A few favourite finds…

I've been at the AQC in Melbourne this week… and I keep forgetting to take the camera. I haven't had much of a chance to get away from the stand, but when I have… I seem to be magnetically drawn to green and pink. Again!

Some pretty trims from Craft Queen. Just look at that stitched ric rac!

Craft Queen Trims - stitched ric rac

Some beautiful prints from Quilters Barn. I know exactly what to do with these!!

Fabrics from Quilters Barn

AND, these gorgeous yarn dyed fabrics from Studio Mio. I adore the texture of these woven delights and will have to have a good think about how to make the most of them! Studio Mio Yarn Dyed Fabrics pink 

Studio Mio Yarn Dyed Fabrics
So why are we so drawn to some colours? Believe it or not, I'm not actually a pink person. Are we attracted to particular colours for a reason? Is it a mood thing? If so, I would love to know what pink and green represent, as they've been showing up quite a bit in my designs… mmm, I wonder. Regardless, these particular shades are very soft, and I'm looking forward to creating with them very soon.

How lucky we are, to have such an array of beautiful products available to create with. You know I often take them for granted. I use many threads, fabrics and trims without giving a second thought to the people who create them. It must be a huge process, sourcing the raw materials, choosing the designs, the colourways, the weave of a fabric. Then of course we have our local patchwork stores, who have to decide what to stock. What a vast array of product they have to choose from… how hard it must be knowing what to invest in and how much of it to order. A challenging job indeed.

Well, today I remember… and I'm very grateful for all that work that takes place before my "product purchase". 

Feeling all inspired and ready to stitch…


Melissa  x

2 Responses

  1. What absolutely beautiful color combinations, which just so happen to be favorites of mine, too!! The trim is so delicate and sweet. What fun you’ll have playing with these treasures!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. ~karen

  2. It was great to meet you Melissa. Can’t wait to see what you create! Nicole – Craft Queen