Anyone need some retail therapy? When I'm feeling a bit grumpy here's a fun thing I do: Go to Hawthorne Threads, or FabricShack, or SewDeerlyLoved, and fill my virtual shopping cart. I ponder, delete items, find new ones, somehow tricking my mind into thinking that I'm totally planning on buying it... Then I move on to something else, and forget about it, but guess what, in my mind I had that fabric. I dreamt of quilts or little girls dresses, but it was free!
And then once in a while my resolve weakens...and wierd! but a package arrives at my Post Office box. Guess I must have actually bought that one ;)
These fabrics are from a fairly new collection called Tea Garden by Dena Fishbein. Something about them is totally yummy to me. I just love Dena's style which looks like she hand painted the design right onto the fabric. It's kinda casual and almost whimsical. Makes me think of a cottage by the sea. (the colors anyway)
I think the flowers in vases on white is my fave, but this little birdie is a close second. I can see them in a quilt like this, with white sashing... Has anybody invented a "Time-Stretcher" yet? There's so many quilts I want to make, but my babies are growing up fast!