The weather was hot and steamy, but as always it was a fantastic day.
Lisa, James, Peter, Anna and I met up at the Blue Dog on Saturday morning for coffee and flea-marketing. James brought his portable hula hoop, so Peter tried it out. He's a really good hooper!
We headed over to the flea market, where I gawked at wax-print fabric and antiques, and Peter yo'ed it up:
|$45 for 2 pieces, bummer
|can't go wrong with a Duncan Imperial
|This mirror tho. I wanted to buy an extra bag and take it home
|And also these candlesticks. Trippy modern! Come to mama!
|James and Lisa; Lisa's wearing her me-made Sorbetto and white skirt
Then it was off to Panera for lunch, where I pattern-swapped, met Trudi and her husband, and found out there's such a thing as sewing camp (!!!!!!!!) And then we went shopping.
I fell in love with Botani Trim, where you can order a custom zipper in any length, tape color, and teeth color, and with any pull you want (they have zillions), and they'll make them while you wait. I ordered three.
And if your'e in the market for really enormous zippers, you're in luck:
No no really:
|they'll eat your head
And the machines there were amazing.
|I don't even know what you're for, but I love you
We visited another trim store and met the official trim store kitties, named Rick and Rack. They were grumpy but cute.
|I PROTECT ZIPPERS
U CANNOT HAZ
Afterward, I went back over to Kinokuniya and met up with two MPBers browsing through the Japanese pattern books. We all left with at least one. Here's mine:
Unisex patterns in interesting shapes -- lots of sweatshirts and t-shirt options. Most appear to be made from scraps and upcycled stuff. I'm looking forward to making some up.
My fabric haul:
|L to R: Faux leather and quilted lining for V1517 from Mood, and a random piece of Dracula-themed silk jacquard from Paron's, which I picked up for a secret husband project.
Also, the next day I went with James and Lisa down to Soho for a little retail therapy. We went to Oak + Fort, my source for affordable futureclothes, and Anna Sui, my source for not-so-affordable pretty purple things.
Side note: I wore the Kirsten Kimono tee in the morning and the Alabama Chanin dress in the afternoon. The AC dress was surprisingly comfortable in the heat; the left shoulder is a little loose and may need to be restitched. I'll do a longer post later this week on construction.
I had such a good time! Thanks again, Peter. (BTW, his recap is here, and photos are here.)
IMPORTANT KITTY UPDATE/ADDENDUM:
I stayed at the Carlton Arms again (I just love that place) and visited my favorite official hotel cat/welcoming committee again. Here s/he is, in my room, playing with my socks.
|BEST TOY EVER
|YAY YOUR SOCKS
...She kneaded my butt. For like half an hour. Free kitty butt massage! Thanks, Carlton Arms!
Also, I was going through old MPB posts and found a pic of kitty at the reception desk in 2014...
|CHECK-IN CLOSED, SRY
|EXPLORE LENS CAP
|ALL MUST BE EXPLORED