Silicon Valley has been experiencing warmer that normal temperatures and I'm dreaming of spring. Spring cleaning and freshening up my home. And, lately I'm obsessed with fabrics. Now, I would never call myself a seamstress…ever. I can barely thread my machine. I wish I could sew. I took a class when son number 2 was around 18 months old and now he's 18 years old. My skills have not improved. Oh well, I still love fabrics. I can't get enough.
I love looking and imagining how and where I would use them. If I had half the skills I wished I had, I would need a warehouse for all the fabrics I would hoard. One of my favorite places to visit is Reprodepot Fabrics. I found it by accident a couple of years ago and I've been smitten ever since. They specialize in fabrics that have a retro feel. They are simply wonderful. I recovered a chair recently with a pale green print. The scene is from a French farmer's market. I absolutely love it. Every time I walk past that chair, it makes me happy.
I have another fabric I bought 2 years ago. I'm thinking of making a few aprons for my neighbors. You can find Japanese import fabrics as well as Marimekko textiles. They also have ribbons, notions, books, patterns and gifts. This is my current obsession. It will last until my next obsession takes hold. What is your obsession? I'd love to hear. I might find my next one!