More craftiness in downtown LA March 26, 2007

On Saturday I met up with a bunch of crafty girls for breakfast and fabric shopping, which was super fun. We took the Red Line downtown, and as a bonus, I saw my favorite Metro ad ever. I was so happy to spot this one again, I saw it on a few rides in 2005 when I didn’t have my camera with me, so it was nice to get a picture finally — but please forgive the blurriness, the train was moving pretty fast!

My favorite Metro ad -- on the Red Line
(it reads: “It’s amazing what you can accomplish when someone else is driving. Work or play? V-neck or cardigan? Time management was never so relaxing. Go Metro.”)

We headed directly from the Pershing Square stop to Michael Levine for fabric shopping, where I found just the thing to make the log cabin pillow backs. I can’t wait to finish the first one! I quilted both fronts last week so I’m on the home stretch.

I also snapped a bunch of pictures of the giant craft implements that hover over the notions area in the back of the store…

pincushion and thread at Michael Levine

…and after we left, we spotted these cool scissors graphics signs. This one was at 9th and Los Angeles Sts. and I’ve also seen them on 8th a few places, too. Whoever did these totally nailed the pinked edges, I love them.

scissors sign at 9th and Los Angeles streets in downtown LA

Then we went to Clifton’s for late lunch, which was delicious as always. I love the mosiac-style tiles showing famous Southern California landmarks on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant — these are my two favorites, the Observatory and the La Brea tar pits.

Clifton's Cafeteria
Tiles in front of Clifton's Cafeteria

Later, back on this side of town, we went to ReForm School, where I found some cool treasures for a certain nephew’s Easter present, and dropped off six of my skirt kits — I’m so pleased that they’re carrying them now!

It was a really good Saturday.

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