Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Recent Acqusitions... first post! We're still working out some kinks with the design and template html, but for the most part I'm 'up and running.'

We made a trip to Mill Outlet Village recently. If you have never been to this delightful store, let me tell you that it is a veritable treasure-house of everything and anything sewing and crafting. They sell the going-out-of-stocks and leftovers from other fabric and crafting stores. Their prices can't be beat either. I could easily spend an afternoon browsing the fabrics alone.

While Mommy was choosing fabric to re-upholster several of our chairs, I went in search of some fabric for several new sewing ideas I have. And I simply couldn't resist their great price of $3.50/yd. for muslin and quilters cottons.

I pounced upon these bright and juicy hawaiian-batik styled prints. Remembering a simple but very customizable tote bag pattern we had purchased years ago, I thought these would make the cutest tote bags for my etsy shop.

They had several stacks of bolts of these fabrics. It made it so hard to choose just six!

These country prints caught my eye immediately as the cutest prints for a little girl's ruffled country apron.

I had this pattern in mind - perhaps one of the rightmost two with ruffled straps and hem and heart pockets? I love the versatility of a simple apron pattern!

These two prints were so sweet and I had to snatch them up, although I don't currently have anything to match them.

And, something I have been wanting to sew for a long time - darling little girl's dresses. I don't have a little sister and don't know anyone with little girls who needs dresses, so I haven't made any before now. But now, my etsy shop gives me an excuse to sew all those frilly, ruffly, girly things!

And my progress in turning these fabrics into goods? None currently.
I just finished a whirlwind round of sewing bridesmaid dresses for a delightful wedding at our church (which I will post in more detail about later) that took place on Saturday. And in the process of sewing said bridesmaid dresses, in the flurry of the last couple days of preparation before the wedding, I sewed my finger.
So, on Sunday evening, after a full weekend of being out of the house, I put the cover on the machine (which, by the way, has not been on in months) and made a resolution not to sew for a week. I have four more days to go, but I am less and less confident I'll be able to make it through the week without a little quality time with the sewing machine. After all, I've been on it nearly every day these past few weeks...
And in the meantime? Catching up on belated schoolwork, emailing, housework, and blogging, preparing some of my other sewing projects these past few months for photography and posting, and, of course, starting this blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Miss Antoinette K. said...

Such lovely fabrics Ella! i cannot wait to see what you create with them!

Your brother did a great job on your blog template!


Miss Antoinette

PS. I am working on your Etsy banner and it looks good so far! Hope to send it to you soon and hope it is what you are looking for!

FullquivOrr said...


I love your new blog - everything looks lovely right now (I'd never guess you were working through some 'kinks').

What beautiful fabrics you found! I can't wait to see the finished products...

Many blessings for your blogging, crafting, and sewing!