Bloomerie Fabrics – a sponsored giveaway

Happy Friday! I’m pleased to be able to offer you a fun giveaway today, courtesy of Bloomerie Fabrics! This great online shop offers a wonderful selection of modern fabrics, patterns, embroidery supplies, and thread. They stock the latest collections, such as Briar Rose, and they also have a nice selection of pre-cuts and their own selection of fabric bundles.

I love their bright, nicely laid out website which makes it easy to navigate. You can browse by designers, collections, color, solids, or blenders. And don’t forget the sale section – lots of great fabrics at great prices! Currently you can stock up on Posy, Color Me Retro, or 2wenty Thr3e, to name just a few! I hope you’ll take a look when you have a chance.


Today you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate good for anything in the shop. Please leave a comment here and I’ll select a winner on Sunday evening.

And the lucky winner is comment #430, Wens, who said “Ooh what a lovely giveaway! It would take me about a second to spend 30 at Bloomerie! Thanks for the chance”.

Thanks to Bloomerie for offering such a great giveaway, and thanks to everyone who played along!

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Heather Ross briar rose jersey


Even though I don’t often sew with knits, I was really excited to see that a few of the prints from Heather Ross’s latest line, Briar Rose, would be available as knits. I received a little sample of each of the four prints from the great people at Windham Fabrics, and decided I’d try to eek out a pair of baby leggings. Since I only had a bit, they’re pretty small, but as it turns out, that was a good thing because Hazel is pretty small too!


The jersey is so soft and lovely, and who can resist those adorable strawberries?! As an added treat, Windham sent along a larger piece of the pink strawberry print as an early baby gift (thank you!!) and I wasted no time in turning it into a matching blanket. I paired it with a solid plum colored interlock knit for the backside and bound it in a hot pink knit.


And then of course once Hazel was born I wasted no time in photographing her wearing her strawberry leggings while laying on her strawberry blanket. I couldn’t not!

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Max + Hazel



We were worried about how Max would react to having a baby in the house, but thankfully he seems to have taken it quite well (though yes, I did have to bribe him in order to get this photo!)

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