Hi there! My name is Jody! I am a wife, mama, and own the Fabric Shoppe! I love to find BEAUTY in EVERYDAY life! I hope to inspire you here with fabrics, tutorials, recipes, and crafty inspiration! Stop back often and enjoy!
My shipment of the "My Happy Garden" line from Cloud 9 fabrics has arrived and is now available in The Shoppe! So precious! Free shipping on 1/2 yard and yard bundles of the entire line in the Etsy shoppe!
Cloud 9 Fabrics believes in happy healthy babies, and a happy healthy earth! They use only 100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of their base cloths and eco-responsible solvent-free inks and dyes for printing. Their aim is to work closely with mills who foster the practice of organic cotton farming and eco-responsible print and dye methods. All dyes are OEKO-TEX certified, some of the benefits of which include: no heavy metals or toxic substances; have a higher absorption rate which creates less waste water runoff; require less energy, salt and alkali in the application and fixation; and the water can be recycled for reclaiming the dye that is not used. The whitening process is a non-chlorine, eco-friendly bleaching technique which results in the natural cotton color that will be evident in the tone of our base cloth. No chemical brighteners are used, so the end-product is a soft natural white.
Well the end of summer is here. Sniff sniff! There is a tree outside my kitchen window that is all orange and loosing it leaves. I can't believe how time flies. We had a nice family weekend to celebrate the end of summer. We visited the Minnesota State Fair this weekend and ate too much food! The baby loved the animals and we even let her tromp around outside the stroller even though we witnessed a runaway lama incident. She had a blast!
The handwork building was amazing. I couldn't get over this quilt. The pieces were so small (see my finger) and all hand done I am assuming. There were a few other designer fabric spotting! Love the woodgrain cowboy shirt!
On Labor Day I was relaxing from our travels and flipping through my blog reader and I came across the Old Red Barn Quilt Along!
This round they are making wonky log cabin quilts lead by the Quilt Dad! You can see all the progress on the flickr group! I immediately started picking out my 16 fat quarters! I am so excited to get started. The instructions are simple and this is a great way to begin with quilting or for those with experience to do a wonky quilt! Here are my fabric choices! They started Sept 1 but i think you can join in any time! You should! I will post my progress!
Today's featured tutorial is perfect for back to school. Even if it is a little late! You can never have too many bags! Right! Cali of Make it Do shows us how here! See more free sewing patterns and tutorials here!