Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Sewing Room Remodel- Done!

January 22, 2011
Besides a few things I still want to put on the walls and things, the room is done! I painted, replaced the large computer desk for a small antique vanity table, recovered the vanity table, covered the light switches and trimmed my corkboard with modge podge, move my fabric into the open where it could inspire me, reorganized the notions, fabric, under table items, etc.

It is amazing how much stuff had worked its way into my room over the last year or so.

Here are some before/after pics:

I still want to upcycle an old chalkboard for wall art over the fabric in the corner, replace the rug on the stairs and recover my ironing board.


Fabric Lovers will understand…..

May 23, 2010

Only Fabric lovers could understand how I can describe the opening of a large box of fabric filled with bolts can be AMAZINGLY delicious!!  Its like  a painter opening a new box of paints, a jewelry maker getting a fresh shipment of beads, or a knitter/crocheter buying new bags full of yarn.   Yummmmmmy!!  Yummmmmy!!  Yummmmmy!! 

Just wanted to share my high with all you fabric enthusiasts!!  Now to open, prewash and start using them all!!  LOVE LOVE

Ginger Blossom Quilt For a Friend

September 10, 2008
I finished a quilt today a good friend of mine had me make with the fabric she purchased. Just wanted to share.

It ended up being square which I wasnt planning on.. but it is huge, lol. And the back I couldnt do with one fabric or patch in 4 squares like we talked so it is a mismash of 3 prints. Seems to be a trend in quilting to piece the back like that..

I also pieced and made the binding for it

Few other things I have been working on and my new fabric cabinet:

10% off Fabric, Patterns, Notions…

July 23, 2008

I am slowly adding fabric, patterns and notions to my Apple Tree Store.  I just put up some of Heather Baileys Pop Garden and some of Heather Ross’ discontinued Lightning Bugs line.  Also some Amy Butler patterns listed and Purse hardware is coming soon among other things! 

Use Coupon Code: 10off at checkout to get 10% off ANY order!

Heather Bailey “Freshcut” Baby Crib Quilt!

February 7, 2008
Yay I finished the quilt!!! Can I say that I just about cried when I had to put it in the wash. It was so flat, ironed and pretty, lol.

I ended up just straight stitching in the ditch of the strips. And the binding is self made bias tape with my new 2″ (1″ when folded) bias tape maker, WHICH I LOVE!! LOL

It is 32″ x 48″ finished!  Made from the lovely Heather Bailey’s Freschut Fabric Line!  Just gorgeous!

Here it is on a bench and on her crib in her newly painted sage/mossy green room!!

The back

 I am so proud.. and it makes this whole pregnancy so real!!  I just prewashed the rest of the fabric and hope to get the bumper pad and dust ruffle done in the next week!!

More sewn items for trade & baby girl!!

January 29, 2008
Here are a few of the last things in my pile of “to be sewn for the baby”. They are size 62 (3months) and are for the baby

Here is another Ottobre 4/05 modified playdress for a trade. Size 92. Bound the neckline instead of ribbing this time. Has these neat pleats in the front and back bodice.

Ottobre 1/05 I believe #22, omitted the zipper and opened the neckline so I didnt have to do the zipper Kumquat Helicopters in front, gray Cotton Lycra on back and sleeves.. and blaze orange on the shoulder insets. Also for a trade, size 122cm.

Thanks for looking! 😀

Giveaway time again!!! *Just comment with your fave tutorial link*

January 25, 2008

I just love to give things away!! I have an envelope with some  fabric scraps, FOE, bias tape, zippers, etc.. Just some miscellaneous things that are getting NO love here!!!   Love to send it on to someone that could use it!!

 All you need to do is comment on this post with your favorite tutorial LINK and I will draw a winner on MONDAY!   **AND** make sure you check back here to see if you have won!!  The last fabric giveaway is still sitting here as I cant get ahold of the winner!! ACK!

 Cant wait to see the links as I just LOVE browsing through free tutorials!! 😀

Oh and just so this post isnt picture free (hate that, hehe), here is my 29 week belly picture from this week!!

More baby sewing/outfits!!

January 14, 2008
So I got my NCBE (New conceptions Baby Essentials) pattern from Sewzannes last week and I made a few tops and pants! So cute/fun/easy!

These are PREEMIE shirts/pants. Just pretend that the crossovers are the same on all these, lol.

And then these Newborn 0-3 month shirts!  I made them to match yoga pants I already showed made from an Otto romper I cropped the top off of

Free Fabric Giveaway WINNER is Crystal

January 11, 2008

The winner of our FREE Fabric Giveaway is #7 Crystal who said she would do this with the fabric:


If I won…
the first fabric would become an outfit or onesie for my 8month nephew
the second fabric I can see as a book/binder cover for when I go back to school
and the third I would make into a purse or tote (this one is definetely my favorite)

Thanks EVERYONE who entered!!! I hope to do this again REALLY SOON! 😀

Crystal~~ Please email me at sthomp at with your address!! THANKS!

“What would you do with…” Free Fabric GIVEAWAY!!

January 9, 2008

Feeling randomly generous today.. and thought this would be fun!  *and maybe something I would do every once in a while for my readers*

I am giving away this fabric!!  There are 18″ (1/2 yard) of each of these 3 woven prints plus the picot edge 3/8″ elastic that is tied around it.   Just comment here on my blog by FRIDAY, January 11th at NOON with “what you would do with”.. this FABRIC!!  I will have random # generator pick a number and i will go DOWN the list of comments and if you coordinate to that number, you win!! I will post the winner Friday afternoon/evening, children willing.

 ONLY CATCH: I would love to see pics  of what you make with this FREE Fabric!!!

*Oh and these fabrics are not necessarily coordinating, they arent from the same collection, designer or even manufacturer!!  I just put them together!  The diamonds & stripes are UNwashed straight off the bolt and the red/yellow dots are prewashed. *

Feel free to link other Fabric lovers/Crafters here to enter!!