Wednesday, July 28, 2010

giveaway~ christmas in july!!

i'm sooo excited, i received my long awaited holiday happy from lecien, designed my the very sweet monica of happy zombie!! it is even cuter in person!! can't wait to start making some christmas lovelies with this adorable fabric!! if anyone one wants to swap for some if this cute fabric for a few handmade items let me know!! ;)

i'd LOVE to giveaway a fat quarter of each of the 3 color stories i ordered!! with it still being july, i thought it was the perfect time!!

the oh, so cute gnoma clause!!

here's my little guy with the one he got when we visited lecien last month!! he still LOVES it!!

would you like to win? you can have multiple chances by doing any of the following~
  1. leave a comment on this blog post
  2. link to this post on your blog (please feel free to use the photos from this post!) and then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  3. follow my blog and then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  4. have commented on my blog in the last month
  5. follow me on twitter and then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.


    If you do 2,3, 4 or 5 please make a separate comment on this post for each letting me know what you have done so as the comments are your entries. So if you do all five you need to leave 5 comments.

    The giveaway ends Saturday, July 31st, which I will announce the winner soon after!
Good Luck!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

tuesday talk!!

on a whim we took a little sunday drive to the coast, and made a little stop in forks. it was a blast to drive around the small little town and go into the little shops dedicated to twilight. we ended up staying the the night in forks, and went to la push a couple times for lots of beach time! :)

while driving i was able to work on my hexies for the {handsome} hexies - the swap. heather and i started round 2 up last week and will end on the 2nd of august to make a short round. i just have a few more to make, and then they will be off to my partner!

yesterday heather and i started sigh-ups for the {urban} home goods - a modern swap! if you haven't taken a peek at the photo stream you must take a lookie loo!! the amount of creative talent that is in our group is astonishing!! i can't wait to see what sprouts this round!! i know it will be amazing!!

my mosaic of favorites!

1. living room, 2. Hoop Up inspiration, 3. Red Riding Hood, 4. Interactive project stage 10/10, 5. 'on the line' for ginny, 6. cushion by taj, 7. DSC_0016.JPG, 8. Little magnets, 9. mushrooms, 10. sewing machine cover front, 11. House pillow, 12. Sewing Machine Cover, 13. Tomte cushion, 14. tote detail, 15. Lost, 16. Pillow swap front

hope you are having a terrific tuesday!! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

jack and jill~ embroidery!

i'm so excited i finally finished my jack and jill embroidery that i'd been working on for quite some time! marianne created the pattern, by slightly changing the adorable hansel and gretal pattern from doe-c-doe, to this super cute jack and jill. the moment i saw it, i fell in LOVE with it. when i asked if she minded if i stitched one up too she was so sweet and sent me the pattern! THANKS so much marianne!! now to decide how i want to use it?? hang it in a hoop, make it into a simple quilt like this or this, or maybe a cute pillow like this? what do you think?

and lookie what just arrived in my mailbox!! this super cute mini pincushion from the ever so famous susan, aka chickenfoot!! isn't it just the cutest!! the adorable little mushroom also came in the package!! THANKS so much, susan!! i LOVE them both!!

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

more yumminess!!

this last week i've added a couple new special touches to my home in red and aqua. i had a few packages waiting for me when i got back and let me tell you my friends are super talented!! first this cute little quilted bib i got from nettie, with the sweetest hexies!! i had just found the little kerchief girl hanger on ebay so the bib was the perfect piece to hang from it!!

nanacompany and i did a trade for some fabrics for these absolutely A D O R A B L E placemats!! every time i open a package from the sweet amy, it is like christmas!! the detail absolutely takes my breath away!! THANKS so much for asking to trade again!! amy is now working on an interactive wall quilt for me and i can't wait!!

peeking out a window in the morning to see some sweet birdies, and a cute little gnome home!!

an absolutely perfect apple placemat with a sweet patchwork border!!

hope you are having a terrific tuesday!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

a pretty little pincushion!

yesterday i worked on a sweet little pincushion for my partner for the scrappy pincushion swap. she asked for something cute, and first thing to come to mind was the new japanese hokuou, and flower sugar collection that i just picked up from lecien. hope my little pincushion has enough cuteness!! i sure think so. :)

See ya next week!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

scattered hexies

while on vacation i was hexing when ever i had a moment. in the car, while watching a movie, or just lazing around. i've started making them into little grandmother flowers for a scattered hexie quilt. when i saw ashley's star quilt, i immediately put it on my list of to-do's. and how perfect with hexies!

and yep, no shocker here, as they are in red and aqua! just couldn't help myself. :)

how i travel, with a cute little suitcase!!

my first hexie flower!

i used 1 1/4 size hexies, and for stitching them together i used the whip stitch. for the whip stitch i sewed them really close together and found the stitches didn't show through for the most part.

i still need to stitch this cute one together! do you recognize some of them?? they were from tasha, who made them after my little guy cut some of my hexies; blogged here!! :)

if you are in the hexie mood, heather and i are having sign ups for the {handsome} hexies - the swap! sign-ups are open till sunday the 18th.

Monday, July 12, 2010

at trip to california

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my pillow for The Pillow Talk Swap!! They were all so uplifting!!

It feels as though I've been away from all my dear friends forever!! I just got back late Friday evening from California, and I have to say, I L O V E sunny California!! We had such a fun filled vacation, and even got a little business in, by stopping by Lecien and meeting all the wonderful staff there. And yep, I got to pick up some lovely fabric!!

Here are a few highlights from our trip~

Camping in the Redwoods!

a little nature walk!

a day at the coast!

fun in the river!

visiting san fransisco!

an afternoon at lecien! I was able to meet katie the sales rep, and pick out lots of fabric! oh, it was such fun!!

everyone was sooo sweet and even gave my little guy this sweet little christmas gnomie from the holiday happy collection (will be in my shop by the end of the month) by the very sweet monica! he was sooo excited! can you tell? i think i was just as excited. :)

here is what I picked up~ some of the flower sugar!

a plethora of polka dots!

i even scored a little bit of all the carmel town to make some fat quarter bundles!! love, love LOVE!!

mmmm!! look at all those strawberries!

the cutest little prints from the hokuou collection, also for some fat quarter sets!

a minny muu sushi roll, and a couple fat quarter bundles of color basics!

Hope everyone has a magical Monday!