Sunday, September 9, 2007

A Red Velvet Art Birthday

Yesterday was an amazing day. I celebrated my 23rd birthday with my family and a few friends that we're willing to go along for a ride. We drove south along the coast to Santa Cruz. I am so lucky to have an amazing group that followed my every whim!

We visited a scrapbook store called Scrap It that none of us had been to before. The owner was such a pleasant woman. I found lots of 7gypsies goodies and a few sale items that I couldn't pass up.

It just so happened that there was a fabric store just a few doors down so we all took a peek in Round Robin Fabrics. We met another lovely woman there who was full of advice. I purchased a few fat quarters and Jessica purchased some beautiful fabric for her next project: a tote bag. It looks like there will be lots more sewing projects in the future for her!

We had lunch in a cute little restaurant on Capitola's waterfront. It just so happened to be the Capitola Art & Wine Festival this weekend. I really enjoyed all the people bustling around and looking at such great artwork. To top it off, I was surrounded by a bunch of happy friends!
Jenna, Kelly, Jessica, and Mom walking at the festival.

Capitola is famous for its brightly painted houses at the shore. I took a few photos but this was my favorite that my mom took:

We wanted to fit in as much as possible, so we piled back into the car and headed to Hart's Fabric's in Santa Cruz. When I walked into the store my mouth dropped at how much fabric, ribbon, and buttons they crammed into the store. We stayed there for 2 hours! Jenna decided that she wanted to make a comforter with designer fabric. She got advice from the sweet employees there and I bought lots of pretty fabrics. I was totally inspired by Rachel and Red Velvet Art this shopping trip.

Then we found 20 minute parking downtown Santa Cruz to race into Bead It. As we were walking there I spotted Urban Outfitters so I zoomed through the bead store and raced back to see Urban Outfitters. I've heard lots of cool stuff about them and I can see why.

After an exhausting day of wonderful shopping, we headed back home to have a last minute get together with lots of dessert. Here is a goofy group form left to right: Jessica, Mom, Kelly, Jenna, Me (lower), Jenny, Dan (lower), and Andrew.

Earlier this week I applied for another production assistant position. I also planned for an upcoming wedding video shoot. If you need to see a light hearted funny movie, check out Accepted.


**melissa lee** said...

SOunds like you had a great day, Michelle!!! SO happy for you for all your crafty finds!

Have a wonderful nite!


Misty said...

So glad you enjoyed your day. Sounds like you had a blast.

Michelle said...

oooh!! sounds like you had an awesome day!! Happy birthday! =) Loooove all that fabric you bought!! so cool!

Boriquaz said...

So jealous, I want to go to all those stores now!

Marie said...

Oh my!!! Sounds like a wonderful birthday!!! You lucky gal u! I wish i coulda went...I love love love santa cruz...If i could move and live there i sooooo would. Its my fav place to be. Anyway good luck on the job!!!! Love everything u bought lucky girl! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks like you had such an awesome birthday!!! Yay for you! and love all the bright colors... thanks for sharing! :D

Lizee said...

im glad you had a wonderful bday!!!
full of inspiration and great company..u deserve it!
hope all your bday wishes came true:)

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