The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for me. I am trying to catching up on things, including blogging! So please excuse my tardiness, but I must talk about Tula Pink's visit to Fancy Tiger Crafts on September 4. I drove a carpool of friends to Denver and had an amazing time! I even made the effort to bring my real camera, but totally spaced it and only took two poor iphone photos. I was so distracted by the gorgeous fabrics in the store as well as many friends in attendance, taking pictures wasn't my first priority.
Tula's presentation was just awesome. There are so many talented fabric designers I've had the pleasure of hearing from, but not all of them are decent public speakers. Tula is talented in both areas! She was hilarious and so fun to listen to. She spent a lot of time explaining her design process for the Elizabeth collection and it really helped me understand how detailed and thoughtful her fabric design process is. Everything she does is thoughtful and has purpose.
I met up with one of my most "favorite people in Colorado," Cassie, who lives in Ft. Collins (too far!). Here's a goofy selfie of us in front of the Eden butterfly quilt:
I really love the new collection, Eden, the pixelated tigers are to die for!
If I had an unlimited budget, I could easily drop $500 at Fancy Tiger. They always have the newest fabrics and I want everything! My souvenir fabrics from that night were these bargain one yard cuts of Tula Pink fabrics for $5 each shown below. I bought two yards of the horses (far right) and hope to see if my daughter will consent to a dress made out of them (she can be very picky).
The morning after Tula, I got up very early with my family to see the annual balloon launch downtown. This is one of my favorite events in the city. There were much cooler balloons than the stupid Pepsi one, but oh well. We got there just as the Darth Vader and Yoda ones were ascending.
We finally had Owen's baby blessing when my parents were in town and it was so nice. I am really, really enjoying Owen because he's sleeping through the night without any major hassle on my part. It's been amazing. He's such a good baby and I don't know if I can take any credit for it but I am receiving it with a grateful heart, especially when my childbirth recovery had been so miserable!
Well, blogging and looking at my pretty new fabric really makes me want to go sew! Too bad I have a morning meeting today but I will get to it asap. Finishing the nearly year long Weekender WIP has really lit a fire under me to keep completing things and finding time to sew now and then, even though things are so busy with taking care of my three young kids.