on an busy workday running about with ruggy, i spied with my little eye a shop, a shop in an area where certainly there should be no shop of its kind... a shop called Fabric Planet.
ruggy calmly pulled over and then cringed as he watched me leap from the car, ignore the crosswalks three blocks away and make a mad dash across six lanes of traffic to get to this mecca.
they had an industrial sized bin of dollar-a-yard out front, what can i tell ya.
upon entering the store, i heard OONA! WHAT! i replied. the lovely chica behind the counter knew me from kalkatroona! when i asked if she'd pose for a blog picture she gaily climbed up onto a rickety stool and did a little jig.
can you see her fabulous fuchsia glasses amidst the color? if ever rainbow brite had a vomitorium, here it would be! it's just the right size of shop, not too big, not too small, and red riding hoods of all kinds roam the aisles, while the grannies that run the joint ask about their latest sewing projects like they hang all the time. (actually they seemed early 20s, but just go with me here, i'm feeling a fairytale theme.)
i found a couple fabric goodies, this absolutely stunning wool, which BeSpeckled Dancer made into a wondrous coat...
and then this.
lemme back that up for you.
WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH ALL THOSE 8s AND 3s. i was too caught up in the color to see the repeating numerals on the bolt. there's another 3 completing a diamond structure. what does it stand for? do they come in peace? anyone?
it's a magical place and i'll be back, oddly placed fabric mathematical shapes or not. and it was such a kick to be called out by kalkatroonaan name.
i don't quite know how it happened but i also seem to be popular on teh sewing interwebz... I'M TAKING OVER YOUR READERS AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME. little pigs, little pigs, let me in! evidence here at miss crayola creepy's, and here at rhinestones and telephones, where i tell you how i made my taffy blouse (for alla y'all who maybe wanted to read about sewing instead of an amazing jazz concert), more proof (of the drunken sort) at did you make that's fabulous pyjama party (so many peeps jumping on beds today!), and some getting to know you at my new friend what's up cupcake (i loved her questions).