Thursday, August 4, 2011

Orange Crush

I find it appropriate that the first orange-y thing to show is from Marmalade Fabrics. I could tell you that my favorite reason to shop at Marmalade Fabrics is because of the name. Yes, it IS a yummy name and definitely makes me think of something orange. But actually my favorite reason to shop there is the extremely awesome customer service from Tammy. She always encloses the nicest note, along with a pretty package of fabric all wrapped up with some ribbon and a cool label.
Let's open it up and see what's inside.
Kona cotton in orange, along with Robert Kaufman Metro Living in orange, and grey--which is currently my favorite neutral. It really does go with anything.

Hmmm. Let's see what else arrived at our house last week while we were gone.
My fabulous orange seam ripper, just in case I need to un-sew some of this orange-y fabric. Next we have a cream and sugar set for my beloved Fiestaware (the only set we had was definitely Christmas-y). That weird looking orange and white item is called a "prep n' pop vegetable helper"--it's designed to stick into some fruit or vegetable you are peeling when you don't want to get too close to your fingers and risk peeling them too. When we were at the local home show a couple of months ago, we got a great vegetable peeler, but it is vicious. Freaks me out. "Prep 'n pop" to the rescue. We may have ordered a couple extras as gifts. And they may or may not be orange as well.

And finally, two of my favorite prints from the new Children at Play line by Sarah Jane, purchased here.

Last week I took a picture of this kleenex box. Such a great combination of colors for a future quilt: green, two shades of grey, a touch of brown. And, oh yes. Orange.


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Carla said... #

Ooooo...another kleenex box quilt!
Not only does Tammy give great service, she is just a wonderful in person....come to KC and meet her, why don't you!!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

I love marmalade too. Love how many solids they have! I need one of those seam rippers - lol

Sara said... #

Prep n Pop what will they think of next!

Sarah Jane fabric is the cutest:) Love her boy line!

They are making those Kleenex boxes so darn enticing these days. As I was writing this I looked up and saw my pretty colorful box sitting on the mantle;) hmmmmmmm......

Did you check out my giveaway?

Kris said... #

Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!! I love Kona cottons!!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Ask me a month ago if I liked Orange, I would have said 'No' without a second thought, but something has happened and now I think I love it!

JHNickodemus said... #

Too funny! I toon pictures tof tissues yesterday too!

Amy Friend said... #

What a nice selection of orange yumminess. I have definitely come to like orange. I was an orange hater until about 6 months ago! I just placed an order with Tammy and was thrilled.

Jennifer said... #

What fun things to come home to! One of those seam rippers will be one of my next splurges...

Jennifer :)

Needled Mom said... #

Loving all the pretty orange!!!!

Terriaw said... #

Crushing on your Marmalade Fabrics AND orange goodies!

Poppyprint said... #

I totally dig your fabric purchase!!! I just bought the paper hats prints from the Sarah Jane line.

Mama Pea said... #

Love your orangey stuff! My seam ripper is still "on order." That kleenex box is really good inspiration!