December 17, 2007

A Visit to the City

Being a new Bay Area resident, I'm still trying to find all of my fabric resources (not that I need any more fabric). Friday I took the afternoon off and rode the ferry into San Francisco to locate a shop called Peapod Fabrics. I also met up with Nick & a coworker, Amanda, for some drinks & dinner. I haven't made it into the city much since we've been here so it's kind of an adventure for me.
They've set up an ice rink at the Embarcadero, right across from the ferry building. Oh how I love to skate. I might just take a run over there again after Christmas, hehe. I'm a sucker for an ice rink! You gotta love an ice rink with palm trees around it.

The fabric shop was just lovely. It's very small, but I described it to Nick as exactly what it would look like if I owned a fabric store. Very neatly organized, sock monkey on a shelf by the door, polka dots around the cutting table. It was very me and stocked with my type of fabric. Take a look at the website for some great photos of the shop. I'd love to sign up for a class there some day. The owner is super nice, she actually came by my booth at the market a while back. Of course I had to get something, so I picked out these 3 little remnant pieces to add to my collection. I see zipper pouches in my future.
After my trip to Peapod, I headed back downtown to meet Nick. I had some time to spare so I ran in to Urban Outfitters to see what kind of bedspreads they've got these days. Those Birdie ones I got a few months ago made great totes, and they sold like crazy. I'm not especially hip, so Urban Outfitters is a great place for me to go to see what's cool. I got two bedspreads in teal and green. The colors are great! Owls and birds seem to be all the rage right now, so we'll see what the shoppers think when I can get some new totes made and into my shop.
Today I'm trying to make some progress on a custom quilt. I'd love to get it to FedEx by Wednesday morning. Wish me luck!


Nutsy Coco said...

I love those new fabrics!

I'm a sucker for ice skating too. I took lessons a couple years ago since I hadn't been skating since I was a kid and it was a lot of fun.

Amy Herbst said...

The fabric and bedspreads look great! What fun. Good luck finishing the quilt!

Felicia said...

Good luck! You can do it :)

Jenn Maruska said...

I've only been ice skating once - but I'm proud to say I didn't fall the whole time I was on the ice : )

Love those new fabrics - I'm sure those totes will sell quickly, too.

Good luck with your deadline! : )

Beth Lemon said...

I'm so jealous of your trip into the city. Every once in a while I get up to Pittsburgh and even that is like heaven.

I can't wait to see the new totes!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

ohh delicious fabrics!!!