Happy 4th of July with Hello Kitty

Happy 4th of July to all our American readers. We found this adorable picture of Hello Kitty dressed as the Statue of Liberty which we had to share.

Happy 4th of July with Hello Kitty

Happy 4th of July with Hello Kitty

International Quilt Market: general impressions

This is the last part of our little series about the Spring Quilt Market we visited earlier this year. After we’ve shown you pictures of the booths of our suppliers already we close with some general impressions of the trade show. There were so many beautiful exhibition booths and eye candy to discover everywhere that we could have taken pictures forever.

Super cool Paul Frank fabric

Super cool Paul Frank fabric

We really loved this apron dress made with this nostalgig vintage fabric

We really loved this apron dress made with this nostalgic vintage fabric

This nbooth caught our attention with that interesting purple fabric

This booth caught our attention with that interesting purple fabric

Lovely dresses and skirts

Lovely dresses and skirts

The Clothworks booth - we carry some of their fabrics as well

The Clothworks booth – we carry some of their fabrics as well

Many booths looked like super inviting living rooms. Don't you just want to sit down and relax?

Many booths looked like super inviting living rooms. Don’t you just want to sit down and relax?

A very eye-catching designer booth

A very eye-catching designer booth

We loved the booth of Cloud 9 Fabrics and will offer some of their fabrics in our shop really soon

We loved the booth of Cloud 9 Fabrics and will offer some of their fabrics in our shop really soon

A pretty lavish evening dress - you didn't get to see too many of these

A pretty lavish evening dress – you didn’t get to see too many of these

Super cute Christmas crafting sets

Super cute Christmas crafting sets

We have seen lots of raincoats already made with laminate waterproof fabric, but never an umbrella. We loved it!

We have seen lots of raincoats  made with laminate waterproof fabric, but never an umbrella. We loved it!

Every now and then there was also a bit of men's fashion

Every now and then there was also a bit of men’s fashion

Lots and lots of sewing books and magazines

Lots and lots of sewing books and magazines

International Quilt Market: Riley Blake & Camelot

Time for more pretty pictures from the Spring Quilt Market. We totally loved the booth of Riley Blake. They focused on presenting the different designers and lines, so their booth was split up into lots of different corners about one collection. You got a great impression of the fabrics that way and saw lots of examples of what to do with the fabrics. You could also meet some of their fabric designers which would demonstrate how do do little projects with their fabrics.

Camelot is one of the labels that we discovered on the Quilt Market and didn’t know before. They had really cute and colourful fabrics which fit perfectly to our fabric range. We already received the first delivery, check out the Camelot fabrics in our shop.

Rhe Riley Blake booth at the International Quilt Market was divided into different parts

The Riley Blake booth at the International Quilt Market was divided into different parts

We loves the concept ot the booth, as you could really get a good picture of the fabrics in one collection

We loved the concept of the booth, as you could really get a good picture of the fabrics in one collection

All about chevron

All about chevron

The dresses look beautiful

The dresses look beautiful

We love those cool Hipster pillows

We love those cool Hipster pillows

Cute children's clothes and washbags

Cute children’s clothes and washbags

Colourful fabrics from Deena Rutter's So Happy collection

Colourful fabrics from Deena Rutter’s So Happy collection

Awesome robot plushie and pillows

Awesome robot plushie and pillows

Neon rocks

Neon rocks

Youn could even meet the Riley Blake designers

You could even meet the Riley Blake designers

The cute Camelot trade show booth

The cute Camelot trade show booth

Pretty projects in yellow and grey

Pretty projects in yellow and grey

What a great anchor pillow

What a great anchor pillow

All the Camelot fabrics are so colourful

All the Camelot fabrics are so colourful

New in our shop: Alexander Henry fabrics

You might have noticed some of the funky new designs in our fabric section already. We now carry Alexander Henry fabrics in our shop and love the new designs. Until now we mainly added Christmas fabrics, but many more will follow in the next weeks. One of our favourites already is the kawaii Kokeshi doll fabric that we ordered in different colours.

The textile design house Alexander Henry is situated in California, USA, and has been in the fabric business for more than 30 years. They make cutting-edge cotton prints and each pattern is still painted by hand. Their fabrics are made in Japan, so they really stand for high quality. They say themselves that their designs are inspired by art history, runway fashion and the culture at large, which we think really shows in their prints, e.g. their big pin-up series that’s clearly inspired by the 50s. How do you like them?

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

Happy 4th of July

Today is a big day in the USA and maybe you have been impatiently waiting for it to arrive. Because on today’s Independence Day it’s all about celebrating the independence of the USA with fireworks, parades, barbecues, family reunions, sports and so on. We definitely have noticed lots of special 4th of July craftings from all you creative people promoted on many blogs during the last weeks.

We celebrate with the most American product we could find in our shop. Unfortunately it’s sold out already, but the combination of cute Hello Kitty with the American Flag is just perfect fo today. Enjoy your 4th of July.

Hello Kitty American Flag Deco Tape Sticky tape kawaii

Hello Kitty American Flag Deco Tape Sticky tape kawaii

Time for hugs: Happy Hug Day

Prepare for a lot of physical contact today, because January 21st is for hugging. The National Hug Day was invented in the USA and is celebrated since 1986 to encourage people to show more emotions in public. So go out and hug it up. If you don’t find anybody to hug, we suggest you get a cute Rilakkuma plush toy. That little bear loves hugs and is very nice and squeezable as a plushie.

Have a nice Hugging Day. And by the way, the founders suggest to ask first before hugging strangers :-).

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

Rilakkuma plush toy white bear chocolate suit

Rilakkuma plush toy white bear chocolate suit

cute Heart Deco Tape love hug kawaii

cute Heart Deco Tape love hug kawaii

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon

We just ordered some Robert Kaufman fabrics from the US today. This is the first time we order Robert Kaufman fabrics and we are very excited about that. The fabrics all very cute, kawaii fabrics including the collection “Toyland by Bored Inc” and with patterns like deers, owls, cupcakes, flowers and funny cute suns. Here are some of the fabrics we will have in our shop soon:

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 1

cute deer fabric by Bored Inc

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 2

cute little suns with faces by Bored Inc

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 3

Robert Kaufman with cute owls

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 4

another cute owls fabrics

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 5

pink fabric with colourful cupcakes

Robert Kaufman fabrics coming soon 6

really pretty flower fabric

More Visitors from Austria

I checked my Google Analytics Account today to see how many visitors we had in our online shop over the weekend. Usually Germany is number 1 and USA number 2. But yesterday, Austria was for the first time number 1! The reason is very simple, my interview was publish yesterday and the shop link was placed very prominently under the headline. So some people wanted to check out my shop after reading my interview. We even got an order from a nearby village where I grew up. I guess I should do more interviews?!? ;-)