Friday, October 23, 2009

NYC Fabric Shopping

As I was re-reading a blog post that I had read before heading to NYC I realized that I didn't hit enough fabric stores!!! Now I wish it was only a few hours away so I could go again!
Don't get me wrong - I spent too much already.....but I hate it when I miss something.
I am happy with what I bought even though I cringe at the price per yard of this stuff. Maybe I will take a picture and post it so you can see it too!
Here are the stores I bought from:
Mood - a large store with tons of fabrics - I bought mostly silk brocades from here.
B&J Fabrics - another large store with very expensive stuff. I bought lovely laces - can't wait to use them!
Rosen and Chadick - I bought more silk and lace.
Tinsel Trading Company - tons of ribbon and fun stuff. I wanted some old metallic lace fabric but it was $175 a yard so I passed on it. But maybe someday - I can see it on an angel.....
Trim Art - more ribbon
Hyman and Hendler - expensive but I loved the ribbons.

I was looking for some really nice flowers to embellish with but was mostly disappointed. I guess I need to go back and look some more!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New York trip!

What a fun trip we all had! Lots of shopping, gawking, eating, walking, walking, walking, walking. It was cold and wet but we survived it all!
I bought lots of really sweet fabrics - can't wait to use them! You will see them all at IDEX - laces, silks, trims, brocades, fun, fun, fun!!!
Can't wait to go again - next time it will be WARM!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Between trips

After getting back from the Dollery show I am off to NYC for a trip with some of my daughters! But as usual it will be yuck weather - - rain, rain, cold. Someday I will go there in the hot summer.
But in the meantime I find myself wasting time, wondering what to do next, sitting at this computer way too much....
I need another deadline....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Sister

Here is my latest piece - I named it My Sister. I found a picture of my friend's on Facebook and was inspired by it! So fun!
They are all packed up waiting in my suitcase for the trip to Boston and the Dollery show. I head out early tomorrow morning. I will be traveling with Diane Keeler and meeting up with Stephanie Cauley.!!! Can't wait! It is always so fun to visit other artists and see what they have done. I always come home more determined to work harder and better!
Friday night will be an invitation-only event. What fun to watch the collectors stream in! It's like they are in a candy store!!!
Saturday will be a little more relaxed. Then Saturday night we have traditionally had a lobster feast!! Another great thing about this show!!! My once a year lobster!!!!!
I fly home on Sunday and get ready for my trip with my daughters to NYC the next Friday!!!
Talk later!