Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Selvage Quilt

Oh my! Look at the loveliness! 
2010 Scrappy Quilt

You must read see the tutorial for this here. I came across this on a web search and I'm in love!!! I have been saving my selvages, and almost tossed them out when I reorganized my sewing room. Wow, am I ever glad I saved them!

My Favorite Things

I love Etsy. It's so nice to have a place for crafters to sell their crafty crafts. These are some of my favorite things on Etsy.
Please feel free to add a comment with your favorite shops. It's such a huge online marketplace, it's hard to see everything crafty and gorgeous. Sometimes I happen to come across something wonderful that I would have never found by a search.

OOAK Artist Doll Circus Elle
Art Dolls by Lotus Asylum

You can visit Lotus Aslyum to see all of the creepy but gorgeous dolls she creates. I have a lotus asylum doll that I absolutely adore. Working with Lotus is such a pleasure. She recently opened a new button shop and it is growing daily. The photos of the dolls just don't do them justice (although she does take beautiful photographs).  I have my Lotus doll on a shelf, and I always get comments and compliments on her.

Little Knit Owl Hat for Baby, Many Color Choices Available
The Little Knit Lovey  creates some really cute knit baby items. I wish I had found this store when my little girl was a newborn. I love everything in this shop, and I can't wait for next winter so I can order some of these cuties for my babies.

Mail Holder - Chalkboard - Chalk board - Key Hooks - Jar Vase - Organizer - Coat Rack - Wood

I love these, and they come in a huge range of colors. I have my eye on the turquoise! Legacy Studio creates some gorgeous home accents, and the shipping is very reasonable for large items.  Honestly, you couldn't buy all of the items needed to re-create this yourself for the price (and think of all that labor).  Really a great item that is not only functional, but beautiful!

Scottish Sea Glass Jewelry - Sea Glass and Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace ....... SEAFOAM ANCHOR

Scottish Sea Glass Jewellery  creates some gorgeous pieces. I love everything in this shop!!! There are some really special personalized pieces as well.
SPRING CLEAN SALE--Super Sweet White Snow Owl - Ceramic Figurine - Knick Knack - Home Decor - Paperweight

If you love Vintage items...which I have a new fascination with white one's in particular, you will love this shop! Owls everywhere, and tons of cute upcycled vintage finds. A Second Life  has great prices and very reasonable shipping as well. 

There are tons more shops on Etsy that I adore, and I will try to post a few every week! Please leave comments with items or shops you've found while hunting for goodies on Etsy! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's a Hoot

This is a Jelly Roll baby quilt that I'm currently working on. I'm making a tutorial for it as well. I haven't decided how to bind it, or if I'm going to add a solid border or not. Any suggestions?

It will only require 20 Jelly Roll strips and about 1 yard of backing and binding fabric. I love easy afternoon quilts, especially for baby shower gifts. This one shouldn't require more than a few hours to compete.

I love the ”It's a hoot” fabric by MoMo for Moda. It was so hard for me to break into my stash of this! Does anyone else have a hard time using fabric you adore?

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Fabric in Shop!

I just added new fabrics to the shop. Dolce by Tanya Whelan, Olivia's Holiday by Tina Givens, and a couple of random fabrics from Sugar Hill and Taza. I have half yards of most of them, so send me a message if you want more than a fat quarter.

Go check out the new fabrics here.

Don't forget...always flat rate shipping! $5.00 for U.S. Orders no matter how much fabric you purchase!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Join Mei Mei Fabrics on Flickr!

Share your projects with us!!! I love to see what other people create. Feel free to share your work in progress, finished projects, or just fabric you love!

Join the Group here!

Webstore In Progress

I am in the process of designing my webstore for Mei Mei Fabrics. You can view it here.
Let me know what you think of it so far! Thanks everyone!

Fabric Scrap **Sparkle** Eggs

Fabric Scrap **Sparkle** Eggs

I love this tutorial by Sew, Mama, Sew! It's a great use of fabric scraps and a great project to share with the kids. I can't wait to make some of these cute little eggs for my daughter to take to daycare for her Easter egg hunt.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lark Rag Quilt

One of the custom orders I made for Etsy. I love these prints from the Lark collection by Amy Butler. These are the prints in the glamour colorway. Rag quilts are so easy to make, but the time spent cutting, laying out the pattern, sewing, and snipping really adds up for one this size. I hate snipping, but it has gotten easier since I invested in some rag quilt snips.

Easy Baby Quilt

I made this quilt for one of the girls that works at my Starbucks. She's having a baby boy in a couple of months. This was such an easy little quilt. I used 3” x 22” strips (from a fat quarter). Then put sashing around the edges in Kona Charcoal. The backing is also solid Kona Charcoal.  For the binding I used one of the prints cut in 2” strips and made double fold binding (I don't cut on the bias). I machine quilted in a meandering pattern and attached the binding by machine. So easy, it took me about 2 hours. It finished at around 26” x 28” which works perfectly for a car seat. I liked this size because it didn't add extra bulk around my baby when he was little. It also works well if they get attached, because it won't drag the ground when they start running around.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coming Soon!

I love Tula Pink. I love every collection that she has created. I didn't develop my fabric obsession until after some of her earliest collections came out, so I don't have everything she's created, but I do have Parisville, Prince Charming, and Hushabye. I have to say, I am so excited about the Nightshade collection that is coming soon! I hope I am able to get this collection for the shop...and keep a little for my stash!

You can see the entire collection on Tula's website here