The waiting is over, Heather Ross’s Far Far Away III hit the shelves yesterday at nido. If you haven’t already heard, the collection comes in two different weights. Both are a 85% cotton and 15% linen blend, however Horseplay and Guitars are in the same weight as Far Far Away II and the rest of the prints are a lighter version giving the fabric more drape. (if you have any of the Echino ROT 62″ wide fabric, it feels the same as that–soft,airy,light)
We have FQB’s off all 3 colorways in the shop & online. Everyone breaks up the collection a little differently so here is how nido has put the different colorways together:
Far Far Away III Pink
Far Far Away III Green
Far Far Away III Yellow
Colette does it again with their Violet shirt pattern. Here is a shirt that is fun to sew, easy to make, and the perfect blend of a vintage look with a modern fit. I have always loved shirts with Peter Pan collars, but have had a hard time finding one because I have a long torso and the never fit. I added a couple of inches to the bottom of the pattern and voila! Perfect fit. Plus, I’m in love with the sleeves! They remind me so much of my grandmother, as she used to wear shirts that looked a lot like this. I made this one out of Cut Out & Keep by Heather Moore, in Proteas. I plan on making two more in solid voile’s to see how it will look with a light airy fabric. I can’t wait to make the Beignet skirt to match!
I loved the Mother’s Day portraits Brooke over at Inchmark had made with her co-op preschool. Wanting to do something special for Father’s Day I decided that this was a perfect project for Franco. I followed Brooke’s tips, drawing the head & neck ahead of time & had Franco look at a photograph of Eric as he drew first with a black pen and then going back to color it in afterwards. It was one of the first times that our art together was so structured, having to think about where daddy’s noise went, eyes went, etc. but we had fun with it & Franco is quite proud at how his portrait turned out.
Thanks for the great idea Brooke!
Linnet is a company in Kyoto, Japan who creates original patterns for women. The patterns have a simple esthetic with clean lines & a no fuss fitting. Plus, to make things easier they come with directions in English! Here are a few of my favorites…
N60 Simple One Piece with Roll Colar Tunic
N42 Crossed Back Apron
N53 Kappougi Apron/Apron Dress
Today is Franco’s last day of preschool. I usually fret over what to get his teachers for thank you gifts but not this year! I was completely inspired by Krista from the Spotted Stone’s zipper pouches & decided to make them myself. They came together rather fast & in the end I made a few extra because they were just so darn cute that I couldn’t help myself. Once sewn up I added little hand stamped thank you, a gift card & chocolates…A real crowd pleaser too as the teachers seemed very appreciative & come on now, who wouldn’t LOVE a coin purse adorned with Denyse Schmidt Flee Market Fancy and DS Quilts Collection??
More wonderful Australian hand screen printed fabric now graces the shelves of nido. In addition to the lovely Ink & Spindle fabrics, we have added Pippijoe to our selection of independent textile companies.
Pippiejoe is based in Melbourne, Australia & specializes in organic cotton and hemp combinations with environmentally friendly dyes. The prints are elegant designs with a clean & simple aesthetic, featuring images inspired by plants & birds. I personally adore the heavier linen feel of the fabrics, they somehow manage to be sturdy and cozy-soft. Unlike Ink & Spindle, this fabric is available by the yard, but in limited quantities so be sure to get it while it’s hot.
Much to our delight a restock of Ink & Spindle is back, plus some! We now have fat quarter (in meters) sets back in the shop, with a few of the designs from the previous set, plus some charming new ones! My favorite is the seascape with a smiling sea monster. Too cute! We also are so happy to offer Ink & Spindle kits, including a shoulder bag & a farbic basket. The kits come with everything you need to complete the task & come in a variety of prints. Quilt kits should be in stock here at nido as soon as Ink & Spindle have them restocked, so anyone who missed out before check in again soon to scoop them up!
There are still spaces available in a couple of our classes this weekend including our Make It Perfect Shearwater Kaftan class and our ever popular Learn to Sew class. Enjoy your weekend with a relaxing sewing class & add to your wardrobe and/or home at the same time!
Give us a call or stop by the shop to sign up as space is limited!
Like the fabric on this post? Head on over to nido’s online shop & view our NEW Nani Iro collection!