I've found some fabric!
As mentioned in this post, I had been on the look out for fabrics with a retro theme. One pattern I have always found to be synonymous with the 1950's, alongside Lucienne Day's prints is crosshatch. Before Orla Kiely came along, I always equated crosshatch patterning with those old fashioned formica kitchen surfaces. Alexander Henry's 'in the kitchen' range was ideal. I got mine from Fabricshack as they have a half price shipping deal on at the moment, for overseas shipping (like me, I'm in the UK) they are doing $7 (that's about £4.20) for a flat fee priority envelope, which will fit in roughly 9 yards of fabric! Very good price if you ask me. I threw in some teeny tiny zoo too, it's cute!
Unlike many of my craft blogging friends, I have quite a small stash of fabrics that I work from,
and some of these have been acquired from clothing. Things run a bit differently when it comes to felted wool though...
this is just my collection of off white, cream and beige. I keep thinking I should put together some scrap packs of it to sell on Etsy just so the shelf stops bowing under the weight!