30 Days of Pinterest – Day 20
While there is no shortage of amazing craft ideas floating around Pinterest, I think we can all agree that there is a shortage of cute crafting materials. I know I can’t be the only one heading out to the local craft or home improvement store in search of the perfect spray paint colour, fabric design or scrapbook paper, only to be disappointed by the lack of selection. While we’ve always supported shopping local, sometimes it takes a little bit of online browsing know-how to bring those Pinterest ideas of yours to life.
Today’s pin is a website we stumbled upon while searching for amazing aqua colour fabrics, and it was too great to keep to ourselves!
Pink Chalk Fabrics is a website based out of the US that has an incredible selection of all those great fabrics you see on d.i.y. Pinterest projects! With affordable shipping to Sumas & Canada (and free shipping on sewing patterns), this site has been my new go-to place for vibrant and modern fabric designs. I knew there were more options that what was available at my local fabric store!
You can shop for fabrics by style (such as florals, birds & animals, novelty and geometric), designer (like Amy Butler, Cosmo Cricket and Lizzy House), colour or fabric. I actually didn’t realize that many scrapbooking companies (like Basic Grey and Echo Park Paper Co.) produce patterned fabrics as well as paper. This could be dangerous territory for me!
Although the designs themselves could be very overwhelming, it was neat to view the fabrics by designer and see how the whole collection is meant to look together. Since I’m an only an occasional fabric crafter, I was surprised by my sudden urge to take up quilting after browsing all these ultra modern and vintage designs. Some of the collections would look absolutely stunning woven together in a quilt – and where else could you find a quilt focused around vintage kitchen themed fabrics?!
I was very happy with their selection of teal geometric inspired fabrics, and am already dreaming of someday completing a d.i.y. bench something like this:
Although it’s a little over my head for this month’s Pinterest challenge, you can bet that I will share my project process along with you when I tackle this one in the future!
What would you do with your dream fabric? Do furniture projects intimidate you, or get the creative juices flowing?