Monday, January 23, 2017

Working, shopping...

I'm working on the new tutorial. Here's a free hint about how to find coordinating fabric: Check out the selvage dots. The selvage dots show all the colors in the print. Use those to find other fabrics.

I went shopping on Saturday. I needed jeans and a pair of dress pants. I was also looking for some tops for my trip to California. I found those, then as I was walking through the Mall to the exit, I slowed down when I came to a shop that I had passed many times. The name of the place was Mt Everest something, and it had all kinds of bags, knapsacks, and knickknacks from Nepal. Along the top of the wall hang some knapsacks and purses I've looked at every time I walk by.  On Saturday I went in. The over the shoulder bags were only $30. I picked one and walked toward the back of the store toward the register, and on the way I saw this.

It's a kid's hat, and it was only fifteen bucks. Sold! I thought it was perfect for my granddaughter.
 

8 comments:

Megan said...

Your granddaughter is gonna love you for it, I'm sure!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

The Selvage Fairy said...

LLLOOOOOVVVEEEEE the crazy eyes!!!!!!!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love the hat. Thanks for the selvage tip too!
xx, Carol

Monica McCurty said...

Lynne, the hat is adorable, just like Little Miss. Can you tell me the additional info on the selvedge of the middle fabric (prints #4564) I would love to finds some of that. (mlw3008@yahoo.com).

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous fabric- love the color combo! Such a fun hat- those eyes get me!

Quiltdivajulie said...

That hat is just TOO TOO TOO awesome!!!

QuiltSwissy said...

15 bucks for that fabulous hat! You could probably sell it for $1500 here in Tigerland. They eat, sleep and drink LSU tiger stuff!

CathyQuilts said...

That suggestion about the dot has been suggested by many. I don't use them because I don't like my fabrics to match so closely. However, I didn't realize this about myself until I was fabric shopping with a new friend for the first time and she pointed it out. She said I looked for the same match then picked a tint or shade a step or two away. Transparency is often thrown around when talking of color, but apparently it describes me. Or maybe I just have astute friends ;)