Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sew in the Know: Milly by Erin Ries for Clothworks

I already posted about this line but I had to make a collage so you can see these fabrics all together. Here's the lowdown in case you missed the first post:

This is a line coming out this Fall designed by Erin Ries for Clothworks. It's called Milly.

I'm lovin' the colors on this design. You can see them closer up right HERE at the Clothworks website.

What do you say? Do you like this? I'd make a quilt with this... or an apron... or skirts... or a nice table runner... or just about anything really.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sew in the Know: Twelve Days by Clothworks

I know it early for Christmas.. or maybe not... but I think I just found my favorite new Christmas line!! It's called Twelve Days designed by Sharyn Sowell for Clothworks. It could be getting into those shops any time now.

I can't get over the print with the words of all the gifts: Lords a Leaping, Swans a Swimming... it's so beautiful!! Get's me in the mood for the holiday prep. Hey, I could actually be prepared this year.

Free Pattern: Pat Bravo's Everyday Clutches

These things are all the rage these days, and Pat has designed a really cute group here. Aren't these too fun? You can find the FREE and EASY TO FOLLOW pattern right HERE.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Tula Pink

I really wanted to introduce you to the designer Tula Pink. I always have to read this girls blog posts because she is pretty much hilarious. Her sense of humor is right up my alley!

And her talent is amazing. Seriously, check out these shoes she is selling.

AND... her fabric designs are even more up my alley. She is one talented cat. Funny thing... I looked and looked and I can't tell you her real name! She must value her anonymity. That, or I am really blind. Or... maybe her name is Tula Pink. I don't know. Anyone have an answer here?

Her latest collections is plume. Check this stuff out!

I love this stuff!! She has several other fabric lines as well.

My next favorite is Full Moon Forest. Lovely!

Here's some info from her Bio:

I graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, with one degree in Graphic Design and one in Illustration. It was fun but I was tired of being broke so I decided to get a job. I worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in L.A. and when that became too quiet I relocated to the music industry. After about 6 years of that my ears began to bleed so I left California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as I could get without renting a boat and work my way back west until I found a place I liked.

I now live in a small mid-western town where my closest neighbor is roughly four miles away. I have a cat that I never see and a lawn that requires more attention than the cat.

My main function in life is fabric design. I live for it. Through all of the moving and mind changing one thing was constant; fabric and sewing. I designed my first collection in my living room, after work and on weekends. The day I left my job in L.A. I sent it into Moda Fabrics and by the time I got to Albuquerque it was in production. A few years and several collections have passed since then.

Today I work with Free Spirit Fabrics designing not just for quilting but for a whole lifestyle of DIY-ers with a passion for saying things like “Hey. look what I made” or “don’t sit on that, it’s still wet”.

Seeing my name on that selvage was the only thing that had been missing from my professional life. So here I sit, an exiled rock princess on a throne of bolts and bobbins. This space is where I tell my story and share whatever there is to share about my world.

See what I mean about hilarious!? So, now you know a bit about this fantastic designer.

Sew in the Know: Alexander Henry Fall Preview

What a bunch of talented designers there must be at Alexander Henry!!! They put out their Fall Preview and there are some beautiful fabrics. Here are a few teasers...



June Bug

Fulham Road


Fall Harvest

Black and White

In the Kitchen


Pretty nice, right?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Pattern: New Wave from Robert Kaufman

I don't know about you guys, but I am melting! I think it's about 100 degrees and humid. Well, not humid to you southerners, but humid to me.

So, I hunted down a pattern that felt "cool" to me. It's called New Wave from Robert Kaufman. Check it out! Hopefully it will send a cool breeze your way.

via Robert Kaufman

Isn't that pretty. It reminds me of waves... I guess that's how it got it's name.

So, you can go HERE to download. Enjoy!

Sew in the Know: Milly by Clothworks

This is such a pretty line. It's available this Fall!! It's called Milly by Clothworks and I love it!

Check this out:

Simple. Sweet. Great colors. I love this!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sew in the Know: Moda's Winter Releases

I love how easy Moda makes it to follow their new releases. They just added this winter to their site. Here are a few peeks.

Girlie Girl, Dec 2010
Love these sweet pastels and girly themes.

Giddy by Sandy Gervais, Nov 2010
These rich browns and pinks with a hint of blue make me think, "Valentine's Day!!"

Basics by Basic Grey, Nov 2010
Filled with those not-so-typical neutrals that we are always looking for.

A Morris Tapestry, Nov 2010
Rich, intricate damasks with tons of fancy-factor.

Hideaway. Dec 2010
You can't go wrong with these vintage-y reds, yellows, greens and blues.

Java, Nov 2010
Not my personal thing, but I do like the colors in this coffee themed line.

Sugar Pop, Dec 2010
My personal favorite!!! I can't get enough of these fabrics.

Regent Street Lawn, Dec 2010
Flowers anyone? You want flowers, you got flowers here.

La Petite Ecole, Dec 2010
This shouts, "America!" so I couldn't figure out why it's French. And then the light clicked on... it's designed by The French General. Ah ha! As far as I can figure this means, "The Little School."

So there you have it. Do you have a favorite? One you are dying to see in person? I'd love to know.

Sew Sweet! Pat Bravo's Giveaway!

Pat Bravo is doing a giveaway on her website. Check it out right HERE. It's a bag of fabric scraps from her not-yet-released line called Paradise.

I can't wait for this to come out in August! I love her designs!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hitting Shops Soon! McKenzie from Free Spirit

Dena Designs has a new line out with Free Spirit. It's called McKenzie and it should be hitting shops sooo soon if it hasn't already. This live is modern and sweet all at once. I love it. I want it!

Check it out...

via Free Spirit

Don't you love this!!??