Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Show off what you made - Join My Flickr Group!

At long last I *finally* started a Flickr group where you can post pictures of all the gorgeous things you've made with my fabrics! A million thanks to Woof Nanny for the info on how to get it done. Thanks so much for the easy peasy instructions and tips!)

I would love it if ya'll would come join the group and show off all the pretty things you've made! It looks sort of lame since I'm the only member right now, so pretty please show me some love and become a member... :)

Join here:

SALE - 15% off Holiday Fabrics. And Advent Calendars $20!

I've only got a few fat quarters left! So if you'd like some of my Holiday Fabrics or an Advent Calendar, this is the time to snag them. Fabrics are 15% off and the Advent Calendars are $20 (down from $24). Happy post-holiday shopping! In the store now.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My 2010 Calendar

I'm so busy these days that I don't get as much time to spend sewing and stitching as I'd like. But because it is such a treat, I think I enjoy it even more. So, over the Xmas holiday I made sure I got to spend a few hours at the sewing machine and with my embroidery hoop.

Every year I spend HOURS searching for the perfect calendar. When I stumbled across this blank fabric calendar from SeptemberHouse, I immediately knew I wanted to use some of my fabrics to personalize it. I love the way it turned out and hanging it with pant hangers seemed like the perfect accessory. I pieced together some scraps for the sides, adding some embroidery details around a few months and then backed the whole thing with freezer paper so it would have some stiffness. I finished it by top stitching the middle panel with the Birdie Dots. It makes my office very cheery!

Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year! Thank so much for all your support, 2009 has been an astoundingly amazing year and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

BIG SALE - Odd sized cuts

I have 10 packages of odd sized cuts I just listed for sale in the store!

Some small scrap cuts but mostly big super cuts. Get them before they are gone because once they're gone, they're gone! Some of the packs have up to a yard of fabric in them - $28 instead of $34 a yard.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Potholder from Sue

I seriously have THE nicest customers. I can't tell you guys how much I really love hearing from you and seeing the pictures of all the cute things you make using my fabrics.

Sue sent me this picture of a potholder she whipped up. How totally adorable, huh? I'm a huge fan of the improv square and love the way she used the grey linen (yum) and the red print to really make the blue of the Birdies on Chairs pop. Thanks so much for sharing it with us Sue!

As a side note, on my VERY long list of stuff to do is setting up a Flickr group where you guys can post picture of the things you make with my fabric... So if anyone has any hints on how to do that, I'd be ever so grateful. I'm sure it doesn't take long but I just haven't made it that far down on my ever growing to-do list...

And now I will add "potholder" to my to-do list. :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Featured in Lucky Magazine

I have been waiting (not so patiently) for the January issue of Lucky Magazine to hit the stands. So every day I have been going to the grocery to see if it has arrived. And tonight, it was finally there!

I grabbed a few copies, quickly thumbed through one and weeeee! there it is on page 45. My Elephant throw pillow!!

So there I am with my 5 copies in line to check out (ok, I know 5 is more than a few). And the guy asks do you know someone in this magazine? Now people, I really had not intended to fully dork out in the grocery store and tell the nice older gentleman at the register about my pillow... But guess, who went all spazzy and says " on page 45! That pillow! I designed that fabric!"? (grin, grin, grin) And then the bagger girl gets in on the acrion and wants to see the pillow and then the guy behind me in line wants to know what's going on...

It was a full-on display of Laurie dorkiness. But it was fun. :) And the pillow looks pretty darn cute in print!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Animal Sherbet Squares Quilt

Ever since I started following Ashley over at Film in the Fridge I have dreamed of having her make me a quilt. AND I've really been wanting a quilt from my Animal Sherbet fabrics...Can you say golden opportunity? I knew Ashely would come up with something amazing, but to say that I think this quilt is insanely beautiful doesn't even begin to do it justice. Before I go park myself by the front door for 2 days waiting for the postman to deliver it to me, I wanted you to take a peek.

Until 12/16, I will refund 15% of the purchase off of any Animal Sherbet fabrics from my store. Just mention this post when you checkout and I'll send you a paypal refund.

It really makes me a little weak in the knees!

And the back is just as lovely as the front. I have always been a huge fan of how Ashley's quilts are really 2 in one. That green is such a surprise and I LOVE how it coordinates with the patterns.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent Calendar | Better Homes and Gardens - DIY Blog

How crazy cool is this? My Advent Calendar was featured on the Better Homes and Gardens DIY blog! And how ridiculously excited am I about the PS in the post! "PS: Be on the lookout for more of her gorgeous fabric in the spring issue of Do It Yourself magazine!" [Insert crazy big smile here!]

And if you're in the mood for a super fast and fun holiday project, you can buy the kits here in my store.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day with your families! My family came here to Austin and we had a wonderful time together. Belated gobble gobble!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Giveaway winner + NEW table place cards

I am continually stunned by the support I get through this blog. Your comments were so unbelievably kind and funny and just downright nice. Thank you for being a part of this super fabulous journey that I'm taking.

With the help of good old Random Number Generator, I've selected a winner who will get 1 yard of fabric of any of my patterns.
Congratulations to: Tootles. Her dream is: living in the mountains in cabin (filled with quilts) and being a steward for our natural resources. Congratulations and I'd love to see what you make with the fabric!

And just in time for holiday parties and dinners, I have something new in the store! Now you can pretty-up your holiday table with 'Print your Own' place cards featuring wee birdies and tiny chairs.

- Printable PDF file contains 12 Placecards (6 placecards per page of 2 different designs - you just need a color printer)
- Available in 3 color ways: Yellow & Grey, Red & Green, Chartreuse & Blue

Friday, November 6, 2009

Partnership with Kaufman Fabrics | Giveaway!

At long last I can share my BIG, BIG, BIG news!!! I've been absolutely on pins and needles and can finally tell you about the SUPER exciting stuff that's been going on here. Drum roll please....

Some of my designs have been licensed by Kaufman Fabrics and my very first collection for them will be making it's debut in Spring 2010.

Wahooo!!! Wahooo!!! Wahooo!!! Can you believe it?!? Bolts and bolts and bolts of my fabric rolling off the presses next year! :) I am so incredibly excited and proud. And even though I've known for a few months, I'm frankly still a bit in shock. Starting in April 2010, retailers can start placing their orders and the fabric will hopefully be in stores soon after that! I'm pretty sure will totally dork out and shed a few tears the first time I walk into a fabric shop and see bolts of my designs on the shelves.

As soon as the design selection process is finalized with Kaufman, I can let you know exactly which specific patterns will be part of the Spring collection. AND I'm finalizing the colors on some NEW FUN fabrics that I'll be adding to the Etsy store very soon.

Wow... I can hardly believe it's been only a year since I first put my first fabric designs up for sale on Etsy. 11/6/08 was the day I put my fabric up for sale. And here I am a year later and my dreams of becoming a licenced fabric designer are coming true. When I left the corporate world I wasn't sure I could make this happen but lookie at what I did!!

So in celebration of my extreme good fortune, I'd love to give away a yard of fabric (in any one of my patterns) to someone! Just leave me a comment (make sure there is a way to contact you) and tell me what YOUR big dream is. What's the thing you stay awake at night dreaming about? :) I'll pick a winner by random on 11/18 and I can't wait to hear from you.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement over the last year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

NEW Website -

Well it's taken some time, but at long last I have a new website!! (And new headers for the blog and for my Etsy store will be up before end of the week...) Take a look at the website and I'd love to hear what you think. The main purpose for the site is to showcase my patterns and designs and make it easy for potential partners to get a sense of my style.

For the last few months, in addition to working on new designs, I've been quietly working very hard on getting my designs licensed and getting broader distribution plans in place for my fabric. More to come on that in the next few days! So stay tuned for some super exciting news!!

Holiday Fabrics in the store at long last

I'm so excited to announce 5 new fabric designs for the holidays have just been added to the store.

All 5 of the patterns are printed in a lovely red and a sophisticated chartreuse green. They feature little patterned swans, trees and ornaments with a modern flair. I hope you can find holiday projects galore to use them for. I stitched up a holiday stocking using the Holiday Joy and Reindeers and added a ribbon border. I'd love to hear what your crafting/sewing plans are for holiday gifts this year!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lots of NEW stuff in the store + New Holiday Designs

Hi everyone! I've been so very overdue with some new items for the store. So at long last I'm happy to announce a whole bunch of new pillow covers, a BRAND NEW DIY kit for Xmas and a sneak peek at my new HOLIDAY fabrics.

My NEW DIY Advent Calendar features my exclusive Holiday Tags pattern. All you have to do is trim out the pieces and stitch them together. Instructions are printed right on the fabric (heavy weight cotton duck) so it also makes a great gift. Sewing the whole calendar takes less than an hour to complete.

Each little tag is an individual pocket where you can stash a tiny gift or a bit of candy. Each of the numbers (1-25) are out of order, making it fun for the kiddos to find the next number and countdown to Xmas!

My holiday fabrics are finally here. They will start shipping by the 3rd week of October. If you're interested in them send me an email at laurie at and I'll set up a custom listing for you. (They're not listed in the store just yet!

Holiday Trees

Holiday Stripes




And I have a dozen or so new pillow covers featuring my fabrics that I just listed in the store. Here's a quick peek at a few of them.

So lots and lots going on here! Can't wait to hear what you think of all the new goodies.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More talented Scarlet Fig customers

One of the things that I love the most about designing my own fabrics is seeing what lovely things people create with it. So imagine my delight at discovering these 2 lovelies from Portia at Perdoozy and another sassy clutch from Jennifer Ladd. I hope you'll go visit their shops!

Perdoozy's Flirt Apron - made with my Wing Chair fabric in Yellow/Grey

Perdoozy's Napkins - made with Avian Therapy

Jennifer Ladd's Clutch - made with my Wing Chair fabric in Yellow/Grey