kate5kiwis: fabriKATE


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, August 28, 2008


there really is so much *love* in the world. i've known Gyl for about two years, from Sarah's. a month ago Gyl was offering a celebratory pattern for a bag at her blog... of course, being The Bag Lady, i signed up... but guess what arrived? not only the FABULOUS DESTRUCTIONS (which have PICTURES!! *phew!* "How can you read this? There's no pictures! Well, some people use their imagination." guess the movie line) but SOME GORGEOUS FABRIC THAT GYL HAND-PICKED SPESHALLY 4 MEEEEE!!!!!
so i made her a *sparkly*
avec un petit sac

to remember the occasion.
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EGADS!!! two days ago i *remembered* the fabric swap at Sarah's. thankfully i remembered it two days ago, cos the postal deadline is in two days time! my swap-ee is another Sarah, and the brief i got is:
Likes: flowers, tattered, shades of white, ivory, light pinks, light blues
Dislikes: psychedelic 60's-70's prints
Makes: aprons, bags, altered clothing, lamp shades

i thought: *easy peasy*... but wouldn't ya know it, every time i walk into a fabric shop, i am immediately drawn to the psychedelic 60's - 70's prints! *ack!*
so i settled on a broderie anglaise and a tattered pinky-cottagey-flowery-tutu-skirty-fabric and a couple of sweetie bits of lace and... *drum roll*... a *sparkle*!! GO MISTAH POSTMAN!!!!!
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the other thing that's been fabriKATEd at my sunny place this week is... *drum roll* (oh i am so predictable)
AN APRON!!! for my sunshine-sista-clare, who is turning the big four-OH this week and whom i adore. she's the first one to drop everything and meet us at the beach: so we have flowers and daisies and waves... because clare is a hippie-happy-hippie too.
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Blogger Abigail said...

Beauty and the Beast! HAH I've seen that like a million times but I still manage to love it and actually not find it boring... cos it's a classic!

Gorgeous creations :)


1:43 AM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Oh, look at all your stuff!! The pictures inspire me to stop cleaning and start doing something creative! Beautiful apron. Satisfied smile: I love my apron. Katie, are you going to encircle the globe in aprons?

9:29 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

You are an apron *goddess*!

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, lovely fabric goodies! :) Lucky swap partner!

Hey, we're hippy happy hippie here, too. ;)

3:47 PM  

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