Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tufted Tweets Projects

What a wonderful weekend I have had! I got to sew a few projects with Tufted Tweets which was just so much fun. I wanted to come up with a few functional and pretty projects I could share with you so you had some new ideas for things you might try to make once the fabric is available (May is just right around the corner!!)

Fabric Covered Containers
A super chic way to recycle some of those containers you have in your recycling bin! I used Tufted Tweets to beautify some old soup cans, a cereal container and an oatmeal container. These cuties can double as either organizers for the bits and bobs you have lying around in your office or craft space. I even tried adding a chalkboard label to a few so they can be neatly labeled. And for the containers that are made from cardboard you can slip a glass container in them and they make super cute flower vase sleeves!
Click here for the tutorial


Tufted Tweets Placemats
I am having a dinner party. Right away. Wanna come? I am in love with the way these turned out. My friend Curlin of Pippingtooth Studios was nice enough to loan me her studio and her patio for my photo shoot yesterday. And it took a great deal of effort not to call all our friends and throw together an impromptu party so we could feast at that gorgeous table!
Click here for the tutorial




And a quick update on when you will be able to get your hands on the fabric...The sales materials for Tufted Tweets are with the Robert Kaufman sales force which means they are showing it off to all the quilt stores. So I hope you'll start asking *your* local quilt stores to carry the line! Fabric should start shipping to stores in May. Yipeeee!! Here's a few more pictures to remind you what all the patterns and colors look like:




And finally...I promised you I would dork out eventually. Here's a quick snap of the selvedge. (Insert huge, goofy, ear-to-ear grin here!)

19 comments:

piecelove said...

I just want to say how much I LOVE your work. You are immensely, immensely talented, and I am SO EXCITED that Kaufman has picked you up because now I will be able to afford your fabric. Get ready- you're going to have some serious groupies.

megan said...

I love it! Can't wait - and I sure hope they'll be printing your donkey fabric soon too (hint hint Robert Kaufman!)

Amon Design Studio said...

Awesome! And yes for the dinner party. Such a cute table....and what's for dinner??? Green goddess salmon would go nicely with the place-mats.

Kimberly said...

That's not dorky, having an ear to ear grinning moment is what life's all about! Here's hoping you have many many more! Kimberly

Kate said...

Wow, its really real. Your name on selvedge!

Love the placemats!

RWL said...

ahhh! can't wait to get some of this!!! :)

Genevieve said...

I am so excited to get these fabrics. Can't even begin to tell you how much I love your designs. anxiously waiting on a package from you today, in fact.
thanks for designing for us, it's awesome.
Genevieve in Cali

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

OMG, I would go crazy if I saw my name on a selvedge like that!!!!! Austin is so proud of you!!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

By the way, someone's newsletter, I think Hawthorne Threads, was spelling your name wrong so I corrected them. They had it as "burn".

Natalie Jost // Olive Manna said...

Let's all be dorks together - selvage is your mark, you earned it!

Ashley said...

what fabulous projects! I love the idea of using the fabric covered container as a flower vase - so cute! You already know how thrilled I am for you -- the fabrics are gorgeous!

Contemporary Cloth Inc. said...

love the projects, can wait to have your fabric on my website. wishing you all the best. fabric designs are wonderful.

madebymonet said...

Congratulations, again, Laurie! You are so talented and you really deserve this.

Laurie said...

You guys are the world's best blog buddies. Lots of love coming your way from Austin!
xoxox
--laurie

Angela said...

total yumminess! I just, like 5 minutes ago, discovered your FAB fabric...woohoo! It's gorgeous and that Tufted Tweets...omgosh, cannot wait!
~Angela

Debbie said...

I can't wait to add some chairs to my sofa/bird that now hangs on the wall.

JulieFrick said...

WHEN does this come out? WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN? I must have it yesterday.

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

JulieFrick: Heard from RK that it will now be shipping to stores in June :) I can't wait too!!

Cheryl Frampton said...

I just added on of your pics and a link to your blog on my own blog- I really loved how good they looked. Guess what I will be trying soon. Thank you Laurie- Cheryl www.bigwhitegoose.blogspot.com