Look what just showed up on my doorstep!
It's fabric. Oh My God! (I get to say that. I am, after all, a vintage valley girl, for those of you old enough to know what a valley girl is).
I have a confession to make here. I am a fabric whore. I rarely sew recognizable things. My sewing machine, a much-abused Bernina, is far more likely to be used for adhering transparency acetate to plywood for one of my collage projects than it is to be used for sewing actual pieces of wearable clothing. I never seem to have the time for that kind of sewing. But, I love fabric. I collect it, sort of like some women collect Hummel figurines or little spoons from different cities. I use occasional bits in collage, and sometimes make pillows or blankets for my children, but I have come to accept that it is primarily a collectible for me and I even made myself a cool collaged bookshelf so it can stay on display in my studio.
There is an online store, Nuno Plus. I stumbled across them on the web about a month ago and placed a small order. There was some sort of delay with Paypal translating currencies, and I emailed them to inquire about the order. They were exceedingly gracious, even though the hold up was not on their end. And the fabric pictured above? That showed up in the mail today as a gift from them. Wow.
So run, do not walk, over to visit these lovely people with their beautiful fabrics and amazing customer service. You had better run, or I will beat you to all the good stuff, as they've just restocked.