Friday, August 7, 2009

really, Larissa? more fabric? really?


small devil on left shoulder: Ooooh. Look at that one. It's only $5.99/yard. You'll regret it if you don't get some. You love IKEA fabric.

small angel on right shoulder: For shame. Just walk away. You don't NEED anymore fabric. Why did you even come to the textile section? You should leave now.

small devil: But you've never seen this one here before. Feel it. It's mid-weight! Not decor. What a cute skirt it would make.

small angel: This is obscene. Do you remember what your fabric shelves look like? Is this really a smart use of your money? Do you seriously think you will make a skirt for yourself any time soon? And summer is almost over, what do you want with a white fabric? It's totally out of season.

small devil: But you have that dove grey pin dot fabric already. It goes perfectly with it. And you love birds. Wear it next year.

small angel: Look around. There is not one Blueshirt in sight. No one to cut it for you. Ah Ha! See? You have no time to wait around for one to show up either. Look how busy this place is. It's an omen. It clearly means you do not need this fabric. Let's go. Quit dithering. Show some self-control for once.

small devil: Wait! There's someone. They've already seen you hanging around the cutting table. You have to get it now. See, here they come. Don't be rude. Buy something. You need two yards. (triumphant laugh)

(Small angel quits thankless job)

24 comments:

  1. hmmm... that's funny. I have an angel and a devil on my shoulders too that sound just like yours!

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  2. Love the bird fabric! I wish I had an IKEA anywhere remotely close to where I live.

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  3. hahahahaha, very funny, i have this dilema before.... i wish have an Ikea close... byw, the fabric is so lovely!

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  4. I LOVE that fabric!! My devil usually wins, too...

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  5. I love that fabric. You made the right decision. I'm glad to know those voices aren't just in my head :)

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  6. hahaha!!! (Is it bad that my first thought was "I haven't seen that fabric at Ikea? I love that fabric!!") I recognize the angel & devil too, they must all come from the same training facility. I probably look like i'm having some sort of breakdown when i'm in the fabric or yarn store and am trying to decide whether I can buy or not...

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  7. that made me laugh they sound like mine, although my angel gets a bit strict and will just keep shouting "put that back now!", nice fabric though :o)

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  8. Your little devil has good taste and sound reasoning. Thanks for the laugh!

    I've been out in the world recently and am just getting back in the swing. Just wanted to say that I think the tiered dresses turned out beautifully! LOVE the flower you added!

    Ann

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  9. The last couple times I was at Ikea I had to get whatever fabric I needed and immediately run to the check-out because I knew I'd do some damage.

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  10. I have this EXACT fabric and my poor angel must feel so ignored. I'm running out of space! Curse wonderful, beautiful IKEA textiles!

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  11. That was great-thanks for a smile to start the day! ;) Those pesky devils sure do love to shop!

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  12. I'm so pleased to know I'm not the only one with this issue! I currently try to avoid going to JoAnn fabrics when I have a debit or credit card with me. Fabric.com is my downfall since i memorized my credit card number. It's so scary yet wonderful at the same time!

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  13. Congrats to the small devil. You (and the devil) just made my mind wander through my weekend plans to figure out when I can get to Ikea again - it is lovely fabric.

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  14. Wow, my shoulder friends had that exact conversation over that exact Ikea fabric! I also ended up with a couple yards and no clue what to do with it. It was just too cute and cheap to pass up. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  15. Nice narrative! Even cuter narrative :D

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  16. Thanks everybody, I see I am not alone in the eternal struggle with good and evil! Y'all are always so funny. Thanks for the comments.

    PS I saw the other day that same fabric with PINK AND ORANGE IN IT! (restraining self)

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  17. Were you living in my body yesterday while I was at Hobby Lobby? I had the very same conversation with myself before I walked out with $94 worth of fabric that I JUST HAD to HAVE .....&&&&&& that I really had no business getting!!!!!!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Don't I know how that goes... IKEA is dangerous!

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  19. Oh, my! That is loverly! I hope to find some myself!

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  20. I love that bird fabric and I think you could make a lovely skirt out of it. And I bet you'd make sure you got some wear out of it before the summer's over!

    This time, I'm glad the little devil won!

    Now I have to go to Ikea and check out their fabric... and I'll have to go without my husband. I love Ikea, but I hate getting there - it's on the other side of the city in a very busy place. And it's always crowded! Bah.

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  21. I have that exact fabric! Its soooo cool- and cheap! I've made a handful of dolls with it, its just the best fabric ever! I think my little angel flew away a l-o-n-g time ago...

    Pssst, have you seen the new fairytale/ handsome and gretel fabric? Its the best!

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  22. sigh. I seem to have the same problem with fabric! Except I think I have 2 devils and no angels!!!! lol. cute story, good luck with the skirt/dress :)

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