Saturday, December 24, 2016

Winner Winner Christmas Eve Dinner

Hi Everyone,

Happy Christmas Eve!

Let's see who won this sweet bundle of Colette:


Number 165 was:

I look forward to sewing again! Finishing up some WIP. 

Marianne you are no reply so I can't email you. Please contact me by next Friday or I will draw a new winner.

We also have a sale going on our annual Boxing Day Sale.... 25% off of everything the coupon code is BOXING16


Have a Beautiful Christmas Everyone! 
Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

Whoops Happy Monday turned into Happy Tuesday this week. I had to leave super early for a doctor's appointment yesterday and I didn't have time to post. I know, res ponsible bloggers have their posts ready the night before LOL But you know me I like to live on the edge :)

Were you signed up in time to get the first Scrappy Stash Buster Club newsletter? If not click on the tab above and go to the bottom of the post to check it out. Each one will be archived there in case you miss one. Here is a sneaky peek of what is in there:

I made this printable sheet for you to work on your WIPs...

And just for fun you should go over to Dunkin' Donuts blog and get yours self a Merry background for your Mobile device made by Amy Tangerine...I picked the blue one that says Choose Joy :)




This afternoon on Instagram we will have Two of a Kind Tuesday where I will have bundles of gorgeous fabric at fabulous prices. Don't miss it... but if you do... there is always One Off Wednesday tomorrow :)


See ya tomorrow!

Love,
Julie

Friday, December 16, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday and a Givaway

Hey Everyone,

Did you all check out the Honey Pot Bee and the Wild Card Surprise? I sure did... then I made a minute and (literally it felt like that is all it took) to sew and voila...

This put me in a Vintage Christmas Spirit and I finally got the kids together and decorated the Christmas tree... better late than never I guess LOL

We had a great Two of a kind Tuesday and One Off Wednesday you all seemed to enjoy the deals on the bundles so put it on your calendar for the weeks ahead and see what kind of deals you can snag. (It takes place at about noon on Instagram)

How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle of Colette?

All you have to do is tell me what you most look forward to after the Holidays. Leave a comment and I will pull a winner next Friday. Oooh that is Christmas Eve Eve :)

See ya soon!
Julie

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

One Off Wednesday, New Fabric, and Wild Card

Hey Everyone,

Colette finally came... I feel like I have been waiting for it forever! Why I am so enamored I have no idea other than MACARONS could you die? This is the sweetest little slice of Paris. I can see lots of notebook covers, mug rugs, table runners, bags, little girls quilts, ummm everything coming out of this.


And did you see Molli threw a Wild Card at us over on the Honey Pot Bee? Check it out... so much fun.

Today is One Off Wednesday which means I will have some one of a kind fat quarter bundles to sell at great prices sometime this afternoon. Keep an eye on the Instagram feed.

Monday, December 12, 2016

New! The Scrappy Stash Buster Club Is Now Free

New Info!!!!! IT's FREE!!!!!  Scrappy Stash Buster Club.  Every year almost everyone I know tells me they want to use the fabric they already have and not spend money on new fabric. This is my effort to help you with your effort. If you have been following me on Instagram you might have noticed my new obsession with planners. It is like quilting with paper. You may or may not have noticed my new found productivity. These two things go hand in hand. All of the posts on the blog have been updated with this new information. I had been trying to figure out a way to make this a free club and still offer you fun products to help with your organizing and I think I have.

This is the planner that I use:


It is not crafty specific but I love that it is a ring binder so I can add my own pages, neatly, to it.  It comes with all of those pretty monthly divider tabs and your weekly planner pages as well as month at a glance pages. It is split leather with a split leather interior and it has pockets inside the cover that I use for my cards so I can carry it around in place of my purse if I want to.

Another option is the Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.

The planner has a section for planning your projects and tips and tricks for organizing your crafting. It also has quilt patterns to help you use your stash. We will not be making those in the club but they are there for you to use if you choose.

This club will include the planner, if you need one :)


Each month you will have the option to buy a kit with items to decorate your planner such as:

  • stickers
  • stamps
  • pens
  • papers
  • die cuts
  • special inserts for planning projects and organizing your stash
What you get for free: 
  • tips and tricks to sort and use your stash
  • quilter friendly recipes (more time to sew)
  • an exclusive quilt block each month
  • quilt setting examples for the quilt block each month as well as a setting for a sampler at the end of the year
 You will not receive more fabric with this club but you will receive encouragement to use your stash. This club does not have an end date so you can continue as long as you want.  You can find the planners here. If you don't want a planner and just want to sign up for the club you can click here to sign up for the newsletter. We will be starting the 3rd week of December but you can join anytime and the back issues of the newsletter will be available on a special tab on the blog. 

Here is a button for your blog if you would like it :)



Also I thought I would show you the two custom bundles that I made this week and have up for sale on the website.
This is Winter Skies

And this is Greenery... the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017


Also tomorrow I will be doing something new on the Instagram feed... at about noon I will be posting some Two of a Kind bundles of fat quarters at great prices. You won't want to miss it... there will only be two available of each one. And Wednesday we will do One Off Wednesday again...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Winner and Something New

Have you visited my friend Molli lately?

You should go check out this fabulous program that I have the privilege of being a part of this year. Get ready to stir up your stash and bake up some fun!

And we have a winner of the little Curvy Clutch Kit

number 24 is

I have been wanting to try and make one of these little bags with the clasp. Would love to win your kit!
Sandy A

Yay Sandy! I will email in a moment. 

What are the rest of you doing today? I am in for some Christmas Advent Church and Slow Sewing Sunday. 

See ya tomorrow with a big announcement!

Julie

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Our New Block of the Month Programs

Hi Everyone,

I bet you were wondering when we were going to announce the new Block of the Month programs for 2017. Just like last year I have been searching high and low for the perfect program and have decided to go with one pre-built BOM and two that I made up myself... Also I might have a 4th up my sleeve but I have to get the pattern in my hands first to make sure it is workable.... that one will remain TBA for now.

First We have the Urbanologie BOM created by Sew Kind Of Wonderful to use with their QCR Mini Ruler. I am so happy I went to their Schoolhouse at Market I am in love with these quilts. I love sewing curves and I promise once you learn Jenny's way you will love it too. Besides you get these amazing results:

Layout #1 =  56" by 64"



Layout #2 =  63" by 81"


Layout #3 57" by 84"


Each of the blocks in this quilt can be used to make other quilts too. Our block of the month program will allow you to choose your favorite layout from the three above and the fabrics that we send each month will be similar in style and tone to the ones you see in these examples we will use mostly solids and monotone prints (one color with black or white) for the blocks and backgrounds that are similar to what you see in the pictures. Cost will be $17.95 including shipping and will start in January and continue through December of 2017. The down payment will cover my cost of the  pattern and ruler there is also a shipping charge for the book of $3.75.. I am offering an option without the ruler in case you already have one, as well, but be aware that you can not make these blocks without the Mini Quick Curve Ruler. You can find the sign up here.

Our Second Program I am calling Zakka Project of the Month. We will make small projects in the Japanese Style of handmade small objects. Things like this little house pouch that I made at Sewtopia:



Or this cute notebook cover that I made this weekend:


We may use patterns that are separate but we will definitely use the Sew Illustrated book that this pouch came out of...

All of the materials for each project will be included each month... like zippers or purse frames... whatever is required beyond basic sewing supplies. The price will be $19.99 a month including shipping. The Sew Illustrated book and first month project will ship together in January. The sign up fee includes the book. If you already have the book you can just pay for the registration fee. You can find the sign up here.

New Info!!!!! IT's FREE!!!!! Lastly I am going to help you use your own stash with the Scrappy Stash Buster Club.  Every year almost everyone I know tells me they want to use the fabric they already have and not spend money on new fabric. This is my effort to help you with your effort. If you have been following me on Instagram you might have noticed my new obsession with planners. It is like quilting with paper. You may or may not have noticed my new found productivity. These two things go hand in hand.

This is the planner that I use:


It is not crafty specific but I love that it is a ring binder so I can add my own pages, neatly, to it.  It comes with all of those pretty monthly divider tabs and your weekly planner pages as well as month at a glance pages. It is split leather with a split leather interior and it has pockets inside the cover that I use for my cards so I can carry it around in place of my purse if I want to.

Another option is the Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.

The planner has a section for planning your projects and tips and tricks for organizing your crafting. It also has quilt patterns to help you use your stash. We will not be making those in the club but they are there for you to use if you choose.

This club will include the planner, if you need one :)


Each month you will have the option to buy a kit with items to decorate your planner such as:

  • stickers
  • stamps
  • pens
  • papers
  • die cuts
  • special inserts for planning projects and organizing your stash
What you get for free: 
  • tips and tricks to sort and use your stash
  • quilter friendly recipes (more time to sew)
  • an exclusive quilt block each month
  • quilt setting examples for the quilt block each month as well as a setting for a sampler at the end of the year
 You will not receive more fabric with this club but you will receive encouragement to use your stash. This club does not have an end date so you can continue as long as you want.  You can find the planners here. If you don't want a planner and just want to sign up for the club you can click here to sign up for the newsletter. We will be starting the 3rd week of December but you can join anytime and the back issues of the newsletter will be available on a special tab on the blog.

As always I will be supporting the BOM's with exclusive newsletters each month. Payment invoices will be sent out on the 15th of each month and BOM packages will ship the 23rd of each month.




Thanks,
Julie

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday and a Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

We have Wildabon quilt kits up for reservation down payment... They will ship out when Friedlander comes in next month. And we got all of our Black Friday shipping finished by Tuesday this week and we still have lots of items (over 900) in our Clearance section. 



I have been doing a tiny bit of sewing and we got a pretty new collection of fabric in....

Bird's Eye View is here... it is 100% Certified GOTS Organic something I didn't know until I was doing research for another project is that GOTS makes sure that the manufacturer uses ethical practices and the employees make a good wage for their work. Makes me feel good about spending my money on it.


This quilt has a free pattern and we also have a kit available.


If you have seen my Instagram feed you might have noticed my obsession with planners lately. I especially love Midori Traveler's Notebooks  because they have grid inserts available that are awesome for carrying around to design quilts in... I made this fun little cover for mine out of a couple of fat quarter's that I won.


I also embroidered and made this adorable purse with some linen and Liberty...

If you would like to win the pattern kit (come with pattern and clasp, I will also include a piece of linen and a cute piece of fabric) for this little purse leave a message below. Edit: I am sorry if there was any misunderstanding but I am not giving away the embroidery pattern it came from the Zakka Embroidery book that I showed last week and that would be copyright infringement but there are tons of cute embroidery patterns that are free on Pinterest if you need one.

Have a lovely weekend!
Julie

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