Friday, April 3, 2009

What I picked up in NYC...Part 2

Okay, I admit it. The thought of hitting Kinokuniya and Purl Soho played no small part in helping me decide where my sister-in-law Cindy and I should take my mom for her 60th birthday.

So when we arrived in Soho on Thursday, I wasted no time heading (oh, so casually and unselfishly) straight for Purl. Where I then spent an hour poring methodically over every bolt of fabric, giddy with the knowledge that I was actually going to choose my fabric in person rather than via the internet, while Mom and Cindy hit the streets seeking out their own shopping inspiration.

I feel pretty good about how I came out. I actually had projects in mind this time - which kept me from losing all control and buying up random bits that I would later regret not purchasing more of, since I only bought the minimum amount because I loved the print, but wasn't thinking ahead as to how I would actually use it. Not that that's ever happened. I'm just sayin'.

Okay, on to the projects. A new spring dress for Audrey,

(By the way, do you have any idea how difficult it was to choose just one Liberty print? Purl's online selection seems to be just a sampling of what they actually have in stock. In the end, I basically had to close my eyes and point to make the final decision...)

a tie for Gage,

and a patchwork quilt for the soon-to-debut Third. Who's a boy, by the way.

Okay, so I did go a little nuts over the Kokka fabrics. I went in planning to buy some of the Flying Machines fabric, couldn't decide between two colorways, and ended up with a yard of each. Cut. After which I found the robot fabric and fell immediately in obsessive love. So it seems that Gage and the baby are going to share a plane/race car/robot room. Sort of an All Things Mechanical theme.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some sewing to do...


Larissa Holland said...

sigh...I love it all. so much. can't wait to see the end products. We need to sneak off to NYC at some point in the future, because you and I have the exact same shopping priorities. And need for frequent and pricey girl food. Now I need to get offline and get doing myself.

Robyn said...

I'm thinking we need to head to Portland next...definitely high ranking in the food and crafty goods department. Sign me (and, I guess, #3) up!

Stein Family said...

Beautiful fabric! Can't wait to see what you make. When is the little one due?

Robyn said...

Thanks, Stein Family - I can't wait to see if I ever get around to making what I plan to make... :)

And #3 is due in about 9 weeks!

dachsynut said...

Why in the world would Cindy and your mom leave Purl Soho to go to something else?? Now I have to wonder about your sweet mom.... Can't believe she left you alone in there! Danger, Danger, Danger!
(You were quite restrained though. Love your way of choosing Liberty fabric.)

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