Tuesday, August 31, 2010

bunting bliss!

this last week-end i enjoyed making a couple scalloped buntings! they are a fun and simple project and can for see making many in the future. they would sure be fun to change out for the seasons and holidays!!

one in red and aqua using some of my favorite fabrics!! :)

i also made one out of some of the prettiest vintage sheets i had gotten as charms awhile back. this one is for my urban home goods swap partner! i need to make another so i can hang one as a spring and summer bunting! i love all the bright colors!!

i just got this oh so lovely dream on layer cake, for my main project for the urban home goods. it sure looks lovely with the bunting!! can't wait to start cutting into it!!

hope you are having a terrific tuesday!

Friday, August 27, 2010

the tale of a pillow

many moons ago there was a sweet and happy pillow. he was made with much love and tenderness using the softest linen, some oh so cute red and aqua fabric, and accented with the sweetest little embroidered mushroom house. he was so loved by even the wee ones, that one day he got dirty. now he didn't look quite as lovely anymore being dirty, so he was given a bath. while in his bath the saddest thing happened, he started to come apart, and not just a little. he now looked like an old rag. for far too long this once sweet and happy pillow got set aside and forogotten. this made all the wee ones sad, as they missed their cute little pillow.

so one day the mrs. came along and trimmed a little here and trimmed a little there. after a little bit of extra love and attention he turned into a new bright and happy pillow for all the family to love again!! :)

the end!

see ya next week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

teeny tiny hexies!

i received the sweetest teeny tiny hexies in the mail yesterday from bianca all the way from aussie land! not only are they the teeniest but just about all 50 of them are fussy cut so you get the cutest little image, and of course which include little woodland animals and sweet little mushrooms all in my favorite colors!!

aren't those the sweetest little animals!!

a cute little pouch for the cute little hexies!

THANKS so much bianca!! i can't wait to stitch them together and add them to the perfect project! heather and i will have another round of the hexie swap this fall, so make sure to keep a watch out as this is one swap you don't want to miss!!

for shop news, lookie what just came this week!! new colors of my sew deerly loved fabric, designed by my sweet friend ariel!! i just LOVE seeing them on pink and aqua!!

both are available now in the shop and can be found here! :)

Hope you have a FANTASTIC friday!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

hand stitching at the beach

this week-end we enjoyed spending the day at one of our favorite beaches in port townsend! the kids had so much fun gathering logs and pretending they were surf boards. :) quite funny! there is also a fun fort there that they love exploring.

while the kiddos played i worked on a couple little hand stitching projects. with so many ideas in my head i seem to have a hard time sticking with just one.

finally got this cutie stitched up so i can start working on my scattered hexie quilt!!

got back to stitching this cute matryoshka doll!

almost done!

a few hexies for a simple little project

sand covered toes!

cute little kiddos!

my half dozen! ;)

Hope you are having a terrific tuesday!

Monday, August 16, 2010

giveaway~ original scrapbox!!!

the winner is...

Number 47

Simply EC said... I am a follower of your blog.!! :)


Please contact me by Thursday morning or I will have to choose another winner!

Hey friends!!

It's time for a fantastic giveaway from The Original Scrapbox! We are giving away a Workbox which is one of their most popular and sought-after items. The Workbox had been around for a while, but this month a shipment of New Limited Edition Workboxes in four different styles of wood is on its way.

In celebration of this Limited Edition Workbox creation, The Original Scrapbox is hosting preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Limited Edition Workbox!

The four styles of wood will be Cherry, Maple, Black Oak, and Natural Oak.

I am giving away this giant cutting board shown below. If you win that, then you are entered into the drawing for the Limited Edition Workbox!

One Giant Cutting Board (Retail $39.95) and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Limited Edition Workbox

If you are selected as a preliminary winner of the cutting board, you will then be entered into the grand prize drawing held on RachelleWrites on August 27, 2010. On that date, Rachelle will select a winner from all of the finalists to receive one Limited Edition Workbox (value $1495.00) in the winner's choice of color/style of wood.

*The contest is open to addresses in the 48 contiguous United States only.

Giveaway open from August 16, 2010- August 20, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.

Giveaway Rules:
*You can only enter under one name
* It is possible to win more than one preliminary prize, which means it’s possible to be entered into the grand prize drawing more than once.
*All winner’s addresses must be stateside US addresses
*You must complete the required entry to be eligible to win
*Open to addresses in the contiguous United States only.

Here's how to enter:Please leave details in your comment of how you entered with required links. I'll put all entries into a spreadsheet and use Random.org to select the winner.

*Required entry: You must visit The Original Scrapbox website and leave a comment telling me your favorite item.

Extra Entries:
  • Facebook the contest with a link in your comment
To receive 15 extra entries, you must do the following 4 things together on your blog post and please leave a link back to your blog post with your comment (only one comment required, but you must leave a link so I can check your post.)
  1. Blog about the contest WITH a picture of the Workbox in your post and link back to this post, so people will know where to enter.
  2. In your blog post link the phrase "Limited Edition Workbox " to http://theoriginalscrapbox.com/catalog/component/content/article/6/95-wb-le-cherry
  3. Link the phrase "The Original Scrapbox" to http://theoriginalscrapbox.com/catalog/
  4. Link back to this contest, so that people know where to enter.
You can enter the preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the grand prize drawing at the following blogs:

Creative Time For Me
Made by Momo
The Mom Nerd
Scrappin Navy Wife
Obsessed with Scrapbooking
One Cluttered Brain
365 Cards
Get Sketchy
Pile it on Challenge
Lovely Little Handmades
Rachelle Writes

Good Luck!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

giveaway~ pdf patterns!!

And the winners are...

97 ~ Marcia said...

Thank you for introducing me to all of these great artists!
I love all of the patterns- my favorites are-
Annie: Christmas Cuties
Kate: Sea Views
Rebecca: Sand Castles

214 ~ Justine said...

I follow Kate's blog

167 ~ Joonzeboo said...

I follow Rebecca's blog

Contact me to pick which pattern you'd like and I'll email it straight away! :)


For shop news, I am now offering some of my favorite quilt and embroidery pdf patterns; from some of the most talented, amazing, and kindest artists! How exciting is that??!!

Get ready for lots of cuteness!! As all of Annie Oakleaves patterns are exactly that, C U T E!! Ever since I saw Annie's patterns a couple years ago, I fell in love!! From the most adorable little gnomies or as she calls them eenies, to the sweetest little woodland cuties to all the lovely little holiday collections! One of the best parts is you get full collections with each set! So many possibilities with each collection to make the most adorable projects for years to come!! Also, keep a look out in the shop, as I have more collections to add!! ;)

Noel from the Christmas Cuties collection!

A little hedgie from the Woodland Cuties collection

Sweet little birdie from the Woodland Cuties collection! Hand stitched by the sweet Kristi. http://www.stitchystitcherson.blogspot.com/

I love you deerly, from the Woodland Cuties collection! Hand stitched by the sweet Kristi. http://www.stitchystitcherson.blogspot.com/

An eenie dracula from the Halloweenie collection. Hand stitched by the sweet Kristi. http://www.stitchystitcherson.blogspot.com/

Falling raindrops from the Eenie collection. Hand stitched by the sweet Kristi. http://www.stitchystitcherson.blogspot.com/

Gnome home from the Eenies collection! Hand stitched by the sweet Kristi. http://www.stitchystitcherson.blogspot.com/

Now to introduce one of my favorite designers of quilt patterns, which I'm sure many of you already know, Kate Conklin!! Kate has some of the most amazing quilt patterns, from her new "Sea Views" to the sweet "Wonky Donkey" that captured my heart!! I can't wait to see all the new patterns she creates in the future!!

Last but definatley not least, my FAVORITE new designer, Rebecca Johnson of Chasing Cottons!! When I first saw the "Sand Castles" quilt not long ago, I was truly A M A Z E D!! At some point I will have to make one, as it will for sure be an heirloom that the whole family will love!! Isn't it just GORGEOUS!!

Another simply amazing quilt pattern, the "Star Jewels"

Would you like to to be one of 3 winners, of one of these amazing patterns??!! Yep, I thought so. ;) Also, If you want double the chance to win, head over to my dear friend Heather's FANTASTIC blog as she is also giving away these AMAZING patterns. :)

Here is how to win on my blog~

  1. leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite pattern from each artist.
  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, then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  4. follow annie's cute blog, then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  5. follow kate's amazing blog, then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  6. follow rebecca's fabulous blog, then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
  7. follow heather's hip blog, then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so.
If you do 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 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.

This is a short giveaway and ends Sunday, August 15th, which I will announce the winner soon after!
Good Luck!!

Make sure to come back on MONDAY, as I will be offering another amazing GIVEAWAY!!