Then on Friday I pre-ordered a fat quarter bundle of Tiger Lily by Heather Ross because this line is so gorgeous and just to my taste (I was not so thrilled with all that strawberry and frog stuff from her last line). Somehow that broke the gates because when I went on a shop hop with my friend A this weekend I showed progressively less restraint as we went from store to store.
We started at a new shop, the Village Square Quilt Shop, which is about 20 minutes away from my house.
|The store was actually a bit hard to find but in a very charming location.|
|The inside was quite small but charming and the prints were not to my taste much at all (I would classify them as more traditional fabrics) but they were all carefully chosen, well-organized and nice to look at it.|
|The Miss Kate caught my eye but I showed restraint. I like it but don't love it.|
|I like this Math print (by Sweetwater I think?) except that brown is just so yuck. So I didn't get any.|
|The store actually doesn't carry Kona on the bolt (can you IMAGINE?) but this beautiful pre-packaged bundle set my heart fluttering.|
|I liked these pillows that were on display, and there was a free pattern attached!|
|It is located in this really hipster, charming neighbourhood.|
|The store is small but so gorgeous! The newly exposed brick wall is stunning, the space is open and beautiful...I could stay here and work for sure!|
|Check out this Cotton+Steel dress on display! Love!|
|And I loved this modern Flying Geese quilt.|
|This pattern spoke to me right away. It is Amy Butler and I knew my friend C would be proud. I was on a real emerald kick on this day- I was drawn to all the emerald I saw.|
|One wall of quilting fabric.|
|The other wall of quilting fabric.|
Then we wandered next door to check out this yarn studio, handknit. (A knits but I don't).
|It was beautiful and we made sure to pet all the wool (turns out I have expensive Baby Alpaca and Cashmere taste. Who knew?)|
|Again, so awesome. Very hipster and cool. I could have bought lots of things but held back.|
|We made one more stop before heading to the car at The Mulberry Cafe which was again so cool and young. A wanted a peppermint tea and we liked the vibe of this place.|
I headed to my favourite spot, the remnant wall, and checked out the options. I did find a remnant of light grey Pearl Bracelets that worked perfectly for the quilt A is making but I didn't find anything for myself here.
|I love the deals you can find on this rainbow wall!|
|This display of Kona solids had me thinking about the colourful I-Spy quilt I wanted to make my youngest daughter this year.|
When we finished at Greenwood (fortunately A found all the grey and yellow she needed) we went to Len's Mill because I had never been and because A wanted some old lady lavender backing for a wall hanging.
And then, amongst all the garbage and ugly (with the occasional designer print that was nice, like some Parson Grey) I found a jackpot! Lizzy House Peeps- pretty much every print from that line! This line is from 2009, so old, and impossible pretty much to find online. I wanted to buy two yards from every bolt. I'm not kidding. But I had just bought soooooooooo much at Greenwood so I narrowed it down to three prints. I'm telling you, though, I might have to head back. Also, if I ever come across Lizzy House Outfoxed in the wild like this I may buy the whole bolt. I so wish I had bought tons of that when it was out.
And here is the result. What was I thinking? What happened to shopping my stash, which I have been enjoying? I love these prints and I'm so glad I have them but I certainly didn't need them. Ah, well, I'll chalk it up to a little splurge and go back to trying to shop my stash...which is a little bit bigger now. :)
And so you can see why I titled my blog today Don't Take Someone on a Diet to a Buffet. :)
|I didn't know what to expect.|
|A described it as a Bi-Way with lots of fabric. It was pretty disorganized, huge and with lots of crap. Her description was perfect.|
|They had some horrendous fabric. This gem was in the 50% off pile. WHY IS THIS A FABRIC??|
|But we came across this bin of laminated cotton- Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and Tula Pink! $10 a meter!|
|I thought this Robert Kaufman zombie print would appeal to my hubby. I showed him the picture afterwards and he agreed it was awesome.|
|They have tons of licensed prints. I know where I will get superhero fabric from now on!|
|Isn't it pretty? I posted this picture on Instagram and Lizzy House herself commented. It is very strange to see all this old line in such a complete form on a shelf!|
|The neighbour hood was sketchy. This was on the wall on the side of the building. It is a drug tag. Need to buy any magic mushrooms?|
|These were the three I settled on. That middle one I think for sure is going to go in the I-Spy quilt I want to make.|
|This was the result of my binging at Greenwood (all the stuff in the first two rows) and the stuff from Needlework Hamilton on the far right.|
|I picked up one yard of this Olaf print from Len's Mill to make my elder daughter a pillowcase. She was thrilled.|
|Yummy fabric stack.|