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Portland, OR 97211

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Just In: Mochi dots, vintage telephones, knits and more

by Gina

Yesterday I opened the prettiest box of Mochi dots from Moda. They are a linen/cotton blend that washes up so beautifully. I added a solid to this most recent order.

These fun and retro-y prints just arrived too. I don’t know, is this era of telephone old enough to be considered vintage? I can still hear the clicking sound as the dial rolls back into position…

Lastly, we received a few 100% cotton knits in beautiful shades of blue and green, and a black and cream heart print sweater knit, very sweet.

Don’t forget, we’ll be closed tomorrow for the 4th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Happy Summer! A gift for you and a break for us.

by Gina

As a way to ring in the summer and say “Thanks” to all of our fabulous in-store customers, we will be giving away a little goodie bag of fabric with each purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last! Simple as that.

The other news is that Bolt will be closed Friday, July 4th. We’ll be back and ready to help out on Saturday. We wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld

by Gina

I often find myself judging a book by its cover. I know, I know, we really shouldn’t, but we do, don’t we? Many times, that’s all I see, along with a short synopsis, before I order a copy to really check it out. This cover intrigued me and I was thrilled to flip through it once it arrived.

Maya Donefeld’s aesthetic is right up my alley. Easy going, with a clean, simple elegance, a natural beauty. Her approach to reusing textiles is easy to get behind as well.

I’ve included some shots of various projects I really appreciate, but there are so many in the book that I want to make, I couldn’t include them all. And, really, I don’t want to spoil the fun of flipping through the pages for any of you.

The final section of the book includes fantastic techniques for repurposing these Tyvek mailers…brilliant, I’ll leave it at that. Now, if I would just get something sent to me in one of these!