gave me just enough time to shoot across town and try out the Goldhawk Road for the first time. And there was a sale rack! Well it will be ages before I’m next in London so clearly I couldn’t pass that up.
Then there’s is my most joyous package that came today. I signed up to 6 month subscription of Sewing magazine and it came with a free gift which is the new Sewing Bee book and 2 metres of fabric. How freaking amazing is this book?! For those of you looking to learn to sew you could do a lot worse than this book. It’s brilliant and has patterns for 30 projects most of which are lovely.
The fabric wouldn’t be my first choice but the little girl will look good in it.
So go on – want to take the pledge with me?