Before I get started I wanted to thank Nola, from "Just Ramblin" for these wonderful fabrics, if you have a chance go over and read her inspiring post today please do. She is an amazing woman. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway Nola!
Next my son from Japan went to the Philipines (keep trying to get him to buy me fabrics from Japan) but he brought home these fabrics.
This not a heavy cotton, it is very light but I just love the design on it.
Here is another fabric with a nice design.
Then he purchased these and well...they are not cotton but will make a great bag, I have purchased a bag pattern frm Geta's along time ago and can't wait to get back to the states to buy what I need to make one.
This next fabric is from a dear friend here in Samoa, it is called Eli...and I believe I have mentioned this form of fabric stamping before. this fabric really is more of a lime green than a washed out green...very beautiful fabric.
One thing I have noticed while traveling and I think my son has ran into the same problem. when you ask someone a question and they can't understand you...the answer will most likely be YES.... So when he went to the fabric shop in the Philpines and asked for all cotton fabric (he not knowing cotton from satin), they not knowing what he was saying and if he asked if this fabric was all cotton they probably said YES. I have run into that here and at the Internationl Market place in Hawaii. If I ask, is this all cotton fabric, the answer will be YES....and usually the answer is NO. I have found one gal downtown that knows her fabrics....and she can take me to the cottons without me having to feel every bolt in the store. Sometimes you will find me behind the counter feeling fabrics. I ask permission first...but I get the most strange looks.