Ok, sorry that I can't be more timely in responses--my computer died and who knows when Dell will cooperate. Anyhoo, now that I work in a fabric store, I feel so much more comfortable with spending money on fabrics! Sure, it's a tough job selling fabric to high-maintenance women without hobbies, but someone's gotta. You never realized how much money OTHER people have...wowzers.
Oh, firemountaingems.com for beading supplies far and away beats anything for sale in Boston/Cambridge. You can get ANYTHING there. They can send print catalogs too, just in case you want to drool over the stuff on your lunch hour.
There is a small fabric store, Fabric Corner, on Mass Ave in Arlington Center, a little south of the Stop & Shop and a little north of the main shopping area - it mostly has quilting fabrics, but also some home dec, interfacings, trims, and a small selection of fashion fabrics. Any bus that goes to Arlington Center will make it to within a few blocks of the store.
There is a second SewFisticated in Dorchester. I used to live near the Twin Cities store, and it was my favorite (great silks, wools, and linen).
If you have a car, try Fabric Fix in Manchester NH.
Fabric Corner is expensive! I went there to get fabric for my mom's birthday gift & spent waaaay more than I wanted. Their stuff starts at $8.49/yd. Many of their quilt-y prints are old lady-ish. That's the downside to quilt-oriented stores. They think that we're all boring I guess. (horrors! LOL )
Is the SewFisticated in Dorchester the same as the TwinCities one? I know it's the same owner, but you know how much other stores vary in a "chain" store environment.
Love those! I'm sorry, I can't think of paying that much for anything, even though they are great looking bags! I guess I'm in the $15-18(max) range for buying totes. I can't afford to spend much. Now, that being said, I wish you the very best with your upcoming sales!
Ahh, Tick, how I miss thee... I'm just sore bcs I missed out on the whole Tick doll thing and haven't any fan gear. LOL I never have $$ when I need to. What's that all about?? Good job, chickie! Keep up the bag creations!
Love the bag, and fantastic superduper job on the duplication! I certainly think that yours is better! Hey, I'm not a LV person, or any bag with the logos all over. It's just my thing. I would love to see how you pulled off other bags you coveted! Most people don't do such a great job in the beginning, but obviously you have a knack for it!!