Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cute for kids!

This Riley Blake Design collection is perfect for that little cowpoke - or maybe that big one! It's even called "Wanna Be a Cowboy." How cute is that?!

Riley Blake Designs Feeling Groovy!

Wouldn't these be cute for bags or dresses? How about a special pillow case for sleepovers?
I think they'd be great for a whole bedroom!

In fact, they sort of remind me of my bedroom a few years back!

Or maybe it was a LOT of years ago, but anyway ... don't you love them?!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Free Shipping Monday!

We've spent our week checking in new fabric, pre cuts, batting, & cutting up panels ... then this morning meeting with the contractor who is doing an amazing job ... so we thought we'd have a Free Shipping Day on Monday, February 21.
I know - that's random - but it sounds like a good idea.
Our plans are right on schedule & we expect to move in the last week of March! It's getting closer. The building is looking great. The new windows are ordered, the framing, electrical & plumbing complete - just waiting for inspection. There are even a bunch of extra outlets for the classroom.
The shop computer arrived yesterday, less than 24 hours after the order was placed. Now we're waiting for the checkout peripherals.
So we have our To Do List while the construction workers buzz away ...
in the meantime ...
Free Shipping this Monday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moda Sunkissed

Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics is just a fresh breath of spring around the corner! I'm picturing ruffledy sundresses & pinafores ... aprons & new kitchen curtains. Maybe a new throw pillow for the bed.
How about you?

Check the website for more cool summery prints.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fairy Frost!

Michael Miller's Fairy Frosts are in now. Boxes & boxes of luscious frosted colors, perfect for blending with your favorite prints or combining together. There are darks & lights, pastels & deep, rich tones. All have that silvery dust that makes them absolutely sparkle!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Camelot, designed by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics, has rich, deep colors & patterns. There are beautiful shades of blue, green, & red. Don't these remind you of kaleidoscopes?
With 27 different prints in the collection, the possibilities are endless.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cool New Tools

We have some great new tools to make your quilting & crafting easier!

Pinmoors are perfect if you usually pin baste, but safety pins are hard on your fingers. Use them with your favorite straight pin & see how quickly & pain-free that chore can be! Use them to top off your needles in the pincushion so you can locate them among the pins.

Cling Onz are wearable magnetic holders that come in lots of colors & attach easily to your clothing to keep pins, scissors & small tools handy.
Great for any crafter, teacher, or your favorite fix-it man! They are surprisingly strong, yet light weight. Use them to hold nails, screws, thumbtacks, paper clips, needles, or seam ripper close by. How many times have you spent a lot of valuable time backtracking to see where you last placed a small item like that?

These tools & many others are available now on our shop website:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

300 Books & Patterns

How many boxes does it take to ship 300 books & patterns?

Here are just a handful of the new books - but then there are a bushel of patterns, too. I tried to choose all the newest designs as well as some tried & true favorite authors. There are some for beginners & some to offer new challenges or techniques.
There are new designs & experienced authors.

And ........ the answer is...

There are seven boxes bursting with patterns for everything from aprons & wall hangings to checkbook covers, pretty little dresses & wheelchair bags...all waiting for me to get off the computer, stop rummaging through the box & get them inventoried & organized. But every time I start, I have to stop to admire all the cool new ideas.

Back to work.