Friday, February 26, 2010

New Fabric/New Find Friday #8

This week's new find Friday is a bit different than the past posts. This week I needed to find a specific fabric for a project that I had in mind for a family member, usually I try to use something I already have on hand. This time I did have one piece of fabric but I needed a coordinating. So off I went to the fabric store and I ended up buying more fabric than I needed, as always, oh well always good to have options right!?

So here are the three fabrics, the top chenille is a fabric that I had from another project but did not have anything already that would go with it. I ended up picking up these two fabrics seen below the sold colored fabric to coordinate.

I forgot to bring with me my original fabric so I had to go by my memory of the color to pick out what would coordinate. First I found one fabric from my favorite designer Amy Butler, it is the one at the bottom with the octagons in pink, yellow, and orangie brown. The I saw the brown background heart fabric, and I just thought it was so sweet that I had to get it. I figured if it did not go with the neutral fabric then I would find something else to do with it.

When I got home I was excited to see which one would look the best and the winner is.....the brown fabric with hearts!

This present is on its way to a family member so as soon as she gets it I will post more about what I did with these fabrics.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Fabric/New Find Friday #7

I am really loving both pink and brown and blue and brown color combinations.  They might be trendy and be out of style soon but I just love how they look together. When at the fabric store the other day I saw these fabrics in a cut bin and decided that they had to come home with me, if nothing else so that they could be part of my new Fabric friday post. So here they are!


I even like the way the larger polka dot fabric looks with the smaller one and the stripe brings in that brighter aqua which is fun. I think these could make cute aprons, or burp cloth fabrics for a baby boy. Even could be great as a letter on a onesie.


I have a few projects that I can not wait to show you but I have to wait until they are seen by the people I made them for. Stay tuned they will be coming next week.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Fabric/New Find Friday #6

I am sorry that these posts have been all about fabric for the past few days, I will post some more fun stuff soon. In other news, hello to all of you random visitors that I have from searches on the Internet! I hope to start a facebook page for Designerjules soon also...stay tuned, its a whole new world for me.
So with out further ado here are more fun Friday fabric finds. I saw these red fabrics on the "sale" rack and picked them up. I already had this black and white fabric for an order and thought it looked great with the red.

I like to call this my newspaper fabrics, black and white and red all over haha...get it! Ok sorry that was lame. ;) Enjoy these fun prints.

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Fabric/New Find Friday #5

I have been looking for a cute way to finish my products when I give them to clients. I have seen people use ribbon and loved that idea but wanted something colorful and couldn't figure out what color to use that everything will look good with.

I found this orange twine that reminds me of a dreamsicicle. After consulting a few of my "company advisors" I went with the orange (but I love all of the colors and hope to have them all one day). I have used this on a few projects already and I love how it looks. If you want to see it in action go back and look at yesterday's post.


After I bought this I remembered that I had this "Rainbow sherbet" colored twine that I love and I will start using this on a few projects that maybe the orange twine doesn't look right on. I can't wait to start using this.


Here is how it looks on something I had at home, I am sure the orange would look better with this fabric but for something that calls for a beefier twine I have this to use.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Circles and Small Diamonds

This new breastfeeding cover and burp cloth are for a soon to be mom of a baby boy. I gave her a few choices of fabric and she liked this one the best. It has a brown, tan, aqua, and green circle with an orange diamond in between the circles. I think it is really cute fabric with a little pattern and color without being over the top.

Here is a picture of the matching burp cloth, this is the first time I have added my sewing label to the burp cloths, I like how it looks on the back corner.
Here it is all wrapped up and ready to go to its new home. Check back soon to hear more about this fun twine!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dots and Stripes

I have been wanting to made some cute little onesies with initials on it for a while and finally I have the time and energy to do it. These are for two little boys that were born in the past month to good friends of mine. I am excited to see photos of these little ones in their outfits. (Hint hint to the Moms)
I know it looks like they are one set of twins how I made them look almost exactly alike but it was much easier to make them in "bulk" than to be too creative with them. I just love how they look together the leggings and onesies.
To give them each a bit of their own time on this post, I took a picture of them separately. Above is the shirt and baby leggings for baby "M". I think these polka dots are too cute, a little green, blue and black. The leggings are 11" long and probably too long for these newborns but the legs can be scrunched or folded inside itself to make them half the size.
Now it is time for baby "J"'s to shine. These baby leggings are stripped and again have green and blue in them and I love how they look with the onesie. The M and J are made from a small piece of fabric that I had left over, a very soft green fabric that has the look of corduroy, which reminds me of little boys overalls.
Here they are all ready to go to their new homes and on some cute baby boys.

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