Material possessions!


I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to keeping my hands in my pockets when I visit any kind of fabric or wool shop.  I know I shouldn’t buy anything as I already have plenty of fabrics and wool but I am always tempted by the beautiful fabrics and yarns.  This was the case when I stopped at Rosedale on my return trip from Melbourne.  There is a lovely shop there, Lily Lane Patchwork ,


and it was here, a couple of years ago, that I bought my first jelly roll to make a quilt for my granddaughter. Since then the quilt shop has moved to much larger premises and the array of fabrics is stunning. I think that is possibly why I ended up buying so many pieces of fabric.  Some of the fabrics I bought are for quilting but the majority is for making clothing; pyjamas, a blouse and some pinafores.

Fine corduroy and cotton shirting for a pinafore dress and blouse.

Thick corduroy and cotton shirting.

Assorted fabrics for pyjama pants and quilting.

Fabrics for a dress.  Now I really will need to get busy sewing.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Know what you mean, I just want to climb in amongst it! Sadly I’m not at all good with my hands. My children seemed to have absorbed all the artistic talent I never found, but I love beautiful things, and always have to stroke..

    1. suth2 says:

      I am certainly not the creative type. I can only follow patterns. I also am not good with mixing colours. I would love to be able to put fabrics together that look good together. I think it is something I am slowly learning.

  2. candy says:

    Isn’t it funny how fabrics just “follow you home”? 🙂

    1. suth2 says:

      I think I must have some aura that the fabrics sense and think, ‘now there’s a lady who needs more fabric’.:-)

      1. candy says:

        Like a moth to the flame….

  3. I can understand why you fall for such beautiful fabrics, they’re gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the creations you produce from them.

    1. suth2 says:

      I started work on it yesterday and cut a few things out ready for sewing. I had little time as I have been converting ten kilos of tomatoes into tomato sauce. A time consuming job.

      1. Wow, 10kgs! That’s a lot of tomato sauce, what are you going to do with it all?

  4. suth2 says:

    Half is for our next door neighbour.

  5. Kelly says:

    I love Lily Lane – that’s where I took my mother-in-law so she could learn what to do with a jelly roll. Another great stop for fabrics is Maggie Robertson on the highway in Traralgon.

    1. suth2 says:

      Which part of the highway in Traralgon is Maggie Robertson? I will pay a visit next time I am down there.

      1. Kelly says:

        It’s on the north (shops) side of the Princes Hwy just before you actually hit the first CBD traffic lights when coming from Melbourne. It’s a house (pictured on her website with a picket fence and a oval-shaped sign out the front, situated between Loch Park Road and Lafayette St.

        1. suth2 says:

          My husband used to live in Loch Park Road, how bizarre is that! Thanks for the info. I will be sure to visit it next time I am down that way.

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