While I was in Ohio, I visited some wonderful fabric shops. I got some pretty fabrics, and some great ideas. I always keep my camera tucked away in my purse just in case I come across something I love. Yes, I feel a bit strange snapping pictures in stores, but when I see a good idea, I can't pass it up! (The ladies at my local Joann fabric store aren't even surprised anymore when I pull out my camera.)
The first thing I saw at the Helping Hands Quilt Shop was this amazing valance. Why didn't I ever think of quilting window valances before? Isn't this one beautiful?? I love the scalloped edge. I'm pretty sure I'll be working on some of these in the near future.
This is another quilted valance. Making one of these might be a good way to get red of some scraps that I have. I don't love the colors in this one, but I do love the pattern.
I found this lovely bandana at Zinck's Fabric Outlet. It's hard to tell on the picture, but there are some silvery highlights that make this fabric so beautiful! You can expect to see some bandana Cozies coming shortly. Again...not sure why I didn't think of this before!
And...isn't this just the cutest pincushion you ever saw? I'll be making at least 1 of these!!! I love cupcakes...even ones that I can't eat :)
If you have any great ideas or amazing links, feel free to leave a comment for me. I'm always open for new suggestions and I treasure your creative thoughts :)