Monday, July 2, 2007

A little stash enhancement

I got my order from Colonial Crafts today. I have ordered fabric and supplies from them for my dollmaking for years. I finally found the perfect fabric to finish off my Colonial Bride Box, which will be my first official needlework design. I have the model all stitched and ready to be mounted to the top of an oval paper mache' box, but I just couldn't find the right fabric. I saw this one online at CC and thought I would take a chance. Its hard to be sure when ordering online, but it turned out to be perfect!
I also ordered several of the Crab Apple Hill patterns. I just adore the vintage shabby chic look of them. Some are on back order, so I will get another wonderful package with the rest of my order one day soon.
And last but not least, I ordered the two limited edition Colors of America sampler thread packs from The Gentle Art. The colors are luscious and I couldn't resist them. But then when they arrived I thought, edition? What am I going to do with these? They won't be called for in any design because they won't always be available, and I probably shouldn't design with them for the same reason. Am I right? Well, I'll just have to use them on personal stuff and the wool applique stuff that I sometimes make to sell. Still I love them, they are gorgeous!