Saturday, December 20, 2008

5 more days until Christmas! My, how the days fly by. Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hello Betty

Hi guys, it's been a while! We've been so busy getting ready for the holidays, training for & running a half marathon in Vegas, and planning our June wedding! Anyway, we hope to start posting more entries. Here is a sneak peak of the Hello Betty fabric collection by Chloe's Closet for Moda. I'm super excited, it will be arriving at SMS very soon!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Catherine's Animals

Wow. Visit Catherine Ledner's website.Her photographs are truly remarkable.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Handmade Holidays

It's time, once again, for the Sew,Mama,Sew! Handmade Holidays!!! Be sure to stop by the SMS blog this month to get some wonderful gift ideas, tutorials, recipes and prizes!! There's a lot going on, and trust me you don't want to miss it! I must admit I wasn't excited about the holidays until I got to help out with this. . . now I'm PUMPED!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Birds

This is cool.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Some new prints we bought on Etsy for our living room. By another artist local to Portland: Hadley Hutton. It seems that we're definitely attracted to bird illustrations.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Vintage Fabric

In doing research for a project I am working on, I have fallen in love with vintage fabric (particularly 1970's). I think all of these images are from the Vintage Fabric Flickr group which I happily joined!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This image has been sitting on my desktop inspiring me for weeks now.
The iluchka website is hot fun.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fabric Dolls

My friend and I spent quite a long time going through a huge basket of these super sweet fabric dolls. Trying to narrow it down and choose our favorites was tough (especially for a couple of indecisive ladies). Good thing the shop is a few hours away, otherwise I probably would have the whole basket by now!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ashley G and Drew

This print is now hanging in our hallway, you must check out Ashley G and Drew's Etsy Shop! There are a bunch of great prints. I especially love the color palettes (and they are local to Portland!).

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Duvet Cover

We're beginning to decorate our bedroom, and what better to build from than this Asian Poppy Duvet Cover from Urban.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

BonBon Kakku

Have you heard of BobBon Kakku? It's a website that allows you to design your own fabric, submit your designs, and vote for other patterns that suit your fancy. Based on the viewers votes, several fabrics are selected to be printed and sold in the shop. Check it out, it's a pretty cool website. . .

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I always forget how absolutely peaceful looking at the ocean is, until I'm actually in front of it. After a quick trip to the beach, I am coming back refreshed and ready to start new projects. My friend and I got to know some of the locals during our visit. . . this is Murth! She showed us around Seaside, and we couldn't have asked for a better tour guide.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

July Sewing

It has been a while since I have sewn anything for myself, so I decided to make a few must-have summer items:

A sunglasses case (SO easy I made a couple for friends) using some County Fair canvas fabric by Denyse Schmidt.

When visiting quilt market in the spring, Tanya Whelan had these drawstring bags made from her new fabric line Ava Rose on display. I couldn't get them out of my head, so I decided to whip one of myself! Simple, and perfect for an overnight venture or a trip to the beach!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Love Oregon

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Give Away Results!

Thanks to both of you guys who participated in the give-away! The winner is BUSY BEE CREATIONS!!! Please email us your address as well as the address of your friend of choice to And since AMY was the only other person to comment, we would love to send you a small token of appreciation too (so please send us your address)! Thanks Again!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

You and a Friend Give Away!

As promised. . . a give-away! Not only will we send YOU a canister full of 20 fabric pins, but we will also send one to a FRIEND of yours! Just comment anywhere on our blog between now and June 28th. When we come back from vacation (off to Colorado for my mom's 60th birthday!) a name will be drawn.

Until then, here are some more online shop links to keep you occupied.

Modish Handmade

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Lots of incredible NEW FABRIC in at Sew,Mama,Sew!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Embellish your home with Polka Dots!

Alberto the cat from Alberto's Family

Polka Dot Bowl from JD Wolfe Pottery

My Melodies print from Rosie Music

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We're In!

We are finally in our new Condo! It's been a while, and we have sure missed the blog world! Things are still quite hectic around here, but we're settling in and LOVING it! Here is a taste of our new office. All of the items from Ikea of course (I keep asking myself what we would do without it). There are a few things that I am super excited about that are not in the office. . . I need to take pictures of for you to see.

Well, for the next month the theme will be decorating. It seems like a lot of people I know are buying new homes and ready for some decorating inspiration! If you are one of those people (or not!) here are a few links of blogs/shops that I have been visiting lately. More to come!
Hundreds of Amazing Rooms!
Print & Pattern
Design Sponge
Walnut Wallpaper

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cake Rock Beach

Woah, hold up! We've been SO busy lately that I completely forgot to show you my newest fabric obsession! Cake Rock Beach by Joelle Hoverson. It very well could be my all-time favorite collection. I love the colors and the natural simplicity of the designs. The entire group goes together perfectly, and I absolutely cannot wait to begin sewing with it! (omg, looking at the image above I just realized this fabric would make a beautiful quilt—time to buy more!)

On a different note, we're moving this week! Woohoo! This will probably be the last post for a week or so, but without a doubt I'll be back when we're settled in, and decorating will be on my mind! I'll probably be so happy that you might expect a give-away :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Just looking at this precious, petite tray is making want a goodie! An impulse buy at Powell's Home and Garden.

Friday, April 18, 2008

S37 Gallery

The SQUID37 Gallery is now up and running! You may notice a few familiar images in our first series from this post. Enjoy, have a great weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2008



Check out this print from Kokka. It just came in at SMS!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fresh Etsy Picks

Desert 02 Gocco Print from yoo-ii

Susan - Ladybug Handbag from Shagpile

Springtime is simply the best! The sun comes out, colors are everywhere, and people are happy! Hope you enjoy these fresh finds from Etsy as much as I do!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Irana Douer

I came across the fabulous work of Irana Douer via Bloesem, and have come to the conclusion that her illustrations are perfect in every way. Her ceramics are lovely (you can buy them here), I think they would make great wedding gifts!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Urban Outfitters

I've slowly been gathering inspiration for my first quilt (which I was planning to start in February, but so it goes!) and found this one at Urban Outfitters. I love how the textile designs, colors, and quilt style are so simple and natural. This photo makes me want to crawl right in.

Also loving these kitchen goods.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nanako Koyama

A month or so ago maditi likes (one of my favorite blogs to visit) posted some of Nanako Koyama's images, and I have been hooked ever since. Her work is beautiful. . . you have to check it out! And, if you want to buy some prints go to her Etsy shop! This image is my favorite, but I waited too long to buy it and now it is gone, hopefully she puts another up soon!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Wrapping Paper

New (much needed) wrapping paper! I got these from Powell's Home & Garden.
By Snow & Graham.

Friday, March 21, 2008


My mom is in town for the weekend. We are going to do a bit of shopping, woohoo!!
Maybe you wish to do some shopping too?! Here are some great online shops I often visit:

    Little Paper Planes
    Lotta Jansdotter (Her fabric is now available!!! Gorgeous)
    Henry Road
    Three Potato Four

That should keep you busy for a while! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Echino Leopard

This is one of those fabrics that would be hard to live without (from the Echino fabric collection by Estuko Furuya for Kokka). Definitely in my top 10, although I have no idea what to do with it! Any ideas? It feels worthy of a nice big spot on the wall.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sneak Peak

Here's a little sneak peak at our 2008 Spring/Summer card line!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lila's Birthday

My niece is turning three next week! Lately she has been obsessed with 'teeny tiny' dolls, so I bought her these cute worry dolls from Aeroplane Blonde on Etsy. I decided to sew a sleeping bag roll-up for them. . . they seem to like it.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


New goods from Anthropologie.