Posts tagged ‘children’

Richard Scarry Busytown From Quilting Treasures

And speaking of Quilting Treasures licensed character collections that tug at my nostalgia strings … coming soon (October, I believe) is Richard Scarry’s Busytown. I’ve shared my love for Richard Scarry here before — as a kid I loved Cars and Trucks and Things That Go far more than Barbie! I’d spend hours looking for [...]

Tawny Scrawny Lion From Quilting Treasures

Quilting Treasures produces some of the best licensed character collections! They have already printed a few collections based on classic Little Golden Books, and this one — The Tawny Scrawny Lion — might be my favorite. I’ve never actually read the story, but I love that patchwork print! And it’s time I got some of [...]

Interview: Cynthia Mann of Birch Fabrics on Storyboek

{ Storyboek – Girl Palette } Today’s interview is with Cynthia Mann, mother of two, and the woman behind the online fabric shop Fabricworm. Not long after launching the shop three years ago, she started her own fabric company, Birch Fabrics, and helped expand the selection of modern, organic fabrics on the market. She also [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu

Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu Stash Books/ C&T, 2010 Today we welcome the awesome Mary Abreu, who writes the blog Confessions of a Craft Addict and just had her first book, Little Girls, Big Style come out with Stash Books (an imprint of C&T). Mary and I have hung out a number of [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Pocket Pixie

Pocket Pixie is a girly collection from Alexander Henry that will be out in spring 2011. You’ll love her story: Pocket Pixie is a little lazy, yet stylish, a little clumsy, and not yet so sure of her powers. She comes with magical dandelions, mushrooms, and coordinating dots and stars in three colorways — one [...]

Daily Swatch: Landscapes

I guess it’s borderline whether you could call this one a landscape — it might be zoomed in a little close to qualify, but once I saw happy boys ogling over their gun, I just couldn’t resist! That girl is thinking, umm, OK, I’m getting my baby out of here right quick. This one is [...]

Daily Swatch: Reunited Colorways with Guest Curator Samantha

This week, we welcome guest curator Samatha, a fellow vintage fabric collector who co-writes the blog Two Green Chickens and runs the Etsy shop of the same name. She will be reuniting different colorways of the same vintage designs. What’s not to love about these? Small World has nothing on this pair. Both from the [...]


Kumquat is a small manufacturer of baby clothing and accessories, and they also sell some of their fabrics. Most are cotton knit baby ribs, but there are also a couple wovens. The prints and stripes are adorable, and there are plenty for boys as well as girls. Fabrics range from $8-13.50/yard and shipping is a [...]

Daily Swatch: Gingham

The Daily Swatch shows one piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. You are welcome to add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr Pools. This week I’ll be taking a closer look at gingham. Since plain gingham wouldn’t be exciting enough to look at, [...]