Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Great Idea: No-Sew Oilcloth Bunting

Photo Credit: Judi Kahn via Dash
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Judi Kahn an author and all around crafty lady. We had a nice time chatting about oilcloth while she picked out fabrics for the following project that as featured in May 2nds Parade Magazine. I just love the colors. Head over to Dash and learn how to make this simple and fun no-sew bunting! It's perfect for Porch Party week!

Porch Party Time!


It's porch party week at the Modern June blog join me as I perk up my front porch. I am giving away lots of loot!! So head on over get some ideas, read a little and enter to win a few things!! Tune in tomorrow for a little DIY project for my Friday afternoon porch party and a chance to some fabric! 


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Show and Tell: Charm Pack Fun

Diane Muldoon from O'Quilts whipped up this fun pouch the other day with just a few of her oilcloth charm pack bits.
I love the clear vinyl back, you get the pretty and even more practical when you get to see the bags contents. This is great for crafting on the go or storage.
See how Diane did it here: O'quilts!

Do you have a project to share? Just email me at

Great Idea: Wedding

photos by Katie Snyder

Meet Alexis and Gabriel Najarro!!  She and her handsome groom had a destination wedding a few months back, they enjoyed Zama Beach Club in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. White sandy beaches and roses!!! 

How fun is this destination wedding table? Alexis bought yards and yards of blue hibiscus and created scalloped table toppers and runners for the reception! I love the charming and fun are the maracas?  I can see the guests on the dance floor now!
Alexis used scrapes from the runners and table toppers to make Gabriel and his groomsmen boutonnieres.

Join me in wishing the happy couple congratulations! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coming Soon: Chevron Laminated Cottons

 I am all kinds of excited for this new Riley Blake 41" wide laminated cotton to arrive!! We just got our tracking information today and we expect these on May 16th. Aqua, green, yellow, orange, red and brown. Ohhhhhh my the fun we will have with these!!

May Laminated Cottons in 56" widths

36 Swatches for May!!
Left to Right

Row 1
Graphic Mums Brown by Heather Bailey
Lounge Stripe Gold by Heather Bailey
Graphic Mum Turquoise by Heather Bailey
Lounge Stripe Turquoise by Heather Bailey
Treasure Box Charcoal by Amy Butler
Charisma Midnight by Amy Butler

Row 2
Gypsy Cobalt  by Amy Butler
Royal Apple Chevron by Erin McMorris
Citron Apple Chevron by Erin McMorris
Scattered Roses by Tanya Whelan
Falling Roses by Tanya Whelan
Lanterns on White by Tanya Whelan

Row 3
Tart by Anna Maria Horner
Fun Blue Bloom by Anna Maria Horner
Twist by Anna Maria Horner
Blue Sandlewood by Amy Bulter
Amethyst Block Print by Joel Dewberry
Passion Lily Green by Amy Butler

Row 4
Amber Paisley by Joel Dewberry
Green Hop Dot by Heather Bailey
Pink Hop Dot by Heather Bailey
Kimono by Ty Pennington
Angel Wings Spice by Ty Pennington
Chartreuse Moorish Tiles by Ty Pennington

Row 5
Indigo Lattice by Sis Boom
Blue Paisley by Sis Boom
Green Lattice by Sis Boom
Navy Tile by Dena Designs
Navy Floral by Dena Designs
Sage Green Paisley by Jenean Morrison

Row 6
Intermission in green and yellow by Jenean Morrison
Starlet by Jenean Morrison
Forest Empire Mark by David Butler coming mid-May
Tailcoat Empire Mark by David Butler coming mid-May
Steel Trade Blanket by David Butler coming mid-May
Smoke Trade Blanket by David Butler coming mid-May

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I spy oilcloth

I spotted a few fun stools and chairs at last weeks Country Living Fair!! This stool was snagged up in front of my very eyes on Friday morning! That smart shopper will love that for years and years.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tune in Today...

I'll be chatting live (yikes) with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio today at 4:00. I really hope you can listen, don't worry if you missed it, they'll have the podcast on the website as well.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Great Idea: Bar Stool Cover Up

I am loving this project, laminated cotton cover bar stools of love!! I really want me some red chairs and the Tart Laminated Cotton is still my #1 favorite!! Seriously a Homemaker has a great style and sense of humor, check it out here!

I totally love this!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hiring Fabric Cutter

Position: Cutter

Are you a list loving person that likes to work in a creative environment? We are looking for an energetic and well organized fabric cutter to help us process orders and help keep our fabric inventory well kept.

There's plenty of room for advancement in our rapidly growing company, we love to hire from within!! We're a small but hardy crew that works hard and fast, we also like to LOL and I mean loud! The home studio is located in the RVA's Northside.

Pay: Hourly
Days: Tuesday and Friday (occasional 3rd day as needed)
Hours: 3-6 hour shifts, exact time TBD
Great part-time job for a stay-at-home-mom with school aged kids!!!
Cutters responsibilities:
  • Access to shared Google Docs
  • Gather up heavy and bulky bolts of material from shed
  • Cut fabric
  • Stack, fold and fluff fabric and Modern June product.
  • Tag and bag = place in appropriate package WITH invoice Inventory
  • Assist with fabric inventory.
  • Return fabric to storage and clean up.  
Please contact me via email at

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New: Daisy Oilcloth

Check out or latest oilcloth, don't you think that the Yellow Daisy is super cute?! We love it with the royal gingham and polka dot!