Thursday, December 29, 2011

What's in the cupboard?

Crossing a few little things off my list this week.  Most of them are projects that didn't quite get finished. Some of them are projects that never got started.  Just thought it was time to tidy up before I turned the calendar.

The final wall in my mending studio was painted...It is now officially complete.  I was so happy to hang my hankies back up on the wall.  Their colors and pattern really pop now.

Last week a wonderful package arrived in the mail.  I knew immediately from the name who it was from.  The size of the box threw me off.  One of the most gifted quilters and dearest people I have met sent me a sweet vintage laundry cart.  Renee of Sewn with Grace...I love it!

My first thought was to sew a new bag for it but upon close inspection I discovered these beautiful patches.  I didn't waste anytime and filled it with fabric.

While cleaning out the studio I came across some fabric tucked in my cupboard.  Some fabric that needed to be sewn.

Like this darling trio of Japanese linen with the vintage nursery images.

This sweet set of linen and cotton.  More Japanese nursery inspired.

 Pam Kitty Morning.  So gorgeous I am afraid to make the first cut.

Flower Sugar...delicate and sweet.

Vintage tea towel and Denyse Schmidt.

Combinations were easy to find it is the pattern I am having difficulty settling on.

So many to choose I can't make up my mind...and I am not afraid to tell you I order more patterns and more fabric just the other day.


Ruby Jean said...

Oh how ADORABLE... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Japanese Fabrics.. They are just the CUTEST... And believe me I understand about the ORDERING MORE thing.. :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such lovely fabric. Your special room is filled with sweet touches.

Lynn said...

Love your mending studio! The laundry cart is so cute!! I can't wait to see what you make!
Happy New year to you!

donna said...

Your fabrics are BEAUTIFUL. I know how you feel sometimes it is just to hard to make that first cut. What a lucky girl you are I am just in LOVE with you vintage laundry cart. The patches are perfect and what makes it so special.

Sewn With Grace said...

The cart looks perfect in it's new home. Your fabrics are TO DIE FOR and I can't wait to be inspired by your creations! Thank you for your kind words. You're not too shabby yourself, you know! :) Sweet blessings as you enter the New Year! said...

How lucky are you?! That vintage laundry basket is to die! Very sweet and generous of your friend:) And I'm loving the hankies displayed in your room ~ colorful and oh-so-pretty ~ the perfect way to inspire more of your wonderful creativity. Have fun sewing your new/found fabrics!


Anonymous said...

Oh what scrumptious fabrics, Renee! Those little lambs!
I know you'll have fun with that laundry cart. I'm always looking for more room for my fabrics and I don't even sew!

Renee, what is the red thing on the wall at the end of your wonderful hankie banner? I can't make it out. ♥

Miss Holly said...

I just want to tell you how much I have enjoyed following you this year! I just love your site...How you have collected all these wonderful pictures is amazing! I just love them...but the best yet is the laundry cart!! I have wanted my husband to make a wooden one and then I'll make the cloth bag! Lucky You!! Happy New Year to you and yours!

LBP said...

I sometimes refer to myself as the fabric collector! I just can't help myself! I buy fabric just because it's beautiful and have absolutely nothing in mind to make with it.

I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for the wonderful graphics a few of which I have snagged to make cards with!

Wishing you and Happy New Year!


MomWaldsPlace said...

Decisions, decisions. Lovely decisions!

ImagiMeri said...

Alright missy, you can just send all that goodness my way. I just wanna play with em' for a while...I might send em' back.....maybe! Adorable goodies, can't wait to see what you make of them.

Love ya'

Betty said...

Oh! I am drooling over all of that fabric. Do you want to know something funny. All this time, I thought you had two blogs. I thought you and Renee at Sewn with Grace were the same person. Oops!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a fun vintage hamper! Sounds like the perfect place to store fabric for your current projects.
Renee, your zeal and creativity always amaze me. I have really enjoyed getting to "know" you this year, and look forward to reading more of your posts in the coming year.

Kathy said...

I love the way those hankies look and YES, the colors really pop. Love it!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I am so happy that you have such a nice friend that sent you that laundry basket. I got so excited to see it. I remember as a little girl, my mom had one identical to it! It was my favorite thing to go outside on laundry day, while she hung out the sheets, and towels, etc. I would run between these and then later we would bring them back in. I have thought of that laundry basket often over the years and the warm fond memories around it with my mom!
Thanks for sharing,

Nan said...

Oh my I checked out your links here, so cute I can't stand it, too bad I'm not quilting right now.

PamKittyMorning said...

I was so excited to some PKM in there with all the other lovelies!!! Happy New Year!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Such cute fabrics!! Well, you can't complain about not having enough to work with, can you? ;)
Looking forward to seeing the final results of your sewing room.

Barbara said...

Love what you have, and I'm sure I'll love what's on its way!