Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Stash, Updated

I got an email from Amy Butler the other day, well, her newsletter email, not from her personally! She's having a show me your stash contest and so I thought I have a nicely organized stash, so I'll enter. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to see other people's fabric stashes. When I originally posted my Wall of Wow fabric stash on flickr, I had lots of response! Currently have 1,730 views, 33 comments and 60 favorites. We love to see what others have! I get lots of comments like it looks like a store or I need to show my husband because he thinks I have too much fabric~ I'm glad to enable more fabric buying! :) To be honest, my husband breaks out in a cold sweat when he starts looking at what I have and asks, "How many thousands of dollars do we have invested in fabric?" and I really try to change the subject! Honestly, I do have more than I  need and I've tried to destash, but that just takes time to do that I currently don't have, so I try to list a yard here and there in my destash shop. I have more to list eventually . . . Anyway, go to the flickr group with your photo and post it and you could win Gypsy Caravan, patterns, books from Amy Butler. (I hope I get extra points for my stash amount, but it is a random selection!) It's fun seeing how others organize their fabric and it is supposed to be a picture of you, too!:)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flea Market Fancy!!!

For those of you who have read my blog before, you may remember how I love to post my favorite fabric combinations with the newest fabric line that came out. This is my very first Flea Market Fancy and I'd say I love the Bouquet print the most, I'm a floral person, can never have enough!! The coordinates were fun to choose. I love the retro~vintage~vibe. Great for crib bedding, quilts, purses, etc. My favorite is either the top picture or the one below it. Do you have a favorite combo?? I'd love to know. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Bag

Yesterday I got my Flea Market Fancy fabric in, super excited as I've never owned any and have always loved the Bouquet fabric! I went shopping with my daughter at Target and found these sparkly Converse in the clearance section and snapped them up! Today we are going to Manhattan Beach, so I thought I'd make a quick bag to match the shoes & thought of my new fabric! I used Tanya Whelan's Practical Bag pattern as its super fast, no interfacing! I added 2 inside pockets and am super happy with the outcome! The inside is a Rober Kaufman damask~ I think it's from the Pimatex Basics line. I'm off to have fun today!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fresh, Spring Crib Bedding

Oh, how I loved working with these pretty spring colors for Yasmin's crib set! I used Danielle in papaya for the base of the skirt with a patchwork of Jennifer's past lines (also in the blanket) from Honey Child, Flower Power, Poodle, Pretty Please, Queen Street and the newest, Crazy Love. She also ordered pillows which are on my flickr. One with pom pom fringe (too fun!) and one with piping. Hope she loves them!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Good Morning!

Today started out with beautiful California weather, a bouquet of my freesias & a quick few pics of a minky blanket as a tablecloth~ why not?? I had a customer ask about a patchwork tablecloth & we ended up deciding on a patchwork runner (pics when it's finished), so I got to thinking why couldn't this be a tablecloth or table scarf?? I have a small outside table & just draped it across. It would be beautiful to wake up to this setting & have coffee and enjoy the 75 degrees weather with my morning coffee. Alas, this one's shipping out, but maybe once I get caught up I can make one for me! This size is 44x56. Be sure to check out Jennifer's blog to get the latest beautiful happenings there!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Devon peasant top

I've been playing around with this Devon pattern from Sis Boom/Carla Crim and it's FABULOUS! I am honestly NOT a clothing sewer, but being surrounded by all these amazing fabrics, I yearn to make something to wear! I've made things before from Jennifer & Carla and have been super impressed with the detailed instructions & photos. Truly, I am a visual learner and get sooo stuck on any patterns easily~ but not here! There are so many options on length based on your height, sleeve options either bell sleeve or regular, ruffled or not. Super versatile. You can even make this as a dress. I love it and will enjoy wearing it this spring. I used the Maeve fabric from Jennifer's Poodle line because I've been wanting to make myself something out of it for a while. I enjoyed the pattern so much I'll be making it in Crazy Love, but just don't know which one yet. There are just so many good ones, I'm stumped! It's funny because I help people pick out fabrics every day, but it's hard for me to make a decision on that mostly because I love 'em all! Get the Devon and have fun with it!

Newest Crazy Love Creation

Truth be told, I could find new fabric combinations all day and never be bored! My first Crazy Love project used every fabric from the line and now I'm going through my large Sis Boom stash to mix and match new and old favorites. I adore this color palette of brown, periwinkle & pink. I put pink minky on the back and you can see how it glows in both the sun and shade. Next up, orange, red & aqua!

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