Friday, February 22, 2008

Cuteness We Can't Resist

We're all ga-ga over the new Kokka children's print fabrics. They're 100% cotton upholstery weight fabric and they are seriously too cute. Take a look at this little girl bear... she is so sweet.

And this gingham with little bears picnicking? Adorable!

This one is part of a line called Carmel Town, and it's so funny. The text says things like "A burning hot fried eggs is especially delicious".

We can't wait to make up a little childrens outfit or diaper bag with these. Doncha need some too? We'll have all these Kokka fabrics availabe for sale on our website SOON!

New fabrics... YUM!

We have amazing new japanese fabrics from Kokka in the shop. Amy can't keep her hands off them! We think she's in love.

Here's a sampling of the luciousness...
In the upper left corner is an upholstery weight cotton, then there's a lovely gauzy cotton print by designer Junko Onishi. The blue is linen and it's a gorgous panel by Nani Iro- it would make a great skirt or curtains. And then a cotton sateen print with a lush finish. Oh my!

Here's a close up of another upholstery weight cotton by Junko Onishi. There's a beautiful scattering of silver metallic on the red flower petals. It's delicious. really.

Amy whipped up Cindy Taylor Oates Slouchy Bag pattern in a fun upholstery weight Echino animal print.

In our next post we'll show you some of the Kokka children's novelty print fabrics.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

WOW! We are thrilled with the results of our first ever Quilt Challenge Contest! Last fall we issued a Bird themed challenge to our customers with the goal of helping you to stretch creatively. Each participant was required to purchase a pack of 5 fabrics and had to use some of each fabric in a quilt of their own design. We sold around 40 fabric packs and received 9 completed entries.

Now, let me assure you that the photos don't do the quilts justice. It's been a joy having the quilts hang in the shop for the last month and 1/2.

Without further ado... here are the entries and winners:

"Oriental Beaded Bird" by Mary Borreson of Sparta, WI. Mary won the $150 Viewer's Choice Award.

"Tweet Retreat" by Robin Watson of LaCrosse, WI. Robin won the $150 Bird's Choice Award.

"Three Brown Birds" by Beth Landas of Decorah, IA. Beth won a $75 Viewer's Choice Award.

"Golden Paradise" by Elizabeth McMullen of Richland Center, WI. Elizabeth won a $75 Viewer's Choice Award.

"Feathers, Fowl and Friendships" by Joyce Davis of Desoto, WI.

"Hoot" by Juanita Johnson of Sherman, TX.

"Peggy Rummel" by Robin Harmon of New Albin, IA.

"Tip of the Rooster Tail for the Big Birthday Year" by Marcia Washuta of Boscobel, WI.

"Korean Chickens" by Marilyn Zezulka of New Albin, IA.

Thank you to all of our Challenge participants!