Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Little Shopping

Last weekend, I did a little cross-border shopping. I hadn't been fabric shopping in the States for a long time and everything pointed to it being the perfect time to go. I had a 50% off coupon that expired that weekend, Kona cotton solids were on sale, batting was on sale, and fabric I had been wanting for quite a while was on sale too(all at Joann's Fabric). Not to mention that my mom was able to come and make the hour and 40 minute trip to my grandma's (who lives about 10 minutes from the border) much more enjoyable. It was also one of the last free Saturday's I would have until after Christmas.

My mom stayed and visited with my grandma, while Evie and I went shopping! Unfortunately, it took about 50 minutes to cross over to Port Huron :( Thankfully, coming back went much quicker, only about 10 minutes!

Here's what I bought!

I've been wanting some of Denyse Schmidt's fabrics since they came out. They're a little more traditional looking than my usual taste, but there is just something I love about them. I tend to buy larger scale prints (for making purses) but lately I've really been drawn to quilting. I really love the small scale of some of these prints. This line is only available at Joann's, so I couldn't order online from my usual sources. Plus, they were 30% off. Score!

I bought quarter yard cuts of most of them, except the top two on the left. I bought 2 yards of the green floral for a backing (or most of a backing) and 1 yard of the blue/green dots for binding. I have no definite plans for them yet, I'm just happy to look at them :)

Kona cottons were 40% off, so I stocked up. This first pile are to match some fabric I won online (oh, I should totally post about that!).

And this group is to make some patchwork potholders for Christmas gifts. This photo doesn't do the colours justice. In real life they look so pretty together.

I also stopped at Mary Maxim's because I had a 50% off coupon. I need to recover our high chair and they sell laminated cotton and oilcloth there. I picked this fun bike print by Michael Miller. They had a couple really pretty floral fabrics (an Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett) but I decided to go with something that would go with my kitchen and be a little more gender neutral. I love the bikes!

Mary Maxim also had buy 3, get 1 free fat quarters. But by the time I got to my grandma's I was missing one :( I checked my receipt and I was actually charged for all four. Turns out that wasn't such a good deal after all :( I need to be more careful! But I still ended up with a few cute fat quarters for my stash.

I also bought 10 yards of fusible fleece and 3 yards or Warm and White batting. All in all, it was a very successful shopping trip. I also did some shopping at Target. I ♥ Target :)

Have a great weekend!

P.S. My baby turned six months old on Wednesday. And my husband turned 38. And it was our ninth wedding anniversary. (Happy Anniversary Baby!). Here's a picture of my big girl.

1 comment:

  1. The patterns of fabric you got look really nice. Congratulations on all the events (anniversary, husband's birthday, and your baby turning six months old) She is so cute!!



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