Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friends and Family

I wanted to finish my market re-cap with pictures of my favorites. I'll start with FAMILY- my Michael Miller family:

Sarah Jane's new collection Out To Sea is adorable. Well, all of Sarah Jane's work is. It has a classic vintage look with a fresh modern feel. A perfect combination if you ask me. You've never seen pirates and mermaids until you've seen them like this!

She pays such attention to detail in her booth. It's no wonder she won the award for Creativity. I mean, a narwhal!?  LOVE IT!!

And look what we saw when we came in one morning! Mr. Pirate and Miss Mermaid got a little frisky during the night. :o)

Violet Craft was my booth neighbor showing her new collection Madrona Road. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this collection. The colors are gorgeous and her designs are perfect.

This pattern with the houses is one of my favorites!

And it's in THIS BOOK.

That book has been on my list for a while now and this was just the push I needed to order.

Patty's booth was fabulous as always. Her new collection Heaven & Helsinki is so fun in 3 colorways! And her new knits or luscious. I don't sew clothing or anything with knits- but these new ones might have me convinced to start.

Her new book has patterns and techniques for those knits and cottons. Cutest patterns EVER!

Michael Miller fabrics won (again!) for best booth with their circus theme. I saw guys bringing in these elephants during setup and was immediately in love (I LOVE elephants!). Imagine my pleasant surprise when I realized they were coming right to the MMF booth to stand right in front of me.

Alright, now for a few FRIENDS:

My friend Moose was there with a lovely booth. She had dozens of mini quilts hanging in her booth. Each time I passed by another one caught my eye. The list keeps growing of ones I want to make and I'm having a hard time deciding which one to do first.

You can find them all in her new book "Simpy Charming- Mini's"
Super cute patterns from traditonal to modern. Seriously, there's something in there for everybody.

I am still drooling over Vanessa's Simply Color collection. *sigh* It's just gorgeous!
And look at her cute patterns. Delicious!

Remember the ombre's? Oh yeah, they're even more gorgeous in person.Yum Yum Yummy!

Well hello Cute Camille! Bonnie was out scoping the floor so I only got a snap of Camille looking fabulous in their combined booth showing 'Marmalade'.

Honestly they just keep getting better and better. I love all of their collections a little but more. But this one, with the orange, is my new favorite. I want this one so bad I can taste it!

Fishsticks patterns are adorable! Bonnie was right across from the MMF booths and I had such a fun time chit chatting with her. Her patterns are so cute but I especially love the ones for BOYS!

She was showing 'Hall of Fame' some love with the booth curtains and chair covers.

And check out this adorable ensemble using Shore Thing.

Terry's Thankfully Sew booth was full of new patterns. I hang with this gal at least once a week and I'm still trying to figure out where she found the time to have so many new patterns. :o) The tie quilt pattern in the back is a cool way to showcase all of Mr's ties (especially if you don't want him wearing his "Favorite" anymore  :o)

And check out 'Blake Otis' featuring Hall of Fame and a personalized monogram.

Her scalloped clutch is my new fave when it comes to bags! It has raw edge scalloped detail on one side and a detachable strap. And yes, that is Shore Thing on her sample.  :o)

Terry was two-timing market with her second booth for PATTERNS GONE DIGITAL. If you haven't heard of PGD by now, you better start listening. This company sells designers' pdf patterns to retail shops ONLY! (not end users) 

With their new concept "Patterns in the Palm of your hand" in the form of a virtual catalog your shop can carry hundreds of patterns with the click of a button. It's amazing I got these pictures because their booth was swarming the whole show!

C'mon now, you can't have patterns in the palm of your hand without having hands! These chairs were so much fun and added such a fun personality to the booth.

I hope you enjoyed my post of pictures. Stop back by tomorrow where I wrap up the book tour with some amazing giveaways!  :o)


Books_Bound said...

Is Thankfully Sew's tie pattern actually made of neckties? My father passed away several years ago and my mom is having a hard time parting with things such as neckties, and I wonder if this might be a great way to preserve them. Any idea when that pattern might be available? Thanks for the detailed market review!

Kathy H said...

I love seeing the pictures of the booths and how cute they decorate. It looks like so much fun.

Lisa H said...

Your photos are great; they show the spirit of the booths well. Thanks for sharing.