Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fun at the Fabric Store

Here is a picture I took on my drive in to work this morning. The weathermen failed to get it right once again and we only got about 5 inches of heavy wet snow instead of the10 that was predicted. It was pretty, but I give it permission to melt quickly.

Sunday I made a trip to Joann Fabrics...one of my favorite stores. I haven't been there for a while and it felt so good....like coming home. I bought fabric to make three new clocks for my etsy shop, FourDogDay. I learned a while ago that I have to buy fabric that other people might like and not just fabric that I like. So, with that thought in mind...here are the three I bought. Can you guess which one is NOT something I would normally buy? HAHA! I just thought it might make a fun little desk clock. I'm hoping someone will like it! The other two I LOVE!! The green one is awesome and the old fashion looking one is so pretty. I'll show you the clocks when I get them done.

Then I bought fabric for three new tote bags. I love all of these and I can't wait to get started on them! The prints are the outside and the more solid colors are the lining. Flowers, darling kitties and bumble bees!

The fabric store was bright and colorful from wall to wall, and everything just shouted "SPRING"! It was so awesome.

11 comments:

毛衣 said...

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Lanyardlady said...

Hahaha! It will probably sell instantly!

Mary said...

i love fabrics and it looks like you had a lot of fun. can i reserve the skull one? haha! not! i have to say when i saw it i was a bit surprised ;-)

i love that you are willing to step outside your own box and have fun ;-)

glad you weren't overwhelmed with snow--we're due for a week of rain here....

Pat said...

I was at Joann's yesterday to pick up some paint and ribbon. It was displayed for spring and summer.
That was a spirit raiser for sure.

Love the kitty and bee fabric but you will find that the items made of the skull fabric will probably sell right away... beach lovers (Pirates) and Biker Gals. I always sell pirate and biker signs at the shows I do.

Have a wonderful day,
Pat

Kat said...

I actually like the scull and roses. I kniow someone who would love that clock.
I am a sucker for fabric but have not sewn in a long time, but just bought me a dress pattern for some up and coming events.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I adore fabric, even though I have no skill nor any clue what to do with it. I think it's the designs and colors that lure me in.
It all melted! Yay!

Cathryn said...

I love the kitty and the flower designs! I can't wait to see the totes you make with them! Have fun!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Although I haven't figured out why, skulls seem to be very popular right now - even in scrapbooking. That clock will probably be the 1st thing that sells.

The Muse said...

such an array...yes...the mix of styles will speak to such an audience!can't wait to see!!

Beth Anderson said...

I LOVE Joanne Fabrics! I never walk out of there empty handed and I never walk out of there paying full price!
Anxious to see the final results with the lovely fabrics.
The snow pictures look beautiful. We are getting rain right now and they are talking about another blizzard hitting Thursday - ARGH!

Angela said...

I LOVE the green one and toile has always been a favorite of mine. I just read in a magazine that Bees are going to be popular this year.

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