I went to Ben Franklin today (with all 4 kids after they were tired from playing at the park for about an hour) to see if I could find a cute fabric for the baby life quilt. And to my surprise they had quite a bit of the "Make Life" by Sweetwater fabric. That is what Vanessa over at V & Co. used. I loved it in the pictures and I love it in person. And I was lucky enough to have a Michael's 40% off coupon on me so I got 40% off the 1 1/4 yards I needed for the background fabric. Now I am all inspired to get busy. Yay! Sadly I have a few other projects in the works (like 4 costumes for my church's Savior of the World performance, a quilt that I was silly enough to think I would just quilt by hand real quick, and did I mention we have a newly built house, so we are putting in the yard right now). But I am still excited and think I might try to get those costumes done today so I can work on this.
OK so did you know that a lot of craft/fabric stores will take other stores coupons. I would suggest asking next time you are checking out at your local craft store and just seeing what their policy is. After all it doesn't hurt to ask and who doesn't love saving 40%, especially on nice fabric.