New little art, thrift store find revamped and glammed up!Well this week has been a bit of a bust as far as blogging and work goes! What the heck! My brain is on autopilot, summer heat shut down, or maybe overload, mode. So I’m going with it a bit, getting done what I need to get done, then playing a bit too.

This heart piece I just finished was a thrift store revamp. It was a little wooden frame with a wood heart stuck on the middle. I didn’t take a pic for it’s “Before” shot, but it was just plain black with a red heart. .25¢. Sold! I saw its potential and gave it a makeover with some gold paint, embossed paper wings, mica flakes, and some shabby rough around the edges sanding, staining, and weathering. Much better! Sometimes you just have to play and do something that has no deadlines or outside requirements or input attached to it. Make something pretty just for you with no expectations, just play. However long it takes, it takes. Good for the brain and the soul!

So! Next week, I’m planning a giveaway or two, maybe one a day after our long weekend this weekend for BC Day. Stay tuned!

 

SewingStudiobyCynthiaFWoohooooo!! My new collection with Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Sewing Studio, is now officially released!

I’m so excited to share my new designs with you! I was inspired to create this collection by vintage sewing supplies, couture, fashion design, and fabrics, all of which I obsessively collect, swoon over, and love. Like LOVE.

The collection comes in two colour stories, Vintage, with shades of linen, pinks, and greys,

vintage

and Sweet, in adorable vintage candy colours.

sweet

I adore both, which is your favorite?

There are also coordinates, that work with both colourways, vintage text,

text

and sewing machines!

machines

And if that’s not all,  there are some fun projects you can sew with the fabrics, including my sewing/project pouch, check it out! You can purchase the pattern directly from my shop here.

 

pouch and pattern

A big huge thank you to the fabulous team at Robert Kaufman!!

 Ask your LQS to bring in the collection and I would LOVE to see what you make with it!

I will have some more goodies to share over the next few days, including a giveaway, so stay tuned!

 

 

A little love ??I haven’t been my usual blogging self lately, my apologies. I’m usually go-go-go-go-go all summer, like the rest of the year, but this summer, I seem to be wanting to do summer hours so I’m slowing things down a bit.

Lots of regular work is getting done and lots of stuff coming up that I am dying to share, (Friday! Friday!)

Did some thrifting and found a few fabricy goodies.
Thrift scores today, one sheet and three pillowcases, plus three zips, $8 for all!

I had my birthday on Sunday and played with art, sewing, puttered about.

Art for today ??

Favorite dinner of hot wings and nachos as  a picnic in the living room, check! It was lovely.

Hot wings and nachos, my all time fave bday dinner tradition! #iknowwhatilike! #nom

Ate some too much cake, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do on your birthday?

Cake for breakfast is totally acceptable on your birthday weekend right? #nom #mybirthdayistomorrowbutwhoscounting?

 

 

Pickin blueberries at Cathy's ! #nom

Picked some blueberries at one of my fave quilty buddy’s Cathy’s, omnomnom!

Stuff your mouth with berries! #omnomnom Stuff a handful in yo’ mouth! Yum!

Nothing like the smell of a brand new cutting mat, plus an extra large one at 24x36, to boot! #ohtheplaceswewillgo

Yesterday I had a visit to the wholesalers yesterday & got myself a lovely new 24″x36″  luxuriously large and in charge cutting mat, and in it’s honour, I even changed the blade on my rotary cutter- whoa! I know right!

More coming asap, including  a pretty new blog design, designed by me, built by best husband in the world!