Saturday, August 3, 2013
Joann Fabrics and I have an on-again, off-again relationship. It's close, it's convenient, and it has some pretty great sales every month. Unfortunately, it typically also has some pretty dreadful customer service. I don't know about the stores near you, but it seems like each one I visit has this same problem. In fact, I had such an awful experience with an employee at the cutting counter last month that my husband begged me not to darken their doors again. So as I seem to do every other month or so, I decided that this time -- really! -- I was breaking up with Joann Fabrics once and for all.
And then they released the Rosette collection.
Have you seen these fabrics? Anna Maria Horner has obviously passed both her beauty and talent down to her daughter Juliana, who has made an absolutely stunning debut with this line. I fell in love immediately with the soft vintage look of these designs. The florals are sweet, and the wicker print is genius. They look even more gorgeous in person.
Last night my amazingly wonderful dad handed me some money and insisted that my husband and I go to a steakhouse for dinner on them while he and my mom watched the kids. And after walking on a grateful cloud for most of today looking forward to tonight's special event, I decided at the last minute that a date night clutch was in order. It took me all of thirty minutes to sew together this little bag which I've now decided is my favorite clutch of all time.
Sometimes life is very, very good.