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Facebook giveaway……

Saturday, October 19th, 2013


So – in an attempt to garner a facebook audience (really it is all kinda surreal, I do remember when facebook didn’t exist) I am doing a giveaway for October.  Two winners will each win two Fassett Fat Quarters, I will mail them out, they will fit in a regular envelope.

To enter like the Facebook page.

I don’t have a picture for this post, so I will give you how fashion design, in my house with two little girls and waaaay too much fabric happens.

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Her shirt is a neat one, it is Yoda at Disney whatever park, the front says “Judge me by my size, do you”… the case of that little lady it is your mistake to make!  (Barbie’s feet survived intact).

Have a good day, off to take that one to hockey to join the rest of the family at hockey, I will be at the shop!

New fabric, new blogger, NEW LOCATION!!!!!

Monday, October 14th, 2013


Yup, been a while.

Sorry.  Stuff has been rocking along, we had Kaffe and Brandon to the shop, the lecture and the workshop went swimmingly.  The happy “workshoppers” took away their compositions, and the dynamic duos infectious enthusiasm, to finish their creations at home.  The lecture and the workshop were truly an interesting and inspiring experience.

I only snapped a few phone pics (always a hit  or – more frequently – miss process with me), a friend took a bunch during the workshop I will get form her and forward to attendees.

Kaffe and Brandon teaching final








Girls, Kaffe and Brandon final








So – what else is  new?

New Fabric – JUST IN – Marquis Quilting Cotton from Robert Kaufman, two colourways in store.  This fabric is simply luscious, I couldn’t restrain myself.  I have a quilt underway with the Linen colourstory, as I couldn’t resist, matched with some Kona Solids form the shop, but I can’t wait to play with the Peacock colourstory.  There simply isn’t enough time in the day!

marquis peacock mosaic

marquis linen

What else … New Blogger!
A friend of mine has been most generous in helping the wee shop along, she and I collaborated (I conspired, she did the work, just saying) on a quilt, Michele will appear shortly in this space sharing the result with you….be kind to her, you will see more of her!

Sorry, can’t show you any pics but the progress glimpses I have posted on facebook, the move in is still underway! All the “stuff” has moved into the new, bright lovely space, now it needs to be sorted out. This is underway, we have some exciting new backdrops constructed by Mr. LCY, they give vertical display space behind the bins he had built for the other space, offering the ability to showcase a project completed with the fabric in the bin below. I am putting together a colour wall, a first for the shop, takes some time to get it right. I am done grey into light blue on the top, and red on the bottom…..still lots to go! Mr. LCY is also building two new tables, this will give class seating for up to 20…..very exciting! And when not in use display space.

So – pics on the new spot (which is 425 Whitevale Road, Whitevale), so same address, but now the front of the building, under the porch, with high ceilings and windows on 3 sides for lots of natural light, coming very soon.

Before that, stay tuned for Michele!