October 16, 2007

One Down

Today I'm off to Santa Rosa for a fabric scouting trip. There's a big fabric store up there, about 35 miles from here. I need some pinks & beiges, some more fabric for my wedding and something blue for an adult bib. I'm looking forward to it. It's so pretty around here right now and most of the drive is just hills...gorgeous. It's kind of grey today, but it's still going to be nice.
I wanted to share the finished custom tote with you before I go. I think the tote works well with the zipper closure & pockets. Maybe I'll make some more for the market & see what happens. I've also got two custom monkeys moving out today. That leaves me with another custom purse and two Hawaiian shirts to make this week. I think I can manage that.

Also, yesterday I received two really great books from Amazon.com, I've been anxiously awaiting their arrival. I'll try to give you a complete review at some point, but at first glance, both are excellent!

Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts and Doodle-Stitching. I can just sit and leaf through both of these books all day. I'm a very visual person and am especially drawn to good, clean graphics. These books score an A+ in that area. I've just started reading, so I'll get back to you. Ohhh, they're just heaven!


Katie Jean said...

That fabric is so cute! I've been wanting to get those books for a long time... maybe one of these days!

Jenna Lou said...

I just got doodle stitchery too. I was a little bummed out by the projects, but it's still an great book for inspiration!!

Margaret said...

Yeah, super fabric tote, how nice! Love reading your blog, I'm a big fan.

Anonymous said...

I just got the Patchwork book. I like it. Love the little birds, the elephant and I'm already working on the pincushion project.

I saw the doodling book but didn't order that one. I'll check back for your review.

By the way, I love that yellow bag of yours.

wardstorms said...

Great fabrics you found! I just happened upon your blog from a link on another blog and saw your post about the fabric store you were visiting in Santa Rosa. I am in Petaluma so I guess we are neighbors. You must be in Marin County.