Friday, May 27, 2011

A Little Liberty Fix

Liberty of London Mini Rainbow Bundle
 I was tempted to make a bad old man joke with the title and call this post,
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," and then decided to stop being such a total cheese-mobile, sigh...

When it came to gathering up materials for my upcoming show, I knew it was the opportunity I'd been looking for to pick up some of the Liberty of London tana lawn I'd been pining for. It's going to make some gorgeous pillows (a few of which will end up in the shop after the show so everyone can enjoy!) and fits in with the look I'm going for just right. I can't believe the prices on this stuff so I ended up just getting a mini rainbow bundle from Purl Soho (and definitely planning on stashing some of the leftovers for my own projects...this job's gotta have some other perk apart from working in one's pajamas after all, ya?).

Liberty of London Mini Rainbow Bundle, Purl Soho
all bundled up

I was not at all disappointed by the quality of this fabric—both the feel of the fabric and the look of the prints makes it some of the most luxurious that I've come across and I can see now why I'd want to roll around in yards of it it's so coveted. The prints that I thought were just so-so in the pictures, I've ended up really liking in person and the prints that I thought I'd like in the pictures, I've ended up loving in person which is such a nice surprise when going through a bundle of several prints from one line. I had never been able to feel tana lawn in person before this either and I would compare it to the delicate softness of voile but with slightly more of a structured drape. If voile is like handling butter, then this tana cotton lawn is like handling refrigerated butter. But not margarine, cuz that would kinda be a drag.

I'm off to go take the scissors to this stuff (the greek chorus standing in the wings just shrieked, i know) and buckle down for my last weekend of work before the show, eeks! I hope each and every one of you has a fabulous holiday weekend with lots of good weather and relaxing and I'll see you back here next week with a brand spankin' new embroidery pattern for you to maul.


Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

So pretty!!! Good luck on your show -- it looks like a lot of fun!

Emily Elizabeth said...

I cannot wait to see what you come up with for these bits of loveliness!

Christina said...

Beautiful fabrics. New fabric is so much fun!

Meeling said...

Beautiful fabric...makes me want to sew!!!

Angela said...

ooohh I like the red and white one and the floral one that is the thrid below the red and white the best...SO pretty! This is the perfect weekend for getting lots done!

Marika said...

I bought some too.
I looked at it every single day for about 4-5 weeks before I finally purchased it. It took me even longer before I decided I was ready to cut into it.
This fabric is gorgeous, in pictures and in personn.

I'll try to find the pictures of these pillow to see the final results !!