This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Heavenly Embellishments

Heavenly Embellishments
Originally uploaded by Crazydolldresser.
We've arrived!! Mary Lewis and I have finally realised the beginning of our dream, Mary has put the website on the net and I've been busy making embellishment baggies or squishies, in crazy quilters' language. We hope to gradually build up our products to include laces, charms, dyes, Dyer's Delight packs of fabrics, trims and threads in creams and natural colours, silk ribbons and tiny bead containers. These tiny containers will be great to storing mixed dye colours as well. Mary and I can hardly wait for our little venture into the big wide world of business to take off........I'm just wondering how much time we'll have for crazy quilting ourselves???

Anyway, this is the contents of a sample Pastel Assortment pack which is colour co-ordinated to match the silk print. The larger Bliss bags will also contain 8 x 6 inch squares of matching fabrics - definitely no cottons either because we both want our bags to be pure quality and therefore they will only include embellishments that we would like to buy ourselves.

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Here is the contents of one of our smaller assortment bags. For some reason the scanner has "killed" off the silk print but not the trims, the little girl is actually brighter than she looks in the photo. We try to colour co-ordinate all the laces and trims to the colours and suggested era of the print. For instance, I wouldn't put these muted trims with a bright colourful photo but they are a perfect match for the flowers in the basket that the girl is holding. Every packet will have at least twenty items, some even more. These are really great value for people wanting to build up a stash of small pieces suitable for crazy quilting and fabric postcards.

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This is the contents of a sample "Classic Collection" bag. A total assortment of all things old, vintage, antique....nothing newer than fifty years ago and some things dating back to the mid 1880s. This pack is perfect for someone working on a traditional cream on cream block or an heirloom crazy quilt block and some will even contain a vintage un-used iron on transfer from my collection. This pack also contains some very old original diamantes from the 1920s and a piece of handsewn broderie anglaise made by a young pieceworker over 100 years ago.