Well, we just returned from a trip to northern New Mexico and Colorado. It’s always so good to get away. I’ll tell you more about our trip later, but wanted to show you some goodies I picked up.
Before I go into that, I took this pocket journal with me that I had made earlier for the trip.
There is a pocket for every day. It was so neat having a place for all of the stuff from each day. In the pockets are tickets, receipts, business cards, maps, napkins, and brochures. I also had a couple pieces of blank paper in each pocket to write notes on. Now, when I scrapbook this trip, I’ll have everything together.
I was amazed at how easy this project was and how useful. If you want to make one yourself, check out the tutorial on this page.
I found these first two pieces of lovely material from India at Santa Fe Fabrics.
The gray background gives this a retro look. I’d love to find a stamp to recreate this design.
Another print I’ve never seen before and again from India.
Then the last piece of fabric I found at this store was one I thought I might be able to copy.
They also had some wonderful trims from India and some great Japanese oil cloth. However, I wanted to save money for my next stop.
The next store, Pfeifers Studio was located in a small strip mall near our bed and breakfast. We spotted a bookstore, but when I walked by this store I just had to check it out. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all of the wood print blocks hanging on the wall. I had to buy these two.
The sales guy told me that they were not old – maybe 10 years old – but had been used on fabric. There were several others that were older, but I just fell in love with these. They are quite large compared to the three others I bought this past year online. To give you an idea of the size of these stamps, the circular one is 5 inches in diameter. Can’t wait to play with them.
My last purchase was from the Kokopelli Quilting Company. I wanted to buy a piece of fabric that looked like the Southwest. I had no problem finding that and more in this wonderful shop.
Love the pots! And then this next one.
I love this one especially. I can see cutting this up and using with some of my dyed fabric.
So much inspiration. So much fun. But, as always, it’s good to be back home.