Thursday, June 24, 2010

a bird on a limb

I just finished my Bird on a Limb pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap, and just in time! Tomorrow is the deadline. Phew!! The embroidery is my absolute favorite part, just LOVE how it turned out, with a simple clean look. When I saw the pattern on Etsy I knew it was perfect for my partner, and it was a lot of fun to stitch. The Joel Dewberry fabrics were perfect and looks as though they were made to go together! It's kind of funny as even my hubby is having a hard time giving this one up! :)

For shop news, I will be setting my shop on Vacation mode today till July, 6th. We are going to take some much needed family time. :)

Castle Peeps just arrived and Heather is giving away a fat quarter set from my shop in the Cardinal Red and Royal Blue collections. Make sure to stop by to enter! I'll be listing it in my shop once we re-open in July! So keep a watch out.

oh, isn't it just so cute!!

See ya soon!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

little red riding hood~ sweetly sitting on a spool!

Sweet Ariel did her magic again, and illustrated another amazingly adorable art piece for my soon to come website!! This time a Little Red Riding Hood, one of my all time favorite fairytale characters! This Little Red however, gets a little side tracked on her way to grandmothers house! She decides to take a break to do some sewing as she sits ever so sweetly on a vintage spool. She made sure to bring along some of her favorite red, aqua and pink fabrics that she had just purchased at Sew Deerly Loved, to make into a cute little project for her grandmother! :)

She will be available in my shop soon! Here she is on a white background. Hopefully she will be put on a pale pink background in the near future. :)

I think this will be a new favorite!! Can't wait to see it!! :)

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, June 21, 2010

and the winner is...

number 21

Elizabeth said...

I love it! Sooo cute!

I will be in contact with you soon, Elizabeth!! Thanks for all the sweet comments!! I loved hearing that so many LOVE the new fabrics!! Hope everyone has a spectacular Monday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

a yummy GIVAWAY!!

I just received my Sew Deerly Loved Spoonflower fabric, designed by my sweet friend Ariel!! It is the most adorable fabric!! I ended up doing 2 designs, one of the deers and hedgies in a row, and another with the sweet deers and hedgies with red and aqua polka dots!! And here comes the fun part!! I'm going to GIVEAWAY a fat quarter of each!! Also, they are both now available in my shop!

Deers and Hedgies in a mushroom field w/ red and aqua polka dots. I made this a little larger scale for easy fussy cutting. :)

Deer and Hedgie quilting in the forest! I love how this turned out!! Super cute!!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

tick tock, a pillow clock!!

Today I received the most amazing pillow, from sweet miss Nova, for The Pillow Talk Swap!! It is a spectacular work of art, and am soooo excited it is mine!! She did such a fantastic job with every detail. I had mentioned in my preferences that I love interactive piecing and that is exactly what she did!! THANKS so much for creating such a wonderful pillow that I would adore!!

Absolutely perfect in every way!! I love the gnome, and owl, and look at the wonderful detail with the stitching and buttons for the inside of the clock!!

Tick Tock, Tick Tock!! Even the back side has detail!!

All my wonderful, amazing, adorable, spectacular, and FABULOUS pillows I've received in swaps!!

My baby girl just turned 10. Double digits!! She is growing up too fast!! Slow down sweet one!!

For my daughters b-day we took her to a water park while visiting my sister. This is what my little guy was busy doing for part of the time! Funny huh? Playing playmobil at the water park!

Getting ready to list the Far Far Away II!! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

oh happy day!

Yesterday was such a wonderful day! Thanks you so much for all your sweet comments and uplifting words!! It really turned such a hard day into a wonderful evening. Then yesterday, first I received the yummy Heather Ross, Far Far Away 2! Yippee!!

They are soo gorgeous, each and everyone!! I will be listing them in my shop on Monday, but please feel free to contact me earlier and I'd be happy to set up a listing for you. Just trying to get caught up on all the Tufted Tweets. I have a few more fq bundles to list along with some odds and ends from the line and then it will be sold out. I've ordered more but it won't be till July or August till it arrives.

The aqua collection

The plum collection

The meadow collection

and lookie what Tasha made for me!! I was completely surprised, happy, excited and giddy to see these super cute hexies made just for me!! It really brightened my day!! THANKS, Tasha!!

Hope everyone is having a terrific Thursday! Now back to cutting more Tufted Tweets! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

today i cried... my mischievous little guy cut 5 of my hexies that were displayed so pretty!! i seriously was in tears, not kidding!

well i should be thankful after thinking about it. at least he didn't cut the whole stack! here is the pretty stack, that did get wadded up, but thank goodness for an iron. now they are back in their pretty little glory next to sarah's beautiful picture!

Hoping tomorrow will be a better day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

tufted tweets... Laurie Wisburn, has just arrived!! After waiting and anticipating the day has come!! They are even more amazing in person!! I just love the bright and cheery colors and they just scream MODERN!! They are available in my shop in half yard and fat quarter bundles, along with by the yard. Just getting them listed now. :)

Sorbet colorway

Grass colorway

Orchid colorway

Also, my FFA2 just shipped last Friday from California so it should be here this week too!! What an exciting week!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

more swappie goodness!

I finally am in the beginning stages of my Pillow Talk Swap pillow. Trying to figure out what would be the perfect pillow for my partner is always the hardest part. Once I finally pin down an idea then it usually is smooth sailin! :)

Also a new swap, The Scrappy Pin Cushion Swap. Here is a mosaic for my dear partner! No surprises in this one! :)

1. mushrooms, 2. Hedgehog pincushion, 3. My Abandoned Hexie Project, 4. for pretty Ane, 5. aqua and red buttons2, 6. Sew It Together name tag swap, 7. pink mushroom deer - pincushion, 8. Toadstool Cottage and Mushroom House #2, 9. Mushrooms coasters, 10. woodland animals, 11. Pink Toadstool Home Pincushion, 12. Little Red Riding Hood Doll, 13. Fofinho de ontem...

See ya next week!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I've been so inspired lately by the wonderful hexies all my online friends have been creating!! Like here, here and here! I finally took the leap and gave them a try!! It was especially fun because my SIL, Tasha and I got to learn together!! While the kiddos played and the hubbies chatted there we were piecing away!! Since we both LOVE red and aqua and cutsie prints we also had fun pulling from each others stashes. :)

We used this fabulous tutorial and pattern from my sweet friend, Amy! Thanks for making it soo easy to learn Amy! Also, if you'd like to see some of the most amazing hexagons make sure to visit this group, and this group, of Heather and I's.

My first hexie stack!! Doesn't it look so yummy!!

I'm thinking of making a simple wall hanging and adding some embroidery! What would you do?

and a few more I added to the stack while at my sons hockey practice. Yippee, something new to keep my hands busy while out.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!