Friday Five: fabric edition (mostly)

December 19, 2008

Thanks to JenInMaine, I’ve been coveting some fabrics by Amy Butler. Which ones? All of them, I think.

If you love quilting-weight cotton you can always have your own designs printed on-demand by spoonflower. I’m lazy so I haven’t ordered any, but it’s a very nice idea.

I’ve been coveting Jenae Michelle’s amazing purses, hand-crafted with gorgeous vintage wool. She had her summer line of super-cute quilted bags marked way down last I saw her at the Downtown Holiday Market, but I’m holding out for one of this winter’s bags. You really need to see them in person to appreciate the depth of the textures and the luxuriousness of the fabrics. Plus, you get the added bonus of a surprise each time you open a bag, because the linings are as beautiful as the exteriors. She’s also at the Torpedo Factory and Eastern Market.

As I was writing this post I clicked over to panda head, a local fashion blog, to find a post from last week I wanted to link to in the fabric round-up. I immediately got derailed by this post about local artist Johanna Mueller, who is not a fabric designer. I was just introduced to her at the Sackler Museum by Michele while we were checking out the Garden and Cosmos: the Royal Paintings of Jodphur at the Sackler Gallery. Small strange world.

Now I’ve been derailed from my original subject, and more specifically from the last link that I picked for today’s post, ecostilleto’s list of Things that Suck. Cotton’s on the list, so maybe I didn’t end up as far afield as I thought.

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December 19, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

Since I wrote this post I’ve been gifted with a sewing machine. The world is a strange and mysterious place….

December 22, 2008 @ 2:54 pm


I know, it’s so addictive, isn’t it? I’m thankful the quilting shop near my house has a limited selection but still, it’s way too easy to drop $50 without even thinking about it.

December 22, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

And oh YAY sewing machine! I bought myself a fancypants Brother machine in 2006 to replace the old chain-stitch 1948 Singer that I got from g’ma and it was seriously the best present ever.

December 22, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

That is SO spooky, cause I was just on ravelry typing a message about how you rock because I linked to you and a sewing machine magically appeared. Or maybe about how you suck because now I’m going to need to buy the pretty fabric. The message isn’t done, it could go either way ;-)