Haul Report: Grandmother’s sale 2016

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother's Fabric sale

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother’s Fabric sale

Ok.. I promised that I’d share my “haul” from the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale on April 15, 2016. (The sale also ran on Saturday the 16th, but I had a bunch of things to do on Saturday, so I didn’t attend that day.)

I arrived about 2:30, with the doors opening at 3:00 p.m. and already the line up was nearly to the end of the block. Before the line started to move it was already around the corner! Crazy! As we left, the line was just as long… so many people arriving after 4:00 p.m. though when we left for good around 5:30 there thankfully was no longer a line up so people were pretty much going right in. Of course… getting in later means that the BEST stuff is gone, right? 😉

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April fabric shopping

In April I went shopping with someone else to a few of the fabric shops I very rarely get to. I had been looking for ornate trim (success!) and for red silk (no luck) and I thought I’d post some photos – even if just to remind myself later what I picked up!

Fabric from Reenas in April

Fabric from Reenas in April

From Reena’s I picked up 5 meters each of some silk – grey, blue shot with pink, turqoise shot with pink, and medium rose, and 2.5 meters of a dark rose – I would have liked much more of that, but it was all that was on the roll. I also picked up some trim in navy/gold, purple/gold and gold/gold, and some sheer white silk.

Purchases from Bhatia's in April

Purchases from Bhatia’s in April

From Bhatia I picked up a blue and gold sari, plus three kinds of trim – one gold, one metallic embroidery with foil on blue, and the last rhinestones on red.

If you were going to make something from what I picked out… what would it be? Share your thoughts in the comments below!