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So did you all survive last week?  It was questionable over here.  Actually, I am blessed to have a wonderful friend and amazing mom, both of whom are work horses and help me prepare for the spring bazaar.  I never could have managed it by myself.

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My friend, also created all my price tags and signage (at the very last minute I might add).  Cute, dontcha think?

Generally my sewing skills are focused around quilts, but I really enjoyed making Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches by So-Sew-Easy.com.  If you haven’t checked out her site, you should.  She is a great resource for all things sewing…tutorials, patterns, projects, and general sewing information.Although I prepped enough fabric for six Wide Open Pouches by Noodle-Head.com, I ran out of time.  The two I made came out really cute though (if I do say so myself).

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Wide Open Pouch 1

Noodle Head is also another fantastic resource for all things sewing.  If I can make pouches from both of these women’s patterns, you can too.

Then I got on the needle minder band wagon.  These are so fun to make and adorable when finished.

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I haven’t used these for hand sewing (because I haven’t done much lately) but I do have one stuck to both of my sewing machines because I am forever losing my needles.  Problem solved!  Brilliant use of fussy cut fabric and magnets.

And let’s not forget about the cutting, cutting, cutting!  All Cotton + Steel Black and White bundles shipped out the beginning of the week.

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I fell in love with this fabric more with each cut.  Seriously!  Here’s a little secret…I don’t allow myself to cut fabric from my shop to hoard in my stash.  If I did, I’d soon be highlighted on Hoarders: Buried Alive.  I did cut some of the B & W for my stash though.  Why?  Because I know it’s going to sell out quickly and I don’t want to miss out.  I love it that much.

And speaking of falling in love, Fantasia by Sara Lawson for Art Gallery Fabrics is such a sweet line.

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There is a nice balance between fantasy and classy with unicorns, mushrooms, flowers and also stripes and blenders in classic colors and they play so well with other fabric lines too.

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Playing with C+S and Dottie

When I first saw this line I liked it (obviously) but when I opened the box of bolts … ah, so wonderful.  These are such pretty fabrics, much more so in person.

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Again with C+S and Dottie

Don’t be fooled by the Fantasia name and unicorns though, this fabric line is quite versatile and not just for little girls.

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Partnering with Athena

Big news…I’m in the process of adding Free Spirit Fabrics to the shop which means I might just have Tula Pink in the shop this summer.  Yes, you did hear me squeal a little.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a HUGE Tula Pink fan as can be seen by the obnoxious stash shown below.  Super excited about this.

Tula Stash

What are you up to for the weekend?  Managing to find some time for sewing?  I’m heading out for a weekend-long workshop.  Doing what you ask?  I can’t tell you quite yet (such a tease).  There are some very exciting things brewing behind the scenes of Gotcha Covered Quilting.

 

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