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{Fabric Friday} Wonderful Textile Archive

I learned about Andrea Aranow’s textile archive last week on the FORTPORT blog. It’s such a great project & truly amazing collection – I felt the need to share it with my fellow textile enthusiasts. Pop on by to read the article if you have a chance- it’s a great blog as well. Can you imagine having all of your fabrics organized & archived like that? Well, maybe you already do- but I don’t & I’m in awe. Happy Fabric Friday! I’ll be doing some sewing this weekend. Will you? 

Also, a big thanks to the men & women that have & continue to serve our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!
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{Fabric Friday} Sweet Nostalgia…

As you may know, I’ve been stashing away fabrics for quite awhile. Sometimes, I don’t know why I’m drawn to a pattern but I feel a strong attachment to it & get a little bit to save for the right occasion. I decided to put together a few bundles of fabrics for hutch studio the other day that consisted mostly of vintage reprints but that are all really hard to find now. I think I started stashing most of these when I was thinking about being a mom someday.

These fabrics are sweet, nostalgic, & perfect for baby quilt or any other fun project for your child. There are 2 bundles available here. Happy Fabric Friday!  Do you have any fun & creative projects planned for the long weekend?

{Fabric Friday} Sweet Nostalgia…

As you may know, I’ve been stashing away fabrics for quite awhile. Sometimes, I don’t know why I’m drawn to a pattern but I feel a strong attachment to it & get a little bit to save for the right occasion. I decided to put together a few bundles of fabrics for hutch studio the other day that consisted mostly of vintage reprints but that are all really hard to find now. I think I started stashing most of these when I was thinking about being a mom someday.

These fabrics are sweet, nostalgic, & perfect for baby quilt or any other fun project for your child. There are 2 bundles available here. Happy Fabric Friday!  Do you have any fun & creative projects planned for the long weekend?

{Fabric Friday} Owls & Nests…

In my studio I have a stack of square, screen-printed pieces of fabric that are waiting for that perfect project. While I’ve had many ideas for how to use them, time is tricky these days. I’ve been nothing short of impressed with recent klt:works collaborations & I think they may have inspired an idea. I’ve decided to start selling some of my owl & nest screen-printed fabric squares in the klt:work etsy shop.  These squares are perfect for quilts, clothing, pillows, framing, you name it!  I really love seeing what people create so I thought it would be fun to start a flickr group called “friends of klt:works” with the thought that if anyone wants to post what they make with these fabric squares, they’ll have a place. Who knows, there may be a contest somewhere down the road. Happy Fabric Friday everyone! Any creative projects planned for this weekend? 

{Fabric Friday} Owls & Nests…

In my studio I have a stack of square, screen-printed pieces of fabric that are waiting for that perfect project. While I’ve had many ideas for how to use them, time is tricky these days. I’ve been nothing short of impressed with recent klt:works collaborations & I think they may have inspired an idea. I’ve decided to start selling some of my owl & nest screen-printed fabric squares in the klt:work etsy shop.  These squares are perfect for quilts, clothing, pillows, framing, you name it!  I really love seeing what people create so I thought it would be fun to start a flickr group called “friends of klt:works” with the thought that if anyone wants to post what they make with these fabric squares, they’ll have a place. Who knows, there may be a contest somewhere down the road. Happy Fabric Friday everyone! Any creative projects planned for this weekend? 

{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Fabric Friday} Mr Rabbit Rawlinson …

I have a stack of special fabrics in my studio- the stack is reserved for just the right project. A lot of the stack consists of the hand printed textiles that Helen Rawlinson makes. I’ve posted about her gorgeous designs before I know, but you can never get too much of a good thing. When I was thinking about making my Rabbit Plushies, I knew right away what fabrics I wanted to use on their backs… three of my saved Helen fabrics (lime spot, fuchsia ABC, & charcoal pebble). 

I’m really drawn to the modern, vibrant, & clean aesthetic of Helen’s work. As to not reinvent the wheel, I’m going to give you links to the other posts I’ve written about her designs too. I’ve been a fan for quite awhile now.


I love to work with handprinted fabrics particularly when I have a face to the name . So, these little Rabbits were extra fun to make- it’s like they really did magically pop out of Cardboard Man’s hat. Happy Fabric Friday! Have a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

{Fabric Friday} Mr Rabbit Rawlinson …

I have a stack of special fabrics in my studio- the stack is reserved for just the right project. A lot of the stack consists of the hand printed textiles that Helen Rawlinson makes. I’ve posted about her gorgeous designs before I know, but you can never get too much of a good thing. When I was thinking about making my Rabbit Plushies, I knew right away what fabrics I wanted to use on their backs… three of my saved Helen fabrics (lime spot, fuchsia ABC, & charcoal pebble). 

I’m really drawn to the modern, vibrant, & clean aesthetic of Helen’s work. As to not reinvent the wheel, I’m going to give you links to the other posts I’ve written about her designs too. I’ve been a fan for quite awhile now.


I love to work with handprinted fabrics particularly when I have a face to the name . So, these little Rabbits were extra fun to make- it’s like they really did magically pop out of Cardboard Man’s hat. Happy Fabric Friday! Have a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

{Fabric Friday} CourtneyCourtney…

Courtney Chu is a magician with repurposed or “upcycled” textiles. She creates unique, “visually striking”, & comfy pieces of art to wear. This lady knows her stuff when it comes to designing these cool clothes. Her background includes an Industrial Design major from Carnegie Mellon University & she has a full time job as a product designer for a children’s rainwear & accessory company. She masterfully creates clothes that show her enthusiasm for  design, sewing, upcycling, & textiles. 

I recently sent Courtney a few of my “oops” prints for her to incorporate into her designs & I LOVE what she came up with. I really want this first dress in my size! 
(“oops” prints: are prints that have irregularities in either the fabric they are printed on or in the screenprinting.)

KLT owl image used from this.

KLT owl image used from this.
KLT nest image used from this & owl image from this
KLT dog image from this.

I’m so thrilled that our paths crossed & I look forward to sending more prints her way in the future. If you are interested in purchasing some of her creations, make sure you sign up for Courtney’s emails here so you can see fun new photoshoots & all of the new courtneycourtney dresses that are available for purchase. Thanks for the inspiration Courtney! I love to see KLT through your eyes.  Check out courtneycourtneyon FB too! 
(all images property of Courtney Chu)

Happy 4th of July weekend (or Canada Day weekend) everyone!