May 21, 2010

My Guilty Pleasure

I've already told you I'm love fabric. That it's so hard for me to cut into it because I might mess up, wish I'd made something else, or worst yet, the line might be discontinued. To those of you thinking "Wow, Drama Queen." Yes, it's truly that bad. So it shouldn't be too hard to guess what my guilty pleasure is. I love Fabric Shopping.

My Fabric Addiction

Back in February I mourned the closing of one of my favorite fabric stores near here. It's true. That was of course, until they had their going-out-of-business sale. Can it get any better than that?! Fabric on SALE?! *Sigh* I was so delighted to come home with nearly 15 yard of fabric and 8 patterns. Six of those patterns were Oliver + S. Alone they would have cost me $95 plus taxes. I spent $82.32 and saved $163.80. Seriously, it was awesome!

My Fabric Addiction

My Fabric Addiction

Maybe it's because this version of textile doesn't stress me out like the made-to-fit version do. I get really frustrated with clothing shopping. It's downright depressing sometimes. But we are talking about fabric shopping. It was such a delight last weekend to go shopping with a dear friend who also feels the same way. (Although I'm sure I'm way more addicted than she is.)

We oohed and aahed over so many bolts of fabric. It was so much fun. But the best part was as I was cutting my fabric and she called me over to see some more fabric we hadn't noticed. Some beautiful silk. I died. We both bought some. Only problem - it's not machine washable so I'm not sure using it for cushions on my couch like I had planned is such a good idea? Oh well, until I decide I don't have to cut into it!


Amy said...

I have to tell you.. I thought I was the only one who had panic attacks contmemplating cutting the fabric..... (well, maybe I am exaggerating a bit) I do really think and think about it sometimes for a while. I go buy the fabric with something specific in mind and then have a hard time cutting it.... pathetic...

I also LOVE oliver + s they are great patterns.