Something pretty fortuitous happened to me yesterday. So for our wedding I originally planned to design my own ikat fabric and get it printed by Spoonflower, and then make all the table runners and napkins for le reception. However a couple of months ago I decided that I was biting off a couple of full mouthfuls more than I could chew – my sewing skills leave a little to be desired (read: this was just never ever going to happen).
But…with the new big decision made to not have any fleurs at the reception (see last Friday’s post!) I’ve decided that we do really need some more colour on the tables and have revisited the sewing idea. Unfortunately I’ve now left it too late to get my own ikat, but we’re heading to Washington DC this weekend to visit one of my future sisters-in-law Karen (and I’m SO excited to see her!) and I figured I’d have a look to see if there are any fabric shops there that could come up with the goods.
SO, to cut a long and slightly dull story short, it turns out that frigging Calico Corners, the amazing online fabric shop that have graced these pages probably 100 times, are located just outside Washington! AMAZING. So I have an appointment to go see all their lovely wares first thing on Saturday morning, and I’m currently jumping around on my chair in excitement about it.
I think I’m going to go with an indigo ethnic-type fabric, like one of these beauts:
What do you reckon?