I love to tuck positive little quotes and messages throughout my office and home as gentle reminders to always keep going … especially in difficult times. I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to sayings that I’ve discovered and love. Do you have special quotes and phrases you hold onto?
One of the reasons I fell in love with the new fabric collection – Shine Bright – I’ve been playing with is because of the inspirational messages sprinkled throughout. The talented designers of this range over at Simple Simon and Company have my heart with this collection … it’s full of surprises and encouragement, especially for girls.
I love all the inspiration tucked inside this collection. Phrases like, “Never dull your sparkle” and “Loved” are perfect for tags and notes to share. And the sprinkle of metallic gold throughout the collection … be still my heart!
There’s a special project I’ve been wanting to sew and this fabric was a perfect match! A friend of mine has a precious kindergarten-age daughter named, Melissa. Melissa came over one day in early Fall with her mama while I was finishing up working on some dolly things in my studio from my new Dolly pattern book. Melissa was the cutest as she quietly sat and looked at all the dolls sitting around my studio, almost memorized. The innocent twinkle in her eye was priceless that day. I knew Melissa would cherish a handmade dolly of her own …
I am super excited to finish up a dolly for Melissa to love! The gold sprinkles and theme of the fabric had me dreaming of a princess-style doll with her own crown. So here she is …. and I can’t wait to wrap her up in a bow for a little surprise for a sweet girl. And If you know a girl that would love a dolly of her own, links to the products/resources I used are below. Hope your day is full of a little sparkle and glitter … and encouragement … too!
Shine Bright fabric by Simple Simon and Company with Riley Blake Designs
Doll pattern and clothing is from my Dolly book published with Riley Blake Designs
Skin-color fabric from my Dolly solid fabric bundle with Riley Blake Designs
Glitter accent material (Crown, Shoes, Star) from Etsy