Reading blogs can lead you to some pretty neat places.
Not long ago I was browsing a blog that took me to a collage of favorite photos that the author had pinned. One of those photographs took me to a flicker page. Looking through that page took me to her etsy site and before I knew it these lovely little bundles were delivered to my mailbox.
Serious cuteness, and I haven’t even opened the package yet.
Inside are a couple little somethings I’ve been wanting for quite a while. I saw a blogger who had made some. I found directions for making my own. I decided if I ordered the hardware it made sense to order a multi-pack rather than a single and then it would probably go like bag making and I would spend all my sewing time making a dozen of something I wanted one of. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but I wasn’t really up for making many at this moment. So I did a little shopping around and everything was too big, or not the fabric I loved, or the workmanship was not quite there. I debated. I waited.
I’m so glad I waited for what I really wanted, because this is what I unwrapped and it’s perfect.
Red is my favorite color you know. And oh, that little floral print? Love.
Who would have thought a key fob could make me so happy? Let me tell you a key fob that’s exactly what I want and I didn’t have to make, makes me very happy! Oh, and the other one is an equally adorable light blue but it’s for someone else so I didn’t unwrap it for them. See how nice I am?
The shopping fun didn’t end there either.
I have this Liberty fabric
addiction attraction. I fell in love with Liberty cottons years ago when I learned to make smocked dresses for my nieces. The shop that taught the classes sold the most wonderful, soft cottons that could not be found at any other fabric shop. I hoarded the scraps even though I wasn’t much of a quilter at the time.
A friend shared pieces from her Liberty stash and they were promptly tied up with ribbon and set aside for a special project.
My husband went to London and was given walking directions to the Liberty shop from his hotel and while I didn’t tell him he better not come home without fabric, well, I think he got the idea. Shoot, I love the stuff so much I’ve even been plotting how to use the ribbons the fabric bundles were tied with in my project.
Then I saw some special Liberty fabric on a blog and it was love at first sight. Naturally I had to follow the link to that etsy site as well and do a little shopping.
The package came from really far away
And inside the decorated envelope was another fancy envelope
Seriously, yesterday afternoon it was feeling like Christmas around here!
And inside was the most adorable fabric ever.
Liberty meets Hello Kitty. Seriously cute!
I really need to stop collecting all this Liberty fabric and turn it into something (or several somethings) wonderful.
Hope your online shopping adventures bring you something fun too!
- – marcella