Saturday, May 30, 2009

Doin' the June dance!

Just in:

Fab new Michael Miller collection, Lantern Bloom by
Laura Gunn. Laura is a painter and the daughter of Elinor Peace Bailey (another crafty chick) and her fabric looks remarkably like paintings. Yum!

Super groove new bags from Lantern Moon.
Perfect for taking your knitting project on the road.
Also makes an excellent beach bag.

Our friend Nancy Keyes stopped by last week and shared
her latest project with us:

Beautiful hooked bags. Wow!

Look what Lydia made for us:

Bubble Dress by oliver + s

Perfect for doin' the June dance in.

(Too bad they don't make them in my size!)

Another FMS peep, Christina, is preparing to transform this fantastic
Echino fabric into a bag.

I'll share when it's done.

New Noro!

Check out the colors:

Lots of beautiful new linens, lace, silks, and cottons too:

Cool little emergency sewing kit.
Perfect for the "newly released from parental care"
(college grads).

OK, I've run out of steam...but I'll be back soon!

Be well!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Our friend and bookkeeper Marie
had a significant birthday last year
and ever since, she seems to have
developed a kind of birthday
celebration fever. Maybe it was
something in her cake?
At any rate, no one escapes these elaborately themed parties of hers, including Margaret (my sister) who is famously shy about her birthday. Yet there she was whacking away at her pinata. The tequila helped a bit I'm sure.




Moving on...
new things we love!

Check out this latest version of the "Bermuda Bag" (remember those?).
Ellen Medlock's "Interchangeable Bag" comes with the pattern,
easy instructions and the interchangeable purse frame.
The fabric is by Kaffe Fassett.

Very cool.


Janet comes into our store about once a month.
She takes her time, carefully searching for something special.
Like many who come into the store, she browses about for ideas.
Sometimes it's a beautiful silk or trim that gets the juices going.
This time it was ArtGirlz felt flowers which caught her eye
and when she returned on her next visit she brought in this bag.
An old velvet purse, a bit worn, was given new life.
She sewed white flowers on with black yarn, and black with white.
Voila, new bag!

a few more new things:

Great ceramic buttons.
Perfect for handbags, sweaters, coats...

More fairies!
Our co-worker Lydia put this panel together
for her granddaughter. You can't see them in this picture but
she decorated it with Swarovski crystals using a "bedazzler".
Niffty little tool and just a bit addictive.

I love this wool applique made by Joan.

The details are beautiful.
(The pattern is by Needle Love.)

Joan also dyes her own wool.

So many talented people around here.

Thanks for sharing!