Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New York City here I come ...........

I’m packed and ready to go – Mr Fabulous and I are off to NYC for a ten day break. I can hardly wait to step foot on the glittering streets of Manhattan! I love the city at this time of the year, as the holiday season approaches.



Of course, one of the first things I shall be doing is getting myself a large slice of pumpkin pie! We’re going to take in some shows, see some exhibitions, do some shopping and eat a lot of excellent dinners – sounds good to me. Mr Fabulous will be taking a few business meetings here and there and I will be spending many happy hours in the garment district – Mood, New York Elegant Fabrics, Metro Textile, Paron, and M & J Trimmings are all on my list. I’m also keen to visit Lace Star – I may not be able to afford anything there but I want to take a look and get some inspiration. Last time I went shopping in the garment district I had put myself on a strict fabric diet because my stash was getting so large and intimidating. However, this time I think I’m going to allow myself a little more leeway. My stash is still well stocked but I have been working hard over the last few months to bring it down to a more manageable size and I have finally got around to sorting it properly and putting it all in one place so now I actually know what’s in it! I think that gives me a licence to have a little fabric splurge doesn’t it?


What I should, of course, do is first decide what I what to make, then arrive at the stores with a pattern in hand and a clear idea of exactly what fabric I want. However, I just can’t seem to get that organised – I find it so much more fun to walk around a shop and let the fabrics call out to me. I tend to buy what my heart wants then hope that my head is going to organize what’s to be done with it later. That’s probably not the best way to shop is it?


While I’m away I shall try to get to a computer to read your blogs and see what you’re all doing so that I don’t miss you too much. However, I won’t be posting until I get back home. In the meantime, A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

12 comments:

  1. Have a lovely time Eugenia , I am so jealous of your trip . One day I will drag my hubby there too !

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  3. Have a great time and bring back lots for us to see!

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  4. Sounds wonderful. Hope you have a great time and lots of (spending)fun in the fabricstores!

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  5. Have a safe, wonderful holiday!

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  6. Your trip sounds awesome! Take me with you!!! I hope you find some excellent fabrics and will show them off when you get home.

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  7. Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to see what you find. I shop for fabric that way, too. I enjoy it so much more when I let my heart choose, instead of my brain.

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  8. Lindsay T's site has great guides to the garment district in NYC. I'm very jealous.

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  9. Wow - have a great trip!
    I also think that buying fabric should come first, this allows you to understand the nature of the fabric, how it drapes etc which will often 'tell' you the type of design it needs to be made up in. I have had many disasters trying to force a fabric onto a pattern that just wasn't right!
    Can't wait to see pics of what you find!

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  10. Sounds like so much fun~! Have a great trip!

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  11. I hope you had a fabulous time in NYC.

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