Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scenes from the Shop!

We have lots of rainbows happening in our shop right now! Here's one of my absolute faves!

Look at all those Marbles...swoon! One of things I love the most about our shop is just the visual impact of all these beautiful fabrics next to each other. Talk about eye candy! Color itself can be such an inspiring thing. So if you're ever feeling unispired or unmotivated to work on that next project, how about stopping in the shop to take a look around?? You're sure to find some pretty fuel for your creative engine!

And maybe a few pretties to add to your stash! ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

COMING SOON: Pure by Sweetwater

Hi there! I just wanted to drop by to tell you all about an adorable new line we just put online for presale!

This is "Pure" by Sweetwater for Moda and it's sooo precious! The brown and blue color scheme is sweet enough for girls and masuline enough for the boys! There are a lot of gender neutral prints in this line which makes it very versatile. I think it would be a fabulous line to do a little boy's nursery in, don't you agree??

We should be getting this line in the shop August 10th so if you order some now, just remember that it will not ship until then!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shipping Policy + Some Love

Well, hey there! Hope you're having a great week so far! We got the nicest email from a customer last week and I wanted to share it with you today!

"Thank you so much for sending the fabric I ordered on July 17. It came in a timely manner and I am very pleased with it. However, I am writing to tell you that you have a "customer for life" because you advertised a S&H fee and adjusted it to the actual cost of the shipping. I really appreciate your consideration and will be speading the word about your website and service. Your website is on my favorites list and will be checking periodcally for your featured items. Thank you, again."

Susan Gray

The reason I wanted to share this with you is because we have a special shipping policy that I don't think many people know about. We will ALWAYS adjust shipping costs after we weigh your item! On our website there is a flat shipping rate but your card is not charged until we have weighed your purchase and figured out EXACTLY how much the postage will be and that's what we charge YOU for shipping! One more great reason to shop at Cabbage Rose!

And I just want to take this opportunity to tell you all how much we appreciate each and every one of you! You ladies allow us to continue doing what we love doing and we want to keep bringing you the loveliest fabrics, patterns, etc. forever! Thank you for supporting us and WE LOVE YOU!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Quilt Camp!

Last week we held our annual Kid's Quilt Camp! The girls had tons of fun making their first quilts and I thought I'd share some of the action! We only had two little ladies this year but it was just as much fun as ever!
Here's Anna #1, age 10.

And Anna #2, age 9. We thought it was awesome to have two Anna's!

Working hard and having fun!

Threading the needle can be tough, even for the little ones!

Anna #1's work in progress...coming along beautifully!

Anna #2's work in progress! Such pretty colors!

Some of their finished blocks! Simply gorgeous!

As a bonus project, the girls each made coordinating pillow cases to go with their new quilts!

Anna #1's finished quilt top and pillowcase!

Anna #2's finished quilt top and pillowcase!

How fabulous are these quilts??? What's fantastic is that each of the Anna's picked out all of the fabrics for their quilts and arranged the fabrics themselves! That's one of the great things about Quilt Camp, they're taught every aspect of making quilts from fabric selection to construction! I want to offer a great big thank you up to our very own Shirley Burt! She taught and helped out the girls the whole week and they had a blast with her. So, THANK YOU MISS SHIRLEY!!!

If you would like for your kiddo to participate next year, we'd love to have them! We hold it every year in July so at the beginning of next summer be sure to stop by and sign up! They're guaranteed to have a great time along with learning an awesome skill they can use for years to come!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Winner winner, chicken dinner!

Hey ladies! Now is the time to announce the winner of our Sew Serendipity giveaway! The winner is...

Congratulations, Shannon! We know you'll love Kay's new book!

Thanks to everyone for participating! We love hearing from all of you wonderful ladies! We hope you have a fabulous weekend! ;)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Do you floss??

Hey hey ladies! I hope your week so far has been fantastic! I just wanted to drop in to share with you that we now have a DMC floss display in the shop!

Aren't they just beautiful! Embroidery floss is my weakness! Such pretty colors for very few pennies, you can get the entire rainbow without breaking the bank! At this time we are not going to be listing every single color of floss that we have, as that would take several weeks to put on the website! But if you have the number of the color you want, you can call up to the shop and we'll gladly grab you one or twelve and ship it to you! They're only 65 cents a piece so pick up some extras! ;)

Here's our number!


Don't forget to check in tomorrow for the winner of our GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scenes from the Shop!

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a fabulous week so far! We have got TONS of stuff going on in the shop currently and everyone is crazy busy..but that's how we like it! ;)

This is our Westminster section! 


This is where you can find GORGEOUS prints from Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, Carla Miller and many more!

Fat Quarters!!! In sooo many pretty colors! I could stare at this section all day.

DON'T FORGET! Tomorrow is the last day to enter our GIVEAWAY! So be sure to follow our blog (if you aren't already) and leave a comment in the giveaway post for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on Friday. Good Luck!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Handmade Life

So, the other day I went grocery shopping and I came home literally HATING plastic! Okay, maybe not hating all plastic as a whole but strongly disliking the icky plastic bags they give you? Yes. They're just so wasteful in my opinion! And they're pretty flimsy...the one housing my eggs broke on my way inside...3 eggs died an unnecessary death :( Plus you really can't reuse as many as you take home so you have to get one of those grocery sack catch-alls thingys that keeps piling up higher and least mine does. So, I was thinking why not make some reusable tote bags to take on grocery trips?

Like the New Leaf Folding Tote by Heather Bailey! What's great about this pattern is not only is it perfect for carting your groceries but each reusable bag folds into a compact wallet for easy storage! How great is that? I'm hoping to get a few made this summer to keep in my car at all times! Because I, for one, would love to never see a plastic grocery sack again!

Have any of you gone to reusable bags for your shopping adventures? If not, do you have any good ideas for reusing plastics sacks? I have about a million that I would LOVE to find a use for!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Are you ready?

Okay, what I am about to share with you is probably the coolest thing since special cuts so I want you to prepare yourselves.

Inhale. Hold it. Exhale.

Are you ready?

Amy Butler and The Electric Quilt Company have teamed up to create Amy Butler Softwares, the coolest new tool for creating fresh and modern home decor pretties! It is a computer program that includes 22 new home sewing projects plus 9 bonus projects that any level sewer can tackle! You can sew the projects just as Amy designed them by following the instructions provided or you can use the software to customize the design to make it your own! For example, if you don't like the border on one of the quilts, just change it!

The program also includes swatches of Amy's beautiful fabrics so you can plan color schemes and shopping lists for each project! Here are some of the project examples...SEW PRETTY!!!

You can evan print out the patterns and yardage charts! The main projects include 8 quilts, 3 table runners, 7 pillows, 1 floor cushion and 3 bags. Along with the 9 bonus projects, that's 31 (fully customizable) home decor patterns for less than $30.00! What a deal! Plus all sewing instructions are illustrated step by step so this really is a program for any sewer at any skill level! I don't know about you...but I'm GETTING THIS!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We just added over 30 different colored zippers to the shop!


I'm so excited about these! Now you can add another exciting pop of color in an unexpected way! So many colors that it would be almost impossible to not find a coordinating zipper for your next project. Head over to the shop to take a look! You can find them in the Notions & Trims department.

Have a great Tuesday and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kay's Book Signing (image heavy)

Happy Monday to you! Did you have a fabulous weekend?? We had SUCH a busy Saturday up at the shop what with hosting Kay's book signing, Fig Tree Club and Jo's Club, we were PACKED! But the whole day was so much fun! Wanna see some pictures??? Of course you do!


Kay is one of cutest and sweetest people you'll ever meet! She's a doll!


This was the "Sew Serendipity" area! How cute are the little kites?? Great banner idea for a party!


These are the original pieces that were shot for the book!

Treat Table

The 'treat' table. Sweet cookies, delicious cupcakes and the BEST raspberry pink lemonade.






Meeting and greeting!


Karen gave an impromptu tissue paper flower tutorial! So cute!

We all had such an amazing time hosting this fun event! Thanks to everyone who came out to support Kay and her new book. Speaking of her new book, we're giving away a signed copy! Check the post below for all the details.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Hey ladies! Tomorrow I'll be posting all the beautiful pictures from the fabulous book signing we had for Kay Whitt's new book, Sew Serendipity! But for now, I'm here to announce our newest GIVEAWAY!

We're offering up a signed copy of her book! This book is full of great tips and ideas along with full tissue patterns that will help "first timers" or "try againers" gain the confidence needed to sew for themselves!

To enter, become a follower (if you haven't followed our blog already) and leave a comment in the post! We'll leave the comments open until next Wednesday and announce the winner that Friday!

Don't forget to put you're email address at the end of your comment so we can contact you about shipping details! GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Giveaway WINNER!

Hey there! I'm just dropping in to announce the winner of our "Whimsy Diamond" giveaway! And the winner is....

Congratulations Jamie!

We had sooo much fun with our first giveaway, reading all your comments that we're going to be hosting giveaways regularly. As a matter of fact, we are announcing a new giveaway on Monday! So be sure to pop back by next week! And if you're in the area, PLEASE stop by the shop for Kay Whitt's book signing party tomorrow from 10am-2pm! There's going to be a whole lot of cute and fun going on so you WON'T wanna miss it!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Scenes from the Shop

Good morning to you all! I'm beginning a new, hopefully weekly feature for the blog. It's called "Scenes from the Shop" and will highlight cute little vignettes that are in our brick and motar shop, here in Fort Worth. We're always changing things up and redecorating so I thought it'd be nice for every one of our amazing customers to see our darling shop!

This is our "clothes line". This is where we hang samples of some of our favorite clothing patterns! All these samples were made by some of the "Roses", the lovely and hard-working ladies who man the shop!

EDIT: The patterns hanging here are, from left to right: Fun and Frills Apron, Twirling Skirt, Britches and Bloomers, Nie Nie SkirtLily Top with Bandanna, and the Boutique Bottoms.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Signing Party!

Please Join Us for a
Book Signing Party Honoring
Kay Whitt!

Saturday, July 10th
10am - 2pm

There will be door prizes, drawings and goodies galore! So if you're in the area, please stop by and celebrate with us!