Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ric Rac 2010!

It is officially less than a month away until the Ric Rac Roundup! I'm getting pretty excited, but also super busy this week with Ric Rac stuff. Windows, posters, fliers, I have a pretty long list to work on. Oh, and of course, researching some sort of good weather chant/dance! Have you been watching the Ric Rac blog to meet all of our wonderful vendors? Check it out here...And then mark you calendars!

Denyse Schmidt

Did you see the great post over on DesignSponge on Denyse Schmidt? Go check it out!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Raspberry velvet

Raspberry velvet chairs are the very best.

Except maybe for a super deep teal velvet.


I like the new Chanel Pre-Fall campaign. Pre-fall is so much better than post-summer, don't you think?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Marianne Faithful

I've been listening to a lot of Rolling Stones lately, and having a weird side fascination with RS's 60's girlfriends--and isn't Marianne Faithfull just the most glamorous ever? She makes me long for flowing hair with a fringe. In other news...nice pantsuit checks much?

Friday, June 25, 2010

David Bowie And Marianne Faithfull

Doesn't this do your heart good?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sewing Classes!

It's finally ready! Our Fall 2010 Sewing Class Schedule is here!!!

How about a brief rundown?

Well, first of all due to popular demand we are going to offer basic sewing and basic knitting classes once a the sewing class you will learn sewing basics (hence the name!) and make a tote bag. In the basic knitting class you will learn about the different kinds of yarn, stitches, casting on and end up with a little knitted square of your own that you can practice on!

We will also have one special project class a month..Each class is $30+materials
July 9: Belle Skirt
August 20: Nighty Night Sleepwear
September17: Pillowcases
October 22: Placemats and Napkins
November 19: Apron and Potholders
December: One Ward Wonders! Come to one of three classes to make gifts (with one yard of fabric or less) Just in time for the holidays. 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

And this fall for the first time we are offering the bon bon after school special! We will offer beginner sewing classes for kids once a week from September 2nd to November 22nd. Ages 9 and up (adults welcome too!)

And, last but not least we will offer one on one sewing or knitting can get 10 hours of sewing time for $125 and we will help you work on the project of your choice.

Basic Sewing class dates: 7.21, 8.19, 9.15, 10.20, 11.17 ($45)
Basic Knitting class dates: 7.20, 8.17, 9.21, 10.19, 11.16 ($25 + materials)

I know.. you need more information! Well, just email me at and I'll give you all the info! Or come on into the store and pick up the class list so you can always have it on hand..

Caitlin Blooms

Look at this adorable dress made out of our Caitlin Blooms fabric! We love to see what our customers are making, so if you have something you want to share be sure to send it in..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Colette Workshop This Weekend!

Hiya Folks,
I just wanted to remind you that the Colette workshop is this weekend, so if you are dying to make a Colette dress, but need a little can still sign up! The class is from 9 -2 on Saturday and Sunday and it will be super fun..the
class price is $90 + materials..let us know if you want to join us!

Etsy craft party at bon bon!

Friday's Etsy Craft Party was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out to craft...check out our pictures over on Flickr for some party fun!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Edward Steichen

Speaking of Lanvin, J & I went to a lecture at the Nelson Atkins last week by Dr. Valerie Steele (author and curator for Fashion Institute of Technology's museum) about women fashion designers, especially during Coco Chanel's heydey of the early 20th century. It was a great lecture and although I was familiar with a lot of the other designers she had mentioned (Jeanne Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Vionnet, etc.) there were quite a few that I would like to learn more about.

The Lecture was a part of the Edward Steichen exhibit, which I wasn't able to visit yet, but can't wait!
Dress by Jeanne Lanvin

Lanvin Resort 2011

Loving the Lanvin Resort 2011 show..and especially it's designer Alber Elbaz! Watch a video interview of him here..he is so cute!

Monday, June 21, 2010

KC Modern

Have you ever been to the KC Modern website or their blog? It has a slew of info about awesome modern houses (for sale too!) and buildings around Kansas City. I love this one, it's the Nichols Residence designed in 1965. Did I ever tell you how much I would love a sunken living room? But, I could probably do without that ceiling fountain thing. See more here..

Friday, June 18, 2010


Tomorrow is my mom's Birthday! And since she is the greatest mom ever, who happens to be in a quandary about what to do with her new kitchen, I thought I'd give her a few ideas...

Maybe you could do a surf theme?
You could go retirement..



I think I vote for artsy.. happy bday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Guitar Case

I love love love these guitar cases that I saw over on Oh Joy! I want to get the stripey one for J so he can sling it around. Then, I'll get some of the suitcases and we'll be ready for the road.

Signed Kaffe

I just wanted to show off our signed Kaffe Fassett quilt book that was given to E and I! Thanks Jackie! I'm hoping some of his talent will rub off on us..

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Books!

We also got some new books in..well, one in again and two brand new ones. Back by popular demand is the Built By Wendy dresses book, and a book of really cute modern baby quilts called (duh) Quilts Baby! It has some super cute ideas in it, so if you have anyone who's having a baby I would highly recommend it! And check out the I love Patchwork's filled with a whole slew of projects that I want to make. Unfortunately my list is already too long.

New Patterns..

I got the tunic pattern for E, because she loooves tunics, but I"m all about the new raincoat pattern because I am in dire need of a raincoat. Especially this monsoon of a June..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Etsy Craft Part

Don't forget our Etsy Craft party is this Friday at 7! See you there!

Paper Tea

Thanks Tea for Joy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lemonade please.

Doesn't this make you smile?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Worlds of Fun!

As part of our personal Summer Camp, E and I (J + M) went to Worlds of Fun Sunday night and rode rollercoasters. (By the way, I am not a girl who rides rollercoasters. I'm the one who holds the purses and eats frozen lemonade while waiting for the others to ride.) E,J,+M were all over the rollercoasters, but I only rode three (against my better judgement) Can I tell you how I never would have thought I would be on a ride, dangling upside down with my legs in the air (as pictured above). It was fun anyway, and on a side note, Sunday night is totally the time to go to WOF--super short lines!

Next up for Summer Camp: Schlitterbahn!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Polka dot storefronts

I wish we could polka dot the front of our store...

Bon bon Summer of Craft!

The other day I did it. I sat down and made a list of all the craftiness that was floating around in my head. And it was loong. I know I'm not the only one with a super long list of crafts she is dying to do, so I've come up with a plan where we can help each other get things done! I've started a Summer of Craft ning site where I'm going to post my list of craft projects for this summer. As I work/finish them I' ll post procedures and pics. Will you do the same? That way we can see the awesome stuff that we are all working on, and keep up the encouragement?

Here, I'll start. J got a footstool that was a boring black leather and I've had the lingering thought that it needed a cover. On Saturday I rolled off the couch and got to work and Ta Da! Go over to the SOC site to see more..