Wednesday, December 23, 2009

munki munki sampler pack

A customer asked me to put together some smaller cuts of the Munki Munki so they didn't have to purchase each piece separately. I came up with the Sampler Pack. Charm Packs wouldn't work with some of the Munki prints since some of them are larger prints and it would be hard to get a lot of the print in a 5 inch square. The sampler packs you get a little bigger piece so you can still fussy cut those cute designs! Each piece is approx 8 X 11 and are cut from the backs and leg panels. Some are a bit bigger and some are a little smaller.

The first one is the Winter sampler pack. I'll be working on putting some more together soon! Do you notice my cute new twine? I was soo excited to see Ryan selling them in his Etsy shop when I was searching for some for the holiday toadstools! Such a cute addition to my packages!!

Hope everyone is having a super spectacular Holiday season! We have some family coming into town tomorrow, so I better get back to cleaning. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

holiday toadstools~ free pattern!

Have you seen these cute little mushrooms, Cathy designed? I fell in love with them when I saw them on her flickr page months ago, and now they are in the cutest book Fa la la la Felt, by Lark books as an ornament pattern.

Amanda Carestio the Author and editorial assistant at Lark emailed me with the pattern since she was my partner for the place mat swap last summer, and thought I would enjoy making them. She also mentioned that I can pass them along to anyone else that would like them since Lark books is giving the holiday toadstools pattern for free. Either you can email me (just leave a comment with your email address), and I can email you one or feel free to use the link to be able to download it yourself.

There are many more fun, and adorable projects in Fa la la la Felt, you can purchase as an ebook for only $14.95. The books will be coming out in August. I have the cute little Christmas trees on my list for sure, and of course love how Cathy made them in red and aqua and to top it off they have cute little mushrooms on them! Can't get any better than that!! :)

Also, make sure to stop on over to Heather blog, as she is having wonderful Christmas giveaway of some fabrics, and some jewelry from Leigh's etsy shop!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

a gorgeous gnome and girl pillow!

I received the most wonderful package yesterday, the sweetest pillow from Amy! I literally squealed when I saw it, when I realized it was mine, the one I was sooo hoping for! After being sick all day, it was the best thing to lift my spirits!! The best part is knowing that Amy put so much thought into this pillow, I am completely breathless! From every fabric choice, to the little girl holding the gnome that she had MultiplePersonality specially have printed into fabric. I have this exact print in my etsy favorites, so to see it made into a fabric and then put into a pillow just for me is one of the kindest, most thoughtful things anyone has done. I can't stop marvelling over this absolutely perfect pillow!!

I wish I could express my deepest THANKS to Amy in a way to tell her how much this sweet pillow means to me! THANK you soooo much, my dear friend!!

Hope everyone is having a super fantastic Saturday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

12 Blogs of Christmas Giveaway!

THE lucky WINNER of the EZ VIEW DESKTOP is number 51, SocialStudiesSoubrette!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said,"I am following your super cute blog." I'm so glad that following my blog has made someone a winner!! YEAH!!

The Original Scrapbox Gives Back with the 12 Blogs of Christmas December 4-11, 2009 GRAND PRIZE WINNER announced December 14, 2009!

There are 12 ways to win and 12 blogs to visit to enter with a special way to help The Original Scrapbox give back!

I'm not a scrapbooker, but I can see the genius of this table for quilting and sewing too! I hope that you take the time to check out the products featured, and enter yourself in the drawing for a EZ View Desktop! I will select a winner December 12, and that winner will be entered to win a desk too (That drawing will be held on December 14 at Rachelle's Writing Spot)!

These are two separate items. The desktop is not a desk, it is designed to sit on a table or desktop and the drawers can be pulled open from either end. Click here to see more pictures and details of the EZ View Desktop. One of the newest products at The Original Scrapbox is this desk! It is designed with a clear, glass-like top and measures 50 x 25 x 31". The desktop has a good amount of work space, and 4 drawers with partitions for easy organizing - exactly what we all need :)

Here's the great part -- Your entries will help The Original Scrapbox give 2 of these desks to charity! How will The Original Scrapbox give back?

The Original Scrapbox will be tracking web traffic during the giveaway. When they reach 12, 000 hits during the giveaway they will donate a desk to the Friends of Utah County Children's Justice Center. This is a great facility working with abused children, giving them a safe and comfortable place to work through crisis.

And when they reach 25,000 hits during the giveaway they will also donate an EZ View Craft Desk to a charity nominated by you!!

To nominate a charity, please send an email to Rachelle with the name of your charitable organization. Tell Rachelle what the charity does, why these products would benefit your charity, and who to contact. Rachelle will review all nominations and The Original Scrapbox Giving Board will select a recipient.

Specifics ~ Enter to win:

You may earn 1 entry each for doing the following (Please make a separate comment for each entry) Make sure to add your email (if it's not in your profile) so I can contact you if you win. No purchase necessary to enter, however entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered.
  1. You must visit The Original Scrapbox website to be eligible for this contest. Choose your favorite product. Leave a comment here and tell me/or link to your favorite product.
  2. Become a Facebook fan of The Original Scrapbox here.
  3. Tweet about this contest with a link to this post, and use #scrapbox
  4. Facebook the contest and share the link back to this post.
  5. Become a follower and or add http://lovelylittlehandmades.blogspot/ to your link list on your blog.
  6. Have commented on a post in the last month.
  7. Heart my etsy shop, Sew Deerly Loved
  8. Blog about this contest with a picture of the EZ View Craft Desk. (If you have a private blog, you will not be eligible for this part of the contest.) In your blog post, please use the tags: The Original Scrapbox, Scrapbook storage, Workbox, EZ View Craft Desk. And tell people where they can enter! You receive 5 entries for the posting! (Please make 5 separate comments so I can keep track of the entries. Thanks!)

There are 11 other sweet bloggers holding a contest to give away an EZ View Desktop (12 EZ View Desktops will be given away—one from each blog!) Stop by their blogs and enter for more chances to win:

ends December 11, 2009 at 11:59pm.

On December 12, 2009, I will announce the name of one winner of the EZ View Desktop available in black or vanilla color from my blog. That winner will then go on for the grand prize drawing of The EZ View Craft Desk. If you are the winner, I'll email you and you must respond by December 13th or a new winner will be selected to go on for the Grand Prize. Then on December 14, 2009, Rachelle's Writing Spot will hold a drawing using to select one winner from the 12 entries to win The EZ View Craft Desk! That winner will need to contact her with their shipping info by December 16th or another winner will be randomly selected. Sorry, there is no Christmas delivery guarantee.

*Note: the contest is open to residents of UK and EU countries as well as the United States and Canada.

Are you still with me!? I hope so! Leave me a bunch of comments telling me what you've done, and good luck!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

pillow talk swap

I finished my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap yesterday, and have it ready to go in the mail today. I also made a little mini for my partner since I know they like owls. :) I sure hope my partner likes the pillow and mini!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

cyber monday {and tuesday}

To thank all my lovely and loyal customers I'm having my first sales promotion at Sew Deerly Loved, for Cyber Monday, starting at 12:00am est! The promotion will include~

Free shipping on all orders over $50
1 free surpirse fat quarter for every $25 purchased
Free Munki surprise for all orders over $75

For free shipping please check out as normal, and shipping will be refunded via paypal. International customers, $5.00 will be refunded for shipping.

Sale will go until 11:59pm est Tuesday, December 1st.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holdiay season!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

all stitched!

I now have my little piece all stitched, and ready to be put into a mini quilt. I was originally planning on doing a couple more to add to the quilt but I'm thinking now I really want this to be the area of focus since I really love how it turned out. Any suggestions on what pattern would really help this stand out?

Today is my hubbies Birthday, so we get to enjoy 2 wonderful occasions this week. Hope everyone has a splendid Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i heart etsy!

I got the best package yesterday that I have been anticipating, the most beautiful afghan. A few weeks ago I contacted Janet, an etsy seller, and asked if she would make a custom afghan for me. Last winter I had seen a wip of one with the same pattern on flickr, shortly after I went and got all the supplies and a dvd from the library to learn how to crochet. Then I opened my etsy shop and didn’t have time to commit to learning. Hopefully in the up coming years I’ll be able to learn this amazing art, but for now, am sooo excited to have this beautiful afghan.

Janet also made me some coasters, washcloths and a pot holder! THANKS!!

Off to go snuggle under my new afghan and stitch away. :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

week-end stitching

I enjoyed a little week-end stitching and started a new project for Christmas. I'm planning on making this into a little mini quilt to hang on the wall; I have this one and a few others to do from Annie's Christmas Cute set. I also ordered a couple other sets that I can't wait to get started on. I love how you get a whole set of patterns for one really reasonable price. So many possibilities that you can do many projects with!

Hope everyone has a super spectacular week!! It is a wet and rainy Seattle day so maybe I'll get some more stitchin time in. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

geese in a circle

For The Pillow Talk Swap I decided on the geese in a circle; a great tutorial found here. It was my second time paper piecing, and by the end of the block I really was getting it down, and not having to think through each step. I really am beginning to LOVE paper piecing. Now I just need to add a border and then decide how I want to quilt it. I sure hope my partner likes it!!

Wishing you a fantastic Friday!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

all things girly!

I am so excited that I received the cutest little hand stitched piece from Heather yesterday!! It is sooo cute. Heather also sent some cute fabric designed by my sister in law, Tasha. It was so thoughtful of Heather to go out of her way to buy this adorable fabric just for me! THANKS, I love it all!! :)

The adorable hoop already has a new home in my girls room! I thought I'd also take a few additional pictures of a couple other new additions in their room as well. They just love all the new decorating, and I still have a little left to do. :)

The cutest knitted clothes and line I had made!

Our newest vintage irmi lamp.

Hope everyone is have a splendid day!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

hand stitched~ a bike for heather!

I finished my hand stitched piece for heather, and just in time for the deadline that is tomorrow. It will be on it's way in the morning. :) Since Heather and I are both so new to embroidery (my second piece) we had asked to be matched up. She mentioned that she loved the bike pattern from sublime stitching, and it seemed like a great one that would help me learn a couple new stitches but not be too intimidating. It was a fun piece!! Now I'm ready for some more!! I love how calm and soothing embroidery can be. It seems as though it is meditating for the mind. A must have in my fast pace life. Anything to slow me down, and give a chance to ponder all the things important in my life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

oh happy day!

Today is a great day, thanks to my mail man!! i LOVE days when you get to open fun packages. The first is from Amy. We did a little swappy-poo, for the most adorable placemat, and I sent her some lovely fabrics. I am absolutely in love with the placemat!! It is sooo cute!! Amy is going to make some more in the up coming months, so I have a whole set. Yippie!!

I love the little fruit and veggies!!

The second package was from Susi! The cutest mini deer quilt!! It had to go right up on the wall in my sewing room! I love it!!

one of the deers made out of green seedlings!! :)

I have Susi's mini all done and packaged. It will be in the mail on Monday. It's a little late, but hopefully it will travel quickly to it's new home.
Hope you're having a splendid day!

Friday, October 30, 2009

munki string block

I finished my first official block for the Munki Munki Quilt Along last night! :) I am doing a string quilt out of mainly the pj collars, as I showed in a previous post. I'm also adding a few peek-a-boo strips of some older Munki Munki in there just for fun. Can you tell which two went in this block? It is going to be quite the bright and cheery quilt, I can tell already. I'm loving it! Anything to add brightness in my life is always great!!

The finished size is 13 1/2 inches, and to make the block, I used Ashley's fabulous tutorial. Thanks Ashely, you made it so easy and fun! :)

Hope everyone has a spooky week-end! ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

princess in the pea block~ for heather!

This week-end I enjoyed a little sewing time, and did Heather's, Princess in the Pea block, for our quilting bee. It was my first time working with the Far, Far Away fabric, and it was fun! The double gauze isn't as scary as I thought it would be. I think I need to start getting more of a collection of this cutsie line. I only have two prints of my own, and I'm pretty sure they are feeling a little lonely. :)

Hopefully I'll get to my other sewing to do's this week. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ready to start

I have 3 projects I'm ready to start. :) First, the embroidery piece for the "hand stitched" embroidery swap. I got the embroidery pattern in the mail yesterday from Sublime Stitching, and even got to sneak out of the house last night without any kiddos to pick up a few more things. It was wonderful to be able to shop with out babies crying and having to rush to get what I needed.

Second, for the Pillow Talk Swap, I have the lovely Flea Market Fancy, picked out. Not sure if I'll end up using a little of everything. But I think my partner will love what I have in mind. :)

And third, I have a huge mound of collars from all the Munki Munki jammies that will be perfect for a fun and bright string quilt for the Munki Munki Quilt Along. I can't wait to try out Ashely's lovely tutorial. It has been on my list for quite some time. I think the improv blocks I made last month will make nicely into a wall hanging for my sewing room.

My little guy kept crawling over all the Munki so I couldn't pass up a cute little toesie picture!

These will be such fun projects!! Not to get to work!