Thursday, July 28, 2011

Great new oilcloth...

 My oh my, we are loving our latest oilcloth print, Aqua Rosegale. We've enjoyed adding into our latest round of oilcloth party pennants and I cut out some pretty pillows to take to the Country Living Fair in Ohio. 

See all our prints on our flickr page. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Over at my Oilcloth Addict blog I a little Q & A segment. Here's my favorite Q & A post ever....

I found this question in my inbox today and I think that it's the best question ever. I do have some ideas on what to do with oilcloth, twenty ideas in fact!!

Q: What can you do with oilcloth?

A: I have an entire book coming out about a month that will answer that for you. Sewing with Oilcloth is a pretty little book filled with 20 patterns with lovely pictures by Meghan McSweeney Photography. There is an entire chapter filled with tips, tools and trims that will make sewing with oilcloth fun and easy! The other 3 chapters have projects for you, for your home and for your little ones. There are projects of oilcloth, laminated cotton and chalk cloth.

In the meantime please check out my Oilcloth Addict Blog for tutorials, basic tips, and loads of great ideas from the crafty community and my fellow oilcloth addicts! 

Many thanks and happy sewing,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Country Living Fair

Photo Credit: Modern June
I am happy to announce that Modern June will be coming to the Ohio Country Living Fair, September 16-17-18.  This fair is A M A Z I N G!!  We didn't think we could go to the Ohio show this year, but there was a change and plans and we'll be there with all our Modern June goodies, 40 bolts of Oilcloth, and a big stack of Sewing with Oilcloth books. 

That's not all... (annoying announcer voice) I'll also be giving a little chat at the CLF at high noon on Saturday, September 17th, followed by a book signing. But wait, there's more... (again with the voice)  I'll be doing a demo in our booth, I'll show you all how to make a fun project from Sewing with Oilcloth. More on all of that soon! 
Want to see more photos from last year? Check out these great flickr photo albums filled with CLF photos from my friends  Tasha McKelvey Pottery and  The Boastful Baker. I've got a a bunch too, but theirs are better. (Gotta get a better camera!)

For those of you that reside south of the Mason-Dixon Line we'll be at the  Country Living Fair South as well, where we will do all this fun stuff all over again. That show is at Stone Mountain/Atlanta GA in October.

Country Living Fairs Show Info

Country Living
Photo Credit: County Living Magazine
September 16-18, 2011 – Ohio Village, Columbus, Ohio (ticket info)
October 21-23, 2011 – Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, Georgia
(ticket info)
Save the dates and your dollars for some great shopping!!!

Meet our new Junie...

 Isn't she just the cutest thing ever? I got her from Sew There NH on Etsy. We've named her Junie Cluck Cluck and she's our new mascot. Kathie (Junie shipping clerk of love) want's Faye of Sew There to make babies to go with her and yellow gingham eggs. She's even got names for the baby chicks, Click and Clack.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

If I had the time...

... I would go to my locally owned fabric shop (Quilting Adventures) and buy up a bunch of felt wool
 and some lovely embroidery floss
Photo Credit: Molly via The Purl Bee
so I could make some of these  Molly Sketch Book: Felt Flower Charms
Photo Credit: Molly via The Purl Bee
and some of these Molly's Sketchbook: Citrus Coasters.

Mood Board: New Aprons

DSCF1366, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great new oilcloth...

Check out this great new paneled oilcloth, it's called Big Apple Yellow. I can't wait to make some Modern June placemats out of it, in fact cutting it's Janet's (Junie cutter of love) next job!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pattern Love and Free Stuff

Check out what I bought for myself last week three pretty new patterns from Jennifer at Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop. From left to right Diane Kimono Dress, The Wrap Dress, and lastly the Study Hall Skirt.

I started out sewing for myself at the age of 16 when I wanted to look just like Madonna, since no commercial patterns would do I grabbed a handful of paper bags and made my first pattern. Then I dusted off my 1980 Kenmore my father forced upon me in 8th grade and got to sewing.

Thank goodness I don't have to start from scratch this time around. I can't wait to put these three pretty patterns to work so I can create some pretty little outfits for my upcoming book promotions. (more on that soon)

Jennifer and I meet via twitter @SewFabShop through Karen @VenezieDesigns last year right before we descended on the spring Quilt Market. Did you follow all of that? Anyway the three of us meet for lunch at QM and then for Mojitos, needless to say good times were had and silliness occurred.  

So here's the great part of this story!!! Jennifer has generously agreed to give away a pattern to you! The Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop has over 8 pages of patterns for quilts, accessories and garments. So here's the deal, just head over to her shop and have a look at the patterns and the fabric. Then come back here and tell us which pattern you like best and which fabric you would love to use. 

(In my best TV announcer voice) But wait there's more, international readers can join in of the fun too.

Jennifer and I will pick a winner on Wednesday! Good luck and enjoy her wonderful selection of pattens and fabrics.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Banner Day

 It's been a banner day here at Modern June studio. I've mailed out 10 just today, 4 of which are off to exotic countries. Thanks for inviting Modern June to you party, it's just made my day!! Didn't order your's yet? Don't worry, we've got plenty more where those came from! Choose from our reversible Chalkcloth™/Oilcloth buntings or our crazy Mexi-mix pennants that's all oilcloth. Party on people, party on!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

One word Wednesday...


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

C H A L K Treasury of Love!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Studio Makeover: Etsy Score

I've been coveting these little Pyrex refrigerator containers for a few months now. I already had a few but after finding a great little shelf (for 99 cents) I knew I needed more. I got the lidless ones from a Richmond Etsy seller that wanted some oilcloth. Sweet trade, don't you think? That same day I went on Etsy and searched for the best deals -- there's a boatload to sort through, so it was not simple task. So here they are 7 more pretty little containers to help me stay organized in the studio!

Friday, July 1, 2011

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Get free shipping this weekend while the Junies and I chill out and eat BBQ. Shop Oilcloth Addict and Modern June, fill up your shopping cart then use this coupon, 4FREESHIP at check  out. Offer good through July 4th and I good for all US customers only.

WIP: Laminated Cotton Tablecloths

 Yesterday I noticed that our "to sew" pile looked like eye candy. It's not a burden to make laminated cotton tablecloths when they look so darn pretty!!!