Thursday, June 16, 2011

the royal sisters

I want to introduce you to a fun blog called the Royal Sisters. She does such fun crochet work. And is very generous with her tutorials.

Look at her recent creation. Grandma Rosie Rings. Aren't they perfect! We all need a little something. And this little creation adds such a sweet touch.

I don't crochet. But if I did, I would! So in the meantime. I visit my royal sister in England, and enjoy her beautiful blog.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

getty owl craft show

Do you remember the sweet face of this little girl? This is Getty. And this Saturday, June 11th, there is going to be a big craft fair in Sacramento to raise money and awareness of baby Getty and MSA.

This will also be my last craft show. In one more week, I will be moving into my new fabric shop and getting my fabulous creative sewing center all ready for my fabulous shoppers!

I will be handing out little fabric squares and have some quilts, and regular katie jean items all for you to see at Fremont Park. I would love to see you there!
Fremont Park
1515 Q Street
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday, June 6, 2011

market monday #2

Welcome back to my second Market Monday. I want you to meet Tula Pink! She is just irresistible.

Who else could back their quilts with a huge 6 foot frog. Wearing a pink crown, non the less. He is charming!

She has such gorgeous fabrics. I love how they are full of pictures within a picture. The fabrics are mesmerizing. It's like a little party.

Plus her quilts at market were just as fun. And just look at that stitching! Full of texture bringing life to an otherwise simple quilt.

I would so love to make a raincoat, umbrella, or shower curtain from this fabric! I would love to find an umbrella pattern. Do you think it would be hard to make?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

thrifty adventures

See that little dish by my sewing machine? That is an ash tray. It was my Dad's, one that he got when we lived as a family in England. It is lined with some names of different hotels, and I use it every time I sew. The needles I pull out from my sewing project go in that little white dish. It's a funny way that I remeber my Dad, and make him still a part of my life.

Even though this ash tray is not thrifted, it is something that I often see at thrift shops. Ash tray's always were a part of our decor growing up. We made ash trays at school whenever we made ceramics in school. I think the ash tray is a part of our past culture, something that is now out of fashion.

For me, this little tray holds memories. What have you found lately that holds special memories for you? Be sure to see what Stacey found this week too. p.s. the above photo is by my friend Ashley of

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

sew katie jean

OK - Here is my big news! I am opening a fabric shop! In Historic Downtown Lincoln. It was the first bank in Lincoln, then the first post office. Built in 1915, now it is to be my fabric shop!

Coming soon - Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street, Lincoln, CA

Having my own shop has been something that I have been dreaming about for over a year now. And once I started voicing that dream, everything has just come together perfectly. Finding the perfect location was a big part of that dream. The stars have aligned, and I found a wonderful space, in a perfect part of town that I am just in love with
I'll be sharing all the developments with you as everything progresses. My blog will be changing a bit along with me, being more directed toward fabrics quilting, and sewing classes. I will always be sewing and thrifting so that will continue to be the same.

Thank you for all your love and support of my business and for coming along with me for this new Sew Katie Jean adventure!

p.s. sorry about the look of this posting, I know it's not my ususal cuteness. But blogger is giving me a bit of a problem, and it is really bugging me :)