Thursday, April 24, 2014

Highs and Lows in New York City

We went to NYC during my Spring Break to see Andrew's fam and celebrate his dad's birthday.

While there, I had the opportunity to go to Mood, delight of delights!

Chicago is just starting to sort of become spring, but I am ready to sew some cute dresses and things! So I went looking for lightweight, happy fabrics with Andrew's sis. It was so fun.

I bought four pieces of fabric, one and a half yards of each. That's a reasonable amount of fabric for me to make a spring dress from, I think. Simple ones at least...

These two are both cotton knits: one is brown and white with a sort of plant print. The other looks like snakeskin print on a black background with the print in pink, purple and blue. It's cool.
 Close-ups:
 The one on the left is a cotton knit in a sort of tie-die pattern and the one on the right is a silk chiffon. It's animal-print-esque wiht pastel pink, green and coral. Me likey!
 Close-ups:
 The low, low, low of sadness:

I was walking around and it rained a little bit and the leather loop on my purse strap gave up the ghost and snapped. Now it is safety-pinned together and I am so sad. La tristesse.
All of the leather is very brittle and now its cracking. Any thoughts? Just use it until it all breaks? Condition it and pay to get the loop fixed? Buy a new one on Etsy and have the same thing happen in a month. I have grown to love my picnic basket and it has earned many compliments. Plus, I feel like a level-10 hipster carrying it around.

I got new glasses, too(new lenses in old glasses). I will post about them soon. I bought them at an estate sale in New Orleans, pre-2009, as they are NOT on my blog! How am I supposed to remember things if they are not blogged and searchable? Yikes.

6 comments:

  1. Great fabrics! I would condition the strap and have it repaired - your purse is too cute not to save.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I will find out if it can be easily fixed, the loop on the frame broke, not the strap. Fingers crossed!

      Delete
  2. You came to NYC!? Well, I am coming to Chicago all of May! We must meet up :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. After I got there, I thought that I should have emailed you! Yes, let's meet up it would be so fun!!

      Delete
    2. Shoot me an email: taponmyback (at) cox (dot) net

      Delete
  3. Love your new fabrics... How fun, you got to go to Moods, and visit NYC.. Proud you
    had fun.
    Sorry about your purse..

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!