Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Penguin. . .

I know, you're thinkin' :"it's only June for cripey sake!"
BUT ...it's also a great time to think about those little
(or big) projects you plan to make for holiday gifts.
 To help get those creativity juices flowing,
here's a peek at some of the new things in the store:

Cute and fresh Christmas designs from Ann Kelle:

Back to summer.....
Groovy "kool-aid" colors!  Make a sundress, beach top...or a shirt
 or tie for your Dad to reminisce his Grateful Dead days.

"Wish Bones" from Timeless Treasures...just because...
we all could use a bit of "wishful" thinking.  Right?  
Would make a cool apron or kitchen curtains??

Lots of elegant new trimmings are arriving in Home Decorating.
Trims give that "je ne sais quoi" to your decorating projects.
Shades of gray and yellow...modern and sophisticated

For something more vibrant, I like these "Monet-esque"
prints.  They have a predominately green palette, with splashes
of pink/red, teal and mauve.  Very fresh!
L-O-V-E this tote Jennifer made with one of our
cotton laminates.  They are so easy to make and yet look
a bit more snazzy than totes made from cotton.
Check out the lining....
"Osteology" from Michael Miller.  Supergroove!

Anna Maria Horner's fabrics are my fave, so naturally I adore
this new line of Renaissance Ribbons designed by AMH.
They are so fresh and summery.  Make cool belts, headbands,
embellish cushions, tote bags, lampshades...
Use your imagination!

Speaking of Anna Maria Horner...
I can not wait until her new collection "Field Study"
comes in.  LOVE IT!!!
Here's a sneak peek:
I'm also very excited about Amy Butler's new collection 
Blues are predominant in this year's
 collection, with complements of orange/red/grey/greens.
So many possibilities.
Don't forget to check our summer class schedule.
 (A class is a great way to get you going on projects you keep meaning
to start but don't ever seem to find the time.)

Until the next time...

Be well!