Monday, December 27, 2010

La Petite Ecole Giveaway

Our newest fabric line from Moda, La Petite Ecole, has arrived! Our latest collection is inspired by the small prints, polka dots and stripes used by the school children in France to cover cahiers - their small notebooks. I love the faded reds, grays and blues in this line - the colors are perfect for a little boy or girls room.
If you need/want/must have more fabric to add to your stash collection -- leave us a comment about your New Year craft resolution and we'll choose a couple of lucky winners to receive a handful of Petite Ecole prints.
 There's also a great block of the month designed by Anne Sutton that uses La Petite Ecole - just in case you can't get enough of this collection!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Joyeux Noel

May your holiday be merry and bright - and filled with lots of old red dresses!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Art of Craft

Excited to announce our three days of craft workshops featuring Shea Fragosa and Debbie Murray, Tracie Lyn and Marilyn Huskamp, Anna Corba, Charlotte Lyons and Molly Meng. Each workshop has been created for our Art of Craft weekend - which coincides with the CHA show in January. Come for the craft and stay for the day! More details and information here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Inspiration

Hope your holiday season has been peaceful and calm. We're open today for inspiration, cider and cheer - hope to see you.

All photos are beauties from my favorite source of inspiration

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Drunkard's Path

Molly and I hit the Alameda Flea Market this past weekend - in the rain - and I discovered this old quilt being used as a packing blanket in a vendor's booth. I was a bit worried about the condition and if it would hold up, but when the dealer offered it to me for $10 I thought - I'll take my chances. The Drunkard's Path quilt pattern is said to have played a significant role in the Underground Railroad. The quilts were hung on a clothesline or over a porch railing to convey hidden messages. Legend has it that the Drunkard's Path told slaves to "zigzag a path" to make tracking more difficult. There's also evidence that the pattern actually originated in the late 1920s. I am working on improving my knowledge of early American quilts so I can incorporate our Moda fabric line into these designs - early 19th century French florals and stripes meets early Americana.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It's the Odile

More photos from the hat factory in Septfond...but these were the pieces that were too dear to Guy's heart - he couldn't part with the old stamps - each used to stamp the name of a particular hat. I think Rebecca might have convinced Guy to sell the number stamps - used for marking the size of the hat. The sizes weren't as important to him - but the names - ah yes, the names.

"What are you wearing?"
"It's the Odile"
"I love it!"