Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric Trends


It is nearly Summer already and I find myself contemplating the never ending search for new fabrics. I have been drawn to more and more of the contemporary fabric designs of late and was beginning to think I had really grown weary of the "traditional". I was wrong.

I began to make some curtains for my soon to arrive first granddaughter's room and I had an epiphany.

Her curtains began with a modern print and something just didn't "feel" right. So I added a more traditional little flounce at the bottom and they were perfect!

I don't think I need to take the shop in just one direction with our fabric choices. We can blend the more modern and the traditional fabrics with great success. I knew that, but had somehow forgotten.

I am so grateful I was reminded!

So mix and match and create to your hearts content. Don't get caught up in just one mode!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Visit all the great Etsy shops for the May Extravaganze May 7-May 10th!

*Buttons
http://GramsVintageButtons.etsy.com
http://rosesbuttons.etsy.com
http://craftily.etsy.com
http://TinyArk.etsy.com
http://ButtonJars.etsy.com
http://thebuttonshop.etsy.com

*Fabric/Sewing Notions
http://beesquarefabrics.etsy.com
http://tliss.etsy.com
http://EllaHound.etsy.com
http://FabricSamples.etsy.com
http://FabricsbytheSea.etsy.com
http://woolenmore.etsy.com
http://LivinOnTheFringe.etsy.com
http://lcscottage.etsy.com
http://ILoveYoYo.etsy.com
http://NAKPUNAR.etsy.com
http://GreenDepot.etsy.com
http://theheydayshop.etsy.com
http://northernwarmthings.etsy.com
http://spiceberrycottage.etsy.com
http://BitsButtonsBows.etsy.com
http://PrairieStash.etsy.com
http://sugarpinkboutique.etsy.com
http://SewIntoYou.etsy.com
http://FabricFarmersMarket.etsy.com

*Jewelry/Beads/Findings
http://CarDonCreativeDesign.etsy.com
http://GerrysJewelBox.etsy.com
http://artisticjewels.etsy.com
http://Beads4You.etsy.com
http://Plurfection.etsy.com
http://Kiwii.etsy.com
http://ViragoCreations.etsy.com
http://mountainshadowdesign.etsy.com
http://mermaidstones.etsy.com
http://thedestash.etsy.com
http://windspirit.etsy.com
http://leslietsy.etsy.com
http://matursuksema.etsy.com
http://BusyBeading.etsy.com
http://MrsMagooty.etsy.com
http://originalfindings.etsy.com
http://alycnwonderland.etsy.com
http://TheBeadEasy.etsy.com
http://chinesegemstone.etsy.com
http://123Beads.etsy.com
http://ZoeAndBruno.etsy.com
http://cindyd34688.etsy.com

*Jewelry/Handmade
http://MailleEtc.etsy.com
http://NKPbeads.etsy.com
http://DuetSupplies.etsy.com
http://fourtailslampwork.etsy.com
http://RunsWithScissors4.etsy.com
http://RockisSupplies.etsy.com
http://diba.etsy.com
http://riversidesupplies.etsy.com
http://marlasmud.etsy.com

*Jewelry/Vintage Beads
http://gypsywoman.etsy.com
http://mksupplies.etsy.com
http://ForetTwo.etsy.com
http://dibabeads.etsy.com
http://beadbrats.etsy.com
http://snapcrafty.etsy.com
http://beadtopiavintage.etsy.com
http://beadstoyourheart.etsy.com

*Mixed Media
http://JazziesJunque.etsy.com
http://theartistscloset.etsy.com
http://pinkee.etsy.com
http://SupplyRiot.etsy.com
http://schOOLLOcker.etsy.com
http://circleinthesand.etsy.com
http://flyingcircus.etsy.com
http://MLouIsPink.etsy.com
http://crostinivs.etsy.com
http://HappyMarriedArtists.etsy.com
http://InspirationCottage.etsy.com
http://lllangel.etsy.com
http://AlteredArtSupplies.etsy.com
http://popalicioustoo.etsy.com
http://Kiie.etsy.com
http://DribsNDrabs.etsy.com
http://piratesdreamofpearls.etsy.com
http://BlackbirdsCloset.etsy.com
http://INeedThat.etsy.com
http://FelicitysTreasure.etsy.com
http://32NorthSupplies.etsy.com
http://SuppliesforU.etsy.com
http://CarDonsBitsandPieces.etsy.com
http://KalliopiPaper.etsy.com
http://TheSupplyStation.etsy.com

*Mosaic
http://judysnow.etsy.com
http://CMKSculptures2.etsy.com
http://cocomo.etsy.com
http://ArtfulMosaicSupplies.etsy.com
http://mosaictiledesigns.etsy.com
http://artsyhandpaints.etsy.com
http://doodlesmosaictiles.etsy.com
http://glassshack.etsy.com

*Paper/Scrapbooking
http://theseasonalcottage.etsy.com
http://krazykatedesigns.etsy.com
http://Artdoodads.etsy.com
http://daintyprettycrafts.etsy.com
http://wotdoin.etsy.com
http://DuctTapeAndDenim.etsy.com
http://MadeofStars.etsy.com
http://JennifersCozyCottage.etsy.com
http://shesbattydesigns.etsy.com
http://lovelysupplies.etsy.com
http://misosoup.etsy.com
http://craftytools.etsy.com

*Patterns
http://gremlygirl.etsy.com
http://PatternsAndSuch.etsy.com
http://sandritocat.etsy.com
http://DotisSpot.etsy.com

*Specialty
http://ThePaperSource.etsy.com
http://thebeadingtree.etsy.com
http://westcoastseaglass.etsy.com
http://oohvintage.etsy.com
http://6060.etsy.com
http://EviesToolEmporium.etsy.com
http://textmessages.etsy.com
http://FloweredSkybeads.etsy.com

*Vintage Supplies
http://Lostbutnowfound.etsy.com
http://tripletrouble.etsy.com

*Yarn/Fiber
http://BPyarns.etsy.com
http://ButtonsBanglesandWee.etsy.com
http://yarn2spin.etsy.com
http://iherdalpacas.etsy.com
http://addtwist.etsy.com
http://myredbarnstudio.etsy.com
http://abuelitayarns.etsy.com
http://extremespinning.etsy.com