Hoot Hoot! Late post today, but it’s a goodie!! I thought we’d make another stop on the Minneapolis/St. Paul sewing tour… next up Crafty Planet, chock full of fabric, yarn, needlework stuff and the makings for sock monkeys. This is the place to go in the twin cities if you’re on the search for funky fabric or a cross stitch pattern chockfull of profanities! And if you’re NOT in the twin cities, Crafty operates an online store with some of their great fabrics. You’ll note in the photo below that Crafty Planet has the added benefit of being right next door to Rewind, a vintage clothing and accessories shop!!
Let’s look at our trusty map, shall we?? Crafty Planet is located in northeast Minneapolis and is a 10 or 15 minute drive from my house. I’ve marked it with an orange dot below. For those of you not familiar with our fair midwestern realm, I thought I’d mention that I only have marked Minneapolis, St. Paul and the lazy Mississippi in the map. All the white space (and beyond) is the suburbs and not all that different from the city. There are less sidewalks in the suburbs and the streets are winding, treeless, impossible to navigate and make me crazy. When Mr. Bug and I started house shopping, we were agreed that our #1 consideration was that the house had to be located in either Minneapolis or St. Paul. No suburbs. I’d get lost and Mr. Bug wanted the good running routes in the city – we have, like, 876 miles of bike and running paths and a bunch of lakes. AND the river. In any case, Crafty Planet is also located in the city, but on the other side of downtown, so I try not to go there during rush hour!
The shop carries a whole bunch of great fabric – lots of the super popular
lines like Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, Robert Kaufman, Michal Miller and Anna Maria Horner.
Most of it is quilt-weight cotton, with a nice helping of home dec weight, voile
and knits. They also have that new Ty Pennington fabric, which I’m totally in love with – there
it is on the middle shelf on the right. It may be on the middle shelf on the left too,
I’m not sure…
A book nook! I had to resist buying the Alabama Chanin book
that I’ve been wanting. I was at the shop on a yarn buying mission…
As if playgirl camo fabric and profanity laden cross-stitchery isn’t enough,
there’s also WOOL!! (and cotton, probably some other fibers as well…)
Oh! And also a fine selection of Sublime Stitching patterns – oooo…
I haven’t done embroidery in a long time either!!
Here’s what I bought… five skeins of of Nashua Creative Focus Worsted
in Blue Pine. (I took that picture on Mr. Bug’s bedside table, I love how white it is!!
Mr. Bug, Lucy and I are headed to Illinois this weekend for the first marathon of the season. I’m planning on knitting up the Miette sweater – a free download from Ravelry! I first saw this on Erika Made It and have been pretty obsessed. I LOVE the color of the yarn I found – it looks blue or green depending on the light and is 75% wool and 25% alpaca. I was hoping to find a wool/cotton blend for the sweater, but wasn’t in love with any of the color options I saw. So wool and alpaca it is…
I snapped a few pictures at Rewind as well – it’s a great shop and PACKED full of clothes, jewelry and accessories.
Thanks for hopping on the tour bus!