Oh, I had a whole long post detailing our weekend in San Francisco, which was not actually very detailed because mostly all we did was eat good food & take long walks in the wrong direction (thanks, Google Maps, I owe you one), & thus we completely failed to hit any of the crafty hotspots except Britex. And Kinokuniya, but that was by accident (see: long walk, wrong direction).
But then New Typepad ate it, & I'm not sure that we are not all better off for it being reduced to the single paragraph above.
Also, despite lugging the big camera around all weekend, in the end I took exactly two pictures, both inside the hotel:
But, really, thanks to all of you SF suggestion-makers. I have an extensive & interesting-looking list of cool shops & etc. for the next time we go, &, frankly, there are worse things than organizing a weekend around great vegetarian food (to wit: Millenium, Herbivore (we had very cheerful + efficient service at the Divisadero location -- beware extremely liberal onion use), Papalote, Weird Fish).
And, also, I got to go to Britex.
It was a little overwhelming, but since when has being slightly overwhelmed stopped me from buying fabric? The remnant floor was my favorite, but they'd also just gotten a fresh Liberty shipment in so I stood around & ogled for a while.
I made sure our "well, we might as well, since we're HERE" trip to Kinokuniya wasn't wasted either:
I especially like that little dress. The mother/daughter matching isn't really my scene, but there's some cute kid stuff in this book. (I would immediately return home & proceed to make some dresses from a completely different Japanese craft book, but that's another post.)
Those pictures are from after I got home, by the way. Seriously, two pictures. The entire weekend.