Friday, August 28, 2009

And the Pile Grows Higher!

Hello friends! Just a quick post to share with you some photos of my recent fabric finds. Ok...I need more fabric like I need a third pinky finger. Hey....if I had a third pinky finger I could wear that other ring that is too small for my ring finger! Wow...I'm good, did you see how I rationalized and justified my new purchases??? It all makes perfect sense now.

While I was in California, I noticed quite a few animal prints. Handbags and luggage, it was very popular. I never really looked for animal prints when I shopped for fabric before now. For some reason I am very attracted to these patterns..especially the zebra. I really love the bold black and white and the cool jagged stripe. Very timeless. Oooooo..I feel a little tingle in my chest..could that be my fabric taste maturing??

When I returned from Ca. I stopped by my wonderful local quilt shop www.kellyannsquilting.com/ and intended only to say hello to Kelly Ann. Well if any of you know Kelly Ann, you are probably thinking what a naive fool I must be. Kelly Ann is the Optimus Prime of the fabric sales world. I never get out of her shop without making a purchase. I walk in to be socially correct and leave financially defeated. She gets me every time!!!! Just between you and me..I do think she is a pretty cool lady with a great shop. I never hold a grudge ;-) Aren't these wintry pink holiday fabrics beautiful?


While at Kelly Ann's I spotted this fabulous Halloween panel and matching fabric. I love Halloween, but very often all I find is patterns of black and orange ..which is great except I lean more towards more muted tones. I think that is why I was drawn to this fabric, I love the rust, beige and chocolate brown with the cool stenciled pumpkins. I think this would be perfect as the center piece in a holiday apron. Can you think of another use?

Finally, I neglected to include this photo in my California post last week. You know you are a fabric junkie when you are in California and shopping in places like Rodeo Drive, Huntington Beach and the Rose Bowl Fleamarket and all you bring home is 4 yards of fabric and a handsewn linen apron! My poor hubby just shakes his head in disbelief...it's a wonder his head hasn't just dropped off, it is in such a constant state of shaking. He is like one of those bobble dolls on your dashboard. God...I love that man!!!! That's it for now...until next post, be kind and stay creative.

7 comments:

Tweed Delights said...

Just love your fabric choices - every one of them :)! Looking forward to seeing your creations :D

Wanda said...

I especially like the jagged animal stripe fabric, the Halloween panel for it's muted colors, same as you and the soft pink in the bottom photo...

Kelly Ann said...

aaaaaa....shucks..thanks for the kind words...you know me too well....btw you should see some of the retro Halloween fabric that came in this week...I am such a tease...

Patsy said...

Hey, Janet, love your fabric choices. Have a great weekend.

Audrey said...

Great fabrics!! When hubby complains about to many craft supplies in my craft room, I just ask about the tools in his tool box. Tools are way more expensive than crafts!

Kirsty said...

I love the little red houses.

w said...

what is it about animal prints that just makes me wanna jump up and down and yell rawr?