Here are some other fabric options for the Weekender Tote Sew Along. Since I'm obsessed with pink, I'm going with that combination for the first one. I love the style of the tote, so I'll probably make more, and these are some other combo's I've been playing with.
Citrusy! I love this green print from Nicey Jane. The entire combination makes me want to drink a tall, cool glass of lemonade! Mmm!
I'm still not 100% on this combination, but I think the blues are nice and really tone down the tangerine of the main print.
A big shout out to my friend Ken, who came by with his fabulous wife Amanda yesterday to cut down some drawer pulls for me. Without him, this transformation would not have been possible ;)
A further shout out to my best girl, Jill, who gave me the armoire in the first place. She was redecorating (she does that a lot, so if I were you I'd go hang out near her trash pile) and generously passed it along to me. In doing so, she made the childhood princess in me very happy...I always wanted one of these.
How cool are these knobs?! Just another painted set from Anthropologie you say? The thrifty girl in me will have nothing of their overpriced wares! I got all of these for just $2 each from a booth at the Brooklyn Flea Market! I take an annual NYC trip with my dad and I insisted we cross the bridge to check this place out, and boy am I glad I did.
These are my fabrics for the Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew Along. Let's just say I'm more than a bit smitten with Nicey Jane and Material Girl Shoppe was having a sale. I did my best to steer away from my standard pink picks, but I just couldn't resist. I have a couple more options that may turn into future bags, though, and I'll post those this week.
These are my friend Raygan's fabrics. She doesn't have a blog, so I'll be posting her updates. Double the fun on this sew along! She very cleverly opted to replace the standard straps for bamboo handles. I can't wait to see how this turns out! I'm already in love with it!
Ryan over at I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts is after my own heart for that very reason...a guy who quilts! You should pop over to say hi and check out his awesome blog. I did and I'm glad because he makes some really pretty stuff and has a lot to say. Make sure to enter his April giveaway month...we're just a few days away!
I've been fixated on this gorgeous quilt for weeks! It's what caused me to place that insanely large fabric order recently. I may or may not already be working on it, and it may also be on my Spring to Finish list for the Tallgrass Prairie Studio challenge. I got both the inspiration and pattern from Camille over at Thimble Blossoms. Thanks lady!
Leah over on Sew Spoiled designed this beyond amazing bag that was featured in Sew News and now she's hosting a sew along! I'm so excited to participate and get cracking on making this bag. Nothing like being accountable to deadlines to really get a girl to work! I have 2 weeks to choose my fabrics...decisions, decisions...
A big shout out to Jackie over at Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle for having such an awesome giveaway...and then picking my name as the winner! I won this uber chic custom stationery from Pretty Smitten. Elizabeth was a total doll throughout the design and selection process and got it out to me super fast, and even included a sweet note. It looks and feels even better in person. I love it too much to hoard it, so I've already sent out a couple of notes with some gifts I shipped to family.
Elated is the only emotion I can describe when I received this beautiful box of bountiful fabric. I admittedly went more than a little overboard, but Fresh Squeezed Fabrics was having a 20% off sale and I'm not the type of girl to walk away from a great bargain. A special congratulations to Randi for somehow packing all of this fabric so perfectly into this box! :)
The view from both sides of the stacks was a view to behold.
And the pic that stole my heart and inspired my refreshed and revamped blog header, who wouldn't love those stacks of fresh cut fabric?
Look at it. Look. At. It. Is there anything more gorgeous than this? A big fat stack of the new (and new to me) Nicey Jane collection from Heather Bailey. I've made two (soon to be posted) baby quilts from it and am head over heels. So I panicked and ordered a half-yard stack of the whole collection, plus a quilt backing and a couple of borders.
I also got a fat quarter stack of most of the Simply Sweet collection from Quilt Soup. I discovered it on a couple of other quilt blogs and it was love at first sight. I must say, though, it is quite the slippery sucker to track down! All of about 3 Etsy sellers carry it, so I'm still tracking down a few prints. I think it will definitely turn into a pinwheel quilt in the near future.
So let's just say this blog has taken a little nap, so to speak. Well it's time to wake up! I'm revamping a bit and turning it into a fabulous documentation of my passion...sewing! I also apply that passion to my custom sewing business, Elena's Custom Designs. I can't promise that I won't veer off course every once in a while; I mean, a girl needs some interior design and maybe some reality show trash sometimes.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay to enjoy!