It's the first Fabulous Fabric Friday for 2009

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Do you love my new blog look? I am very happy with how it turned out. It is happy and bright and beeee-utiful. I have to give Terri from Purple and Paisley a huge thank-you. Terri set everything up for me and did such a great job. She is a pro at this and a good friend. The fabric in the header is a Japanese fabric I happened upon last year and the little hive in the right hand corner is from Michele at Calico Daisy. Thanks Michele.

Thank you for your support and ideas for our Handmade Christmas 2009 collection. I'm going to post an update on Monday for the latest ideas being submitted. This is fun. Grab the button on the side bar for your blog and send me some ideas for great gifts/ornaments to begin making together in the fall.

On to the fabric:

These sweet fat quarters in the front of the photo were some I won at family bingo on Christmas Eve. Lovely prints I didn't have and wanted. The vintage feed sacks in the back are from Natalie and her boyfriend Justin. I love them. I've already used a chunk of each of them. I've got a sweet little project going that uses the postmarks.
These beautiful prints were a gift from Eileen. Eileen's has some really great vintage fabric It is her birthday Monday and she's having a little fabric celebration at her blog, Eileen's Attic, this weekend. You can see I've already cut into 2 of the fabrics. I couldn't resist. I love all of them. Thank you so much Eileen. Yes, I'm still making houses. I have a dozen more of these that I need to quilt this weekend with Insul-Brite to make more (yes more) potholders. You can see some of Eileen's fabric included in the rooftops.
When I was laying out the house blocks to admire the fabric I couldn't help but thinking these would make a cute quilt too. I guess I just can't get enough of the house thing.

-Happy Weekend everyone.
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52 comments

Patty said...

I love the new look! And I love the new houses too!

Stephanie said...

Love your new look. I just did mine too. It still needs a thing or 2. Yes, those darling houses would make a great quilt.

I have another idea: you know the little trees I made just before Christmas? There is a like for the pattern. They would be so cute to make for Christmas gifts.

calicodaisy said...

Pretty new banner ... love the beehive! It is fun to see it up in lights. -- Michele

Cynthia said...

Yes, I do love the look of your new blog. Very cheery and airy and bright and beautiful.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Your page looks like spring!! I'm still working on my new banner!

Heather Baileys Pop Daisy is one of my faves!

Busty LaRue said...

Love the new blog look!

rachel griffith said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new page.
hi-5 terri!!!

and as always...GREAT fabrics!!!

Fiesta said...

Love, love, love the new look! It is you.
I think your potholder houses would make an awesome quilt too.
I think its time for a block swap.

jacquie said...

your blog looks amazing...i may need terri to overhaul mine! love looking at your fabric...simply yummy!!

Kim said...

very cute new look :)

Jen in NY said...

Hi Nanette! Did you see the new kitchen fabrics over at fabric worm? I instantly thought of you!

As always, I *love* your fabric Fridays! --Jen in NY

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I did mean to tell you, I love the new look. Terri is great at blog design, she has helped me out too!! Hey, we had family Bingo last night after dinner, such fun. Love your houses, you have me hooked on houses now!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

The houses are so fun! And a great use of new fabrics :) Have a great weekend!

Joanna said...

Oh yes the new 'look' is just lovely! I'd say charming would be a good word to describe it! And your houses....love them! I just have a thing for houses, and would love to make a quilt with all different shapes and sizes of them. As usual, you're a great inspiration!

MichelleB said...

Love the new fabric! And of course the house pot holders! Love them too.

Mel said...

REALLY FUN fabrics and I do love your new look!
Fun stuff Nanette!

Penni said...

love the new look...

Living on the Spit said...

What? Did I hear House Block Swap?

Love the new layout and it is warm and inviting...very happy place to be.

Your fabrics are always gorgeous!!!

Marlene

Julia said...

Love your new look. ..bright and happy!
Nanette, I have added a door stopper tut on my blog.
Julia ♥

Mary L. said...

Great new look to your blog!

Dayna said...

Cute new header. Neat fabrics.

Catherine said...

Your blog looks fabulous. I want to give my blog a facelift but am hesitant as I really have no idea what I'm doing! LOL

Sherry said...

Love your new blog look! Happy New Year!

Sherri said...

I also love your new blog look! And those houses...they are the cutest things! I can't wait for the tutorial...I might be making dozens!!!

Kritta22 said...

You are so stinking creative!

I love the new look!

Fabric is wonderful. It's so funny how it can make us smile!

Suzan said...

Like the new blog "face". I am really excited about the Handmade Christmas idea. Now, if I could just get everyone in my family to agree!

martameiga said...

I like the new design of your blog, it is indeed beautiful, simple and proffesional at the same time...
love from spain

marta

Eileen said...

Wow! This is a fabulous new look.. I LOVE it. Very very bright and fresh.. anyone visiting will surely come back again and again.

Hey.. those fabrics look great in your pot holder houses! I am so glad you liked them. But I knew you would.. cause I like them.
:-D Thanks for the plug to my giveaway.. lots of lovely folks are coming from here.

I have a feeling I would melt over Natalie's collection.

Jackie said...

Wonderful vintage fabrics, I just love them!! But I have to say that I love your new "High Rises" they are slightly taller than your previous cottages. Terrific design.

Patricia said...

Does your creativity never end? You are simply amazing! Love, Tricia

Sarah and Jack said...

The blog looks loverly! (Not a typo, lol.)

Threeundertwo said...

Beautiful blog layout! I have at least one more house quilt on my list for this year too.

Thimbleanna said...

I love your new look Nanette! And if this first fabulous fabric friday is any indication, we're in for a great 2009! Happy New Year!

Jackie Davis said...

I am glad you mentioned you had a new look. I read the RSS feed so there is no 'layout' to look at, thanks for saying something so I could admire the new look - LOVE IT!!! The fabrics are great too. Wow a family bingo, i like that idea! The houses are too adorable! Thank you for sharing the latest!
*hugs*
Jackie Sue

Nan said...

The new look is a wonderful way to start the new year, isn't it? It is very bright and happy and looking at it makes me smile.
Love the fabric, as always, and your houses are the cutest things! I have always loved the way you put fabrics together - such fun.

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful banner. Love all your fabric, as usual. Mimi

em's scrapbag said...

Your new look is fresh and bright I love it. The fabrics you got for Christmas are lovely. And the houses are sweet. Who can blame you for making houses they are great.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I love the facelift and the houses are what I come for so inspirational here...xoxox Jennifer

Sara said...

Love, love, love the new look of your blog ... I actually had to look twice to make sure I was at the right place...

Those little houses are too cute!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Great new background and banner! And I love your little houses and all your lovely fabric :)

Carrie P. said...

Yes, those new houses would make a great quilt.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

You won fabric at a family bingo? What a wonderful family you must have! LOL Love them all!

I'm off to read about your ornament project!

Smiles,
Lea

Kim said...

Ok I ordered my isulbrite from Sew Thankful- I'll be ready in a few days for the tutorial :)

pratima said...

Hi Nanette, I love your new look. So cute and cheerful! The houses are looking so charming as always.
Handmade Christmas is a wonderful idea. I would love to make some ornaments and presents. Thanks so much for doing it.
Wish you and your family lots of lovely, happy times in the New Year :c)

Candace said...

GREAT new look, Nanette! For some reason I'm not getting your new posts until a day or two later - sorry I didn't comment sooner! Oh, and that Terri - she is such a clever gal! All those fabrics are darling - and the houses - yes, addicting I'd say!
Cheers!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I have still got to make some of those houses. They are so darn cute. I love all of them I've seen everywhere.

Karen said...

Love the new face lift;) And your handmade idea is super;) I was at Joanne's (Orem) last night and saw a blot of the hotpad batting...it was behind the cutting table.

sewtakeahike said...

Your blog looks great Nanette! I agree, she did a fabulous job! There's nothing cheerier than yellow gingham for sure!

Nermal and Kitty said...

Nanette, I love your little houses esp. the arched doors. I really like that fabric you won at the bingo game. You didn't even take a break after Christmas, just right
back to it-what a quilter! Nerm

Catherine said...

Happy New Year, Happy New Header...beeery pretty and colourful Nanette!! beeeutiful!!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, thank you so much for sharing this. I know there will be many gifts made from this.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

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