Friday, June 13, 2008

Etsy: Also good for supplies!

Dear Shayne,

As we both know, Etsy offers tons of one-of-a-kind handmade items for us to drool over, lust after, and sometimes even buy. But it's also a great resource for crafting supplies!

Case in point: a few weeks ago, I fell in love with a new line of fabrics by Anna Maria Horner, called Drawing Room. The one particular fabric I went nuts for is called "Sketchbook" and I wanted it in Ivory. I used my Google Fu to find someone who had that design in that color (eQuilter had it in a different color, but they don't even have that now -- I'm obviously not the only only one who fell for this fabric). After coming up empty on Google, I turned to Etsy, entered in my search and... Yes! Etsy seller FabricByTheYard had just what I was looking for!

I'm not usually one for birds (yes, yes -- I know you are), but I just love this:
Drawing Room by Anna Maria Horner
(I think it will be a bag. Or two. We'll see.)

I must also recommend this Etsy seller for that fabulous, "Yay! It's a gift in the mail!" feeling you get when you order from them -- they wrap up the fabric with a ribbon and seal it tight in a nice acetate bag:
New fabric!

Here are some details of this fabulous fabric:
Drawing Room by Anna Maria Horner

Drawing Room by Anna Maria Horner

As for the designer, if you haven't read Anna Maria's blog before, you should check it out. Not only is she an amazing artist and crafter, she has a charming writing style, great tutorials and free patterns, fantastic design sense (look at her fabulous booth at Quilt Market last month. Who wants those chairs? I do! I do!), and takes incredibly inspiring photos. Definitely high on my list of Craft Blog Heroes.



Victoria said...

Wow! I have not seen this before. It is gorgeous!
Drool, drool, drool!

Shayne said...

Must. Have. Fabric.