Sunday, January 2, 2011

Stashing Cuteness!

Oh the cuteness!

oh the Cuteness!

I don't generally stash "kid" prints, but this adorable hedgehog print by Michael Miller had me at first sight!  Ruth of Sew Love Fabrics made a lovely fabric stack of the Hedgehog collection paired with Michael Miller's "Big E" collection.  I love how these mix up together!  That "Erin" stripe would make a awesome binding!  Right now I'm thinking I could use these for Aria's bike bucket or to make a cover for her sewing machine (yes, she got one for Christmas!).  Hmm... we'll see what happens first!

I've also half-serious considered making a couch pillow out of this grouping, but I know Brandon would DIE if I put so much cuteness on our couch.  Cause those birdies are darn cute.  Now, do you all take such things into consideration or just go with the crazy-fabric-loving-madness of the moment? 

Oh, and that last fabric on the right is Marnie from the Poodle collection.  I've had my eye on it for awhile, but resisted buying it.  Now I need it for a baby rag quilt.  Really, there was NO other bright pink in my fabric stash.  How did that happen?

Weekends & Nicey Jane Fabrics

To prevent such frightening shortcomings, I added Lollies from Weekends (for more lilac) and Welcome Rode from Nicey Jane (for more stripes). 

Aaaah, that feels better. 

Actually, I've also noticed a lack of simple brown prints in my stash.  Which I need for....

so bright and happy.

a "brown and green" baby quilt that will also include the left 3 prints in this bright and happy range by designer Anne Kelle.  These cuts are from her Urban Zoologie and Remix collections.  I'm gonna have to keep my eye on ms. Kelle.  Don't you love the expressions on those little owls?!?!  Luckily, my friend loves them too.  But, you can imagine that I've gotta add a lot more brown and green prints to these in order to balance out their playful colors.  I'm working on my fabric stack...

Right now I feel so "stuck" sewing-wise.  I'm short on fabrics for both of the baby gift projects that are floating around in my mind.  I've got other project possibilities (bike buckets, Noodlehead clutches) on my mind, but I lack a few ingredients for each of those too. Harumph.  Obviously, there are a ZILLION things I could sew, but nothing feels just right, you know? 

Tonight I plan to finish that shower curtain.  I guess I'll hope for some inspiration for my "next" thing in the process.  I'll let you know!


  1. love your new additions! they are so pretty.

  2. Beautiful fabrics, Rachel! Can't wait to see what you come up with using them!

  3. I am LOVING those fabrics. And as for myself I take nothing into consideration. I am crazed fabric lover and I just go with the moment. I have a weakness for owls, I just love those fabrics!!!!! I think a sewing machine cover would be great. I have been meaning to make one for some time now. Can't wait to see what you create!!

  4. Dude, I think we're both on the same wavelength... WHAT TO SEW?!! When in doubt, surf Flickr. You're bound to find a spark. The fabrics... Yum. They're all adorable!

  5. I really like the hedgehog prints. I know hedgehogs are trendy but dang it I don't care. Plus I've had hedgie-love going on for about 10 years so really, the fabric world is just finally catching up with my coolness level. Ha ha ha.

    I know what you mean about not knowing what to sew. Stacks of fabric, hoops in progress, but nothing is really grabbing my attention. Oh well...I guess I should homeschool instead. :)

  6. Jenn, Girl, you make me laugh. Yes, I suppose I should homeschool as well....

  7. Thank God its not just me!!! I have the 'what-to-sew' bug every year after Christmas! And like you I've got numerous projects in mind, but I'm missing buttons for one, fabric for another, hot glue for another, thread for another...... I'm in a right grump today.

    PS Loving the owl fabric - I like the one who looks annoyed!

  8. So pretty! I have those adorable birdies and hedgehogs too...

    Happy 2011!

    Jennifer :)

  9. Hello Rachel! I love these fabrics and the colours! I wish I could have them on my sewing table now!
    Thank you for the Pillow Party! I'll join that!
    Best wishes from Crete! Teje


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