October 17, 2010

Fabric Finds

I went to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse about a month ago. I had never been before and I had the weekend off so I decided to check it out. I'd heard some really great things about Creative Reuse but or some reason or another I never made my way over there. They had lots of great stuff--scraps of paper, costume jewelry, barrels of egg cartons and paper rolls, mason jars, little boxes, patterns, yarn, fabric...and so much more. I picked up some mason jars, a leaf pendant, and some small gift boxes that I plan to revamp, but the best find of my day was this awesome fabric.

They had two huge bolts of the stuff and I was instantly drawn to it. So I heaved one of them out of the barrel that it was in and measured out about 5 yards of it. I have no idea what I'm going to make with it (maybe a skirt or a dress...or a clutch!), but I just knew that I couldn't pass it up. And the best part is that it was really cheap! The fabric plus everything else was about $15.

And then a few weeks later I went to Stonemountain & Daughter with one of my friends. It was her first time there and I needed to choose some fabric for my first proper sewing project...by which I mean a sewing project that involves a pattern. I picked up these apron patterns at JoAnn's a while ago and still hadn't found the perfect fabric with which to make pattern A. I wanted something that was bright, fun, and whimsical, and
not white. I didn't find anything like this at JoAnn's, Discount Fabrics, or Creative Reuse so I turned to Stonemountain. And good thing too, because they have an amazing selection, including these:

I was so excited when I found this mushroom fabric that I practically squealed before clutching it against my body (for safekeeping, of course). And then I found the orange fabric and thought that it would make a great waist band and help break up the apron. I completely forgot to check to see what type of fabric it is, but I know that they are both cotton. Now all I need to do is make the darn thing. This will happen soon.


  1. Awesome finds, you should check out Piedmont Fabric at 3858 Piedmont Ave (about two blocks east of MacArthur) if you haven't already. A great local fabric store in a convenient location, & they have a TON of cute stuff.

  2. Gee thanks! I haven't been but I've heard that they have a great selection and that the owner is one feisty little lady. I'll make sure to let you know about my experience.