Posts Tagged ‘summer house’

Fabric Covered Boxes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I found the cutest idea on Etsy. They are simple covered boxes that are nice on their own but look how fabulous they look when they are all displayed together! Such a rich colorful feminine look, I love it:)

Adorable Etsy Finds

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I just had to share. Check out these adorable outfits made with Summer House fabric. I found these on Etsy and they are made by a lovely woman named Lisa Blackmon of Embellish Kids Boutique. It definitely brightens my mood on this very rainy Vancouver day!

Summer House Projects

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I thought I would share some images of projects and displays using Summer House fabric. Top row from left: We can’t resist this pin cushion made by Heirlooms by Ashton House. It is absolutely adorable:); top right: a colorful Summer House fabric display to mark the anniversary of Joyce Hillick Ely’s store, JEllen’s Fabric. Bottom row from left: beautiful quilts made by Michelle Costic Conger, Sue Reichardt, and Hilary Rowan. If you’ve sewn something recently using Summer House fabric, be sure to send some pics as we love to see your creations!





Fun Summer House Project

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The wonderful Lissa from the “Moda Lissa” blogspot has created a very pretty quilt using Summer House. Check out details and how-to’s here.

Congratulations Rhianne!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Rhianne, you’re the lucky winner of a Summer House Jelly roll. Congratulations!!

Also, a big thank you to all of you who participated:)

DIY Pin Cushion

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

On a recent trip to Victoria I stopped at one of my favorite antique shops on Fort street. I happened upon this adorable child’s cup from the 1930′s. The cup was made by W.R. Midwinter Ltd, Burslem, England. For those of you who share my love of vintage here is a little info about the manufacturer.

William Midwinter started the factory at Bank Potteries but their success was so big that in 1914 they had to move to a new location, Albion Pottery. The factory excelled in the production of nursery ware, for which they employed designer William Heath Robinson. Roy Midwinter joined the company in 1946. This mark on my cup was in use from 1932 till 1941.

Well after bringing the cup home I decided “Georgie Porgie” looked a little too sad so I am hoping he will feel more useful now that he is a part of my funky new pincushion!

  1. Start by heating your glue gun. Fill the bottom of your cup with something heavy – we suggest rice. Using fabric scissors, cut your fabric and sheets of cotton batting into circles which are about 3 times as wide as the opening of your cup.
  2. Grab an elastic and your cotton batting and prepare to wrap your styrofoam ball. We suggest using 2-3 layers of the cotton batting to ensure that you’ll have plenty of space for your pins to hold.
  3. Next, wrap your styrofoam ball with layers of cotton batting, then secure tightly with an elastic. Finish by adding your layer of fabric on top, securing with a second elastic.
  4. Using your glue gun, add a thin layer of glue to the top of the inside of your cup. You want to ensure that the padded pin cushion stays inside the cup when the pins are pulled in and out. Push down, and hold tightly for a minutes until the glue sets.

Simple as that – You’re finished! Fill up your new pin cushion and feel free to add any extra decorations like ribbons or bows to compliment your fabric choice. Enjoy!


Enter to Win a Jelly Roll

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Win a Summer House jelly roll! All you have to do is comment on this blog post and name your top 3 go-to websites for creative inspiration. Good luck!

The contest will end on Tuesday July 19th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday July 20th.

Congratulations Nancy!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Congratulations Nancy Quilter who is the winner of one yard of Maxine fabric in olive zest! Nancy says it’s “Full of summer colors and so carefree. Love it.” Well we love that you love it!
Thank you to everyone who participated and stay tuned for another giveaway announcement coming up very soon;)

A Quilt for Your Summer House

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Here is the quilt I designed for my Summer House collection. The pattern is free and can be downloaded here. Happy quilting!!

Enter to Win a Yard of Fabric

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Win a yard of your favorite Summer House fabric! Like our Facebook page and pick your favorite print from the album “Summer House collection”. Leave a comment on Facebook under the photo you like by Wednesday July 13th, telling us which one and why. One random winner will be selected and will win the fabric they comment on. Good luck and stay tuned for our jelly roll giveaway on Friday:)