Friday, August 27, 2010

Lauren's First Project!

One of our lovely customers, Una Bailey picked up one of our pretty pillowcase kits to teach her granddaughter Lauren how to sew! Such a perfect project to start a newcomer with since it's so simple and quick and no more than basic sewing skill is needed! With Grandma's help, Lauren completed her very first sewing project with ease! Look how perfect it turned out!!

We just love hearing stories like this! It warms my heart to see mothers and grandmothers passing down their skills to new generations of sewers! Do any of you ladies remember your first project? And who taught you to sew? We'd love to hear from you all!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Before you know it...

Hey there ladies! I know school just started and there's been lots to think about with all that business, but I figure its never too early to plan for the holidays! It'll be here before we know it so why not think about gifts and decorations? Today I wanted to share some of our holiday kits to inspire you for your own holiday decor!

With "A Christmas Quilt" Kit , you'll be able to applique and embroider your way to this fabulous art piece! Designed by our own Janet Hoefer, this is a Cabbage Rose exclusive!

The Luminere De Noel Kit would be fantastic in a contemporary red and white color scheme!

The Easy Breezy Quilt Kit in Fruitcake really IS easy! A bold print with a piano keys border would make the perfect holiday throw! Such beautiful fabrics!

This Fruitcake Under My Tree Kit is an awesome project that can be used to make a fabulous tree skirt, or without cutting the whole, a table topper or couch runner!

The Woodland Holiday Table Runner Kit would go fabulous in a woodsy themed decor! Last year I did a woodland critter tree and this runner would have been PERFECT with it!

For those who love bright and modern colors for Christmas, take a peek at our 12 Days Red Wrapping Paper Quilt Kit! With the simple strip design of this quilt, it's an easy way to liven up your home with this bright and beautiful quilt! We also have the same kit in Blue!

We also have tons of Christmas fabric lines this year! Check our Christmas Fabrics section to see all the lines in one place! What do you usually make for the holidays?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Scenes from the Shop!

Hey there ladies! I just wanted to give you a peek at what the shop is looking like these days! So many cute little sections, I'm bursting to show yall!

Some of our beautiful new fall lines like Awesome and October!

And some pretty fall colored batiks!

Our new little embroidery pattern section! Isn't it adorable???

Check out our layer cakes! We've been getting lots of new Special Cuts coming in which are PERFECT for getting all the fabrics from a new line in easy to use sizes!

Our new pillowcase kit display! We've been making a bunch of new kits in the new lines that are coming in!

Hope this little mini-tour of the shop inspires you to get into a crafty mood for the new season! There are so many new ideas and projects to be explored! So come into the shop if you're in the area or peruse our extensive selection online! We know you'll find something to tickle your fancy! ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to School!!!

Well, it's about that time again isn't it? This summer has passed so fast! Today I wanted to share a few great "back to school" projects that will make the return much more fun for your kiddos, whether they are starting 1st grade or their first semester of college!

The Smarty Girl Bag would be great for girls of any age to carry their books in style!

The High Street Messanger Bag has a cool unisex design, just find fabrics that suit your student!

The Little Jellies pattern comes with patterns for 3 different size bags! Perfect for keeping pens and pencils together, a makeup bag, or a way to keep their graphing calculators and protractors safe!

What's more important to a college kid then their laptop and ipod? Protect them with pizzaz by making them an awesome Laptop Cover & MP3 Case!

Who doesn't need extra seating in their dorm room?? The Honey Bun Poufs have patterns for 2 sizes so they can work in the closest of corners!

College usually means going to class in what you woke up in. Make your guys and gals some cool pj pants! You can use any cotton fabric or flannel for the colder months!

How about making some cool Midwest Mod Pillows to really help a dorm room become a home away from home? We also have tons of pillowcase kits that are great for adding a little funk!

This post could go on for days because we have so many neat patterns in the shop that you could use to create awesome items that will make going back to school a little more cool! So check them out! And share your ideas in the comments!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Twitter Giveaway!!!

Hi there ladies! I hope your week is going great so far! I just wanted to let you know that we are having a super awesome GIVEAWAY on Twitter! All you have to do to enter is follow us and mention us in a tweet! (you do that by typing @CabbageRoseShop anywhere in your tweet!) The prize is YOUR CHOICE of 1 yd of 3 different fabrics or 3 yds of 1 fabric!! And YOU get to choose the fabrics! Isn't that awesome??? I thought so! ;)

If you don't have a Twitter account it's super easy to make one! Click here to signup! Then go to our Twitter and click the follow button near the top of the page. We'll be selecting a winner this Monday so scoot on over and enter! We've been adding tons of great new yardage to the shop the past few weeks so there's TONS to choose from! Good Luck!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fun, bright and new!!!

Hey everyone! How was your weekend?? Here in Ft. Worth it was about 130 degrees all weekend! Well, I may be exagerating...but only a little bit! All you could do was stay inside and work on projects, which I'm not complaining about in the slightest! ;)

Today I just added about 20 new colors of Shot Cottons! Here are some of my faves!

Aren't they beautiful??? And here are some ADORABLE new patterns from Lila Tueller!

So fun and flirty! I love her color and pattern mixing! The free-spirited styling of these pieces are perfect for this coming season! Wouldn't the young girl in your life LOVE to rock these precious frocks?? The "London" and "Abigail" top/dresses would work great over jeans or tights for super sweet school clothes! And the "Santa Monica" jacket and hat are so urban-chic! You could throw these on to instantly pull together jeans and a t-shirt for running errands and picking up the kids!

If you love the fabrics she used in the patterns, we just added her newest line "Spirit" to the shop, so check these beautiful prints out!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

And the winner is...

Hey everyone! And happy Friday! I'm just popping in to announce the winner of our Shot Cottons Fat Quarter Bundle! And the winner is...

Congrats Ravenhill! I forgot to ask for email addresses so if you would comment on this post with your email, I can email you for your shipping information!

Thanks to everyone for your fun comments and stay tuned for a new GIVEAWAY soon!

Hope you all have a fun and creative weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amy Strikes Again!

Oh my goodness. Have you seen Amy Butler's newest sewing pattern??

How adorable are these poufs??? These would be so cute as extra seating during a party or in a gameroom! I LOVE the patchwork look on the cover but I'm sure they'd be just as awesome in one print, or even in a rainbow of solids for a kids room! You could even add some cute pom pom fringe to give it a more bohemian look! There's so much you could do to make these sweet poufs your own!

Don't forget, the comments on the GIVEAWAY post will close at 5:00 pm Central Time today so if you haven't already be sure to follow us and add a comment! The winner will be announced this Friday! ;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Scenes from the Shop!

Remember those rainbows in our shop that I was talking to you about last week? Well here's another one!

Some of our BEAUTIFUL Guterman Silk thread! I just love looking at such brightly colored things! I am always so inspired by color! What inspires you???

ALSO!!! Don't forget to follow us and comment on the GIVEAWAY post below to enter to win the Shot Cottons Fat Quarter Bundle! You have until Wednesday to enter!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One for the boys!

Hey there ladies! Hope you're all having a SUPER week so far! We've been adding tons of new stuff to the shop this week and I wanted to share this super cool new line perfect for the little fella in your life!

This is Diggers and Dozers by Richard Neuman for Clothworks! It's full of bulldozers and construction signs and has an awesome color scheme! Wouldn't it be great to do some fun bedding or a pair of pj's out of this line?? I'm sure anything you make out of these fabrics will put a smile on your little tyke's face!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Hello again! I'm here to announce another fabulous GIVEAWAY!!! Recently we added some ever-so-beautiful new Shot Cottons from Kaffe Fasset to the shop! Well, we're going to be giving away a super cute Fat Quarter bundle with 10 of these fabulous fabrics! It will include a rainbow of colors so you don't want to miss out!

To enter, simply follow our blog if you aren't a follower already and add a comment to this post!

Good luck!!

Michael Miller!

Hi there! And Happy Monday to you! Can you believe it's already August?? This summer has just been flying by and we've got more projects and exciting things happening then ever!

Today I just added TONS of Michael Miller prints to the website! We've always carried a huge selection of his fabrics in our brick and mortar shop and have finally gotten them online for those of you who aren't in the area! Here are some of my favorites!


Sooo cute! I added nearly 100 different fabrics so there's lots to look through! So, go look!!

Hope yall have a great sewing week! ;)