Lola Pink_Jen

May 222013
 

 

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

It’s a perfect summer day and things are looking up. She can’t help but skip along, not a care in the world. Wearing a beautiful vintage dress with all her favorite colors, lime green flats, a bright red popsicle in hand, under a beautiful aqua sky, she’s happy-go-lucky, and today life couldn’t be any sweeter. Full of cheery dots, stripes, vintage florals and delightful scallops, with happy-go-lucky that beautiful summer day is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

I spy a BERNINA on her sewing room table!

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Blue

photo from Camille Roskelley’s blog

If you’re a fan of Bonnie & Camille’s, you will absolutely love this new collection. Especially if you still have some prints leftover from her previous collections; they work so well together!

The Happy-G0-Lucky prints and precuts are shipping now!

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out Camille’s blog, Simplify.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

 

 

May 132013
 

Coasters Collage

I absolutely adore my new coasters! The embroideries are from the To The Letter design CD from BERNINA. The detail of each letter and the hand-look of the stitches is phenomenal. We’ve made several projects with this particular design package. It’s definitely a shop favorite right now.

Coasters Tsuru

The fabric I used for the back is from the Tsuru collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale. This fabric collection ranks right up there with Kate Spain’s Fandango as one of my all-time favorites. So far I’ve used them for my coasters, made a Washi Dress (photos coming soon), and have some fabric cut for either a Wiksten Tank or other dress … and that’s just a start!

We have the fabric in stock now if you’d like to pick some up for you (before I take it all home with me). If you’d like us to reserve one of the To The Letter CDs for you, just let us know. We’ve been selling out of them and always have more on order. If you’re not local to SW Louisiana, you can pick up a copy of the CD at your local BERNINA dealer.

Happy Sewing,

Jen

May 122013
 

Modern Patchwork Magazine

Also arriving was the new Modern Patchwork magazine. If you’ve been looking for a new project, this is definitely the magazine for you! Chock full of great quilts and other fun projects including pillows, aprons, and totes. Plus this great idea for fabric frames from Jenean Morrison ..

Modern Patchwork - Jenean Morrison

I will definitely be holding one of these magazines back for me. There are some great Christmas present ideas in here!

There’s only 3 of this magazine left in stock. If you’d like us to reserve one for you, just let us know. They run $14.99.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

May 112013
 

Stitch Style Magazine

The new Stitch Style magazine is now available and full of inspiration and patterns.This easy kimono sleeve dress definitely caught my eye. Now to get some new knits in stock!

Kimono - Style Stitch

They also included a fantastic article on Jenny Gordy of Wiksten fame. She sounds just as lovely as I always imagined her to be. Now it’s gotten me inspired to crank out some more tanks and Tovas!

Wiksten - Stitch Style

We’ve got a handful of this magazine up front by the counter. If you’re not able to drop in the shop, let me know and we can ship one out to you. The price is $14.99.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

May 102013
 

These lovely new prints from Dena Designs arrived today.

Love & Joy by Dena Designs

These prints remind me of two previous collections of hers, Leanika and Kumari Gardens, rolled into one glorious collection. Any one of these prints would look amazing made into a sweet bishop dress for spring. The love birds even make their triumphant return!

Birds

Get them while they’re here … if they sell anything like Leanika or Kumari Gardens, these sweet prints won’t be around long.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Feb 112013
 

I gotta admit … I’m a bit jealous of people who have the eye for repurposing items and making them fabulous. I just don’t have it. For example, how cute is this dress that Melanie made using one of her old skirts?!

Melanie Dramatic Repurposed Skirt

Remove waistband, add some shirring and some ribbon for straps and voila … you have a super cute dress that any little girl would love.  So cute and so easy!!

But this brings up something else that I have been too chicken to try … shirring!! The concept seems easy enough and is according to Melanie but I don’t know … Maybe it’s time to fish the elastic thread out of the back of the drawer and give it a go. This tutorial from Pink Fig made it seem not as terrifying! Shirring has officially been added to my list of techniques I must try before the year is up … unless I chicken out ;)

Would love to see some of your repurposed goods to get me inspired. I figure the more I see, the easier it might become for me to start seeing things in a new way. Post your links below to share.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Feb 082013
 

Give Tula Pink a BERNINA 780 and DesignWorks tools and she will do absolutely amazing things! We’ve done a few things here and there with ours but this girl takes the tools to a whole new level! Check it out …

Tula using the CutWorks tool with fabric …

Tula Pink CutWorks Garland

Tula using the CutWorks tool on wood!! … WOOD!

Tula Pink CutWorks Cards

Tula Pink using the new PaintWorks tool:

Tula Pink PaintWork Pillow

and last but not least … Tula Pink using the 780 embroidery:

Tula Pink Zebra Pillow

I absolutely love how she took one of the ordinary designs that I’ve looked over dozens of times and turned it into something cool! The genius of Tula Pink just blows me away.

We’ve gotten the opportunity to meet her several times at Market and she is one of the sweetest people we’ve met. So friendly and down-to-earth. We’re hoping to get her down to Lola Pink in the near future!

Want to see the 780 and DesignWorks tools in person? Come stop by the shop! The 780 is definitely a Lola Pink favorite.

Now off to play on the 780!!

Jen