Hello from Cotton Carnivale!

28 Feb 2015

Jina, Cindy and Amanda have headed to Australia by invitation of Sue Daley for Cotton Carnivale, 
a three day even full of inspiration and ideas for shop owners. 
 Sue runs Millhouse Collections a distributor of Riley Blake Designs/Penny Rose fabrics.

We're having a great time! 

Amanda Herring  taught  the ladies how to make slippers.
Here's Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry stitches with some beautiful projects made from her fabric ... 
And Melanie of Melly and Me with some adorable stuffies made from her patterns and fabrics. 
We're learning and teaching many things from creative ways for displaying fabric, improving photos to how to make simple projects for your shops.  
Say hello to Leonie ~
She's a new fabric designer for Penny Rose fabrics.
We will be showing her collection at Spring Market. 
Look at her amazing quilts! 

Well that's all for now ... Keep following us on Instagram to see what we're up to! 
Have a lovely Saturday ~ Love, RBD 

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Lucky Girl Dress Blog Tour

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Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Bonnie Rose Quilt

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Project Design Team Wednesday ~ T-Shirt Dress Tutorial

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Sewing Tutorial to make a simple knit T-Shirt dress by Melissa Mortenson of PolkadotChair.com

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Lucky Girl Dress Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Fat Quarter shop feature of Elea Lutz

13 Feb 2015

  We love Milk, Sugar, and Flower a Penny Rose Collection by Elea Lutz and today on the Jolly Jabber, Elea Lutz is featured. Click here to visit Fat Quarter Shops blog, the Jolly Jabber and see all the amazing projects featured from this line. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Bunk Bed Duvet Cover

11 Feb 2015

   Hi!  I'm Amy Chappell and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs.  I'm so thrilled to be here today sharing my next design team project  Last month my husband and I discovered that we were expecting again.  With number 6 on the way it became clear that some rearranging of bedrooms was going to be in order.  The easiest way to make room for baby would be to put the two little girls into a shared bedroom, they are 6 and 2 1/2.  Because the room is pretty small, we thought bunk beds would give us the most ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Woven Patchwork Tote

04 Feb 2015

woven patchwork tote

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Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Youth Infinity Scarves

28 Jan 2015

sm scarves

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Project Design Team Wednesday~ Modern Baby Quilt

21 Jan 2015

modern baby quilt

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Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Pine Cone Pants

14 Jan 2015

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

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Milk, Sugar & Flower ~ We just love this line!

13 Jan 2015

Penny Rose Fabrics Milk Sugar & Flower Romper

    You might have seen Penny Rose Fabrics' latest line Milk, Sugar & Flower. If not, you really need to check it out! These 30's prints are PERFECT for sewing for your littles or making charm quilts. Or what about a sweet dresden pillow? Or how about a wall hanging? The possibilities are endless! We invite you to visit the Penny Rose Fabrics blog to meet Elea Lutz, the charming designer, and to see some projects using this darling fabric! Click HERE to read all about it ~  ...read more
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