Disclaimer: this post is full of very poorly-lit photos. Sorry.
Stocked up again this week!
First, art materials. An art supply store was closing down and
having a liquidation sale. So of course I had to go. By the time
I got there, though, a lot of the really good stuff was gone.
There was a full rack of art markers all at half price but I had
the two younger kids with me so I didn't dare browse. I left
with some entry-level oil pastels to replace the dried up bits
frigid stretch before Spring, I should probably put aside
sewing for a while to work on more art (and I use that term
very loosely) for our very bare walls.
Next, fabric - but of course.
My first online purchase.
I much prefer the physical store experience but oilcloth
was hard to find in stores. Plus, I didn't even know what
oil cloth looked like. So many blogger folks are in love
with it so I thought I'd buy some just to see what
it was all about.
Hmmm. Plasticky. But soft.
What in the world am I going to make from it? Still, that
question has never stopped me hoarding fabric, so I'm
Some wool felt, in doll-skin colors.
Again another miracle fabric that had captured the hearts
of crafty folk everywhere. So I went and procured some on sale.
Nice. And an extremely familiar texture.
Came home and discovered that I had a large bag of
remnants of this, in multiple colors, from when my
grandmother used to make softies. Fun! So that's what it
was called! Some of those remnants still retain the shapes
where she'd cut animal heads and bodies years ago.
Got a bit sentimental.
unfortunately. She said, "I know you! You come a lot."
Sigh - she doesn't know the half of it. I used to just
be obsessed. Now I am also notorious.