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Just In: Seven Islands, knits, voile, Cloud 9...

by Gina

First off, thank you to all of you who made it out for our 9th anniversary sale! We truly appreciate your continued support through the years. It’s been an honor to be able to help with your projects, and all the fun, provocative and endearing conversations had along the way have been a delight. Thank you.

Let’s get started with the new arrivals, shall we?

Sometimes fabric comes in that seriously woos me. It actually takes my breath away when I gaze upon it. You know the feeling. The latest order from Seven Islands (from Japan) did just that. It is such a lovely assortment of different types of fabric, as well as designs. Barkcloth, double gauze, twill, canvas, rayon. Here they are:

gorgeous barkcloth printspaper thin rayon…stunningfun canvas and twills (loving those cats!)sweet cotton lawnsdouble gauze and textured cotton. See the polar bears?Various groups of quilting weight cotton prints have arrived too.

dainty whales, butterflies and stars from Michael MillerAnother colorful trio from MM. I can not resist a good flamingo print.Cosmic Convoy from Cloud 9 organic cottons, by Michele Brummer EverettUtopia by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery. Their silky hand continues to make their pieces great for apparel as well as accessories, and quilting.Supple, cotton knits from Amy Butler and Art Gallery.Drapey, soft cotton voile from Art Gallery and Amy Butler.We sold through our first order of these fantastic yarn dyed designs, we just had to pick up more!


We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween. Yes, we have felt and tulle! (We get that question a lot these days leading up to the costumed festivities.) And, we will participating in Trick or Treat Alberta Street, so come on by!

fabric origami

by Hannah

With a six month old, I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend in my studio these days so I thought I’d invite paper origami into my world. I was yearning to see my hands make something so much I could hardly handle it. So crane after crane I went. My husband laughed and said I was addicted. 

Then the completion of the 11th crane came and I thought, ” Why not fabric crane?! Then I could have my fabric fix!.” I hurried upstairs and got to pressing. Then I came down with the most perfect fabric crane made of Liberty and my husband said, “I knew exactly what you were doing up there!” I didn’t realize I was so predictable.

 

And then I remembered April and I making fabric origami butterflies from Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand. Obviously I couldn’t stop. I have something planned for them, just wait and see. I’ve also been garnishing gifts with them, sort of instead of bows. This is a great idea for the gift season sneaking up on us! Remember you don’t always have to sew fabric to make something beautiful-a little steam and pressing goes a long way!



 

Just In: Sale edition!

by Gina

Just a quick reminder that our 9th anniversary sale starts Friday, October 24th, and runs through Sunday, October 26th. ALL fabric will be 10-50% off, and everything else will be 20% off (while supplies last)! Yahoo.
So, even that brand spankin’ new Colette pattern, Dahlia, will be 20% off!

And, we’re well stocked with ghoulish, Halloween, Day of the Dead oriented embroidery patterns for all of you wishing to do a little stitching for the upcoming holiday.

Hope to see you this weekend!