Sep 5, 2011

Silly Stitches...and a Fashion Update

Hello...I have been a tad under the weather this past week. I am sharing this, as I feel the need to confess that I have been playing with my FunTown book backdrops...houses, shops and other necessities of FunTown life... instead of sewing...which I should be doing. I get easily distracted...similar to a sparky four-year-old. But alas, the time has come to resume my life. Making silly toys. Before I do...would you like to peek at my distraction?

Let's get back to the theme of this post...

 It is difficult to see all of the treasures in this snapshot. Trust is delightful. While in Tokyo, there was this little shop within the department store, Seibu, where I conducted my classes. Strangely enough, it was a Parisian store. LaDroguerie. It was like a day at the circus for me. Fabric, buttons, ribbons, trims and fanciful beads. I had myself quite a time there. It wasn't until I was safely tucked away in my hotel room...when I looked at my receipt. According to my calculations...It appeared as though I had spent $17,000...I am exaggerating, of course, but let's just say that the Yen was stronger than the dollar that week.. Oh well... I will make some very special toys with all of my Frenchy Finds.

Now, if that wasn't bad enough...I went to a charming quilt fabric store in Naperville, Illinois while visiting my Mother. the store is  A Pieceful Heart. As you can once again see...I enjoyed myself. Thank goodness I don't take drugs as I would be in the gutter by now. The point of my lurid tale is...I am eager to jump back into my sewing room and play with my new "stuff."

It is time to change the subject for a fashion update...Today is Labor Day. Many of you think...a beach day, hot dogs, back-to-school supplies and no mail delivery. Do not fail to remember this important task. It is a time to place those white shoes in the back of the closet. Don't despair as I am sure that you have other footwear.
There are a few exceptions to the rule...Health Care Providers, Restaurant Servers and Roller Derby Contestants. Oh, I almost forgot about the tennis players...anyway...follow the rules and the world will be a better place, fashion-wise that is.

Have silly two-steppin' fun,   Jody, the girl that has a Visa Bill with a French accent


  1. Was there tax on top of all that???? I love all the goodies you came back with, but I don't think I could afford them.


  2. Hopefully you aren't under the weather anymore. I hope you are jumping from cloud to cloud and feeling sunny! Love your expensive treasures from Japan!

    C U @ CL Fair in Oct!
    :) The Doodlemeister

  3. Look at all those yummy fabrics and oh the magic you will make with those!! I love Miss Cherry's shop. I'm glad you're feeling better.
    more hugs, Rita

  4. This post was so fun! I love your backdrops, your stories, and your fashion reminder--thank you!

  5. I love the fact you found LaDroguerie in Japan!
    I have visited the store in Paris and just like you became very excited with all the fripperys and spent way too much. I am sure you will make such wonderful sweet silly things with your treasures.x hope you feel better soon.

  6. Temptation around every corner!
    can't wait to see what you make....

  7. I love all your goodies Jody...especially the fabrics. :0)

  8. Thanks for your comment girlie. I haven't peed my pants since I was 5...Well almost, when Leslie gives you a smarty pants comment and then looks at you over her glasses. Can't wait to see you two in Atlanta....


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