You can read the blow by blow of our trip to Portland here but I can summarize: it was a trip any husband would hate. Three days, four fabric store trips, several kid/toy store trips, one bead store, two yarn stores, umpteen bus rides to the 'burbs for more fabric stores and two trips to the donut store. Well, the boys might have liked the donut store.
This pile is from the Knittn Kitten. Wow is that one ugly website but one fantastic idea for a store. I totally want to open one in Sacramento. Let's call that business plan #687 that will not be realized. (if you are an angel investor, call me, I have several business plans...) Right, the loot. You can see the prices. The cheater cloth in the back was $3 for 2 yards. Bargain city and who can resist a gingham eyelet?
Then we went to Fabric Depot
If you read a lot of crafty blogs you've no doubt seen the Portland blog crew going on and on about Fabric Depot. It's worth it. It's not inexpensive but they have EVERYTHING (except silicone impregnated ripstop nylon--sorry, dad). For MLK Day EVERYTHING was 30% off. I think I showed a lot of restraint. The cherry is a baby wale corduroy for a coat or jumper for Biscuit. The muslin and canvas are for a plan I'm hatching to screen print my own fabric. The toweling is just because I've never seen it anywhere but online so had to get some. The tools, oh, I don't know, 50% off, I'm married to a woodworker, a half yard didn't seem excessive... And no sales tax in Oregon!
All the light colored fabrics are in the wash now. I'm getting better about washing fabrics before putting them away. Nothing more annoying than having inspiration strike and not having your fabric pre-washed.
So it's time to switch the load to the dryer and watch some Project Runway. I love my DVR. Happy Thursday!