Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yards of awesome

Today I stumbled on an amazing gem. The kind of place so awesome, I'm almost wary to tell you about it because I want to keep it to myself. The place, ladies and gents (any gents out there?) is Crafts Bits and Pieces in Fairport, NY. It's a thrift store that only stocks craft supplies! I mean, are you kidding me??? Hellooooo to awesome vintage fabric! Welcome to retro patterns and notions! And it's all for charity-- woot, woot!

I bought all of these fabrics today:

Now I just need to decide what to sew! None of the pieces is bigger than a yard, so nothing too ambitious. I was thinking of making shorts and a hat for Murphy out of the neon navajo print. I'm really stuck about what to do with the one in the center on top. There are lots of adorable animals on it, but it is only a 14" piece. Ideas?

The shop also sells aprons made out of the fabrics they receive, and I bought a cute kid's sized one for Murphy. I love the animal print- it reminds me of the wallpaper in my childhood bedroom. It's still pretty large on him, but I can't wait for the days when it does double duty as apron for a kitchen helper and artist! (Photo brought to you by toddler blur-o-vision).

Finding this store today reminded me to be thankful for my relatively new love of sewing. I am telling you, I NEVER thought I would be the crafty type. Ever since seventh grade Home & Careers class I would swear up and down that I was NOT a seamstress, but I've really learned to love it and have gained some new confidence from my blossoming mad skillz. (Another thing I never thought I would do: use the phrase "blossoming mad skillz")


  1. just found you through modern kiddo :) You are soooo lucky to have a store like that! That's such a good idea.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Amber! Believe me, I count this store among my blessings! Maybe there is something like this near you only hidden? I've been living in this area for 6 years and just discovered it!