“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sneeky Peek

Things are moving along here at Mama Roux. My home line is slowly but surely coming together. I plan to do the big debut on Friday, Oct. 1. Until then, here is a peek at a few of the items that will be in the shop at the end of next week! I also will have matching window valances, table runners, quilts and pillows. I want to make it easy and affordable to redecorate your home with the seasons! Holiday accents will also make an appearance, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Join the Fun!

Fresh Poppy Design

I'm taking part in a few new activities this week! Should be lots of fun!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Folksy Flannels

I received this bundle of joy last week from Above All Fabric! I ordered it knowing that I would make a nice, big, comfy quilt for our family room. Winter is approaching after all!

Well, it's day six post-op for Eliza here at Mama Roux HQ. The vicodin is still being popped every four hours and Slurpees are still being fetched. She was not able to go to school today and most likely will not go tomorrow. Our goal is Wednesday, one week post-op, fingers crossed. No sewing has been done but lots of milkshakes and mashed potatoes have been whipped up and movies watched. Thank goodness for Jack (Little Muffin). He has made sure Eliza stays comforted by his love and warmth. Such a good doggie!

Gastro Hound is at it Again!

With his wry wit and clever assessment of the season's harvest, Gastro Hound offers a peek into his quirky, culinary world. Check it out!

Tapas plate and Mama Roux dish towels, a perfect pairing!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Away for the Day...

I will be away today, sitting and waiting while Baboo (daughter, Eliza) has her tonsils removed. I leave in my place a pretty image for which to gaze upon. Please send us your positive thoughts and energy. Now I must go don my Florence Nightingale uniform for my long day of duty!
- Ciao

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Few New Totes

This is a new shape for me, very angled and pointy. My daughter said the Paisley Pop Tote looked like a Dr Seuss bag, a little on the funky side. I can totally see it. Well, as Dr Seuss says "You're in pretty good shape, for the shape you are in". In the shop!

Friday addendum: Take a look at all of the beautiful creations over at Amy Lou Who's Sew and Tell and Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday. Some really gorgeous stuff, I'm telling ya!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Hello Roses Handbag

The Hello Roses Handbag. A kicky handbag with a single pleat in the front and the back. Created with Nicey Jane, Hope Valley and Ginger Blossom fabrics. Fresh and cool blues, grays, yellows and greens give this sweet handbag a nostalgic flair. Adorned with two bright aqua vintage buttons. Measures 14" x 11" with 10" inch straps (each strap is 20" overall). One interior pocket and a magnetic snap closure. Interfaced to add strength and durability. Fully lined, no raw edges. A roomy handbag for everyday use! In the shop!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bloom in Gray, Pleated Shoulder Tote

I just love the color gray, but you know, there just is not that much gray fabric out there. I recently found this Paula Prass Woodland Delight fabric on sale and bought all of the .65 yards they had left (I try to only buy fabric if it's under $5.00/yard). It was destined to sit in my fabric closet, too precious to use, only to be pulled out when I re-organize things. I started work on a new bag and I really wanted to do something a bit different. I had this yard of black velvet ribbon I bought a while ago and I really wanted to use it. I pulled out my coveted Kaffe Fassett Brokade Floral Verdigris and immediately held it next to the gray Woodland Delight...perfect-a-mundo! The black velvet ribbon topped it all off...a sultry tote was born!

Bloom in Gray, Pleated Shoulder Tote. Smokey gray roses front a background of creamy yellow and turquoise lace from Kaffe Fassett Brokade Floral Verdigris. Paula Prass's Woodland Delight fabrics add to the dramatic effect. Large and curvaceous measuring 15"x16" with 17" strap (length, 34" overall). One large interior pocket and a magnetic snap closure. Accented with an elegant black velvet ribbon. Interfaced to add strength and durability. Fully lined, no raw edges. A very stylish diaper bag, book bag, overnight bag, or for everyday use as a generous carry-all. In the Shop!

Once again it's time for Sew and Tell Friday. Check out all the fabulous creations at Amy's blog!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Out With The Old, In With The New!

Exciting things are happening at Mama Roux handmade. I am steering things in a new direction, heading for broader horizions! The workshop is in full throttle and I'm clearing out (CLEARANCE SALE, BABY!!) many items in my existing shop to make room for my new Fall creations...exciting!! Target date for the Fall debut is October 1, 2010, so stay tuned! Did I mention that I'm a little bit excited?

Some of the fabrics for my new Fall creations

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tumbled Rose Shoulder Tote

I love the combination of these two Amy Butler fabrics from different lines. I was excited to accent the tote with one of the vintage buttons from my recent trip to the Gold Country!

Tumbled Rose Shoulder Tote. Pleated tote created with Amy Butler's Love and Lotus fabrics. Large and curvaceous measuring 15"x16" with 17" strap (length, 34" overall). Two large pockets, one inside and one outside. Accented with a charming vintage button! Interfaced to add strength and durability. Fully lined, no raw edges. A very stylish bag for everyday use as a generous carry-all or diaper bag.

Amy Lou Who is hosting a fabulous Sew and Tell Challenge. The Amy Butler Extravanganza! Go take a peek!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Good Folks Dish Towels

Here I go again...more dishtowels. I just can't help myself. I LOVE dishtowels. Anyway, these are made with 100% Cotton Osnaburg and embellished with with Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks fabrics and a jaunty little ruffle. The folksy colors and design evokes a worldly festival of color and kindness. I'm sure I have mentioned my deep fondness for Osnaburg. I love it's natural, earthy quality. So strudy and absorbant, just what you want in a dish towel. The festive fabrics also make them pretty to look at so I'd say this is definitely a win/win situation...who's with me? In the shop!

Since it's Friday it's time for Sew and Tell with Amy Lou Who...hop on over and see what others have been up to this week. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Stay cool and happy!