Hello! How are you all today? Good, I hope! Well, I promised to be back with some scrummy fabric to show off, so here we go! I had two orders arrive over the last few days, the first to arrive was this little bunch from Fabric Rehab:
Some cute owls, sweet Alexander Henry birdies and, in the middle, some Saffron Craig pink dandelions, which I am super excited about, it's so lovely! And also from Fabric Rehab came these two:
Fabulous Parisienne ladies!
And then on Monday, another parcel arrived, this time from Pink Chalk Fabrics, who had a sale on.
Some really lovely blue Olive Rose and then a bit of Heather Bailey Freshcut - I've had this before (I think it was actually one of the first fabrics I bought when I started sewing!) and I also think this is the first time I've gone back to buy more of a design. I'd used up all I had and didn't even have a scrap big enough for my coin collection, so when I saw this on sale I just had to get some!
I also snapped up these two - pink woodgrain effect, which is rather funky, and another very cute Alexander Henry print called Petite Granville. All this lovely new fabric has, as usual, got me itching to start making something! It feels like I haven't sewn anything for ages, in fact, I actually cleared away all the fabric lying all over the place and put away my sewing machine at the start of the hols, but I think it might have to come out of it's hiding place sooner, rather than later!
Today I also finished the scarf I started, I really enjoyed this stitch, it needed a much lower level of concentration which suited me perfectly!!
What else was I going to talk about? Oh, yes, a film review. On Sunday William and I went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It was ... well, okay. I should point out that William really enjoyed it but I felt a bit lukewarm about it. I will admit that, out of the seven books, this was probably my least favourite, and it probably didn't help that I re-read it just before we went to see it, so I was all too aware of all the stuff that was missed out - stuff that I personally thought was quite important to the plot - like the fact that the locket was supposed to be Slytherin's, what Dumbledore suspected the other horcruxes were, and the big battle at Hogwarts near the end - all missed out! I thought it had quite a different feel to the other films too, the music was very different and it didn't seem to be quite as action-packed as some of them either. (And ending on such a sad note kind of puts a downer on things too!)
Also on the subject of films, I was quite excited to see a trailer for The Time Traveller's Wife, a book that I really, really loved - although, perhaps excited is the wrong word - just watching the trailer made me cry! Imagine what I'd be like watching the whole film!! I think I might have to wait until it's out on DVD and I can watch it on my own and boo my eyes out without getting embarrassed!
Finally, I promised some news about my secret project! Well, it's going to be a new blog, set up by myself and my lovely blog friend Emma, and it will be launching next Wednesday, the 5th August! We are both really excited about it and hope that lots of you will want to join in too. I can't spill any more beans just yet, but stay tuned, and don't forget to come back next week for the big launch!