Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Box Of Goodies and a giveaway

The other day, this large box arrived. It turned out that it was from my husbands sister-in-law's mother. It is full of fabric from her mother's house. The mother's mother passed away several years back, she was a seamstress and dealt in fabric and notions and when they were sorting out her things they came across these bits and bobs and decided to send them to me! Yippee.

There was quite a lot of fabric, I am not entirely sure what most of it, some of it is the fabric used for yukata and kimono.
and there are some random prints and quilted fabric
Then a big pile of this bleached fabric, apparently she used to bleach the fabric and then hand dye it, the red and blue is hand dyed. I have already had a play with some of this, it is great for stamping on :o)
and then there is this, I am making an educated guess that it is the fabric used for the lining of kimono sleeves, a Japanese friend came round and I asked her what she thought it was and she said the same thing. I also have some old kimono's that my SIL gave me a couple of years back, they were all damaged a little so she gave me them to cut up and use. hmmm what to do with it all.
Would you like some? A surprised, mixed bag of Japanese vintage fabrics? If you would, leave a comment telling me what you would you do with this box of goodies and I will pick a winner next Tuesday the 6th. If you tweet or blog about it come back and leave another comment telling me you have done so, this will ensure you get another entry.

26 comments:

  1. I would make a "patchwork" dress/skirt for my 8 year old, who loves different fabrics, and has a very eclectic sense of style!

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  2. I would make a beautiful blanket for the baby I just found out I'm carrying! Oh, and perhaps a skirt for me if there is enough. :)
    Man I would love to have some of that material.

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  3. Hmmm...the small prints would make nice bags...

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  4. these would be good for sewing little tote bags to keep shuttles and threads in! LOL

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  5. i am really hoping to get into quilting so i think i would incorporate them into some kind of quilting project!

    lucky you to get such a great package!!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your largess!! I would make little bags, or perhaps Christmas ornaments.

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  7. Maybe a quilt or some baby clothes or a shirt or pouches for 3-part cards... it would depend on what you sent and what I'm in the mood for that day! If you sent some of the bleached fabric, I may have to try my own hand at dying it. :-D

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  8. Oh, what a haul you received! I would love to win some little bits, I would make some little zippered pouches, or maybe use it in patchwork!
    Thansk for the generous giveaway!

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  9. That fabric would make a cute dress for dd and some cloth diapers for ds

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  10. I gave you soem bloggy love and linked to your giveaway!

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  11. tweeted about your giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/weepereas

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  12. I would make skirts for my two daughters. This is such a find!

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  13. I do a lot of crafting for charity and would love to have some to make clothing for little ones. Maybe some small dresses?

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  14. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-for-mixed-bag-of-japanese.html

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  15. I would use them as part of a fidget quilt for my mother in law.

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  16. Wow! I have so many ideas - I'd use it for lots of little bags to compartmentalize my life OR for a baby quilt OR for little baby boy clothes. Those neutrals, especially in the first fabric photo, scream 'little boy' to me! thanks for a chance to win :)

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  17. Wonderful! I'm planning on making and fleece lined bunting for the carseat, I'd like to make a scrappy quilt look on the outside. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  18. oops! my email address is shannoncarman@Yahoo.com Thanks again!

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  19. I think lapghans are calling out from this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I would make a Mei Tai, which is an asian style baby carrier.

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  21. I'm taking the sewing class online from www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com and hope to be making a saddle bag for my daughter's junior loft bed. She has to have books with her at all times and especially at bedtime. Right now she is tucking them into a blanket that is draped on the side of her bed. I can't wait to start sewing well enough to make her something and this fabric would be the icing on the cake!

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  22. OH i think it'd be bags, bags and more bags. I'm a bit bag obsessed atm!
    Thanks,
    mountaingoats at hotmail dot com

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  23. I'd use it for some furoshiki-inspired gift wraps! Thanks for the contest!

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  24. I have just found you and I am enjoying to open my e mail and found you again and again. You have lots of interesting things I like, about kids, hand made things, I love your colors, ideas and the way you relate to your baby.

    It is great to know you!
    I am 51 and work as a principal at a private kindergarten in Mexico, I have 115 little students whom I take care of.
    Warm Regards,
    Alicia

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  25. love to see everything you have, love how you talk about your baby and all the great things you do to and for him.
    I am almost 52, love kids, actually I work as a principal at a private kindergarten with 115 kids to take care of.
    Warm regards!

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