With a name like Millie P's, I had to ask the owner who the shop was named after. It turns out it's her mom, Millie Pearl, who was a sewer by necessity but did so with flair. The apple didn't fall far from the tree as the owner also has a flair for shop displays and fabric choices. I love the way these kits were packaged so sweetly in the see-through pink-lined bags.
Kits like this pocketbook cover in a retro kitchen print cater to convenience with fabric that the shop pre-quilted. Talk about a time saver!
I was delighted to find a fabulous selection of Riley Blake fabric—one of my favorite fabric manufacturers. It turns out one of the shop employees is a fellow pincushion fan who also designs pincushions, and she'd seen my Sitting Pretty chair pincushion on the Riley Blake website! What a small world. It was fun chatting with her and seeing her delightful designs.
The shop boasts patterns and pre-cuts galore to inspire the imagination. I saw many patterns that I'd never seen in other shops before.
For the garment sewer, there were cute aprons and kids clothes to stir the imagination.
With Halloween just around the corner when I visited, a festive array of not-too-spooky prints took center stage outside this charming cabin.
I took many other photos of this fun shop, but I'll let you discover it more fully for yourself someday! I'd highly recommend a visit. Tell them Kimber sent you! I know I will be returning when we go up to the Twin Cities again. To help whet your creative appetite, I'll close this post with a photo of some of my fun finds.