29 April 2009

Month-long Mother's Day Sale

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In honor of my beautiful Mother and all mothers everywhere I am having a Mother's Day sale at my Etsy shop. Take 10% off everything you buy for the whole month of May.

I will be adding new items very soon to give you a better selection.

Giveaway countdown: just 11 more days until we have a winner. Thank you to all who have signed up.

27 April 2009

So Much To Do, So Little Time!

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I have been so busy lately. I haven't been able to write a thing and really I should be sleeping right now. I have had a couple mishaps during the past week, things I was going to blog about didn't turn out the way they were supposed to. I guess it is true that "man proposes, God disposes".

I had taken several pictures, display pictures of some of the precut fabric I have for sale. That took a long time to set up and boy howdy, I think I took about 100 pictures, lol. Where did all my pictures go? I have lost them in cyber space somewhere. I had to take the display down because of my little grandson, Xavier. He is just into everything. So, yes, I cried. And yes, I was very upset.

Another mishap happened when I tried to make my very first tutorial. I have taught my 3 daughters to sew, sort of. And I have taught them other crafting stuff, but it has all been by demonstration. When I thought of doing a tutorial I said to myself, "piece of cake". Wrong!! It is so hard to put it into words and pictures for someone to follow. While I was doing it I thought I was doing pretty good, but when it was done I said, "what?". Clearly I need to work on that. And I will be because I would like to add some tutorials here to share with everyone.

I have several new fabrics to highlight here soon, so keep a watch for those.

And in completely unrelated news, I have bought a new riding lawn mower. Yippee!! Just in time too, my yard is looking pretty sad and neglected. As much I would like to use a push mower, my yard is just too big and there are a few gentle slopes that are like climbing Everest when it is hot and humid outside and you are my age.

My giveaway is getting closer!!

19 April 2009

Sleepytime Burpies

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I just finished this 2pc burpie set. Isn't is sweet? Makes me wish I had a baby, well almost. I used the sweet Sleepytime fabric by Lori Gardner plus some precious gingham and cute little abc fabric. There is pale pink flannel on the back and white flannel between. I will be posting these for sale on ebay tonight.

I have 2 little lovey blankies made with the same fabric, you can view them here and here.

17 April 2009

Spring Magic Tote

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I finally finished this tote. I had a couple days there where I just didn't feel like doing a whole lot of anything. Actually now that I look at pictures of this tote, I'm thinking I will add a little scarf type thing to one of the handles. Then that would mean I'm still not done. It will be done this weekend, one way or another.

To make this tote I have used a fabric line called Spring Magic by April Cornell for Moda. I gave a preview of the charm packs on a previous post. It is a gorgeous collection. I also used this green tonal fabric for handles, tab, and back of tote. The inside is a cream colored quilted fabric.

This tote is about 10"x13.5" and has a 3" gusset. It has a quilted lining and 2 pockets inside. I also made a matching padded zipper pouch and key fob using the same fabric line.

I think I will be listing this for sale, either on ebay or my Etsy shop.

15 April 2009

Pincushions! and Charm Packs

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I love pincushions. I have several in my little craft studio that I have either made, was given or collected along the way.

This post has a dual purpose: one, to show you my new pincushions and two, to show you a charm pack that is new to my Etsy shop. And actually you will see why I am writing about both of these things in one post.

Here is one of my pincushions. I used an Oh Cherry Oh charm pack to make it. I have just added this charm pack to my shop. It is a sweetie! Designed by Me and My Sister for Moda. I love it! There is a sampling of this wonderful collection further down the post. I used 4 different squares to make my pincushion. It is also a new addition to my shop.

This is just a sampling of the goodies in the Oh Cherry charm pack.

My second pincushion is made with my Candy Kisses charm pack. I posted a preview of this charm pack a few days ago. You can view it here.

Both charm packs and pincushions are available at my Etsy shop.

14 April 2009


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Here is one of my newest arrivals at my Etsy shop. This is called Nostalgia, it is by April Cornell for Moda. I have this in charm packs only. In true April form, it is gorgeous. It has 40 different fabric squares. Here is a sampling of a few of them.

11 April 2009

Hurry! Only A Few Left

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Just look at this gorgeous fabric. This is called Spring Magic by April Cornell for Moda. I don't think it gets much prettier than this. I have this collection in charm packs for sale at my Etsy shop, but only a few left. You will be happy you bought this one.

In the next few days I will be finishing a tote bag made with this beautiful fabric, keep on the look out for that.

My First Giveaway

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You can think of this giveaway as kinda like an open house. It is to introduce my new blog and my new Etsy shop to everyone. And it is a great time to do it, just in time for Mother's Day. The winner will be announced the evening of May 10, 2009.

I will be giving away a beautiful charm pack from Moda, which I have yet to decide on, and I will throw in one of my handcrafted folded fabric flower brooches so long as you promise not to look on the back and always remember my middle name is "too much glue". I will be perfecting these flowers in the next little while and offering them in different ways for sale in my Etsy shop. I guess that kinda makes you guys the guinea pigs, lol.

The hoops:
1. Leave me a comment here on this post.
2. Please add me to the blogs you follow, cuz I'm lonely over here, I need some buddies.
3. If you would like another entry, please write a post about my giveaway on your blog and please leave a comment here that you did that.

Thank you all very much in advance.

10 April 2009

Love is in the Air

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Another new arrival to my Etsy shop, a truly fun and inspiring collection from Deb Strain for Moda called Love is in the Air.

I have this beautiful set in layer cakes only, so get them while you can, they are running out.

A layer cake is made up of usually 40 squares measuring 10"x10" each. Usually they contain 1 square of each design offered in the entire line.

Do you know how to cut a layer cake? See my side bar for instructions. Also look for the Moda Bake Shop button in my side bar for great ideas on what to do with layer cakes.

09 April 2009

New Arrival!!

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I am so excited to be able to offer this wonderful charm pack from Mary Engelbreit for Moda. It is called The Caroler. It is just wonderful, as usual. It is a Christmasy charm pack, so bright and vibrant. I love it! I have these for sale in my Etsy shop.

I have more new arrivals that I will be highlighting here soon, so be sure to check back.

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