Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a little nw fun!!

This last Friday I was able to attend the Northwest Trade Show and had a wonderful time meeting some of the reps for Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Seven Islands and a few others. With only having the one day I tried to fit in the most I could.

That morning before the trade show I decided to whip up a cute new book bag so I'd have something to put all those lovely catalogs and papers in. I think it turned out pretty cute for only having a short time to finish it.

A close up of the cute crocheted trim. I'm loving all the lovely crocheted trims right now.

The highlight of my trip was definenatley meeting with the Riley Blake reps. I think I spent several hours just at their booth talking, and looking at all the new fabrics collections that will be coming out in the next several months. Oh, and they are some of the CUTEST!!! So I ordered quite a bit!!

I think this might be my all time favorite!! The new hoo's in the forest collection by doohikey design!! I can't wait!! I think this ones comes out in May or June.

The new Sew Cherry collection by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet! This one comes out next month!! It isn't it just so pretty!!

Alphabet Soups by My Mind's Eye!! I love how they have the boy and the girl collection!! This one comes out in June or July.

The adorable Christmas Candy collection by doodlebug designs!! This one comes out in May!!

Pirates by Emily Taylor! A great collection for boys!!

If you notice in the lower right hand corner of the pictures how Riley Blake is now offering charm packs, layer cakes, fat quarter bundles and jelly rolls (they call them rolie polies)! YEAH!! I love pre cuts so ordered lots of those!!

There were several other collections that weren't in the catalog but they are just as cute!!

Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday!!


  1. how FUN!! i love your very cute bag and all the new fabrics coming out look darling!!! maybe a pre-cut project is in order. and you'll have those in before our beach retreat! yay!

  2. I love that pretty bag! And that catalogue - I could lose myself in there!

  3. Your book bag is adorable Kerri! I bet it's really hard to NOT buy the entire catalogue!

  4. Oh that catalogue - dangerous! And the book bag is so sweet!

  5. How sweet! I loved all of those. The colors and all the cute little animals. Thank you for sharing. I love the little toes on the 5th picture:)

  6. Cute - love seeing pictures of new lines - can't wait to see them in your shop!

  7. ou, ou, ou- definitely need some "rolie polies" :)

  8. Hi Kerri...
    Aren't Jina and Cindy from Riley Blake just so cute? I love working with them and I appreciate the shout out about the new lines coming out soon....we are way excited:)
    Bee in my Bonnet

  9. That bag is just too cute! I adore Riley Blake's fabrics. Can't wait to see what all you ordered!!

  10. Kerri, Your bag is adorable! I love your creativity & the colors you use. Can't wait to see the Riley Blake fabrics. thanks for the sneak peek!

  11. Love the bag and Love the Riley Blake fabrics!

  12. wow. such eye candy. btw, i love your music... my daughter and I always swoon when we hear the Regina song. so, off to iTunes i go... ;)

  13. oooh, so cute bag! ^_^ I discovered your blog through your etsy shop. and I'm also your newest follower! :)

  14. I love the plug for the pre-cuts :)

  15. I can't wait for the Christmas Candy line! Also, where did you find the adorable polka dot suitcases? I've been looking for some for my sewing room :)


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