Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oh, how I love fabric

Most of you know that I love fabric, right? And that I may have more fabric in my sewing room than I could possibly sew? It goes with the number of vintage patterns that I have. Of course even though I've got tons of both fabric and patterns, I still buy more.

Some might say that I just happen to love shopping, and what I buy are shoes, fabric, and vintage patterns. I'll think about that another day :)

So anyways, I buy my fabric both in person and online. The online store I keep returning to is Gorgeous Fabrics. She carries beautiful jersey fabrics and has a fantastic collection of silks and cottons as well. Right now she's got a fine set of wool crepe, heavy silk crepe, and silk jersey... I'm looking for a reason to buy those, but haven't been able to find one yet. She also puts her stuff on sale (from 15-25% off) often enough to make shopping there more cost-effective.

I have a new reason to love this store. On this last order, she accidentally shipped me a length of this wrong fabric instead of a length of the fabric I ordered. I emailed her right away and she's told me to keep the fabric she sent, plus she'll send me the fabric I originally ordered, free of charge. What fantastic customer service! Some places would charge me for shipping or ask me to return the wrong fabric (she does sell fabric by the piece, sometimes, so she could have asked me to return it).

I understand how the fabric got mixed up; the one I ordered is a black mesh and the one I got is black and white and looks sort of like a mesh. It's nice enough, but it's not quite what I was looking for, you know? I can use it as trial fabric, if nothing else, so it won't be wasted.

Oh - I got a new cane today. Ian thinks it looks like a pimp's cane, but I don't think it does. It is narrower, with a smaller handle, than my old one, but it feels more comfortable in my hand. Plus I don't have this one at it's shortest notch - even shorter people than me could use it. :)

1 comment:

sloth003 said...

i love the idea of you with a pimp cane tho...