random goodies and a preview


I made a few goodies for Blend Fabrics at Quilt Market...unfortunately the only day I had to take photos was crummy, but I wanted to show you my Ruthie Bear anyway because I loved how she turned out. The fabrics are from Anna Griffin's new Juliet line and the photos do not do justice to the gorgeousness of these creamy neutral prints.

Retro Mama's Ruthie Bear in Juliet by Anna Griffin

Retro Mama's Ruthie Bear in Juliet by Anna Griffin

and the random: working on my elephant mobile for Make It Yourself magazine

Elephant mobile WIP by Retro Mama

FYI: felt stacks are back in the shop!

felt stacks by Retro Mama

And coming soon to the shop: a batch of fabric house ornaments

fabric houses by Retro Mama

Reminder and Make It Yourself info


A reminder that I'm running a sale this week through Oct. 14! Use the code FALL20 at my Etsy shop for 20% everything, and patterns on my blog are pre-discounted.

Second, several international folks have asked me where they could purchase Make It Yourself, so I wanted to let you know that it is available in digital format through Zinio(link on my sidebar!). For those in the US, I have also found the magazine at Barnes and Noble and JoAnn stores, and I believe it has also been seen at Walmart.  If you've found it elsewhere, I'd love it if you would let me know in the comments!

Fall Sale at Retro Mama


It's that time of year again...time to get started on those holiday projects! If only there was some convenient way to stock up on sewing patterns and felt.....

OK! Here you go:

Use the code FALL20 to save 20% off all PDF sewing patterns, felt, and sewing kits in my Etsy shop through Sunday, October 14. Patterns on my blog are pre-discounted, no code necessary. (If you want to purchase more than one pattern, though, I recommend using my Etsy shop!)

Happy shopping and stitching!