by Gina, photos by Heather
These great Japanese imports arrived this past week. The bunny print is a double gauze, and as you can see can be reversible. Making for some fun, innovative design possibilities!
Cute, sewing machine novelty print and “blenders” from Timeless Treasures…and a book to go with it:
Cozy, soft organic cotton blend knits in great colors. The stripe is called “San Francisco Fog.” How lovely. There’s also a deep, marine blue hemp blend fleece that is one of my favorite knits at the moment.
As I mentioned in my last post, we have a wide selection of books. Here are two of our newer titles. The Sewing for Kids includes this adorable cat:And, the new Best of Stitch magazine Bags book includes these little pretties:
And, stay tuned for activities and whatnot around Quilt Market!
“I find myself reaching for the for simple things again and again,” says Jenny Gordy of Wiksten in her interview in the latest Stitch with Style magazine. I completely concur and that is just why I purchased her downloadable Wiksten tank pattern and have been cranking them out ever since.
This article by Stitch is a lovely one. It is sweet and peaceful, just like I imagine her to be. Jenny talks of her journey with Wiksten and some about her life. We have a few copies at the shop if you are the magazine buyer type.
And here’s some eye candy for you. A few Wiksten tanks I’ve sewn, now a staple in my wardrobe. The inside is finished with French seams which is very clean and professional and the hemline is a classic shirt tail.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Do you have a little something special planned for the Moms in your life? We have oodles of ideas for sewing and non-sewing Moms alike.
This is just a small sampling of the great titles we have available. Maybe a yard of Liberty of London cotton lawn to go with Liberty Love? For the Kaffe Fassett fan, Dreaming in Color is a true treat. I’ve been enjoying reading about his background and seeing old photos from his childhood and young adult years. If your Mom loves making bags, you can’t go wrong with the Best of Stitch Bags to Sew. They’ve compiled their best bags from all those wonderful Stitch magazines! For the vintage homemaker, Home Sewn Home is the ticket. Books are a great way to offer both instruction and provide inspiration.
Maybe your mom is in a neighboring state. Maybe she’s here in Oregon. Maybe you love to embroider. I love these state embroidery patterns from Sassy Spurs. So well done, with gorgeous examples on their covers. And, if you’re new to embroidery or just want a handy reminder of the stitches, be sure to pick up one of the pocket stitch guides. Perfect for taking along for a little lounging and stitching in the park on one of these gorgeous afternoons!
Other gift ideas for Moms—cutting tools, cutting mat, fat quarter bundles, some special leather bag handles made by Hannah….and, of course we have gift certificates too. Let us know if we can help. We are full of gift ideas.
And, don’t forget the Crafty Wonderland sale is Saturday May 11th!