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snippets :: fabric + foot powder

:: have been cutting mountains of sheets for new skirts to put in the shop

:: little miss waiting patiently for her bath after a certain foot powder incident

:: {and} fah-REAK!! new fabric from AMH… I could kiss that lady on the mouth for being such a prolific designer

:: really — on the mouth

citron/acid green

Is anyone sick of this lovely limey color yet? Me neither. It has been popping up all over the place the past few days (gosh, like it’s spring or something?)…

:: in this month’s blocks for do. good stitches

:: dresses! I made 2 on Saturday to go in the shop (+ plotting to make many more), as soon as the zipper and neck facings are in.

:: and even in my mailbox. Golly, how did that get there?

almost-spring saturday

It’s a cozy, rainy day today. The ice is melting, little by little, and signs of Spring are starting to appear, almost covertly, like they’re afraid the last bits of winter might nip ’em in the bud (they’re right).

Fabrics all cut, packaged, and sent for the Rosey Little Bee. I’m so excited!

And one happy little chickie, all ready to splash in the mud! (She’s starting to dress herself. Love it.)

flower power giveaway

Happy Giveaway Day! It’s no secret that I adore vintage linens; the bright colors and bold prints make me feel so cheerful. I’m in the mood to share the love, so the winner of this giveaway will receive…

A stack of six gorgeous vintage linen fat quarters…

One set of hair clips from my shop (your choice!)…

…and a nice fat bag of vintage linen scraps (some small, some big, some bigger!).

There are three ways to win — do any or all!

  • Visit The Modern Marigold and leave a comment telling me which pair of clips you’d choose OR what your favorite item is.
  • Subscribe to my blog (via Google Reader, Bloglines, or whatever it is you use), then leave a separate comment telling me that you did.
  • Tell me your best joke.

I’ll close this up on May 20th; I’ll pick the winner randomly and ship anywhere in the world! I love Giveaway Day, and a big thanks to SMS for coordinating everything (again!).

Thanks for playing, and good luck!

by a string

Holy smokes, these things are addictive!

Huzzah for the first month of the Vintage Sheet Quilting Bee, a new bee started by Jen, who is also the mastermind behind the vintage sheet swaps that are responsible for the ever-multiplying mountain of vintage sheets in my closet, as well as the Rosey Little Bee, for which I’m also tagging along (as if I didn’t already have enough UFOs to work on!). I am super excited for both bees — besides being a great way to make new bloggy friends, it’s going to be so fun to make all those different blocks without the commitment of making an entire quilt.

For the first month of the Vintage Sheet Bee, Rachel requested paper pieced string blocks, made from the odds and ends in our stashes (excellent tutorial here). I kind of wish I’d made my strips wider (most of them are 1.5 inches), but I like them the way they are. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s blocks — the end result is going to be a serious party of a quilt.

I finished the back of my monstrosity tonight, so I’m dropping it off at the long-arm quilter’s tomorrow!!! Eeee!!!

stash swappage

I love swaps! I recently jumped into swapping on Flickr, which I so far like a lot better than Swap-Bot. The Designer Fabric Stash Swappy-Poo group is a great place to start if you’re interested. Anyway, the mailman has been cramming my box with tons of amazing stuff lately, but I wanted to share a little slice —

I started swapping for small bits of fabrics by Kaffe Fassett, ’cause I fell in love with this rainbow quilt and I really really really want to make something like it. What a happy thing to have in your home on a dreary winter day!

I also did a couple of swaps for some tasty Munki Munki prints. People are nuts about this stuff (it isn’t actually fabric off of a bolt — it’s cut-up pieces of pajamas) — with the possible exception of Flea Market Fancy, I’ve never seen anything closer to a fabric cult — but I’d love to make a sweet something a little like this Munki quilt.

Fun, huh?

nicole’s village path

Village Path in the purple colorway is my absolute favorite print from Little Folks, so I was totally tickled when Nicole, my niece, chose it as the main fabric for her dress.

Unfortunately, Nicole is on the other side of the country, which makes custom fitting this thing a little difficult. Happily, all the elastic can be adjusted fairly easily if it’s too loose. I made this from Sis Boom’s Molly Peasant pattern (for the fourth time! I’m addicted!) in size 7/8.

This voile is a dream to work with, and I love the way it drapes so beautifully! I made a skirt for myself out of some of the other prints in the line a while back but haven’t gotten around to taking any pictures. I can’t wait to wear it in the hot Southern summer — although I think I might need a little something made out of this pretty purple print, too.

Happy birthday, Nicole! I remember going to see you in the hospital when you were born. You were a beautiful baby then, and you’re a grown-up, stylin’ ten year-old now. I hope your birthday was an awesome one — I love you and miss you!


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