Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wanna Hear My Shelf Groan?

I think I have MOOPockets coming out of my ears. To say that I've been swamped would be an understatement and I've been working like mad, chained to the sewing machine trying to keep my head above water. Hence the no bloggie thing. But yes, in case you were wondering, I'm still wild with excitement over the whole upcoming NYT thing. Who ME? In the NYT? Bwaaaaahhaaaaaa!!

Back to sewing, since that's all I seem to be doing lately.
I continue to be amazed at what's happened with the whole MOOPocket thing, really, and to tell you the truth if I had had any idea this is what I'd be signing up for when I invented them, I may have reconsidered. I've been saying since the get-go that next time I invent something, I'm going to make sure it's easier and less time consuming to produce. But hey...I believe life has a way of leading you where you're supposed to go, so for better or worse, and crooked neck be darned, I'm along for the ride for as long as it lasts. Stay tuned for some extremely exciting developments on that front....
And a big thanks to Popgadget and swissmiss for linking me last week and thanks so much to everyone who has helped turn the MOOPocket into a cult obsession!

As I've said before, one of the fun things about being the MOOPocket girl is that it's given me cause to go out and buy fabric to my hearts' content, and buy fabric I have. I don't think there's a week that passes that I don't make at least one pass through all my favorite (and my most hated...and that means you, JoAnn...don't even get me started on how much I despise that place) fabric shops. My stash shelf is groaning under the weight of all the patterny deliciousness!
Here's a few that I've acquired in the last week or two:

Holy cow. That multi-colored tiny rectangle print? I completely wanna lick it. But don't worry, I won't lick the part I make your MOOPocket out of.

If you're one of those readers who have asked where I like to go for fabrics, the answer is everywhere I can. Unfortunately, we have a dearth of good old fabric stores around here. You know, the kind of fabric stores that were all about fabrics and sewing stuff and not the latest ugly chachke, plastic dinnerware and overpriced garden ornaments made in China? Those seem not to exist here anymore and it makes me sad. So, I get lots and lots of stuff online....Reprodepot, Contemporary Cloth, Fabric Depot, and Z&S Fabrics, to name a few. Several of the above prints came from Z&S and I have to say I think they're well on their way to becoming my favorite shop. Great, fast service and lovely packaging, plus they were/are having a great sale, although checking back now, it looks like a lot of what I got last week is gone.

Enough rambling, huh? I've gotta get back to the studio!

Thanks for the info on Z&S, it is a new one for me. Their stuff looks really cool. I've been using ReproDepot and Contemporary.
I'm sort of new to this...but a MOO card is like a business card? (only cooler, of course!)
Thanks for the tip on Z&S -- I just bookmarked them. (I got a MOOcard holder from you a few months ago and I still love it, by the way!)
Hi Splatgirl, I was wondering what kind of sewing machine you use? I'm looking for a reliable, reasonably-priced machine for a newbie to learn on and grow with, but there are so many to choose from. Any suggestions? I thought I'd ask you because you're obviously very good at sewing! Thanks in advance.
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