Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fun patterns at CB2

Shopping at CB2 today, I came across this really cool wall hanging which is made from woven papers of different colors, and the border is made from woven newspapers (in Thai I think). Neat!
Also saw this pillow which I looks quilted but is actually printed. Love the pattern, the colors...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Purl Soho open!

Purl Soho has opened their new store on Broome is SOOO beautiful. There is a big selection of delicious yarns and beautiful quilting fabrics, and a class space in the back. I stopped by on opening day and it was buzzing with people- is exciting to see that knitting and sewing have become so popular. Can't wait to start my next project- they have some really cool needlepoint patterns, which is something I've been looking for.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pearl River Mart

I dropped into Pearl River Mart in Soho yesterday. It has always been one of my favorite inspiration spots- one never knows what one will find there.
I loved these cute feathered birds and butterflies, sold by the box. I have an antique birdcage at home, with a fake feathered bird inside (my cat Sushi loves to bat at it). The birdcage selection at Pearl River is pretty impressive, but a little pricey. Still, it would be so fun to cover one of the cages with several birds, or perch them on a chandelier.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rowan's Room part 2

Well, thanks to my mom the window seat cushion came out looking gorgeous! She came to visit and it was a rainy weekend, so we were busy sewing. We decided to use the orange fabric for piping, which looks fantastic. The quilting on the cushion is not visible here, but I sewed random lines in the grey, orange, and green decorative threads. Just a few more pillows and the project will be complete!