What We Love - December 1, 2011
December 1, 2011
The year is winding down to a festive close, and yet we are still adding some of the most fabulous fabrics we have received all year. Let's take a look at some of the highlights from the last couple of weeks.
Speaking of the year winding down, the cold weather is winding up! Even down here in the Beautiful South, we are finally feeling the chill. Don't get me wrong, the chill in the air means all good things to me like hot chocolate, holiday parties and great clothes! We have a terrific collection of Quilted Ripstop Nylon to line your winter coat. The colors are so great you could wear it on the outside as a quilted vest lined in something soft and warm like flannel.
I like to spruce up my home this time of year, and also create a few gifts made by hand. We have a fantasic fabric line from Kokka called Ruby Star Rising that is imported from Japan. The prints are fabulous especially if you like a quirky or retro vibe. I'm not into all the time, but I like a little kitch now and then. These fabrics are printed on a cotton/linen blend. They are medium weight so they are great for anything from pillows to tote bags to jackets. My favorite prints are the View Master Slides. I see something in my sister's stocking made from those prints.
My other print obsession these days has to do with anything Paris, France, French or Parisian. My husband and I were lucky enough to spend our honeymoon in Paris ten years ago. I was in love with the art, the style, the food, the music and the fashion before. This trip sealed the deal. Our newest desinger, Stella Dot, has brought us a collection called J'adore Stella. I j'adore this collection all the way down to the stripes. Since I am not a quilter, these fabrics represent things like napkins, aprons, pajamas and the like. Do you dream in French, too?
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