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

 

 

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

Feb 072013
 

We’ve been waiting for this fabric collection for quite some time!

Type by Julia Rothman

Type by Julia Rothman is a playful collection with a soothing color combination and a cool retro vibe. The collection is filled with patterns of vintage typewriters, tossed paper clips, typewriter keys and notepads. Put your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and paper and whip up the perfect project for your home or office.

Type_Collage

If you are not familiar with the talented Ms. Rothman, you’ve got to check out her website. Her designs can be found on everything from wallpaper to temporary tattoos!

There’s also a great free pattern that uses these fabrics. The pattern was designed by the lovely Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie. We’ve got a kit made up and ready to go. As an added bonus, the price marked is 10% off retail!

Typeface Quilt Kit

You’ll definitely be seeing this fabric made in to tote bags, iPhone/iPad cases, and zippered pouches very soon!

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Dec 222012
 

Every year I vow that I will not still be sewing on Christmas Eve but stuff happens and there I am sewing like a mad woman by the light of the Christmas tree. Every. Single. Year. and this year will not be an exception. Oh well, I’ll just start calling it a “tradition” and all will be good.

I think one of the things that trips me up is trying to find things that I want to make. Pinterest has been an incredible help but I still find that I’m Googling tutorials late into the night. Often I will think of an idea but then promptly forget what it was I wanted to make. Isn’t getting old fun?!

I decided I’d start a go-to list of ideas, tutorials, and patterns that make great gifts. Some I’ve made (and loved) before; others I’m sure I will make one day. This list will be ever growing as I find new gift ideas. (I put an * by the ones I’ve made.)

Last Minute Gift Ideas to Sew

 For Kids:For Kids

For Teens:

Gift Ideas for Teens to Sew

For Mom:

Gift Ideas to Make for Mom

For Dad:

Gift Ideas to Make for Dad

Hope this helps give you some ideas as to what you can make last minute for the people in your life. As I said before, this will be an ever growing, ever evolving list. A great reference for when you need to make a gift last minute.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Oct 182012
 

Big savings this week at Lola Pink! Take 20% off all New Arrivals through Monday, October 22nd. And yes, it does include Chevrons, Happy Land by Jennifer Paganelli, Bella by Lotta Jandotter, and Oh Deer! by Momo plus many more! Now would be a great time to stock up on fabrics for all your Christmas presents you know you want to make. :)

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Happy Sewing!

Jen & Janet

Oct 052012
 

 

Ok so I admit it … I LOVE Pinterest!! There is so much inspiration to be found .. now to find the time to make it all! This week I fell in love with these fun projects …

Starting at the top and working clockwise ..

1. Four Leaf Pillows with Piping – http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-four-leaf-pillow-cover-with-piping.html

2. Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress made with Sarah Jane Out To Sea fabrics – http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliceloveshandmade/7970507346/

3. Refracted Quilt Tutorial – http://www.madebymarzipan.com/?x=3285

4. Gingham Inspired Quilt - http://craftyblossom.blogspot.com/2012/09/gingham-patchwork-quilt.html

5. Fat  Quarter Tote Bag – http://cicadadaydream.blogspot.com/2009/02/fat-quarter-tote-bag-tutorial.html

6. Pretty Strip Quilt – origin not known

7.Pouf Pin Cushion – https://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/you-can-do-it-s4h-ez-2-do-mini-pouf-pincushion

 

Have a great Friday and Happy Sewing!

Jen

Sep 052012
 

We love Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey. It’s Christmas-y without knocking you over your head with it. The colors are fantastic and the prints are adorable! Love the little birds and presents as well as the Christmas sweaters and cards. Aneela’s been sewing up a storm with her new fabrics.

Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey Project Collage

You can find these projects and more on her blog. Cherry Christmas is available now in yardage and precuts!

Stay tuned for more Cherry Christmas projects. We’ll be featuring a Christmas tree skirt I made with the fabrics for our Christmas in July party. It turned out too-stinking cute! :)