Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's All About the Fun

I made up the rest of the White-on-White Wool Applique Bag kits today. The base wool and reproduction print I used for the lining (a Jo Morton print, by the way) are used up and my ivory buttons are pretty much gone. But what fun it was putting them together! I love it all - color-planning, cutting the pieces, selecting the buttons, ironing the fabrics before they're packaged, even choosing the right font to print on the paper label I staple to the bag. It's all FUN! I'd forgotten how much fun making kits is, and I need to do more of it. But there are so many patterns - so many and so little time! Is there a particular wool or wool & fabric pattern you'd like to see kitted? Leave a comment on this post or shoot me an email - next Wednesday I'll pick the suggestion that I can best create a great kit for and send the suggester (is that a word??) a nice piece of wool. So, get those books, mags and patterns out, and let me know what you want!

And as far as more White-on-White kits - I'm working on pulling some similar wool and fabric combinations together and might have a source for more old ivory buttons. Watch this space for updates...

In stitches,

P.S. I forgot to say, the design needs to be from a book or pattern that I sell. Patti's suggestion of a Maggie Bonanomi design from one of her book's, Nature's Offerings, definitely fits the bill and is a great suggestion - Thanks, Patti! Keep 'em coming! ~Wendy


Patti said...

I would love to see "Tropicals Under Glass" from Maggie Bonanomi's "Nature's Offerings" book as a kit. For just wools I love groupings of smallish pieces - reds and/or greens in various shades and patterns would be great for this time of year. This was a fun question to think about! Thanks for asking :)
Blessings, Patti

Diane K said...

I would like to see the Winter Whimsy Wool Runner from Tis the Season Book. The authors are Jeanne Large and Shelly Wicks and features Christmas quilts and smaller projects. There also is a small pillow with stockings on it that would look great in wool. DianeK

Simply Wendy said...

Diane, those sound like great projects and I'll have to look up that book. Unfortunately it's not one I sell at this point. But thanks for commenting! Wendy

Simply Wendy said...

Patti, looks like your suggestion is a winner! I'll be in touch for your contact info - I'll be sending you a half yard of wool as a thank you! Wendy