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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Holy Manly Moose Fabric! We Like Moose!

As I have mentioned before, out family has a vacation home in beautiful Camden, Maine.  We love going there for a couple weeks every summer.

When we were up there last year we ventured up into New Brunswick, Canada from St. John to Fredericton, where my husband developed his fascination and love affair with... the Moose.

While having dinner at a Mexican Restaurant in Frederickton (is there a Canadian Cuisine?) he asked the waitress about the moose fences along the highway and how bad it would be to hit a moose.  In fact here's a little article which will scare the be-jesus out of my hubby. Moose fences need fixing: advocate

So anyway, the waitress looks at him and says, bluntly, "Oh, if you hit a moose you will die.  Their eyes don't glow in the dark like a deer's either.  No, you won't see them before you hit them."  Needless to say, Trent drove us back to Maine that night scared shitless.  Which scared me to death... of his driving.

Ever since, the Moose has become his hero.  So, last month when we returned from Maine, he came back with a "Moose on the Loose" sign, and a decorative Moose pillow, which he placed proudly in our living room.

About a week ago, he came home from work to see that the dogs had worked on his pillow as they had my knitting... though I have promised to attempt and try and fix it, I found a moose fabric print the other day and told him I would figure out something to make with it for him.

Back Country Moose Cream Back Country Moose Cream
Designed by The Paper Loft for Riley Blake Designs, this cotton print features a moose silhouette design. Colors include dark brown and green on a cream background. Use for quilting and craft projects.

So today I went back to the website to check out the fabric again, typed in "moose" and discovered that there is absolutely buttloads of Moose fabrics.  And for no other reason, other than I feel compelled by my OCD, I am going to share A FEW of my favorites here (there were tons more but I would be here all day if I posted them all. A lot of these they also have in different colors):

Wilderness Fleece Moose Blue/Brown Wilderness Fleece Moose Blue/Brown
This soft, warm and cozy fleece is medium weight, 235 gsm (grams per square meter), double-sided and anti-pill. Perfect for throws, blankets, jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, pillows, vests, pullovers and much more! Not intended for children's sleepwear.


North American Wildlife Moose Blue North American Wildlife Moose Blue
Designed for Elizabeth's Studio, this fabric features a design of grazing moose. The color palette includes brown, blue, tan, grey, black and green. Use for quilting and craft projects.

Into The North Packed Moose Light Blue/Brown Into The North Packed Moose Light Blue/Brown
Licensed by Ron Jenkins to South Sea Imports, this cotton print fabric features packed moose. Colors include brown, tan, blue, green and taupe. Use fabric for quilts, home décor accents, craft projects and apparel.


Fleece Moose Black/Pink Fleece Moose Black/Pink
This soft, warm and cozy fleece is medium weight, double-sided and anti-pill. Perfect for throws, blankets, jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, pillows, vests, pullovers and much more! Not intended for children's sleepwear.

Bringing Nature Home Scenic Earth Bringing Nature Home Scenic Earth
Designed by Al Agnew for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, this cotton print features wild animal scenes. Colors include grey, white, brown, taupe, blue and green. Use for quilting and craft projects.


Into The North Scenic Moose Blue/Green Into The North Scenic Moose Blue/Green
Licensed by Ron Jenkins to South Sea Imports, this cotton print fabric features roaming moose. Colors include shades of green, brown, tan, white, grey and blue. Use fabric for quilts, home décor accents, craft projects and apparel.


Back Country Dreamy Minky Moose Green Back Country Dreamy Minky Moose Green
Designed by The Paper Loft for Riley Blake Designs, this dreamy minky fabric has an extremely soft pile that is perfect for apparel, blankets, neck rolls, throws, pillows and stuffed animals. Colors include brown and green. Dreamy minky is Riley Blake Designs’ own brand of minky.


I'm not complaining that he likes the Moose.  It is a beautiful majestic creature.  And it's a good manly brute animal to like.  And I am okay with it... as long as it is limited to pillows and small decorations and I never have a massive moose head hanging over my fireplace.  As long as my house decor doesn't get taken over to the point that I feel like I'm walking into someone's hunting cabin in the mightly manly wilderness.  And as long as we don't hit one and die.

So anyway, I have fabric choices and now I have to choose and decide what exactly to make.  Perhaps some manly 1950s moose pajamas or boxers.  I believe I have patterns for both of those.  LOL!  I am also open to other ideas as always!

-aimée


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