Friday, August 30, 2013

By the Sea for Labor Day :)

  Happy Labor Day! 

Summer's winding down...
The kids are going back to school...
But there is still fun to be had!
Maybe a boat ride, a walk on the beach, a backyard party, a picnic in the park, a parade or a barbeque... 

We thought that Trenna Travis captured the best of summer with her styling and photoshoot in Marina del Rey. She saw our By the Sea collection and immediately thought of a picnic on a boat in the Fisherman's Village. It seems so sunny and serene, but after speaking with Trenna, it was hardly so! She said, "These were taken in a rocking boat in a windy harbor...napkins were blowing off the table every two seconds and I was dying of motion sickness!" Who knew! The photos are beautiful and you would never know that glasses were breaking, napkins were flying and the boat was rocking away :)

Trenna used Nautical Netting and Sea Rigging for the napkins and Thick Stripe from Bekko for the table cloth.

Above, a shot of the Marina del Rey Lighthouse.

Nautical Netting and Sea Rigging napkins. (We think these would make a wonderful hostess gift for a sea lover!) sew4home has a simple tutorial for bistro napkins here.

The table runner above is made from By the Sea Collage.

These pillows, made from Marina, are so fresh and simple with just white piping around the edges. Our friends over at Sew Mama Sew have a great tutorial for sewing piping. You can find it here.

Marinda Stewart designed the fantastic quilt shown above- It's a free pattern on our website. 

And, finally, here are a couple of inspirational quotes in honor of Labor Day for all of you movers and shakers out there!

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
~ Ralph Ransom

No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
~ Bertrand Russell

Happy Sewing!
xo, MMF

1 comment:

Lee said...

Fabulous quilt! Thank you for the free pattern!