Saturday, August 11, 2007
A Weekend Peeky-Boo!
Happy happy, joy joy! A little trip to one of my favorite quilting shops and to Barnes and Noble and I have more fabric and books to add to my stash!
One of the simple joys in my life is going to the fabric store. Like a kid in a toy shop, I just have to have something. So, after oogling over new Amy Butler, Moda and Free Spirit fabrics, I selected a few must haves, along with some ric-rac.
For those ladies who would like to sew but don't know the first thing about it, I recommend Amy Karol's new book: Bend-the-rules Sewing. There are great illustrations and instructions from equipment, techniques and patterns. Amy Butler's book: In Stitches is beautifully written and even comes with a little pocket full of patterns.
Whilst at the fabric store I met a lovely young lady, Beth, who was lingering in the Amy Butler section. We sparked up a conversation and talked about things we made and she shared with me that she designed children's clothing and had previously sold them on eBay. After exhanging our blog address (this sounds so futuristic and hi-tech) I came home and looked up her blog. Beth's work is pure and she captures the essence of the moment. Her sewing and creations are a-dor-able! This young woman has been blessed with amazing talent! Get another cup of tea or coffee and check out her sites (for some reason I cannot get this to hyper link...errrrr!!)