Monday, March 9, 2009

Midwest Modern in the West

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I had the Joy of sorting through the new shipment of craft fabrics that arrived at the Textile Traders warehouse in Osborne Park last Wednesday. These gorgeous fabrics are from the Midwest Modern range by Amy Butler - I bought half a metre of each :) I know Lisa has gone out and bought these too.

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I sent Ric Rac (aka Jodie Carlton) some selvedges for her fabulous creations, and I received a lovely thank you card and a 'Team Selvedge' magnet - which will take pride & place on my fridge next to my Kath and Kim magnetic dress up dolls & the various photos. If you are not familiar with her work, go take a look at her blog (especially to see her new upholstered chair). My favourite piece of selvedge art is the frock.

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I came across my 2 cherubs reading together on DS's bed. I stood and watched them for a good 10 minutes before they noticed me. The harmony I witnessed was so good for my spirit :)

Ok back to it, I have fabric to post off to Bronwyn at Whippet Good (some for her, and some for her to take to the Bushfires Quilting Bee being organised by Jan from Sewjourn) and I have my Spring Swap goodies to finish - they are all cut out ready for sewing!

With Love

Janellebelly2a

17 comments:

Christy said...

Those pastel coloured fabrics are very sumptuous and dreamy! I love them!

Krafty KJ said...

I have got to get to your work - I looove those Amy Butler Fabrics, good to see another blog entry!

suzitee said...

Oh WOW! I had no idea Textile Traders stocked Amy Butler...I can see a trip to my nearest store will be in order very soon LOL.
It is a wonderful sight to see your children relaxing together, and most definitely warms the heart :)
Off to check out some of your links...have a great day xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It is wonderful to see children reading - if you enjoy reading you are never bored! Your fabric looks delicious - can't wait to see what you do with it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Did you ever bring back precious memories with your photo and comments about the cherubs reading together. I so enjoyed those days at my house - thank you for noting that you took 10 minutes to enjoy the peace and bonding.

Terri said...

Lovely fabric and lovely cherubs! Brought a smile to my face!

Kerryanne English said...

The new line of fabrics is very soothing in its colour palette. I wonder what you will make with that?
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Annie said...

Lovely fabrics, and I too am part of Team Selvedge. Aren't those magnets just wonderful. She is great gal that Ric Rac character!!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, I love watching my two in harmony too - it's not often but it's lovely when it happens! Love the new fabric and gotta love Ric Rac!

clare said...

I love that fabric ! It makes your heart happy to see your kids like that doesn't it ?
clares craftroom

Traceylea said...

The Amy Butler range looks beautiful together like that, will definitely make a gorgoeus quilt.
Don't you just love it when your beautiful children play nice with each other.It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Bronwyn said...

Hi Janelle
What fabulous gifts I received in the post today! The fabric for the backing quilts for the Quilting Bee will be brilliant and my little pressie is much appreciated! Will post piccies soon.

elliebelle said...

Beautiful Amy Butler fabric!!!!

Bloom said...

My 11th Commandment: 'Thou shalt not be jealous of Janelle having a job in a fabric shop & having ready access to Amy Butler fabric'. You're so blessed!! LOLxx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Great fabrics...Even better harmony between siblings!
Lifes good

Bree said...

Love the Amy Butler Janelle! This Textile Traders seems quite cheap, I see they have mail order on the website but I can't find any specific products or prices.....
How much are the Amy Butler fabrics? I know you've featured some quite cheap fabrics before.

Kate said...

I think I found the same fabric this week! We bought my Mum the Kath doll - my girls love dressing it up!