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Hi everyone!





Happy Friday! I hope you all had a fantastic week – so excited and ready for the weekend!! :)


Time to end a great week with our Fan Friday! Today we are featuring a fun Coraline Laptop Bag by Valerie Higgins of Eldra Ann Designs. Eldra Ann Designs is a small Etsy shop that Valerie started last year, as a way to share her fun project creations. Sewing is something she learnt from her mom and grandmothers, and now is an enjoyable hobby that helps relieve the daily stress (oh, we can so relate!). She said that she can get lost into a project, way into the night, but loves every minute of it. She opened up Eldra Ann Designs to share with others, specifically creating custom orders for people.


One of the custom orders Valerie received was for a laptop bag. She used an altered version of Swoon Patterns (one of our faves!) Dakota Bag and used our Coraline by Camelot Design Studio collection as the main fabric, including a fun interior and strap detailing. We love the use of the coral pattern, while keeping the rest of the bag neutral with a gray fabric. The bag is finished with two hidden snaps, and makes for the perfect, stylish bag for carrying your laptop – either to work or school! 







Thank you for the fabric love, Valerie! We’re so glad you love our Coraline Collection and chose it for this bag. We adore it! You can find more from Valerie on her Instagram and Etsy. Have an incredible weekend!!!





Happy Sewing!

29 May

It’s time for this week’s What We Love ♥ Here’s to #50!! This week, we have been getting a little nostalgic with some childhood favorites. Anyone else read Frog & Toad, as a child or parent? The illustrations are just beautiful. As well as Moomins on the Riviera. Furthermore, food is on the brain – our famous Montreal bagels are an everyday favorite, finished off with a good beer. See what else has been inspiring us this week… ♥



What We Love #50



Ciana: Pretty Pastel Print
Shannen: Wooden Beer Tote
Sara: Moomins on the Riviera
Juan: Juan Pablo Montoya
Vanessa: Frog & Toad
Marion: Montreal Bagels
Valeria: “Pretty Stuff” Makeup Clutch



You can find lots more “pretty stuff” on our Pinterest. Hope we’ve inspired you!! We’d love to know what you have been loving most this week.

28 May

Hi everyone,





Happy Thursday! I hope you all are having a great day!! :)


Thankful Thursday time! Today we are featuring an awesome quilt shop, Provo Cotton Shop, with a love for Camelot Fabrics. Provo Cotton Shop is a lovely quilt shop in Provo, Utah dedicated to pretty fabric, and all things sewing-related. From shop hops to amazing sewing classes, Provo Cotton Shop wants everyone to fall in love with the ease of sewing. This June and August, they will once again be hosting a couple of sewing classes for kids called their Summer Kid’s Clubhouse. It’s the perfect activity to keep kids busy this Summer, and they’ll learn a fun skill. They also participate in sewing retreats, have sewing lectures, and host monthly challenges!


And yes, of course, they also sell lots and lots of gorgeous fabric – including our Wildflowers by Alisse Courter collection. They chose to feature mostly Wildflowers in their Bloom (pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts) Quilt Kit. A perfect choice for this floral-infused quilt design, Wildflowers adds such a pretty flair to the butterfly and flower patterns, and is the perfect showstopper piece to walk in to.







We cannot get over how spring-y this quilt makes us feel. So so bloom-iful!! (eh? eh? not our best, I know haha) You can find more from Provo Cotton Shop, and where to find the Bloom Quilt Kit, on their site, Instagram, and Facebook Page. Have a fantastic day!





Happy Sewing!

28 May