Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goodies & What I am Working on

So I promised that I would tell you about the wonderful paper stores I went to. Here they are. I have never been to either store before and I wish I was rolling in the dough because I saw so many things I would love to have. I was really good though. I am however setting some money aside for our next trip to San Francisco. Then I can get the other stuff I wanted too. The first store was the Paper Source. It is a yummy store, full of so many goodies. Too many fun and exciting products to take in, in just one trip. 

They have a few 12x12 papers, but most come in sheets. I bought most of these for under $4. The red dots on the black background are fuzzy. How fun is that! I went with Valentines day on my mind. Its hard for me to think ahead for the whole holiday thing, but I feel this will be my year to get better at it. I can't wait to use these in my upcoming projects.

This store was an amazing scrapbooking store. Its called Scrapbook Territory. I should have brought a bib, you know to control the drool, from all the lovelies that I saw. Just kidding of course, but seriously folks if you are ever in the Berkeley area you should visit this amazing store. It is big. So plan on spending at least an hour looking at everything. I made a quick sweep through the store due to time and children factors. Next trip I will take more time.

I just picked up a few things this trip. Cindy gave me a case with 300 sheets of scrapbooking paper in it. I did however have Valentines on the mind and thought some of these would work. The paper with the #'s on it will be used next Christmas, and the yellow orangish one will be used to make a certain animal. I'm sure you can guess which one, but if not you will have to wait and see.

Certainly last but not least, my project that I'm working on. Those little neatly cut piles are 6 doll dresses in the works. 2 for swap partners, 2 for my girls, & 2 for the shop. The flower print is a vintage curtain pattern. It was tricky cutting the little pieces out because it was a remnant piece. I made it work. Peasant dresses come to mind when I see this fabric, so I thought it would be cute to add little aprons on each one. I have loads of fabric memo samples left over from when I worked at the design studio. I am going to use them this year for various projects. It's just the right amount of fabric for little details on projects such as these. The navy & pink plaid fabric I found at a yard sale. I'm thinking more along the lines of 1940's play dress feel. I will be adding collars and little sashes with bows on these. I am using a pattern for the basic form of the dress but all the additions I will add on myself. I am excited to see how they all turn out.


Elissa said...

well the first pic had me hooked at "clearance" ... i am so glad i am not into paper crafting. fabric is bad enough, but i would be a serious addict with paper. i have done some small things here and there with it and i could NOT STOP looking.

i cannot wait to see the doll dresses. for what kind/size doll? i love both the fabrics; they are PERFECT for what you described. can't wait to see what you whip together! isn't it just CRAZY fun to watch something you envision come together???

zana said...

I LOVE the floral fabric! I can't wait to see them finished! Let me know what you find out about plane tickets!

Dana said...

I don't scrapbook but I fear what I would do if unleashed in a store like Paper Source. You show such restraint! :)

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Oh, I would definitely be needing a bib. I could do some major damage to my bank account in those shops!! Love all of the papers. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

It looks like you had an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us:)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

that's like walking in a huge fabric store for me - overload!