Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Shopping Game

I have a game that I like to play. It is like a video game, st least to me. I like to find things that I want to buy online, add them to my cart, and never buy them. I guess it could be called, "Virtual Shopping".

Last week I was Virtual Shopping at some different fabric stores online. I got to the checkout point.......and I bought them!!! Don't tell Huzz! He would have a fit! I am supposed to be on a shopping hiatus--after the Christmas frenzy.

I got the fabrics today, all Amy Butler's, and a pattern for the Sophie Carry-all (not to be confused with the Kitty carry-all doll from The Brady Bunch). When I opened the package I think I heard angels singing. It was neatly wrapped in tissue paper and tied with cotton string. The invoice was folded there with a personal message, hand written on it, thanking me for my purchase, and wishing me "Happy Creating".

It has been such a long time since I have been able to buy any real fabric. (I've been trying to use my stash.) I stared at it, and I almost started crying! Pathetic??? Yes!! But, I am a true lover of fabric. I love the way it looks. I love the way good fabric feels. My favorite, however, is how it smells when you iron it! (Kind of creepy--huh!)

I was lucky to find these other 2 fabrics at Joanns. I'm going to make a runner for my kitchen table out of them. They are both Alexander Henry prints.


Gertie, my almost 13 year old, had a Birthday party to go to last night. I decided to make this cute bag I had seen somewhere......wish I could remember where...out of Jeans. I took a pair of Tally's little corduroy pants, cut off the legs, and made this cutie bag!

I even lined it!! We filled it with "teen-ish" girly stuff. I think it turned out pretty well. Gert is bugging me to make her one now!

Well, I guess it's back to staring at my new fabrics, and thinking of all of the things I could do with them........but, not doing anything yet.........not yet!


jen b said...

i feel exactly like you do when the fabric arrives in the mail all pretty. sometimes i just leave it bundled and look at it. that purse you made for your daughter's friend is so adorable.

Ali said...

Hee hee, I love the virtual shopping game - I might have to go and play a round or two...

Cocoa said...

The purse turned out way cute. I love fabric too. I could spend hours in a fabric store, almost as much time as I'd spend in a bookstore.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Thank you so much! The purse is darling, the aprons cute, and the kids adorable.
Its fun to see what other moms are doing in our
great state. Thanks again.