Hello everyone! I can't believe it has been over
two weeks since I posted something on my blog.
It seems that this is the time of the year when
life takes over a little and I can't blog as much
as I wish. I have been working on lots of sewing
projects these days but I can show none of them yet,
so in the meantime I want to share with you some
of the fun fabric I have gotten in the past month.
This is the vintage fabric that I found on ebay the other day
that I KNEW I would have to get! Mister Donut is
a donut franchise that you can find anywhere in Japan.
I have never seen a single Mister Donut shop here in
America, so it was surprising to find this being offered
by someone in Illinois. I googled and found that Mister
Donut was actually originally founded in th 50's in
America but was acquired by its competitor, Dunkin Donuts
20 years ago, so almost all the shops of Mister Donut
have changed their names to 'Dunkin Donuts'. How interesting!!
This fabric must have been produced to make something like
curtains or table clothes for the shops, but since it
lost its purposes, it was kept somewhere unused for decades.
Then it eventually decided to travel to join my vintage stash.
Welcome, Mister Donut fabric!! I love you so much!
Just looking at this fabric, I hear "♪Mister Donut♪"
in the head that I have heard over and over on
TV commercials, growing up in Japan.
This is another interesting ebay find.
You know how much I love fabric with writing
and kitchen- food- themed fabric, so I was
really excited to discover this guy. The salvage
says "An original Home Yardage Design 'Australia
Fair'" so I am assuming that it was produced
for a fair in Australia where each of these products
were promoted. I am not sure how old this is. Do you
Australians have any guesses? I was a bit surprised
when I opened the package though, because this print
was about 10 times larger than I expected. I thought
I can cut out each label to make a small pincushion
but it is actually large enough to be a quilt block, haha.
I think I'll cut out those vintage looking words
and do some patchwork.
This is one of the fabrics I got from Japan last week.
It is from Cat and Dog Show collection by Lecien.
I hadn't seen this fabric before, so I am pretty sure
it is out of print already and is pretty rare now.
I bought more than I needed, so I listed a fat quarter
of it in my etsy shop in case you want it ;)
This is also must-be-out-of-print fabric from Lecien.
I found the pink one when I was in Japan two years
ago and I happen to have found it in different colors,
so I snatched them all! I love them. I also listed
a set of these three linen/cotton fabric in my shop.
I have posted this in my flickr a while ago, so it
may not be your first time to see this, but I realized
I had never had a chance to talk about it here.
This is my first attempt to design fabric via Spoonflower.
I was very inspired by this picture posted by
Amy of Amy a la mode and thought how cool it would be
if there were fabric with the design like that.
So I took the courage to design fabric like that!
To tell the truth, I am very embarassed to share
this fabric with you when there are so many
awesome colorful fabrics with strong attention to
details in Spoonflower. I know that this is not
the prettiest fabric I have, but it is special
to me because I designed it :D
I took the liberty of throwing out random words
that just came to my mind when I was designing it.
You can tell how intelligent I am from those words
I picked, huh. It was funny when one of my friends
saw this fabric and told me "Wow this is good, Ayumi!
Although it was designed by a Japanese person,
there are no mistakes! Awesome!" I cracked up!
Oh what made me decide to talk about this fabric here
was that today I found there was one person who
purchased this fabric from Spoonflower!!!!! Oh my
I was sooooo pleased!! And I thought that there could
possibly be somebody else out there who would like the
fabric also..? And if you happen to be the one, (Really? Thank you!)
it is available here at Spoonflower's website.
I'd be super thrilled if you made anything with it
Hope you all have a great day :)