Also, I'm just back from a two week vacation. One week camping in Yosemite, and one week visiting friends in the Bay Area. While in San Francisco, I got to visit Britex, a really fabulous (but expensive!) fabric store. I was last there about twenty years ago.
I was visiting a friend who was studying at Berkeley at the time, and we were exploring the city. I ducked into a fabric store to check it out, and felt like I had walked into a magical world. It was beautiful. Colored bolts stacked to the ceiling in a rainbow of colors. I didn't buy any fabric then, but I took a photo of the wall of fabric, and grabbed one of their post cards.
That post card moved with me for years. I might still have it.
Turns out, that store has FOUR FLOORS, one dedicated just to buttons and trim. So I went back, and this time, I spent some money. Here's what I picked up at Britex:
Some fabrics for this year's costume - I'm going ORANGE this year! (The one that looks brown and the one that looks red in this photo look a lot more orange in person.)