Archive | April, 2011

Fabric Finds

4 Apr

During a weekend trip to Atlanta, my sister and I stopped into Whipstitch, a small store which carries a variety of modern fabrics. I had my eye on a number of fabrics, but the ones I went kind of gaga over and ultimately brought home with me were these two, City Planting in green (left) and Pollen in green (right):

I have no clue what I’m going to make with them (maybe some pillows or perhaps napkins to add to my growing collection), but they were too good to pass up. Both are from Jay McCarroll’s most recent fabric collection, Habitat for FreeSpirit. I didn’t watch the first season of Project Runway, so I was completely clueless about McCarroll, the show’s season 1 winner, and his fantastic fabric. He has a lot of beautiful, vibrant patterns (see all of his FreeSpirit collections here). Here are a handful of my other favorites:

You can order these fabrics through Whipstitch’s etsy shop. I may be placing an order myself in the near future.

Images courtesy of Whipstitch.


Wish List

1 Apr

Our house, like any other, is a work-in-progress and constantly evolving. Here are a few items I have on my wish list. Some of these, mainly the chairs, will hopefully be moving to my to-buy list very soon.

I have had my eye on these green chairs for awhile. They’re such a beautiful color. We’re hoping to purchase a pair of them for our living room.

I also have a thing for trays, and this one from Furbish is right up my alley. I’d choose the small one, but there’s a larger size available too. I love sitting trays on tables to use in place of coasters, which is how I’d use this one.

I’m also hoping to commission the Yellow Brick Home team to do a portrait of our sweet cat, Smoky. These 4 x 4–inch canvases are such fun, cheerful, and affordable ($39 for each custom portrait) pieces for people who adore their pets. Smoky, like all pets, injects such personality and life into our home—a day doesn’t go by that she doesn’t do something that cracks us up—and this is a fun way to capture that. Here’s a couple samples of their work. You can see more here.

Images courtesy of Target, Furbish, and Yellow Brick Home.