Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Jr. Junior League

We got a surprise visit on Sunday. A member from our local Junior League frantically came into the store asking for my advice. She had planned a Jr. Junior League event at a local coffee shop. Apparently there were some miscommunication and she didn't have enough supplies for the girls. They were making blankets for the Ronald McDonald House in Galveston. After a little bit of digging, I found extra Rue St. Germain from last spring's Quilt Market. Here's a couple pictures of the girls with their finished pieces.
The girls were very excited to show off the blankets!

It was a very nice surprise on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

London Adventure

I've finally taken the time to go through my pictures from my trip in January. Who would have thought it would take almost two months to get everything organized? Well, I guess when pictures take a backseat to appliqué, sewing, family, friends, and the shop! But, for those of you patiently waiting, here is one of my favorite shops in London.

The shop has all natural textiles. There are some vintage pieces (I bought an antique Union Jack there), but most of what they sell are new, unique fabrics from all over the world.

I'm sure everyone here loves fabric stores as much as I do. It's always great to find one that carries linens, cottons, wools, and silks all in one place.

I was a kid in a candy store!

Wouldn't you just just die if your stash room was as big as this shop?

I love the clothes line in the window display! I can't wait to go back and buy the whole shop!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scarborough Fair is now Online!

Hi everybody! Things have been so busy around here. I just wanted to let everyone know that Scarborough Fair is now in our online shop!

I'll be adding some new patterns soon! I hope everyone loves the new line. I've seen the proofs for the next three lines and they are all beautiful! I can't wait for them to come out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ArtWalk and Studio Tour!

I can't believe the Artist Studio Tour is already here! I've been running around trying to get everything ready. Everyone that stops by for the tour will be able to see my design wall with all the different things I'm working on. Why as quilters do we have to be working on so many projects simultaneously? There's always half a quilt here, a few appliquéd blocks there, and lots of scraps and tiny swatches of fabric everywhere! Oh, so much is always going on.

Has 6 weeks gone by already? I wasn't even here for the last ArtWalk, poor Martin and Hannah had to take care of the store for me! So this will be the first ArtWalk of 2011 that I'm attending. It looks like it will be a beautiful night, so I hope there is a great turnout. See you there!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bone and Cloth

Pick up any interior design magazine and you'll find antlers, real or faux. It might seem like a silly trend for women who are married to hunters. Apartment Therapy did a post about it recently.

I installed lattice to frame the front windows and doorway. The antlers are hung in one of the windows. To soften the antlers, I framed one pair with an antique wooden frame. The other pair, I draped a vintage rosary I found in a Parisian flea market.
I really like the contrast of the deer head with the tissue paper flower lights and the little treasures in the locker basket.

These beautiful linen bags arrived from Paris this week. I have the medium size bag (the natural color bag on the bench) and love it. I use it for traveling and shopping flea/antique markets. I picked mine up a couple of years ago at Scarlet Jones in Melbourne, Australia. There are so many different things coming into the shop right now that I can't even keep them all straight. I promise to blog more so you can see it all!