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It is time we are OPENING.

During the Phase 1 we will have limited hours and days. Below for the following schedule for both stores:

Hendersonville store – 11 to 4pm  –  Tuesday thru Saturday

Asheville store   11 to 4pm  –  Monday thru Saturday

We have never been happier to come back to work.  We hope you come join us in our start up after the Coronavirus.   We are taking precautions in the stores.  We have our wipes and masks and marking on the floor.  Stay Safe everyone.  We have missed you all.

 

 

Well as we all know life as we know it has come to a haul.   I will say if you call my number 828-275-9785 or text me any time. I will make an appointment to let you in the store to shop one at a time…  It is hard to buy any gifts right now.  Mother day is around the corner and I know some one may want to buy a gift for there wonderful MOM….We can wear our masks and play it safe…I can only do this in Hendersonville… I can not let any one in the building in Asheville.

Embroidered Jacket

Here at raspberry threads, we are doing embroidery on jackets and shirts
and pants and pocketbooks and whatever else you may have a notion to embroider on.

I did this tiger on the back of a beautiful Chico's jacket; it just looks gorgeous!
tiger
We have been recycling jackets and embroidering on them and they are looking great
 
I have done a couple with faces on the back. It has that 1940s look to it.
I am doing rabbits for kids and bunnies and dogs and cats. We can do whatever you
want.
We can put it on the clothing. So far the embroidery has been a hit in the store.

We also have plain t-shirts we can embroider for children and women. And we have
pillow cases we can embroider that are made by Backyard Feathered Friends.

We can embroider names on baby bibs. We can embroider the name of your baby on
the bib and you can give it as a Mother's Day gift 
Stop by and see us inside the Grove Arcade in Asheville North Carolina!
Susan

Changing Pads

Well, with the new colors I've gotten I just couldn't wait to make some changing 
pads.

Below is a sample of a few of them for you to see.
changing pads
 I love Art Gallery fabric. I don't care what anyone says, I think it has the most Lush 
beautiful feel of fabric that I have ever felt!

 The one in that blue gray color with the branches of birch trees in it it is 
the most beautiful fabric.
 It Is by Caratini Ratchet Le. She is a designer at Art Gallery and her stuff is
 simply different and gorgeous. 
I make these changing pads with a wet dry liner so that when you turn them over it is 
softer for the baby's head, but then if there is a little accident it will hold them
 because there is a plastic background. I should not say plastic; it is some kind
 of polyurethane that keeps it from leaking through, which is what you want. Then 
you can simply roll it up, take it home and throw it in the wash for a little while
 It is just what everybody wants: easy wash and dry. I think that it is better to hang
iit dry if possible because of the plastic. Too much heat might make 
it shrink. 
I also got some beautiful elastics from a real good friend of mine. 
She sells elastic and the colors that came with these are just perfect for all 
the stuff I was making.
 Well, I hope you enjoy them. Hope to see you all soon,
Susan

Fabric

I want to talk about fabric today, specifically cotton and yes I know there are 
many cotton fabrics, but the one I want to talk about today is woven cotton.
It has been around forever or at least for as long as I can remember and I know
from generation to generation it has maintained its place as a common household 
fabric that is used for everything from from making curtains, to table runners, to
tablecloths, and cotton rugs, and yes clothing. 

And as we all know cotton is one of the nicest fabrics to use. It holds up well,
and works well for almost anything. I've been sewing for over 45 years and the other
day as I was working with a certain brand of cotton I realized that fabric has 
changed so much. Cotton used to be thicker when I was growing up. It was more dense
then it is today, and as you make clothing with it, it was not as soft and did not 
flow as well. But I notice this year's cotton have changed.

Different companies coming in making new lines of cotton have changed things up.
Different kind of woven fabrics and I will say I have some favorites. Two of my most
favorite fabric companies right now are: Art Gallery fabric, and Michael Miller 
fabric. The textures have changed Art Gallery their fabric is a thin silk-like 
fabric and Michael Miller in the last year has changed thier's to be a beautiful
silk-like fabric as well. Yes I know there is no actual silk in the fabric, but
the feel of it is so soft that silk is the only way that I can describe it.

And I noticed after you wash it, it becomes softer and softer and softer almost 
feeling like butter when you wear it. When it comes down to it who wouldn't want
to wear a cotton that just turned to your most favorite shirt after a few washings.

When it comes to children's clothing they want to be comfortable and just put on 
that favorite shirt that has that favorite feel. I know when I was younger cotton
just did not feel the way it does today, and for that I am glad.

 I am not saying that it was bad. It was just different, and I
 absolutely love the feel of todays cotton.

They work well for clothing and there are other companies (many companies) that 
make cotton that is perfect for everything else like making quilts.
For quilts I love to see the thicker fabric. The thicker cotton, like the old cotton,
because quilts are made to hold up through the times.

Well I was just thinking about all that as I was making some dresses the other day, 
and I thought I would share. 

Times change, and even the fabric changes with it. It is an amazing thing.

I hope to see you soon,
Susan

Michael Miller Fabric

Hi Everyone,

I know that it has been a while since I have posted anything; I have been very busy. I was so excited last week, when I got home, there were two huge boxes of Michael Miller fabrics. Here is some of it:

fabric

 

 

I get so excited when all the fabric comes in radiating of beautiful new colors and pattterns.

The sage green fabric with the birds is so unbelievable soft, and I love the fabric with the roses.

I absolutely love the new line of Michael Miller fabrics.

I could not wait to break them in, so I immediately started sewing. I decided to try something new and make makeup bags or rather bags that you use for your makeup and then roll up so they conveniently fit in your purse or car without all the makeup falling out.

They are large enough to fit makeup brushes and whatever else you need. I started with the green bird fabric and then tried one with the rose color and did the purple inside.

I started off making them and just putting a tie strap and then I realied that that is just ridiculous. Who wants to be bothered with that. Yes, it might look a little prettier, but it is not convenient and easy like I wanted it to be.

So I was not too happy with my first sample. The second time I did an elastic which I liked a lot better, and the third time I increased the size to make it taller so everything fit better and would not stick out.

So it took me three tries, but I finally got it.

Here is it:

pic2

Well, I hope to see you all soon. I will try to keep posting more regularly.

Susan

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