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.
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.
We always want to keep our readers engaged and there is always plenty going on behind the scenes here so always plenty to share . I’m just sharing our newest fabrics Caravelle Arcade that will be shipping to stores in May 2015. I know how much you love to see what’s coming but please don’t forget Good Company the fabric line that’s changing things around the hemisphere one degree at a time. I love seeing all your things and just thought I’d share our Carolina Maeand Gabriella Fae patterns done up. We are breathless with their beauty!!! So take it all in..Need a beach hat ..Grab a copy copy of Happy Home and make a few before summer comes!
you’ll be glad you did!!
This shoot started with Thunder cracking and lightening bolts and everyone in the kitchen at 7am in case a tree decided to fall on the house…Poor George was shaking like a leaf..I wondered what God had in store and how we would pull it off but I just had to trust. I see now as always a need for faith in all things. Dreamy photos by a brilliant photographer and stylist. Tim Geaney and Madeline Rhodes collaborated on some sensational photos. We love to bring you cutting edge style , we are quilting fabric Fashionistas ! We just love to bring you quilts and apparel that will live on long after we are gone!!!! So hop on board take a look and please feel free to inquire about anything that you see that you might like!!! We are listening. Handbags $72.00 handmade in the US of A!!!
We love that you stopped by today and want you to know we design with you in mind..xo Jennifer
You have to love Violet Fields new pattern. We are crazy about it. The Emmaline dress can be found here. We adore it in Circa and love how the Taylor in blue was just made for little girls, priceless, precious!!!! I just couldn’t wait to show you this photo and have you watch the fabric come to life. An abundance of floral bouquets tells a beautiful story on this little girl. Fabric found here.
We love our Betty Ann pattern named for a beloved mentor of mine. This Maxi looks so terrific on Jeanne Hamling, one of our long time testers daughters. Look at the shoes my friends , that’s what caught my eye!!! I love her confidence and pride in wearing one of mom’s creations!!! All of Jeanne’s kids are beautiful and I had the pleasure of meeting this one Miss Lily out in Utah!! Folks I’m sorry I won’t be at quilt market but I will be thinking of all of you!!! This pattern can be found under patterns on this site as well as many other pattern platforms! This fabric is part of our Crazy Love collection and can be found here. Thank you Glam Fabrics on Etsy.. In Australia we found some here. Thank you Fabric Traders AU
So there you have it , a pretty girl in a pretty handmade dress and coordinated shoes..We love you Lily!!
Erica Hill of Stripes and Ruffles tested this wonderful pattern for Whimsy Couture . We are loving this one in the Crazy Love fabrics. What a wonderful combo. I must say that daughter of Erica’s is adorable!!!!! I am smitten!! The fabrics can be found here. and here Also try ebay and etsy.
Please also if you are a store or brick and mortar and are reading this please add your store and location. We have lots of readers and folks looking for fabric locally. We will also put it on facebook!!!
Nice job Erica and we will be watching for further great looks from you!!!
I say this when I refer to Kathy Hennessy because she is everyone’s cheerleader and runs an incredible group on facebook for like minded sewing gals/guys. What a forum it is and I love to see the relationships and kinship’s that develop out of such a place. She has ground rules and insists that others play fair and she encourages everyone in their passions and pursuits. Her blog the same name as the Facebook page she runs is called Handmade Dress Haven. This is where it gets exciting. Here she does a tutorial on the Crazy Love Dress she created. I love the bib front on this special frock. Follow the tutorial here.
As always thanks Kathy for letting me peek in to your sewing world and sharing the joys!! Love your 6 year old.
April Keeter approached me back in January about her Boutique challenge Auction that happens a few times a year. The theme was Sis Boom Patterns and sis Boom fabric and I am telling you, blown away!!! Oh I love a challenge and these ladies brought their personal best. Each one had me smitten and I know it will be a huge success. I am telling you a great group of women and extremely amazing talents. Love the fabrics they paired and using older lines and newer lines all I can say is brilliant. Please go there now and bid!! Thank you April and all the wonderful people of the Boutique Challenge Auction I wish you uber success in all that you venture!! Below is a taste of what you will find. I am overjoyed that you thought of me and kudos to the This amazing endeavor. Check out below the fabrics and patterns some chose..Too many to cover here so go and vote..
This is our Betty Ann Pattern with West Indies and Girls World Vibe
This is our Cathy Pattern with Crazy Love and Honey Child
Our Cathy in Happy Land!!!
Our Cathy Pattern in Crazy Love
This is the Josie Pattern in Girls World Book with Crazy Love Fabric and West Indies at the waist.
Our Vanessa Pattern in West Indies Fabric
Our Jamie Dress from our book Girls World in Crazy Love.
This is our Marissa Pattern in Happy Land fabrics
This is the Mary Fancy Sash Dress in Girls World Book in Crazy Love.
Create Kids Couture Pattern and Queen Street
Our Marissa Pattern in So St. Croix fabrics
This is our Betty Ann pattern with ruffle sleeve option and a mix of Queen Street and Crazy Love
this is the Marissa in Girls World Vibe!!
I pray I got a sample of all of you , incredible showmanship and I am beyond honored!!!