a wise man once said…’patience is a virtue” and you, my friends, have been so very patient with me. after much teasing on my part, i am super excited to let you know that the socks have landed in my online shop! the weather is getting cooler and the holiday gift giving season is right around the corner so there’s really only one thing you need to do right now. ready? set? go… shopping!!!
this one is for my fellow sewers out there. i would like to make you aware of a new section on my fabric website (www.jaymccarrollfabric.com) that will feature projects that you create using my fabric called CENTER CITY PROJECTS! i feel like i am always scouring various sources to find the best projects that people create with my fabrics and i always feel like i might be missing something really special. so, i thought that being able to share them all in one place would be really awesome. i wouldn’t have to troll around the internets google searching myself and you would get to share your amazing projects with the world. its like a virtual gallery for all things jay mccarroll CENTER CITY fabric related. sounds fun right?
feel free to share your projects in all of their various states from quilt blocks to full size quilts, from accessories to apparel, from beginning ideas to fully finished and anything in between.
i have a few new happenings that i must share with you….
the day has finally come! tomorrow marks the public debut of my new line of socks and not only that, but you can actually buy them! you know, like pick them up and look at them and touch them and take them home and wear them and admire them and be the envy of all of your friends…or…if you are a nice person you will buy your friends some and share the love. i’m so darn excited! i really am in love with these socks and i know you will be too! and…it couldn’t be better timing as autumn is definitely swirling around in the air with it’s chilly winds and crunchy leaves flying about. it’s even snowing in some parts of the US today. eek!
where can you get these socks you ask? well, tomorrow i will be selling them and all of my other apparel and accessories at the haddonfield fall festival and craft show in downtown haddonfield new jersey from 10am to 5pm. i will be located in booth #43. so come on out and see me and enjoy all of the fall festivities at this fabulous show! ps: a little birdy told me that the weather will be superbly autumn-ey tomorrow so there better be hot apple cider somewhere!
can’t make it to the show tomorrow? no worries my friends. the socks will be available on my website in my online shop at some point later next week so be sure to check back in then. i’m sure i will be blog-reminding y’all as well.
i wanted to let you know about my involvement in a fabulous animal welfare campaign to fight to save 12 endangered animals. it’s called “12 in 12 for 12” and it’s an animal welfare campaign being led by a true animal activist named gabby wild. each month for 12 months gabby will be wearing a look designed by a fashion designer that is specifically inspired by one of 12 endangered animals. i have designed a look for the month of october inspired by the kakapo parrot. i chose this animal because i really identified with it. its colorful and overweight and can’t fly. sounds about right huh? haha!
to learn more about the 12 animals featured in this campaign click HERE
to learn more about the tremendous work of gabby wild and her foundation click HERE
additionally, i will be donating 10% of all sales in my online store for the month of october to the kakapo recovery program. so…take a look around the shop and help save the life of a beautiful creature with your purchase!