Friday, July 29, 2011

LouLouThi by Anna Maria Horner!

We are so excited to have this wonderful line of fabric arrive in the shop from Free Spirit! The colors and designs are gorgeous and it won't be hard to find a perfect project for using them!

Here is what Anna Maria has to say about this collection:
"The Loulouthi collection is a treasure box of all that I love about flowers and fabric coming together in form and inspiration. The world loulouthi simply translates from Greek as "flower". But in an ongoing story, my cultural heritage has enlivened these fabrics with visions of needleworks in progress, the gentle tending of village gardens, and the luxury of living alongside everyday works of art. The language of flowers and and floral handiwork has spoken to me since before I could thread my own needles, and this collection is my reply to all that beauty."

You can see the whole collection on our website by clicking Here.

Anna Maria also invites you to see her "Visiting Artists" posting -- This was taken from her newsletter:

"Happy Summer Friends!

You are invited to have a walk through our new gallery of Visiting Artists! One of a kinds for Fashion, Art, Home, Family, + Tidbits (everything I love!) are waiting for you.

What is Visiting Artists?

For years I have had the pleasure of seeing so many beautiful items created using my fabrics, and I love to help showcase them through my Flickr group. But recently I've been inspired to take it a step farther and not just celebrate the making, but also the maker! So I'm proud to curate an edited collection of goods that are exclusive to my shop. I've handpicked each of these makers to share their collections here because I feel they bring something unique and special to my fabric collections. Whether used heavily or sparingly, each of these amazing designers has translated my textile work into their own vision, and I am so excited to share their one-of-a-kind pieces with you (while they last). We're excited for this to be an ongoing gallery, changing up every few months."

We know you'll enjoy being inspired by this beautiful fabric and artistry!

Only Because of His Grace,

Mary Elizabeth

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pillowcases on The Altar

More pictures from The Sewing Bee -- pillowcases and throws displayed on the church altar last Sunday. What a wonderful example of giving from the heart, and it is so exciting to see our fabrics made up to benefit so many!

More pictures are available -- Click Here to see them!

The Sewing Bee

The Rabbit's Lair is thrilled to help The Sewing Bee with donations of fabric for their projects! Here is a brief description of what they do:

The Sewing Bee is an annual project at First United Methodist Church in Historic Downtown Rogers. It is sponsored (organized!) by Boomerang Joy Circle at the church. Over the years we have made school bags for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (to go all over the world), chemo caps for area cancer support homes, pillowcases and travel pillows for Arkansas Children's Hospital and NWA Children's Shelter, Christmas stockings for St. Mary's Hospital. This year our projects were the quilts or throws for the chemo room at Highlands Oncology and full-size pillowcases for NWA Children's Shelter, Ronald McDonald program at St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith, and Circle of Life Hospice. We were also able to complete 5 additional fleece blankets for the Linus Project that gives blankets to area children.

Shown are a few pictures from their day of sewing and working together!

For more pictures, Click Here.