Karefully Made

Life. Love. Quilts.


The Original Sewing Expo

Hey Guys!

Saturday, I went with some sewing buddies and went to the Original Sewing Expo.  This is the first time I ever went to something like the expo and I really did not know what to expect.  It was really amazing! There was sewing machines….Vikings, Babylocks, Free Motion Machines..I tried them all.  I think my next machine will be a Babylock.   I really like the Babylock Tempo.  What do you guys think?  I sat in for a few lectures, tried out a bunch of notions and purchased  the bias tape ruler and a new seam ripper.  I saw a demo on the Go Baby!  I think I will have to save for that one.  I did not win anything but all in all it was a great day.  Oh, I forgot, I got some fabric!  Here’s today’s eye candy:


This fabric is called Vintage Valentine by Kokka, which was purchased at Some Art Fabric.  


This is called Transistor Radios from the collection Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller.  I plan on making the Happy Husband and I iPad covers. If you guys saw a tutorial for it please let me know! Also, in this picture is my new seam ripper!  I will let you know how it works out for me.  

Alexander Henry Bistro

This fabric caught my heart!  I saw it at the beginning and went back right before I left.  It is called “Bistro” by Alexander Henry.  This is not the first Alexander Henry I got…I think he is my new favorite! 

Well, that is all for now, until next time…Sew Pretty!



Stash Building #1


Consider this my confession of my obsession …fabric!  I hide it in my craft storage cabinet so the Happy Husband really can’t see how bad my obsession is.  What can I say I absolutely love fabric!  Over this holiday season, I took advantage of all the holiday sales and I thought I would share  my bounty.

Here is my fat quarter bundle of Architextures.  You can see more of this collection (here).  This collection was created by Carolyn Friedland, check her out (here).  I made my purchase at a Etsy shop called Tactile, the link is (here).  Image

My next order came from the same fabric store, Tactile.  This collection is called Type by Julia Rothman, she blogs over at http://www.juliarothman.com.  Here is what I got…


I absolutely love the typewriters!

Next, I want to show you a collection I am working with on a baby quilt.  Out to Sea by Sarah Jane is so cute!  this collection is full of boats and pirates, perfect for the little people in your life.  You can find it (Here).


There was a sale at my local fabric shop and I grabbed up some Kona Solids.


I alos have been hoarding fat quarters of Citrus Madrona Road.  I am determined I am going to use it.  It is the prettiest fabric I have!


Last but not least, I ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop, Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey who blogs over at Comfort Stitching.  This whole line is on sale and the charm packs are only $6.00!!  I don’t have any pictures because I broke out and got to sewing all the wonderful 5 inch squares together.  I am making something for myself!  I absolutely love this line!


I still have more fabric coming in and I will post as it comes in! Until next time …Sew Pretty!