Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I decided the other week to take the plunge again and to buy fabric from the US.
So after getting advice from Kelly at handmade at home and reading a great article on Manda's blog I placed my order. I've only done it once before about 12 months ago and it wasn't until after I'd paid taxes and import duties that I realised there was such a thing! Very naive! So as you can imagine it become quite expensive and it rather put me off.
That was until I saw these!

"Willow" is the latest fabric range from Alexander Henry and I just love it.

I found it really difficult to decide which prints to order as I adore them all and are taken with all the colour ranges. But I kept reminding myself of the £18 limit and eventually settled on the "grove" in chocolate (above) and the "shrooms" in green (below).


I breathed a huge sigh of relief when it came through the door this morning and hadn't been stopped at customs. I can't believe how quick the parcel got here. It's as adorable as I had hoped it would be and the prints have a lovely retro feel to them. I know exactly where I'm going to use them. So now if only I could some how find some extra time in the day to get all theses projects done that I have floating around in my head, I would be a very happy woman indeed. 



  1. great choice, i love these fabrics too!

  2. I agree, great choice, I especially like the "shrooms". I once suffered the price of ordering from the US by just (and only just) going over the threshold and being stung with all the costs, it does make you think twice!

  3. Am dying to see what you are going to use these lovely fabrics for! Fingers crossed that you will soon find a few spare moments to get started!

  4. I have fabric envy! I love Alexander Henry. I especially like the "grove" one you have chosen. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it!

  5. They are.....absolutely.............adorable.

    And I love your choice in colour - chocolate...mmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Nina xx