About a week ago I became suddenly compelled to work with these gorgeous, fresh and modern colors!  These fabrics have been on my shelf for quite some time and I have been oohing and aahing over them.

I have decided the time has come to let them shine somehow!

I have all the main pieces cut and now I’m ready to sew.  I’m really excited about this new design I’m working on; clean, modern but with a traditional twist.  I hope to finish it soon and share the end result!

On to other fun fabric play…..

I had some fun making a birthday card for my mom last weekend.  I love this method for using up scraps I love.

Some nice heavier weight paper and some matching thread color, and “voila”- a birthday card was born!!  She really loved it and of course appreciated the handmade factor.

I’ve been making these for my friends,

 teachers, family, and

the girl’s friends.  They are fun, easy and save me a trip to book/card store.  The best part is you can whip one up in a jiffy if you need a last minute card.