Sunday, January 31, 2010

Week 5 Stash Report

I don't know where this last week went! I didn't do much fabric shopping, but I didn't do much sewing either. And with meetings Tuesday and Wednesday night, next week isn't looking to good for the to-do list.

Week 5

Used This Week: 3.00
Used Year to Date: 15.50

Added This Week: 4.00
Added Year to Date: 58.25

Net Used This Year: -42.75

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Did you know Karamat Fabrics has a fan page on Facebook?

Wheels by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs

Use the link on the sidebar and come join us... new fabric announcements, customer pictures, sales...

Once we reach 200 fans one fan will receive 1 yard of fabric from ... 1 yard, 2 1/2-yards, 4 fat quarters... your choice.

Spread the word.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Much Do I Love This?

...very, very much!

Colorway sets have been listed in the shop.

And more listings will be coming.

I even have a little something in mind to make for myself from these (if I can find a little time!)

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Day Late - Week 4 Stash Report

Week 3 I was a day early and week 4 I'm a day late... oh well!

I did a fair amount of sewing last week. But I also did a fair amount of shopping... finally decided to buy a fat quarter set of Momo's Odyssea line (you know - before it's all gone!) and found some Alexander Henry's Sterling print at Hobby Lobby for $6.50 a yard (I see a dress for Megan in my future!)

So here it is:
Week 4

Used This Week: 5.50
Used Year to Date: 12.50

Added This Week: 15.25
Added Year to Date: 54.25

Net Used This Year: -41.75

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wrap Dress & Ruffle Butt Diaper Cover

I am so happy with how these turned out! And if I didn't have a billion other patterns that I still haven't used, I'd make another one of these tomorrow!

Patterns: The Wrap Top & Dress and Fancy Ruffle Diaper Cover from


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stash Report Week 3

I'm doing an early Stash Report update this week since I'll be heading out of town tomorrow morning. Hubby and the little one were supposed to go with me, but the little one is sick and I can't imagine making her sit in the car for 5 - 6 hours each way. I'm sure I'll be missing them before I'm out of the city limits!!

So here are this week's totals:
Week 3

Used This Week: 1
Used Year to Date: 7

Added This Week: 4
Added Year to Date: 39

Net Used This Year: -32

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scarf Along

Did you check out Heather's Cookie Monday Honor Student Scarf Along last November? I knew I wanted to participate as soon as I read her first post. I even bought the fabric that weekend. At first I had the silly thought that I'd finish these in time for my mom's brithday, then I thought they'd be ready for Christmas, but with our Disney trip, Christmas, and the little one's brithday there was no time to work on these.

So they are FINALLY done! And I love them.

The hardest part will be to decide which one I'm going to keep and which one to give my mom. And then I'll need to find a good home for the third one.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stash Report Week 2

I actually got around to some sewing this week!! I made an apron from Quick Quilts magazine, a charm skirt for Megan, almost finished a second charm skirt (not sure who it will be for), and pieced together 3 front pieces for the Cookie Monday Scarf Along (yes - I know I'm way behind on that one!!)

Even though I got some sewing done, I'm still in the RED for my weekly stash report - I ordered some fabric right after Christmas and it came in this week... Fat Quarter sets of the full lines of Nest, Nicey Jane, and Hope Valley... 26 YARDS OF FABRIC!! Oh and then there was a little bit of fabric I picked up at Sunflower Quilts Show-N-Tell on Saturday.

Week 2
Used This Week: 6
Used Year to Date: 6

Added This Week: 28
Added Year to Date: 35

Net Used This Year: -29

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stash Report 2010

I really thought the visual of my summer 'fabric buying spree' would shock me into staying out of fabric shops for the rest of the year. But really, there are too many wonderful fabrics and projects out there to resist!! So once again I'm challenging myself this year to finish WIPs and use up some of my stash.

I first read about the 2010 Stash Report on Julie's (Jaybird) Blog and followed her links over to Judy's Blog. And I'm ready to play!! I even have a spreadsheet started.

I'll be recording what comes into the house and what I use up throughout the year. And just to be fair to myself... I do sometimes use fabrics from my shop in personal projects, so any fabrics from my shop will be counted as added to my stash once I've cut them off the bolt for myself (or moved a pre-cut set from the store shelves to my personal stash.)

Week 1
Used This Week: 0
Used Year to Date: 0

Added This Week: 7
Added Year to Date: 7

Net Used This Year: -7

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Favorite Fabrics of 2009

True Up has asked... what was your favorite fabric of 2009?

Wow - not an easy task! There are so many great fabrics out there... and more coming out every day. A girl could go broke buying all the beautiful fabrics that caught her eye!

Here are my top 10 categories for 2009:

- Favorite Quilting Weight Cotton Collection: Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey
- Favorite Overall Designer: Tula Pink (I just can't get enough of the Nest line!!)
- Favorite New Designer: Samantha Walker - Wanna Be A Cowboy for Riley Blake Designs
- Favorite Novelty Print: Treasure Map from Wendy Slotboom's Frolic collection
- Favorite Floral Print: Amanda Fleur in Black from Jennifer Paganelli's Pretty Please line
- Favorite Holiday Fabric or Collection: Be Merry by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Desings
- Favorite Juvenile Print: Boys, Girls: Little Golden Books by Quilting Treasures
- Favorite Reproduction Print or Collection: French General Rouenneries by Moda
- Favorite New Fabric You Worked With in 2009: Apple Collection by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures
- Wildcard Category - Fabric I wish I had purchased: Far Far Away by Heather Ross

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

We had a wonderful December - the trip to Disney World, Christmas, Megan's 2nd Birthday - but I am ready to get back to our usual routines!

Looking over my list of completed projects for 2009, I'm really impressed with all that I managed to fit into a busy year. I'm going to wipe out the 2009 list on my sidebar (and start a 2010 list) so here's a copy of the list for posterity... ha ha ha

2009 Completed Projects
List Takers (Dec); Christmas A-Line & Pants (Dec); Lots and lots of Disney outfits (Nov); Kindel Keeper (Nov); Burp Cloth (Nov); Crayon Apron (Mommy) (Oct); Crayon Apron (Big Sis) (Oct); Nie Nie Skirt (Oct); Halloween Top & Jumper (Oct); Crayon Wallet (Oct); Weekender Tote (Oct); Crayon Apron (Sept); Yellow Apron Jumper (Sept); Blue Molly Top (Sept); Camo Top (Aug); Dinner Napkins (Aug); Felt Letters (Aug); Molly Peasant Top (Aug); Aquarium Top (July); Beach Swing Top (July); Beach New Look 6906 (July); Dog New Look 6906 (July); Burp Cloths (June); Mickey Button T-Shirt (June); Mickey Expressions A-Line (June); Dog Outfit (June); Camera Strap Cover (June); New Look 6906 (June); Butterfly Outfit (June); Chatelaine (June); Pillowcase (May); Patchwork Twirl Skirt (May); Bloomers (May); Easy Fit Pants (May); Fabric Flower Pin (May); Patchwork Hat (May); Disney Top #1 (Apr); 4th of July Top (Apr); Butterfly Top (Apr); Seashell Quilt (Apr); Fatty, Fatty 2x4 Quilt (Apr); Elmo Top (Mar); St. Patrick's Day Top (Mar); Mardi Gras Swing Top (Feb); John Deere Swing Top (Feb); Texas Swing Top (Feb); A&M A-Line Top (Feb); Valentine's Peasant Top (Feb); Circus Top (Feb); OU A-Line Top (Jan); Cat Quilt (Jan); Machine Applique Onesie (Jan)

And I've started my list of projects I'd like to complete in 2010. Most of these are either a WIP or I have at least a majority of the supplies needed:

1. Quilt for Megan's bed
2. Beatrix Potter Wrap Dress & Bloomers
3. Attitude Girls Apron
4. Woodland Delight Miss Madeline Dress
5. Valentine's Day Felize Dress
6. Sock Monkey Top and Pants
7. Coffee Cozy
8. List Taker (for me!!!)
9. Stick Horse
10. Shana Bell Tunic (also for me!!)
11. Cookie Monday Scarf-a-long
12. Nest Mobius
13. Nest Scarf
14. Nest Quilt
15. String Quilt
16. Weeds in God's Garden Quilt
17. Loralie Dog Quilt
18. Charm Skirt & Top with Embroidered Horse
19. Texas A&M Charm Quilt
20. Ruffle Charm Quilt
21. ABC Book for Megan
22. Aline Dress with Ruffled Underskirt
23. Poky Little Puppy Vida
24. Dog Coat from the book One Yard Wonders

WOW - 24 things. And other than Valentine's Day (which I bought fabric for today), this doesn't take into account holidays and other special occassions that Megan will "need" outfits for. Anyone want to take a guess at how much of this actually gets completed by year end? Leave me a comment and maybe I'll have a little giveaway at the end of 2010 for whoever picks the correct number!