The other day I saw these photos by Susan of Canadian Abroad - isn't this just adorable? Oh, I hope she doesn't mind I borrowed these photos. Her daughters embroidered those top two, by the way! What a great concept to color fabric with embroidery.
Anyways, I thought this was a cool idea, but I don't have this Summersville fabric (although I would like to buy some now...). Then I thought "IKEA usually has some graphic fabric in yardage, I should check out their website." Lo and behold, this is what I found:
Lots of fun designs (castles, teepees, windmills and saguaro cacti among others), just waiting to be colored in with some thread. Better get myself to IKEA.
And they also have this text fabric, that would work well on the back side of a quilt (I think it's quite large scale) if you're into text prints. At only about $5 per meter, it's a steal:
I didn't even know until just the other day that people hoard text prints... So I guess if you do, then this is probably very interesting:)
If you've never bought fabric at IKEA, you should know that you cut the fabric yourself and then the cost is actually calculated based on the weight (even though the price listed is per meter).
IKEA does not sponsor me, by the way.
Did you know that IKEA makes its own sewing machine? I don't know about the quality, but it sure is cute in its Swedish colors:
Speaking of sewing machines... I'd really like to get a serger so I can sew nicer clothes for my baby girl (and maybe myself). But I have a hard time deciding whether I should get a cheap basic model to see if will get used, or if I should invest more to get a nicer model that may give me more enjoyment. Advice, anyone?
On my sewing to do list for baby girl is this dress pattern from Prudent Baby - need to have it done by September 1st, so should probably get on that! I already have the fabric picked out and ready.
So, there's my random ramblings. Linking up to Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life.