Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Week and an update on stuff

It's me. I am back to my blog today.
I always think there will be enough time in the day to blog about this or that 
and I end up just putting it on instagram.
I know - lame.

Today I decided - I will blog!
Let me bring you up to speed on stuff.
I have been making some secret -ish projects lately. 
The above fabric pull is what I used for one of them.
Grey is not my go to color, in fact I had few grey fabrics and have been really trying to stash more.
Grey and navy actually.

This fabric is the newest line from Studio E. I am completely smitten with it because of the sewing text prints, laundry symbol prints, sewing notions and the fact that they are low volume and there are greys! I just killed 2 birds with one stone.
I have it listed on my etsy site and it's been quite popular.
Speaking of etsy....
It's Thanksgiving and there is SOOOO much to be thankful for....
 I am running a Black Friday week.
There is 25-35% off everything in my etsy store including pre-orders.
I am still taking pre-orders for Paperie which will arrive on 11/30/15 and ship that day or the next.
I am taking orders for Lori Holt's Calico Days and Bloom quilt along kits, all on sale this week.
In addition to that, the newest moda sample spree fabric is coming and pre-orders are available - although they are selling fast. Again, WAY faster than I thought.

These are images from Instagram posts.
Our cat Porkchop is enamored with fabric and small places to sit. 

This is both of my cats in a rare photo when they are close but not having a battle royale.

And lastly....I drank the kool-aid. I bought My Small World and Bring me Flowers by Jen Kingwell.
I bought them, I have no idea when I think I will have time to make them...but they are beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving in case I forget to post tomorrow. 
I have 11 family members from out of town coming and staying until Sunday....
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Cozy Calendar Celebration!

As you may know, Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has a new calendar for 2016.

The fat quarter shop is hosting a blog 'tour' of little cottage quilts
 and pillows made from the calico cottage pattern found in the calendar.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors that Lori uses in all her quilts.
They are happy fabrics. I possess hundreds of 'happy' fabrics.
there's always a but, I wanted to make a cottage that reflects the color palette of my home. My husband likes dark wood, taupe and so forth, hence the main colors of my walls and wood work.
Granted there is some off white trim however, the main theme is more green taupe brown.
That is the inspiration I used for my fabric pull.

 I began sewing my cottage at the Thimble and Threads retreat in Draper, Utah last weekend.
It was technically a Farmgirl Vintage Retreat but Thimble and Threads, to our surprise, gave each of us our own calendar to use during our open sewing evening on Friday night.

This is Lori and I. 
I have met Lori at quilt market
 but it was fun to hang out and just sew at the retreat.

There are a few of her quilts.

Okay back to my cottage.....

Here it is in progress....

I wanted to make the pillow from the 8" block so that we can use it on our dark brown leather couch...yes... dark brown.

The block went together a whole lot easier than I imagined. Seams fit perfectly.
I actually want to try the 4" size now - well in brighter happier colors.

You can find the calendars on sale on the Fat Quarter Shop site.
Here are some of the inside images of the calendar.
So pretty.

So my pillow isn't finished yet. 
Which is actually a story for a WHOLE other blog post.

Thanks for reading today!

p.s. 20% off my entire etsy site including pre-orders through November 18, 2015