Skip to main content

Road Trip For Fabric

Yesterday my sister and her husband and I went on a road trip to Fayetteville TN to go to Sirs Fabrics. I'd never been there before and it was sure worth the drive. The prices and selection were great and of course all the sights, even thou it rained non stop were wonderful. 
 Along the road. 
 Down town
 One of 2 buildings of Sirs. 
We loved this upholstery fabric. 
 Lunch at Honey's. They opened in the 1930's.
 Fabric I got for my new patio chairs. 
The chairs are black iron. Won't this look great. 
 Couldn't pass up  more Olivia fabric. 
The polka dots were a must too. 

After fabric shopping and a good lunch we hit the antique shops. 
There were a lot of these in town and I just couldn't
pass up this old 1950's Samsonite train case. 
After looking it up on line, I think I got a great deal. 

 I just have to figure out a way to make this fit into
my sewing room to store fabric in. 
With all the hangers it will be great eye candy. 

Last week I received my swap from Gwen
I was just so thrilled with this. Her post card is 
wonderful and the addition of the inchies transforms
it into a whole new piece of art. 


Barb said…
Your road trip sounds the fabrics and case
S said…
Thanks for sharing! Your page is so pretty!!! And, what a small world: You visited my home away from home...where much of my family lives. (I'm about 1 hour away, in Huntsville AL.) That town square still has so much charm. BTW: Your finds were wonderful. That train case was in great shape, too! Loved your colorful photos. Please come back and share pics when you've made items...especially with that adorable piggy fabric.
I've been to Sir's a few times. Very nice store and good prices! I'll have to check out the antique stores next time.
Where did you see the barn quilt? I've been thinking of making a half size one for my storage shed:)
Gene Black said…
I am trying to NOT buy fabric for a while. (yes it is difficult!) If I went to Sirs, I will surely fall victim to the "stash building" syndrome.
Angel said…
so much fun! I love my Vanna White pose!

Popular posts from this blog

Sewing Withdrawal

With my next jewelry show a mere 15 days away I've needless to say been twisting and hammering to get new items ready. This will be the last show of the year and I really need to get busy with my Christmas sewing. I have 2 projects on the machine cabinet ready to jump into - but that will be after Nov 12 when the show is. I did combine my two loves last week thou when I was at Stefanie's sewing. I started the base for 4 different fiber jewelry projects. I've always wanted to make one of the big fiber bib necklaces and got a good start on that - it's not done yet thou. These smaller mixed media pieces are finished. 

Happy to say that I sold one of my fiber art wall hangings on my Etsy shop today.  It's always such a great feeling to know someone loves your work.  I like making wall hangings and post cards the best.  The freedom of knowing I can put anything into the art and  let my creativity run amuck is a wonderful thing.   So Stars In The Sand is now history. 

Sewing Withdrawal

Well it's just been days since I've done any sewing - 7 as of today. I do feel like I'm not quite centered when no creating is going on. I have had time to squeeze in a little doodling but that's about it. 
With Earth day this month I wanted to share the tote bag I made from a bird seed bag.  There was almost nothing left over from the original bag. They only thing tossed out  was from evening up the bottom. The wonderful Edna showed me how to make this. The only thing you need to keep in mind is don't use your regular sewing machine needle. She had me get a leather needle and it worked great. I just used regular thread too. So now Angel has a big old tote for her treasure hunts at the flea markets/yard sales. The handles were cut off the top of the bag above where the pretty bird drawing is. 

This morning I finished up Angel's hand print zen doodle. I used water color pencils to color this in - you use very little water. Just enough to blend the colors. 

And speaking…

It's Cold out - stay in and create

The weather here has been very odd, freezing, 60's, snowing - so my desire to go out is nill. I've been working on jewelry pretty non stop lately. So I thought today I'd do some sewing! Oh my word I'm making little pot holders that are quilted. Don't be shocked. I've not given it up. Just have to get going on the new stuff for 2018. It's time for new designs and new techniques. 
So here are a few of the recent designs. 
I've been playing with smooth river stones and wrapping them in silk. Adding beads, wire and other bits of fiber. 
This one has several layers of silk hand dyed ribbon two hole and single hole beads and some wire wrapping on a leather cord. 
I've had this crinoid stem fossil for years and the other day when I looked at it I decided it's time had come. I added some of my favorite beads.  This was a plant at one time living in the ocean, just think.
Continuing to play with clay and this faux fossil is from my imagination, maybe it'…