With the fabric, subscribers also received two of my custom You Are Loved wooden buttons, Universal machine needles, and a package of Tulip Hiroshima hand sewing needles, which are amazing! You can read about them and why they're the best on the Moda Blog, here!
Let's talk patterns! This month's designer is Melissa from Bella Sunshine Designs, and she has some adorable patterns with the perfect classic details to match your Fleet & Flourish fabric, or even another fabric from your stash!
Hi there! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and a fresh start to 2016! I was able to spend some really nice time with family, play with our kids, and enjoy the new puppy Santa brought us! I'm definitely ready to get back in the sewing room and start on some Spring projects, though, especially after the stress of getting December's boxes out to you! No lie, it was one issue after another, more problems than I've had in the entire two years I've been surprising you with Stitch Boxes! I know January boxes will be smoother, with no delays and no problems!
So let's talk about what you received in your December boxes, or what you missed if you didn't subscribe! Each box contained two amazingly gorgeous, beautifully smooth yards of Maureen Cracknell's new Fleet & Flourish collection, from Art Gallery Fabric. I know I've said it before, but this is seriously my favorite fabric I've ever sent out! The colors are fresh and bright, the patterns work beautifully together, and the quality is fantastic. Check out the Maureen Cracknell Handmade blog to see some projects she's made with it, and then this gallery on her Facebook page, with all the pictures from the Art Gallery lookbook! Tons of inspiration, everything from quilts and pillows, to dresses and skirts, home decor and accessories! My Fleet & Flourish fabric will become the bedding for my daughter's Big Girl room for her birthday in May! It's a pretty big undertaking, so I'm getting started early!
Here's a video of Art Gallery fabrics from the International Quilt Market in Houston at the end of October, and you'll see the Fleet & Flourish line about 40 seconds in! Look at those adorable dresses! And that deer pillow!
Head over to bellasunshinedesigns.com and choose what you'd like to stitch up, and use the code StitchBox16 to receive 35% off! Be sure to use your code before 2/14/16, and it's not valid on bundles. Then check out her blog for all kinds of tips and tutorials, and join the Bella Sunshine facebook group to ask pattern questions, see what others are making, and get inspired! I'm off to decide which pattern I want to make first, and I'll be back later this week to show you what I made, and maybe a sneak into January's boxes!
Hi! I'm Katie, a Texas mom of two who loves to sew, and hoards fabric like you wouldn't believe.