Monday, January 16, 2012

Good news...bad news


It was sort of a good news bad news week around here last week.  Nothing major thank heavens.  With the kids back in school I attempted to find myself back in some sort of working schedule...what was I thinking?  Lots of little unfinished obstacles keep parking themselves in my path.


Good news first.  All my newest fabrics are in and they are prettier than I imagined.


From Nostalgia Organics this sweet set (minus Happy Days as it is yet to be restocked).  Delicate and sweet.  Very vintage nursery rhyme looking.  I really like the chicken wire print.


These gorgeous vintage feed sacks are a gift from the oh so sweet Donna at Donna's Lavender Nest.  Crisp prints with the most wonderful vintage cotton weave.


Lecien fabric prints that can be difficult to find seem even more special in my stash.


Amazing...detail and color like no other.  I have waited months for this Rosalie Quinlan fabric...Folk Heart.  It has become a new favorite.


I have found the sweetest little Japanese Etsy Sewing Shop.  I can't wait to try my hand at these feminine patterns.  I want to try more sewing for me this year...one can only hope. This shop is well priced and run by a lovely lady.  I recommend it if you are looking for Japanese sewing books.

For the bad news...the day after Christmas I order a handful of Lori Holt patterns from a little pattern shop on Etsy. I was so excited to have found them on Etsy I couldn't wait to start on something more advanced.  Well wouldn't you know it...here I am with all the fabric and no patterns.  I have emailed and emailed and now I have had to report the store to Etsy and still nothing.  
(Please note this shop is not Lori Holt's just one that carries her patterns)

Complaining is not my nature so I will enjoy my fabric in all its beauty and hope that my good news bad news continues in this vein.  Heaven knows there are bigger problems that I could have. Bigger than missing patterns.

25 comments:

Mom Walds Place said...

Well, my goodness, I've never heard of such a thing on Etsy. At least you have all of your lovely fabrics. You take such nice photos of them too! Now I have to go check that shop with the Japanese patterns.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Very lovely fabrics. Oh, sure hope your patterns come! It is disturbing for these things to happen.
Blessings,
Susie

Kim K. said...

I never like unhappy endings. Let's hope a resolution is around the bend. Gorgeous fabric. I can't wait to see your latest projects.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

those fabrics are swoon worthy! i love them all and can't wait to see what you do with them! i'm sorry about your missing patterns, that is very frustrating...maybe they will still arrive....maybe!
at least you have the fabrics! i love the outfit the girl is wearing on the japanese pattern book...very cute!

Sandy said...

Renee,
These fabrics are so you! Too bad about the patterns, but don't give up....something might have happened....I know Lori's ptterns are expensive, I have bought a few, one is my quilt and the others were gifts....I hope you hear soon! :) Sandy

Kathy said...

I'm sorry you were disappointed by an Etsy seller. It reflects on all of Etsy and is so sad to hear. Right now Etsy is kind of like eBay was "back in the day" and I really hope it stays that way. I hope they will be able to help you get to the bottom of it.

Into Vintage said...

I'm sorry to hear about the dud etsy seller, especially when it's something you were looking forward to so much. Seeing all your new-to-you fabrics is giving me the itch to sew... :-)

Mecky said...

That is so dissappointing to not receive your patterns. I had an order dissappear from Amazon at Christmas. I wonder if it is just lost out there thanks to the Christmas mail load. Maybe it will find it's way to you soon.

The new fabric is great!!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Renee I am SOOOO!!!! SORRY to hear about your patterns... That is NO fun!!! But on the BRIGHT and HAPPY side you have some REALLY REALLY CUTE fabric... Oh I still can't help but be sad... Even with the Bright Side.. :)

busymartha said...

I had problems with a digi image awhile back. Paid for it but never received anything, so annoying! Hasn't held me back from ordering, hopefully it's a one time thing. Your fabrics are gorgeous, can't wait to see what you create with these! Hugs, Marilyn

delia hornbook said...

oohhh your fabric is gorgeous how frustrating not to have recieved the patterns to, i hope its sorted quickly for you. dee x

Liz said...

Such beautiful fabric! Hope you find something to make with it all.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lori Holt said...

Renee...this makes me really sad to hear:(
What patterns were they?

vivian said...

Love all the fabrics and cant wait to see what you make. as for that etsy shop, thats too bad. did you pay already? I'm assuming you did. can you contact pay pal too?
well, gotta go get ready for work.. have a great day!
xoxo
vivian

retrorevival.biz said...

Well dern it! Hoping you get some resolution because those pretty fabrics cannot go to waste! Sending luck your way:)

~Cindy

birdie blue said...

love the new fabrics, my friend. can't wait to see what fabulousness you come up with...

xo
molly

Alabama Amy said...

Beautiful colors. I'm sure you will sew wonderful things with the fabric. Maybe you will get the patterns. I was cleaning out email just this morning and saw one from August that said my item shipped from Amazon. I don't remember receiving the book! I don't think it came and I didn't even notice. Old age -- but I'm only 51. Hummm

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, bless your heart! I'm not one to complain either so my one and only ebay purchase was never recieved! I hope it all works out for you but in the meantime, have fun playing with all those pretty fabrics! ♥

Nan said...

I rarely have trouble and I order just about everything on line living where I do. I had trouble recently not receiving an order and called them after two weeks and talked with one man who was very nice, tracked down the problem and soon I received the package had been sent out. Not had any trouble with the Etsy shops that's too bad. Hope you resolve the issue soon. Nan

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Renee,
Pretty and fun fabrics! Bummer about the pattern...
Sweet childrens story book in the last post!
Warmly,
deb

Marci said...

Renee,

Love all your fabrics! So adorable. I want to try my hand at sewing this year (I just got a machine recently) I think I will start with pillows. Good luck on all your projects!

Marci

Sewn With Grace said...

It's just so frustrating. I wonder if sellers on Etsy don't check their orders regularly. What happens if they go out of town for vacation? Similar things have happened to me before but they have always eventually turned up with apologies. I hope you hear soon. Love all the fabrics. You have such good taste!

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

I love it when I get in new fabric. Don't know why as I've got a zillion other pieces in my stash!
I'm sorry you had a bad transaction. Maybe it's like Renee said...or something urgent happening. I don't know what Etsy does when that happens. Haven't read the fine print. Hopefully, something good will come of it.

donna said...

I am so sorry that happened to you on etsy. You are so sweet. I can only imagine how you feel. All ready to get started on some new projects.
Hugs
donna

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful fabrics!! That's too bad about the Etsy store that didn't follow through. Maybe they are located in a part of the country that has had bad weather... my folks have been without power for 4 days.