I know some of you have been waiting to hear this: Birch Fabrics' "Storyboek" is here! This is such a darling line, including these two fantastic cheater prints. The colors are fresh, images sweet and classic, perfect for creating a darling nursery. The added bonus--it's all organic fabric with low-impact dyes!
We also have some super nifty backpack straps. They are 19" long, padded, and shortenable. April has made a fantastic backpack with pre-made straps like these and I've eyed it for a long time. I think it's time I make one for myself. Don't get me wrong, I love a tote bag, both making and using, as much as the next sewist, but I grew up with my Dad suggesting what my shoulders would end up like if I didn't wear straps on both shoulders. Of course, his demonstration was extremely exaggerated, but his point was taken. The straps are sold individually, just in case you only need one.
Don't forget this Saturday is the Alberta Street Fair! Good times to be had, for sure.