Well, I went to Sew Funky yesterday at The Marriott in Riverside. It was PACKED!!! I mean, shoulder to shoulder, shuffling along, an inch at a time...PACKED! Not my favorite scene. I am a claustrophobe, and I did not like that one bit! But, I did see some very cute things. Most I cannot show because they are gifts. I was making a purchase at one booth, and the lady said, I am one of your blog stalkers! Meagan was her name. Such a sweet lady. She had a darling booth, with hand made things where I bought a gift for a dear friend of my daughter's who is having a baby soon. Then, another lady whose blog I visited recently and asked a question regarding the Sew Funky show, she and I had a good chuckle when she called her friend over so we could laugh about how I wanted to have a blogging conference for the older set, the "Blue Haired Bloggers" as I had mentioned in an earlier post of mine. The show was fun. I saw lots of new things, and got some good ideas. One booth had these beautiful owl pillows. I kept picking them up, looking at them with my granddaughters in mind, then putting them down thinking that at 25 dollars a piece, I could certainly make some myself.
I had recently heard about another shop in downtown Riverside called Old Glory General Store that I wanted to see too. After the Sew Funky show, I found Old Glory and spent a good hour looking in there. It is a giant antique store, with many different vendors. Fun stuff. But too pricey for this picker!
When I got home, I took a brown grocery sak, and made a pattern for an owl pillow using a dinner plate to mark the curves. I used some of my stash fabrics in fun feminine prints, and a little pink ball fringe, and made an owl pillow.