Fun At The Fabric Store

Mimi and I made plans to go to the store so that she could pick out fabric for me to make her a bag.  Right before we headed out the door,(Mimi told me we should’ve snuck out, but sadly I didn’t listen to her)  KT caught wind of our plan and invited herself to come along in order to pick out a pattern for a prom dress.  Against our better judgment,  Mimi and I waited (somewhat) patiently for KT to get ready.  Eventually she came out the door dragging her dad along with her.  Mimi and I just looked at each other and rolled our eyes. 


Mimi and I took off to look at the fabric selections while KT headed towards the pattern section.  To my complete amusement, Shaun happily settled down to look in the pattern books to help KT find her dream dress.  You can only imagine how much help he was to her…

It didn’t take too long for the two of them to get bored and wander off to other areas of the store.  Mimi and I ignored them while KT found a new friend…and fashion accessory…


Naturally, Shaun wanted a furry little friend to play too. He was told that he couldn’t play with a stuffed critter unless he wore a beautiful headpiece to match his daughter.   he really, really wanted to play with that froggie, so he agreed to wear a headband.  (We didn’t tell him it was pink)


Of course, Mimi couldn’t stand to be left out of all that fun.  She refused to wear the flower headband and chose to wear a duck on her her head instead.  (Rules are rules, she had to wear a beautiful headpiece!)


They finally decided it was time to stop playing when an employee wandered by and paused just long enough to crack up at them. 


You really have to love a man willing to hang out in a fabric store just to spend time with his little girls…

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30 Responses to Fun At The Fabric Store

  1. Aunt Mary says:

    That looks like so much fun.Shaun looks very well .he`s lost some weight .Reminds me of the fun things we did with you guys when we visited.Love to All

  2. Peggy says:

    I am so surprised that you guys didn’t get kicked out! I miss places that sell patterns and fabric. They are going fast around here!

  3. Tylor says:

    You people are crazy and that is a good thing.

  4. Brenda says:

    He really needs to find a hobby, Susie….think he wants suggestions??

  5. Gene says:

    You have a beautiful family!

    My last prom dress project had a satin bodice and velvet skirt. So glad that was my last prom dress! Truly a learning experience…

  6. And no one offered him a job?!

  7. Hilary says:

    What a fun family. What was on your head? 🙂

  8. Patti says:

    I actually can’t picture Shaun in this situation, so I am glad you took the pictures to prove it. Are you making her dress?

  9. You also have to love a man who is not afraid of his “inner child.” Sounds like fun. And, thank goodness you had the camera 🙂

  10. Pamela says:

    this is like reading that the earth’s poles switched. snort.

  11. liz says:

    Hi Susie!

    I found you through LBS. I cracked up at this post because my husband is traumaitzed – to this day – because of all the fabric stores his mom dragged him to as a kid! He’s even demonstrated “the walk” he’d do…lower his shoulders, hang his head back, bend his knees a little & drag his feet on the ground. Fun times! 🙂

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  13. Brandt! says:

    Great, great post!! What a fun family you have!!! I could so see my kids getting in that mode .. but to get them into a fabric store …?! Maybe the WM craft section at best!

  14. Mike says:

    Looks like that man or yours also had fun. 🙂


  15. lori says:

    That’s funny! Looks like my family on any store trek. It’s always an adventure. Kudos to your hubby for spending silly time with his girls!

  16. Jocelyn says:

    You are officially a CRAZY fun family. I love Shaun helping pick patterns.

  17. Lori says:

    Hi Susie-passed an award on to you cause I like your blog:

  18. Patsy (mom) says:

    OK, another fun adventure that I missed! How come you ditched me??? I am sending these pictures to the New York times so they can give out some interesting news and great photos for a change.

  19. Cheryl says:

    I loved the pictures! A family that plays together stays together, right?

    I haven’t been getting your updates. I’ll try adding your address again to Reader.

  20. Brenda says:

    Love your new site!…This could be me, but in a bead store…just go crazy!

  21. Hilary says:

    Oh I meant .. what was on Susie’s head?.. surely she joined in, even if from behind the camera. 🙂

  22. SueAnn says:

    Fabulous!! Definitely put a smile on my face…!! Loved loved the pictures. What fun!
    Congrats on the POTW award

  23. land of shimp says:

    What fun, and aren’t you handy? Sewing bags, and prom dresses! It’s a talent I decidedly do not have and really admire it in other people. It does look like you lot were having a marvelous time, and I’m sure that the good cheer was appreciated by all around.

    The other thing I started thinking about was just what a special prom dress that will be for your daughter. Just how many memories will go into it, things like that morning, and the fact that you’re making it for her. It’s just…well…it’s a lot more special and layered a thing than hitting the mall might be.

    I also had to laugh because I’ll just bet that was handy advice dad was giving about dresses. Up to here, down to there, and barb wire piping, all by that famous designer, “Have Her Home By Midnight, Or Else.” I’d wager 🙂

  24. land of shimp says:

    Annnnnnd…I totally forgot to add, congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary’s 🙂

  25. Cricket says:

    It’s always reassuring to find that one’s own family is not the only one that has lost its collective marbles. Very funny. Congratulations on the potw.

  26. Daryl says:

    Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

  27. Kathy Ariano says:

    Oh this is just too funny! What a great sport your husband is!

  28. Kevin says:

    Bravo Shaun! That’s a guy who loves his family and doesn’t care what other people think. Congrats on Post of the Week!

  29. Amanda D says:

    You have the cutest family.

    Looks like a great time at the fabric store. I think next time I should join you. My trips to the fabric store usually end up with me frustrated because I can’t decide what fabric goes with what fabric!

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