I've never paid much attention to any fabric like this because I thought that I would never use it. I don't have kids; my nieces and nephews are all older... and my friends are a weeeee bit too old to be having children! So, yes, I incorrectly thought that this fabric was for making blankets for children and babies.
So Project #1 was born: to make a pouf out of Majestic. I selected Mirage as the primary fabric I'd work with.
This fabric will probably arrive in the next month or so!! YEAH!
Then I went to work planning Project #2 - something right up my alley - a purse. Since it's almost Spring, I selected Lagoona by Dana Brooks. My favorite? Jaguar! I picked out some plain fabric and some satin. And LOOKEEEE at what came in the mail today! YEAH! Over the next few weeks, I'll be sketching up a purse design and will get this sewn together.
Here's my lesson - when I saw the prints, I realized that plush fabric is for more than just blankets - and began to see it as a velvet alternative. I became a Shannon Fabrics fan on Pinterest and soon after, I spotted this beautiful "scrunchie scarf" from Whimsy Couture. It's kind of amazing because the first homemade gifts I made (15 years ago) were velvet scarfs!
I think this adventure has pushed me out of my winter hibernation and got my brain warmed up and moving again. Thank you Shannon Fabrics!