We received a great new group of organic cotton voile from Cloud 9 this past week.
Let’s Have A Party, by Avril Loreti:
Another group from Cloud 9. This one medium weight with indigos and cacti.
Moody Blues by Geninne:
We also brought in a voile from this group. The other voile is by April Rhodes from her group, Wanderer for Art Gallery.
And more from Wanderer:
And, from the line Maker, also from Art Gallery:
In a previous Just In post I featured the Yoyogi Park group from Skinny laMinx for Cloud 9. These are the canvas weight goods from that group—so graphic and bold. Great for all sorts of home dec projects and bags!
New patterns and books are always on their way in too. Be sure to take a look next time you’re in, or ask us and we’ll happily show you what’s new!
I had only heard good things about the Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae, so I was excited when we started carrying it a couple weeks ago. I started working on it right away, and it was satisfying from beginning to end. You know those projects that come together so smoothly you want them to keep going and going? The Geranium dress was one of those projects for me. And I’m so pleased with the result. Unfortunately, the little baby it’s going to is still a few months out, so I only have unmodeled photos to share with you. You’ll just have to take my word for it - this is one stinkin’ cute dress.
The pattern comes with sizes 0-5T - that’s five years of sewing! There are three or four variations - I went with cap sleeves and a pleated skirt. It’s a simple enough pattern that you could make many other alterations to suit your little one’s taste. The construction was straightforward and the instructions were clear and helpful.
I used fabric from the newest collection from Cotton and Steel. I think this print is just perfect for kids clothing. It’s sweet enough for a baby, but not too young for older kids.
Instead of buttons, I decided to use pearl snaps to close the yolk, and I’m so happy I did. I do think snaps are easier for parents trying to dress a wiggly little girl and safer because they’re less likely to pop off and get swallowed, but I’d be lying if I said that was really why I loved them so much. The truth is snaps are so much faster and easier than buttons!
If you have any little girls in your life that need a new spring dress, I recommend giving the Geranium a try.
Spring break is next week! If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself walking a tightrope of wanting to take advantage of your child’s time away from school and play….and needing to get work done still. So, I’ve gathered a few books together that could help with both of those things. The books offer activities for a range of ages and skills. Some of the projects will involve the help of an older person, while others are geared to guide the young creator through the project on their own. All are chock full of fun, creative ideas!
These books can also be a great way for the young crafters in your life to make gifts for their friends for birthdays, holidays, start to summer vacation…any ol’ reason.
This next book is a beautiful book for grown ups too. It provides instruction on a handful of different printing techniques. Some are so simple you and your young ones can make up your own custom spring break 2015 t-shirts in an afternoon. Or, take on a more involved project like stamping a tablecloth. Fun!
See you soon!