Sunday, March 28, 2010

Store is open!

At long last the store is re-open for business! Thank you so much for your patience over the last few weeks. :)

-Fabric is for sale again! Yipee! I'll start shipping next Friday for any fabric I currently have in stock. Anything that I need to order from the printer will ship within roughly 2 weeks.
-International shipping rates have been added to the store. Let me know if you have any trouble with them. It's a new feature I've never used in the store...
-Journals are available for sale too! There are 8 styles and each one has a coordinating interior cover.

Hope you are having a great weekend everyone! I'm headed outside to enjoy a BEAUTIFUL spring day here in Austin.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Store re-opening before 4/1

Yipeeee!!! Wanted to let everyone know I will be re-opening the store by the end of the month. Thanks so much for your patience over the last weeks while I dug myself out from under my avalance of work, got a few kinks worked out and got some NEW products ready. Here's an update on what's been cooking here:

Robert Kaufman fabric: Tufted Tweets
Your emails and notes have been so sweet and I'm so thrilled at how excited you all are about the new line with Robert Kaufman. The fabric will start to be available in stores in May. I'm working on sewing up some cool new projects with the fabric (to give you ideas on how to use it!) and will get the photos and tutorials posted as soon as they're complete.

Limited release fabrics: Donkeys/Wellies, Urban Circus and Modern Whimsy
During my time away from the store I've been working with the company that prints my limited release fabrics on some fading issues that recently cropped up on a few batches of fabric. The printers have made some changes on their side and it appears that the fading issues are pretty much resolved.

The fabric is printed digitially so there will naturally be some minor fading but the uneven fading that a few of you experienced several weeks ago with your fabric seems to be resolved. I've repeatedly washed and dried the fabric and it's holding up really well. So, I've got new fabric on order and I'll get the store open before 4/1.

NEW Journals
I am so excited to see how you guys like these. I'm partnering with MAY BOOKS for these limited edition journals and I'm head over heels in love with them. I hope you will be too. There will be 8 patterns available and the journals will sell for $12 each. And they will be available wholesale, so if you're interested in that just shoot me a note!
-Green-e Certified Canvas Covers that are durable and water-resistant
-100 blank pages of partially recycled paper
-Journal is held together by the all-famous, old school sewing machine. No pages ripping out, no covers falling off!
-8-1/2" x 5-1/2"

Here's a sneak peek photos. And yes, there will be Donkeys in Wellies version available! Wheeeee!!!!

To see more patterns from MAY BOOKS, please visit

Shipping and International Rates:
In an effort to streamline things, I'll be adding international shipping rates to all the fabric and journals in the store! So all of you fabulous folks who have been ordering from all over the world, I'll finally have international rates for you in the store. No more waiting on me to set up a special listing for you! :)

I will also now be shipping on Fridays. I loved being able to ship next day but the volume has just gotten to be too much for me (great problem to have, thank you!!!) so will now be shipping once a week. If I have the fabric in stock when you place your order, I will ship out that Friday. And if I need to order more fabric from the printer to fill your order I can ship within roughly 2 weeks. So hopefully a slighly slower shipping timeline will work for you!

That's all for now. I'll post again as soon as the store is officially re-open. Thanks again for all your patience and support! :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tufted Tweets - Sneak Peek!

I think I might have freaked out the Fedex guy a bit yesterday. I knew the package with my sample cuts of Tufted Tweets were coming. So when I saw the Fedex truck pull up I raced outside. And while he was digging around in the back of the truck I stood patiently (not) by the entrance to the truck. So when he popped out of the back, guess who was standing there waiting for her package? Tee hee.

After I pried the package from his hands, I trotted inside. I was so ridiculously nervous to open the package. But I am so thrilled with how everything turned out! I think the colors look so vibrant and cheery. And the fabric is so soft. So... without further ado, please meet the Tufted Tweets collection by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! The fabric will be headed out to the RK sales force in early April which means it could start to be in your local fabric stores as early as May. So start asking for it :) Can't wait for ya'll to see the fabric in person and see what you make with it!

Sorbet - I am so thrilled with how saturated and bright the reds are.

Orchid - I am totally in love with this color story. I see pajama pants from these in my future.

Grass (I haven't yet received the Birdies and Chairs for this color story - blue with green birdies)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Store re-opening soon

A very quick update...I'm making headway on getting caught up over here and digging myself out. It's looking like the store should be re-opening within the next 2 weeks. It will be up by the end of the month at the very, very latest.

In addition to fabric, I've been working on some new things that I'm super excited about. Think...paper!

And the pic below was from a shoot I did a week ago. Just thought I'd share it because I love the way all the patterns look together. I hadn't thought about doing a scrappy quilt with ALL my fabrics before, but now think I may have to add that to the list (ohh... that never shrinking list!)

Thanks for your patience and I'll update again as soon as I have a more specific schedule nailed down.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Playing hookey

Shhhh... don't tell anyone :)

It's a beautiful day here in Austin so I'm playing hookey a bit today! I shut down the computer for a few hours and took the pooch to the park so she could splish splash a bit. Forgive the photo quality, phone does not take great pics! Now I'm headed into the garden to do so *much* needed weed pulling. I have a million bajillion things I should be doing instead, but I think I officially have spring fever! Happy spring!