December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
Take this as a sign of new things to come…this week’s Friday Featured Fabric is a great vintage set of fat quarters available now. I never waste any fabric; so, all my odds and ends are finding themselves a home in fat quarter packs, charm packs, and scrap bags that will be available in early 2013! Keep me in mind when you need something special for any new projects!
December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
December 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
This week’s highlight is actually a remnant of barkcloth from my personal collection. It’s a winter scene with so much to explore. I was going to fussy cut this for a winter pennant banner and C stopped me, telling me this was the most beautiful fabric and I just couldn’t. I kind of have to agree as I can just get lost in each little scene running into one another; I’m thinking a long narrow pillow for the couch?
Here’s some shop news:
- This great vintage yardage from Manes Co. featuring dress forms and notions has just been reduced.
- This heavy duty large print cotton from House ‘n Home is clearanced.
- AND special thanks to The Bird’s Nest Blog for featuring my Moda Learn to Quilt kit.
December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
All day long it’s 12/12/12 and that means it’s also 12% off everything in my Etsy shop! That includes all my cross stitch patterns (including Downton Abbey), vintage linens and fabrics, and my silk-screened towel collection. Just use the coupon code TWELVE at checkout.
December 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
I feel like I’ve been channeling a bad Grumpy Cat meme (who I just adore btw); so, I decided to get my holiday bah-humbug under control. Yesterday morning I finally gave into a couple things I’ve been wanting…desperately! I can’t tell you haw many times I’ve admired this pretty set of notecards offered by Ravelry, I think I will frame one.
Next, I settled on a book – it seems forever since I actually sat and read. My hands are always busy; well, until my hand injury. So, I settled on a Christmas themed book from the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley I Am Half-Sick of Shadows – it’s one of my favorite series! If you like English novels set in grand homes and gardens with a bit of intrigue…this is the book for you, plus the eleven year old heroine is someone your grown-up self will admire quite a bit.
Lastly, I surprised myself when Craftsy had a flash sale last night and I enrolled in stupendous stitching, which is an exploration on textile surface design! I probably won’t have much time for this until next Summer…but I couldn’t pass it up!
Ok, my stocking is full now…and I think I might just be able to brave the holidays!
December 8, 2012 § 2 Comments
I know I said no new projects before Christmas! I couldn’t help myself, ok? Since I’ve not been able to embroidered or crochet because of my hand injury, I’m rediscovering some of my old loves like sewing and silk-screening. A few months back, you may recall when I introduced my new fabric collection with Spoonflower, Julia’s Kitchen, based on Julia Child’s fleur de lis motif in her book the Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I took the design in a new direction and began to work with it on some small silk-screened runs.
Here’s a peek of Julia’s iconic fleur de lis trio incorporated in these fun citrus towels. I had planned on screening this design on crisp white towels but they are back-ordered until January. Initially disappointed, I am so glad it pushed me to try something different. These are certainly more lively, just like Julia herself!
purchase one of these limited edition towel right here.