(that's supposed to be sung to the tune of Turning Japanese).
I got my Lara Cameron Kawaii fabric yesterday. No pics yet, but it is a similar brown to the Kristen Doran. A little more sivery though. Yes, silvery brown. It exists, okay? My solution is to buy some more Echino fabric to lighten up the browns. In red ladybug and green dots.
There's been a lot of buying and not so much making round these parts, if you haven't noticed. I've got a week set aside in early June that will be a week free for me and Mathilda to get reacquainted. So I'm stocking up for then. I'm planning a Built By Wendy top, placemats, table runner, cushion cover, apron and maybe some pyjamas.
I've also been terribly distracted by the challenge of finding the most environmentally friendly shampoo in the world (that I could afford). The finalists were Lush shampoo bars, Natural Instincts and MooGoo. Lush is packaging free, but isn't organic and ontains sodium laureth sulphate (I was also trying to skip the SLS, to see if it makes my scalp happier). MooGoo is oragnic, SLS-free and locally produced (thus saving on transport pollution), but is packaged in plastic and has animal-derived ingredients (resource intensive). Natural Instincts is vegetarian, organic and SLS-free, but comes in plastic. I went as far as buying some Natural Instincts and oo! it gives a lovely wash, but then I heard rumour that part of their proceeds go to a Christian charity. Until I can make sure that it isn't a proselytising charity I won't be rebuying the stuff.
See how difficult this ethical consumption caper is?
On the subject, Ecoyarns are now stocking organic cotton jersey. Looks like they've sold out of plain cotton, and I must admit the stuff is still very pricy (compared to the price difference between regular and organic cotton yarn). But it's a start. Hopefully it'll become more common.