I must share with you some eye candy from my new favorite local source for crafty goodness. This month, Edith & Edna expanded their shop to include a craft basement. Woohoo! Owners Brandie and Julie have put their crafty-blog love to use hunting down all sorts of quality stuff - loads of patterns for sewing, knitting, and embroidery by all the greatest designers of the moment (seriously - they're all there!); kits for getting started in just about any crafty endeavor; a bookshelf full of crafty books (where I would like to spend an afternoon, please); fibers from Maine; vintage fabrics at very affordable prices, and I saw (okay, I was nosily poking around) some vintage ephemera being packaged up to sell too. Yum.
I love suporting small and growing independent craft companies online, but I'm thrilled to have a local business that I care about too. Now, if I could just find a way to spend the night in there, rolling around in the vintage fabric and reading all the fabulous books. Hmnn...maybe there's a market for sleepovers for the craft-obsessed! Brandie? Julie? ;)