Tea time

Stop what you’re doing right now, grab yourself a cup or tea or coffee, and check out these darling tea mats Melissa Peda made over at 100 Billion Stars. Blues, pinks and big florals combine all my favorites into one easy sewing project!

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Aren’t they smashing?! I can’t get enough of them. She used fabric from our newest line Caravelle Arcade. The darling pink monogram adds the perfect final touch. The best part is, these can be whipped up in a jiffy! Maybe surprise a dear friend, a favorite teacher, our invite your bestest friend over for tea and nibbley things on the back porch, and enjoy this glorious weather we are having.   Melissa was sweet enough to send me 4 of these, and I’m ever so grateful for the surprise. They really brightened up my weekend.

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Quick projects that make a huge impact are one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. How about you? I love seeing what you’ve been up to. Don’t be shy. Share with me on Facebook or Instagram.

Celebrate Memorial Day with a BIG SALE!

To help kick off Memorial Day Weekend, we are doing a BIG PDF PATTERN SALE!!! All PDF patterns are $4 off using the code starandstripes, from today till Monday, May 25 at midnight. Now’s the time to sew your favorite summer top or dress for yourself or a loved one. Of course I recommend using my newest line, Caravelle Arcade! Its pretty fabulous, if you don’t mind me bragging. Beautiful patterns and bright colors make it the perfect fabric choice for spring and summer! Let me know what you’ve been making on my Facebook page. It always brightens my day to hear from you.
Caravelle Arcade fabric shot

 

As you celebrate Memorial Day in your neck of the woods; whether its a small town parade, BBQ with friends and family, a relaxing day at the beach, maybe sewing something special with your favorite Sis Boom fabric, will you take a moment to think about our wonderful veterans? I love our vets and am so thankful for their service and sacrifice for our country.

Have a fantastic, safe and fun weekend.

Pillow Talk

Sew 4 Home made this delightful round piped pillow with a gathered top and I couldn’t be more in love. Comfortable, colorful and easy to make. The darling contrasting covered button and piping is icing on the cake!

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They used 2 fabrics from an oldie but goodie Sis Boom line called Happy Land. Since Happy Land can be hard to find these daysmay I recommend our newest line of fabric, Caravelle Arcade? It launched at the beginning of May and would be perfect for this project!

I’m thinking Jessica in blue paired with Bonnie in blue….

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    Jessica in Blue

Bonnie in blue

   Bonnie in Blue

Hop on over to Sew 4 Home and give this project a whirl. I think a few these comfy pillows, tossed on your favorite sofa, with a copy of Happy Home would be a perfect way to spend a relaxing spring afternoon. What have you been making with Caravelle Arcade? I’d love to see them!

 

Sis Boom Room – Royal Edition

 

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Welcome to the World Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge! We are so happy you are here!!! Our newest Sis Boom Room is worthy of a Princess or anyone who wants to feel like a royal. An airy white rattan chair brings the outside in, while celebratory drinks in honor of the princess can be served in cheerful bubble glasses resting on darling knitted coasters on this fabulous textured rattan tray. No British royal room is complete without the Union Jack, so we added it TWICE in pink and red on our very own Sis Boom rug and embroidered pillow. Simply smashing, darling! Finally set the mood with a fun candle from Mod Cloth and play your favorite tunes (may we suggest the Beatles?) on this vintage portable radio, mp3 device friendly of course. A lovely coffee table book on looking dapper on the golf course and an orange mod planter rounds out the room. Brilliant!

 

Jenny Eliza Fabric is on Sale at JoAnn Fabrics and We Are Swooning Over this Sweet Top

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Is there anything cuter than this sweet top made with Jenny Eliza’s Katie Lady Fred With House? Raedene over at Pattern Revolution made this sleeveless tunic by RayAnn at Simple Life Patterns and we are smitten with the square neckline, stripped accents and darling side buttons. Hurry over to JoAnn Fabrics today – all Jenny Eliza fabric is on sale and there is even $2.99 flat rate shipping!