Sewing Mojo Mystery
I’m not sure where my sewing mojo disappeared to. I know I packed in up in the move… I faintly remember unpacking… so it must be here somewhere… maybe Waffle took it outside and buried it in the back yard… I don’t know… I’m just hoping it’ll show up soon. In the meantime I’m starting to think that the decrease of sewing mojo is inversely proportionate to the increase of sewing related activities. For the math-y sewists
For the graph-y sewists
Anyone else seen this correlation in their lives?
Most Recent Non-sewing Sewing Activity
I’ve been doing lots of non-sewing sewing things lately. My most recent activities seems to be fabric shopping because I surely need more fabric to reach S.A.B.L.E (stash acquired beyond life expectancy). If you haven’t read my attempt at S.A.B.L.E at the swap meet, you can catch up here. Yesterday I headed to superbuzzy which I’ve been dying to go to for a while. superbuzzy is buzz as in bee, not buzz as in drinking. Just thought I needed to clarify that for some of you. ahem. So if you haven’t been to the store or been to their website let’s take a mini tour shall we…
superbuzzy is Super Cute
This pic is of their postcard and it summarizes the style of the store; cute, sweet and Japanese. The store is located on Main Street in Ventura, CA which is a super long street with lots of little nondescript shops. You know you’ve arrived at superbuzzy when you see the bee.
A Peek Inside
For those who can’t get to the store you can live vicariously through the following pics or you can shop their website www.superbuzzy.com Everything they carry in the store is on their website and most of what they carry is from Japan. The exception would be some of the patterns and maybe some of the books.
First off they have mostly cotton flat weave fabrics. I’m not a quilter but it looks like quilting cotton. All of the fabrics are colorful, has great prints and overall just adorable.
In additional to fabric on the bolts they also have a good selection of fat quarters and 1/8 yd cuts. I love the decor. You can sit a chat with Domo Kun for awhile. And look at the cute honey comb tiles on the floor. Just spectacular!!
There was a section of denim and a couple of knits which is more garment sewing than the other cottons. Yes, I know lots of people sew clothes from quilting cotton. That person is just not me.
superbuzzy also has a few laminates for super cute table clothes or bags.
In the back they have an extensive selection of Japanese sewing and crafts books and magazines. The only other place I’ve seen this many Japanese books is the book store in the Mitsuwa. At the Mitsuwa there wasn’t nearly as many sewing, knitting, crocheting and other crafts books. I also spied copies of Molly Makes which I’ve only seen online. What a treasure trove. I would have loved to grab a few and sit with Domo Kun and thumb through them. I was just overwhelmed by the # of books and since the spines are written in Japanese it was hard for me to just peruse. It’s probably best of review the selection online and drop in and purchase the book. Sorry about the blurry pic. Maybe I should have purchased that book on the top shelf “taking great photos”. LOL
In the back they also have yarns and embroidery floss.
And then there were the patterns. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they carried Oliver + S, Colette, Amy Butler, Christine Haynes patterns along with some Japanese pattern lines. I can just hop in instead of buying online and impulsively checking the mail box. Oliver + S and Amy Butler patterns are perfect for the cotton fabrics they carry.
There’s way more fun stuff like notions, needle felt supplies, snacks etc that I didn’t take pics of. Just check it out on their website. Lastly I can’t forget to mention that they also have sewing and craft classes. If you’re into modern quilt, the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild has sew ins here.
How Do I Find My Sewing Mojo?
Now that I’ve done a sufficient amount of fabric shopping, pattern shopping, reading sewing blogs, blogging, organizing the sewing room, reorganizing the sewing room, I need to get back to sewing. Any tips on how I get my sewing mojo back?
Happy (actual) sewing,