Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sprightly Fabrics

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Just a little FYI --

Sprightly Fabrics is a new little sponsor around here, and they are having a sale through tomorrow!  If you use the coupon code "Turkey" (from their facebook page), you get an additional 10% off their (already good) sale prices!

I got some of this pretty Flouressence print,

and I think I want some of this new Notting Hill plaid.  (They also have the whole bundle for a great deal too.)

I also love shopping at their little shop "I Felt Sprightly" for supplies for Scarlet's little hair baubles.  The fold-over elastic is so nice for headwraps (soft and colorful too!), and I have bought their die-cut felt pieces too.  It makes personal little hair accessories super easy!  (I have a few I'm working on right now, and I'm hoping to type up a little tutorial!)

We are in crazy cleaning mode at our house right now, including Mommy's sewing/fabric supplies.  

At least this kind of cleaning is pretty. ♥

Stash sorting

My Treasure Boxes top is almost done, and I'll be posting the link-up!  I apologize for the delay... everything takes longer around here than I anticipate... 

Happy belated Thanksgiving!  and here is a little gratuitous picture of the two little people I am most grateful for.  (that one on the left -- she has started walking ALL OVER, by the way.) 

cozy babies

Monday, November 19, 2012

I wanna play!

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With this to be exact.
AMH rainbow!

Instead, I'm typing up a tutorial, then finishing my Treasure Boxes (we're linking up this week!  You have until December 1 to finish if you want to be eligible for prizes!) :)

And working on a couple custom orders too.

I'm remaking this quilt for a soon to be born baby boy,

and working with this pile for a British friend of mine whose little boy will be getting a big boy bed twin quilt.

for a custom order

Still working on the design... she wants a Union Jack in there, so if you have any brilliant ideas, feel free to pass them along! :)

I'll be back before Thanksgiving to link up for the Treasure Boxes quilt!

So I suppose my rainbow will wait; those quilty bills gotta be paid!  ;)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

WIP Thursday

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- you have an hour or so to link up with November's "Just Three." :)

- you have a few hours if you'd like to vote for my Cosmic Quilt at the Blogger's Quilt Festival (it's in the Bed Quilt category)

- I'm getting Scrappy Sprouts for my friend Chelsa's quilt in the mail every day!  They're going to be so amazing together!  Here's our flickr group if you want to see and join in. :)

- I'm working on writing my Cosmic pattern, and it's getting so close!  I am teaching myself Illustrator and InDesign, so it's been very brainy work, but going well!  Here's a little glimpse of what I'm learning!

yes, I'm feeling *quite* smug to be figuring this out. ;)
We moms of wee-ones don't always get to feel smart or in charge. ;)

- Speaking of the Cosmic pattern, I am in the process of ordering templates!  I just got my first sample set in the mail, and I am trying all of them out tonight (I hope!).

Cosmic templates!

- One of the Cosmic templates is doing double-duty.  I am playing with my AMH rainbow fabrics, and Value, and planning something happy. 

double duty templates

- ^^ this AMH rainbow quilt, was inspired by this pillow talk swap top.

Pillow talk swap top

Now to get it quilted!

There is my WIP report.  A day late.  Like most things around here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November - Just Three Linky!

Pin It I'm just going to embrace that it's November.
And be thankful.

The last of the rice was all tucked safely in to its dryers on Tuesday evening, with only one of the harvesters still running.  And then it rained for Halloween -- and I was even extra glad that harvest was over! Seriously -- so grateful to get my hubby back on a more normal schedule!

But -- It's the first of the month.  Time for my "Just Three" report -- and time for you to link up! (I love these reports!)
(Rules -- think of three goals for the month, report them, and then link up here and check out the others!  Of course you can work on whatever you want -- it's mostly meant for fun and a little bit of structure)  The button is in my side-bar over there...

Here is last month's report!

1) Finish playing with these pretty fabrics, and get this quilt for Laura Gunn done, sent to Lindsay for quilting, and off to Quilt Market!  It will also have a pattern!

The pattern is not ready quite yet -- but soon!  But the quilt was done!

This is my "Cosmic" quilt, and was my entry for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

"Cosmic" Quilt

It's voting time at the Festival!  My quilt was nominated as favorite"bed" quilt -- I'd love it if you voted for me. :)

It was fun to be able to contribute something to Laura's pretty booth though!  And I did feel proud of my first Market quilt.  ♥

For Tracey :)

(Thank you to Katie and Kim for getting this picture for me!)

2)  Give my baby girl a handmade birthday.  She needs a dolly, and a dress.  I need to get started on some little handmade Christmas something's for Steiger as well.

Scarlet's dress needs buttonholes before her pictures tomorrow!  (I haven't made buttonholes since junior high!)

But I did make her a little cozy dolly (I used this little Sleepykins pattern, and made the top patchwork)

little cozy dolly for Scarlet
little dolly cozy for Scarlet

3)  Make my pillow talk pillow!

My pillow isn't quite done yet, but I have made progress!  My partner wanted a palette of blue and green, loves scrappy, and Denyse Schmidt fabrics.  I hope she likes this!  (I think she will).

Pillow talk swap progress


This month's goals:

1) Finish Pickledish! (it's nearly half-way quilted!)

2) Finish Treasure Boxes (we'll be linking up the week of Nov. 20 for prizes!)

3) Learn to knit!  Amanda is coming over tomorrow!  yea!

(I'm linking to Kati's!) :)

OK -- Link up! :)  And happy Thankful month! ♥


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