Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wistful winds

I have to start by telling you that I practically begged my friend Shari of Doohikey Designs to join her blog tour. It wouldn't matter to me if her fabric was purple and brown - she is one of the nicest people in the universe and I am so happy to be able to tell you about her fabric.

It is a great collection !! !!!

I really had a hard time deciding what to do with it - and even though quilts are not my thing I did start on a few blocks (no idea why this is upside down). Don't you love the little girl? But of course I soon tire of flat sewing and want to make fun stuff...

So I made a pair of overalls for Ginger,

 and then I made myself a giant knitting bag for my giant knitting needles (no, I don't knit but I like to be prepared).

I had to make up a bit of binding just so I could add it to these cute little Binding Babies that Shari gave me when I visited her in Salt Lake City.

I really love the little girl in this print and so I fussy cut a couple and used my badge machine to make a needle keep ....or six. With two magnets on the back, I can magnetically hold this little button on my fabric and my needle will stay attached too. I feel like some kind of genius !!

My favourite print has to be that floral I think. The white background version makes me think of crisp pillowcases and bed linens. I can't wait to get my hands on some yardage !!

You can follow along the blog tour and see all the things people are making with the range and at the end of the tour Shari will be sharing a bit about how she designed the range and her inspiration.
              3rd:  Amy Sinibaldi -

                      Kristyne Czepuryk -

               4th: Amanda Niederhauser -

                       Amy Smart -
               5th: Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones -
                       Christine Cook -
               6th: Elea Lutz -
                      Jodie Carleton -
               7th: Sedef Imer -
                       Jina Barney -
               10th: Elizabeth Evans -
                        Kimberly Bourne -
               11th: Jemima Flendt -
                         Nadra Ridgeway -
                         Amy Chappel -
               12th: Katie Skoog -
                        Amber Johnson -
                13th: Angie Wilson -
                          Clare Horsman -
                         Deanna Wall -
                14th: Melissa Mortenson -
                          Jessica Stewart  -
                          Shari Butler -

Thanks so much for letting me join in Shari and congratulations on a fantastic range !!

See you guys tomorrow !!


  1. Wonderful stuff indeed. Loved what you made too.

  2. What a great range. Something fresh & new. Fancy you 'fussy cutting' & 'flat sewing'. ����

  3. That's the most gorgeous non-knitter's knitting bag I've ever seen.

  4. I think I had to beg you to be apart of the tour silly! You are the sweetest lady! Thank you for making the most gorgeous projects and just being the best ever! LOVE YOU!

  5. Love, Love your projects! They are to die for!

  6. Jodie! I don't even know where to start! You are beyond talented! I just love love love everything you made in this post with Wistful Winds! I adore Wistful Winds designer Shari at Doohickey Designs - you are right about her being so kind! You are beyond creative! I am crushing over every single thing you made! You make me want to make each one too! Holy Cow! Your tone in your writing is just so fun and engaging! Well I'll be stitching with Wistful Winds fabrics today! And need to get busy with my blog post! All of you guys beyond inspire ME! I'm a subscriber! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. The bright and cheerful fabric made me smile! I love the little overalls you made with the floral. Charming!

  8. The bright and cheerful fabric made me smile! I love the little overalls you made with the floral. Charming!


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