Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Circle Skirt Tutorial

Today I was searching the interwebs for fun and fast tutorials and I think I may have found the jackpot on the Made blog! I personally am all about skirts for Spring and Summer since they're light, airy and so much fun to wear! Circle Skirts with elastic waistbands have been all over stores so why not take this trend to the next level and make your own with your favorite fabrics. I'm thinking any of the pretty prints from Central Park, Sweet Nothings or Chrysalis would be absolutely adorable! These are SO simple to create a pattern for, especially the way Dana breaks it down. Plus, once you have your pattern, you can knock out 4 of these puppies in an hour! Talk about an economical wardrobe. ;) 

Loving the adult version! (Check out Dottie for super cute polka dots!) She even has a tutorial for dying elastic for an extra special pop! I promise, you won't find anything nearly as cute at a store. And who doesn't want the satisfaction of making something yourself? Especially when the end result is so fabulous and takes practically no time at all!

Get the full instructions including how to create the pattern to fit any size here!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Charm Clutch!!

Lately, I've been crushing HARD on Amy Butler's bag patterns but none so much as her absolutely fabulous NEW Charm Clutch!

It's just the picture of perfection when I think of a clutch! I personally can't stand those teeny tiny clutches, I'm always forgetting I have them and they're barely big enough to fit a tube of lipstick! This sweet clutch is definitely big enough to hold all your important, can't-leave-home-without-it stuff with a little room left over! Plus you can totally customize it with 2 different length handles and different options for closures! Susanna and I have been sort of freaking out over this pattern ever since it came into the shop and being the awesomely crafty gal she is, she decided to whip herself up one!

OMG! Isn't it just fabulous?? She decided to make it with Oh My by Sanae and I just adore the final result! It reminds me of those big Hawaiian print bags that were HUGE a few years ago in resort towns! I think Susanna is bringing back a handbag trend...huge, bold, colorful heard it here first, ladies!

All Aboard the Patchwork Express!!!

Hi there ladies! I just wanted to let you all know we still have a few spots open on the Patchwork Express Bus Trip! Our past Patchwork Express trips have been so much fun, that the only way to improve upon it was to make it bigger! So this year, the North Texas Patchwork Express spans two days and eight wonderful quilt shops! Buses will take off (one from each shop) on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00am, and return in the evening on Sunday, May 22nd. You'll enjoy two days packed full of fun, friends, and shopping!It's sure to be a truly fun quilting experience that you won't soon forget, and one that you will be looking forward to each year! Registration includes your transportation in a luxury coach, hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, food, and a truly fun quilting experience with your friends.

Registration ends March 31st so hurry up and claim your seat! If you have any questions regarding the trip or how many spots we have left, feel free to call us at 817-377-3993

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Fun, Free Apron Event!

For all of you in the DFW area, we are hosting a super fun, super FREE event at the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame! The Apron Chronicles exhibit is moving on after this weekend and this Saturday, April 2nd from 12pm-2pm we're going to be hosting fun activites and demonstrations at the Apron Chronicles Celebration! This fun event is a chance to see this amazing exhibit, take part in a raffle drawing for a signed celebrity chef apron AND check out all the fun that the Cabbage Rose Girls get into! This would be a great girl's day out activity so bring your lady friends and take part in all the apron goodness!

For more info on the amazing Apron Chronicles exhibit, click here!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Civil War Reunion!

This week we got in Barbara Brackman's new Civil War Reunion line and I have it is quite lovely! What I love the most about reproduction lines is the history behind the patterns and designs, it's magical being able to recreate the same style quilt from centuries past with the same style of fabrics! Barbara Brackman is a actual quilt historian and I love reading all the little history details she includes when talking about her collections! You can read all about Civil War Reunion here AND download a FREE Union Star Block from her here!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick Project!

I just had to show you all this super sweet onesie that the girls revamped!

Its just a store-bought onesies embellished with this SUPER cute crocheted flower from Riley Blake and a sweet little button! All you'd have to do is put the button on top of the flower and then sew the button on like normal. Two minutes to a new look isn't too bad if you ask me! Embellishing is a great way to give an already-owned item a completely fresh face! Try it on a simple cotton tshirt, tea towels or whatever you like! Be sure to share a link to your revamp project in the comments! I'd love to see what you all are creating!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Holy Cute!

Jenny is at it again! She's made another super adorable, super easy outfit for Miss Katilyn and I have to say...this has officially got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Holy cute! I'm LOVING this little outfit! Jenny made it out of Sweet Nothings, a new line from Riley Blake that has us all swooning! The Shoulder Tie Topper is a sweet and simple top that could also can be worn as dress, who doesn't love that! Those Boutique Bottoms are just so darn cute plus its the most versatile pattern ever! You can make them as pants, shorts, capris or even pajama bottoms! Plus it comes in sizes 6m-6yrs so you can use it for years to come! Now if that's not getting some mileage out of a pattern, I don't know what is!

Just choose some bright and funky coordinating fabrics and you'll have the snazziest dressed kiddo in no time! I suggest looking through our Michael Miller prints for some inspiration. And don't forget to make it your own with fun embellishments, buttons, or trims!

Happy Creating! ;)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Charming Gift Idea!

Okay, so I officially found my new go-to gift idea for anyone I want to do a little something for! Everyone loves a bottle of vino and what better way to say "I'm not JUST giving you alcohol" than to put a bottle in one of these handmade Charming Wine Gift Bags! I think it's that little extra thought that totally makes the gift more than ordinary and with these simple to throw together bags, you'll be dying to give all your pals an extra thought! ;)

All you need is 1 charm pack, 7/8 of a yard of cordinating fabric for the inside of the bag and you can whip up 4 of these bad boys! You can get the the full instructions for this fun little project at the Moda Bake Shop blog!

New Kits!

Hey everyone! Lately we've been totally in love with all the new quilt kits that we have so I thought I'd share the latest and greatest ones! 

We just recently kitted the oh-so-adorable Binkies on Broadway quilt and I'm just smitten! You tend to see a lot of ducks, bears, and puppies in baby patterns and fabrics but I just LOVE these elephants! Lily & Will is still one of my favorite fabric lines for baby (and we're really excited about Lily & Will II)! This quilt is a very cute twist on boyish and amps up the sweet factor just a pinch! The browns in this quilt really anchor the whole design and keep things from getting too precious! If you've got a first son or grandson coming into the world soon, this is the perfect quilt to make! This is one of those quilts that could easily become an heirloom piece and I'm just too in love with it!

The Collections - Faith Quilt Kit is a sight to behold! The design is actually a reproduction of the 150 year old quilt that actually inspired the Collections for a Cause - Faith fabric line! And now with this kit, you can recreate it too! Use beautiful reproduction fabrics to create these intricate and lovely details and have a true representation of history in your home!

Oh man, I have to say this Oasis Quilt Kit is probably my favorite! I'm such a sucker for hexagons! And in these sweet and soft prints, the combo is just heavenly! This is the perfect Summertime quilt and will undoubtedly bring warmth and cheer to whatever room you use it in! I would love to see this quilt hung up on a wall or hanging over a love seat! Bonus: this kit also comes in an adorable matching tin lunchbox! Gotta love a little extra like that! ;)

If none of these kits quite tickle your fancy, be sure to browse through our entire collection! We have kits for every style and every occasion so you're bound to find a new project just perfect for you!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Awesome SALE!

Guess what? We are having a "You Gotta Love the Irish" Day SALE!!!

Now through midnight tonight take 20% OFF your entire order when you write "Irish" in the coupon code box at the end of your online order! OR if you're shopping in the store today, write "Irish" on a piece of paper for the same discount! Discount does NOT apply to BOM's or the Bus Trip.

*REMEMBER* You MUST write "Irish" in the coupon code box in order to receive the discount!

Have fun shopping for St. Patty's Day!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Can't Get Enough Dr. Seuss!!

Miss Ava O'Neill and her mama Janna hosted a fun little Dr. Seuss themed afternoon at her school in Boston the other day! Janna read the class a Dr. Seuss book and made them some super cute pillowcases to match! Loving this idea for a themed Birthday party! It's the perfect little party favor and I don't know a kid alive who doesn't LOVE Dr. Sesuss! I think it's all those bright colors...their just irresistable!

Aren't they just precious?? And they're the simplest thing in the world to make! Just a few straight lines and you've got a totally rad little pillowcase ready to head to a slumber party or to take in the car on long trips! If you're feeling extra adventerous, you could even have the kids sew their own at the party for an activity!

Here's a table that Jenny decorated for the first Sew Fresh! meeting all with Dr. Seuss fabrics! She even made simple little book bags as a party favor idea! Can you tell we're a little obsessed with this line?? Well we are and we're not ashamed. There's just too much cute stuff you can do with these fun prints!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Some Spring Samples from Kay Whitt!

The ever-so-lovely & talented Kay Whitt recently dropped off some brand spanking new samples for Spring! The blue, black and grey dress is made with The Claire Cami Dress pattern, the brown skirt in Chrysalis utilized Fashion Formula Skirts, and The Monique Dress at the top was made with Bliss!

We've all been obsessing over this amazing camera bag! Kay really is wonderwoman when it comes to making patterns!  

And look, the inside is totally camera ready! There's a place for your camera, extra lenses and all your other photography accessories! Now you can carry around your camera in YOUR style, knowing everything is safe and sound! Kay's pattern book Media Frenzy will show you how to create this and lots of other bags geared towards stowing your media!

Loving the mod look of The Priscilla Tunic! Such a cute and modern twist on those fab outfits from the 60's and 70's! And The Rachel Cross Body Bag is perfect for going out and about! Big enough to hold all the essentials and light enough to carry all day!

And can we talk about The Bijou Traveller real quick? This is the PERFECT overnight or weekend bag with plenty of room for a several outfits and all the necessities! Plus, the little pocket for your MP3 player and your phone keeps everything at your fingertips and makes traveling a little less stressful!

If you LOVE Kay's adorable clothing designs and want to make them for yourself, then I highly recomend her book Sew Serendipity! In it, she shows you how to measure yourself to achieve the best fit, how to alter patterns to fit your figure and style and tons of tips and tricks along the way!

p.s. Buy the patterns, book or fabric now and take 15% off your entire order when you enter "Spring" in the coupon code box at the end of your order! Offer ends March 16th.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Break Sale!

Take 15% OFF your entire purchase when you put "Spring" in the coupon code box at the end of your order! If you're shopping in the store, just write "Spring" on a piece of paper! If you're in need of a new project for Spring Break, then now is the time to stock up on some great fabrics, kits, special cuts, patterns and more!!!

Offer expires March 16th.
Note: Discount does not apply to Bus trip or BOM's.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Girly Skirt strikes again!

I just had to share Miss Ava in another one of her ADORABLE handmade skirts!

This Girly Skirt is made with one of my favorite lines for Spring, the perfectly mod Sugar Pop! I swear, I can't get enough of this pattern. It's too versatile to not make a whole wardrobe full of them! It would even be adorable in solid colors! And you can't really get any better than a garment you can create in 2 hours!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Class!

The long-awaited Zipper Bag Class is now available! Learn how to make these oh-so-cute zipper bags from start to finish! You'll learn bag construction and how to put a zipper in PLUS as a bonus, you'll learn how to make the adorable fabric flower embellishment!

Seriously, these bags are PERFECT! Every lady in your life needs one. So take this class and whip up some great gifts for your gal pals, daughters, mother, grand mother, the baby sitter, whoever! Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day or even plan way ahead and make all the ladies on your shopping list one of these sweet bags for Christmas! I got one this past holiday season and it was without a doubt one of my favorite gifts! So hurry up and register for this super fun class, it's only two weeks away!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sew Fresh!

Sew Fresh! is a place for fabric-loving crafters with a modern style to come together for ideas, inspiration, and community! Whether you're a whiz on the sewing machine or you're literally terrified to use one, this group is where you can get new project ideas, learn fun and different techniques, participate in creative conversation and see that ANYONE can make lovely & modern creations for your home, family and more!

The first meet up will be next Thursday, March 10th from 6-7pm in the Cabbage Rose classroom but feel free to come early! This is going to be a super fun and inspiring group so bring all your pals and see what the buzz is about!

For more info, check out the Sew Fresh! blog.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Sale!

Just a quick note to let you all know that now through Monday 3 of our newest lines for Spring, Oh My by Sanae, Oasis by 3 Sisters and Lovely by Sandy Gervais are all currently 10% OFF!

We also have some great lines like Spa, Origins, Prayer Flag, Kashmir V and Gypsy Rose on sale for 25% OFF so go crazy in that SALE section!

The 3rd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is almost here!

If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area next weekend, be sure to hit up the Spring Fling! There will be lots of awesome indie designers, crafters and artist showing off there wares at this fun and totally free event! Bring your kids, bring your friends, or bring your pooch! Either way, this will be an awesome event that you don't want to miss! You can get more information on their website!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Guess who...

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat!!!

Be sure to stock up on the adorable Dr. Seuss fabrics before they're all gone!