Project Runway

Today, my mom and I (with Christie and Lauren in tow) went to F&M Fabric store. For those of you who do not live in Bakersfield or who do not venture down Niles Street, F&M is the fabric store to end all fabric stores. A warehouse sized building with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall bolts upon bolts of every kind of fabric you could ever want....and a whole lot that I'm not sure anyone should ever want! Pink Buddhas printed on yellow cotton. Really? Even if you're Buddhist, what in the world would you use that fabric for!?! Anyway, I was in search of material for window coverings, a bed skirt and a duvet cover for Emma's room. (I needed pink and brown, not yellow and Buddha)
I felt very "Project Runway" as I perused the aisles. I wanted to shout, "Pink charmuse!! Where is your pink charmuse?!? Hurry!!" Granted, I do not sew (unless you count patches onto Awana vests) and I don't even know what charmuse is (or how to spell it!). In the end, I left empty handed and slightly dazed from the sheer volume from which to choose. I'll have to send my MIL to get it anyway since she's the one who sews everything for me. Last time she asked me to please not pick out the material myself....apparently some fabrics are harder to sew than others! Oops :-) Maybe I'll go with her so that I can yell for the fabrics though!


Talia said...

I know exactly what you mean... I am so reminded of Mood fabrics by that place. :) But you're right-- it is much to overhwelming. The few times I've been in there I've left emptyhanded too. I think it takes a person who knows more about fabric to really shop there. Like your MIL, or Kim!

Aren't you so excited for PR tonight?? It should be an interesting show!! I can't believe the season is already so close to ending... boo.

Sunny said...

So Cheri are you redecorating or are the girls getting their own rooms? How fun to pick out new stuff!

Kourtni said...

I love F&M... but I get overwhelmed too. I have to bring my mom in there with me to help. She seems to know where to find everything we need. Oh and Project Runway has been one of my favorite shows for a while now... sometimes I wish I could DESIGN things. HA!

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