Tuesday, May 24, 2011

happy, Happy Birthday!

Ex-"Squeeze" me...it's Fresh Squeezed Fabrics' birthday!

Happy Birthday, Fresh Squeezed!

I loooove this shop. Not because I discovered its owner by happenstance (who says that anymore?), not because her blog has a title like mine (pure coincidence), not because Randi (Fresh Squeezed's owner) carries awesome fabrics and blogs great tutorials, but because Randi is the nicest person you'd ever want to meet. Her customer service is wonderful. Ask Randi which fabrics look good together, color suggestions, etc, and she's beyond incredibly helpful. 

If you're in the market for some great fabric, visit Randi. And if you need a quick laundry bag to whip up, visit here. This is Randi's popular bag that's all over the web.

Randi, I am so looking forward to the next 3 years of lovely fabric!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Christmas in May!

Hey guys, it's almost Christmas!

Yesterday, I happened to be in one of my two favorite fabric shops and this is what I saw:

Adorable Christmas fabrics! From Michael Miller's Funky Christmas...web shots don't do the fabric justice. In person, the fabrics are bright and vivid and oh, so cute!

 I'm thinking aprons and pot holders would be great made from these fabrics.

 A white background pretty much eliminates the possibility of making any sort of purse...

But wouldn't they make great pajama pants?

Crazy...one moment you're oblivious and carefree. The next, Christmas slaps you in the face and the pressure is on to prepare for the BEST season of the year!

 I  L.O.V.E. Christmas!

Friday, May 6, 2011

a boy, his calf and God.

This is so touching, sweet, and profound...it might even bring a tear to your eye. Listen...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I've been making these fabric flowers in the evenings, while watching TV. By the looks of it, I seem to be a tad obsessed with them. If you're intersted, there are tons of tutorials on how to make these, along with great ideas on what fun things you can do with them. I need to pretty-up the centers...I'm thinking pearl beads or a plain white button. If you have some fabric scraps, it's a great way to use them up and accessorize at the same time.

And then there was this pink flower, attached to BB's fur. It seems she had a little day of beauty and this flower was just too sweet. It was very, very cute in her fur and doggie seemed to sense that she looked pretty darn irresistable with that pink flower behind her ear. For once she didn't try to remove it in 33.6 minutes. The flower actually stayed put for 5 hours.

I've added some great new site-buttons over there on my sidebar. Let me introduce you:

Bari J. Ackerman is a talented fabric designer, who also has some great tutorials on her site. Her blog is visually beautiful and she shares her perspective on colors and designs...if you love art and color, you'll love her site.

Little Birdie Secrets is a great source for all kinds of crafts, including kid-friendly projects.

And for cute softies, visit Retro Mama. She has some great free stuff, along with great patterns you can purchase at great prices.

Skip To My Lou, another fantastic site just LOADED with ideas for moms and kids. There are some GREAT teacher gift ideas, FYI.

I'll be adding more great inspiring sites...once you visit them, you'll be hooked. I promise!
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