{ Fabric for life.. so she says!}

mardi 22 juillet 2014

 You know the feeling, when you have ordered fabric, and you know it is coming in the post any day...
Now this is how I felt and even more as I was waiting for the most beautiful fabrics to come, some I have pre-ordered for what felt like ages!
This package from Hawthorne Threads arrived this morning: and oh my.........

Je viens de recevoir des tissus que j'attendais depuis longtemps , des beautés je vous dis. A vrai dire, ce sont pour moi les plus beaux tissus de ma collection! 
Mesdames, roulement de tambours pour les tissus Cotton&Steel!

Cotton&Steel is in da house , you people!! and it ROCKS!!!!!!! I also got the most beautiful bundle of solids... my cup runneth over!


dimanche 20 juillet 2014

Sundays are good: my husband is home, I can get some sewing done in the morning while he plays football with te kids.
Summer is now truly upon us: lots of play time, less Me time i.e. less sewing time. 
But in the evenings I manage to sew this pillow cover, my firts ever pillow cover.
Earlier this week , my dear friend Patty Sloniger, posted a photo of a quilt as you go block she was sewing, inspired by this tutorial. I was hooked! 

 I pulled out of my stash all the scraps from her collections that I had from a previous project and from a great envelop she sent me earlier this year. 
And I just had fun.

{ Being a mom is tough }

mercredi 16 juillet 2014

I am linking today to Proverbs 31ministries  .
I recently joined a Bible study group : It is something I never did before but the title caught my eye, and my heart.
We are working on Lysa Terkeust latest book : "I am messing up my kids?".
Great title , right?? And a question I ask myself about 100 times a month:!
SO yes, I thought, this Bible study is for me!!


lundi 14 juillet 2014

 If you follow me on Facebook, you might be aware that I am back into a quilting mood right now:!! I can't get enough.
There is something so relaxing and so rewarding in the whole quilting process... and unlike sewing garments, you don't have to worry about sizing and fit!!

SO! I finished my Bizzy Kid quilt! yay for me!  The pattern was made by Cluck Cluck sew and it is really great! Love it when it all goes smoothly!

{ A sparrow Lucie dress}

mercredi 9 juillet 2014

I may have found THE summer dress pattern of my dreams!!
Perfect for really hot days, cute and pretty: please welcome the Lucie dress pattern by République du chiffon. It is an oversized summer dress wiht high waist and gathered skirt.

Et voilà! moi aussi j'ai succombé à la fièvre: République du chiffon! 
Me voici donc avec ma version de la robe Lucie: une magnifique robe d'été, oversize, tellement confortable et très saillante!

{ Take one dress, a guest post : a Liquorice Party Dress }

lundi 7 juillet 2014

Today I am invited over Victoria's blog to be part of her 3tkae one dress" series and I am so so honored!
The very talented Heidi was the previous sewer invited and left this gorgeous dress for me as a source of inspiration: read Heidi's post.

Aujourd'hui je suis l'heureuse invitée de la série "prenez une robe" sur le blog de Voctoira "As it Seams" . Le principe est de se passer l'inspiration, d'une couturière à l'autre et de s'amuser à créer des robes... 
Voici ce que la talentueuse Heidi a laissé pour moi, il y a un mois, lors du dernier post:  

{ Quick & easy = happy! // shorts for my boy }

vendredi 4 juillet 2014

A well made pattern, a quick project, some of the softest and coolest fabric, that's all it takes to make a Mama and his boy HAPPY!

Summer break will be her on FRIDAY (squeal!!) and all I want right now is quick and rewarding projects to start our holidays!

Un patron tout simple, un tissu ultra doux, absolument parfait pour mon boy..
C'est le début de l'été et sa douce nonchalance...

 I was inspired by my sweet friend Annika and her "KID Shorts" series to sew shorts for my boy. 
I went ahead and bought the KID short pattern. 
I love that very easy pattern, and love the fact that all the explanations and various versions are all explained on the MADE blog.

Le patron est celui de KID shorts de MADE et le tissu vient de la collection en flanelle bio de Made by Rae.... tellement doux! argh!

 I used Made By Rae's Fanfare flannel... swoon!

I made my own bias from the white flannel of this collection.

I got myself yards from the whole collection this winter!! naughty I know!! 
but did you see the new colors that have been added??? arriving in august... oh I can't resist! 


These are the softest shorts ever!! 
And there will be many more pairs, with pockets for sure!:) 
 Oui, je sais, ce n'est qu'un short sans difficulté, rien de bien spécial.. mais ces photos me rendent heureuse et j'aime quand des expériences aussi simples que celles-ci me rendent heureuse.. comme un enfant.

I know: these are just the simplest shorts, nothing fancing, super simple sewing....
But these photos make me smile.... and I like to be happy over simple things.... like a child.
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