Thursday, August 13, 2009

So Excited!

I have been posting about the upcoming fabrics that will be coming into FabricFlair on Etsy and Fabric Flair on Artfire and I am really excited about them. Here's why. Until now I have been buying up fabric at clearance prices and reselling with not much profit. I have always had limited yardage of everything I carry.

But, my first 2 actual bolts arrived today! It has been the first tangible step (other than a credit card bill) toward moving to the next level. Thus far I have been kinda playing with different fabric types, seeing what sells and what doesn't, and overall just becoming educated about this whole wonderful textile world.

I received the first 2 bolts from Art Gallery Fabrics, the first 2 of many from them and several other fabric manufacturers. They are from the original Alhambra collection by Patricia Bravo, and I can't wait until October to get in the Alhambra II line! I haven't been able to find any names for these fabrics and it's making me nuts. I think Art Gallery must have only numbered them early on, and are naming the later collections.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coming Soon to Fabric Flair Part 2

Okay, so yesterday I think I got a "lucky". The very nice lady from Studio E called me to let me know that some of my latest order had been backordered or discontinued completely. While I was on the phone, I decided to change several of my order items. Originally I was planning on carrying several patterns from the Deja Brew line, which is a cute, blue and brown, coffee themed collection. I really liked it and it put me in mind of a comfortable little coffee house.

However, the more I thought about it and literally tossed and turned thinking about it, I decided to try several patterns from their Natureology line instead. Thankfully, it wasn't too late and these great patterns will show up at Fabric Flair soon!

Studio E describes Natureology as "tranquil elements of nature".

Birds of a Feather in Brown

Blowing Leaves in Neutral

Birds in Brown

Through the Forest in Turquoise

Birds of a Feather in Rust

Blowing Leaves in Ivory

Birds in Gold

Through the Forest in Grey

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coming Soon to Fabric Flair

I am making the transition right now from buying cut pieces of fabric from suppliers, to buying straight from the manufacturer. It's a move that I have been hoping to make for some time, and decided that it's time to take the leap. My first shipment is expected any day now from Studio E. I fell especially in love with their Natureology and Essentials II in black and white. Here is a sample of what's to come at Fabric Flair:

Bold Floral in Black

Bold Floral in White

Iron Scroll in Black
Iron Scroll in White
Wire Rose in Black