Turn up the Shine

Remember when I was talking about those gloomy, cold days a few weeks ago? As we all had been crossing our fingers for, Summer is finally starting to show its colors! It has been wonderful!
So, imagine my surprise when a shipment full of Christmas fabric came in! Santas and Snowmen in red and green were lounging next to my desk, and I actually had to ask someone if we had meant to get these fabrics at a different time. May seems a tad soon for Christmas, right? Well, not in the world of sewing and crafting.
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Planning in advance is the best way to stay on top of your projects. That’s  why here at Erica’s, we have started getting more and more holiday and winter fabrics. 

One is festive Stonehenge Starry Night from Northcott.
This fabric is absolutely lovely, with the perfect amount of holiday glimmer. But what really caught my attention with this line is the free pattern idea that came from Northcott using this fabric.

ImageCheck it out! Adding real sparkle to the printed sparkle is sure to create a lasting glow. Northcott’s easy instructions: create  holes with grommets, a button hole stitch or use a fabric adhesive to stop fraying. Pop the lights through the holes and create a small pocket on the back to hold the battery pack. You could probably put it in a frame if you want to use it as a wall hanging.  And for those that don’t want to think about winter yet, what about making a patriotic wall hanging where the stars actually shine? Or giving a glow to a world of Fairies for a little girl’s room?

I’d love to hear what other ideas you can come up with! Feel free to share them and maybe by the end of this summer, we will have completed projects that really light up!

(To find an item on our web page after clicking on the highlighted words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item. Some of the images on this post are also links!)

Remember, you can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.

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