Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We are so loving the new Curious Nature collection by Parson Gray for Free Spirit Fabrics!

Curious Nature was designed by David Butler, husband of well-known textile designer Amy Butler.  Now, don't think that David is piggy backing on his wife's success as he is a well-respected graphic designer, musician and artist himself.  We tip our hats to David as the textile designer!  Well done!

The collection is full of geometrics and little details and muted colors.  It can be worn by men, women and children alike!  It is refreshing to see this change in the fabric world, especially if you are not a wearer of brights or are sewing for the guys.

It is so hard to choose favorites but I have to lean towards the Ocean colorway.  No surprise for most of you who know me ... I am such a blue girl!  This fat quarter pack is my fav.

Check out the Parson Gray website for some great inspiration images.  Love how he did the layered skirt.  I might just have to make one of those!!

We have the full collection of flat (or quilting weight) cottons and most of the Home Dec weight fabrics, too.  Stop in the store soon and grab some for your stash!



Monday, February 6, 2012

New Fabric Collections!!

The holidays have come and gone and I am finally writing a post!!  Apologies all around!

We have been receiving so many new scrumptious fabric collections that I wanted to devote a post just to these lines.  Most are here and we have full yardage and fat quarter bundles for most.  Don't shop online when you can save the postage AND see them and feel them up close and personal!!

First up ... the debut collection from Lotta Jansdotter with Windham fabrics.  We love the gorgeous colors and graphic designs and Scandinavian simplicity to this line.  We have the majority of the collection in house right now!

We have also started carrying Blend Fabrics from Anna Marie Horner.  This fabric company features new and fun designers giving them a wide range of colors and styles.  Here's a taste of three of the lines we are carrying ....

Feather 'N Stitch  ... you all know how I love those birds with the spindly legs and they don't get much cuter than this one!

Kitchy Kitchen ... a fun colorful line full of veggies and ric rac and other cool stuff!

Garden of Delights ... and a delight they are!  Soft muted colors define this selection with lots of wonderful surprises - hummingbirds and butterflies and squirrels and more, all in a soft, sophisticated style.

Another new company we have started to carry ... Dear Stella!  Named for the designer Stella McCartney, these lines are beautiful with something for everyone!  My personal favorite (being such a blue girl) ... a little bit vintage,  a little bit art deco, some small prints, a great blue striped shirting style ... all in lovely, classic blue tones.  The Heirloom collection ...

Are you looking for something bright and fun with lots of punchy color?  The Modern Whimsy from Robert Kaufman is for you!  Check out these geese ... love them!

I am loving this new collection from Alexander Henry - Barcelona.  The colors are so gorgeous!  And there is a little bit of every color in this one, trending towards the earth tones with little punches of aqua and pink and yellow thrown in.  LOVE IT!

Rashida Coleman Hale has turned out an awesome new collection with fun washi tape images and florals and geometrics and squiggles and all sorts of stuff in brights on ivory and gray.  Perfect!

Another from Timeless ... Geo.  Love the bold colors and deep gray!  The city scape would make a great fabric square piece of art by itself!  Perfect quilting for the Manhattan folks!

Last but not least, Ty Pennington has done it again!  Adding to his debut collection, Ty has come out with a new series with a spin on his debut.  The colors are in rich orange (the Pantone color of the year), deep blues and teals, purples, greens.  We have this line in both home dec and flat cottons so think pillows, bags, skirts, tunics ... you name it!

This is just a taste of the full collection ....

Keep your eye out on our Facebook page when we announce the arrival of David Butler's debut collection, Curious Nature from Parson Grey.  David is the husband of well known textile designer Amy Butler but his style is all his own!  We are so loving this new line!  It is a great collection for men and boys but all the sewing gals will love it for themselves, too.  Check out the line on the Parson Gray website here.

Oh, my, we are having so much fun in the fabric world!!

Paper Dolls, don't worry, we have not forgotten you!  With CHA happening last weekend, there are a gazillion new fantastic things coming up soon for you, too!  Keep your eye out for new paper collections and all sorts of embellishments and goodies for your paper crating madness!

For now,