Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I was abducted by aliens ? ? ?

Long time, no blog. What can I say?

Anyway, raring to go. Lots-o-great-stuff to share.


Our Oliver + S trunk show was a great success. Now everyone realizes

these are patterns for children's clothing and NOT paper dolls.

If you missed the show, not to worry, our super talented friend Joan is

making the Swingset Tunic and Skirt for the store in the

most groovy fabric.

The cute

pink print is

a Japanese

fabric by


and the dot


Alexander Henry.

I'll share it with you as soon as it's ready. Go Joan, go!!!


Super fresh buttons.

Great for handbags, sweaters, all kinds of crafts. Irresistible!

More Greyson E

handcrafted bag handles in the yummiest of colors:

and, and, and...

Michael Miller organic fabrics are here!

These fabrics are especially nice for making clothing, bedcovers

and soft toys for children. Make an organic bathrobe or softie

toy for someone, it's a nice way to start a new life,

both earth and people friendly.

Yoko Saito

If you've bumped into me in the store within the last few months,

I may have
enthused you into a tour of all of my favorite Japanese

things (fabrics and books)
and probably mentioned one of my

favorite Japanese fabric designers: Yoko Saito.

Most of her pattern books are written in Japanese,

which is a bit overwhelming
for some to consider doing a project

from. However, they are well worth

looking at just for the pleasure of seeing her creations.

We also have many
pieces from her new fabric collection

which she has named:
"My Favorite Collection".

That's a pretty good hint.

Below are a few examples of things made with her taupe fabrics.

These photos don't do justice to her work so you'll have to look her up

on the web, or better still, come in and check out her books in our store.

Yarn hat...

Ok, I'm not the best person to be writing about our yarn department,

but I am very happy to share what I think is some fun goin' on in yarns.

New Noro!

New colors and pattern books:

The absoluteliest cutest:

New yarns and patterns by Sirdar. The pattern above is in Snuggly DK.

Lots of new goodies from Debbie Bliss and Sublime too:

Clearly I was banking on a picture (or two) being worth

a thousand words. There is so much more I could share with you. . .

but I won't ( I know - thank goodness!).



  1. good to see an update. I'll have to make it a point to get down to the store to check out those organic fabrics and those fabulous buttons and handbag handles.

  2. Thanks for the update. I still have to decide on fabric for my Oliver & S. pattern. Just made a handbag from some of fabric I bought on my last trip to the shop.

  3. Hurrah Handles! I was wondering where to get some for a bag I hope to make! :)