Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Primal Urge

JoAnn Fabrics is a very dangerous store for a crafter. To walk in unprepared is like asking an alcoholic to go to a liquor store for change.

Dangerous in the extreme.

So there I was, innocently walking into JoAnn's for some $1.50 thread, when a three bolts of fabric vaulted off the shelf and wedged themselves mercilessly into my shopping cart. Despite my best well-intentioned efforts, they stubbornly refused to budge and I had to resign myself to taking it home.
(That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Perfectly attuned to my recent bird fetish and bursting with a cheery yet subdued spring palette, this fabric called to me in a Primal Way. (Yes, the capital letters are necessary.)
I bet you never knew that fabric appeals to the latent Primordial Urge in crafters. Ever since the first cave man dragged his cave wife home by the hair and she began her domestic wedded bliss by hanging draperies, the appeal of fabric has lingered on in our genetic tissues.

I had to buy the fabric. It was Meant To Be. How can you argue with genetics?


All Natural Mama said...

Pretty! Whatcha gonna make with it?

Linda said...

HA! I can relate. I went to JoAnn's for elastic the other day and came home with supplies to make a new knitting bag. By the way, I couldn't have resisted that bird fabric either, but I don't think my JoAnn's had it. (Love your blog. I linked to it from flipflopping mama's blog.)

Rachel Cotterill said...

I really love those birds. Adorable. Do you have plans for it yet?

'Melissa Cleo' said...

Oooooohhhhh...I LOVE that fabric! (And YES, all those capitals are necessary! :) Am really into birds myself: esp. Cardinals. That brilliant flash of red at my birdfeeder right outside my kitchen window, with the grey, dreary winter backdrop...breathtaking. Think I drive the Hubby nuts with staying on him to keep my million birdfeeders full of seed!!! Can't wait to see what you make with it!!!!!

Ellen said...

Yes I remember the day when handyman dragged you off by your hair as he clutched onto the chocolate cake I made for you both. You immediately started sewing quilts in wedded bliss.