I have been on the search for fabric with navy to make some pillows for my bed. I think I will end up getting one or two of these designs, they go perfectly. I have looked high and low and have had trouble finding anything with navy. Amy's fabrics are full of beautiful fabrics, flowers and cool geometric designs. She seems to hit the nail on the head with most of her lines. And I love how the oldest fabrics form years past, i still love and now they are hard to find. Like a friend said, we should look at it as an investment. I guess the return is the joy of just looking at it and eventually having the nerve to cut it! Silly, I know!
I am challenging myself today to get some stuff sewn for our shop. So I can actually pay for all this fabric I love!
If you haven't ever seen Amy Butler's site, head over there to be inspired!
Oh! And that bag was a gift from the talented and lovely owner of Brownrobin! You can click on over to her site on my side bar -------->
Today we had a birthday party for Kate and her close friends. It was so sweet to see them all running around in the yard and enjoying each other. She had such a good time. As well as all of the mamas who got a chance to hang out and chat. What a great group of friends we both have. After a hard week, it was just the company I needed to fill my spirits and remember the love and happiness our lives hold.
The memories of my children's childhoods are made up of moments like these!
Our Olliekate site has lots of new items this week. Rebecca has come up with some fun designs, icluding these cute martians. I think kids would really dig these, as the colors are cool and the martians are funky!
It is fun to add new designs to the site and broaden what we offer. Just dreaming them up and making them come alive is half the fun for us!
Also take a look at these cool ornaments as well! Never to early to think of holiday gifts.
I wanted to wait until my little girl was old enough to wear skirts, and decided to make it for her 2nd birthday next week. It came out pretty cute. Like the name implies it is very twirly and gathered. I got these fabrics last week from Cia's Palette. The orange is a Heather Ross print and the pink is Denyse Schmidt I believe. They are really sweet and fun! I have been in an orange mood. If I have time for more sewing I am going to make her an Olliekate #2 shirt to go with it. It is nice to make some time for some personal sewing projects now and again! She sat on my lap for most of the sewing so it is sweet to have her know I made it and see her run around in it moments later.
Our families all mesh so well, they are such great friends, always fun to be with. I just wish it could have lasted longer!
But school starts for us in one short week, so we are enjoying this time until all of that hits.
We are still sewing too and Rebecca got several new items listed on etsy this week. We both came home to new orders of fabric so keep an eye out for those too!
They are so easy, and so good I had to refrain from eating them all.
Simply make a box of brownies (the good brand, not a cheap one). When they are done pour Andies candies on top. They will melt right away and spread them . Put them in the fridge until the top gets hard.
I made the mistake of going to get school supplies today at Target. I was down to 2 kids and it never crossed my mind that it is tax free Saturday!
I remember totally loving shopping for back to school. All those shiny new notebooks, packs of pencils, crayons and markers. It was all so promising for a new year. We made the most of it despite the crowds and found most everything on both our lists. When we arrived home we were greeted with the infamous teacher letter! It is that letter you receive every year that alarms you to who your child's teacher will be for the coming year. Which is then followed by a flurry of phone calls to all their friends parent's to see if there is at least one kid they like in their class. Luckily we feel good about who they have and the friend thing is still to be determined. Last I spotted my oldest walking around with the phone and the school phone book in his hand dialing numbers :)
The wrapping up of summer vacation has had the opposite effect on our sewing. Both of us over here at Olliekate have had the sewing bug. Lot of new things showing up in the shop and even more in the works. So exciting to create. the flour sack towels I have been working on are finally in the shop and Rebecca has designed this new superstar tee that is cute and timeless. I think it will be a hit.
Our design ideas are always flowing and with kids returning to school in a few weeks, we can make more time to make those ideas real.
But first we will have an Olliekate Family trip to the beach. All 10 of us are heading to the beach for a week. More on that soon!
A little quote from my 6 year old from yesterday I had to share:
"Mom, if the clouds were made of rocks and cotton candy, would you hang out up there?"
Of course I said yes!