"Who do I see there, walking in these woods...."
Just call me the Big Bad Woof ladies and gentlemen!
Can I just tell you that I am thrilled that January is over?!! In retail, out of the entire 12 month calendar, January is the most difficult. People are exhausted, they've cleaned up their homes, their last guest has left, and it is time to recharge. Seriously...after New Years Day it's the "Ho-Hum-Whoop-Dee-Doo" January Virus. I heard "I don't need anymore fabric" waaaay too many times. "Well girl, then we need to find you a pattern!!" I just got blank stares as if I wasn't serious. "He's joking, right?" In Quilt World it seems like everybody-and-their-mom is looking to "de-stash." However, there are those that are looking for the newest and greatest...and to those folks (which are always our loyal readers), I say...I have just the collection for you!
But first....we need a song! WE ALWAYS NEED A SONG PEOPLE!
Who remembers "Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs?"
<Crickets> <Crickets> <Crickets>.....um, anyone? Somebody speak up!
Time for a Confession Session: Just like the Big Bad Woof, I am OBSESSED with Lil' Red! I know that sounds a bit creepy seeew to clarify we are talking about Moda's new fabric collection by Stacy Iest Hsu! Feast your eyes on this collection! I don't think we've ever seen a collection that is so darn adorable! Before you read any further...when new collections come out, it's a good idea to buy them asap. In six months, when a magazine finally puts out a project (and I guarantee you they will) you will be desperately hunting down the prints on the web and asking us if we can get more. It happens...Every. Single. Day.
O.K. Looking at this stack.....the print that is the fourth one from the top...excellent backing! You could easily quilt around those squares to give you a small quilted baby blanket without a ton of expense. Remember, a baby is going to throw up every now and then - (among other things)...just sayin'. Whatever you decide to do with it, it sure is cute!
Ugggh....I can't take the cuteness anymore!!!!
Normally when it comes to border prints, there's always one colorway we don't like...but with the three above, well...."I'll take one of each please. Thanks."
BTW...Lil' Red is perfect for small projects! For my niece's Valentine's Day party on Friday, the "Mothership" helped her make these adorable heart pockets for all of the little girls in her 4th grade class! They will then put a "Shopkin" in each one. Don't ask me what those are...Uncle Brian doesn't have a clue. But...how super sweet are these??? The pattern is available through those talented girls at Sweetwater.
But listen...you can't have cute Valentine's Heart Pockets and not have a mailbox to put them in! The "Mothership" made the aqua mailbox below just for Jenna to take to school. Gee...when I was in school everything was made with construction paper. Christine made the pink one for her own granddaughter! They are...precious. ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS. This is what you do with cute fabric...MAKE CUTE THINGS! I can't say enough about the ideas that come to my mom's head. She has tons of ideas! We just wish we had more time to orchestrate them!
Finally, before I leave today....let's talk about our upcoming REMODEL! I'm not going to go into details but people keep asking questions. Remember those summer road trips where the kids in the back seat keep asking, "Are we there yet?" Well...it's kind of like that. Patience grasshoppers. These things do not happen overnight. What I can tell you...is we are cleaning out lots so come in and shop some awesome sales on fabric and more! We've got a temporary date for the sheet rock to begin, but until all is finalized, I will keep it between the Mothership, Christine and I.
If you'd like to help us clean out, we've just added more fabric for $6.99yd (Reg. Price $10.99 to $11.99yd). Clear any of the bolts listed here and receive the yardage for $4.99yd! We've also got 5yd cuts for $34.95 (Reg. $59.95) and Sale Fat Quarters for $2.00 (Cotton) and $2.15 (Batik). If you are looking for just small cuts of some older collections, that's a great category to shop!
That's it for today kids! Let us know you read the blog on your next visit! A wonderful lady by the name of Denise Pelzer was here on Saturday and she said, "I do read all of your blogs." It's always nice to hear that people are reading! Thank you!!!
Stay Seeew-cial and don't be walkin' in spooky old woods alone. Mmmk?! ~ Brian