I've had a wonderfully busy day. I'm home with a ton of fabric. I can't help feeling nervous. I'm really in business now with today's purchases!
I got massive rolls of twill tape, cording and bias binding. As well as the fabric.
The array of fabrics was amazing and overwhelming. In the end I chose what I liked on first impression - a go with your gut kind of reasoning. The books I have on loan from the library served to inspire me so I had several concrete ideas in mind. The shop I went to sells everything you could possibly want to do with crafts so it was easy to find what I needed.
My color schemes are simple. I am focusing on children's bags for the moment. I feel drawn to the printed linen look and I want fabrics made in Japan. That narrowed the choices marginally. Japan has a wonderful thriving fabric industry by the looks of it.
So I've got cute green diggers and trucks for boys with a green striped lining or accent material.
For girls I think you can't go wrong with puppies. Right? And a lovely pink striped accent fabric.
Then for something a little more elegant I have French cats and European houses which I think the black and white gingham will set off nicely. With some red trim I'm loving this look.
I feel completely energized now. Where to start?