pretty pretty fabrics

Living in New York City means access to some of the neatest little shops in the world. Purl and Purl Patchwork are two examples of this. One is a friendly yarn store while the other is a fabric store just a few doors down on adorable Sullivan Street in the heart of Soho. Both are a visual feast for the eyes and a crafter's dream. (Check out their project-based blog the purl bee, you'll be crying tears of jealousy over the gorgeous stuff). Now, I'm not exactly a devoted knitter (though I've tried!) nor a sewer (even though I am dying to be), but I'm still in awe of the colors, textures and overall preshiness of these places. I was in last weekend and picked up some discounted swatches. I'm not sure how I'll end up using them, so for now I'll just file them under inspiration.