Monday, October 25, 2010

Fa La La La, Fruitcake, and All The Good Fabrics + my first Book Giveaway!!!

First things first- I'm having a book giveaway this week over on the Handmade MN blog. Even if you've already pre-ordered the book it's a great way to get 2 so please hop on over and leave a comment to win!
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Now- back to our regularly scheduled post. :)


So I'm in love with Fruitcake. Not actual fruitcake- but the Fruitcake fabric by Moda. I keep buying it when I see it. It's turned into rather a compulsive habit. Fa la la la... I'm browsing the stacks at the fabric store, then BAM- I found fruitcake and there I go. I was feeling rather detached until then. Really it happens with most things Moda. I'm just really partial to the deep reds, and snowflake blues of the fruitcake collection. AND the fact that the collection includes more of their solids line of grunge fabrics just takes the (fruit)cake in my opinion. You have to see these fabrics. They are just brilliant. And they coordinate perfectly with Basic Grey's last Christmas collection for moda- figgy pudding. Which I also bought compulsively.

I think what made these fabrics swoon-worthy was that originally I was attracted to them but couldn't really picture them made into something. Then, I was making Christmas ornaments and pulled this fabric and LOVE love LOVE the results I got with this collection. Those ornaments are actually in my book and I hope to give you a sneak peek of them in another week. So SO cute- really.

Pulling out my Christmas fabrics really helped put me in the mood for making ornaments. I have to admit I've been dragging my heels on this task just because I don't want to think Christmas yet. But man, do I love these fabrics and sitting here, putting them together in different combination's really has made the experience fun for me. October or no. :)

4 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Swoon is right! Can't wait for a peek of what you made with some of this gorgeous fabric! Thanks for sharing your giveaway link... I excitedly signed up!! :)

Jen said...

I can't wait for your book! I entered the giveaway, too. It would be great fun to give one away on my blog. And I can't wait to see the ornaments. The fabrics are too cute!

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

Moda is super addictive :)

Anna said...

Sigh...such pretty fabric! I know what you mean how it is hard to gear up for Christmas in October. But that's business, huh?

Looking forward to seeing what you make!

~A