Monthly Archives: August 2014

Licensed fabric debate

There is a lot of confusion surrounded the whole “can I sell things made with licensed fabric” question.

Many fabrics state “for personal use only” and for non-commercial home use only” on the selvage.

My solution to this debacle? But the super cute fabrics without that verbiage on it and make cute stuff with that. Not all licensed fabric has that disclaimer on it. These for instance which I purchased earlier this week and can’t wait to turn in to messenger bags and little purses.

I just won’t purchase any of the Disney, TMNT, or Hello Kitty since those have the disclaimers and are being cracked down on.

I was so excited that the Tootsie Pop fabric didn’t have that disclaimer on the selvage. There was Double Bubble and Blow Pop fabric too! Also very happy to see some of the Marvel Comic fabrics did not have that disclaimer on the selvage.

Happy sewing! I know I will be!

I survived New Jersey

I feel like there should be a t-shirt and I deserve one. I went to New Jersey for the first time this last weekend for work. I spent the first night in Newark and then the next morning learned how to navigate the streets around town.

Then we drove towards Red Bank…on a Friday at noon…six lanes of bumper to bumper traffic the whole way on the New Jersey Turnpike…all 25 mikes that we had to go. Apparently it is that way every Friday in the summer because everyone leaves the big city for the weekend.

We finally arrived in Tinton Falls and grabbed some lunch at an Italian restaurant. I swear they put a whole pan of lasagna on my plate…and that was the lunch portion. Who could eat that much in one sitting?

After the show we decided to grab dinner and there was an Italian restaurant right beside the theater. (Italian restaurants are on every corner up there) We were shown to a table in the back room of the restaurant. When we had finished our meal, we learned that this was because the front room of this very fancy restaurant turns in to a night club…typical summertime in New Jersey I was told.