Thursday, March 24, 2016

Michael Miller Fabrics Loves Flannel!

Shipping to stores now!!
Do you have a new baby or do you know someone who will? Our flannel is perfect for baby gifts :) 
The quilt pattern used above was designed by Susan Emory. It's called Behind the Scenes. 
Click HERE for the details.
*Close-up detail of Behind the Scenes

It would also be fun to have a mobile that hangs with all of the animals!!
I found the mobile above on Etsy... you get to choose the six animals that you want!
Looking for something for a special little girl? How about the quilt below? It's called Nature Babies and it's free to download on our website! 
Click HERE for the pattern.
*How cute are those ruffles?! 

*designed and pieced by Susan Emory
To view the entire Nature Babies collection visit Michael Miller Fabrics!

We love to see your sewing projects so be sure to share on social media and tag #MichaelMillerFabrics

xo, kait

Friday, March 11, 2016

Wove It or Weave It

Are you feeling a boho vibe this season? We are!! 
(In stores now!)
The Circles Quilt was designed by Tara Faughnan and is a free download on our website! To achieve the look above, you'll just need to head over to Ikea for a furry throw and a funky lamp!
A Beautiful Mess has a great DIY tutorial for covering a stool with fur! 
Just click --> HERE.

*detail shot of pillows featuring :
Wove Is Me
I Wove You
We made the fabric buckets below for the FabShop dinner at Quilt Market before this collection was shipping to stores... Now, we can share the project!
If you love succulents, this is a fantastic way to showcase them! They also make great house warming, birthday and teacher gifts!
I used a tutorial from Design*Sponge
Click--> HERE

Susan Emory designed the Wove It or Weave It Quilt below... It's also a free download on our website. We love it in Citron Gray but it would look great in all of the colorways! 
To view the entire Wove It or Weave It collection, visit our website
Michael Miller Fabrics

We love to see your sewing projects so be sure to share on social media and tag #MichaelMillerFabrics

Happy Friday!

xo, kait

Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Feature :: Paola Phillips of Sweet Julia!

Today's Friday Feature is all about Paola!
* Me, photographed by my 3 year old, she asked me to pose just the same I ask of her when I take her photos
A brief introduction:
PP: I’m a stay at home mom to two beautiful children ages 3 and 5. I am hyper by nature and love creating things, from candles, painting and bows all the way to sewing. I was born in Lima, Peru and moved here 15 years ago. I am married to an all Texan man (think love of steaks and the outdoors) who lets me dream and create without complaining much. The main reason I blog is because my husband is tired of hearing me talk about sewing, so I had to find a place to express myself.
* My children
Q: Do you have a favorite project that you've created?
PP: The Allie Oop dress I created for the great pattern hack. First, because I worked in a different way this time: I had the fabric first, so I created my project around the fabric instead of having a pattern in mind and then going to find the fabric. It was also the first time I changed a pattern other than by length. It changed the way I create!
* Allie Oop dress - hacked
(Featuring Swan Lake Collection)
-         Q:  What are you working on at the moment?
PP: Top secret! Lol! Actually, spring/summer dresses and bags.
* My sewing Space. I kicked my children out of the game room and took it over. They have toys all over the house, so I thought It'd only be fair I had my own sewing space. They will survive. 
Q: What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life?
PP: My main goal is to be able to make an income doing what I love most, which is creating/sewing so I have the flexibility I need to spend time with my family.

-         Q: What are you doing when you’re not creating or at work? What hobbies do you have?
PP: I love spending time with the kiddos! I have memberships to the zoo and museums so I love to take them out on little excursions.

-       Q: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
PP: That I wanted to be a lawyer! I actually went to law school back in my native Peru and dropped out after three semesters, now I am pursuing a degree in Art.

-        Q: Do you have any favorite blogs, magazines that you read?
PP: I love Hailey Crouse’s Welcome to the MouseHouse, actually her Norah dress was the first PDF pattern I ever bought and made. I also get magazines that my sister sends from Europe, I guess it never hurts to see what the rest of the world is sewing right?

-         Q: What else should we know about you and your work?
PP: Well, I am a perfectionist at heart, so anytime I make anything, I give it my best. Even when I make clothes for sale, I make them as if they were for my own daughter (and sometimes I make things I don’t have the heart to sell so we keep them.)

-        Q: Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
PP: Sure, I remember feeling like my work wasn’t good enough, or didn’t look professional enough, then one day I looked at one of my daughter’s store bought clothes and got a confidence boost: The stitching was not perfect, some seams were a little uneven, and I paid money for those clothes. After that, I was never as hard on myself.

-        Q: Do you admire any artists, photographers, and people?
PP: Of course! The list is too long but I sure am constantly inspired by all the women that are able to make an income creating. I am most inspired by my mother, who at the age of 55 decided to finally go to college and earned her degree at age 60.

-        Q: Favorite?
   Color: Red
   Animal: Dog
   Season: Fall
   Movie: Gone with the Wind
   Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
   Vacation Spot: Paris
   Food: Peruvian!
      Q: Where else can we find you?
PP: I’m on my blog: Sweet Julia Boutique, on Instagram @sweetjuliaboutique and facebook as Sweet Julia Boutique

Thanks for sharing, Paola! We're inspired by your creativity!

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