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

Jul 172012
 

Robert Kaufman recently released 28 new KONA solid colors and we have 14 of them now in stock. The new colors are so saturated and gorgeous!

New Kona Cotton Solids at Lola Pink Fabrics

 

I’ve got several projects in mind for these new colors. I’m such a fan of solids only quilts! Though I do love my prints too .. so much to do and so little time to do it!

The colors we got in stock include ..

New Kona Solids Melanie picked Kumquat and Wisteria as her favorites yesterday. I shall go with Azalea and Water .. just yummy! So if you had to pick .. which one would you chose as your favorite??

Added bonus:  They are on sale right now too!  20% off!!!  You can find them all right here!

Jun 142012
 

We absolutely love Dena Designs latest fabric collection, Pretty Little Things. Fun and whimsical, this collection by Dena Designs features a combination of hand painted florals with fresh geometric prints in aqua and pink. Inspired by sweet handmade projects, these are the perfect patterns to create pretty little things.

To get you started, Dena posted one of her favorite DIY projects on her blog and even filmed a video to go along with it. Fabric covered albums are easy, fun, beautiful gifts.

DIY Fabric Covered Album by Dena Designs. Fabric found at Lola Pink Fabrics #lolapinkYou can also use this same method to cover all sorts of items around the house .. journals, boxes, magazine holders would be perfect!

The Pretty Little Things fabric Dena used in her tutorial is now available in the shop. This collection is gorgeous!

Sep 142010
 

I can’t believe the month is half over already!  Someone slow it down!!!!  There are at least 2 brand new collections arriving this month that I want to make sure you know about!  I’ll do one today – and maybe one later this week!

City Weekend from Liesl of Oliver + S will arrive this month. It’s available in cottons and select prints are also knits.  Liesl lives in New York City, which obviously influences her great style.  She is also a mom and that means her styles really can be worn by children.  I’m not sure how to approach this – but I think some of us might overlook her designs because they are not flashy and that means they don’t “show” as well online.  I’m not trying to underestimate you guys (or rather, gals!) but I want to make sure you don’t overlook this line!

Her patterns are not fussy and really focus on great design details.  She has designed for well known fashion leaders (like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger among others) so you know you’re getting high end design when it comes to City Weekend and Oliver + S.  Please have a look at her blog! (what’s that? a link to click on?!?!?) You won’t be disappointed…plus it’ll show you the fabrics in use!  Yay!

The yardage of cottons and knits are to arrive sometime this month – and the newest patterns are in transit to me!  See all the fabrics here (yep…that’s a link…you can click on it!) and sign up to be notified as soon as they arrive!  You definitely won’t want to miss out!

Aug 112010
 

Aunt Heather took us to Sealife up in Tempe while she was visiting.  I figured the least I could do was make the girls cute dresses to wear while we were there. ;-)   And what better fabric for visiting an aquarium than Patty Young’s Gold Fish?  I ask you that!

Since we were short on time, I used the KISS method when planning the outfits.  The two dresses took 1.25 yard of fabric (3/4 for Haley’s – 1/3 for Leah’s) and less than 2 hours to make.  Some elastic thread and wa-la.  Two dresses for the aquarium!

(The lighing inside was not ideal for photographs – but here are a few more photos!)

May 282010
 

I was shocked when Patty Young‘s newest fabric showed up on my doorstep!  I was told to expect delivery in July. :-)   Well, I’m super happy it’s here!  And it’s super happy too!  (Yes, fabric has emotion in my house.  Okay?)

Playdate is a relatively small collection with 16 fabrics and a rag doll panel!

PLAYDATE by Patty Young

Now the info overload starts. I’m going to try to keep it simple….I promise!

I’m testing out Fat Eighth sets with this line. A fat 1/8 will measure approximately 9 inches x 22 inches in size (a quarter yard cut in half vertically). Not only is this an awesome way to sample the line of fabric, but you can also use it in tons of quilt patterns and all the stash books that are being published.  You get to choose Fat Quarter, Fat Eighth or Half Yard Set.  Each set comes with one doll panel.  Find them here!

The doll panel includes 3 dolls on each panel.  Each doll measures approximately 18×7 inches in size.  Patty talks more about the evolution of her ModKid “Potty Girls” on her blog.

PLUS for Memorial Day weekend only – use the code PLAY for 15% off ANY of Patty’s fabrics or patterns!!!!  That includes what is left of Andalucia, Mezzanine, Flora & Fauna and her ModKid patterns!  (The Stella bag is already 30% off with the bag sale…so it’s not included.  I figured you’d rather have 30% than 15%, right?  And just in case you wondered, Patty has the best patterns on the market.  Hands down!)

And can I just quickly remind you how awesome Patty’s fabrics look with Denim? (which is back in stock!)  Here is a recent creation with the Frida pattern and her new Playdate Goldfish print.  How fantastic, no?!?!?

Alright – that should do it for this post!  I have a few other things I want to share with you, but in the interest of organization, they’ll be separated into their own post.  (WOAH – me trying to be organized?!?!?  You can be impressed. :-)  )

Mar 252010
 

A dear friend of mine had a little boy recently.  I honestly can’t remember what I have given her over the years.  (and that is if I got around to giving her anything.  *sigh*  I am THAT person.  *double sigh*  My issues could definitely fill this blog daily from now until eternity… :-) )  In any case, I was really excited when she had a little boy because it gave me a chance to use the Sock Monkey fabric from Moda!

sock monkey baby quilt

It’s a little quilt. Just the right size for a crib or stroller cover up. Or for a little tummy time on the floor. Easy to throw in the diaper bag or stroller. I didn’t want it to be too large. I hope that she can use it and enjoy it. I enjoyed making it. I stole the idea from my friend, Elena. (Who will be having her little boy today! Of course, I can’t give a quilter a quilt…so who knows what I’ll give her!)  My quilt has no plan.  No rhyme or reason.  Just some cute fabric cut into random sized rectangles and sewn together.  Probably not the best approach, but remember, I am not really a quilter.  Just a sewist that sometimes feels like quilting! :D

All the sock monkey fabrics are in my here in my shop.  And I’ve also started a section on my website for boys fabrics.  It is not all-inclusive, but it’s a nice place to start!