Sunday, April 17, 2011

Its Sunday, April 17th, and that means its time for Spring Bada Bing! If you are in or near Richmond, come on down to Planet Zero today to view and buy the latest beautiful/cool/neat/exciting things in the crafts scene today!

There is a ton of free parking, and 64 vendors bringing their own unique jewelry, toys, clothing, perfumes, art, and other one-of-a-kind gifts for you to buy for your Spring holiday celebrations.

Make a day of it, and get a bite to eat at the wonderful Planet Zero Café while it is open all day during our show.

See ya there!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New laminated cottons from Sis Boom

From left to right Nelly, Mikaela, and Jodi.
I know I say this over and over, but I really mean it! Laminated Cotton ROCKS!! And Jennifer Pagnelli from Sis Boom just adds to that love! These prints are to-die-for-yummy-laminated-cotton-goodness. 

My Junies and I just can't decide what to make first with these pretty and luscious prints. They are really soft and supple, so I am thinking I need a green and white raincoat!!! Nicole took home a yard of each to make some of her Nicole Lee Designs Urbana Bags. Kathie can't wait to here hands on one! 

Check out Jennifer's upcoming book Girl's World: Twenty-one Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls available for pre-order at Amazon, and then go check out her blog filled with lovely eye candy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Q & A: Laminated Cotton as table cloth

Q:  I think this would be an amazing craft service tablecloth! I was wondering what the edges look like on the sides (of the laminated cotton). Are they finished?

A:  Your right, laminated cotton would be a great craft service tablecloth. It cleans up well, it's waterproof, it's wider than oilcloth (54"/55") and every single print is to die for!! Laminated cotton has selvedge edges just like a regular cotton fabric, but if you just cut it off with a regular pair of scissors (pinking shears would be great too) you'd be set.

Use a ruler and a pencil to create straight lines and square corners and then cut out your pretty new tablecloth. Laminated Cotton doesn't fray or curl up on the ends so you really don't need to hem or trim it. It's great if your in a rush or not sewing-inclined.

On another note: Like the new print? It's from Jennifer Pagenellie's (AKA Sis Boom) Honey Child fabric line. It's really dreamy. We'll be receiving this and two more coordinates in just a few days time!! I love me some pretty new laminated cotton, don't you?