Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fabric Shopping - What Surprised Me

First let me say that I haven't purchased fabric in maybe as long as five years. At that point I mostly bought cheaper cotton fabric for quilting purposes. I got burnt out on quilting because that last year I made a lap quilt for every member of my family including the guys (think sports or cameo). I laid it down one day and never went back. I don't know how to sew apparel and that is really what me and Grace are after at this point. Yesterday Grace went to spend some time with a friend and I headed to the fabric store.

All of the fabric I chose is teenage related. The first patterns we will try is a furry hat and some bags. I bought all of Grace's favorite themes - Hello Kitty, Galaxy, and Asian inspired.

While looking through tons and tons of fabric choices, which took lots longer than I thought it would I ran across Elsa inspired fabrics. Absolutely beautiful at 20 dollars a yard. When did fabric become so expensive? Even with expensive as it all was there was a line a mile long of people getting fabric cut.

Last but not least I found three books that I COULD NOT leave without purchasing. Such cuteness to create! My creative juices have just exploded (this hasn't happened in a long time). I'm thinking Christmas presents, craft fairs......  Looking forward to crafting on and teaching Grace in the process.


Nicole said...

Looks fun!

Karen said...

A great shopping day!! We rarely buy fabric, ok I NEVER buy fabric but Keilee does at times, and it IS expensive. Can't wait to see what you make.

LJS said...

So that's where your fairy on IG came from! I am so glad you have taken the time to pursue these interests. Keep posting updates!!!

grtlyblesd said...

The Chinese wedding fabric is beautiful! Where did you get it?