For some reason, I don't remember anymore what, I started scouring Aukro, the Czech version of eBay. And I splurged on some things.
The first thing was this tin box:
I'm always short on pretty storage options, and this fits so nicely with other things in our house:
(The colours are more true on this photo.)
It houses my fusible interfacings now. Well, those I've managed to unearth so far. That is enough of an explanation of why it houses them.
Another thing was - wait for it - 15 meters of lining fabric.
Well, I did not bother measuring it and trust the seller; it's quite the bulk. For about 26 CZK per metre. That's like a dollar per metre, I believe. Nice, sturdy, reversible lining fabric, most probably acetate (burn test proved it not to be a hideous melting kind of artificial, but the ash is dark, so it's probably not rayon) - certainly much better than those various odds and ends of dubious fibre content that made up my fabric stash up till now. You see, I was very short on lining fabrics as well. Very short. I think this purchase can be excused in my attempts to use up stash and not add to it, because I have fabrics in my stash that I could not use without lining. Like that burgundy red for a jacket.
The warp here is black or very dark blue and the weft is a gorgeous bronze
colour, resulting in a changeable quality on both sides. Admittedly, the
bronze colour is not exactly my colour, or my family's colour. But the other side has just that little tinge of gold that works for me (think overcast grey, grey skies with golden rays pouring through - those are my best colours) and will do very nicely.
And I have something else in
mind for two special fabric remnants... but that's a vague idea that has
It's pretty enough to be tempting as a fashion fabric, but it does not behave properly for that (the frou-frou is somewhat wind-breaker-y, if you know what I mean). I know better now, and am looking forward to pretty insides.
Other news: Now that Flickr has made their free space much larger than it used to be, I'm gradually putting up those German pattern magazines - the first one is here. Rajče, the Czech site I'm using, is a fine one, but it resizes the pictures, and I don't want that.