Monday, August 30, 2010

What's New?

The summer is winding down and I am hoping for a more normal, regulated schedule starting next week when the little ones start school again.  We do have new items arriving frequently and here are some of the latest new arrivals.

Flower Sugar Dots by Lecien - fun dots on high quality cotton imported by Lecien from Japan.  Versatile and fun!

Also New - Patterns from Favorite Things and its never too early to start your projects for the Holidays - Colorful Christmas by Riley Blake Fabrics  - adorable!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simply Sweet Frock - Free Pattern Download

Valorie of Simply Together has created this sweet little dress for her lovely daughter and generously posted the pattern on her blog.  Available in size 2, 4 and 5.  Hop on over to her blog and download the pattern and directions:  Simply Sweet Frock.  Please show her some love via comments for her kindness in sharing this with everyone.  How nice!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tina Givens Opal Owl - New in the Shop!

I had the pleasure of meeting the delightful Tina Givens at the 2010 Spring Quilt Market.  Her booth was spectacular!

I believe she had the most samples created from one line than anyone else at Quilt Market.  Hats, clothing, pillows, bags - and more!  Her new line is very whimsical and as you can see, it sews up beautifully!  I am pleased to have it available in the shop, quantities are limited, get yours today!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Free Pattern Dowload - Oliver+S Love

This time its for your doll!  The lovely Liesl at Oliver+S has created a sweet little dowloadable doll dress pattern to match the already free popover dress pattern available on their blog!
If you have not heard me mention my love of Oliver+S, let me mention it again - I love them!  Their patterns are classic and so very well written.  If you are a new sewist or haven't pressed your foot on the pedal for a while, their blog has several fantastic downloadable patterns for you to get sewing! 

While you are there, you can check out the NEW patterns they are releasing for Fall.  I am pondering my order as I type this.  Check out the Music Box Jumper - I can absolutely see myself fully completing a project with this pattern.  Perhaps even something for the upcoming Holidays?  Love it!

Head on over to the Oliver+S Blog and check it out! 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Everything Old is New Again

One nostalgic item I was surprised to see at Spring Quilt Market?  Pom pom trim!  It was everywhere!  Pillow and Maxfield by Michael Miller featured it on their samples.  They used the trim on the bottom edge of directors chairs and on pillows.

Riley Blake had a while line of trims coming out including classic pom pom trim and mini pom pom trim.  The featured trims on everything - clothing, quilts, pillows and even oven mitts!

I love how a trim can add a bit of whimsy to any project and I am pleased to announce that I have uploaded nine mini pom trims and two colors of the classic one inch size.  (More to come!).

There are also two colors of the Super Jumbo Ric Rac added, Light Pink and Light Blue.  Visit the shop and add some to your projects - have fun!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Falling For New Items!

It's hotter than hot here in Minnesota and I am melting in the high humidity.  As a native Minnesotan, we wear shorts when it hits 32 degrees, so nearly 100 is hard to handle.  My favorite season is most certainly Fall and the new fabrics are starting to roll in to remind me that relief from the heat will be here soon enough....

Nutmeg by SEI for Robert Kaufman:

Nest By Valori Wells in the Autumn Colorway:

Monday, August 2, 2010

Shop Update - New Knits

New in the shop  -  two sweet Hello Kitty Jersey knits:
These coordinate nicely with the other Hello Kitty Jersey I have in available:

and the solid black Michael Miller knit jersey:

This pattern from Oliver+S is very sweet made from knits, soft and comfy, perfect for girls or boys!