Sunday, November 23, 2014

Alison Glass Handcrafted Stash Sunday

It's Sunday Stash time over at the ineffable Molli Sparkles! 

And here are my purchases for this week. Well, those that have arrived, anyway!

Shh! Don't rat me out to Santa. Cause a little Naughty, makes a Girl rather Nice, don't you think??!

 Alison Glass!! 
Now, Alison's work is always stunning. And I am, admittedly, a collector of her astounding work. I like the way she uses colors that are unlike others you see everywhere else. And yet, her fabrics go so very well with everything! Wouldn't these beauties look great snuggled up with a litta Tula Pink?  Why, yes they would! Don't you think I should go make that happen?!
Now, you all know what a huge fan I am of shot cotton. I would literally sew everything from them, including a dog. But Kaffe Fasset shot cottons, although glorious in color and sheen, are on the light side, weave wise. In contrast, there are pepper cottons, by Pepper Cory, which are thick and luxurious, but generally lack that luxurious sheen a girl yearns for. So, when I received these AG prints, I was worried that they would be very course fiber or sheer. But no! They have a very nice hand! I could absolutely see everything made from these, from blouses, to skirts and dresses, to quilted items, to lamp shades and decor loveliness. So GOOD!!

 I am sorry that you can't see these in person. The colors are rich and actually glow!! I am not kidding you!! I like to buy directly from artists if I can. You can purchase AG products, including embroidery templates that will knock your socks off, at Alison Glass.
And how do you like my other purchase? From Angelina McKenna (@weenchaweena on IG where I am a member of the Bitches Get Stitches Swap; A bawdy swap for the inner broad in all of us).
Every girl needs a super hero alter ego to help her take over the world!! 

Now get out and Show us your Shine!
What have you purchased this week, or what do you have your eye on??
XX!
Lori

20 comments:

  1. Love the vibrant colours of these fabrics!!

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  2. let's see, shiny fabric, a golden doodle? Moose, great photography, loves humor??? We need to be friends girl! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, nice to meet you and I'll be back. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  3. I love Alison Glass fabrics and these are exceptionally beautiful!!!!

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  4. Your Alison Glass fabrics are stunning! I think it is really cool that you can buy directly, too.

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  5. These *do* look good. I like the triangles on blue, especially. So saturated and vibrant. Will be interesting to see what you're making.

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  6. I have been eyeing these fabrics and thinking I might need some of my very own. Looks like there might be a little shopping in my future! (And I was tickled to see my LQS brought in all the colors of the peppered cottons!)

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  7. These prints look so fun! It will be fun to see what you do with them. :)

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  8. Thank you so much for including all the details about AG's new prints, I have really wanted to buy some to make my daughter a dress and you just answered the question about it being a good idea or not, Thank you! P.S. she is having a sale this Friday, you didn't hear it from me ;)

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    1. hehe, I'll be right on top of that!! XX!

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  9. Hi - thought I'd pop by and make contact after your amazing comment on Daydreams blog. Then I saw this riot of colour and was even more glad I visited. Feel free to contact us via our website or email me at vivebooks.com. Vivienne, Vivebooks/Rainbow Disks

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    1. Vivienne,
      Your Ebooks are top quality! And I don't say that lightly. So readers, if you're looking for an Ebook for any area of interest, head on over to Vivebooks.com and check them out before anywhere else. I'm telling you this because I have been burned many times by traditional ebooks, as they are just pdf's of the print book. No interaction, no video, no color photos. Vivebooks are very well made and include videos, tutorials, everything you need all in one place. Check 'em out!

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    2. Thank you for that! All our ebooks are originals - they do not exist in print. We publish in this format because it enables us to publish books that would often be dismissed as too niche by print publishers, and because we can embed video, and use high resolution colour images that you can zoom into to see every stitch, and include hyperlinks to websites, etc!

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  10. LOL - I have been on a stash diet for three years now. That should give you an idea of how big it is. So my Sundays are for destashing. Nice fabricsthough. One of the things I like about the internet - you get to see a lot of fabric you never see in your LQS.

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    1. a three year stash diet!!! You are my new quilty hero!!! Someday, I hope to rival your stashing prowess ;)

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  11. I do love the colours in that AG line, and have you tried Oakshotts? They might spoil you though, and they're an expensive habit to acquire ;o)

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  12. Handcrafted has caught my eye too but I had wondered if they would be course or maybe colour run. You seem to have found the fabric to be just right. Now if I wasn't 99% sticking to my self imposed 'organic cotton only' purchase restriction I'd be quick to buy some of these.

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  13. I also bought the AG fabrics and agree that they have to be seen in person ! I don't have a plan for them... ooops !

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    1. I think it's just fine not to have a plan for our fabric ;) I always change my mind and have something new to make :)

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  14. Hey Lori! i adore that burgundy batik looking fabric! oh lush!
    lovely blog! @Tournelignum xxx

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    1. Thank you, Nicole :)
      Man, I am right with you on that burgundy fabric! I really am going to have to make a dress from yardage of one of these fabrics. Anyone have a pattern they love?? X!

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