Friday, April 29, 2011

Daisy Janie Shades of Grey

According to UPS our shipment of Daisy Janie Shades of Grey is arriving today!

Meet: River Rock

Ragg Tagg
and Chain Link
I have so many project ideas for these prints. Where to start?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Woody greens

This week we received a bunch of new guides, and apparently I unwittingly got all the blues and greens. When I laid them out on the table I was taken by the color palette and so decided to find it in fabric...
And here it is! We have Turn of Events voile, Chartreuse shot cotton, Leaves green, Smoky shot cotton, Moss shot cotton, Kokka patchwork, and lichen shot cotton. All my favorite sludgy greens and blues!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Sushi Collection by Moroso

The Sushi Collection for Moroso designed by Edward Van Vliet is so good. And it contains one of those perfect chairs. You know, a chair small enough to fit in a corner but full of color and personality. Did I ever tell you that I have no control when it comes to chairs? I covet them.

Edward Van Vliet is a Dutch designer who has spent the past 20 years working with furniture and interiors. Check out his Patterns and Textiles page, it is lovely.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Today I'm enchanted with the pattern and volume of Kenzo's Spring 2011 line. Maybe it is response to the continually grey days we are having?

I'm also enchanted by this Vintage Patterns Wiki, a treasure trove of vintage styles. I'll have to track down some of the vintage Kenzo patterns, they are magnificent!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer 2011 Ric Rac Roundup

Big News bon bons, we have chosen our summer Ric Rac Roundup vendors! Mark your calendars!
Folded Pigs
Tara Tonsor
Owl and Mouse Textiles
Judy Boyer
Casa Bean Designs
Early Jewelry
Lauren Hunt
Lindsay Laricks
Craftboy Workshop
Dirty Laundry
By Mindy/Dandy Andies
Alissa Ross
Two Tone Press
Sara Cramer & Katie Danner
Sandi Devenny
Liz Connor
Stephanie Garrison
Betsy Lemon
Oddly Correct

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Shop Hop

The shop hop is today! Just because we are so excited about it we are going to extend the 10% off organic fabric from yesterday plus there will be 10% off all Kokka fabrics and 50% off Art Gallery bag kits. Huzzah!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Sale!

Happy Earth day everyone! In honor of this lovely day we are offering 10% off all organic fabrics today. That includes the new Cloud 9 and denim linen! It also includes Daisy Janie and the bamboo knits.

We are really trying to stock more organic fabrics, because one of the biggest pollution laden crops is cotton. I know a lot of people are put off by the higher prices of organic cotton, but as regular cotton prices increase I hope that people will start investing in organic. With the GOTS certification you can be sure that your cotton is as environmentally friendly as can be from seed to bolt. There is some great info on Daisy Janie's website about GOTS if you would like to read more..

Have a great Earth Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Shop Hop

Don't forget to come down to Westport on Saturday for the Shop Hop. There will be candy, discounts and fun, not only here but also at other Westport retailers!

And when you stop by Kdog Photographers on your shopping tour you can join in an Easter quickie. No, not that kind of quickie... Kdog will be doing small shoots from 10-2 on Saturday. It's free and no reservations are necessary!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hemp Denim

This just in...a denim linen made from a blend of 50% hemp and 50% organic cotton. A gorgeous fabric that is nice to the earth. This is the first apparel fabric to trickle in from our recent large-ish apparel order. I wonder what will be next?


In honor of Easter this weekend I give you two links. One to an Easter craft roundup on the Dirty Laundry blog. The other a link to the Bunny section on Cute Overload. Because you didn't want to get any work done today did you?

Bath Fizzies

Jeanee brought us some of her new flowered Bath Fizzies..wouldn't they be perfect for Easter?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Dress

I'm considering making a last minute Easter Dress. Wouldn't something out of Olivia Strange, Turquoise linen and Apple Shot cotton be pretty?

Woolly Pocket Time

It's starting. I've been trying to ignore it, but with every walk on a nice day it's growing stronger and stronger. It's that itch to magically make my yard into a gorgeous backyard haven. Which of course, is not only easier said that done, but cheaper said than done.

I keep telling myself to stop adding to my list of outdoor things to do, but I can't stop. On the top of my list is to get these lovely Woolly Pockets. We have a fence in backyard and if I had my way we would Woolly Pocket it down the whole length. It would be an Oasis!

See? I get carried away.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Take Flight

Lovely Maggie finished her Take Flight bag from Amy Butler's Style Stitches book. It looks great, doesn't it? Warning! I was told that it's a pretty intense bag to make, so prepare yourself. I think all the work was worth it in the end. That is a bag to keep forever.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cut out & keep

Cut out and Keep, the new line designed by Heather Moore for Cloud9 fabrics has arrived. And, of course, it's pretty awesome. You should come check it out...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sodapop Notion

Have you seen the cuteness that we have in from Sodapop? I love these wallets, they are a perfect size to carry knitting needles.

And who doesn't like a goody bag? Filled with trims and tat they are total inspiration.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

E busy bee

I just want to show off the necklace that e just finished. Yes, as much as e is a knitting master, she is really a jewelry master and this is her latest creation. It's silver, enamel and wood. The best part? It's reversible! I think it looks like a piano, she thinks a mitten. What do you think?