I adore perusing Absolutely Beautiful Things. Anna Spiro has beautiful taste and I love her aesthetic. She doesn’t regularly post and I love seeing what she shares like this photo of her shop, Black and Spiro.
I have a deep affection for coral reds. This should not surprise you. Last Thursday I took off my acrylics and got a gel manicure. It’s shockingly durable, but the UV machine makes me nervous. Also, it made my skin tingle. So, I’m not sure if I’ll keep it up but I love the color. I went with a girlfriend and it was pretty telling of our styles. I got coral and she got gray.
Then, this weekend I went to the fabric stores and look at what I found at Fabric Gallery.
When I grabbed it to check the price I realized that it matched my nails and was pretty cheap at $8.95 a yard.
I showed my fabric sample to said girlfriend and realized I have a strong attraction to coral red colors.
My bracelet, nails, fabric sample and my shirt were all the same color
I love the color – obviously I’m drawn to it. Now, I just need to figure out how much to buy. I have to figure out how much because I don’t know what I’m doing with it. It’s not a matter on if I’m buying it – just how much. I think I have a fabric issue.
Both of my grandmothers were awesome and I wouldn’t have traded them for anything. They each had their own “specialties.” One was a great cook and the other was a funny bird. However, neither one of them were fabulous. Those chicks did not have a fabric stash that I could raid and if they did I promise it didn’t contain anything like this.
BAM. It just won first place in “The Best Thing I’ve Seen In Awhile.” I give her all the crowns.
Sidenote: What is all this “Honey Boo Boo” mess I keep reading scrolling through on my Facebook news feed?
I can’t stop looking at the photos and this is where I’m finding them. I found out about it here. Damn/love you forever Jenny. There is only one 49″ x 50″ piece for sale and the price is $295. You’re reading that correctly and it breaks my heart. I love looking through vintage fabric but I never come across anything like this. So, if you or if someone you know has a granny or a ladyfriend that has a fabric stash and she needs someone to love her fabric as much as her – I’m your girl. If they have the fabric above, or anything like it, I’ll throw in a foot massage. I’ll pay for shipping, lunch, a gift card so they can hoard buy more fabric – no judgement here.
My reaction was yelling “Yeah! Throw that on the couch!”, which I’d like to note that’s what she did. That’s because we’re connected awesome. This is what it looked like.
Yes, all these photos of the episode are from me taking photos of my television. Deal with it and be thankful I have DVR to rewind a million times with.
However, the ladyfriend getting her house did informed viewers that mud cloths could also be used as rugs. I didn’t know what a mud cloth was so I quickly realized I needed to get on it and referred to the internet.
From different sources that are listed throughout, here is what I gather: Mud cloths are made in Mali by artisans of the Bamana Tribe. They take cotton strips and dye them using natural materials like tree bark. This strips are then sewn together. This site has a lot of good information including what the symbols on mud cloths represent. They sell mud cloths but it appears you cannot view them in advance so you cannot be gauranteed one that is only black and white.
They say that mud cloth-style fabric is available for $5 a yard at Yara International, 6 East 125th Street (Fifth Avenue), (212) 289-3842. We’ll see about that. By the way, the Sexy Afro Glam episode of Secrets From a Stylist had one of the best reveal reactions I’ve ever seen. Here is a photo I took of it for you.
It makes The Colonel uncomfortable. He usually pulls his ears back when I watched the episode.