Thursday, August 19, 2010

I've got a little hankering ~

Main Entry: han·ker
Pronunciation: \ˈhaŋ-kər\
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): han·kered; han·ker·ing

: to have a strong or persistent desire 

I love to look up the definitions of certain words and share them with you!
I have a strong and persistent desire to SEW!!!
I know I've posted these photos of some of my fabric collections before
but wanted to show them here again ~ and after seeing them....
I want to MAKE something ~

My parents are in town for their party this coming Saturday.
We're shopping for food tomorrow and preparing yummy dips and
other goodies for the guests.
So for now, I'll be making food stuffs and pulling
together the last minute details for their anniversary party.

Maybe next week I will make a few lavender sachets like this:

I haven't made one of these organizers in a while ~
I've always loved this one...yummy damask fabric,
don't you love how it's stuffed full!!

I only made one of these drop cloth handbags ~ it sold and I moved on...
but I'd love to make another.

I've posted the beautiful images below for you before but thought I'd
post them again ~ they are such gorgeous French ephemera for you to print
and use in your artwork. Click a couple of times to enlarge and save to your own computer!

Happy Thursday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Anonymous said...

I am drooling over your fabric stash ! I haven't sewn in ages and am starting to hanker !

Joanna said...

Wonderful fabric stash, such beautiful colours. That cloth bag is beautiful! Thank you for the free images, they're super. x

Home and Heart said...

All that yummy fabric! Everything is scrumptious and thank you for the images too!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean, Dawn! I can see how you'd be itching to get your hands on that fabric and sew! And that dropcloth bag is fabulous!!
Hugs, Diane

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Dawn;
You're a girl after my own heart. All that lovely fabric!!! ahhh I love the little handbag you made. I can see why it was scooped up quickly!
Have fun celebrating with your parents and family this week. Can't wait to see what you create next.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Dawn, I've looked for a vintage organizer like that for a while and there are not any to be found. You have such a great stash of fabrics! Love all the images too!

Claudia said...

Any tips on how to make an organizer? I've been wanting one for a while - Do you have a tutorial? Have a wonderful time with your parents, Dawn! That party will be such a wonderful time for everyone.


One Cheap B*tch said...

It's like I've died and went to fabric heaven!


gail said...

Oh those fabrics are yummy! And I love those sachets-I would buy some for my inn if you make them!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Fabric is so inspirational, and has gotten me into more trouble,,,lol,,,spending too much...I always like the most expensive it seams. Well you have a great family time, and I will drop back next week.
All is well here, thanks for your comments Mamma Bird.

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn,
Isn't it amazing how much fabric we can accumulate?? hee hee Love it all ! I need to start creating more too.
Remember that little salt shaker tutorial that I purchased from you? I sold a couple in my booth several months ago and have some requests lately from people who saw them way back then to get some more made and up there for sale!! So that is what I have been working on yesterday and today. Fun times!!
How is that sweet little Clara doing?? She is such a doll! I know you are enjoying her so much.
I also know how much work a 50th anniversary party can be as I put one together for my parents a few years ago and did most of it myself. Didn't mind at all though. Congratulations to your parents for sticking together through all those years!!!

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful, beautiful post, as always.
LOVE the handbag. I do that too sometimes, do one, then do not do another. I even write down every step as I figure it out, so I can share with others, or do it again, but rarely do. I am working on another Victorian purse now though. the 2nd one!
Love the French papers too. thank you

blessings on your day

barbara jean

Unknown said...

All this eye candy, your blog is like a magazine. I love that bag that you made, it is lovely. And the organizer, what wouldn't look lovely in one of those. Thank you for the beautiful graphics.

Have a lovely day.


marie said...

Thank you for sharing peeks at your beautiful wonder you want to make something!
Have a lovely time with your parents. I'll be praying that the final details all fall into place perfectly!! We're all looking forward to seeing photos of the happy event!! Best wishes to your folks!

PS. Thanks for sharing the wonderful images!

Rebecca Nelson said...

I do believe you have MORE fabric than I do my friend and that is saying a lot! :)

Thanks for rerunning the images. I must have missed them the first time.



Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you for the inspiration to sew. I love the drop cloth canvas handbag and the images. Very nice of you to share.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

You get the prize for the Stash of the Day.... can't wait to see what Beautiful Things you Create!!!! xox cheryl

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Your Fabrics are Beautiful Dawn! So much Fun to be Had!! Thank You for Sharing!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Aoife.Troxel said...

What a great collection of fabric. How about a patchwork quilt? Love the images, such beautiful handwriting!

Theresa said...

Beautiful handbag, please make another:) Love all of the pretties you gave us to print! How generous! I pray you all enjoy your party and I know it will be wonderful! HUGS!

Unknown said...

What a lovely site you have! an inspiration ~*~

That organizer is gorgeous... and the bag is so divinely feminine!

June said...

Oh my gosh Dawn!!! That drop cloth handbag is amazing!!! Yes, yes, you must do more sewing!!!
I loved seeing your wonderful stash of fabrics too. I have been sewing lavender sachets lately as well. I can't believe how much the lavender plants produced this year.
I hope you have blast at the party for your parents!
hugs and love to you...

Ella said...

Gracious Dawn, look the goodies, Thank you!
ooh, I love lavender sachets; Your drop cloth purse is gorgeous~ I love your fabric stash, it almost made me drool! almost ;-D

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
oooh, that drop cloth handbag is to die for.The fabric looks yummy!
Thanks for your wonderful images.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Beth Leintz said...

You've given me a hankering to sort my fabric by color and put it on open shelving- beautiful and inspiring.

Happy anniversary to your parents- we're going to ND this weekend to celebrate my parent's 50th, too.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Please do a tutorial on the beautiful organizer! Or at least make some and sell them...I LOVE, I NEED that...thanks for your generosity in sharing your beautiful projects and images...

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your fabrics and images you have shared. I wish I had a big cabinet and room for storage as you have. When I go touch and see I also get the same feelings to create with fabrics. Mine are in plastic bins in my garage and that is a major wish to get them inside.

Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Cyndi

Unknown said...

Hi Dawn,
Gorgeous Fabrics!!
Cant wait to see more of your fabulous creations!!

Your fabulous blog is one of my favorites!!

Speaking of creations...
I am hosting a Best Creation Contest!!
I would love for you to stop by my blog and consider joining in.
The winner will receive a $20 gift card from Hobby Lobby OR Jo-Ann's Fabrics.

Thanks so much!!

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Would you mind coming over to my studio and help me fold all the fabric i have stored. What beautifully organized by color fabric you have. I am a pushover for textile texture. thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Gerri


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