Burda Style…

22 02 2011

I am totally in love with the new spring/ summer patterns on Burda Style. To be honest this is one of my favorite sewing and fashion sites. Burda Style also has lots of awesome give-aways.


Spring Inspirations…

28 01 2011

January is just coming to an end and signs of spring have been popping up everywhere, especially in the fashion world. When the weather gets near fifty thoughts of spring fill my mind. Earlier this month I talked about some fun sewing challenges in the blog world, but there is one that has me hooked. Colette Patterns is having a Spring Palette Challenge. I have been so excited about this challenge and have been looking at some amazing spring pieces for inspiration. I decided to put together my own spring palette inspired from these runway pieces found on Elle.

I am so in love with the spring 2011 collections here are a few of my favorites:  Fendi (photos 1-4) the colors are awesome!  Junya Watanabe (5-6) I love the name and always love navy and cream, chevron stripes and sheer fabric.  D&G (7) is so much fun. I love the use of gingham especially the large checks!  And Rebecca Taylor (8-9) just makes me melt. I love her palette and romantic pieces. The color samples are form Rit. A the cool thing about Rit Dye is you can mix them to make the exact shade you are dreaming of.

Stay tuned next week when I pull together a couple of patterns or ideas of what I am going to make for the Spring Palette Challenge.  What are some of your spring inspirations?

Have a wonderful Friday!

Love, Rebecca

We heart The Carrboro Artisan Market!

12 10 2009

I guess we should love the Carrboro Artisan Market, since we started it with Sarah McLane.  But the actual event was so much fun that we love it more than we expected to.  All of the artisans were amazing, and so many people came out.  It takes more than a misty grey day to keep Carrboro away from hand crafted goods!

It was so much fun that we’re going to do it again in November!  The actual date will be announced soon.  You can check out all the great vendors at the Carrboro Artisan Market website and check out it’s photo album on Flickr.

We’ve posted new pics of our booth on our Flickr, and we’re now carrying craft bundles, vintage button cards and vintage linens at the store.  If you too have a weakness for vintage fabrics and notions, you should come by and check them out.   You can geek out with me and Rebecca about all the cool things to do with a button or a pillowcase.
🙂 Kara

DIY/Crafter Sale

4 08 2009

Its time for our 2nd annual DIY/Crafter Sale!

Friday, August 7 (A Special Preview Sale: 20% off all DIY Sale items)
7 PM – 9 PM

Saturday August 8
11 AM -7 PM
Sunday August 9
12 PM – 6 PM

If you aren’t quite sure what DIY means, it stands for Do It Yourself, an Arts and Crafts movement that focuses on local artists and the creative recycling of materials into art and goods.  DIY is a great way to recycle and re-use fabric and clothes.

We think that all vintage clothing and accessories deserve a second chance.  In the course of buying for the store, we come across a lot of items that need extra TLC but are so great that we can not resist them.  We know that there are others out there who like to fix up and recreate vintage just as much as we do, so we decided to share our bounty.

If you like to craft, can sew on a button, or just have a great seamstress, we think you’ll enjoy looking through all the clothing, accessories, fabric, patterns, do-dads and buttons that are going to be on sale.

Hope to see you there!

Kara & Rebecca

vintage patterns

vintage patterns

DIY dress

A DIY Dress

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