Thursday, June 30, 2011


We have some really pretty rings in from Ajuda Bajuda (  As their website says, "Ajuda Bajuda is a Christian initiative in West Africa with a two fold purpose: to train women to develop their creative skills in order to bless their families financially, and to disciple them to be godly women, godly wives, and godly mothers.
They've had quite an impact thus far, and they have helped a lot of women begin their own businesses.  One thing they do is make beaded rings, which we have.  The rings are beaded of Swarovski crystals, and they are really pretty.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Northern Cardinals

This is a new line from Moda that just came in today:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Double Fudge Brownies?

Another shipment came in today, and I was a little confused when I looked at the box.  Did we get something that the kitchen store next door was supposed to get?  Did we order a case of brownie mix for some odd reason?  Or is someone recycling used boxes?   Turns out it was a box of wool batting.

Along with that, some more Christmas and fall fabrics came in!

 These next three are flannels.  I think they need to be made into pajama pants.

Monday, June 27, 2011


For those who aren't always confident how to pick coordinating colors, here's a tip: 
If you're familiar with the selvage edge of fabric, you know how it has those little dots of color with numbers in them.  You can use those to pick out coordinating colors.  Pick a fabric, then look at the colors on the selvage, and those will be all the colors used in that fabric.  You can use those as a guide for matching up fabrics.

Now, I think this is fun, Moda has started using little pictures instead of circles.

Just for fun, if you come into the store (or call us) between today and July 2 and can identify which fabric line this one on the very bottom comes from, you can have 20% off a cut of any fabric in the line (if you buy at least a yard).  If you can identify exactly which fabric in the line this comes from, you can have 25% off a cut of that specific fabric (1 yard minimum).  No guessing in the comments section, please, you might give the answer away!  You can click on the picture for a larger image (and we might give you some hints when you come in or call).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Teddy Bears!

Okay, I'm borrowing Mom's blog for the day to advertise my own artwork.  I think most of you know that I used to make miniature teddy bears.  Well, I still do that, and I'm working on getting back into it, now that I have some time for it again!  I just thought I would let you know that I have my own blog (, AND I just opened up a shop on etsy!  I'm hoping that will work out well.  Here's the link to my shop, if you want to check it out:

And now, just for fun, a couple pictures of my bears:

  This one is one inch tall

and this one is two inches tall.

Friday, June 24, 2011

What came in today?

More Christmas!

Generally, I don't particularly care for fabric books, but I have a special thing for Christmas books.  I really like this one.  I'm making it to add to our collection of Christmas books.

Also just in: a new selection of fingernail files.  Here are a few of them:

 All of them look like this on the back:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Even More New Fabrics!

A new line of Christmas just came in!  Isn't it pretty?

This line just came in too:

And here are some new chicken and farm fabrics!

We also have a new "cheater" cloth now:

 We have quite a few colors of these bubbles now.  The ones on the far left make me think of root beer.

That star quilt with animals that I posted earlier ( has a panel that goes with it.  It's supposed to be made into flashcards and a box, so I finally finished the sample of that.  I think it could also be cute to use the panel squares as the centers of the stars in the quilt

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Needleboxes, Pincushions, Table Runners...

Just some fun samples of things we have in the store right now.

First, here's a sample of a needlebox we have kits for.  I have not made one, but the kit includes the instructions and hardboard, and you just pick your fabric.  I think it's put together mostly with glue.  We have several different designs.  We have barns, lighthouses, hexagons, hearts, outhouses...

 And here's a sample Dianne just made of a table runner.  Isn't it great?  We're making kits of it, but we only have enough of one fabric (the dark blue with words) to make four kits, so act quickly if you want one!


 And this is our 10-minute table runner, which we have in a variety of other fabric combinations as well:

 Our friends from the Backstreet Quilt Shop pointed out that, with just a couple more seams, you can make the 10-minute table runner into a 20-minute tote!  How fun is that?

Finally, here's a pincushion I just made out of some of our Kaffe Fassett fabrics: