Featured on Craftsy!

My Japanese linen iPad case was featured in Craftsy’s newsletter today!!

 

It’s listed under New Project Spotlight, I’m so excited! I suppose I should write a tutorial for it now.

In the mean time, I’m working on gorgeous Granny Squares using Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, I love how these are turning out and I’m thinking of incorporating them into a skirt. I have a super easy pattern that is quick to sew up, the pattern includes instructions for pants, a maxi skirt, shorts and knee length skirt all with draw string waists. What’s better than that? I’ve made them with “formal” fabric for the office as well, this pattern is so versatile it’s become my tried and true.

I completely screwed up yesterday and missed my hair appointment so have rescheduled for next week. Our Himalayan, however, had his biannual shave down and is once again a free roaming lion.

Hope your weekend has been productive and enjoyable!

Vintage Modern

Yes, that’s a Granny Square block in progress, sewn by hand, 1″ squares finished. Have you been able to get your paws on Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda yet? Pinked Fabrics on Etsy has charm packs in stock and is getting yardage and more pre-cuts in May! I love this line, it has so many excellent prints and it’s feminine without being childish, great for babies, children or adults.

My wax flower plant is blooming, such a cool plant.

Charmed Covert Robin

First of all, I just want to share this bundle of loveliness I scored at Pinked Fabrics, Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.  O . M . G soooooo pretty! I was able to grab 3 charm pack all together and I think I’ll get some yardage & a jellyroll when it’s officially released. If you want some Vintage Modern for yourself, Amy still has some charm packs available in her Etsy shop! These are some of my favorite prints from the line (click on the images for a larger view).

       

Earlier this week I purchased a copy of “Quilting Line + Color” by Yoshiko Jinzenji. Although some of these quilts are entirely pieced and quilted by hand — something I don’t have the luxury (or patience) to do at this point in my life, there is a lot of inspiration in this book! I began to think of using various fabrics in a different way. When I was still sewing garments, I had purchased a few yards of cotton velvet as well as raw silk and think I’ve come up with a beautiful and interesting way of using it in my quilting. Here’s a sneak peak because this will be sent to my Covert Robin partner.

It’s so nice to see the sun again, this weekend can’t come soon enough, we need more long weekends!