Archive for August, 2008

Vintage Buttons

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I adore vintage buttons and have been collecting them for ages. When I opened StitchCraft in back in February I put them all in a big bowl and marked them at 25 cents each. And they sat there. And sat. So last month I designed some cards and had them printed up. And now my new TV watching project is sorting and sewing buttons on cards. We have SO many for sale and they are priced to move!

New fabrics from Blank Textiles

Friday, August 29th, 2008

We got in some fantastic new fabrics yesterday. They are by Blank Textiles and I love them because they are not everywhere. As much as I love Amy Butler, Alexander Henry etc. I don’t like selling the same everyone else is. So I’ve been actively sourcing different things, And 2 HUGE boxes arrived yesterday! Take a peek:

Pretty, huh?

And more new fabrics…

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Yes, the boxes are starting to arrive. Lots and lots of boxes filled with beautiful new fabrics. These fabrics from Erin McMorris’s Park Slope collection are just gorgeous. I can totally imagine them as totebags or skirts. Yay!

New fabrics!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

We got some new Alexander Henry fabrics in the other day:


I love the 50s vibe. Very Mad Men! And very guy friendly! 

 We also got in a restock on the Joel Dewberry sparrows. This was a pleasant surprise because I had ordered it months ago and it just never shipped which usually means it’s out of stock and not being reprinted. Well, guess what? I have it!


We have many more fabrics arriving in the next week. Here’s a sneak preview:

Craft Stylish Totebag contest deadline is today!

Friday, August 1st, 2008


Hey folks, listen up! today is the last day to enter Craft Stylish’s totebag contest!

Our first CraftStylish challenge invites you to show us your stuff, your crafty stuff—tote bag style. Make, create and craft a Tote-ally fabulous tote bag, post pictures of your entry. After posting your entry, be sure to tell your friends by adding our Tote-ally crafty badge to your web page. The challenge will be open for entries until 11:59pm ET on July 31st. Keep your fingers crossed until August 8th when we’ll announce four challenge winners (one for each category) on CraftStylish. The prize? Four Grand Prize Packages will be awarded to each winner of every category.

The Grand Prize Packages consist of a fabulous and official CraftStylish tote bag filled to the brim with crafty delights worth over $250 including:

  • $50 Gift Card from
  • Lantern Moon Jade/Chocolate Silk Needle Case
  • Lantern Moon Knitting needles - 1 pair size 6, 10″ straight needles in ebony AND 1 pair Destiny circulars, size 8 26″length, in rich rosewood.
  • Rotary Cutter from Martelli Enterprises

Library of crafty books including:

The Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge

It’s simple; make an absolutely fabulous tote bag, any style or size, and any way that you like.

We’ve created four craft categories to challenge your skills, inspire your imagination and show us your craft passion. They are:

Play Ball: This category celebrates the most inspired use of yarn. Be it by stitch, loop or some other daring technique, show us just how far some skeins of yarn can go when put to the challenge.

All That Glitters: You’ll have to get your bling on for this category, for we are looking for the most spellbinding use of embellishment. Think: eye-catching, head turning, and Va Va Voom WOW!

Eco-Chic: If you are an ardent recycler or a master of innovation (or both) this category is for you. Make a tote bag out of the brilliant use of recycled, or unconventional materials.

The Omni-Crafter Special: If you are the lucky challenge hopeful who simply can’t decide which one of your crafty passions to employ, try all of them. This category challenges you to make artful use of as many DIY talents you can get into the making of one awesome tote.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Scroll down to the bottom of this post where you will find a picture frame icon. Click on where it says ‘ post your project in the gallery.’
  • Follow the post form to post your tote bag. All entries should include the following:
  1. Title of your bag
  2. A brief description of how you created it, the category that you are entering and a sentence or two telling us why you should win.
  3. Please post at least two great images of your tote bag (image requirements are detailed in the form)

Project entries can be posted until July 31th 11:59pm ET. Contest winners for each category will be announced on August 8th on

If you have any questions or comments about The Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge please feel free to post them below. All questions will be answered here (below.)

For details on rules and eligibility please click here.

Good Luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are over the age of majority in their province of residence. Sweepstake void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

PS: the bag in the contest logo was made by yours truly for the current issue :)