Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cabbages and Roses and Kaffe Fassett Collective

Second post - just had to do this one!

One of the blogs which I follow and look forward to seeing on my dashboard is from
Mias Landliv in Norway and on 3rd October her post showed beautiful fabric from a shop in London -Cabbages and Roses. I had a quick look at their site and decided I just had to go back for a longer look when I had the time and that possibly there might be something there for me in the fabric line which would ship to NZ no problem!

Yesterday husband and I went off to the village for a coffee in our favourite cafe and as usual called in Readaway Books - an amazing book shop, the number of books we have bought from them defies belief!! Anyway my real reason for going in there was to buy a book by David Austin on the English Roses

as you can see I was successful, but the gardening books are alongside the interior design books and I was having a look along the shelf when what should I see but

by Cabbages and Roses - it was my lucky day.

Haven't had time to do more than look at a few pages but it is food for the soul I think and look forward to sitting down with this book in a quiet corner without any interruptions!

On the subject of Cabbages and Roses I received on Thursday an order of fabric and included were the two new colourways of Brassica design by Philip Jacobs (which is my all time favourite design) from the Kaffe Fassett Collective, they are divine, absolutely gorgeous. I loved his first five colours but these two I think are his best yet

You have to see these "in the flesh" to really appreciate the colour, I can't bear to put them away in their basket just yet - I need them out on my cutting table to admire them! Can I actually bear to cut into them? Watch this space!! In fact I'm going to head back down to my studio to stroke them again  and will leave you with a photo of one of the English roses from my garden

What a pity you can't bury your nose in this photograph and smell the delicious old rose perfume!

Until next week


Julierose said...

I love those brassicas, too--so evocative. May have to get me some of those!! Sounds like you lucked out on your shopping day for sure. Have fun with them...hugs, Julierose

Sally T said...

That fabric is absolutely gorgeous. I don't see where its available in the U.S. yet, but I'm going to keep a look out. Philip Jacobs' fabric is the only way I can pretend to have a flower garden!

Ann Brooks said...

Wonderful post! I enjoyed reading about roses in the garden, books and fabrics. Look forward to more.

Barb in Mi said...

The fabric and your rose are just beautiful. Here in the US it's very fall like (but with lots of sun!) and we are wrapping it up before it gets cold...

sewyouquilt2 said...

I can smell it! wonderful ..........love roses........