Monday, May 24, 2010

dots!! holey cute!! & a fabric score for YOU!

my fabulous boy toy took me shopping in my favorite spot this past weekend... Hawthorne ( for all my Portland local readers )!!! this area of town is known for their hippy spin on all things modern. I feel completely at home there and it also happens to house one of our most chic fabric stores... Cool Cottons. I lOVE this store... it always has these fantastic little treasures that have been long gone from our beloved online retailers since they still hand write their receipts! I picked up a few gems there and thought i'd share with my readers... some others that are still available at regular boutiques prices! Just call and give them your order by phone and they'll promptly ship it out to you!
other treasures: Amy Butlers - Linen/ green Full Moon Dots & Wallflowers Heather Ross - Mendocino Fish ( glass colorway ) Tula Pink - Nest ( birds on teal ) i have to remember to bring a camera next time!! haha... Here's their info for all those interested!! 503.232.0417
And here's what i've been working on... Polka DOTS!! I lOVE dot's... but, with 3 boys in my home... i have to be creative to fill my house space with them!! LOL... so my compromise, was to trick them into believing they don't look like dot's if they are on a wall!!... and yeah... they bought it!!

I love my fabric in hoops/ dots surrounding my sewing space in all my fav designers, some with embroidery, and some with applique! It's like a rainbow of color dancing around my sewing space!!

i can't wait to find more hoops for my wall ( i've cleared out my local distributors! )haha... but these are terribly addicting!! Here's to hoping you had a blast this past weekend too!! Xo, Heather

18 comments:

  1. The next time I come to Portland I am SO (sew...)going to that quilt shop! Hey, maybe we can go together. :)

    Your hoops rock BTW!

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  2. love it! I have a group of hoops on my living room wall that I keep messing with. I'm not totally finished with it. I got a great oval one, too! :)

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  3. Cute idea, and great fabric finds :)

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  4. I just went to Cool Cottons when I was down there for my birthday and left with a healthy little bagful of goodies (also compliments of hub!) Love those polka dots....I need lots of decorating ideas for when I finally get my own sewing space!

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  5. Love it! I'd so much rather go poke around little local fabric shops (fabulous as online ones are), myself. Sadly, I'm nowhere near Portland.

    But at least I can admire your finds, and your hoops. :)

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  6. I absolutely love this! We're moving to a new house next month and I get a room that is mostly for my sewing/crafting and I couldn't figure out what to "do" on the walls. Now I know. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Yay! Cool Cottons is 2 blocks from my house, I love that store, and I love how they have their fabric set up by color, it's so beautiful to look at that way. Great hoops on the walls, very inspiring!

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  8. I wanted some hoops a little while back and got 12 hoops - 2 in each of 6 sizes for about $10 on ebay - it's worth looking there sometimes!

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  9. your embroidery wall is fabulous!! i LOVE how you added the fabric ones in there too!!

    what great fabric finds!!

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  10. I've been to Cool Cottons a couple of times (and I live in Denver!). love that store!
    I find hoops all the time at thrift stores! cheaper and the eco-friendly way to shop! my daughter's bedroom sports a hoop wall filled with fabrics. love your wall!

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  11. Awesome finds ! I love a good fabric-y outing. I need to check out cool cottons next time i'm up in pdx

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  12. Awesome fabric finds! Love those little trailers and the retro furniture :) I think the boy toy is a keeper!

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  13. I need to get me some hoops. That's a great way to decorate... and so changeable!

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  14. your dotted walls are fantastic!!

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  15. I've got so many hoops sitting in my cupboard. What a clever way to frame your work.

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  16. oooh cool cottons is my favorite I have filled up my punch cards a couple times there ;-) You have such a cute sewing space I love all of your new hoops looking awesome

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  17. What a great way to decorate your sewing space! I may have to steal your idea :-) LOVE all those dots!

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