Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Friday...

There are exciting things happening this weekend, but sadly no berry picking (which is always what I wish I was doing on summer weekends). Tonight skywalker and I are baking strawberry shortbread bars (our standard go to easy to make dessert) and these. I can't wait for some batter of both things. Tomorrow, the LAMQG is having a field trip to Michael Levine in Downtown Los Angeles' Fabric District. I have yet to visit Michael Levine, despite my love of fabric, sewing and such, because as much as I love fabric I hate driving anywhere in downtown Los Angeles (yes this is partially because of stupid traffic tickets), and I'm even a native Los Angeleno. Also, I worry about my self control in a store that has so much of what I love all in one place. I better come up with an acceptable budget before the trip. Our group gets a discount that day, which is pretty cool and we are getting a behind the scenes tour, which is also cool. I am bringing my camera, because I never do, to LAMQG events, and I want some pictures of my own. Whether or not this happens, who knows.

What I am hoping to see most at Michael Levine is some Castle Peeps (pics below), because I want all of it, and I have ever since I first saw pics. It is just now available online, so who knows if they will have it tomorrow (I'll order next week if it is unavailable). You know why I love it so much, because it reminds me of the animated version of Sleeping Beauty, which is one of my favorites. Check out this picture and tell me you don't see the similarity. I have to dream up a quit worthy of these fabrics and then figure out a way to live in said quilt. One more project to add my my ever growing to do list.


  1. I feel overwhelmed just looking at the Michael Levine web site - but I wish I could go! I live in Rhode Island, much too far for a field trip!
    I just took my own little field trips tonight and last night to two of my fav fabric shops! Yippee! Got some 1930s fabric for a mini quilt I want to create. Have fun tomorrow, and don't be too too strict on that budget!

  2. I got my castle peeps in the mail the other day. I love all of it - especially the castle-scapes. Did you get the greens today? I had a ball on the field trip :) I replied to you on my blog, but in case you don't get over there for a while, I get my labels from If you sign up for their newsletter, they send discount coupon codes all the time.

  3. Sounds like fun!

    I'm planning on attending an event at a shop on Thursday and meeting Lizzy House (and of course getting some of her fab Castle Peeps fabric) and her mother, Cherri House (and getting her book/autograph).