Thursday, September 15, 2011

an apron and a sneakie peakie!

I've been so excited to find out what the new Flower Sugar and Atsuko Matsuyama fabric collections are going to look like and my wait is finally over. I just can hardly keep in the excitement!! I've already put my order in and now it is count down till they arrive!! The Atsuko Matsuyama fabrics should be here early to mid October and the new Flower Sugar collection will be here end of Oct. or early Nov.

Here is the sneakie peakie!!

30's collection by Atsuko Matsuyama ~ I love the sweet delicate flowers and the pastel mixed with the bright colors!!

Flower Bouquets

Petite Flowers

Roses and Daisies

Flower Bouquets and Polka Dots

Flower Sugar Fall 2011 ~ I think this may be my favorite of the Flower Sugar collections! I love how this collection includes gray! I also think they will mix well with the new Atsuko Matsuyama fabrics!

Lacy Bouquets

Flower Stripes

Floral Wreaths

Large Flower and Polka Dots

This week I've hardly done any sewing!! So sad!! I really hope I can do much more sewing the rest of the week!! I did do a cute little apron for my dish soap!! After seeing the cute apron and tutorial by Camille, it went straight to the top of my list!! I ended up making two, one for myself and one for Tasha! I couldn't resist, they are just so darn cute!!

Here is the other side as I made it reversible!

I did a mini stipple on mine and straight line quilting on Tasha's, like Camilles. I think both ways turned out cute!! I only took pictures of mine.

Most know I just love searching for vintage finds!! This week at a thrift store I found this pretty hand towel. It looks just like a favorite vintage sheet!! It sure was a highlight of my week finding this treasure!! Here is a close up~

Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of your week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

a good day!

Today was 3 of my kiddos first day back to school, and tomorrow my kindergartner starts!! My older 3 were so excited to go back and see all their friends. It sure will be nice to be back to a routine again!! It was a little hectic with my mom in town (she just left on Monday), with all the school shopping, and last minute summer fun activities! Now I can take a deep breath!! I even got a little sewing in this morning!!

A couple weeks ago we went to Leavenworth for the day!! I hadn't been there in years and it was sure fun to bring the kiddos there. When I was there I stopped in at the local quilt shop and saw the most beautiful quilt made out of some 30's reproduction fabrics!! The shop owner told me the fabric were all from a collection called More Fat 8ths and Friends from 2006.

Of course when I got home I had to do a little search!! Lucky for me I found some, and was even able to get a little yardage from the designer, Marsha McCloskey. I think the way they have the fabric printed is so clever. There are 4 fat 8ths printed on a half yard!! I just love it!! I just listed this little fat 8ths set in my shop today!! :)

This morning I whipped up a farmers wife block with some of the fat 8ths!! It was fun to finally be able to cut into it.

{73} Rainbow Flowers

Since I'm talking about pretty 30's reproduction fabrics I thought I'd show you some of the Toybox II by Sara Morgan. I fell in love with the red and aqua one first after I'd seen it on Flickr and then had to find out where to buy this lovely collection on the bolt! This is now in my shop too! :)

You'll probably see some of my next few farmers wife blocks with some of these!! I got a little behind with my Mom in town so I'll be trying to catch up this week, along with finally getting my pinwheels in the park quilt top sewn together.

Hope you are having a wonderful day too!