November 19, 2008

Wool Felt Advent Calendars

I just love how the world of blogs allows you to jump from place to place getting inspired. All the great links on my favorite blogs lead me to a wealth of creative ideas.

One of my favorite ideas that I stumbled upon today was on the blog Squirrel Acorns at:

This crafty gal is working on making her own version of a Pottery Barn Advent calendar that is now sold out from the catalog. Check out her blog to see what she is up to. We were so excited to see that she had mentioned Prairie Point Junction as her source for the felt for her project. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

November 14, 2008

Mini Market at Camp Comeca

I had a wonderful time out at Camp Comeca, just outside of Cozad on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The Nebraska Independent Fabric Shop Owners group met for a business meeting to plan Shop Hop 2010. After our meeting we had the opportunity to attend 20 minute "Schoolhouse" sessions to learn about new products and techniques. The best part of the event was getting to meet with 13 vendors to purchase new products for the coming year.

Fabric is typically ordered for delivery 3-6 months down the road - so I was actually ordering Christmas fabric for next year's season. Its hard to plan so far ahead, but sooooo much fun to see all the fabrics. Pictured below is Cheryl Cantoya, my rep for Moda fabrics. You can check out all the new Moda lines that will be appearing this spring at

Moda is famous for their Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls. Well, now they've added even more "treats" to their Bake Shoppe Line. The idea is that you are able to get a little sampling of about 40 fabrics from each collection in a pre-cut size that is ready to sew with. Pattern designers have stepped up to the challenge and have "cooked" up tons of designs to use these pre-cut fabrics.
Here's a quick "recipe" list of what all the pre-cut terms mean:

Charm Pack: 5" squares
Layer Cake: 10" squares
Jelly Roll: 2 1/2" strips
Honey Buns: 1 1 /2" strips
Turnovers: Triangles made from 6" squares (They fit perfectly with 5" squares when sewn into half-square triangle units.

We ordered the new Patisserie line from Moda in both Honey Buns and Turnovers. They are expected to arrive in February. We'll let you know when they are here.

November 9, 2008

Wow, its been a whirlwind of a few months both at the shop (Prairie Point Junction, home of Wool Felt Central) and in life in general. I'm so glad to feel like I'm finally catching up a bit over the last couple weeks. I'm looking forward to start up some regular posts here on the blog.

I love to see all sorts of creative endeavors that people are up to. My plan is to feature a creative, crafty, inspiring artist periodically here on the blog. Let us know what you are up to; whether is be quilting, crafting, sewing, beading, scrapbooking, or whatever it is that brings you creative joy! We'd love to feature you here. E-mail me for consideration.

The first gal I'd like to profile is my friend, Kelli Sweet. Kelli is one of the most talented people I know. She loves to dabble in all sorts of creative projects. We were roomies in college, way back when, and still love to get together and quilt or scrap whenever we can. Check out Kelli's blog at You'll find all sorts of cool links too.