My latest Japanese acquisitions, purchased while I was on the road last week. I got them here in person. The shop couldn't be cuter and neither could the owners. There is some serious cute going on at the CraftyPlanet! I relish sparkly, bright fabric shops that are inspiring and hip. But living in Michigan means there aren't too many (if any) shops that carry what I like (as far as prints go)! I have never seen any shops that carry any of the Kokka lines of fabric in my corner of Michigan.
All of this means most of my fabrics must be ordered online and then sent to my parent's house because I live on a busy street. Then I get a call telling me there is a package waiting. The problem is that most of you can probably keep your fabric addictions secret from your loved ones. You know how it goes...bring them into the home while lovey is at work, stashing them in the trunk, slipping them between newspapers.... Me? No such luck.
me: "what's up?"
mom: *with disapproving tone* "Another package came for you today"
me: "oh thanks, I'll come get it soon."
mom: "you seem to be getting a lot of packages lately."
me: "I think it's my quilting bee fabric"
mom: "mmm hhmmm."
I won't take this dialogue any further because it usually ends in "Mom, I am a grown woman...." or something like that. So really this is my plea to West Michigan fabric shops: PLEASE start carrying Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross and Japanese fabrics so that I can be a normal fabric addict. Please?
p.s. Mom, if you are reading this...it probably was my quilting bee fabrics. :)