fabric stash enhancement

My mother came home from Japan a couple of days ago, and she brought me some good stuff (and though my wacko brother likes to complain that I get all the good stuff, and he just gets underwear, I must point out that I am very specific in my requests, while he is not. Besides, he is very picky. Did you see the fabulous reflective sash my mother brought him, though?):

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Some great fabric to add to my stash! Hillary found a Japanese web site that only sold fabric in Japan, so we conspired and figured out a way to GET SOME (make my mother bring some back). Hillary should get her fabric early next week, so keep your eyes peeled for the goodies she ordered. I love the fabric! You’ll also notice a couple of knitting magazines. There are some really weird things in the top one, but there is a crocheted flower tutorial in there, so maybe I will finally be able to figure out how to do that successfully.
Here’s some tawashi yarn:
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I swear Japanese acrylic is softer and nicer than the American stuff.
And this is not from Japan, but I wanted to share. Check out the yummy chocolates my brother got for me at Moonstruck Chocolates, a local chocolatier:
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He was offended because I didn’t immediately rip open the box to admire the truffles. He said he put a lot of effort into picking out the prettiest ones. I guess he ain’t all bad all the time.

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14 Responses to fabric stash enhancement

  1. Melanie says:

    Great fabric–can’t wait to see Hillary’s. I’m sure it’s cute.
    I love Moonstruck chocolates. My favorite are the cream cones.

  2. froggy says:

    wow, awesome stash! love that fabric!

  3. Shirley says:

    Checked out wacko brother’s blog. It’s um…rather interesting hearing his version of current events. He still gets underwear as a gift? Though good save with the chocolates (he’s trying!). Well…got to go!

  4. lynette says:

    you have much more restraint that i do. i would have devoured the dog(?) with the collar. looks delish!

  5. Katherine says:

    Little snowmen chocolates! So cute!

  6. gaile says:

    ooo I can’t wait t osee what you make with that aadorable fabric Mariko!!! And thos chocolates are darling. insane brother is a little softie underneath it all, isn’t he! Ha!

  7. Kay says:

    I adore the French Chair fabric especially.
    Je vous laisse vous placer.
    Thanks for sharing the eye candy and the real candy. xoxo Kay

  8. Tortuga says:

    I bought some acrylic in Mexico which is incredibly soft and only 30 pesos (roughly $2.75)for 700 yards–I guess Merkins have no acrylic pride?
    I love the Japanese sense of kitsch. J-List has a lot of fun stuff, but it seems like you have your own pipeline. 😉

  9. Silvia says:

    Well that fabric is wonderful! Is that little redheaded girls all over the stuff? Almost cuter than the chocolates.

  10. Insane Brother says:

    It was held closed by that FLIMSY GOLD RUBBERY THING.
    Yeesh. Big drama queen.

  11. Norma says:

    I am unhealthily obsessed (redundant, I know) with those truffles. Your insane brother can send them to me anytime and I will aggressively rip the cover off the box!

  12. Eilene says:

    Yum!! Those chocolates look divine!

  13. cherylc says:

    Those are actually the prettiest truffles I’ve seen. And I love Japanese seersucker, which it looks like that fabric is.

  14. pam d says:

    hi there! your friend cat manning referred me to your site. great stuff! how’s the crochet flower coming along?

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