We are excited to be able to share fun photos of the projects we are working on, new ideas, and of course my adorable grandchildren. It is our plan to change these photos often, so check back from time to time and see what's new.
Our wonderful Autumn House blocks feature so many fun fabrics we thought you might find it helpful to post some color pictures to go along with your instructions. Here are blocks 1-8.
Here is a picture of our First Saturday 2008 country color-way.
And here is the purple version.
And of course, a close-up of the center applique block...
Here is a picture of 2008's Moda University, just in case a few of you still need to know color and block placement!
These little britches are one of the easiest (yet most creatively gratifying) projects we have come across. They don't take much yardage or time, but they sure do cause a stir when the little ones wear them out and about! The pattern used is "Britches & Bloomers" and you can find it in the Books and Patterns section of our online store.
The pattern is for sizes Newborn - 4T, and is adorable in piques, baby wale corduroy, etc, and is so much fun to embellish. It also includes a version for boys, with great back pockets (perfect for carrying little boys' treasures).
A girl can never have too many ruffles...
Our other favorite project is aprons! The hottest gift item this Fall is a simple homemade apron. We have so many patterns (and adorable fabrics for them!) that we couldn't show you pictures of them all, but here are samples of just a few. We have these patterns, and more, available in the Books and Patterns section of the Online Catalog.
This pattern is the full apron from the book Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates. Be sure to check out our Jumbo Ric Rac in the Trims section. It's just perfect for that extra little finishing touch.
This is one of the half aprons from the same book. Annette used the smaller Ric Rac for this one, and it's just perfect!
This cute half apron is from the pattern "Vintage Potluck" by Favorite Things. One of our favorite things about it is the way they added the scalloped edge at the bottom. Grab a few vintage prints, scrounge up a few trims (or shop for new ones!) and you're ready to go. We also love that this pattern includes instructions for matching tea towels, hot pads, and oven pads.
This bistro apron is from the Klassy Kitchen pattern by Vanilla House Designs. We love the bound pocket, and the fact that the pattern includes the apron as well as matching placemat, oven mitt, an organizer, and gift bag.
Here is a look at the matching placemat.
This is the Bloomin' Apron from The Paisley Pincushion. We love that this apron actually covers you up (not that any of us would spill on our lovely aprons)!
Here is a view of the back of the Bloomin' Apron.
This is the Busy Bias Apron by The Paisley Pincushion. We love that these aprons contain ALL the sizes you could possibly need from child's size 2 through adult size 20. The photo is of a child's size 3/4.
This is a close up of the back of the Busy Bias apron. The other thing we love about The Paisley Pincushion patterns is that they include one of their labels for you in the pattern!
What Cute Kids!
Left to Right: Nathan, Michael, Ariel, Sarah & Jake