Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Inch by inch row by row Gonna make this garden grow

Well, I don't know about all you folks out there....but I have been digging in the dirt and am so inspired with creating life in my gardens.... flowers, and veggies!

So, what could be more perfect than a garden dress....New bodice style, with wider straps, flattering cut, and yards an yards of eyelet lace fabric for the bottom tier!!! Coming soon to!!

Loads of sundresses in the making...hemp gauchos and summer tops!! Check them out soon!!

ps...I used my favorite John Denver Garden Song lyrics for this post, but I was tempted to use

Friday, April 10, 2009

Papa's got a brand new bag....

...Or at least mama should! And oh, what cute little bags I have stitched up for you!!! Now available on More to come soon....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Devil with a Blue Dress on...

Lord have mercy!! Lovely Blue Rayon batiks have taken over my studio...and some lucky lady is gonna be smokin' hot in one of these little lovelies this summer!!

Coming soon on etsy!!

In the works....impressionistic art dresses!!! Wild flower dress...amazing new hemp bag designs...'s to Spring!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Under the Cherry Moon...

Loverly little hemp hoodie top with flower appliques in pretty spring girlie colors!! I am finishing up the final touches today!!
Hemp Jersey Sweetness!! New Tiered Day Dress in blues...with clam shell buttons and mother of pearl nugget! Look for it on ebay later today!!

My love of these Indonesian Rayon Batiks is moving right into the weird zone! This little lovely is available now on ebay...user id coffeejill (of course!) The skirt features amazing Bamboo Twill hand dyed by the lovely Marlena of out her work! It rocks!

More Rayon Batiks coming...They flow so sweetly...hang and drape so nicely! They are very expensive, but my favorite quilt shop here in town it consolidating and have them discounted...I am buying up as much as I can afford!

Little shout out to Justine of

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Under the Table and Dreaming...

Well, I am F I N A L L Y back to stitching up some lovelies! For anyone just now stumbling upon my little cyber-ramblings...welcome to the party!

2009...a new year, and hopefully a new chapter in my little Bean Queen Rags! I plan to use this blog to show works in progress and maybe map the creative arc of my work...and share inspiration, perspiration, and occasionally frustration! (all the -ations present and accounted for!)

The little lovely to your left is part of a new wrap dress, now available at featuring amazing hand dyed hemp muslin, Indonesian rayon batiks, and the aum applique cut from bamboo twill. Sweet as peaches...comfy and versatile!

More Indonesian batiks...these gorgeous blues and greens featuring a subtley "hidden" fertility goddess...Clam shell buttons...swishy and sweet...pretty enough for work or play!

Check back soon...more coming as fast as I can stitch 'em up!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What a long strange trip it's been...

Hasta la vista 2008! See ya, wouldn't wanta be ya... ew what a gross year it was!

Now on to 2009...I have never liked the "resolution"thing, but I am a great goal setter. So, here are my goals for 2009:

1. Learn to make cheese--fresh mozzarella!
2. Keep this blog updated...with bold and brash musings about my current creative ventures!
3. New floors in my dining room and kitchen...with new cupboards!
4. Grow my little businesses by 25%
5. Bake more bread!
6. Get Tyler into that amazing program REACH at the U of I.
7. Take the advice of the amazing Katherine Hepburn...Never complain, and never explain. (toughie!!)
8. Use up all of my hemp fabric stash with wonderful creations!!
9. Make MYSELF a new hemp outfit!
10. Learn to use my knitting machine!!
11. Learn to play "Junk" by Paul McCartney, and "Morning has Broken" by Cat Stevens on the guitar.

That's a good list for starters!! Happy New Year to any one stumbling across my little blogdom.

Cheers!! Here's to good coffee, good friends, and no jams in your stitchin' machine!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beware of Darkness

Isn't it a pity
Now, isn't it a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity

--George Harrison