Sunday, January 27, 2013

Super Inventory Clearance!

Out with the old and in with the new! Everything currently in stock is 30% off! It's time to make room for some new inventory. It's been a while, but it's time to get it moving. There are some good hard-to-find treasures! There's no coupon code needed. The discount will automatically be taken off at checkout.

Hip Fabric Cosmo Floss
Cosmo Floss
Lots of new colors of Cosmo floss are now in stock. Have you used Cosmo floss before? It's divine! It's super smooth and doesn't tangle. If you're in to hand embroidery, cross stitch or any other hand sewing, you should definitely give it a try. Are there specific colors you're looking for? Let me know.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer! Where are you?

Summer vacation is here for the kids. And we are plenty busy with all the swim lessons, golf lessons and starting next week, lacrosse! Phew! But if we were just basing summer on the weather here in Oregon, you would think it was February!! Seriously. It's freakin' cold! What are you and your kids up to this summer?

To kick off Summer (or lack thereof), let's have a SALE!! Use coupon code Summer20 at checkout and get 20% off your entire order starting Friday 6/24, until Monday 6/27!
(I'm pretending I'm here)

So, I know I am a total slacker for not posting the winner of the Izzy and Ivy Sprinkles giveaway sooner. Sorry! The winner is Holly, who said, "I'm at Disneyland right now with my family and yet I'm online (on my phone) looking at fabric! I'm so addicted to fabric. It's a sickness, I tell you." I so wish I was at Disneyland right now!!
Speaking of Sprinkles. They will be available in the shop soon!
(Photo courtesy of Izzy and Ivy)

From the Izzy and Ivy blog: "One package has 11 size labels, you get 2 of each size for a total of 22. The sizes are 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. There are 4 different “handmade” labels, in different sizes, you get 8 of those and last but certainly not least you get 1 Izzy label! That’s 31 damask woven labels for 9.95! The fact that our labels are woven means they won’t fade, shrink or bleed. They come packaged in a super sweet cupcake container, perfect for giving or if you are like us, just looking really cute in your studio."

There's a bunch of other new things in the shop right now too and some more new stuff on the way! If you haven't seen, I now carry Cosmo embroidery thread by Lecien. It is the softest, silkiest embroidery thread around. I just have a handful of colors in right now and they will coordinate beautifully with Monica Solorio-Snow's new line "Happy Mochi Yum Yum" and Bari Ackerman's new line "Paris Apartment", which will also be in the shop this summer. Stay tuned.
Grab a couple of skeins along with one of the new Penguin and Fish embroidery patterns for a fun summer project for yourself or for the kids! How cute are these??

Dazzle by Melissa Averinos is now in stock, as well as Bella Solids by Moda! And 1,001 Peeps by Lizzy House is on it's way!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's Quilt Market Time!

Well, it was- last week, anyway. There's so much to cover, I don't even know where to begin.
First up, with all the new goodness on it's way, I need to clear some space on my shelves!

I got to Salt Lake City with my favorite travel buddies, Monica and Mo. This was a rotating billboard and it just happened to turn to this right when I took the picture. So perfect! It was a sign!

Then, after checking in to our hotel, we immediately jetted off to Patty Young's Schoolhouse lecture. I got to be a part of her Kyoko Misses fashion show!


If you're wondering about that fab fabric I used for mine, it's the new Peacock Lane by Violet Craft. It will be available this summer from Michael Miller!!

Later that evening, my girls, The Sweet Hot Yams and I threw us a grand Yamboree! Lot's of amazing fabric and quilty people stopped by to see us, eat desserts, drink and celebrate!
Here are the 1/2 of the Yams that got to go to Quilt Market. We missed our other 1/2 that had to stay at home and hold down the fort.

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The Sweet Hot Yams: L to R Violet Craft, Mo Bedell, Monica Solorio-Snow, Kristin Link, Shelly Figueroa, Me and Heather Bostic in front (because she's short).

Yam goodie bags

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Aneela Hoey and Monica

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Lizzy House and Shelly (stripey, aren't they?)

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Johnny Disco, the best bartender!

That pretty much sums up the first day! So, how about a giveaway? I've brought back a bunch of goodies and little snippets of things to come.

Why don't we start with this little bit of brilliance by Izzy and Ivy Designs? They're called "Sprinkles" and it's all packaged in a cupcake holder! Brilliant!! I'll be carrying these in my shop soon, so keep an eye out!
When I used to make children's clothes, I would add a little label for my customers. But the clothes I made for my daughter never got one. Then, later on, I would never know what size the different items were. Doh! I wish I had a kit like this. And look how CUTE it is!! You get 2 of each size tag, from size 6 mos. to 8, and labels. Well, you're supposed to get 2 of each label, but I honestly don't know where the other Izzy and Ivy label has gone. So, you're only going to get one of those. Sorry!

Since I probably had the most fun and laughed more than I ever had at any Quilt Market, due mainly from all my hilarious friends and their stories, leave a comment and tell me something funny! I'll pick a winner Monday.

Thanks to Heather for most of the party pics! I was too lazy to get my camera out.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Her Name is Grace

Isn't she cute? My friend Irene and I went out on a mission today to find some double-capped rivets for some bags we've been working on. We decided we would start at Fabric Depot. They didn't have what we were looking for, so we wandered over to Montavilla Sewing that is connected to Fabric Depot. I've had this little lady on layaway for a while, but kind of forgot about it and just plain procrastinated on paying it off. I've been sewing away from home a lot more often lately with my Sweet Hot Yams and have gotten so tired of lugging this monster around.

So, I bit the bullet and picked it up today, with a little "encouragement" from Irene. Yes, I'm a Babylock girl. They've never failed me and plus, I can use all the same feet and attachments I already have. I can't believe how much lighter it is!
Can't wait for our next sewing night!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Petunia Piggy

This is Petunia. I started Petunia a long, long time ago. She's been sitting naked, faceless and earless for a very long time. Even with this, she's been very well loved.

Petunia Piggy

Her arm even started coming off. Yes, that is a sling. I get the hint, Sweetheart. I will finish her.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Fever Sale!

It's almost Spring! I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for Spring to get here! Every few days, we'll get a beautiful, sunny, DRY day, then it starts pouring rain again! Mother Nature is such a tease! Plus, Spring Break is next week. What do you have planned with your kids and family? Us? Nothing! LOL! Maybe this will make your Spring a little happier: A Spring Fever Sale!

Spring Fever Sale

Starting Friday March 18, through Monday March 21, take 20% off your entire order with coupon code springfever20
So, if you're going nowhere for Spring Break, like me, why not start some new Springy projects?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sewing for Boys

In case most of you don't know, I used to be in the eBay boutique scene. I started when my little girl was about 2. It was great! So much fun making cute dresses and outfits for her. I always had so many ideas swirling around in my head. Then, I had a little boy. I had no idea what to make anymore. What do you make little boys that don't make him look like a sissy? You can't put ruffles on anything or applique cute kitties on his shirts. I wish I had this book back then.

Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage from Patterns by Figgy's will have a new book just for boys! The book will include 24 projects that go from simple with no pattern pieces, to more complex with multiple pattern pieces. The book will not be available until August, but will be available for preorder soon. So, if you have a little boy that you're dying to make things for, but have no clue, keep an eye out for this book. It looks amazing!