Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Fabric splurge

December road trip stash

Today was our road trip to the 'Murray Sewing Center' in Murray, KY. My friend George at work said his wife bought beautiful fabrics there. We left at ten this morning and got back at three - so it really isn't as far as Jackson is, which usually takes most of the day. Jackson has more highway nonsense and lane changes etc. And yes, I spent a bit more than I really meant to - but I plan to make another jacket with the brown floral, and clothes for Esme with the rest of them. Mark said for the first time in a very long time I spent more on my fabric purchase than he did on the movie he bought. He said I had to remember that one :) I'll probably get five pieces of clothing for Esme out of here (I planned around what I had at home for matches/sleeves/trim etc.) and the jacket for myself. I showed Esme a green tree fabric and she demanded to find a purple tree. Good thing I found one! The two basic colors are to match to the 'purple tree' fabric Esme found - and things I should keep on hand but haven't with all the bother the local fabric counter has given me.

Robert Kaufman 'Whispering Woods' fabric
aka 'purple tree'

Esme found a 'Scooby Doo' doll next door at an indoor flea market, and she was excited about that. He was tucked in with a lot of toys on a shelf and she pointed him out to me. I was surprised she remembered the cartoon (we had it on the other day) enough to tell me his name and ask please Scooby Doo doggie??

The 'Disney princess' fabric is one I was going to buy at the local fabric counter, but the lady walked away. Since we happened to go to the Murray WM afterward for the movie, I stopped at their fabric counter and picked it up. Their lady was very nice and extremely busy - despite being in cramped quarters with a line.

Other pretties: (fabric pages)
multicolored Zoologie owls
caramel holly
blue umbrellas
green storm waves
pink blossoms

Note: I squeaked all but the sleeves of a raglan shirt out of the princess fabric. I made the skirt just an inch shorter and getting all the skirt pieces AND bodice pieces out of a half yard is an accomplishment. Especially when this fabric is a one-way and I was fussy-cutting a 'Cinderella' figure directly in the middle of the front of the shirt. Esme loves Cinderella and "reads" the book nearly every night before she goes to sleep :) I got the long sleeves cut out of the blue fabric from the apple shirt skirt. I think I'll cut out several projects to keep downstairs by the sewing machine - and then I can get a seam or two done in betweeen what Esme wants to play down there without walking all the way back upstairs for something (and getting wait me! wait me!)


ElizabethEK said...

Sounds like you had a great trip, and got some great finds. What movie did Mark get?

RheLynn said...

Fantasia collection!