Mini Messenger continued

These two cuties continued the Mini Messenger trend.  Adorbs!


Besties 4 Evah!

We are pretty in love with the collection of Tattly Tattoos here in the store.  Here two Besties get bonded at the wrist.



I am finding at the store that purple is the new pink.  In fact, in recent color survey conducted at the store, purple was favored 3 to 1 over pink.  Yup, we do things like have color surveys regularly with our customers.  Anyway……   This girl picked out a delicious combination of May Arts ribbon, felt and fabric to make our Mini Messenger bag.  Combo is pretty darn fantastic!


I know, I know.  There are a gazillion fabric flower variations out there.  The thing is that I never get tired of them.  Together with bows it is the quickest and easiest way to satisfy a craft itch.  What is great is that you can do so much with a finished flower…….  Headband, hairclip, decorate a present, a little belt for a dress, a pin, glam up a stuffed animal etc…

This time in an attempt to copy an african violet, I added a bit of embroidery floss to one of the blooms.

Dressed to a Tee!

What could be more simple than taking an old (or new tank) and pairing it with your favorite fabric for a pretty little dress.  I had tired this project before earlier this year but was unhappy with the finishing of the waist.  So with a new crew of girls I gave it a second go and tweaked the pattern a bit.  The result was a dress that was relatively easy to sew and even easier to wear.  True got my sample dress.  We did it with a tank but why not do with a long sleeve tee for fall.


Hold those Pencils!

Keeping with my new felt obsession, I wanted to make a back to school pencil case.   This little guy is cute, quick and personable.  Using the felt makes it sturdy and makes it easier to sew as you don’t really need a lining.  Also love that it can be made with just one sheet of 9×12 felt.  We have tons of new colors at the store so I am excited for all the color combos the girls are going to come up with.  For a complete tutorial read on.

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Beauty and the Bow

One of our local gals saw our recent bow blog post and came in to make her own…

This Connecticut beauty is beyond creative. One small example of her talents? She gave her tee a personal punch by cutting the sides and sewing in bold graphic black panels.  When she attended one of our camps, I was thrilled to see the little things that she did daily with her outfits.  Future stylist, designer or other creative?  We will see….

After seeing a great tutorial about stamping on fabric to make a bow necklace from Gray Fox, I was inspired to try a necklace of my own using some of our upholstery weight fabric.  I suggested it to a couple of girls and they were all game to give it a try.  We  made ours a little smaller and added a bit of beading with simple bugle beads and they all turned out pretty fab.

I think I need to make a mini one for a little  babe that I know.  Oh and maybe a tiny felt one for me for winter. oh la la.

Le Petit Mascot de Backpack

I have been absolutely obsessed with all the beautiful felt that we got in and creating everything from zippered pouches to baskets.  My most recent was this little thing to act as a Mascot on the backpacks that are soon going to be going back to school. Like ours from Baggu.  Once she was finished I had to give her a necklace and then went a wee bit further and added a flower for good measure.  She also has a pocket on the back to hold lunch money.

Girls (and boys one for West sans flower and with an eye patch?) can make their own in our Design Center.  Can’t wait to see the cuties that they are going to come up with.




Other felt creations.  The obsession continues….  Made from one piece of felt and a zipper.

Basket – a no brainer made from 2 sheets of felt.