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Thursday, September 20, 2012


life has been crazy the last 2 weeks.  school is now in full swing for my girlie and she's loving it!  the hubs finished his giant 3 day exam and we are slowly starting to learn how to breathe and be a bit more of a normal family again.  we've all had to adjust to a new morning routine and an evening one.  it's exciting to see mackenzie loving school and to have my hubby home at night with no studying to be seen.  it's great!


i've been a busy, busy bee.  i've been working really hard on the sidelines trying to get the sweetheart dress pattern out to you guys asap.  i'm gearing for next week ladies!  yeehaw!!!!  i'm excited to have my first sewing garment pattern for sale!  the dress will be sized for 2T - 6years!!!  yay!!!  i'm just working on the final edits/diagrams and photos, and finishing up the pattern testing.  let me tell you though....it's been a long and tiring process and i think i will be happy to move on to all the other fun new projects waiting so patiently in the sidelines for me. 

like these....

1. bella by lotta jansdotter 2. field study by anna maria horner
some lotta jansdotter love.  i think these piles will both be quilts someday when i have time to quilt again...lol.

1.  from indie by pat bravo for art gallery fabrics 2. fine feathered in pomengranate from field study by anna maria horner
these 2 prints are going to be my washi dress and washi tunic!  i picked them and the rest of my "field study" bundle from a great bundle sale the other week from our sponsor fabricworm.  i couldn't resist the sale...lol.  to say i love the fabric is an understatement.  the unicorn is there care of harper.  she thought it upped the wow factor on my photo and i agree because the washi dress seems like a mystical creature i keep longing to meet that i haven't had a chance to find yet.  oh to have 48 hrs in a day....soon rae...soon....the washi will be in my wardrobe rotation.  the top print is afro fusion dusk from "indie" by pat bravo for art gallery fabrics and it's one of my favorite prints from that line. it's going to be a washi tunic that matches perfectly with my jeans & leggings.  that other to die for feather print is "fine feathered in pomengranate" from field study by anna maria horner. looooovvve it and cannot wait to wear this with my fave pair of boots for fall.

rock 'n romance by pat bravo for art gallery fabrics
i also have been busy dreaming up a quilt block and quilt layout for my amazing gorgeous and drool worth line "rock 'n romance" by pat bravo for art gallery fabrics.  i am loooooooving this line.  seriously.  i keep taking it out and petting it over and over.  as soon as i received it i started sketching like a mad woman....hopefully i will have some pics for you guys of the block in progress soon.  i hope to sneak in some sewing time on it this weekend.  for now...i just keep sketching..lol.

rock 'n romance by pat bravo for art gallery fabrics
gorgeous right?!  so many projects could be made with any of these prints!

 modern bear orange from camp modern by birch fabrics (coming november 2012) lining is bobbers from camp sur
btw...how cute is this bear print?!!!  this is "modern bear orange" from camp modern by birch fabrics it's 100% organic and i'm obsessed with it (both camp sur and camp modern are set to release in november 2012). i have a really bad phobia of bears in real life so to sew with them instead is kind of bringing me some peace in a weird way. i'm always having nightmares about them. darn bears.  that's what i get for growing up with them in my backyard all the time.  even though i'm in a city now i still think they will find me.  i've had way too many face to face encounters with the furry beasts for my liking.  stay tuned for more pics of this dress and for the sweetheart dress pattern release!  i can't wait! 

i love seeing other people's fabric purchases and stash so if you've treated yourself recently share a pic!  link up your blog post or pics!  let's see what you've been inspired by lately!  it's time to get creating ladies.  sip that coffee and let's chat fabric love!

p.s. i'm taking tomorrow off peeps.  i'll see you all on monday!  i've got friends visiting in town and a sister about to have a baby so it's sure to be a good weekend.  hope yours is wonderful too <3

p.p.s don't forget to enter to our giveaway to win a prize worth almost $100 from voilette field threads!  who wouldn't want the whole collection of their paper patterns! awesome!

19 comments:

  1. woohoo girl, all good stuff! good luck wrapping up that pattern, i'm itching to show mine off. no pressure or anything. hehe. and you'll have so much fun with the washi dress. can't wait to see! good luck to your sis, too!!!

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    1. Soon....I hope to have it out next week if fate is on my side :) I can't wait to see your pics!

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  2. I'm excited to see your new pattern! Would you be willing to share what kind of program you use to draft something like that? I've always wondering how you talented people make patterns. I just picked up some fabric today for my washi dress, can't wait to try it out as well.

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    1. I used Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to do the parts I did and I also used a company to do the grading for me. I'll be speaking more about who helped me when I post the pattern so stay tuned.

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  3. I haven't gotten anything lately, but I want Indie AND Field Study AND Chicopee so badly. I would want Bella so badly too, but I got a free charm pack and turned it into a quilt already, so I kind of feel like I don't get any more of that. :-(

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  4. Can't wait for your pattern to be done! how fun. And I have the red feathers picked out for a dress or top for me, but we'll just see how long it takes for me to actually make it. :)

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    1. Oh can't wait to see what you make with yours! I'm sure it will look awesome!

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  5. What great stashes! I have serious fabric envy right now!

    I love the red feathers, and of course Lotta Jansdotta, but the orange bears from Birch Fabrics is awesome.

    My problem is I buy individual fabrics that I love but not really ones that all complement each other. My other problem is not having enough time to do what I want with them but I think we all share that problem don't we?!

    Good luck with finishing your pattern. I look forward to seeing it soon.

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    1. Thanks Angela! I started buying fat quarter bundles and half yard bundles so that I could make sure to have some complements and then I try to top up my stash of solids once a year so I have co-ordinates. This is all dependent of course on my fabric budget :)

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  6. yay for lovely fabrics and dress patterns and lovely lovely things :) i have so many new stacks of fabric that i need to get doing something with!

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  7. Hey did you see the posting on Sewaholic about Our Social Fabric? http://sewaholic.net/our-social-fabric-helping-unwanted-fabric-find-a-home-plus-giveaway/
    It's Vancouver area - I'm in Edmonton so too far for me, but maybe some day. Thought you might be interested,
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for pointing this out to me! What an awesome idea!!! I wont' be able to make it over for it but I hope to check it out sometime! Thanks Jodie!

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  8. I admit that I collect more fabric than I know what to do with. I have more patterns than I could ever make and yet...... I always say I need a stash so when I get creative - the stuff is there! Right!

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  9. Your amazing fabric stash is making me super jealous. You're going to make such lovely things with it all! Really looking forward to the sweetheart dress pattern. yay!

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  10. LOvely, lovely fabrics! And your pattern is going to be amazing!!!!

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  11. No stash to share on my side, but I can certainly admire yours. You have been busy, busy, busy! I have had no time fr blogging lately, or for updating ravelry with my KAL project, but plan on catching up soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. well i look forward to seeing your pics when you get them up. They are always lovely. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

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  12. Loving your fabric stash especially your choices for your washi tunic and dress.

    I recently treated myself to some Amy Butler Trailing Cherry and made it into a Schoolhouse Tunic, but other than that as of late my fabric stash has been pretty abysmal. I should remedy that. :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. Gah! Your stash is gorgeous! There are so many creative directions my brain is going these days, and yet I have absolutely no time to accomplish anything in it seems. Le sigh.

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