The most exciting thing that's made it to my mailbox is a big box of Violet Craft's new collection, Waterfront Park. I snagged it from Sew Modern, and you can also find it in stock at Pink Castle Fabrics. This is one of the lines I was most excited about after seeing it in Portland, and it definitely does not disappoint. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the basecloth is buttery soft, much like Madrona Road, Violet's previous collection for Michael Miller. I don't have a plan for these beauties just yet, but I am so glad to be giving them a home in my stash!
After teaching another fun free-motion quilting class at my local quilt shop, Inspire, and I couldn't resist putting together a little stack, destined to become a small shop sample. I really love the summer-y feel of these fabrics together. Now I just need to find a 25th and 26th hour in the day so that I can get some sewing done. I'll keep you posted on that ;)
I am planning on making a wooden ironing board to throw on top of my tall cutting table for pressing, and I found some fun Echino prints to cover it with from Pink Castle Fabrics. Maybe now I'll actually go to the lumber yard for the wood I need!
I also received some pretty fabrics in the mail from Modern Yardage recently. If you haven't heard of Modern Yardage yet, it's a new company somewhat similar to Spoonflower, in that they print fabric on demand, but their business model is actually quite different. They have a stable of designers creating prints for them, and then the prints are printed on fabric as they are ordered. My prints, for instance, came on one single sheet of fabric, which was kind of neat.
Speaking of the house, I finally finished painting yesterday, phew! I forgot how much I despise painting. I'm so glad that's over, definitely makes the house feel more "ours." Like we put our stamp on it. Now, I need to hang our art and pictures, and finish organizing my sewing room so it can be useable!
I hope you're having a great week so far. Have you been stashing wonderful fabrics lately too? What are you most excited about stashing recently? Happy Wednesday!