Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Kay from Serendipity Studio/Sew Serendipity sent me pictures of this wonderful floor pillow she just completed for an upcoming issue of Stitch magazine. It's a reversable pillow...so I'm loving it twice as much.
I have to tell you, I've never met Kay, but when I was in Houston for the Quilt Market I rarely left my booth. On the last day of the show I knew I better get some lunch before teardown. I heard there was a food area so I raced off, quickly ate and started to race back. Then stopped dead in my tracks and backed up to see this boutique booth. The clothes were so hip. Aw geez, next thing I knew I purchased 5 patterns and was sorry I didn't get to meet the designer before I skipped back to my booth. I have yet to sew anything yet, you know me, baby steps.
Speaking of baby steps; I'm working on a lampshade for my studio. I found this lamp (on the left) at a store in Michigan and thought it went so well with my canvas art (on the right), but it needed a shade. I have a local magazine coming this week to do a photo shoot, so that kinda pushes me to get some projects completed. I'll let you see how it turns out.

Finally, it's my first blogiversary today. So, ya wanna celebrate with me? Okay. Check it out.
We here are wondering what our most favorite fabrics are and it's too early to tell. Would you please email and let me know which two of my Flights of Fancy fabrics (pattern and colorway) are your favorites and why. On Friday I will pick a random winner and send you your two favorites....a half yard of each. I'll have fun calculating all your top choices and one of you will enjoy making something fun from your choices. See, fun all around!


  1. So very hard to choose! I would say the summer colorway, and the birds and the butterflies! I have some plans for the butterflies, involving little girls and their pretty summer skirts!!

  2. I love the doll bed! It is almost impossible to pick only two favorites because they are all so fresh and beautiful! If pressed I would say that I am loving the pappilon spring and the zinna path spring. Overall those are my two favorite patterns in all the colorways but the spring one is hitting me today.

  3. I love the garden trellis aqua, and the cobblestone summer. All in all I love the summer colorway - makes me feel warm on the chilly winter days! I am not sure what I would make, but most likely a dress for my 1 year old daughter.

  4. petit garden in ocean
    Par Avion in ocean as well

    the collection is LOVELY!

  5. Hi Paula, I found you through my friend BJ's blog. I wanted to stop by and say hello. I am a designer who licenses her artwork to manufacturers for all sorts of products. Congrats on your fabric line.

    nice to meet you. great to have this creative network!


  6. I love Par Avion in Ocean and Tiled Garden in Summer...but truthfully I love all of the patterns and colorways in your Flights of Fancy line. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Dear Paula
    I love your collection and can't wait for it to be available in New Zealand. My favourites would have to be Par Avion Ocean with Zinnia and Fretwork Stripe to match. I was a close run thing to decide which I loved more. My GD's will be in love with their pillows when made. What a grand idea.
    Cheers from a hot summery New Zealand.
    Robyn Kirk

  8. Happy Blogiversary Paula!

    I love the Par Avion-Ocean and Papillion Spring :)

  9. Happy blogiversary, Paula! It's great to see you getting back into sewing. The doll quilt and pillow are just beautiful.

    Got a little bit o' Flights of Fancy up on my blog right now, if ya wanna check it out. ;)

  10. My fav one which I would DEFINITELY buy, is the sunset Garden Trellis, followed by the same print in aqua. I love all the garden trellis prints! And the cobblestones!

  11. Happy Blogiversary! My favourites are Par Avion Ocean (so fresh!) and the balck and white trellis (so useful!). But don't enter me in the giveaway, since I've already won some - let someone else have the joy this time! I'm looking farward to making that quilt - the problem is, it'll be for me because I couldn't part with it, so other quilts with deadlines seem to jump the queue!

  12. Happy Blogiversary!! how fun :)
    I love your petite garden and cobblestone in ocean - I adore that color and your prints are so unique!

  13. So difficult to choose, but I would have to say that Par Avion Ocean and Par Avion Summer are my 2 favourites, I even have the Ocean one as my desktop background :). I love the fresh colours of the summer and the cool colours of ocean - very apt in our hot Australian summer!

  14. It is so hard to pick, they are all lovely! If there must be only one, though, it'd have to be the summer colorway.

  15. Congrats for your bloganiversary! I always check for something new!

    I'd love win the summer colorway and the ocean one (my favorite).

    Once again congratulations!


  16. Happy Bloggiversary!

    So hard to pick, but I think my favorite 2 are Papillon-Moss and Petit Garden-Ocean.

  17. I have several of the fabric in the spring and summer colorways. I would have to say my favorites are the Dot Rain - Spring because it simply makes me happy to look at it. I love the pop of pink in the dots. I also love the Par Avion - Spring. I love the birds because it reminds me of my littlest - Birdie. Love all that you do!

    Rosemary, IL

  18. Only two!! Oh OK, then it would have to be Par Avion - I adore it in all the colourways but Spring would be my favourite (or SUmmer!) and team it up with the Geo mirror print - again in spring as first choice.
    All your range is gorgeous.
    Congratulations on you blogiversary.

  19. Happy Anniversary!!!

    And, that pillow is amazingly GORGEOUS! WOW!!!!


  20. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    Hope you had a safe trip home from Santa Barbara ;0)
    I just arrived in Phoenix for the quilt and sew expo...booth is done and I am relaxing at the hotel...
    Linda Macfee is here. She's a sweet heart. You may know her..She does the last page in Sew News."The Last Laugh"
    We should have a great show...

  21. Happy Anniversary! I love the Par Avion in ocean and Tiled Garden in Summer. So much fun!

  22. Hello Paula and Happy Blogiversary. If I had to narrow down my choices to two I would have to go with Geo Mirror and Rain Dot, both in the Ocean colorway. I love the color usage in both.

  23. Spring Par Avion and Spring Beach Stripe are my favorites!

    I love the spring par avion so much we are redoing our girls bedroom curtains, wall boards, closet panels and pillow cases in it with the coordinates, that print makes me so happy!

  24. I love all of your fabic collection. I have to say my absolute favorite is the Spring Par Avion, the colors are very cheerful. My second choice would be Ocean Zinnia Path. Happy Blogiversary!

  25. spring is my favorite colorway...though summer is close behind...my favorite patterns are par avion and rain dots...par avion is so fun without being childish..it is so hard to find fun grown up fabric.

  26. OH BOY!!! My favourite colourway is Ocean! It's a wonderful mix of colours. I think my favourite is the Rain Dot because I love the handpainted look and the whimsy of the large dots! I also like the Beach Stripe. I love the colours all together and the little black & white stripe which is also very whimsical!
    Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    Hugs from Canada, Laurraine

  27. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing some ideas.



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