Monday, October 31, 2011

Quilt Market 2011

Welllllll...I am a putz~ I forgot to take my camera to Quilt Market on Saturday
So there is a serious lack of pics-...Booooooo! 
I was running late and dashed out without it--by the time I realized it, the day was almost over--but the bright side is that I did manage to take a couple of pics with my cell phone camera!
This will be a good way to give you an idea of what the booths are like as an inside peek!
You all know that I adore Micheal Miller fabric...(as well as you!) Here is a pic of what their booth looked like this year:

Michael Miller's booth at Market is usually quite a Grand Affair~ while still nice, it wasn't as "spectacular" as I've seen it at past Markets.  So to give you an idea, there are a kazillion booths at Market--from fabric companies, magazines, notions, sewing machines et all...
Like I told you previously, it is really all very overwhelming--there is so much to see & absorb!  All these companies are there to show shop owners their newest, latest & greatest products.  There is really no way to see everything.  You really have to pick and choose and have a plan or you will be soooooo at a loss (lesson learned from the 1st year I went)
So, I did have a pretty precise plan... (yay!) but part of it was taking more pics for you guys for the blog here--LOL-- so you can see how well THAT plan worked out.
Michael Miller has a TON of new fabby that was debuted at is one of the new lines from Pillow and Maxfield for Michael Miller:

I'm sure some of you are familiar with Pillow and Maxfield...their previous line had "Gypsy Paisley" and "Kaleidoscope" in it~ we carry both prints in the shop.  This new line is just as pretty and vibrant as their previous line...I ordered a few prints from it, including the one on the bottom right (with the turquoise background)  It is sooooooooo gorgeous!!!
One of the prints I am most excited about from Michael Miller is this one...(cause it was my idea!!!) check it out:

Yeppers, ya'll~ it is Groovy Guitar in Bloom!  YIPPEE!!!  I love both the Zoology and Groovy Guitar prints from Michael Miller...but all the colorways were more geared for boys--which is surprising because most industry prints are for girls!  So through a little fabric buddy birdie at Michael Miller, I got the idea into the Design Team's head for a Pink Zoology--(which came out as Bloom Zoology at Spring Market last year) and a Pink Groovy Guitar--which you see above & will be coming very soon!  *TAAA--DAA*  I am thrilled and I'm sure you all will be too when it gets here!

We're adding on 2 new manufacturer's prints this year...Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Timeless Treasures Fabrics.  Here's a peek at the entrance to Robert Kaufman's booth:

Now brace yourself...I ordered a TON of prints from Robert Kaufman...a lot of Anne Kelle and some other fabulous prints.  I actually think I ordered more from Robert Kaufman than I did from Michael Miller (I know, shocking--right?!?)  This was based not only on the fact that I've been eyeing quite a few of their prints for the shop, but also based on quite a few requests from fellow Hypernoodle's to carry some of them.

Then I was off to Timeless Treasures Fabrics.  They have some of the best novelty prints in the business~and lots of super cute/modern/fresh & current other prints.  Here is a sneak peek at 2 of their new lines:

A few of these in the pic above are coming to Hypernoodle Fabrics verrrry soon! ☺

Then it was off to Westminster/Free Spirit Fabrics--here's the entrance to their booth:
Ty Pennington has a new line from Westminster and we've got some of those prints on order too!
Here's a pic of the Bernina Booth:

I like Bernina's--do any of you have one? 
But I actually ended up getting a Janome Professional Machine at Market~lol...It won me had ALL the features I was looking for so I impulse bought it--but it was an awesome impulse buy--I stayed up alllllll night Saturday night setting it up and it sews like a DREAM!♥

So unfortunately, that is all the pics I have  :(
So sorry, ya'll~I know, I'm a putz~ I promise I'll do a better job at the next Quilt Market on the pics for you all!  It was still fun giving you this mini inside peek!

I'll be loading up all the new fabrics into the "COMING SOON" section of the website over the next few weeks as pics become available.  You've got a multitude of choices of new fabrics so be sure to check the website often to see all of the fabulous new prints that are going to be arriving next month and December!  I'll post a reminder here on the blog & on the Hypernoodle Facebook page to let you all know when stuff is added to the COMING SOON section so you can start making your lists!
Happy Sewing!
Michelle ☺

Friday, October 28, 2011

Facebook, ya'll!!

Ok, ok...I caved...
After what seems like a half zillion requests...
Hypernoodle now has a Facebook page

Search for HYPERNOODLE on Facebook and "Like" us there
I'll get a like button and link up here on the blog and website as soon as I can!
Head over now and "LIKE" the Hypernoodle Facebook page!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

NEW Fabby on the website!!

2 new Amy Butler prints added onto the website--check them out!

Instroducing: Midnight (TOP) and Blush (BOTTOM)
Both are from Amy Butler's new line called "LARK"
I'm shocked these came so quickly!  I thought they wouldn't be out until December like the rest of the new Fall lines, so you can imagine my (pleasant) surprise when the UPS dude showed up with this box from Westminster Fabrics!  Yippee!
It is reeeeaaally pretty and even more so in person!  Make sure to check out the Duos of both I made in the "Duos and Trios" section of the website! ☺

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Almost time for Quilt Market!

For those of you who don't know, Quilt Market (in a nutshell) is a Trade Show for Fabric Shop Owners to see the latest and greatest of the Industry.  New fabric lines make their debut along with machines, notions, patterns and the likes.

International Quilt Market happens twice a year, in the Fall and Spring~ I am lucky enough that the one in the Fall always takes place in my backyard, Houston TX.  It is a 3 day non-stop, jam packed, overwhelming days of trying to absorb all of the things the Industry has to offer for the upcoming season.  It is seriously like being a kid in a candy store.  The 1st time I went 7 years ago, I went into sensory overload!  There is just sooooo much to see and not enough time to see it! 

International Quilt MARKET is a Trade show for vendors only~the general public cannot attend~so you have to be a shop owner or a press agent to obtain entrance.  BUT International Quilt FESTIVAL which is held the week after Quilt Market is a show that everyone can get into!  Quilt FESTIVAL is a show where shop owners have booths and the general public comes to enjoy shops from around the world!

Soooooooo...I'll be going to Quilt Market next weekend and I'm going to give you all a look inside the Quilt Market world!  You'll get sneak peeks of some of the new fabric lines BEFORE they come out in December and get to see the utter massive-ness of Quilt Market in progress!

That being said...there are always a TON (I mean a TON, people) of new fabric lines that come out.  We are going to be adding at least 2 (if not more) new Manufacturers to our line up of the Fabric Companies whose lines we carry.  It is definitely out with the old an in with the new! 

In order to be progressive and move forward, we've got to clear out bolts and make room for the the new stuff.  There are always certain bolts of fabric that we will carry---what we consider the "classics" (one of them is Carnival Bloom from Michael Miller.  This print has been going long and strong for as long as long as I can remember!)  But there are several prints that will be "Going Away" so to speak--so if you have been tinkering with getting a bit of something...SNATCH IT UP!  There are no guarantees that it will be around!  And this is not just here at Hypernoodle Fabrics--when new lines of prints come out, the manufacturers obviously retire and/or discontinue prints to make way for the new lines.  The manufacturers (Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Westminster--etc) only keep printing the fabrics that have met a criteria for their sales projections...and most of them fall short and will be going away.  I know from experience--  I learned the hard way that just because I love a fabric and my customers love a fabric, does not mean that it will continue to be printed by the manufacturer (HELLO- ORCHID ROUND ABOUT!--Ugh!)

So the GOOD news is there is a BOATLOAD of new stuff coming your way to choose from!
The BAD news is that some things available now, will likely not be around much longer! 
So be sure to snag the ones that are available now that you like--if you blink, they may be gone for good!

So in addition to getting an inside view into Quilt Market, we will be having an extravaganza sale coming in November~ and it will be MASSIVE!!!  Score!!
Stay tuned here on the blog for details next month...

Happy Sewing! Michelle

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Look What I Made! Volume 6

Goodness!!  I have been a busy, busy bee! ~
Check out some of the stuff I've finished:

The cupcake Ipad case didn't last long in my Etsy Handmade shop~ someone swooped in up shortly after I listed it!  It was made on a whim because my "Hypernoodle" got the idea that one of my Ipad cases with a cupckae on it would be cute....and it is soooooo cute~I'm definitely going to make some more!

The top picture is a Halloween Wall Sign~I pieced together 2 fabrics, cut out the letters and stitched them on soft n' fuzzy fleece, then stitched it too the sign.  I also used ribbon to hand-make a custom bow for it and I love the results!  I originally made this sign to go in my house~ LOL--but I had to make another one for my Handmade shop, it is just adorable!  Then, I ended up making one for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!  You can check them out in my Etsy Handmade shop (click the link on the right side bar for quick access!)

And the 2nd picture is of my newest purse design.  I am really extra, super proud of this design-I think it is one of the best purses I've ever made!  I made a few all in different can check them out also in my Etsy Handmade shop!

With the Holidays quickly approaching, I have lots of other stuff in the works~whether or not I'll get them all finished is another story!  There will be another Give-Away within your reach and I'm working on a tutorial for the blog's coming along~but there is a lot of work in a tutorial to make sure you are covering all the bases! 
Quilt Market is also coming in a week and 1/2 (post on this coming soon!)  and I have a gazillion things I need to do before Quilt Market....ARRRGGHHHH!  LOL!  ***Breathe*** lol... in all reality, I'm used to this by now~and I love it all--It's all in the Life and Times of your favorite Hypernoodle! ☺

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New fabby is here!

We've got Giraffes, Monsters and Flowers ~ all brand new in the fabric shop!
Check them out (and their fantastic Duo/Trio counterparts!) on the website...

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