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happy things

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

I’ve been busy collecting a few new things lately – happy things. So glad to hear I’m not the only one feeling extra cautious about bringing things in to my home after working hard to de-clutter. So the stuff that does manage to trickle in is pretty special.

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

I was oogling the new You + Me prints and Indah solids for a while now. I absolutely love the colors and abstract designs of the prints. The solids are so beautiful, to me they seem like a very beautiful curated selection of great modern colors. I pulled out my Tangelo quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander and plan on getting some fun sewing time in with it each day. (You can find You + Me at these online shops. Here’s a bunch at Fat Quarter Shop.)

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

My friend Deedrie and her husband have teamed up to make these awesomely beautiful pincushions! Aren’t they so amazing?! I think I’m especially fond of them because I love natural wood. Wood + fabric is so beautiful in my eyes, actually it’s like crazy heart eyes! I’m happy to have them sit next to my sewing machines so I can stare at them everyday. She has a few in her Etsy shop if you’re interested in buying one.

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

Along with the pincushions came discussion on how awesome the Merchant & Mills pins are. So Deedrie kindly informed me that I could find them at Gather Here (in MA). So I ordered up a few sets knowing how badly I need pins. I always seem to make due with my old ones, but I have to scavenge around for ones that aren’t bent (eek, I know!) or super dull. I’m thinking these news sets will really be useful and beautiful!

 

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

Lastly, my friend Vanessa sent me her Simply Color books! And some of her ombre fabric! I’m tickled to finally look through all the books and admire the projects and colors. I hope to make something soon. I’m loving her green Secret Garden and String Bean quilts (such fun names, too!). The blue Boyfriend Quilt and High Surf quilts and the orange Clementine quilt is calling my name too. I think I’d better start a list!

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

Have a great day!

Happy Things - Noodlehead, fun sewing supplies.

 

12 thoughts on “happy things

  1. Laurel says:

    So many beautiful things!! I think the combo of those me+you fabrics and the tangelo quilt is perfection!!! And, those pincushions are so lovely.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Laurel! I’m excited to start on it!

  2. Deedrie says:

    pins, pins, all the pins!! I want all the pins!!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      hehe, gimme gimme!

  3. kristin says:

    Mmmm pretty pretty things! Thanks for the eye candy. 🙂

  4. Julie says:

    so much to love in this post, especially those little pincushions. Very happy mail from Vanessa too – love those Ombre fabrics.

  5. Karen says:

    Thanks, Anna, for the intro to the Me + You fabric. I didn’t think I liked batiks–but these are gorgeous! Love the pincushions and pins–but how would you use the bulb pins?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      They are gorgeous aren’t they?! I’m not sure on the bulb pins. It’s funny, on the package they say ‘universally useful’, but I’m sure I’ll find some ways. I think they’d be great stitch markers for knitting, maybe?

  6. brianne says:

    all the pretty, happy things! the car trunk is full of things to take to goodwill and I couldn’t be more excited. so refreshing to pare down. except for fabric 😉

    1. Anna Graham says:

      yay for cleaning out! I love that. And agreed, except for fabric. 🙂

  7. Michelle says:

    Those pincushions are awesome! I will have to get one (or two) when they have more in their shop. And how could I not buy from an artisan that lives in Mt Vernon, IA? I graduated from Cornell College (’92). 🙂

    1. Anna Graham says:

      yes! So awesome to have that connection. 🙂

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