Monday, June 2, 2014
Normally I try not to shop while I'm working. I certainly don't let myself buy anything before I've made enough money to cover my table fee.
But sometimes, fabric intervenes.
The vendor at the next table was selling clothing -- both her own work and boxes of used clothes in front of her table. All the used items were priced at $3 each. When she first put the boxes out, I saw fabric with faces on it -- a weakness of mine -- and I tried to ignore it.
After a few customers had pawed through the boxes, the fabric was nearer the top, and I could see that the face was Marilyn Monroe.
I gave up trying to ignore Marilyn, and went to see what the fabric was. Turns out it was a pair of stretch jeans, size 2 petite, in excellent but tiny condition. I told the vendor if no one purchased them by the end of the day, they were mine.
Then, as I sat there watching the crowds go by, making to-do lists for the workroom and the garden, I realized I was drawing bag designs incorporating the Marilyn fabric. Really?
Really. I had to buy them. Anyone who is a size 2 petite doesn't need Marilyn Monroe jeans to make even more adorable. I'm sorry if that's sizeist, but there you have it. I made the world safe from Marilyn jeans, and tonight I took scissors to them.
Watch this space.