It's that time again! Twice a year I am part of a fabric market called Fabric-a-brac
Where: St Anne's Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown
When: 10am - 2pm 7th October 2017
It is an opportunity for those of you who like to sew to buy some beautiful fabric pieces that haven't ended up being used in our workroom. There is a wide variety of different fabrics, some left over from past seasons, from custom made items or items that didn't end up in the collection.
I love being part of Fabric-a-brac for quite a few different reasons.
1. I really enjoy meeting all the lovely people who turn up, customers and stall holders. I have been a stall holder for a few years now and some customers I see every time.
2. Seeing the fabrics go to new homes and be made into more beautiful things is great! I hate fabric wastage and try my best to reduce the wastage where possible and selling remnants at Fabric-a-brac is a great way to do it.
3. Mary Potter Hospice is an amazing cause and proceeds from the stall holder fees and from the Mary Potter Hospice stall all go to this amazing charity that does so much for many people in their last days.
4. It is run by lovely people who put a lot of time and effort into and I enjoy getting to see them and so many other lovely faces on the day.
5. I enjoy seeing what other people make out of the fabrics I have also made things from. Over the years I have had loads of repeat customers and I love it when they come back and tell me, or show me, what they have made from it. It is so cool to see how we can look at the same fabric and do completely different things with it.
There are lots of other stalls there with beautiful fabrics and trims for sale, so if you are a keen sewer or even starting out, Fabric-a-brac is the place to be this Saturday.
If you do stop by, please make sure to say Hi :-)
Here is a snippet of the fabrics I will be selling there
(our popular bin of little pieces, great for kids projects or contrast pieces on garments)
(Suitings, coat fabrics, quilted and trouser fabrics)
(dress fabrics, prints, plains and chiffons)
(knitwear, stretch fabrics, velvets and netting)
Everything we do can always be seen by someone, especially when social media is involved. That can be a good thing, or bad thing depending on your behaviour and the example you are setting.
Last year I cut all my hair off and donated it to Freedom Hair as a tribute to a dear friend I lost to cancer. I wrote a blog post about it because I think donating your hair is a great way to help people suffering from cancer, alopecia and other ailments.
This week has been such an exciting time for our fashion label as we have been in Auckland running a Pop Up Desiree Clothing shop and it has been amazing! It has been a great opportunity to meet tonnes of women looking for beautiful, comfortable clothing for their everyday lives and that special event.
We are in Shop 4D (across from bird on a wire)
136 Ponsonby Rd
9-6 every day til Sunday the 17th of June
Pop in and see us.
If you don't happen to be in Auckland, then check out our online store instead