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The Sun and Ants

Finally I woke up with the bright sun light peeking through my curtain this morning. It maybe a sunny summer for you guys, but here in the Inner Sunset, a summer means fog, gray, and a chill. One evening after a week of gray days, I couldn't take it anymore. I jumped in the car and drove to North after work to feel like I was on vacation again. There was nothing but a bunch of cows on the way, but the warm summer breeze was felt so nice on my skin. Today is just like that.f0194450_8553129.jpg
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f0194450_8571029.jpgOn the way back to the city...here comes fog...

f0194450_924164.jpgOh I just wanted to let you know the cute little ants are back in stock...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-28 09:26 | Shop/Fabrics  

Happy First Day of School!

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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-25 09:03 | life  

A Homey Curtain

f0194450_3524693.jpgAs a new school year starts soon, quite a number of new comers to the city found their way to Peapod last couple weeks. They are making their new places homey, and a curtain is the first thing on their lists. It really has the huge impact and changes the impression of the room. Here is what you do to figure out how much fabric your window requires. If your window is smaller than 88 inches in width, it's easier. As most cotton prints come in 44 inches wide, two panels will cover the entire window. One panel needs the height plus heming, so double it for two panels. If your window is wider than 88 inches or you want really a ruffled result, you need to seam more than two panels of fabric to make one panel or you choose a wider (usually 59-60" wide) home decor weight material. To protect your curtain from fading, you might want to back with solid color cotton. Here you see mine to hide the closet space in my bedroom or nook to be exact. I chose turquoise daisy and added a big trim to the top hem with matching color dot. I failed again to make the room look grown-up, but so what? I'm happy with the result.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-23 07:48 | Sewing/Crafting  

County Fair

Once in a while people ask me if I still carry Denyse Schmidt's County Fair collection. Well, it is back in stock...perfect for bags, jackets, and upholstering chairs. Please come and see in person.f0194450_8114116.jpg
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-20 08:42 | Shop/Fabrics  

Sew & Tell - Dana's Birdie Sling

f0194450_6283210.jpgAmy Butler's Birdie Sling pattern is such a huge hit among Peapod's customers, but I haven't seen the finished product that much in person. One customer came to show me a while ago, but I forgot to bring the camera that day so no picture was taken. I saw some girl carrying it at Ikea one day, and that was it. Then Dana...she came to the shop, and the first thing I noticed was her Birdie Sling. Well, she deserves much credit for looking great with it although the real seamstress was her mom. The great pattern combo too.
Thanks Dana!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-16 06:53 | Sew & Tell  

Timeless Treasures

f0194450_435678.jpgWe received lovely new dot colors and rick rack. They are timeless items and so photogenic. Just imagine these in your craft room.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-16 04:19 | Shop/Fabrics  

sew & Tell - Heather & Jane's Retro Aprons

f0194450_7434393.jpgWhen Heather and Jane visit Peapod, I know it's time for girl's night. This is how it goes...Jane (here on the right) from outside the city visits Heather, Heather hosts her circle of friends, all the women get crafty, and the women come and see me to share their projects. Isn't that nice? As women of the apron era, they are trying to bring aprons back to our modern life. Aprons are cute! I totally agree. Thanks apron ladies!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-15 08:51 | Sew & Tell  

Sew & Tell - Owls and Elephants

f0194450_4443047.jpgIt looks like mama's little ones are getting a sweet treat this summer. I'm not talking about candies, but sweet fabric treats...Here you are looking at the cutest tie ever. Maggie's little boy is a lucky one to wear this to go to church with. The owl print is just so cute and available in green and white too. Thanks Maggie!
f0194450_444574.jpgOkay, move over owl...it's elephant time! Here Akemi is holding her cute little tote for a little person. Her little girl is starting preschool this fall, and this is perfect! I just love the combo with turquoise. It's such a happy color. Thanks Akemi!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-14 04:52 | Sew & Tell  

Style Me Pretty

Are you looking for a wedding designer and a photographer? Gloria from Gloria Wong Design sent me these links that featured her and photographer Lisa Lefkowitz's photoshoot. Boy, aren't they pretty? The photoshoot took place in the wine country for a bridal magazine that should be out in September. I can't share them just yet until then. Gloria used some of my floral prints that go for the shabby chic setting. Everything is just so lovely! She designs people's weddings, and her gallery is full of pretty pictures. You could see her own wedding there too. Thank you, Gloria!
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She used the following prints for various projects, and they are available at the shop.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-07 09:27 | Shop/Fabrics  

Sew & Tell - Yetta's Projects

Yetta sent me those photos a while ago, and they show how busy she has been. A dress/top is for her little girl, and she used the Japanese linen/cotton print. The floral print that she used for the purse is no longer available, but I have good news...the same print in red is back in stock at the shop. This print was a big hit, but the manufacturer doesn't make it anymore. So this is your last chance to get this print. And the aprons! Aren't they cute? I love the way she took the photo...a blue sky background with clouds. The aprons look much happier! Thanks Yetta!f0194450_95322.jpg
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-08-06 09:11 | Sew & Tell