Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sunny Saturday Deals!

Hey everyone! As a reward for surviving this super hot week we are going to give you a free sewing magazine (choose from Selvedge or Stuffed) for every $50 you spend today, and if you spend $100 you can choose a free yard of shot cotton! So, come on down and see us and don't worry, we have the air on full blast!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sewing Modkid Style giveaway

We just received the book Sewing Modkid Style, and it's adorable! I mean, Modkid patterns are cute anyway, but this book is really really cute. If I had a little girl I would be all over it. For those with young ones, snap this up and make some cute things! Or leave a comment below and maybe you will win one...yes, it's a giveaway!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lake Retba

Check out Lake Retba in Senegal. Due to it's high salinity it is pink! Apparently it's fine and all totally natural, but it does seem wrong, doesn't it? Super pretty though!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tabletop Ironing Mat

You know how the ironing board is always on the wrong level of the house? Is that just me? My sewing room is where we keep the board and it's upstairs. The closet however is downstairs and I am far too lazy most days to walk up a whole flight of steps to iron my wrinkly clothes. I just saw this tabletop ironing mat tutorial on Little Birdie Secrets, and I think I'll have to make one. That way I can just carry it around with me wherever I go. I'll just need to strap an iron on my leg as well...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Brie Harrison

I saw a post over on Designsponge on Brie Harrison's new textile design for Winter's Moon, and I fell in love with it. It's called Nasturtium and I'm on fire to own it. I checked out her website and all her prints are as fabulous as nasturtium and you can get them in cards, shoppers or cushions. Mmm, cushions...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Denver Art Museum/Yves St. Laurent exhibit

So, last week the family mosied on over to Colorado for a little vacation. Our first stop was Denver, so we could see the Yves. St Laurent exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

The Denver Art Museum is HUGE, part of it looks like a castle fortress the other is all geometric sharp shapes. We just saw the Yves exhibit, so we didn't get to delve into the rest of their seemingly extensive collection.

The St. Laurent exhibit is, weirdly, only being displayed in three cities; Paris, Madrid and Denver. How Denver got it, I don't know, but kudos to them! Oh, it was gorgeous and made you want to go home and sew, sew, sew. There were day suits and ball gowns, tuxedos (oh! The tuxedos) and even a recreation of Catherine Deneuve's closet.

We weren't allowed to take pictures in this exhibit, all of following photos were taken by Erica Nikolaidis and you can see more of them over on DesignSponge.

Really, if you are in the Denver area, or are close enough to make a weekend trip, go see this. It's worth the jaunt.

Oh, and don't forget that you can go vote for us at to get us the opportunity to win a 250,000.00 grant. We need 250 votes by Friday and you should just go vote if you don't want to hear about it all week...otherwise I'll have to nag you day after day! Just go here, log in through Facebook, search bon bon atelier and hit vote. We would really appreciate it!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bon bon atelier Grant

Hi all, I know it's been super quiet around here this week but that is because we have been busy working on a grant application. Living Social and Chase are giving away multiple grants for $250,000.00 and boy could we do some really great things for the store with that money.
First though, we need 250 votes by this Friday, just to be considered. We would really appreciate it if you could go to, click Log-in and vote and search for bon bon atelier....and then hit Vote!

Thank you so much, we really appreciate it!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Back in Action!

We are back from our trip! It is nice to be back, but I already miss vacation. I think I need to win the lottery so I can be on permanent vaca. While we were away all sorts of goodies arrived, including two new Liberty of London prints, a gorgeous silk and 3 really lovely rayon prints from Free Spirit. If you are making some summer dresses, we have fabric for you! They aren't online yet, but will be by the end of the week, I promise!

Liberty Wiltshire

Liberty Poppy Daisy in a bright orange/blue colorway

Pink, blue, brown and aqua silk polka dots!

Annette Tatum rayons. Super soft!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Family Vacation

Hey all! The bon bon family is taking a vacation this weekend and will be closed Monday June 18th and Tuesday June 19th. We will reopen at 10:00 on Wednesday the 20th. See you soon!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Road Trip

E and I are setting off today for a road trip to Colorado with the family. We will be open today and tomorrow but closed on Monday and Tuesday. We'll see you when we get back!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New bathing suit

So, I've been thinking about getting a new bathing suit. Actually, it's not a new thought, I started pondering it last summer. No, I'm not planning a fabulous beach vacation nor do I have a pool, but the only bathing suit I have is at least 10 years old. I guess I feel like you should have a good one on hand just in case some fabulous beach vacation pops up, right? Always be prepared, that's my motto.

So, do you think I can find one that makes me look like Marilyn Monroe? Or do you think that is setting my goals too high?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Sewing

Are you itching to get some sewing done this summer? Well, we've added a bunch of new classes and workshops...some beginner but quite a few intermediate as well. Even a kids camp in July! Here are some of the classes we'll be teaching, but you can see the whole list on the website.

Liberty of London workshop. You can finally put aside your fear of cutting into your favorite fabric. We'll all do it at the same time...

Hazel Dress workshop. Such a cute dress!

Our favorite apron, the emmeline.

If you haven't made the Multi-tasker tote yet, you are definitely missing out. It's such a fun project!

Monday, June 11, 2012

COATT jewelry

A couple of weeks ago we received some gorgeous new jewelry, but because of the ric rac craziness I never got around to showing it to you. Sorry! Anyway, we are so excited to have COATT morse code jewelry. Using gold dots and dashes each necklace spells out a special word or phrase. Mom, friend, lucky, sister, love me do...the list goes on. The necklaces are strung on a really beautiful thin silk cord and the whole thing is really delicate and lovely. Stop in and see it sometime!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tula Pink Nightshade

Look who arrived this week, Tula Pink's nightshade! It is gorgeous and I've already started on some projects with it (they are too early to show however, but I will soon!) I will get this on the website soon for you out of towners, I promise. Last night I couldn't because I was at my dress rehearsal for my dance recital. Did I mention the dance recital yet? It's pretty good..I can't wait for you to see pictures. You will have a hearty laugh.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ziggy Stardust

And happy 40th to Ziggy Stardust!

All hail the Queen!

Happy 60th to Queen Elizabeth, a smart, savvy and stylish lady.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Ric Rac pictures

We were so lucky to have Gabler Photography shoot at Ric Rac Roundup. Check out the fun pictures here! Thanks to everyone who came to the Ric Rac Roundup, we had a blast!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Zen Chic Winner + Ric Rac

According to a random number chosen, Marilyn Butler is the winner of the Zen Chic giveaway! Marilyn, drop me a line and we will get your prize to you. Congratulations! And thanks for all those who commented..we'll have another giveaway soon.

Also, the Ric Rac Roundup is on Sunday, and we hope to see you all there! We have been busy the last couple of days starting to prepare for those jobs that can't get done until the day of (tent, quilt show, etc.) but so far I think we are on top of our game. All I ask is for a sunny day that isn't too hot and some happy attendees. Will we see you there?