Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Strip District

So we went to visit some family in the Pittsburgh area last weekend and we met them in The Strip District in Pittsburgh. We do it every year and we all love it. There are so many unique shops, ethnic grocery stores, and great restaurants. We even go armed with a list made specifically for shopping in The Strip.

There is just something about this area that is so awesome and unique. It's grimy but in a cool "been here forever" kind of way. We don't have anything remotely close to this in our area so it is a real treat!
One of the things I buy every single time are these coffee bags from our favorite coffee shop. I used to pay $1 for 3 but this trip they jumped all the way up to $2 a piece! I believe this is still a good price...but I am still a little bummed! One of these days I might actually do something with them.

And oh mama! did I get a real treat by stopping in Loom Textiles, a little fabric shop. I am pretty sure I saw it last year but since we were all kinds of broke I believe I reluctantly passed it up. Thanks goodness I did because I would have been heartbroken to have not been able to buy anything. This year however I did have a little cash money burning a hole in my pocket so I picked up a yard of this Dia De Los Muertos fabric. I found some Dia De Los Muertos fabric at Joann's last year but it was like 1/10 as cool as this stuff. They had like 2 or 3 shelves of different kinds. I could have gone broke easily. I just can't even describe the variety. Every fabric was a winner. If you are in the area ever, I highly suggest going there!
I also squeezed in some fun little ribbon. I love the little houses so much. I am making my daughter something that is perfect for the Babushka ribbon so I can't wait to finish it! It's so fun to have some fun new items to get me inspired. It's going to be so hard to decide what to use some of it for!
One more thing, I made this quick scarf the night before we left...at 9 pm...when I should have been packing....or cleaning. Anyways I just wanted to "get quilty" so I whipped it up. It was super easy and only took about an hour. The squares were 6 inches wide and varying lengths. I lined the back with a cream colored fabric and the bottom squares are actually pockets. I sewed in between each square to keep it held together. How do you like it?


  1. Love, Love the scarf. I am going to try to make it into an infinity scarf too.

  2. Thanks! So glad you like it. I hope you will share your pics once your finished!