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Monday, May 23, 2011

More fabric and stuff from CA

I forgot to post pictures of two vintage purses I got at the estate sale
This one is an iridescent champagne color
and had a little mirror wrapped in paper in the side pocket

As my mother and I were driving the famed 17 Mile Drive, we saw the signs for an estate sale.  The homeowner was an artist and had made the prettiest enamel on copper pieces.  I will take pictures of those and post them too.  She did watercolors and pastels and I found out she was also a seamstress.  Unfortunately, we were there on the last day of the sale so I can only imagine what we missed, but I got these:

Before I went to San Francisco, some folks over at Sew Retro told me to check out Urban Burp, a vintage fabric store.  I have never seen anything like it, a store full of vintage fabric--no digging through bins at thrift stores, fighting other people at estate sales, sorting through mounds of junk at yard sales--just there to browse.  Of course, everything comes at a price.

I think this was $34/yard.  It's a thin, sheer-ish, acetate-type material so I only got a half yard to make two scarves.  I couldn't get the color to really show on the picture, but it's a neon lime color.  Isn't the cat raised up on its hackles fabulous?!

I don't remember how much this one was.

It wouldn't have mattered how much either of these were.  I would have bought them anyway because they are so perfect (for me).  Hands down my favorite fabrics I have ever found.  I am SO excited to make myself something great with these!

I also bought some artwork from an artist on the street in front of Ghiradelli Square named Janet He.  The pictures didn't turn out that good, but maybe you can use your imagination.

We visited the Haight/Ashbury area where there were loads of cool vintage stores including La Rosa, but they were so expensive that I didn't buy anything.  We had a great trip and I didn't want to come home.  I really liked the San Francisco area and Carmel was beautiful.

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