Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oh so many new things in the shop and online. We're still getting in lots of Christmas fabrics which is both fun and unsettling. I realize sewing takes time you can't wait until November or December to start all your Christmas sewing, but I'm still unwilling to imagine snow!
Snow Bird Batiks check it out HERE

25th And Pine from Moda click HERE for details
We also got in a brand new designer and collection. From WindHam comes the "Cooking Italiano" collection. It was love at first sight for me. This fall I'm remodeling my kitchen (yeah!) and I am making new cafe curtains out of this stuff! It's so great, and completely retro which fits me like the proverbial glove. You can find it in the store or online HERE.

Cooking Italiano Click HERE for details
We've also gotten in new Ghastlies! This stuff just kills me. So clever and dark. Very fun. Click HERE for more.

Finally the Kit of the Week that we previewed last weekend. $27 dollars for everything you see here.
And we're putting an extra kit on sale this week!

This is such a sweet quilt and would look amazing in a little (or big) girls room. On sale for $106. Check it out HERE. Or just the pattern HERE.

Happy Sewing friends.
Jessie and Sue

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kit of the Weekend

Sewing friends I am so sorry that this was not posted earlier in the week. We were having major website problems (you should see my backlog of inventory!) So instead of a kit of the week we're featuring a Kit of the Weekend. It's really a preview for next weeks kit! This weekend and next weeks kit is another mini quilt. Includes the pattern, fabric and backing.
Little Bites makes me want a snack while sewing!

This is my birthday dress I was making and showing sneak peaks of. A summer strawberry dress (100% cotton knit so perfect for warm weather), made using Colette's Monetta dress pattern and vintage green rickrack. 

Finally, this custom computer bag that a friend of mine ordered. It was one of those projects I kept putting off but then when I started it went really fast. The coolest thing is this baby's going to end up in Tasmania! I just think that's neatest thing that something that I made and ran under my machine is going to be on the shoulder of a person across the world! Very cool.

I hope all is well.
Happy Sewing,
Jessie and Sue

Monday, June 30, 2014

Kit of the Week

Hello lovely sewing friends. While it's always hard to come back from a wonderful vacation, I'm glad to be home among the magic of my everyday life, which includes wonderful fabrics and projects waiting for me. Also my day lilies were in full bloom, and my baby birds had flown from their nest, all beautiful things to make homecoming sweet.

There was also a new Kit of the Week waiting for me! This one is a Wool kit that is so playful I almost can't stand it. From Plays with Wool Designs it's the Jelly Beans Mat kit. The finished design measures 8'' X 8'' and comes with all the wool you'll need and the pattern. Price is $12. Come in this week to snag one for yourself.

Were also putting a quilt kit on sale. From Pieces of my heart it's the Crossover Layer Cake Quilt. Kit includes all the fabric you'll need from the basic Grey, Hello Luscious Layer cake and fabric for the border. Originally $85 it's on sale for $68, 20% off the original. This quilt is very summery perfect for this time of year.
Finished Quilt. So summery.

Lastly, we've gotten in the fabric bundles for the Day Break quilt from Jaybird quilts.. This kit will include the pattern, fabric for the biding and background and the shimmer fat quarter Bundle used in the quilt. The price is $152.

Friends, I hope you are enjoying summer and all her bounty, even if enjoying it means staying in the air-conditioned house sewing sweet projects.
Happy Sewing,
Jessie and Sue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kit of the Week June 18

We're still getting the hang of having the Kit of the Week up and ready first thing, but never fear we are committed! This week's Kit of the Week is the mini from This and That pattern company, it's the "Sew Little Time" pattern, which describes this pattern perfectly. The kit includes all the fabric and backings you'll need. The fabric is from Moda's "April Showers" collection. Sale price is 26.95 come into the store for details.
April Showers + This and That= Cute summer project.

Here's the mini from last week that Sue finished. Isn't it just the cutest thing? There are still patterns and kits left in the shop if your interested. It is almost cherry time here in Michigan.

There are still plenty of kits left in the shop.
This is my birthday dress, finally made. I used Colette's Monetta dress pattern and finished it off with some vintage rickrack from my stash. Beside the fact that I installed the pockets backwards I'm really happy with it. The dress came together really quickly and because I used cotton knit it's very comfortable and cool. Perfect for summer.
Birthday dress in my favorite place
Lake MI
What are you working on? We'd love to hear about it, especially if you finish a mini. I'll be gone next week vacationing with my family. I hope you all have a lovely end of June. We'll be back at the beginning of july with some great new content and ideas.

Happy sewing,
Jessie and Sue.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kit of the Week

We're a bit late getting the kit of the week posted but some of our fabric was late in arriving. This kit, from Fig Tree & Co, is a mini called "Cherry Pie" it includes all the fabric you see here, including the back, and the pattern. I'm wondering if Fig Tree has ever done anything that's less than delightful? Come into the shop for this or any of our other kits and new mini quilt patterns.

The prices for the "Woodwinked" fabric collection are now on the website. Click HERE to browse.

This strawberry dress is what's on my sewing table. My birthday is Saturday and it's a personal tradition and gift to myself to make a new dress to wear. This one is turning out okay, the risk reward with sewing clothes is so high don't you think? You just can't be sure what it will look like on, until your done. I envisioned a simple, sweet summer frock, and if it doesn't show off every lump I have then I think I"ll be happy with it. The fabric is a cotton knit jersey from Heather Ross. Because, in my heart, Michigan strawberries will forever be linked with summertime and my birthday it seems perfect. The rickrack is vintage from my stash and is making me so happy!

This is a robin's nest I found in my hanging begonias! A special birthday
gift, baby birds!

What's on your sewing table? We'd love to hear from you.
Happy Sewing,
Jessie and Sue.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Woodwinked by dearStella

Greetings friends! It's so summery here, the trees are fully leafed (is "leafed" a word?) and the gardens are in bloom. It was such a long treacherous winter that this weather feels like medicine to the soul!

We got in a new collection by designer dearStella called "Woodwinked" that also feels good to the soul, and I LOVE it. Oh my goodness the owls, the mushrooms, the leaves... It's fantastic. Click HERE to shop or come into the store.

We've also gotten in more inventory for Jinny Beyer batiks. Click HERE to browse. We'll continue to update the website as more inventory comes in.

Lastly we added In the Beginning's batiks to the website. Click HERE.

I'm curious, what are you all sewing? I'm working on a summer dress with some Heather Rose Strawberry knit fabric. I think it'll turn out great if I can eek out enough fabric. I accidentally cut one of the skirt pieces upside down on one directional fabric!! NOOOOO! I think I might get lucky though, well see soon enough. I'm off on a weekend trip and would love it if I had a new dress to take.

Be on the lookout for this weeks Kit of the Week special.
Leave us a comment letting us know what your working on. As always,
Happy Sewing
Jessie and Sue

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kit of the Week

We've decided that we need to spread the joy of project kits.  So we're starting a kit of the week special. This week's kit special are these three mini quilt kits from jaybird quilts:

First is the Mini Disco mini quilt kit from Jaybird quilts. All the kits include the fabric, pattern, backing and this one includes a plastic pattern piece.

There's the Mini tiny Dancer Quilt kit from Mini Jay bird Quilts (is anyone else singing an Elton John Song now?) This one also includes the plastic pattern piece.

 Last but not least is the Mini Radio Way kit. I like the modern take on the log cabin pattern in this quilt.

These quilt kits are usually $24 but for this week they're $19.95! Come into the store to shop. 
To go along with the kits we're starting a mini quilt club. It meets the 4th wednesday of the month (June 25th is the next one). Summer is perfect for quick projects and these are just the ticket. Plus you can come to the club for some nice summer visiting with other like minded quilters. 

Happy Sewing
Jessie and Sue.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spring Quilt Market Continued

Monday we talked about the new trends in fabric and are we ever excited to be bringing new collections to you. Today We want to tell you about the newest thing in quilting. Minis are going to be huge. Every booth we went in featured these miniature quilts, and how great is a quilt that you can start and finish in the midst of a busy life. Sue ordered lots of patterns for these mini quilts, we'll be making them into kits soon.
Just a sampling of the Mini Quilt Patterns we picked up.

Mini Quilt love from This & That

Sue Spargo has two new books being released. "Bird Dance" and her second creative stitching book "Creative Texturing." So excited to be offering classes and projects from these books.
Bird Dance.
We're getting lots of new illustrated quilt patterns from Modern Quilts.

From Sew Kind of Wonderful we picked up some super nice new Quick Curve Rulers and patterns to use with the rulers. Loving the fresh look from these quilt patterns: "Metro Twist", "Urban Nine Patch", and "Metro Lattice".
I'm loving the middle quilt. The colors are perfect.
Turnberry Lane is offering new machine embroidery patterns that are designed to look handmade. That's my favorite kind of project, I get the ease of the machine but the look of handwork. "Proud Papa" "In the Meadow Table Runner" "Along the Fence Table Runner" to name a few.
"Along the Fence" 
"In the Meadow"

Lots of new wool patterns from Lily Anna Stitches that play with wool designs and "In the Patch" Designs from Wooly Lady.

So many new things coming in, it'll be a brand new store! We'll keep you posted as things arrive in the shop and online.

Happy Sewing
Jessie and Sue

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Quilt Market

Sue is back from her big weekend away at the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburg. And has she ever come back with some treasures; new fabrics, new designers, new patterns... Most of the fabrics won't start rolling in until fall but we couldn't wait that long to share them with you. These fabrics are so new you can't even find them online!

From Moda's Figtree we've got the new line Somerset.
How delicious is the Figtree booth?

From Basic Grey we've got the entire line of Persimmon coming in
Just a little of what Sue was able to smuggle back
from the Persimmon line.

Something entirely new from 3 Sisters; Toweling. Perfect for those homemaking projects. I can't wait to bust out my vintage transfer patterns for this stuff!
scotty dog days of the week towels anyone?
We are so excited to introduce a completely new set of fabric designers. From RJR fabrics comes Cotton and Steel. These young designers have such a fresh modern look.
The Cotton and Steel booth. Their designs and colors are
so fresh.

Cotton and Steel
Kaffe is doing something so wonderful. They're bringing back their discontinued fabrics!! YEAH!!!

Kaffe's booth at the show.
From Studio-E comes new Peppered Stripes

Studio-E's booth.

We'll soon be carrying quiltings most popular brand of batting; Dream Batting.

Thursday we'll be posting about all the new patterns Sue snagged while in Pittsburg.

I hope your as excited as we are, we'll be posting about all our new fabrics as they come into the store.
Happy Sewing,
Jessie and Sue.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Little Wallet

I was itching to sew something but I only had an hour between cleaning the coat closet and having to get lunch on the table. I was also looking for something small to carry my business cards in, so that when I pull one out I'm not flashing my cash around. I decided to try the "little wallet" and holy smokes, was it ever perfect. The entire project took me about thirty minutes.  
Click HERE to see on the website.
You can buy kits for this pattern on our website. Click HERE for the kit
or HERE for the pattern.
These little patterns are termed "sewing cards" and there's something about them that's so cute. The instructions were easy to follow.

I picked this sort of sixties fabric because it's fun, summery and a bit vintage. It turned out to be the perfect size for my business cards (and those store cards you use for points, I can never find them in wallet so I thought this was a good solution). 

See how well it matches my wallet. 

Definitely a fast and rewarding project. These would be great little presents and it uses up lots of bits of fabric. I imagine I'll be getting a lot more use out this pattern.

Happy Sewing,
Jessie and Sue.