11 January, 2012

Scrappy Do!

I always have an emotional dilemma when it comes to parting with anything left over from a project. Sure I save the scraps that are even remotely close to being "usable" for another project but the tiny pieces of fabric, batting and snips of thread - well, by the time my project is done, I am emotionally attached to the "ingredients" so it's hard to part with anything. I literally stop as my hand hovers over a garbage basket and my hand freezes shut, refusing to open and drop the itty bitty pieces. I believe this is the first stage of my separation anxiety. Send it to a landfill? NO WAY! So, I have a bottomless pit of "unusable" cotton ingredients for a recipe that I haven't come up with.
The other day I was lucky enough to meet Deb and Cheryl - two really nice (and so fun!) ladies from Columbia River Piecemakers Quilt Guild and they have solved my emotional dilemma! They stuff pillow cases with all their scraps, sew them closed and donate them to animal shelters to use for beds! Brilliant! I can now part with my leftovers, keep them out of the landfill and ease my separation anxiety with the feeling that maybe I made a puppy dog's day a little bit warmer and more comfortable!
I probably won't be able to part with actual pillow cases but I do have fabrics that I can use to sew up some quick alternatives. Daughter Maddy is pretty excited about this idea because she wants to have a doggy rescue facility when she grows up. This will be a great ongoing project that we can do together! Thank you so much Deb and Cheryl!

29 September, 2011

Christmas isn't right around the corner.....................

Unless you make most or all of your holiday gifts! I've been doing just that for - well - ahem - longer than I will admit. It seems like you can never start holiday projects soon enough. I am attempting to "make room" in my "making room." So, I shuffle, move, reshuffle and remove. I don't mean "remove" - oh no! I mean "re-move" so I don't actually have to part with the stuff that I love the very most! Which is pretty much everything.

So, I gave up for today and started taking photos of some winter fabrics & flannels to put in my ebay store. Well, isn't this just the cutest thing ever???? And it's from Moda so it's soft, warm and wonderful! I am going to make myself a quilt - maybe a rag quilt - to snuggle up in while I sit and hand sew, needle felt and crochet my way through winter! I listed some in my ebay store but naturally, I hoarded the rest! It's called Christmas Kitsch and I think these are the only three fabrics I have left from this line.

23 August, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me - the talent you find on Etsy!

I constantly peruse Etsy - for inspiration, supplies, gifts, and never ending personal peace and happiness. Vitamin E = Vitamin Etsy - I take it at least three times a day! And this artist (MG Gallery) is amazing. Her colors make me very happy! How beautiful is this? Fabric, thread, imagination, and talent!
Please visit MG Gallery

25 June, 2011

Sugar Skulls, Paseo De Los Muertos and Jardin De Los Muertos in stock!

Calaveras (Large Sugar Skulls) with glitter on Black

Paseo De Los Muertos on Black (above)

Jardin De Los Muertos on Black (above)

Alexander Henry Calaveras (Sugar Skulls) is back in stock! I also added Paseo De Los Muertos and Jardin De Los Muertos to my etsy and ebay stores! Jardin De Los Muertos is new for 2011!
If I ever manage to get anything made from these fabrics, I will post some photos!

16 May, 2011

How cool is this?

While getting my daily dose of etsy ~ which is an important part of any balanced breakfast ~ I came across this tote bag. Made of selvages - woo hoo!!!

Selvages are just amazing to me to begin with - why? Who knows. Could be the designer/textile company names, the color dots and/or the fact that I'm beginning to think that selvages are indestructable! I have a small quilted wallhanging made from selvages cut from fabrics in my store.

As a fabric hoarder, recycler/upcycler and huge fan of anything unique and handmade, I had to contact the artist that made it and see if I could share it here! Thank you Sheri of Bungalow Quilts! Upon looking further into her shop, I found a bunny made of selvages, quilts, table runners, fabric paper dolls and more! Please visit her shop on etsy if you get a moment:

29 April, 2011

Spring Cleaning Clearance! Quilting fabric, thread, etc.!

I've been working my little fingers to the bone this week! Cutting, bagging and listing! I am having a Spring Cleaning Sale in my ebay store! I ship worldwide (Priority outside U.S.) so please check it out! Below wholesale prices on old stock! It has got to go! Stock up and help me get it gone! =)


04 April, 2011

More new fabric on the way!

It's like a national holiday for me whenever I get the shipping notifications! Wooty woot woot woot! I track the shipping 6 or 8 times a day until the morning of scheduled delivery - then I wait by the door, looking through the windows until my BFF of the day - Sam, the UPS driver - whom I refer to as "SAMta Claus" - shows up! Poor fella' probably dreads it. But he always has a smile on his face and is ever so helpful and kind. I'm pretty sure he thinks I am crazy. I'm not sure which fabrics are being shipped - sometimes they are out and sometimes they are on back order. Let's hope they are all in this shipment! I had to reorder a couple of these because they sold out! These are all from Michael Miller Fabrics and will be available in my etsy and ebay stores as soon as I can get them inventoried and listed! I just had to share my happiness!