Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fabric therapy

So things at work have been a wee bit stressful recently. (Understatement of the year.)

Anyway. I've found that buying fabric lifts my spirits (although it doesn't do any favors for my bank account. Still, even an expensive piece of fabric costs much less than, say, a pair of shoes. So there.)

Here's my latest gratuitous fabric purchase. I saw this on Film in the Fridge, and all I could think was MUST. HAVE. DONKEY. FABRIC.

Scarlet Fig fabric by independent designer Laurie Wisbrun. Available in her Etsy shop.

It arrived yesterday, and you know what? It buoyed my sprits. Consider my spirits buoyed.

What am I going to do with it, you ask? I don't know. Does it matter? The donkeys are wearing flippin' rain boots. Maybe I should just frame a square and keep it in my office....

Oh, and I bought the lambs too. Because they match the donkeys, obviously.

Know what else made me smile yesterday? Seeing this.


Andrea said...

love the donkeys - and the lambs too (obviously) but why don't the lambs have on boots? ;-)

Yay for SMS!!!

Robin said...

I am glad your spirits are buoyed for the weekend. perfect timing.

love the fabric. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Well, you day must have instantly got better with both things!
Hang in there.

Robin said...

oh, and that made me smile yesterday, too. And puff up like the proud mother hen that I am.

Kris said...

Those are such great prints! They just buoyed my spirits for the day. Hope things get better soon

Leah said...

So cool about your quilt! I love the idea of framing the fabric in your office. The rainboots are too cute.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the donkey not wearing boots. Cowboy boots would be good. MM

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

So glad the donkeys were able to bring a smile to your face. :)

Claire said...

Love the fabric...and I know what you mean about buying...I do it all the time...really gets bad when the hubby & me are not getting along.

and how exciting!?! be featured on Sew, Mama Sew! I'm starting to get jealous.....tried looking for the fabric, but can only find a little here and there.

Great Job!

Tracey Jacobsen said...

Congratulations on your quilt being featured! :)

And I think I've been doing too much fabric therapy lately... but what are we supposed to do when we see things like this!?! ;)