Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wicked Ice Cubes

A quick trip to my local CVS found me with a couple of packages of creepy gummy worms and a plan!

The kids thought it best to tear them into pieces.

Left hanging out of the ice cube trays makes it even more spooky!

Now that's just gross, our guests tonight will love it!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Handmade Market

Saturday November 7th 
 11 am until 5 pm 
Marbles Kids Museum
 (201 E. Hargett St.) 
in downtown Raleigh.


Inspriation, originally uploaded by ModernJune.
This is a wonderful pillow I found at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Isn't it lovely?

witchy sweets!

At Wednesday's Park Day all the moms made sweets for the kids Halloween Parade, there were so many yummy treats but this one I had to try out for myself!   Check out these cute little witch hat cookies. They are so quick and easy, just melt the kisses in the microwave for 15-20 seconds and then adhere them to the cookies. Cute, easy and delish!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Introducing the Eva Apron

INTRODUCING OUR NEW EVA APRON IN RED FLORAL. This sexy apron combines Amy Butler and Hollywood Regency cotton prints, that, together make for a sultry bohemian elegance that cannot be denied. 

This lovely fabric has been just waiting for this apron! The mix of high end Designer Fabrics give the slinky new Eva Apron an eclectic bohemian elegance. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let's Talk Turkey

There are 28 days to Thanksgiving Day and I need help. We need to talk turkey!  I don't know about you but this fact really shocked me on Monday as I was flipping through Bon Appetite in a doctors waiting room.  One of my favorite things to so is to gaze at the delicious recipes in all the glossy magazines but truth be told I am not the worlds best cook and my family is so picky that even if I could pull it off no one would eat it.  So I don't have to worry about what to cook for thanksgiving, plain and simple food is all that is required.  But give me a tablescape to plan I am golden!

This year I am for sure using my new Chalk Cloth Table Runner, at 72" it now hangs over the edge of my dining room table but once I put the table leaves in it will make a nice long centerpiece for a casual or elegant  Turkey Day Dinner.

That about a new oilcloth tablecloth just for me, hmmmm?   Lime Dots would be fun and would work well with my Fiesta Ware and the upcoming Christmas season decor as well.  Or, I could go a bit more elegant and make a Brown Lace Tablecloth, this way I could bring down my mother in-laws china!

So, I need help deciding, fun lime dots or elegant brown lace oilcloth?  Please leave a comment with your choice.  And don't forget it isn't too late to order your own custom tablecloth,  deadline is November 1st!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Our winner!

The winner of our October Monday Madness is...

Thanks to all of you that joined in the freebie fun!  Come back on the first Monday of each month for more Monday Madness!  

Custom Oilcloth Tablecloth Event

For the next 5 days you can take advantage of our
1st Annual Custom Tablecloth Event!

We will be taking 15% off all of our Oilcloth Tablecloths now through Monday.  Check out Modern June's full array of shapes and sizes at our Etsy shop.  RoundSquareOval and Oblong!  With over 36 Oilcloths to choose from you are sure to find the perfect fit for your every day and holiday decor.  All orders are made to order and take up to 3 weeks for delivery.  Thanksgiving orders will take precedence!

We only do this once a year so tell your friends!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's new Tuesday?

I have been wanting to make these for over a year now! Finally I had to do it, I had to make one for my upcoming Halloween Bash! So, while I was at is I whipped up a few more to sell, you get to choose your trim for this fantastic Holiday Table Runner. Green, red, black or orange!

The are great for special occasions and every day fun. I can see us using this for school too! Think of how great this would be forcookie exchanges, buffets or a drink bar. I really want to have a grown up dinner party and use it as centerpiece my guests doodling through dinner would be a blast! I tell you the possibilities are endless!

The runner is 14 inches wide, so there is plenty of room to scribble on! This listing is for a medium sized table up to 72 inches long. Need it bigger for the holiday dinner just ask for quote!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Monday Madness Freebie!

Did you hear the news?  Our sister store, Oilcloth Addict,  is giving away the farm.  We want to know your favorite oilcloth and in return we are giving a lucky winner a yard of oilcloth.  To enter just check out the OCA Monday Madness blog post!!!!  I am so excited about the new weekly OCA feature that I think we should celebrate with our first monthly Modern June Monday Madness too!  Let's get this started, shall we?

Our first Modern June Monday Madness is a free Halloween Banner!  To enter just leave a comment telling us your favorite Modern June Product is!  Hurry, deadline is Monday Midnight, EST!  Check back on Tuesday to see if you are the big winner!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Daily Inspiration 10.16.09

This one is Killer!!!
cindy black’s sewing table before & after via Design Sponge

Oh so charming and Modern June!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daily Photo 10.15.09 Fabric Pom Poms

You know what I love about Twitter is the endless source of crafty goodness. You really can't see every cool thing there is in "blogland" but if you follow really cool people like Sister Diane, of Crafty Pod fame, you miss a lot less!

The other day I was not willing to work on my Modern June projects, I was bored and I wanted - no needed - something new to do, something to re-ignite my crafty flame. Thanks so Sister Diane's RT of Molly Chickens Fabric Pom Poms I was in business.

With in minutes my son and I went to ripping fabric, cutting out cardboard donuts and making ourselves some giant pom poms. Now, Aidan is nine years old so he opted leave a long string on his pom pom so he has swing it around like a weapon. (heavy sigh) Boys!

Thanks so my crafty support team and twitter I am now happily back on track. You just can beat good inspiration or time well spent crafting with your children.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Daily Pic 10.14.09 & Quilt Market Envy

Daily Pic 10.14.09, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

I can't bear it, I missed another Quilt Market. I know, I know I don't - and never will - quilt but I do love me some pretty fabric! I've made myself a promise to get to a Quilt Market. So for now I am checking all the sweet tweets on the subject, and may oh my we are talking serious eye candy!

My new go to blog, Stop Staring and Start Sewing, has some rocking photos! I "borrowed" her picture of the luscious Heather Bailey booth. I am so crushing on the new line of hers! Hmmm, I might just need some of that for the spring line! Ahhh, it's not even Halloween and I am dreaming of spring. Crazy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daily Pic 10.13.09

Daily Pic 10.13.09, originally uploaded by ModernJune.
Look at how blue that sky was, it was a perfect day! Last week we had a chance to head out to the new - and much improved - Virginia State Fair. After months and months of endless work I finally got a day with the family, this day was the first day off I had had in a very long time As you can see we were very happy to be soaking up the sun and riding the rides!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Daily Pic 10.12.09

The creepy portrait was left in my shed by a previous owner, she is spooky isn't she?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Handmade Nation Screening, Norfolk VA

Handmade Nation, the new documentary about the indie crafts/DIY movement is going to be showing at the Naro in Norfolk, VA. The screening is at 5:15pm on Saturday, October 24th.

Please see the movie’s website for a full description, the director’s blog, and more. Also see the Naro’s website for location and ticket info.
Tasha, Suzanne and I were lucky enough to get to see Handmade Nation in August in Philly while I was at the Buyer's Market of American Craft. I also got to meet the director Faythe Levine and get a copy of Handmade Nation the book autographed by her. The Richmond Craft Mafia's founding date and our indie craft show Spring Bada-Bing are mentioned in the indie craft timeline in the book.
Thanks to the 7 Cities Crafters for posting the screening info!

Post blatantly stolen from Tasha McKelvey and edited to suit my needs, thanks girly!  xoxox!  

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Crafty Chica's!

Sewing Circle for LINC Silent Auction.  Come and bid on our fabulous handbags Nov. 5th.

Needles, Hooks and Tea!