Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Love

I am loving loving loving the art from helendardik on etsy.
I love everything from her shop.
Just a sample:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

C.A.P.s --The Chuck Dress

Check out this amazing dress made with MVco fabric sent in by customer renerankin. I absolutely love it. The belt is my favorite part.
See more HERE.
And thank you so much renerankin for the pictures!!
so so cute.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Look at this amazing rug that MVco customer Amalita14, is making out of vintage sheets.
I love it!
Weaving is a really cool art, and I'm impressed with anyone who does it.

It's really cool to see what people make out of my fabrics. Thanks so much Amy Warren!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beautiful Sewing

I hadn't heard of Sajou until I got my Martha Pullen catalog in the mail. These are truly beautiful sewing accessories. Their website has even more beautiful things like pocketknives. Who doesn't want a beautiful pocket knife?!!!! Definitely on my wish list.

Just check out how pretty these things are:

I love these tiny pretty scissors. I'll have to save my pennies (or francs or euros)...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Restyle #2

The modern feedsack.
Purina donates to breast cancer research from every pink bag of chicken feed sold. Consequently, the pink feed bags are really cute (that hen looks just like my Sophie). I've always felt bad throwing away such a sturdy product after I've filled my grain bin. I always thought they'd make cute market bags, so I finally got around to doing something with them.

The tight plastic weave is totally waterproof making this the ideal bag for dirt, sand, wet swimsuits etc. I think it's pretty indestructible too. I made the bag portion a square box and when I do it again, I think I will taper in the bottom a bit more, more of a triangle shape.

It wasn't hard to sew: my machine did fine with the material, but it's not very flexible, so getting those handles on and turning right side out was a beast.

So there you go, if you've got any chicken feed bags lying around make them into a tote!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Farmgirl Chic

The weather gets nice around here and just like that my inner farmgirl comes out. I want to soak up the sun and plan my garden and hangout in the coop and pet chickens. Here are some really cute things to inspire your inner farmgirl:
From The Cotton Shedd
From bellybaloo
From Shabby Scraps
From Wallflower Vintage

Nine West

Monday, February 14, 2011

Holiday Sale!

It's Valentine's Day and it's my birthday!
Enter code BEMINE10 and receive 10% off all purchases today!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Zippered Pouch Tutorial--The Naptime Report

I have now let 2 fridays slip by without a tutorial! I am way behind. So instead, I'll direct you to an adorable tutorial for zippered pouches done by my friend Abbey at The Naptime Report.
Tutorial HERE.
I'm thinking done up with some vintage fabric would be really nice...

And for all your cute girly and baby needs, check out her website, Little Ones.
Thanks Abbey!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Price of Love...

Heather Bullard lives in the house of my dreams. Her style is exactly how I would live if I didn't have real people to deal with. And I lived in a warm climate. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy just living in her chicken coop...

She has lots of free Valentine Printables. Cute, sweet, lovey, romantic ones. I really like this poster with the French saying. You can get it here.

Monday, February 7, 2011


My friend Susie (i blogged here) also makes these "Love Note" pillows. Cute. Well, the latest line of love note pillows features some MVco fabric. I think they're adorable.

Leave a little love note for your loved ones....
Click HERE to see more!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Etsy Fabric Love

Though I have never been there YET, I still really love this fabric. Found at this shop HERE.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I was planning on doing another tutorial (like every friday) but 3 days snowed in with kids, I didn't get it quite done. Instead, I'm sharing this adorable
Positive Thoughts Poster

I love it.
And who doesn't need a little more positive thoughts in their life?
Get yours HERE.
And happy friday.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pretty Pinks

Each time I get a new set of fat quarters put together, I think, "this is my favorite." And here I go again. This could be my real favorite. It's no secret that pink's my favorite color and I just love how well these all go together. I love the softer pink mixed with the citrus-y greens and yellows. I think these would make an adorable baby quilt. Anyone having a baby girl out there?
You can find them here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Etsy Love--Love & Such

My friend Susie opened a really cute etsy shop. She has such fun things for sale like cozy knitted baby beanies and adorable love note pillows--perfect for valentines day. This scarf is my personal favorite. Check her out here.