It was a delightful blog week.  Weren’t those tutorials (1 and 2) perfect?  Thank you, Lisa! And I hope you didn’t miss Rachel’s excellent pattern review.  How are your bags coming along?  We’re receiving some fantastic contest entries and the Bag Month Flickr group wows us every day! 

The UPS guy made a number of visits to the shop and Lauren and I rejoiced at the surprises we found inside the boxes.  We received many new prints, but we also saw the return of some of our very favorites.  Take for example a large box of Heather Ross prints.  Some great West Hill, but also Gnomes from Lightning Bugs!  Oh how I missed the Gnomes! 

West Hill HorsesLightning Bugs Gnomes

Westminster also shipped us some Amy Butler designs.  We have a few coveted Lotus prints, and also a few Nigella (more on the way.)  Oh my, it is gorgeous! 

Amy Butler Temple GarlandAmy Butler Wood Fern

We received some of our very favorite encore Free Spirit prints.  We now have the peach colorway from Freshcut and a few of the very best Girlfriends designs. 

Lollipop FreshcutNuala Girlfriends

A supremely girly, extraordinarily pretty collection called Princess Butterfly arrived.  Let me tell you, my five-year-old princess could hardly contain herself!  (Apparently I’ll be making a Princess Butterfly wardrobe for her birthday;-)

Pink Roses Princess ButterflyPrincess Butterfly

Finally, have you seen our new handbag handles?  We ordered them in honor of Bag Month.  So fun!

U-shaped handlesD handles

Next week we’ll continue the Bag Month fun with another pattern review, a bag lining tutorial from Autum, a book review and a Flickr feature. 

So, on to Free Fabric Friday….We’ll give away a yard ($9.10 or less) to five people.  It has been awhile since we asked, so tell us about one of your favorite sewing resources on the web.  It could be a blog, a discussion board, a tutorial…Any comment here will put you in the pool from which we randomly select the winners on Monday.  Have a great weekend.  Get busy on those bags!