28 June 2009

July Sale at my Etsy Shop

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I am having a free shipping sale on all my fat quarter bundles at my Etsy shop for the entire month of July. Sorry that this applies to the U.S. only, but for my international friends I will take $10 off a flat rate box.

And a really really good bonus is that if you buy a fat quarter bundle that is shipping in a flat rate box, whatever I can fit into that box will ship for free too. So now is your chance to really save on shipping. Visit my shop, purchase a fat quarter bundle, and fill up the box with more goodies and the shipping is on me.

Here are a few of my fat quarter bundles.

22 June 2009

Tuesday Tutorial: Potpourri Tray

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Those of you who read my other blog have seen this project already, but I thought I would include it here as well for those who haven't seen it.

What to do with an old picture frame: make a potpourri tray

Acquire an old frame. Take the backing off and remove glass. Wash entire frame and glass.

Prepare the frame surface for painting, you might have to do some sanding . Paint surface with 2 coats paint, I used acrylic paint. Let dry completely between coats. Spray with a sealer if desired.

When completely dry put frame back together. In place of old picture, pick a new one or use a nice piece of scrapbook paper like I did, or fabric. I added a nice and simple ribbon bow, but you can add all sorts of things to make it as done-up as you want.

It is no longer a picture frame, it’s on it’s way to being a tray. So turn your soon-to-be tray over. Use E-6000 glue or hot glue to attach simple drawer knobs at the corners. Make sure it sits well and is not wobbly.

Then add your potpourri. All done!

19 June 2009

Buttercup Bag

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Here is a little bag I made using Rae Hoekstra's buttercup bag pattern. I think it turned out pretty good.

I used Joel Dewberry's aviary fabric to make it. It is the perfect size, about 12x7 or so. I made one of my fabric flower brooches to put on the front.

It is currently for sale at my Etsy shop.

18 June 2009

Monsters in the Closet

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I want to give you a preview of a couple of adorable fabrics I will soon be adding to my Etsy shop. They are from the Monsters in the Closet collection by Sue Marsh for RJR Fabrics. I will be listing them within the next couple weeks, so keep an eye out for them.

I have only two to offer. The first has a yellow background with the "scariest" little monsters all over it. Actually they're not scary at all, they are the cutest monsters I think I've seen. The second fabric is a coordinating blue and purple.

With Halloween not too far off, these would make a terrific trick or treat bag for your "little monster".

15 June 2009

Finally Finished

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I have been working on this cute little bag for about a week now. I finally finished it. I had to revamp the handles and little loops a couple times, but I think I got it just the way I want it at last. That's the beauty part of being the designer, I get the final word, lol.

Anyway, I thought I might list this prototype on my Etsy shop for a low price and ask that whomever buys it will be so kind as to put it to use and give me some constructive criticism, some feedback on how it can be improved. But before I do that I would like some feedback on how the bag looks overall. Does it seem like a bag that people would like? You can click on the pictures to enlarge them and get a better look at this bag, if you want.

I have used the Swanky fabric collection by Chez Moi for Moda to construct the outside of the bag. There is prequilted white fabric for the inside. There is one pocket inside. There is a magnetic snap closure.

What I need now for this purse is a name. Got any ideas? As soon as I get this puppy named I will be listing it at my Etsy shop.

09 June 2009

Quilt 'n' Stitch Marketplace

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I would like to introduce a wonderful new marketplace that will have all your crafting needs in one place. It is just starting up and already has many beautiful shops for you to browse. It is called Quilt 'n' Stitch Marketplace.

It was founded by Joyce Lucas, who many of you may already know from Make Mine Pink. There will be some giveaways coming up so be sure to go check out all the fun. And for the shop owners out there, there is still time to open a shop at the marketplace.

07 June 2009

Twice the Charm

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Brand new to my Etsy shop are these wonderful Twice the Charm packs by Thimbleberries for RJR Fabrics. I have 8 gorgeous collections to choose from, and coming from Thimbleberries and RJR you know these are high quality fabrics.

Each one of these has anywhere from 19 to 33 fabric strips. Each strip measures 5.5"x22". That's equivalent to 4 regular 5" charm pack squares plus some. I have them listed for a great low price. Check them out!!

This is October Glow

This is Harvest Reflections

This is Christmas Punch

06 June 2009

My Jelly Roll Tote

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Here is a design I have been working on for a little while using jelly rolls strips. I have made several of these and gave them away as testers, this is the first one I have offered for sale. It is a sweet tote bag I constructed using Mary Engelbreit's Baskets of Flowers Jelly Roll from Moda.

I also made a little scrappy rag style flower brooch and pinned it on. It is removable. There is a magnetic snap closure, quilted lining and 2 inside pockets to match the outside. It measures 11"x13" with a 2" gusset, handle drop is 9.5".

I had a lot of fun designing and making this bag and will be making more Jelly Roll totes in the near future, so keep an eye out for those.

This tote is listed for sale at my Etsy shop, please go take a look.

05 June 2009

Magnetic Board

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Here is my beautiful custom order magnetic board handcrafted by Luthien from Pimp & Paint. She is a very talented artist as you can see. I have been following her blog for some little while and have been amazed at the wonderul works of art she produces. I encourage you to take a look. She recently opened a shop on etsy and has some of her work for sale there. And she does custom orders as well, like my magnetic board.

This magnetic board has handpainted roses, which I just love. It has gorgeous decoupage victorian ladies and sheet music. It has been given an aged look which is perfect. The lower part of the board is magnetic and it came with these cute little tile magnets. The whole thing is too sweet.

Another of Luthien's artworks is this coaster, made in a similar way with an aged look and decoupage. And as I told Luthien, I will be using this for my tea when I'm crafting. Thanks Luthien these are truly beautiful.

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