this pic above gets me so ridiculously, embarrassingly excited! isn’t it all so gorgeous? rows and rows and rows of designer fabrics – aaaaaah! so yummy!
unfortunately, i had very specific fabrics i was hoping to find, and couldn’t get them all in l.a. but joy and i were not quitters and we drove around southern california for the day, scouring lots of little fabric shops for the perfect finds.
out of the 55+ yards of fabric i was hoping to find, i got 20. not so good, but not too bad either. but the best part of the day was the company. joy is such a… such a… such a JOY to be with! thanks so much joy for being my “personal assistant” for the day! i could toatlly get used to that!
the quilter’s cupboard (atascadero)
the cotton ball (morro bay)
beverly’s (san luis obispo)
betty’s (san luis obispo)
but when i have a specific fabric in mind that i can’t find locally, i go online. i don’t have one specific shop i go to most. i tend to first do a google search for the fabric to find the cheapest price, but i also do a search on etsy because the prices can be very competitive. yes, the prices are usually lower, but then you also have to factor in shipping. i go back and forth in my preferences. i like the convenience of online shopping, and even though i have to pay shipping for the orders, it usually offsets the inconvenience of carting my 3 littles around. that said, the cotton ball and especially the quilter’s cupboard are extremely wonderful to my kids when i bring them with. and oh how i do love a good fabric store. just the fact that i can touch and feel a fabric and see it’s true color before buying it can be so helpful.
so i have a crazy busy next few days. like so crazy i seriously don’t know how it will all get done. but the light at the end of the tunnel: we’re heading up to nicole’s (my bff) for vacay!!! please forgive my absence over the next few days. bye!