Monday, May 29, 2017

Schumacher Obsessed! Budget friendly look-alikes...

I am obsessed with pattern and compulsively addicted to Schumacher's Instagram feed.  As a mom of 5, I can not justify $185 a yard for the most beautiful fabric... but I do have an eye for look-alikes and wanted to share them with you.

If you Love Schumacher's Anniversary revival of Josef Frank's Citrus Garden, then you may have fell in love with Pottery Barn's Jocelyn print of lemon trees.


If you Love Lansdale Bouquet you may have had a liking to Pottery Barn's Bettina line.  Since Pottery Barn's bedding is no longer available, you may give Waverly's Portobello Vase from their Williamsburg collection a look.

OR if you love Chenoiserie, Mary McDonald's beautiful Chinois Palais matches well with Duralee's Tweedbank Green.

I have a thing for butterflies and if you do... you may have had a liking to Butterfly by Schumacher...

well, Dena Designs has a beautiful version titled Butterfly Garden.

It is an understatement to say that I am obsessed with Schumacher.  Their beautiful designs don't match my budget, but they still inspire me.  Good luck finding your favorites... and share good matches you may know of!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty and the Beast!

We were really excited to see the live action Beauty and the Beast released from Disney! To celebrate, Springs Creative sent me single yard cuts of their latest B&B prints.  I love sewing for B. With the fleece, I sewed a comfy poncho and embellished it with a felt flower pin.  This poncho has a hood was the perfect transition piece from Winter to Spring.

The tutorial from the poncho is from here. So easy to create - 3 seams and it is complete.

You can purchase the smocked dress fabric by the yard which makes a quick dress with ties. A big rose from red fabric was perfect.

I love this big bow front dress that I call the Brooke top. The white is so crisp and accents the fun Beauty and the Beast print.