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{Everyday Inspiration} more Marimekko…

January was good to my ever growing stack of Marimekko fabric. I actually might call January 2011, the textile month because I went a little bonkers with finding gorgeous fabrics internationally. Not to mention I brushed up on my textile/design history and learned about a lot of amazing textile designers. Most of my fabric purchases came from Finland or the UK with a combination of cool vintage & new finds that I’m really excited about. So what am I going to do with all of this fabric you ask? Oh, oodles & oodles… but lets’ start with some new slug plushies, a kitty, … and ol’ Phil the Groundhogs cousin- Mr. Squirrel.

I find making plush out of Marimekko fabric so inspiring- my hands can’t keep up with my ideas. The painter in me loves to play with different color combinations in search of making the colors sing.  While I realize this isn’t Friday – and this could be classified as a Fabric Friday post, I felt it belonged in my Everyday Inspiration category as well. Besides, who couldn’t use a jolt of gorgeous color on a Wednesday? What would you do if this was your stack of fabric?

{Everyday Inspiration} more Marimekko…

January was good to my ever growing stack of Marimekko fabric. I actually might call January 2011, the textile month because I went a little bonkers with finding gorgeous fabrics internationally. Not to mention I brushed up on my textile/design history and learned about a lot of amazing textile designers. Most of my fabric purchases came from Finland or the UK with a combination of cool vintage & new finds that I’m really excited about. So what am I going to do with all of this fabric you ask? Oh, oodles & oodles… but lets’ start with some new slug plushies, a kitty, … and ol’ Phil the Groundhogs cousin- Mr. Squirrel.

I find making plush out of Marimekko fabric so inspiring- my hands can’t keep up with my ideas. The painter in me loves to play with different color combinations in search of making the colors sing.  While I realize this isn’t Friday – and this could be classified as a Fabric Friday post, I felt it belonged in my Everyday Inspiration category as well. Besides, who couldn’t use a jolt of gorgeous color on a Wednesday? What would you do if this was your stack of fabric?

{Everyday Inspiration} more Marimekko…

January was good to my ever growing stack of Marimekko fabric. I actually might call January 2011, the textile month because I went a little bonkers with finding gorgeous fabrics internationally. Not to mention I brushed up on my textile/design history and learned about a lot of amazing textile designers. Most of my fabric purchases came from Finland or the UK with a combination of cool vintage & new finds that I’m really excited about. So what am I going to do with all of this fabric you ask? Oh, oodles & oodles… but lets’ start with some new slug plushies, a kitty, … and ol’ Phil the Groundhogs cousin- Mr. Squirrel.

I find making plush out of Marimekko fabric so inspiring- my hands can’t keep up with my ideas. The painter in me loves to play with different color combinations in search of making the colors sing.  While I realize this isn’t Friday – and this could be classified as a Fabric Friday post, I felt it belonged in my Everyday Inspiration category as well. Besides, who couldn’t use a jolt of gorgeous color on a Wednesday? What would you do if this was your stack of fabric?

{Fabric Friday} send in the clowns…

It’s a dark, dreary, & rainy day in the NW. What ‘s a girl to do to bring in the cheer around here? Well, the only solution that I came up with was to bring in the clowns & the circus to Fabric Friday. I love all things circus & fair related. I think because of all of the Halloween & costume hubbub lately, my mind has sort of been stuck on the traveling circus. I thought it would be fun to travel the web and find some fabric dedicated to one of my favorite themes. Half of my finds were vintage & the other have were new. Take a little gander won’t you?
’50’s Fairground Vintage Fabric found here & Vintage Circus Fabric  found here 
Circus Tent Vintage Fabric found here & Shelburne Circus found here 

Japanese Clowns Fabric on cotton/linen found here  & Kokka Japanese Circus Fabric found here 

I think that might have just done the trick. I feel the corners of my mouth curving up.  But now I could sure use some popcorn & lemonade… Happy Fabric Friday!


{Fabric Friday} send in the clowns…

It’s a dark, dreary, & rainy day in the NW. What ‘s a girl to do to bring in the cheer around here? Well, the only solution that I came up with was to bring in the clowns & the circus to Fabric Friday. I love all things circus & fair related. I think because of all of the Halloween & costume hubbub lately, my mind has sort of been stuck on the traveling circus. I thought it would be fun to travel the web and find some fabric dedicated to one of my favorite themes. Half of my finds were vintage & the other have were new. Take a little gander won’t you?
’50’s Fairground Vintage Fabric found here & Vintage Circus Fabric  found here 
Circus Tent Vintage Fabric found here & Shelburne Circus found here 

Japanese Clowns Fabric on cotton/linen found here  & Kokka Japanese Circus Fabric found here 

I think that might have just done the trick. I feel the corners of my mouth curving up.  But now I could sure use some popcorn & lemonade… Happy Fabric Friday!


{Fabric Friday} send in the clowns…

It’s a dark, dreary, & rainy day in the NW. What ‘s a girl to do to bring in the cheer around here? Well, the only solution that I came up with was to bring in the clowns & the circus to Fabric Friday. I love all things circus & fair related. I think because of all of the Halloween & costume hubbub lately, my mind has sort of been stuck on the traveling circus. I thought it would be fun to travel the web and find some fabric dedicated to one of my favorite themes. Half of my finds were vintage & the other have were new. Take a little gander won’t you?
’50’s Fairground Vintage Fabric found here & Vintage Circus Fabric  found here 
Circus Tent Vintage Fabric found here & Shelburne Circus found here 

Japanese Clowns Fabric on cotton/linen found here  & Kokka Japanese Circus Fabric found here 

I think that might have just done the trick. I feel the corners of my mouth curving up.  But now I could sure use some popcorn & lemonade… Happy Fabric Friday!