Monday, 28 April 2008
Here are some pics of our market booth from the open air market last weekend. My neighbor Lennie and I did it togethether and this was the first time her bags went public! She is a scream and we had fun, the weather was amazing and the atmosphere was jovial so all in all it was an experience although enjoyable probably something we soon decided we won't be doing often if ever again! The weather conditions were ideal but because our booth was in the shade we did indeed freeze our behinds off on Saturday! Yeah, it is just alot of work isn't it and also fairly expensive but nice to get out and hook up with folks, even if our feet were numb and our noses frozen.. (we took turns hanging out in the sun pretending to be interested in the tomato plants but indecisive as whether to buy or not just to warm up). So for all of you who did stop by, we enjoyed meeting you!
Thursday, 24 April 2008
I just wanted to let those in and around Berlin know that this Saturday, April 26 and Sunday April 27, from 10:00 to 18:00, I will have a stand at a Spring Market at Mutter Fourage in Berlin Wannsee. I will have cut one meter pieces of fabric there so it would be a possibility to look and feel fabrics that usually are only virtually visible! Mutter Fourage has a gallery and a cafe and this weekend their annual Market, so if you are in the vicinity, please stop by and say hi! Frühlingszauber, Mutter Fourage, Chauseestr.15a, Berlin-Wannsee
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
The fabrics pictured above are exuberant Alexander Henry prints that arrived in last week. They can be found here.
Something else I wanted to mention is that I found a very informative blog all about fabric called trueup.net. One of the most recent posts on true up is about Spoonflower, a company that will be offering, as of summer 2008, custom digital textile printing to crafters. This could be really interesting because it probably will offer designers the opportunity to print in small quantities, instead of the usual 1,000 to 3,000 meter minimum. So if either of these themes interest you, mosey on over to true up and spoonflower.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Claudia of sassafrasdesign sent me those photos yesterday of these smocks and a little wrap around skirt she has made for her daughter's twins. I think she did a fabulous job and I wanted to share them with you.
She told me these will be on her site and it does say that a children's collection is coming soon so I would think these would be included. A long, long time ago when I put out my daughter's clothes before she went to kindergarten I would have been hard put not to dress her in something as cute as this! (Now H&M determines what my daughter wears and I assume that smocks probably don't cut the mustard with 16 year olds!)
The site is in Dutch but I know that Claudia's German is perfect and I am sure that she speaks English, too because most of the Dutch I know, speak at least 3 (if not 4 or more) languages. Also love the little Dutch bonnet pictured above I saw on her site and her fabric music boxes would also make a lovely shower gift.
Thank you Claudia!
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
My web designer is Katharina Neubert and she is responsible for all the photo collages on volksfaden. These are three of her newest collages. It is a joy and always a surprise to see what she has done for a new fabric category.I never know what to expect when I open a file she has sent me but I have never ever ever ever been disappointed. Thank you again and again and again, Ina! What would I ever do without you!
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Amy Butler Fabrics from her newest collection "Midwest Modern" have arrived. I like the whole 50's and 60's look of the collection and also the summery colorways Ms. Butler has chosen. It has a simpler more geometric feel to it than some of her past collections. They are to be found under "Amy Butler" in the Midwest Modern subcategory by volksfaden.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Went to see an Indian film yesterday in Berlin Mitte..."Jodhaa Akbar" directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. I have read there has been quite alot of controversy about this film because of it's questionable historical accuracy but it is a visual feast. The colors, costumes and sets are absolutely fiercely, ferociously to die for.