Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's a PAINT Blog Party!!!



Did you ever walk into a room and feel like you knew someone your whole life?  That's how I felt when I met Carrie Bloomston from SUCH Designs.  But I think everyone who meets her feels that way!  What a wonderful, warm, inspiring and creative woman!!!


A few short weeks ago,  I was invited by a fabulous "sewinista", Danny of  Mommyforreals, to join Carrie one evening in Phoenix!  Carrie gathered part of her global village to witness the limitless burst of energy, creativity and skills in a few short hours.  She brought her newest  Windham Fabric PAINT collection and let our imaginations run wild!  While we had the opportunity to see these fabulous fabrics up close and personal, we joined together and had fun sewing tote bags and aprons!!   Also resulting from these hours of sewing, laughing and meeting each other, is the pattern for the fantastic "Village Apron" available through Windham when PAINT is released in the fall.






A privilege.  That what I call it!  We had the privilege of being part of something bigger for that special night. We really didn't know each other and yet we were a well-oiled creative machine!  Although the evening ended too soon!!…..  We could have gone all night and never run out of ideas for making wonderful items with this great new line of coordinating fabrics!!

See what I had the opportunity to make with Paint!




I'm a very function oriented sewist at heart. My original designs arise mainly from necessity.  Noisy velcro yoga mat holders don't work for me!  Here's my fabrications2B "yoga sling"  made in PAINT. These have slings have been available on my etsy store for years and will be available in the fall in the PAINT collection.



Adjusting for all thicknesses of yoga mats, this sling looks absolutely fabulous in PAINT!


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Available at Tempe Yarn and Fiber in AZ, these great project totes are custom designed by me.  Is this not a perfect match for the coordinating fabrics of PAINT????????








Ready for your knitting, crochet or craft project, this adjustable, cross body bag let's you see what you're working on.  No guessing "what's in that bag?" or "where's my project?"! 
Please contact me for details.


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And…...as usual…...my mind was going crazy during a lecture and I was sketching a design for a stash bag I could take on a trip - the next day of course!     I wanted something different for my handwork.  How perfect was the PAINT collection for this vinyl, improv craft wrap case????




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and in the midst of this PAINT, my daughter had a birthday so 
I HAD to make a card.  
How perfect is PAINT???



It was a quickie last minute handmade card, a little rushed but relays the sentiment!!!

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Have fun with PAINT!  
and…...YOU REALLY CAN!

Leave a comment below and one winner will receive a free charm pack of PAINT with blessings from Carrie Bloomston SUCH Designs  and Windham Fabrics !

Don't forget…..

Make sure you go and visit all of the fabulous blogs in the PAINT blog party!!!!

Please make your comment by the 17th of April!






25 comments:

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

These fabrics are so much fun! I'd love to play with them!

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing your PAINT projects...your custom project tote/bag/container is very charming and creative. Yep, I NEED some PAINT fabric.

Ellyn said...

I love all of your projects! this really is a fabulous line. can't wait to get my hands on some

delaineelliott said...

I love this fabric and I love your projects. Thanks!

Paula said...

Lots of super makes from what looks like another amazing collection from Carrie. I really love your project totes, such a great idea as they both showcase the fabric and make it easy to figure out which project the tote contains. The wrap case is brilliant too, I have something similar that I get no end of use out of especially as I love to bring projects with me when I'm travelling.

Pam said...

What great ideas! Thank you!

Karrie S said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric! ksmith8@emich.edu

-karrie

annmarie said...

Great projects and great fabric line! Thanks for sharing!

Michele T said...

Awesome projects!!! I would love a few aprons in these prints!!! Thanks for sharing!!

DeborahGun said...

love your project totes - and this Paint fabric is just perfect!

Sarah said...

I really like your ideas. Lovely execution, lovely fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

such said...

Oh, Bonnie! I feel the same same same a bout you! You are so lovely and wonderful and I thank you for sharing your limitless joy, creativity and joie de vivre with me. I am in love with these clear-fronted totes for knitting or whatever. And that yoga strap just rocks. So much love. xo, cb

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

Oh I love the tote as a crafter I can see it uses in many ways..lovely.

Paula said...

Love all your projects - especially the knitting bags! Brilliant idea to have one side clear! Thanks for a chance to win

Penny said...

What fun projects!! Love this Paint line so much :)

Charlotte said...

Love the collection & the ideas are FUN! Would love to work with the Paint collection.

linynp said...

Awesome Projects!!!! And the paint fabric is perfect!

Linda Nelson said...

What fabulous fabric! And I love your project bags...great idea!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Gill said...

I love this line - even more than Collage!

Cecilia said...

Wow! I love your projects, especially the totes and your sewing bag. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

salamanda said...

Love this fabric range and the wonderful original projects made with it.

Jennifer said...

Just love this line of fabric! Thanks for the chance.

Catriona Sinclair said...

I love all the creative things you made with Paint. Look forward to making things with it myself - maybe a little outfit for my great niece!

java diva said...

I am flipping over your totes!! And your sewing wallet is gorgeous, that fabric just makes everything stunning.

PK Sews said...

I love all your creations! I agree with you - paint is so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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