Goods From Japan: Fabric!

When I was in Tokyo, I was very excited to go fabric shopping. I have quite a crush on the Japanese storybook prints, and getting to see them on the bolt was a dream come true. We actually only made it to two fabric stores, one in Shibuya and one in Kichijoji. The store in Kichijoji was called Yuzawaya, and it was like a fabric lovers wet dream. I mean, I am not kidding when I say that I spent something like 6 hours there and I didn’t even get to see everything. It was amazing.

Here are the goods, some of it is a little wrinkled, you will have to excuse me for that. It’s all ready SUPER hot in my work room during the day, so I usually avoid ironing until I am actually making a project.

9.07.07 - Japanese Fabric

9.07.07 - Japanese Fabric

When we walked into Yuzawaya, the pink elephant fabric was the first to catch my eye. I had seen the elephants online at superbuzzy but they were even cuter in person. I only bought the pink and the blue, and of course I am cursing myself for not buying every single color they had there.

9.07.07 - Japanese Fabric

This tree fabric completely grabbed my heart as well. I am sure that no matter how much of something I would have purchased, I’d still be unhappy that I didn’t buy more. The trees came in other color palettes, and so of course I am a little sad I didn’t buy all of it.

9.07.07 - Japanese Fabric

9.07.07 - Japanese Fabric

More storybook prints! I bought this one in Shibuya, and then there is the same exact print in a lighter blue above, which I bought at Yuzawaya. I guess I liked it, because I forgot and bought it twice.

The problem with falling in love with fabric is, when it comes time to use it, it is incredibly difficult to put scissors to cloth. I have some plans for some of this stuff, but mostly I just want to caress it and whisper sweet nothings to it. Does that make me disturbed?