Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fabrics for sale

One of the few things I love about being a designer is the fabrics. I get so excited when looking and/or shopping for fabrics. Many designers are asked what is their process. Do we sketch first? Do we shop for inspiration first? Do we get the idea from the fabric? I am definitely one of those designers. Most of the time I do get the idea when I see the fabric. I see it and I think "oh this would make great....." and sometimes it does get made into that and sometimes not.  Many of you know I love Michael Miller fabrics. I have been buying from them for a few years now.  I love that they are in NYC, right down the street from me actually and they are a pleasure to work with.  Just an FYI Michael Miller is not one person, it is the brainchild of a man and a woman. 

It's a new year and I am trying to get organized. My fabric closet is overflowing and I purchased quite a few bolts of Michael Miller. I am starting to sell fabric by the yard on etsy but I thought I would also post here. Email me if you would like to buy some or go thru etsy. The etsy links are below or email me at
*all fabrics are 100% cotton    *$8.00 a yard  *cut right off the bolt

"Pet Deer" chocolate back ground
 "Scattered Lanterns"
 "Daisy Dot"
"Raspberry Blossom"

These fabrics will make a great skirt, tablecloth, napkins the uses are endless!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I visited the Martha Stewart show a few days ago, don't get me wrong, I was in the audience.  It was the first day of Valentine celebrations.  I went with my meetup group . We made some new friends, learned about owl cookies and received some great gifts! Filiz, pictured below, is a new friend. She is a very talented artist and has an upcoming show in NYC her website is

Diana Stanley, myself, and Filiz Soyak


The show was so much fun and Martha's guest baker was an employee of Martha's at one point.  Daniele-Boglivi Fiori, a stylist for The Martha Stewart Show, started her own company Sweet Dani B,  The cookies made on the show were so adorable I was so excited to make them. The cookie is an owl sugar cookie, a Martha recipe and the icing is the most important. 

The info and tools necessary can be found here here at Dani B's website.
Dani B is offering a tool kit to make the icing of the cookie a tad easier and honestly it looks so cool to use.   The cookie recipe can be found here

 I ordered my kit a few days ago, hopefully I will get it in time for Valentine's Day! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Etsy Craft Labs

I am happy to say that Etsy has their main office here in NYC and hold craft labs every Monday. I went to this past Monday's to their new lab with my crafty friend Diana.  Monday night was a Valentine Card night.
From 4 to 8 paper and supplies were provided. We made cards, made new friends and chatted with old. A portion of these cards is going to City Meals on Wheels. Here are a few shots of the night.
If interested in making cards for this cause to be delivered on Valentine's Day go here

Cute right? Want to create some of your own? Check this link out, Martha provides lots of great clip art.