In love with apricot

I have a big crush on apricot shades right now. It all started with this crochet hat.

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The crochet pattern is by Stitchykits. I found the gauge quite hard to get right so I had to improvise a bit, but it turned out OK I think. I love it, the only drawback is getting stopped all the time by people wanting to know where I got the hat from (I really should start carrying some business cards with me!)

Then my good friend Lauren gave me free rein to design a new floral bib for her friend's baby. I may have squealed a little.  Perfect for these apricot and cream fabrics I had in my stash for a while. From top to bottom, the floral fabrics are: Le Petit Jardin by Lecien, Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree, and the bottom one came from Cottonholic on Etsy (not sure who the designer is, as nothing is printed on the selvedge, but I am pretty sure it's Japanese).

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Those who follow me on Facebook may remember that I ordered a big batch of Fig Tree fabrics recently (OK I went a bit nuts). I love their fabric ranges so much but they sell out so quickly! I got three layer cakes (Tapestry, Butterscotch & Rose, and Buttercup), a fat quarter bundle of their latest line Avalon (swoon!), and some yardage of their old lines Strawberry Fields and California Girl, which are becoming increasingly hard to find.

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There will be a quilt made from these some day soon, and perhaps a cushion or two. However to begin with I am making this quilted mat to go under my sewing machine, as part of a sew-along run by Sew Delicious. Here are my 5 inch squares all cut and ready to be pieced together! After the mat I am also going to make a matching cover for my sewing machine.

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Back soon with my finished mat!

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13 comments:

  1. They are really beautiful fabrics!

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    1. Thanks Ros! And now my husband knows all about my fabric splurge. LOL :D

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  2. That little fairy in the hat is just so gorgeous!! No wonder you are stopped in the street! :)

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    1. :) Thanks Margie, she is definitely a good model ;)

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  3. I love those fabrics together, they're perfect. It reminds me of my bedroom when I was a little girl, my mother decorated it in apricot, beige and cream. It was kind of sophisticated for a child's room but very pretty. Your little model is so adorable.

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    1. These colours are so cheerful they would be perfect for a child's room! Shame they aren't used more for that. Your mum has great taste :)

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  4. that is so pretty and a nice change for a little girl than pink

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  5. Love those colours. i wouldn't normally choose peach but I think they look beautiful and shall definitely take inspiration from your photos, thank you!

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    1. It's so nice to hear that you are inspired Wendy :)

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  6. I am totally enraptured with your blog and am now a new follower. Thanks for so much beauty and inspiration. Your 'love without reason' stitchery is going to the cottage with me to be stitched.

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    1. Thank you Kate! Would love to see your stitchery when you finish it :)

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