Saturday, October 31, 2009

fairy wing park by alexander henry

these fabulous little fabrics are now in my sale section
1.95 per fat quarter
3.65 per half yard
5.95 per yard

Friday, October 23, 2009

something simple with fabric

My shoppe walls have been looking super bare..and I figure since I have all this beautiful fabric, what is a better way to display it , then by wrapping it around some frame forms.  I started with alexander henry's good earth around the world...I still can't tell you how much I enjoy looking at it.  The colors are amazing, it works perfectly together.

Step cut the fabric to the right size of the frame, leaving about 2 inches on each side...enough to wrap around and staple it.

Step two...grab the staple gun and start stapling from the centers to the side first, then next side..then work your way to the outsides..making sure to pull the fabric just a bit so it is snug.

Step three...admire your project and then tell everyone how fabulously easy it was!!!!!

Here is my wall!!!!! 

by far my favorite one...I keep thinking about what I can make with this fabric.

good earth bloom..another great one

and the out of print monroe...which no one is buyin, I think its fabulous!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

featured seller ......a jewelry affair, in her own words!!!!


A blurb from Brooke:
Hey!  I recently just opened up shop on Etsy with the name: a jewelry affair. I have always been intrigued by jewelry and how it can make an outfit transform into something amazing. With my passion for jewelry I have decided to create my own and design items which are not found in stores. I like using all types of items for my jewelry because I believe jewelry is like personalities; it's boring to act the same day in and day out, same for wearing the same jewelry day in and out. I try to incorporate all types of items for various types of people. Come by to visit me and I hope you enjoy!

new felting toys

 I got my order from my distributor..YEAH, lots of felting tools and wool..I have never felted before but it looks like so much fun I can't wait to try it.  I can't imagine it will be that tough, hope I don't stab myself to many times.

PS would love any tricks or references on how to do it easy!!!!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

so i needed a new purse

and wah it is, actually I wish it was that simple, but no it wasn't.....especially since I had to go all gung ho make it from scratch.  or sans pattern.  I just found a purse that I thought was cute and then pondered on how to make it.

what really helped me and has always been one of my best friends of sewing is Tru-grid by Pellon....which I do sell in my shoppe, though no one has ever bought it.....I don't know why but I have my speculations (sh%^&y pictures of it, hard to grasp what it is by a grid in white on a listing)

this is tru grid, with my pattern drawn on it...I wanted to have a stiff top and a loose a bit of interfacing and then none...

here is my strap, the top part and the bag....I love this stuff, especially since I don't have to pay $16 a pattern, don't get me wrong I do love patterns but when I need something right now....I NEED IT NOW.

I used mushroom fabric by jay mccarroll ( I almost wrote in joel dewberry...opps) and the outside is queen anne's lace by jane sassaman...I love this print because of the pink and green, and the little flying bugs on!!

so here is my new baby.....  I only had to use the seam ripper once, I swore a few times.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a little coupon love

from rainbow fabrics .....just put note in to seller or through convo in etsy after you have placed your order, with name of fabric and color.

mention you found this coupon on my blog

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Wednesday off pictures

at the coast, it was super windy and a bit rainy, but so beautiful....I was just worried about ending up being the couple in the newspaper that tries to save their doggies and gets swept out to sea.

beer time at the Indian restaurant, Indian beers is highly underrated, if you can find it drink'll be very happy

thrift shop finds...I am coming back for this baby...industrial sewing machine that is super hot!!! take that Paris

pretty has blue spokes with green bad they don't make fabric that looks like this

my head...

the sweetie tree from Beverly's, I almost wanted to puke sugar

this baby is about a gallon, I wanted to take it home.

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