Monday, April 5, 2010

Stacks Of Cuteness!

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Pssssst……come closer….

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….a little closer….


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.....I have a little secret to share…..


I LOVE seersucker fabric! Cool…crisp…cotton – perfect for summer! I found these ADORABLE fabrics at Joann’s Fabrics. As soon as I spotted the array of fresh summery colors across the room, my heart started racing and a choir of angels were singing over head. Does fabric do this to you? Well, I have to admit, certain colors and patterns just make me HAPPY! So, like a kid in the candy store, I wanted some of each. The line is called Tootie Fruitie - isn't that just too cute?P1010008

I feel some projects coming on! A little summer shirt, a tote bag and perhaps a pennant banner….


Hey, fire up Mr. Janome for me and load up my bobbins!

Tootles……

57 comments:

Pondside said...

Funny - but when I saw that pink and blue and rose and turquoise I thought "bunting'!....and then you wrote 'banners'. We're brilliant!
Have fun.....and let's see the photos when you've finished.

Kathleen Grace said...

I LOVE the colors and patterns on these Becky! I have seen them and wanted them but I really need to use some of my stash before I can justify buying more, *sigh*. I can't wait to see what cute stuff you make though!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Did you say Joann's? I must find one! I have felt the same way about the Spring fabrics! They make you want to SEW! Enjoy your day! It looks like a happy one so far! ♥

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, those are all so bright and pretty!

Laura said...

I get those same angels singing when I go to rescue a new kittie, and I've found just the right one. (We must always have two, or my hubs isn't happy at all.) Sometimes, it happens at an antique store or a garage sale, and yes, sometimes at the fabric store. Love your fabrics. So bright and pretty!

Sandy said...

I just adore these colors and fabric too!!!!! A banner????? Please show us! :) I don't sew, but I would lvoe to have a craft project out of this somehow! :)

Hi I'm Carrie from said...

Oh I love seersucker too, Becky. Those prints are wonderful...and it is the perfect sewing day today here...cold and rainy! Hmmm...what will you make?

Joanne Kennedy said...

I am just starting to discover my addiction to fabric. I found a wonderful store by me that is an outlet and sells expesive fabric for only $1.00 a yard. I don't sew but figure I can make some darling tablecloths and napkins.

Your stack is beautiful!

Hugs,
Joanne

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, yes, I'm right with you on the yumminess of fabrics...now don't forget to show and tell all of the goodies you make with it. I remember when my kids were little, I loved seersucker for "bubble suits" as we used to call them. One piece, cute and cool for summer. Did you sew clothing for your boys when they were little?
Have a fun time with your cheery fabrics!
*Ü*
joni
PS: I saw the retro cowboy pillows in person, and are they ever CUTE!!!!!!!

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Becky,
I saw these fabrics the other day when I was picking up fabric to recover my mom's dining room chairs and my heart skipped a beat too. There is just something about seersucker, makes me want to sit down on my porch swing with some seersucker pillows and a glass of lemonade:)

Hugs,
LeAnn

Susan said...

You have found a treasure and it makes me want to run out and look also. Have a good, happy day.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Some of those cute tops you have been making would be so cute! Have a great day!

Diva Kreszl said...

oh please do share with us the wonderful creations you come up with from these lovely fabrics!!!

Jeanette said...

How on earth did you ever walk away from the aqua with the cherries?

Every time I go in that store I want to buy that fabric. No clue what I would ever use it for, but I love it!

I love seersucker too =0)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my those do shout out at you. Garden party anyone? Or maybe it will just be party wherever you go wearing those cheery fabrics.

Beautifully Veiled said...

Just found your blog the other day and I LOVE IT! I'm also a "sucker" for seersucker! Thanks for sharing!
Linda in GA

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom LOVES going to the fabric store! She could spend all day there getting so many wonderful ideas!
Yup, that's our house that I'm posing in front of in the last picture.

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Rochelle said...

Hi Becky! Those are definitely very cheerful prints....love em'!
Hope you are having a very lovely Easter Monday...
xoxo
Rochelle

Sandy said...

Oh, yes, Becky, these are just yummy colors and patterns! I should get on down to Joann's Fabric too and get some. I have a New Home (now called Janone) too. Mine is from the early 1980s and still runs like a dream. Now all I have to do is put down the crochet....

Hugs,
Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Sinta Renee said...

I love the banner idea... very cute. Seersucker is hard to find/what a score!

Snappy Di said...

VERY sweet fabrics and love the name too! Who could resist. I think I better stay out of that store for the time being.. LOL

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(can't wait to see what you make)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
I will be on my way to Joann's Fabric by the weekend!! Me too, I love seersucker I was just thinking about sewing a summer dress for my Granddaughter!The Tootie Fruitie line is so summery and happy!. Your tunic top with the bell sleeve was adorable truly!. I can't wait to see what you sew up.
I think a pennant banner would be so fun!. Maybe sometime you could show me how to make one.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely fabrics. They are so bright and cheery! What fun it will be to work with the seersucker. Summer time fancy ;-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Susie Q said...

Oooh! My mind is a whirl of what goodies your talented hands and creative mind can come up with!! You know I love your work!

I hope your Easter was blessed...I thought about you several times.

Love to you all,
Sue

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love these fabrics Becky! Wow, singing angels! xo YES, my heart does pitter patter when I see yummy fabric! Can't wait to see what you create with what you just bought! Love your newest daisy blouse! You are going to l@@k soooo groovy!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Thimbleanna said...

VERY cute Becky! As soon as I saw it, I thought of your peasant shirts -- I'm seeing lots more of them in your future!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those are some of the most beautiful seersucker fabrics I have ever seen. Just lovely!! My love to you sweet friend!

Blondie's Journal said...

The patterns and colors are yummy!! Can't wait to see what you make!!

xoxo
Janie

NanaNay said...

I love seersucker too. What beautiful fabrics. I wish we still had a JoAnn's Fabrics store in this area. I would love to make some little sundresses for my granddaughter out of some of those fabrics.

Lovely blog.

Brenda said...

Can't wait to see your projects!
Love the fabric-CUTE!

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Becky! I have always loved seersucker. It brings back memories of my childhood - long, long, ago! Tee Hee! I can't wait to see what you make. I may have to run down to the giant Super Joann's near here tonight!!!

Maron said...

I just popped by for my first visit to Sweet Cottage Dreams and fell in love as we have a lot of tastes in common...most especially the precious Scotties!! I adore the pix of your furkids and invite you to stop by the artful codger to visit my Scotties too. Your site is just delightful!
Maron

Shelia said...

Oh, love the doggy figurine! Great fabrics and what cha gonna do with it?
Be a sweetie,
sheila ;)

becky up the hill said...

This blog is beautiful and my heart flutter with love.

addie373 said...

Oh! Becky,
How I wish that I could sew like you do. The fabric is just adorable. I especially love the one with the ice cream cones. I may have to run out to Joann's myself. And I'm thinking maybe... just maybe I can try my hand at a couple of simple little sun dress's for my grand-daughter's. Ahhh! : ) I'll just have to I've got them pictured in my head now.
I can't wait to see what you whip up, I know whatever it is it will be gorgeous.
Blessings
Sheila

sewingseeds4U said...

I saw them, too. They are just delicious. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Kathy Sue said...

Wow,,,,,,, you did good women.. I love them all. I might just have to go there and get me some. I don`t sew but I can look at it.ha. Great pictures. Love to you,Kathy Sue ( I do have a machine,maybe I should try to use it)

Mimi Sue said...

I love seersucker too! Such a wonderful fabric for summer. Love the ones you picked out. Beautiful colors and patterns. Mimi

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I would have been right there with you at the fabric counter! I also love seersucker - and flannel - I know, weird combination, but they both o something for me!

I thouht of you the other day when I listed 2 precious vintage Scottie dog hankies on my Etsy site!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43772140

Becky

PamKittyMorning said...

Oohhh I love seersucker as well. I will have to hop on over to Joanns since you inspired me to make some summery things!

ScrapsofMe said...

That pile of pretty precious posies is singing ...summer weight quilt to me! Large squares maybe tied instead of quilted over a thin cotton batting. With a couple of pretty matching pillow shams and a ruffled bed skirt. Crisp white sheets...and an open window. Ahhhhhhhh.

Pam (filling in for Bonnie today)

the wild raspberry said...

love those bright springy colors!

Liz said...

SO cute! Can't wait to see what you make. By the way I bought pattern for a peasant top this weekend! :)

~Liz

Elsie said...

Becky seersucker means summertime,
and yes my heart races when I find
fabrics like that too. It is a toss
up when it come to good junk and
fabrics.LOL.:O)

regina barnett said...

I just love those fabics you pick out there..Yes I do the same thing..When I run into something I so love and what I love the most is when its on sell for so cheap..I love the almost giving it away prices.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

YUM! I totally agree....Happy Little Fabrics. I'm sure you'll make something over the top delish with them. Can't wait to see.

Hugs,
Spencer

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Nothing says Southern like seersucker!! Love it!!! And those colors are so yummy! I can't wait to see what you make with your beautiful fabrics. Love & blessings from NC!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Load the what Becky?

ROTFLMAO.......haahahahaaaa!!
Love ya!
NEBBY & G-dog ( your new God-Dog ;o)

Mickie said...

Such eye candy! Wow! those are stacks of cuteness, you are going to have fun! :D

Paula said...

me likes your fabric stash :-) I heard the angels singing as well. LOL!!!

Valentina said...

That particular Choir of Angels has a permanent engagement around here! I am certainly familiar with that elation that gorgeous fabric brings...
:)

I was very touched to see the beautiful heart you made for Jack and Tabatha over at Kim's. And I had to come over and say 'Thank you' and 'Nice to meet you'!
Valentina in Cyprus

Adrienne said...

I saw some of those at Joanne's and I thought my heart would stop! I think I need to go back and get some for summer shirts and tops, too. Hope you will show us what you make.
~Adrienne~

She'sSewPretty said...

This is just funny Becky! I went to Hancocks and bought seersucker. Blue with white daisies, green print for the DIL. I think I have some money left on my Joanns card. I'll have to go find some of that tuttie fruitie. Can fabric be delicious?!!

Esther Sunday said...

I am madly in love with those fabrics. Just had to say that.

Rhondi said...

What fun you are going to have sewing with those fabulous colors!!

LoneStarLibrarian said...

Seersucker - a lifetime fav, plus - it usually doesn't require ironing! always feels cooling too, the puckery fabric seems more breezy somehow. Love your blog which I just subscribed to on bloglines.

Lallee said...

Becky, I almost jumped through the screen when I saw these fabrics! Seersucker takes me immediately back to my childhood. Why does seersucker always feel cooler than just flat cotton? I never have figured that out. The bright colors of these fabrics make me want to go buy a truck load, but I have no idea what I would do with them. Never mind the fabric I bought for my birthday last year that still sits folded and un-sewn. I am so in trouble if I go near Joanns while these are available. I will try to enjoy them vicariously through you.

I have been living outdoors every chance I get. Springtime is SO short in Florida. How I wish I could tie it down to linger for a while.

Tons of hugs and love sent your way!
Lallee