Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bacon Jam Pancake Mini Cupcakes

Aside from illustrating and making, one of my other passions is eating sweet stuff! And if you're not quite over all the bacon hype yet, let me just tell you about this amazing little cupcake. I made a special trip to this shop, Petite Sweets, specifically to try it out because it sounded so intriguing. Yup, a Bacon Jam Pancake cupcake, and it was out of this world good. Made from bacon jam mixed into vanilla cake batter, and topped off with maple buttercream frosting and bacon crumbles... so delicious!

Of course, one little cupcake wasn't enough to satisfy our cravings, so we ordered a variety of macarons, cake balls and homemade marshmallows to go with it while we sipped our coffee. And what a cute shop too, if you're in the Houston area you should definitely check it out!

Macaron Rainbow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Calendars

How about a fresh new calendar to start off the New Year? A variety of original 2012 Calendars are now in my etsy shop and available as DIY fabric on Spoonflower.

New Happy Yellow Tandem with Feathered Friends

All colors

Wildflowers - Fresh Picked Colorway

I also purchased some calendar fabric from some other super talented designers on Spoonflower and will be showcasing those in a later post along with all the amazing fabric I bought during Spoonflower's Annual BOGO FQ sale... Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Backyard Baby and Bella Butterfly Now Available!

It seems like it's been such a long road from Project Selvage to this point, but I'm excited to announce that my debut collections with Michael Miller are now available! Following are a few links where you can find them online, but check your local shops too. If they don't have it, you can request it!

There's no better feeling or compliment than seeing something someone made from my fabric, so if you make something, please, please, please send me a pic (or a link), I'll be dying to see it! :D

Monday, January 2, 2012

Spoonflower Softies

I sewed up some softies this past holiday weekend, all made from cut & sew fat quarter kits created by Spoonflower designers. The first two are a duo designed by Victoria Lasher, and inspired by an Edward Lear poem, "The Owl and the Pussycat". Aren't they adorable? I love the way she textured the fur and feathers on both, simply charming.

A Lovely Pussycat by Victoria Lasher

The Owl, an Elegant Fowl by Victoria Lasher

I chose to have them printed on the quilting cotton, but I think they'd be even better on the sateen. 

And then there's "Toothy" by Samarra Khaja, you might remember my post about him previously for the Softies for Mirabel toy drive. Well, as promised, here's a pic of him all sewed up on the linen-cotton. I love that the backpack opens up for you to put a tooth in, and it's already filled with goodies... what a riot!

Toothy the Tooth Fairy by Samarra Khaja

But, wait, there's more... when you order a whole yard, you get four different colorways of him, and they're all adorable!!

Or, maybe you feel like trying your own hand at designing one, here are two that I made to give away as baby gifts this Christmas.

Sweet Puddy, based on my Kitty Kawaii fabric and modeled after one
of my own sweet cats.

Fashionable Fox & Acorn, based on my Forest Friends fabric.

These are but a few of the really neat and totally unique cut & sew softie kits available on Spoonflower.  To find more, try going to their website and searching for "kit" or "softie". Don't forget they also have apron kits, doll kits, clothing kits, you name it. So, get out there and explore!
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