(Kathy, can you name that hotel?)
I received a lot of questions in yesterday's post about my Japanese fabrics. I will try my best to answer them.
- The fairy tale/storybook fabrics came from Superbuzzy and Reprodepot. They sell out quickly so you need to check often and buy them as soon as you see them.
- The Wizard of Oz came from Superbuzzy. It looks like they are sold out now. It's a light-weight canvas and kind of pricey. I had a credit with them, so when I bought it, it didn't seem quite as expensive. (Do you like my rationalization??) I think Reprodepot carried it, too. They both have Jack and the Beanstalk, which is similar to the Wizard of Oz.
- The red fabric with the letters came from Superbuzzy, I think. Although both stores may have carried it at some point.
- The bird fabric is by Lecien and is called "My Folklore." It took me forever to track it down in the US. By the time I saw it on someone else's blog, it was nearly impossible to find here. I just found a source last week (when I was on my buying spree): Monkey Foot Designs. She sells beautiful handmade goodies and fabric. The best of both worlds. I ordered it late, late Thursday night and I received it Monday. Quick service.
- I have seen other colorways of the "My Folklore" at both Superbuzzy and Reprodepot. They are pretty, too, but not as colorful.
- How much do I buy at a time? I usually buy one yard. At Reprodepot, the minimum is one yard. At Superbuzzy, I think the minimum is 1/2 yard. The Three Bears fabric is only 1/2 yard. I think I ordered a yard, but they didn't have that much in stock. (Maybe how I got my credit?)
- Helpful Hint: When Superbuzzy restocks a previously sold-out fabric, it is not listed as a new product. You have to find it on your own via a search. I just missed out on some fairy tale fabric last week because I had forgotten that tidbit. By the time I saw it and was ready to order some, it was sold out. It can happen that quickly.
- What am I planning to make? I'm not sure. The "My Folklore" was bought to make new curtains for my room, but I'm not sure now about the white trim and the off-white fabric. My friend, Kim, has offered to help repaint my trim to match the fabric. What a friend!
All of the fabrics I bought were bought two at a time, maybe three. And it has been over the period of a few months. The fabric that I want most (and have for over a year) is the Little Red Riding Hood in the same style. I keep waiting to be able to find it again, somewhat affordably, in the US.