Friday, May 27, 2011
Not because it's organic- although that's an added bonus.
But you see, I have had this project I've wanted to do for several years and when I walked by this booth at market it was like fate brought two things together that might not have otherwise met. Ok, I'm making it sound a little too mushy. But really, it's that exciting for me.
And....I'm a little lucky cuz I got a few pieces to start playing with already.
I'm just trying to be good and finish a few things before I start cutting.
But I gaze longingly at it on a daily basis. :o)
Don't worry, I'll show you on Monday!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Well you haven't seen THIS video!
The Michael Miller team definately knows how to party! I am still pinching myself that I get to work with such fun and fabulous people.
Ok, now go watch. :o)
Monday, May 23, 2011
I am VERY pleased with the way it turned out. Especially since I have become quite impatient. (I was going to crop the pic down more, but when I saw the toe of my shoe I thought I'd leave it. Made me smile!)I layered an 80/20 batting with a poly batting on top for some loft. I kinda got the feel I was going for. The flowers definately have a little more dimension than otherwise.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
My kids have had it out playing games on it ever since Grandma and Grandpa were visiting. My daughter was picking at the top and of course I scolded her and told her not to pick anymore. Then I got an idea.
"Paris, want to go to Corn Wagon?" (it's one of her favorite places to go- seriously)
I picked up some Amy Butler laminated fabric and set to work. Only a couple hours later and I had this:
It only took that long because I had to wait for the spray paint to dry. I didn't even have to buy any- I had some that matched already!
All that old table needed was a little "LOVE"
Friday, May 20, 2011
I LOVE this gal!!!!
Her quilts are nothing short of AMAZING.
I am in awe of her skill....and the majority of it is raw edge applique! (she did comfess that on accoassino she has done a bit of needle-turn.)
Oh how I would love to go to Australia and take one of her classes.
This one caught my eye at market and I couldn't stop thinking about it.
And she had this one in a frame that she made for her daughter with all of her classmates names on the leaves for end of the year. *heart!*
Although I've thought about it a million times I've never purchased a pattern. I fear that it will end up with so many others in that never-gonna-do-it pile.
But this time it's different. I am DETERMINED to do one. I'm starting out small.
I went here to get a free download and started reading and re-reading her steps. It's really pretty straight forward. However, the trick to making the finished product look so wonderful is her quilting technique of going around each shape a couple of times. That is one steady hand!
I'm going to practice, practice, practice on this little pillow and then I will attempt the TREE! :o)
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I'm slowly getting back into my routine since market. It is crazy what a few days can do to a person. I think my body is rebelling against me because I am just barely starting to feel "normal" (I use the term loosley) again.
So it's raining. My husband is out of the state on a business trip. My sweet baby girl had Kindergarten graduation today but was up all night with a stomach bug. And my oldest child is sick too with who-knows-what.
I've been in my jammies all day, sitting at the computer eating Spitz Smoky BBQ sunflower seeds (YUM!)
I have a couple more orders to ship out first thing tomorrow and then I can get started on what I really want to be doing- SEWING with all the fun goodies at got a Sample Spree! :O)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
WOW! 237 comments. That's a record for me for sure. Thanks for all the love people. I'm sorry I only have one bundle to give away- I wish I could send a snippet for each of you. But the good news is- Going Coastal is shipping in July so you don't have to wait too long before you can get it for yourself. :o)
Thanks to our friends at Random.org for choosing a winner for me:
I counted all the way through these wonderful comments. You guys are so sweet. The winner is CATHY from COW BAY, CANADA (Cathy, shoot me an email so I can get this sent to you ASAP!)
I'm hoping to do another giveaway if I get some more fabric. But you know, with the quilts and decorations I had to make, my designer cuts didn't last too long.
After my post yesterday about pictures with ME in them looking like deformed creatures, I got a sweet email with a picture of ME in it! THANKS! I thought I would post it so you could see the finished booth, my ribbon and plaque (in the center), and ME in my nautical looking clothes. OK, maybe not nautical, but I did match the booth. :o)
Ok. That's all I can post for now. I need to go fill some orders.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Did you hear the exciting news!? My booth won 1st place for single booth! You don't even know how excited I was. So excited that when looking through all the pictures there wasn't a decent one I could post because they all had me looking like some deformed creature.
I was very fortunate to have my Dad's help with all of the little vignette's around the booth.
There's a secret behind the design of those bouys- but I'm not telling
Another sweet girl, Amy, from Kati Cupcake let me take a pic of her booth. (Why is she not in it!?) She is AWESOME and has some of the cutest bag patterns out there.
*I'm announcing the winner of the fat quarter pack.....TOMORROW! (sorry!)
Saturday, May 14, 2011
But no biggie, I'm having SO. MUCH. FUN!
I don't have my camera close or I would post a couple pix. And really, my brain is so foggy I'm not sure why I even started this post or what it was I wanted to tell you.
I'm just checking in.
I wanted to say THANKS for stopping by to see me.
Don't forget to leave a comment on the previous post for your chance to win THIS!
Ok. See you Monday with LOTS of pix and a recap of Market from a Crazy Old Ladies' point of view.
Monday, May 9, 2011
International Quilt Market is THIS WEEK!
Things around here are nothing less than hectic.
As I was putting the finishing touches on one of the many projects for my booth I had a thought....
When was the last time I had a giveaway? And what better time for a giveaway than now?
So....are you dying to get your grubby little hands on some 'Going Coastal'?
I have a fat quarter bundle (tied with rope!) of every print in the line. And because a fat quarter was just not enough, I put a 1/2 yard each of the Bottle Cap print and the Patchwork Plaid print.
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me WHY you LOVE this line!? (sorry, I just can't hear enough of it right now!)
I'll pick a winner next monday....after Market.
Good luck to you!
Friday, May 6, 2011
You all know just how excited I have been about this- and now I get to show you why!
When I first had the idea for 'Going Coastal' I knew I wanted something that would speak to anyone on any coast. We've all seen nautical or beach-themed fabric before, but I wanted mine to be different. I wanted it to be both. I had a vision for a little more sophistication, yet fun and playful. And so I present: GOING COASTAL
It all started with that crab! Last year while I was going through my Radioactive-Iodine treatment for Thyroid cancer I had to be in complete isolation for 10 days. I set up camp in my bedroom with my laptop, a few DVD's, a stack of mag's, and some drawing paper. I was flipping through magazines and I saw a picture of a throw pillow with a huge crab on it. I was in love with that crab. I thought, I wonder if there's a quilting fabric with a crab on it and so I started seaching. But non of them had the feel that I was going for. So I started sketching what I would want to find. All of a sudden my mind started racing with ideas....
'Crab Walk' started a whole process but I didn't think he could carry the line on his own. I wanted the novelty of the crab print, but I also wanted to include other prints that would ground him.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I know I'm not the only one..... :o)
I'm so sorry about my absent blogging. I'm hoping to blog again soon about "Going Coastal" and all the individual prints. Let's hope I can do that BEFORE market!
And hey, if any of you out there are planning on going to SLC for market be sure to stop by booth #424
and see me- I'd LOVE to meet you!
Ok, I need to go paint and stuff and sew and sand some more