Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Swatch Winners

Here are the 3 more people that I'm gong to send a couple small swatches of the new fabric to. :)

That would be jednoiglec, ColleenaMareena & Alisa. I'll contact you all tomorrow, I'm having a crazy busy day today!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Less than 24 hours after receiving this amazing new fabric it became a sweet simple tunic for my girl Annie.

So funny!

Tunic for Annie

She likes it!

Tunic detail

Pretty girl

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More photos!

Just finished taking some more detailed photos with a real camera rather than my iPhone. Ready for your heart to start beating faster? These are so sweet. The amazing detail that Heather Ross is known for is really captured in the prints. The dark orange/red dandelions are my favorite. I loved them on the soft brushed cotton 6 (?) years ago with Lightning Bugs & Other Mysteries and I love them now on the gorgeous cotton/linen sheeting.

First off my favorite combo, these are all the lighter cotton/linen sheeting.

Best combination!

Could this little birdie on the line be any sweeter?

Love the birdie!

The guitars are pretty small but the detail is great! Love the orange/yellow on the right with the orange dandelions. They are the heavier (but not too heavy) weight cotton/linen.



Dwarves hard at work

and Snow White


There are lots more photos in my Flickr Photostream too. Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lookie what I got!

Oh my gosh. It's here!!

I was super lucky to get my hands on a whole bunch of the yet to be released Far Far Away III Heather Ross fabric! The photos I'm posting today were taken with my iPhone but I will take better, more detailed photos over the weekend and add them soon. I won't be selling these but have more than enough for myself and I want to get some samples in the mail this week to my fabric friends. There are a few ways for me to send you some.

#1 Comment here. I will send samples of both weights to the first 3 people to comment. Then I'll draw 3 more people from the remaining comments on Wednesday 5/11 to send more samples too. Be sure to tell me your favorite print in your comment so I can send it to you if you win!

#2 Swap with me on Flickr. I have an ISO list in my profile. For all my swaps this week (including the ones I already have pending) I will send you some samples in addition to our even swap.

#3 Buy something from my Etsy shop. Every purchase between yesterday 5/5 and Monday 5/9 (hadn't to shorten time as I'm running low) will come with some samples of these new Heather Ross fabrics.

FFAIII Girls with horses

Now for a brief review. The lighter weight is my favorite! It's nice and thin with wonderful drape. The thicker weight is comparable to Rabbits & Racecars but not exactly the same feel. It is less scratchy than FFA2. Upon first look, the girls with horses in the yellow colorway appear to have gray hair. The closer I look at it there is a little warmth to the "gray" giving it a somewhat sandy look. That's how I see it, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me. I'll get some close up photos asap.

Guitars & Snow White FQs


Friday, April 29, 2011

Winner, winner, winner!

Thanks for taking part in my first giveaway! I woke up this morning excited to get to make someone's day. Just like mine was made earlier in the week to learn that I won a blog giveaway. I think it was the first one I ever entered too. I have crazy good luck that way. Here is what I won, something that will be very useful!

Okay, on to the winners!!! The grand prize yard of Gnomes and Charm pack goes to:
lesleyandsara who left comment #83. Woohoo Lesley! :-)

I'm sending 2 more charm packs (can both of you please email me? I can't access your emails):
Michael (Allie) is comment #58

Virginia is comment #78

Congrats everyone and thank you so much for all great charm ideas you have left in your comments. You have inspired me to use my charms and scraps. Over the next few days I'll be going through and following all my new followers. Check back for more giveaways. I'll try to do them once a month or so.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

First of many giveaways!

I hope you love free fabric because I love to give fabric away!

Blog Giveaway!

We will start it off with 1 full yard of Heather Ross Lightening Bugs & Other Mysteries Gnomes on Blue. In addition to that I'll send you a charm pack consisting of the other 12 fabulous fabrics pictured.

The winner will be chosen by random number on Friday, April 29th.

For 1 entry, leave me a comment telling me how you would use your fabric charms (quilting, applique, mug rugs, patchy zipper bags, etc.) To double your chances and get a 2nd entry, follow my blog and leave me another comment telling me you're a follower.

For every 50 entries I get I will draw another # for an additional charm pack winner, max 4 winners. Good luck!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Starting with some imported goodness

Can't think of a better way to start off my new blog. These came in the mail today, express from Asia. I had to sign for them so when I got out of the shower and saw Annie, my mail carrier, leaving my house with my fabric I considered chasing her down the street in my towel! Thankfully I dress fast and it didn't come to that. Being addicted to fabric (especially crazy hard to find, imported fabric) can make you do crazy things!

Beautiful Stack of Imports

From top to bottom:
Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa Japan Pink Buttons
Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa Japan Pink Vintage Sewing Scissors
Kei Fabrics Japan Kerchief Girls Black
Kei Fabrics Japan Kerchief Girls Green
Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa Japan Multi Buttons

What should I make? Check back soon for a post filled with photos and instructions on how to make this step-into, one-piece, peasant romper I made for Annie. I've had this idea in my head for weeks and I made it work!