Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Alright ya'll I must run....fab hubby is making brunch. Did i mention I have been feeling spoiled lately??
Monday, May 25, 2009
All the fabrics you see above are from various lines of Jennifer Paganelli's Sis Boom. I love all of her fabrics....all of them. She cannot create anything less than perfect, it's just not possible. She was busy as a bee at market but I did get some time to chat with her as well as pick up a little of her newest line Dance With Me. You should swing be her site to check out all of her fabric lines. She really has the best style. She was wearing the most fantastic tunic at market. It was trimmed with a crisp white linen tape. Jennifer has a line of tunics available for purchase on her website as well as a new pattern for tunics that you can buy on youcanmakethis.com. The best part about that is you don't have to wait for shipping, the pattern is emailed to you! You print it out and off you go! Great fun!
Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend! I've been sewing up a storm. Stay tuned for pictures of what I've been working on.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I spent quite a bit of time with Paula Prass and her lovely daughter Jennifer Storey at the Michael Miller "compound." I wish I had a picture of the MMF section....really bright and beautiful and cheery. All the ladies had fun aprons on and all the guys had ties to match! Anyway, Paula's booth was fantastic! The grey and black walls really allowed her beautiful, colorful new line of fabrics to pop! I know Jona ordered a bunch of Summer Soiree, so for those of you wondering where you'll be able to buy it, go here! (more about Jona later...she is a doll!) I did quite a few bags for Paula and it was amazing to be at her booth and here someone say "Are those Gardenhouse bags? They are so Gardenhouse!" Love that! Here are a few shots of Paula's booth....can you tell she is also an interior designer...she's got a knack for creating devine spaces!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom deliciousness had this bag on hand at her table. Isn't it to die for??
I hear it got rave reviews. Jennifer's fabrics are SO easy to work with because they are all drop dead gorgeous! Just like she is...and she is the sweetest gal you'll ever meet! This bag is the same pattern as the bag I carried on the first day of market. This might be one of the first patterns I write so stay tuned for that!
Paula Prass had a booth full of Gardenhouse goodies along with all of the fabulous pillows, patchwork and collages she had done. Here are a few pics of the pretties I did for her.
She, by the way, is amazing! Love her! A very open, kind and caring lady. Her daughter, Jennifer Storey, is fantastic as well. Paula's new line of fabric is delish and she has another one in the works that I am sure will be amazing! Hopefully I'll get a sneak peek of that soon (hint,hint Paula!)
More fun Market posts to come, so stay tuned!luvluv.
Friday, May 15, 2009
My bag for day two started with this top and ended up like this
So today I am jumping out of my skin to actually GO to market and meet all the FAB ladies who designed these fabrics!
Off to Market!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
So what am I going to write about here on "Brooch the Subject," you ask? Hmmm, well, lots of creative shenanigans, my handbags of course, and fabric (can anyone ever get enough fabric talk?? OK, don't ask my husband or kids that question.) Brooches, fabulous vintage brooches, and maybe a bit about my early morning expeditions to find said brooches. Some fun posts about all things stylish. And some about my two favorite oh so stylish girls, Miss O and Miss A. Very sassy, both of them! Their dad is pretty great too! So all of the usual chaos that runs my life and that I love! I am also planning on some fun, crafty, fabric based tutorials at some point, like when I find another four waking hours in each day-- but I'll find those four hours and we'll have some fun!
So plan on all of that, all of it, and probably more too. I hope you're looking forward to it because I know I am!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
My designs reflect the things I love...vintage.modern.pretty