I really, really needed to find something to lace my red velvet gown, and went to 3 different stores only to end up with black twill tape. *curses* At least it’s better than the horrible synthetic cord I was using as a stop-gap measure!
But, on my trip I found some awesome cut worked and couched ribbon….for what purpose I’m not exactly sure, but it’s certainly on my mental checklist of “could be awesome for something”; (I think it was $5.99/yd, but would be totally affordable with a 50% coupon. I’ll be on the lookout for Hobby Lobby coupons for the next little while!) There was also a ‘latte’ color that was pretty as well.
I also saw this awesome red and gold fabric on sale for $7/yd. I know you won’t believe me but I did not buy it. But it was pretty, so I thought I’d share: (Also found at Hobby Lobby)
What I did buy was a ‘pet hair remover sponge’, which I have only tried on a little piece of fabric, but seems to be working well. I am always on a hunt for new lint/pet hair remover products! (It was originally $6.99, and it was on clearance for $2.15, so not that big of a purchase if it doesn’t work out the way I would like! Hobby Lobby impulse buy.)
Also, on a whim, I bought a spool of ‘memory thread’, which is basically just thread wrapped wire. I’ve been wanting to do a couching project for a while now, and I’m thinking this stuff would couch nicely! (There is a whole range of colors and metallics; though the metallics are a bit….well, cheesy looking. The ‘dark ecru’ is pictured below, and is quite pretty. Oh yeah, I got this at JoAnns)
Because I’ve had such problems with patterns lately, I went to the local Evil Overlord (Wal-Mart) and got 4 Rubbermaid-esque tubs to store my patterns in. Hopefully, this will allow me to be a bit more organized! I also looked for the 8.5x11” baggies, but couldn’t find any….that may have to be an internetz purchase. For now, my gallon-size ziploc bags will work.
I should finish up the other shoulder of my green dress, but I’m going to go wade through my patterns for a minute and see if I can get things organized a bit! Will post pattern updates soon!