Friday, March 29, 2013


Aren't these so beautiful?
They're from Joan McAnulty's chickens.
She brought them for inspiration to her Wool Felt Chick
workshop last Saturday, along with some she dyed with silk.

 Joan used some of our silk (of course) but you can use
old silk ties from thrift shops and such.
There are quite a few instructions for this floating about online...
below is a link to Martha Stewart's, but there are others.
Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Although Spring has been PAINSTAKINGLY
slow to come this year (YES it has!) the creative bug
has already infected everyone around here
So, as I stroll about the mill
I'm seein' all kinds of groovy things....

I wandered up to our Home Decorating sewing studio
the other day and who did I see hanging out
on a valance.......hmmmn???
These two cuties pies!

Christine LaFlamme made them.
She has mad sewing skills, including making fabulous
window treatments and heirloom sewing, but her passion is her dollies.
She has an amazing collection of them and has them decked
out in the most exquisite clothing (made by Christine, of course)
Here's a sample of her handiwork:
Christine has a few workshops coming up.
She'll be teaching a series of Home Decorating
themed classes.  For more info check out our
class listing page:

(more advanced)

more eggs.......
Nancy Keyes created this sweet little felt egg bluebird condo.
I'm particularly enamored with the lily of the valley
she embroidered on the back.

Lindell has been busy making fabulous things
with some of the new fabrics coming in. 
Check out this fun pillow she made
(her design) using the new "Sports Fan Cats".
I love it!
She's also making a quilt with the "Super Hero"
collection from Robert Kaufman.
She doesn't like it when I take pics of her work when they're
incomplete, but it will be hanging in the store soon
and y'all can see the real McCoy when you come in!

Here's a quick peek at some of the new fabrics
coming into the mill...

"Doggy Dog"
from Pink Light Design.
We're all lovin' the Zig Zags from Riley Blake.
More colors coming too!

"Cool Dots"
from Michael Miller

"Mon Amie"
from Brejer

"London Calling lll"
Very pretty cotton lawn from Robert Kaufman.

Imperial Collection 9

There's so much more.....
Hope you'll come in to see us!