Wednesday, July 22, 2009

summertime and the livin' is easy...

Not such a great summer for ball games and beaches, but not so bad for old mill buildings without artificial air. If we dared, we could almost be smug about our superior "green-ness", but we are not so foolish.

On to new things...

New colors from the aboriginal fabric people in Australia...

Designed with traditional aboriginal symbols, not only are they

beautiful to look at, they are preserving a rich story

telling tradition of the aborigine people.

Below are a few of the symbols found in their designs:

On a lighter note. . . for all the Lil' Princess' in the world

. . . from Michael Miller:

Very cute! Think princess p.j's, princess pillowcases, pinafores...

...ok, you get it.

New Amy Butler pattern:

Lydia made this Amy Butler mini dress/smock for us using

a beautiful cotton lawn fabric (not Amy's). Very summery and

easy to make. She says the pattern has impeccable instructions

and was very easy to follow.

Books to inspire:

These are a few of our favorites.

All have creative and relatively easy projects to follow. . .

so now's the time to get started on your handmade holiday gifts!

More fabric

From one of the many fabulous designers at FreeSpirit -

Wildwood by Erin McMorris

We also have Erin's "Park Slope" collection.

Check out these Flickr photos to see some

of the amazing projects being made with her fabrics!

...and from Joel Dewberry - Deer Valley:

Also from FreeSpirit...

Jay McCarroll's (of Project Runway fame) Garden Friends

(Where's that wabbit?)

I love his bio on the FreeSpirit page:

Jay's Bio

For fans of Windham Fabric's "Paper Doll's"

our friend Lindell made the ultimate in adorable cuteness:

Lindell, once again, thank you so much for sharing with us!

Last but not least...

Diane made a tool belt for her son (a carpenter) using Alexander Henry's

"Heavy Equipment"

what can I say? (Diane!! ; )

Oh no! so many pictures, so few words...time to go.

See you in the store!


1 comment:

  1. Wow, I just heard about your store and now found your blog. Its all so lovely. I'm going to try and stop by this weekend!