Random Assortment GIVE-AWAY!


I am still cleaning out and moving my sewing room to make way for our master bath.  So I have some fabric to unload.  The photo on the left is of the larger scraps — quarter yards, half-yards and a few full yards.  On the right are the smaller scraps.  There’s fabric here from pretty much all of the projects I’ve made in the last year.  Some Liberty of London, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, etc.

So if you want to add to your fabric collection, please leave a comment here and I will choose a number randomly.  Deadline for entering is Monday (July 28) at midnight Eastern time.  I’ll ship anywhere in the United States or Canada.  Thanks for helping me clean up!

UPDATE TO THIS POST: The fabric give-away is now over.  Thanks for entering!

Fabric Calling


This fabric is calling to me, but I’m in the process of moving my sewing room and cleaning out the house so it will have to wait.  I plan to make some new pillows to brighten up our den.  This fabric is from the Drawing Room collection by Anna Maria Horner (loving that new line that’s coming out soon, by the way).  I bought this fabric from Contemporary Cloth.

Fabric Friday

I’m deviating from my Etsy Finds Friday post because I keep seeing so many great fabrics. Here are a few that have caught my eye lately:


Elephants by Carly Schwerdt from Umbrella Prints, $36 per yard.


Sandberg fabrics featured on London Mummy. Can you even get these in the US?


Globalweave Yellow & Rust Branches embroidered linen from Purl, $36 per yard.


Scrap Flowers Japanese fabric from Reprodepot, $7.95 per yard.


And I really like the different design of this laptop case from Amy Butler. Laptop Case and MP3 cover pattern available at Sew, Mama, Sew for $12.95.

Fabric of the Week


Have I mentioned the new page I’ve created called “Fabric of the Week”? I’ll be selecting a new fabric to feature each week.  I’m hoping that this will be a cathartic experience and help keep me from buying the fabrics. See link on the left side. This week’s featured fabric is Hot Couturier Amethyst Flowers by Robert Kaufman, available at Purl for $9 per yard.

Some muffins



OK – this counts, right? Some slightly disappointing banana nut muffins. I fiddled with the recipe too much. But the girls gobbled them up. These silicone heart-shaped muffin cups are nice in theory, but when you take the muffin out of the cup, it no longer resembles a heart. Might work with a smooth cupcake and I’ll definitely try to melt some chocolates in them.


But check out the Liberty of London fabric that came today. After contemplating this purchase for months, I bought these for the girls’ spring dresses from purl. I have some dresses made from this fabric that were mine as a child, but this is the first time that I have bought it. It is very thin and delicate and will definitely need a lining and some TLC. I am looking at my growing stack of fabric and realizing that I need to go make something!