Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fabric Love!!

Dr. Seuss has arrived at Dillinger Fabrics and we have some great coordinates to go with it!! So many new fabrics coming and we are working on putting together groups to make it easier for our customers to shop.

Cat In The HatStripes

Tossed Seuss

We've also added a lot of blenders and still have more to come. You can also order free sample swatches of the blender fabrics to be sure they will match your project! We know how tricky computer monitors can be so be sure to check related items on the fabric description pages to look for matching fabrics. You are always welcome to call or email us and we can help you pick out matching coordinates!

marbelous teal

Summer Song flannels are also in stock and a quick sew picnic blanket kit will be available June 15th! Lovely bright colors to wrap up in for summer!

partridgedots pink


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled...

Literally. I have been on a long but temporary hiatus from blogging (and listening to Led Zeppelin with Ayden who recently discovered Robert Plant). The last 6 months have brought a laundry list of adjustments including having my 3 and 5 year old at home with me. However, I am on the upswing now and will not be a stranger. My New Year's Resolution is to be more connected!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh, to be a child...

Took a nap today with Miss Vivi after swimming. This is how awesome my hair was when we woke up.
My husband thought it was cute. I think it reminds him of 80's crushes on girls with mall hair. Look familiar?
In honor of being nostalgic - Candyland is here and the cutest playmat/throw quilt kit and take-along bag will be ready for purchase next week.
Want to see??? Just a little preview :) Full pictures will be ready by Monday *fingers crossed*

Monday, July 19, 2010

Strawberry jam at the Krusty Krab

Sandi Henderson's Meadosweet line is my perfect reflection of summer. A gorgeous palette of color and prints that make you want to make a pretty tablecloth or girly bag. Favorite things about summer...
making jam
Yummy strawberries picked off the vine by two little munchkins making it all the sweeter
coffee on my patio
sand in my toes
sewing pretty skirts
Cooking with fruit :)
Little LuLu in her sunhat
Just your everyday average strawberry picking outfits
If you would just let me steal the strawberries in peace I wouldn't be so crusty
All I need is brown sugar - okay mom?
last but not least Berries & Buttercream
Super easy and delicious recipe! * 1 store bought (gasp!) angel food cake * Click Here for Buttercream Frosting * Loads of fresh picked berries
  1. Carefully slice the cake in half and set aside the top of the cake.
  2. Frost the middle with buttercream frosting.
  3. Put berries on the frosting.
  4. Put top back on cake and frost top and sides Cover in scrumdidliumptious fruit (courtesy of Willy Wonka)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Izzy and Ivy Sally Sun Hat - sooo cute

I spent the morning working on the Sally Sun Hat by Izzy and Ivy designs. Very excited to try it on Vivian I put it on her head and it was too small!!
:( I measured her noggy wrong so this one will have to be a gift for our new baby niece that is scheduled to arrive at the end of the month.
She has been bugging me all morning for her "at" so I have to get cracking and am going up 2 sizes. Hopefully it doesn't end up too big ! I had checked the band on her head as well and it seemed to fit but after all the layers were together it shrunk down a bit. :(
Cute though yes?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

who needs movies?

Ayden comes down to dinner in dress pants and a nice button-down shirt. "We're having a rock concert up in your bedroom. Me, Rocky, Chum-Chum and Cody. They are eating at the rock place while we have dinner. Except Cody, he is right sitting right there (pointing at the end of the table)" He continues on about tickets and band practice and his "bandmates" until I am under the table laughing to the point of tears. Ayden pats my head and says "What's wrong, are you okay mom?" *cough cough* "Yes I am just choking a little on my food, but I am okay now." (thank goodness this cover still works) A few minutes later I comment on his eyes looking puffy from too much chlorine. I tell him he should close his eyes under the water at the pool because he doesn't want his pretty brown eyes to fade (nice one mom) To which he replies "Well mom you know these cracks in your eyes? Sometimes it's hard not to get water in there." How can you argue with logic like that? This is my life. I couldn't make it up if I tried and I need to thank God for that every day. Sneak Peek I started the Sally Sun Hat by Izzy & Ivy Designs using these gorgeous colorful Sugar fabrics by Art Gallery. I will post pics tomorrow :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Say hello to Fred, Elvis and No-Name Slob

Our second cat of two brothers, George, passed away in March :( So to look on the positive side of missing my 20 lbs ball of grey fur and drool, I am now able to have two things - house plants and fish. And somehow, with out any planning, our fish match our personalities. Meet the Betta clan. Vivian's fish Fred: feisty, spits his food out, interested in everything everyone is "doin" Ayden's fish, Elvis : very calm and laid back, always hungry Shell's fish, No-Name Slob : likes to show off his pretty colors :), prone to mood swings I named him several times and kept asking my husband "What should I name him? " to which he would reply "You already named him! 'Poor slob with out a name!' " (A husband who watches Breakfast at Tiffany's with you more than once AND can remember a line from it is a keeper) And that is how fishy became known as No-Name Slob. Thank you Miss Holly Golightly