Shop Updates Over At Kitsch Designs

I thought it only fitting to let you all know about some additions to my Kitsch Designs Etsy shop that fall into the world of sewing and crafts.  I recently opened a new store on Etsy called, KD Vintage.  This new shop is home to all my vintage treats, leaving room in my original store for handmade items. …

Fun Fabric Friday : Full Swing Textiles

One of my all time favorite online fabric stores has to be Full Swing Textiles.  And, of course the section that grabs me the most is the Barkcloth reproduction section titled, 1950’s Retro.  Here is a sampling to make your mouth water…. Cabin Plaid This one makes me wish I could redo our family cottage in…

Fun Fabric Friday : Sales, Sales, SALES!

It seems like all the stores are unloading their fabric like crazy right now and I am being lured into some serious overspending.  Pull yourself together kid, you CAN just buy what you need…you CAN, you can….maybe you can…  ;o) I ran by Joanne’s today to check out their cottons for my PJ project and they did…

Monthly Recap ?

Normally, well for the last few months anyway, there would be a monthly recap post some where in these first two weeks of the year.  But, sadly, last month was filled with much more merry making than crafting or sewing.  So, rather than a recap I will just let you know that the Project Index…

The List Making Begins

I may or may not have noted here before that I am a list maker.  It’s to the point of needing lists to keep up with my lists.  And, I often make such a huge and unattainable list of things that I want or need to do, that I end up disappointed in the results…or…

Fun Fabric Friday : Ring In The New Year!

Mayan style!  I figured that if they predicted the end was coming in 2012 they could be our beginning.  I found this cool site called, Ixchel Textiles that features handmade clothing and accessories from Guatemala.  Come are really intricate and detailed. While other items are simple and sweet. For a different approach to your sewing needs and/or…

Cool Shop : Funky ShiQue

Today, while browsing some Etsy emails I came across a lovely shop called, Funky ShiQue.  It is run by Amanda and she has created some super cute banners from burlap! You have to check out all of her shop items because she has some really interesting and creative ideas not only for decorating your holiday…

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has been enjoying a lovely holiday season.  If you had some time off, good for you.  Maybe you even had an opportunity to stitch up something nice during your down time.  Again, I hope so!  I will admit to feeling a bit like a chicken with its head cut off during this time…

Gift Ideas : Sewing Kit For A Beginner

This year one of my little cousin’s is hoping to get all geared up for some sewing projects.  I have heard through the grapevine that Santa is bringing a sewing machine and grandma is looking into some basic classes.  It’s times like these that I wish I lived closer, so I could be there to…

Fun Fabric Friday : Christmas Prints

It wouldn’t be holiday time if I didn’t share some of the cute Christmasy fabrics I have found lately, now would it? Screenprinted Christmas Fabric by Cherie Interro, featuring mid-century houses and evergreens. A fun Alexander Henry print called 2-D Yuletide. Tree Trimmers from Michael Miller. This last one is from a site called Volksfaden.  The print is called…