Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Clearance Sale

Hey Everyone,

We just lowered most of the prices in our clearance section (some down to $4.99) as well as adding almost 400 new items. We need to make room on the shelves for all of the lovelies coming. Here is a coupon code for an extra 10% off everything** in the shop from today through next Thursday. MAKEROOM ** Not valid on Pre-orders

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Giveaway at Market

Hi Everyone,

As promised here is a little something I pickedup from Sample Spree just to give away for you all.

Carolyn Friedlanders Doe Charm Pack. All you have to do is tell me who you would most like to meet if you were able to come to Quilt Market. The giveaway is open until next Friday 10/31

Here is a gratuitous Sample Spree Shot of all of our loot...

 Yes, you do spy all of Cotton & Steel and Katy Jones' Priory Square.... and Lotta Jansdotter's Follie...  and Jessica Levitt's Cascade and... :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fabric Friday --- The O Dark Thirty Edition

Yep, it's 3am. I have to get to the airport... I am on my way to Quilt Market. Keep an eye on instagram and the facebook page to see the latest and greatest. Can't wait to grab my Cotton & Steel tonight at Sample Spree.

Handcrafted Arrived.

It is gorgeous as expected wish it had gotten here before so I could have worn it to Market.

We also got this adorable collection from Riley Blake. It is called Good Natured and it has foxes and deer but don't hold that against it. The colors are sophisticated and soft ... the mint is crisp and the yellow is warm and it is totally charming.

We will have a giveaway starting tomorrow... something from Sample Spree so Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More new clothes for Quilt Market

Hey Everyone,

The truth is I am always too hot at the convention center. So sleeveless tops work best for me... since I designed this blouse for summer  it is pretty much all I have been wearing... I made 5 versions in rayon  and voile and have been wearing them every day. It is comfortable and cute and all I want to wear anymore. I decided why not make a couple new ones for Market?

This is the Pretty Potent Rayon Version (my new favorite)

I have had the fabric cut for this next one since the week it came in and I finally did it... the Emmy Grace Voile version

I rediscovered my rolled hem foot and used it for these two blouses. I love the effect on the light fabric. It also made hemming the slinky voile so much easier. IF I had a choice I would wear that FreeSpirit Rayon every day and I have to say that I have made 5 blouses with voile in the last 4 months but this is the first one with Art Gallery voile (just coincidence) it is my favorite of all of the Voiles that I have used. It is much more drapey and comfortable to wear that the others I have used to this point.

On to work...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

30% off all Patterns and Books

We are having a super sale on our patterns and books this week. All patterns and books have been marked down by 30% The sale will end on Friday the 24th.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabric Friday and the Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

Pacific International Quilt Festival is happening this weekend just about 5 miles from my shop. It has been fun and oh so busy the last few days. I get to sneak out and see the show this morning for a couple hours with some friends. I can't wait!

So what came into the shop this week? Something you all have been really excited for Terra Australis 2:

These prints make me so happy... they are bright and fun and make me want to take a trip to Australia. Hey Aussie friends can I come see you?

Did you see the Newsletter this week? It is a really good one if I do say so myself. Have a look.

If you are local we have a class with Lizzy House coming up on November 3rd we are keeping enrollments on the small side so that everyone has plenty of room to work. So if you want to come get your name in quickly. We will be making The Meadow quilt which Lizzy will not be making a pattern for. The only way to make it is to take her class. It is the one behind her in this picture:

We also got in the pattern for Modern Building Blocks I ordered it months ago but it just arrived yesterday. I am sure you have seen these all over the web people using their own scraps or what have you. This will be our Giveaway this week.

To win your own copy of the Modern Building Blocks pattern. Leave a comment telling me what fabric you would like to use to make it with. Oh thinking about it... wouldn't it be great in Terra Australis 2? Hmmm got my thinking cap on :) I will pick a winner next Friday... but I will be on a plane to Houston for Market so forgive me if I don't post until Saturday morning.

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What I am making....

Hey Everyone,

Thought I would just show you a bit of what I have been making lately.... it is true I have thrown myself into knitting with a vengeance  but I have done a bit of sewing... Here is a blouse that I am not quite finished with (it needs a neck facing and hem) hopefully it will be done tomorrow night so I can wear it at Market next week. I made it with Cherie Knit and AMH Rayon I adore the feel of the rayon and the Art Gallery Knits are so soft and drapey.

Now the parade of knits LOL... I made a deal with myself when I decided to start knitting that I was only allowed 3 projects at once. Meaning on the needles. So before I can start new projects I have to finish old ones. Has been a good policy so far.

Just finished this West Desert Hood so much prettier in person. I made it from some hand spun yarn that my friend Colleen The Busy Bean spun just for me.

I am working on this Daybreak shawl I got bored because it is so BLUUUUEEE (I have discovered I need a little neon in my knits to keep me interested) so it is a slow go right now... and my plan for a big shawl might become a small shawl :)

Here is my other project on the needles at the moment... Covey in Madeleine Tosh DK color Forestry... the green is so gorgeous!

So I have been talking a lot about supporting your local shops and small business like my own. It hits home even more to us in the Quilting world because of the loss of four of our favorite shops. Right now the fact that those shops are selling all of their inventory at a huge discount has really effected us. We have had a struggle the last month or so and are looking forward to things getting back to normal soon. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was yesterday... this is how the story relates :)... so even though I have had some yarn in a cart at a huge online retailer that shall remain nameless... I never pulled the trigger knowing that I had a lovely little local about 15 minutes away that needed my money more than XYZ did. The local, Green Planet Yarn, got the same yarn in, and low and behold I was able to buy it and support the business that I don't want to lose from my "town". This relates to our shop story because even though we are an online retailer we are not a huge business and we really do need all of our friends to support us, or we could end up like those other shops. So I bought this gorgeous stuff... in awesome colors:

It has me itching to start a new project... better finish something first. It felt good to support another small business... then we had Starbucks... oh well one thing at a time...

So I thought I might show my pile of knitted stuff... I just started in January this year and this is what I have made so far:

I saw a funny MEME the other day that said "Proud to be Bi-Craftual" I guess that is me... quilting and knitting :)

Hugs Everyone!