Monday, July 14, 2008

... with a little help from my friends

About six months ago our friend Lindell introduced us to

the cell phone bag kits by Quiltsmart. THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN!

and so easy to make. It's best to buy the kit first, which includes

instructions, pre-printed fusible interfacing for 3 bags, and cording

for the straps. Once you get the gist of it, you can buy the interfacing

by the sheet without the kit. Probably the most fun about making

these bags is embellishing them.

Add buttons, bedazzle them with crystals . . . oooo la la!

Quiltsmart also has a tote bag interfacing with which Lindell made us

an adorable bag using fabric from the new 4th o' July collection

by Marcus Brothers .

Thank you Lindell!

Check out these new fabrics from Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman!

Adorable kitties, cupcakes, camo, and colorful dots:

Perhaps it's a bit perverse to mention at this time of year, but...

we also just got these really cute retro Christmas

and Halloween fabrics by Alexander Henry.

I promised a while back to show you the Oliver + S

tunic and skirt Joan was making. I wish I had a better photo,

but it is on display in the store, so come in and have a look.

Last but not least, our friend Karen R. loaned us this

cute little sweater she made from one of the new

Sirdar kids patterns.

If you see it, you'll have to make it.

Thank you Karen!

and thank you all!

bye for now...