Monday, June 20, 2011
Now you can page through the Spring 2011 Westminster Lifestyle Fabric's catalog online. Simply click here to view our full-color 240 page book full of beautiful Rowan and FreeSpirit fabrics. Once you're done feasting your eyes on the likes of Amy Butler's Organic Soul, Tula Pink's Prince Charming and Heather Bailey's Garden District, check out the Designer's own brochures as well as project ideas. There's so much to see, you can spend hours flipping through, dreaming and becoming inspired!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here is a fun summer hat you can make using Valori Wells' 100% Cotton Linen Jenaveve. It's featured in the current issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, on sale now. Compliment the hat with a linen sundress or walking shorts. Other great ideas can be found in Val and Jean Wells' book Jenaveve.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
A surface designer and fine artist, Mark Cesarik started designing fabrics to satisfy his wife Cara's desire for "just the right fabric." Together, they started Sew Bettie, a collection of kitchy designs printed by Spoonflower. Plenty of great exposure later, such as mentions in the New York Times and the popular site Design Sponge, FreeSpirit enlisted Mark to join its ranks with his first colleciton Calypso Swing, delivered January 2011.
Mark and Cara recently attended their first Quilt Market. Cara, a true "sewist" and a up and coming resident at a hospital in New York City, made samples for their booth. Being resourceful, and a very "with it" couple, they enlisted Etsy.com sewers to get creative with Calypso Swing. The results were specatcular including this incredible dress made from MC08 Gray.
Even more specatular was the great center piece on Mark's table, designed and sewn by Cara. This floral arrangment, made entirely from Mark's fabric would be a great centerpiece at a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or just gracing your dining room table. Make the Calypso Swing centerpiece by clicking here.
While you are there, click around. You'll be surprised at what you can find.
Watch for Mark's next collection Morning Tides due out in August.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
If you haven't already taken a look at Pernilla's Journey by Tina Givens, here's your chance. This collection is inspired by one of Tina's favorite childhood books about a young girl who lived in a Parrot Jungle. Through Pernilla's journey she encounters exotic animals, brilliant gardens and fountain pools. This whimsical collection emulate's Tina's light and hopeful style with elephant's lightly parading across the width of the fabric and seahorses dancing in the middle of medalions. Pernilla's Journey is available in 100% cotton and a linen cotton in three colorways; licorice cloud, cotton candy and sweet treats. It is easy to see Tina's imaginative, artistic memories of Pernilla's journey.