I was hoping to blog about my fab craft fair yesterday. But things didn't go quite as planned! Due to the wind and various other factors, four of us were sent home because there weren't any pitches left. So instead of telling that rather depressing story again (if you are a Folksy member you may already have seen my whinge!), i thought i'd refresh Saturdays blog page for this weeks Handmade Monday.
Are you a fabric addict? I know there are plenty of us out there. In fact, I sometimes think I spend more time shopping for fabric than I do making things with fabric. It's probably when my husband queries the number of parcels arriving through the door that I think I should actually turn them into something useful.
But I have to confess I'm a bit of a cheapskate. I love my Kate Spain (as some of you may already know!), my Joel Dewberry and my Jennean Morrison. But at £10 a metre I have to limit myself to what I can make with these. Generally I try and limit myself to a maximum of about £6 a metre - but if I really like something I pretend the postage doesn't count! So here's my top 5 of places to by fab affordable fabric
In at number 1: Probably the place I visit most ... Doughty's
All these are currently listed at £2.99 per metre - what a bargain!
Number 2: Crafts & Quilts of Southport
Has some great designer fabrics and a huuuuuge selection!
Number 3: Cheap fabrics.co.uk
If I can buy my lining at these prices then I can splash out a bit more on the pretty fabrics.
My last two are from my e-bay favourite sellers list. This list grows on a daily basis and i could probably extend this to a top 50, but here are two of my faves!
Number 4: FAVOURITE-FABRICS