I was going to title this post "How to give your husband a heartattack" but then thought it sounded a bit too flippant about a very serious medical issue so thought better of it!
I've started the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month with a friend (we decided we liked it better than the 2013!) and needed background fabric. So I ordered it from The Remnant House and told my husband.
So when this arrived :
You can imagine how much fabric he thought I had ordered - and how much it had cost!
I put him out of his misery and opened it up to reveal:
Two cushions, 1 metre of clear vinyl (I'm going to try using it like a supreme slider (only bigger, and cheaper)when I next try quilting) and 4 meters of Klona grey cotton. His colour came back and he headed off to work before he had any more unpleasant surprises.
I decided to order some fabric from the states before the postage went up - so it took a little of the sting out of the VAT charge on the order when it arrived
Fancy Tiger Crafts.
The voile feels amazing - I think the combination of the two is going to be really lovely - and should mean that I can stop wearing my great big knitted scarf in the office (it's really not an indoors type scarf at all). Er, yes a couple of other fabrics kind of snuck in too...
I haven't told him that I also ordered fabric from the Intrepid Thread too - so there may be more customs fees to pay.