Saturday, January 22, 2011

I like you, I just don't LIKE like you

Ever have something that you love on first glance, and then everyone talks about it incessantly, and you want it even more until it occurs to you that, really, you have no idea what you would DO with it? 

That's how I'm feeling about Ruby Star Rising.


I mean, look at it. What's not to like? It's retro. It's got pretty colors. It's super fun. But...I just have no idea what I would make this into. I can see the teacups being cute as some kind of kitchen item, but to be perfectly honest I suck at making those sorts of things. I just never get around to it. The viewfinder circle thingies could be cute as a tote, or a pillow, but again--not something I'm likely to get around to making. 

So while there's a part of me that wants every one of these fabrics in the hopes that maybe, one day, I'll find a good use for them, the practical part of me says, "I think we should just be friends."

Anybody else know what I'm talking about?

7 comments:

Rachel Hauser said...

exactly. I haven't bought any because I would need to 100% know what I'd do with it. It's so cute, but them's the facts.

Kristen said...

I did buy a lovely 1 yard of the Viewmasters with the bright colors, but the rest didn't really do anything for me. I'm planning to use it for a tote bag or the kid's backpack on Anna's (Noodlehead) site...

Jeni said...

Whoa. Agree. I've keep reading about how disappointing Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill is and then crazy "OMG" comments about Ruby Star Rising. And I can't help but think, "at least I could actually USE Greenfield Hill!" I find it all very confusing to say the least :)

Sonia said...

yes! I have lots of fabric with cute kitchen designs that I love...just don't know what to do with.

Alexandra said...

Love these fabrics, but haven't bought any because I, too, have no clue what to do with them. But what if this is the next Flea Market Fancy? You know?

Lindsay Conner said...

Haha, I so know what you mean. Pretty to look at though!

Susan said...

Perfectly stated, my dear ;)