Friday, May 23, 2008

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am seriously in blog dream week mode now that everyone is reporting on their time at Quilt Market. Quilt Market is when fabric and pattern designers meet with company representatives to sell their wares and debut new lines. My mom can actually get into market, and I may just have to join her one of these days. There are lots of craft blogs talking about the week, but here are some of my favorites:

Sandi Henderson (Portabello Pixie). She is debuting a new line, and also has tons of patterns coming out soon. I can't wait. I am into sewing clothes for the girls right now, so I am sure I will be ordering lots of her stuff in the near future! She is even going to be putting up some tutorials on her blog... like for that adorable light cover you see on the left side of the picture. I can't wait!

Anna Maria Horner won a blue ribbon for her booth design. She currently has a gorgeous home deocrating line out called drawing room, and is set to debut a line of quilt weight fabrics soon too. Add these to her former lines, and you have same dang gorgeous fabrics. She is also coming out with a new book on sewing called "Seams To Me". I can't wait to see it!

If I had my dream house, I am pretty sure I would want at least one room that looked like this. Tanya Whelan has some of the most beautiful, girlie fabrics available. She also has a great tutorial on her blog of a twirly skirt that any little ballerina is sure to love!

The Bad:
For Memorial Day Monday, it is supposed to be 83 degrees... with thunderstorms. There go all my plans for either the zoo or the pool!

The Ugly:I have to admit, this room is way too orange for my taste. But Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics, has instructions for hanging fabric instead of wallpaper, and I admit to wanting to try it right away. I will wait, of course, until Sophie is ready for her big girl bed, and I redo the girls' bedroom. But if you try it, let me know how it goes!


stephanie said...

is it just me, or is quilting becoming much more hip? those booths from the quilt market are beautiful and very inspiring. i will have to check out their blogs. you need to post your sewing projects. i would love to see what you are up to.

Barbara said...

Hanging fabric for wallpaper isn't very hard but it really takes to people to help hold the fabric. You can use regular liquid starch and paint it on the wall rather thickly but not to thick. Then apply the fabric. If you do it chair rail height you can railroad it and it works very well and looks so good with paint on the top and a chair rail dividing it.
One plus is that if you get tired of it just peal the fabric(which comes off easily) off of the wall, wash it and you have lots of fabric to make something else!

Carla said...

Um.... so when are we flying to Houston? :)
And yes, Stephanie, quilting is quite the thing now. Since its re-acceptance into society during the bicentennial (quilting is seen as an 100% American craft), it has grown to a $4billion+ industry per annum.
Not only is quilting accepted, but it is sought after and embraced!

Jenny said...

we had rain off and on all day, too. so much for our park plans. :)

Melzie said...

Goodness- I did fabric on the walls in college because we couldn't paint. Haven't thought about that in... 10 yrs.. wow. :)