It’s been a few months since Balboa, my second fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, started arriving in stores, and the projects that are popping up on Instagram are looking good! Thought I’d take a moment to share some of my favorites so far….
With my second fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Balboa, arriving in stores in November, I’d like to share the lookbook of Balboa projects, which were created with lots of help from my favorite sewing mavens. I hope it inspires you to sew with Balboa once it arrives in a shop near you!
Featured Sewists + Projects in the lookbook:
- Jill Haggerty of Independent Clothing Initiative – Yari Jumpsuit from True Bias
- Jean Monsanto – Willow Dress from Grainline
- Kristyn Jansen – Minimalist Wallets from Noodlehead, Sienna Burst Quilt from Then Came June, Coram Top by Allie Olsen
- Lindsey of A Closet Handmade – Summer Day Top from Made Everyday, Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven, Scout Tee by Grainline
- Alina Design Co. – Chi-town Chinos Skirt
- Then Came June – Meadowland Quilt
- Amy Schelle of Sewn Handmade – Baby booties (self-drafted design)
- Elise Blaha Cripe – Wiksten Kimono
- Erin Dollar – Wholecloth baby quilt
Ready to sew with Balboa? Ask your favorite local fabric store if they have it in stock!
This year I’m looking forward to celebrating Friendsgiving ⏤ Thanksgiving dinner with a group of friends. Looking to try something a little different this year? Celebrate the holidays with your favorite pals, and enjoy the quality time with friends around a festive feast. Here’s my advice for throwing a fun Friendsgiving….
I’m excited to share my recent essay about entertaining before you feel “ready” was published in Belong Magazine this month! I wrote about my own experience of feeling resistance around hosting, because my home always feels like a work-in-progress. In my essay, I share tips for how to break away from feelings of anxiety around opening your home to guests, and how inviting friends to share a meal helps you connect in new, meaningful ways.
You can download the digital edition of the magazine on the Belong website!
A lovely feature for Balboa fabrics: this awesome, eco-friendly DIY project in Bust Magazine! Grab the Oct/Nov ’18 issue to see the full project, and learn to make your own beeswax wraps from Balboa fabric. The profile of cover gal Busy Philipps written by my friend Lisa Butterworth is a timely feminist read, too. Always excited to see my work featured in my favorite magazines.
Inspiring bits from around the internet this week:
Just discovered Justina Blakeney’s post about how to select the perfect throw pillows. Justina is the pattern-mixing queen.
Many people have asked me about my experience with Etsy Wholesale and how I started selling my work in West Elm. Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge did a whole episode of After the Jump covering Etsy Wholesale and West Elm’s LOCAL initiative, worth a listen!
Have you seen the amazing video Tastemade created of Rule of Three Studio‘s marbling process? Absolutely captivating. Paige, the owner and designer behind the collection, is a true artist, and I so admire her work.
I’ve been posting a bit more frequently to Instagram stories! Follow along if you like getting sneak peeks into my studio process.