I’ve been busy the last week or so in my studio making these darling tassels with my dogs, Georgie Boy and Gracie Girl by my side. I love getting up every day and crafting and being able to share it with you! I’m so glad you stopped by. Come join the fun on Instagram and on Facebook. I’m always up to some sort of crafting hijinks, and I guarantee I’ll inspire you to make your world more fun and colorful. You can also share what you’ve been working on with me. Your creativity always amazes me!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful week. The weather here in my corner of Connecticut has been beautiful. The peonies are in full bloom and I am getting ready for summer!!! Where ever you are, get outside this weekend and be inspired by nature. It does a body and soul good!
First up is this midnight blue beauty. Fiona used Beauty Queen Valerie on the outside, lined it with Linky Love and has a Valerie zippered pocket inside too! A match made in heaven. I love this combination together. Perfection!
The second is also a midnight blue nautical stripe stunner from the Beauty Queen line with Katie Stripe on the outside along with Letty on the inside. Perfect for summer. Both bags were quickly snatched up from her Etsy shop, but Fiona can make more to order. Or give making your own Donna bag a whirl. We love Swoon patterns and their easy to follow directions.
Our friends over at Hickity-Pickity sent me these gorgeous shots for their new summer collection using Caravelle Arcade. All I can say is WOWZERS. Have you seen anything cuter for little girls this summer??? They have outdone themselves again!
Holy summer cuteness! The top is called Beach Bandeaux and the bottom’s are Shelling Shorties! Loving the contrasting big bow on the back.
Perfectly cool and comfortable for a beach party or just hanging out in the backyard on a lazy summer day.
Who is ready for tea in these darling Twirly Sundresses?
Judy has such a talent for mixing the colors and patterns. I bet any little girl could dance the day away in one of these dresses!
Such much cuteness, I can’t take it! FABULOUS!
Any summer weddings coming up? These Tulle Sundresses complete with a beautiful tulle overlay with white seersucker skirt would be perfect! Thank you Hickity Pickity for designing and making inspiring clothing for little ones. I am honored you pick Sis Boom fabrics to bring your creations to life!
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!
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.
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.
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.