It's decided, I'm moving to Sweden. If I needed a more compelling reason than a potential sighting of mine obsession, look no further than the fabric. The fabric. The Fabric. THE FABRIC.
I know. It's more than ridiculous that I bought fabric last week when the fabric closet over-runneth. But these jersey prints were irresistible.
Obviously, I'm not even able to contemplate what sort of use I will put them too. I'm just happy having them folded on the couch where I can smile at them at regular intervals.
Incidently, a couple of days after they arrived I saw the cloud print featured on Bambino Goodies so I know I'm in good company in liking them.
The only drawback about Scandanavian fabric is the cost. It generally runs at a fairly eye-watering (to me anyway!) £15 to £18 a metre. Which has given me a thought.... I've been wondering if there are others who would consider joining a Co-op of Very Special Fabrics. As a group, we could buy bolts of Very Special Fabric at wholesale prices, enjoy the lower per unit cost and combined shipping, and divide the spoils once it's in the UK. If there is remaining yardage, I could then sell to other discerning fabric lovers outwith the Co-op. Everybody wins.
I'm not necessarily thinking about only Scandinavian fabric, although there are VAT advantages of staying within the EU (with German, Finnish and Dutch fabric also being delectable). I'm talking about Very Special Fabric from around the world (Japanese fabric anyone?!). I'm getting ahead of myself, true, but how much fun would it be to see the different creations a dozen people made from one bolt?!
Who's in? Who's interested? Who's a buzz-kill?