Thursday, October 28, 2010

Give Away!!!

Amy Butler Hampton Bag Give Away!!! Just leave your name and email address in the comments section to be included in our drawing. Will ship to out of town customers. This bag is large and wonderful for toting sewing supplies, kids stuff, and much much more! Suggested Retail Price $172.00

Tall, sleek styling absolutely loaded with compartments and long, deep pockets. Plenty of room for projects and supplies with multiple zippered pockets and tool channels to keep things well organized. Will hold a laptop and work or school files, too; zippered cell phone pocket on the exterior.
Size: 17 1/2" tall body x 16" wide x 4" deep 10" tall handles (2)

SRP: $176.00

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Ball Instructions

These fabric balls are fun and super easy to make. I created some Christmas themed ones that are currently on display at the store along with free instructions. They are great to hang from lighting or you can use them as ornaments for a tree. They are also shown in the "Orgins" post below. My friend, Kim Johnson, created a mobile using these fabric balls for her nursery. Christmas balls, created by Kari Morrison.

Here is what you will need:
  1. 5" Styrofoam Ball (or whatever size you wan to do)
  2. 2-3 yards of fabric depending on full you want it
  3. Box of straight pins
  4. Scissors, fabric cutter, or rotary cutter
  5. Small hook with screw for hanging
You can get styrofoam balls at any craft store, or on-line in bulk (cheaper that way)


  1. Place fabric doubled up inside out on table
  2. Draw 5" circles using a pencil as close together as possible to maximize fabric usage. ( I traced an old cd for this)
  3. Cut circles out using a fabric cutter, rotary cutter, or scissors
  4. Fold circles into 1/4's with outer fabric facing out
  5. Using a straight pin, pin point into styrafoam ball as displayed in picture below
  6. Continue to pin folded circles in fabric all around ball switching directions every so often until ball is covered.
  7. Place hook screw in top of styrafoam to hang ribbon from.
Sample pinning:

They look great as Holiday Decor and are easily hung from lighting.

Orgins Line Coming Soon...

We are excited to be getting the new line of fabric "Orgins" by Basic Grey. We love the unique color combination. My friend, Kim Johnson, recently put together her baby nursery for her new baby girl using a similar color scheme. She let me steal a couple photos to show off the fun colors in action. She also made fabric balls instead of a mobile. She is an amazing decorator. The whole room turned out beautiful. Thanks Kim, and congratulations on your new baby!!

Fabric Wreath Instructions

This is an easy beautiful fabric wreath created by Carlie Skinner. She made a fall sample and also a Christmas sample currently displayed in the store.

Here is what you need:

  1. 24 " Straw wreath with plastic over straw (can buy at any craft store)
  2. 3 yards of fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Screwdriver

  1. Cut fabric into 3” x 3” squares (fast tip: we marked every 3”, then ripped ours length wise, then cut pieces into 3”) Squares do not need to be perfect
  2. Using a screwdriver place fabric on end with screwdriver in middle of fabric
  3. Insert fabric with screwdriver into wreath (with plastic still on) and twist setting fabric in place
  4. Repeat step 3 starting on the outside an filling inward
  5. Decorate with a matching bow or flower