Friday, January 13, 2012

Los Angeles = Mood and the LA Clippers

Last Saturday my husband Luke and I went to Los Angeles for some shopping, an NBA game, and some fun! Our first stop was Mood. Let me say that my husband is such a good sport when it comes to fabric shopping. He always gives me good feedback when I ask him sewing questions (he doesn't sew, but he humors me), he gets me tall bolts of fabric that I am too short to reach, he is patient, and he doesn't rush me. This time he also entertained himself by picking out buttons for a sewing project that doesn't yet exist. He just wanted the buttons.

Lebron liked my purchases. 

Sorry if you don't like cats, but my blog is filled with pictures of my cats.


 I bought two fabrics. I know, only two! I am trying not to be a hoarder, so I am only buying what I need. Plus, being in Mood is kind of overwhelming to me because there are so many different choices. The red lawn fabric above is what I am using for my Sorbetto. I love red white and blue!

This sheer silk fabric is a very light pink with black polka dots. I'm nervous to use it, I've never sewn with a texture like that.

Clipper Nation!

In case you are new to my blog, my husband is a huge Los Angeles Clippers fan. We ordered tickets for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks as soon as we could. We got seats in row eleven!! I have never sat so close and now I feel spoiled, like I never want to sit farther back again :)


The only sewing related thing about this photo is that I made myself a Clippers headband. I would like to get more fabric, but can't find it anywhere :( When I eventually find some I plan on making myself a dress for future games. I'm going to look wild, but who cares????

Since we got to the game really early we got to watch warm ups. That's Blake Griffin making a layup.

The game. I can't get over what good seats we had!

Look who we were sitting next to. Hell yeah, I took that photo stalker status.

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  1. I don't know who that is, but now I feel I shall be incomplete until I do!

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    1. sewmbie - It's either Jerry or Charlie O'Connell. I'm not sure which because I can't tell the difference.

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  2. I'm not even a sports fan, but this is so rad. I LOVE that you are planning on making a Clippers dress. I hope you find more of that fabric! :D

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    1. I walked out on the court, but was told, "MAM. You need to back up." I wanted to show Blake your embroidery, but it didn't work :(

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  3. I so so so want to go down to Mood...It is about an hour away but I still haven't been. It is one of my New Year's Resolutions! I really like that red lawn you bought, very pretty.

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    1. Well, if you want some company at Mood let me know. I'm always down for a road trip! :)

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  5. I see it now - think I was just not thinking in the right direction! I'd say Jerry :)

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  6. First off I have to say that I LOVE your glasses! They are totally amazing!! Are they vintage?

    You absolutely need a Clippers dress. That would be fantastic!

    What great fabric choices you made. I love them both. :) It can be so overwhelming in big stores like that, I totally agree. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! They aren't vintage, but vintage inspired. I had been looking for vintage glasses, but nothing worked for me. I found these at a place in LA and fell in love!

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  7. Oh cute! (about the headband). When you do finally find some more fabric - I say go all out and make yourself a 1950's style dress in the stuff - rocking up at a game in that along with your *awesome* glasses would be too cute. And funny to watch other people's reactions!

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    1. Thank you! I think I want to make a Jackie O style dress, maybe from the book Famous Frocks. I don't know. I just need to find that fabric!!! The only place I know of is in the garment district in downtown Los Angeles.

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  8. Beautiful kitty! :) Never apologise for kitty pictures, we love them :D

    I love the polka dot fabric, perhaps you could use it to make a Taffy blouse later in the Colette sewalong? Just an idea :)

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    1. Thanks, Melanie!

      That's exactly what I had in mind, you're a mind reader :)

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  9. You two are so cute :) My hubs is great about fabric shopping and overall sewing advice, too. Gotta love that!

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  10. Great pictures.

    That is so cool that you were sitting so close to Jerry O'Connell. Nice to see he looks good off screen.

    And another fan of the glasses & red lips.

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