Saturday, June 19, 2010

Change of pace...

As I'm preparing to go Upstate to open the cottage, I haven't found a lot of time to sew. I had this bag cut out so I quickly sewed it together. It's made from vintage barkcloth...just a good carryall.

And here are my newest Lilly Pulitzer fabrics....I found them on ebay. LOVE the colors and patterns.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

INSPIRATION...Malka Dubrawski

The first time I saw Malka Dubrawski's blog....magical...inspirational !!!!

I had to have some of her batiked, hand-dyed fabric....and she sells it on etsy, so I picked up a few 1/2 yard pieces and some packs of multiple prints in of my favorite things :) She is published in numerous magazines and I love everything she does.

Making this bag was so much fun that I checked out her site today and bought some more packs...I know a couple people that may be gifted one of these. I love to support fabric artists, and even though I dye my own fabric, her's is different and fabulous and very reasonably priced.

Eye candy !!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

INSPIRATION....Lilly Pulitzer

When I first saw Lilly Pulitzer fabric it was in clothes that were for sale in Country Club Golf husband being in that business. I couldn't afford the clothes so when I went into a Lilly store in Southampton one day and saw rolls of the fabric on the walls I was so excited and had to buy some. The price of the fabric made it a small purchase. Then one day they offered a package of assorted squares...BINGO! Now I had many patterns of her beautiful fabric and I made patchwork pants for my then 4 and 2 year old daughters.

Someone else has taken over the fabric but the spirit of the original prints and colors is still there.

So this bag is inspired by Lilly Pulitzer...I have loved this fabric almost as long as I have been married...40 years!

I need to make some accessories for this....each a different print.....hmmm.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

INSPIRATION.....Jane Sassaman

Jane Sassaman designs some of the most colorful, exciting she was my inspiration for this bag made entirely from her fabrics.

I've never had the pleasure of taking a class with her....but that may be in my future :)

Again I used the same pattern as the previous three bags I have shown here on the blog.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have always loved Lilly Pulitzer kids had patchwork pants made with squares of the fabric I bought in 1979...I wonder where they are today (the pants!:)
So over the years I have accumulated yardage of many different prints and had the urge to make some little girl sundresses yesterday.