Sunday, July 15, 2012

Is this thing on?

Hello!  Things have been quite quiet in these parts, and I really don't have an explanation as for why.  I've been squeezing in at least a little sewing time in the evenings, yet seem to be making no real progress on any of my projects.  I thought I'd just pop in and do a quick refresh, more to keep myself from feeling like I've been a stitching slacker!

Tula Pink Birds and Bees

Now, I may not have been doing an exceptional amount of sewing, but I've certainly been doing a great job of online fabric shopping!  This fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's The Birds and the Bees came from Ruth at SewLoveFabrics.  I completely forgot that Ruth lives about 10 minutes from me (I've actually been to her home to fabric shop a few years ago!), so when she saw my order come in at the end of last week, she messaged me to see if I wanted her to just drop off the fabric I had ordered in my mailbox, as she was going to be out near my house this weekend.  Of course I said yes, and Ruth (a.k.a. the magic fabric fairy) delivered this stack of goodness on Saturday morning.  I've just been admiring it so far, but have plans to cut into it soon and will be using Tula's Snow Globes pattern.


I also picked up this pretty bundle of Birch organic fabrics from Del Ray Fabrics along with some Ruby Star Shining typewriters (now out of stock) and a few fun Heather Ross prints that aren't pictured.  I have no plans for that stack or the extras just yet, but it sure is pretty, and those organic prints are so nice and silky, I have been randomly petting them at least daily as I walk by.


What I have been stitching up a storm is a project I can't share just yet, but here are the trimmings to show I have been working on something!


One more sneaky-peek- check back on Tuesday for a fun gift tutorial as part of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  The festivities kick off tomorrow over at Don't Call me Betsy, and will feature 10 different gift/decor tutorials to get a jump start on your holiday sewing!


  1. Looks intriguing, Jess, especially that last photo! Isn't Ruth the best?!?!?!

  2. Oh I love Tula Pink *sigh* Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

  3. It's summer, I think we're all taking a bit of a break! Your Tula Pink is gorgeous, but I'm really loving that blue/grey/orange stack! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

  4. Hi Jess,
    I linked over from the Christmas in July hop, and I'm your newest follower. I'm so glad to have met you. I look forward to seeing more of your blog and projects!

  5. Who wouldn't love to win that bundle! I love it and thanks for the projects! Carol

  6. I am debating some Birds and Bees... can't wait to see what you do with yours!