Friday May 10, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to
all the moms out there. Let your family know that the perfect
gift for you is from Charlotte's Sew Natural, and just might mean a
gift for them in the future! ;)
Gift Certificates here:
My mother loves
dolls. As a child, she started a doll collection and then passed
it on to me when I was quite young. I kept them all on display
in a curved glass-front china cabinet in my bedroom. I loved
looking at & playing with them.
are all sorts of dolls in this collection. Many from around the
world, and many different types of construction, simple &
In a college art class I
made my first "self-portrait" doll. I was an avid
down-hill skier, and so concentrated on that aspect of my
personality. I made most of the doll out of fine wale cotton
corduroy, which was a staple of my real wardrobe, and took great
artistic liberty by giving "myself" long, thin legs. (I'm
5'2", if you've never met me. :)
I'm pretty sure I was up
against a deadline and was stymied by the face, so just quickly
painted and stitched on a pink velveteen face, that is really quite
the ski boots "I" was wearing were really awesome and pretty
true to my actual boots!
Later, I made more
dolls. I made the "Gardening Angel" at the top of the
page who watches over my sewing room, and a whole family of little
"tied hand" rag dolls that are pretty sweet and easy to play
Have you made
dolls? Do you have some home-made doll stories? I'd love
to hear them. Share them on the Charlotte's Sew Natural FACEBOOK
page if you will please. And LIKE my page while you're there too.
I'm giving away a copy
of the book, FANCIFUL
CLOTH DOLLS. Just click
here to register for the drawing that will be held Tuesday May
I've been sewing up a storm again
this past week. I finished another couple of quilts and got one
back from the quilter. I am still having fun with this MODERN
latest uses lots of fabrics (27 different ones) and no "white
from Julie Herman's SKIP
THE BORDERS. Called SQUARE
CITY, I used all my favorite blue, green, and teal fabrics, and
then tossed in a few taupes, to keep it from getting boring!
love how Wilma quilted it too! Really ties it all together!
can order a bundle like mine here:
Mary's been sewing too. She
made this ADORABLE little dress using an OLIVER + S pattern, TEA
See details here on pattern &
Do you make wearables?
Check out all our CLOTHING
& WEARABLE patterns here:
Speaking of "wearables",
check out a really neat new on-line CONTEST - PROJECT
Project Sewn - The Black and White Challenge,
just started this week. The voting has ended, but it will be
interesting to see who the winner is. Votes cast by on-lookers
are only part of the tally. The contestants also get to vote,
and can't vote for themselves.
I voted for the skinny white jeans
and black leather jacket. Very technical, a great look and a
We have so many BLACK
& WHITE fabrics in the downtown store. A great selection
to have a lot of fun with!
And, we're going to include SIX BLACK
& WHITE FAT QUARTERS with the FANCIFUL CLOTH DOLLS book give
away as well!
Be sure to enter to win:
know our customers continue to get excited about BLACK &
WHITE. Evelyn brought in this quilt today! This was a
Block-A-Month we did a while ago. Just back from the quilter,
the wool batting will keep her granddaughter very cozy!
What's BLACK & WHITE & RED all over?
Great new fabric from Studio 37! NEXT
& WHITE & GREY & YELLOW all over too!
Newest Additions to the
There are even a few BARGAIN BLACK & WHITE fabrics
FABRICS - ON-LINE
We've added dozens more bolts to the south store (on SE 36th St) where they have become BARGAIN
FABRICS at CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRICS in the Chisholm Trail
Mall, SE 36th St., south of Newton. We've even added new
shelving this week! Come see for yourself!
speaking of BLACK & WHITE, have you heard about the 2013 CENTRAL KANSAS
QUILT SHOP HOP, happening October 4, 5 & 6? Our theme is A
BLACK TIE AFFAIR, and our fabric is a great souvenir of your
By popular request, we've included all the names of the
towns again this year in our exclusive fabric. Two different
versions. Watch for the shops' quilts later this summer.
Meanwhile, check http://www.centralkansasquiltshophop.4t.com
periodically for details & updates.
Mark your calendars and
start organizing your groups! This will be fun!
We continue, for the rest of the month of May,
to include with all web orders , this FREE PATTERN for a
festive BANNER .
in the store, be sure to ask for a copy.
DAY WEEKEND is only 2 weeks away!
4TH is only 4-1/2 weeks after that!
sewing now! We've
got an IT'S A
BANNER DAY kit, like the quilt pictured here, available for a
limited time, which includes a paper-piecing guide for those half-wheel
check out the details here:
more PATRIOTIC FABRICS can be found here:
Remember to enter
our drawing for the book & fat quarters!
Have a great weekend!
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 6, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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