Creativ Festival



Thanks to everyone (and there were lots of you), who helped get the booth ready for Creativ Festival.  It was exhausting but lots of fun, and no one lost a toe or their temper - that's what I call success. I'd also like to thank Sherri of Thread Riding Hood.  Her patterns and kits were a hit and it was fun putting everything together with her.

Thanks as well to all the excellent folks who stopped by to look, chat, shop, and share their creative inspiration.  It was really fun getting to meet everyone and hearing about their projects.  I loved seeing what people like and respond too. It was a nice break from my home workshop.

I will see you next spring at Creativ Festival - and hopefully before that at a few other shows around town.



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Very Shannon Reversible Box Tote Kit

Shannon from Very Shannon has curated a great kit to make her wonderful and free tutorial for the reversible box tote.  It's a great pattern, easy to follow and quickly results in a bag that could be a nice hostess gift, book bag, shoe bag or carry all. 
She's chosen a great mix of Cotton + Steel fabrics - see how fun and easy it is to turn these beautiful prints into something useful.  The kit includes all of the fabric and interfacing you need to make this bag.

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The right pattern with the right fabric

Sherri of Thread Riding Hood made a perfect travelling day dress out of the striking African Palm Indigo fabric and the April Rhodes Staple Dress pattern. She chose for colour, drape and density of pattern and it all came together beautifully.  

Sherri made the pattern her own by modifying the pattern to create a new hemline that adds to the easy going elegance of her look. If you're not confident revising patterns (I am definitely not!), check out her blog for a clear and easy to follow tutorial and creating this shirt tale effect.  It takes the dress in another direction.

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Fresh Lemons Patterns and Kits

Introducing three new quilt patterns and two coordinated quilt kits curated by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons.  
When Faith announced that she was creating paper patterns for some of her original quilt designs I thought this was an excellent opportunity to have her curate a kit.  I think Faith is a master at bringing together pattern and colour and I know by reading the comments on her blog that I am in good company.  She knows when to use prints, how to use scale, and when to be a little bold.  She uses whites and neutrals in a way that make the colours work better without being overwhelming. I was a little nervous asking her if she would do it and, nice sewist that she is, she immediately said sure!  Here they are, and check out the paper patterns available on their own here.

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International Quilt all about it

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More beautiful work inspired by Tula Pink

Amanda sent me this beautiful picture of the bonnets she creates for little ones.  Tula Pink's Fox Field with a little Notting Hill lining from Joel Dewberry.  You can buy Amanda's fantastic baby hats here.  

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Squirrel and Tula Inspiration

Michelle just sent me these fantastic photos of her latest Tula Pink bag.  She has made several.

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