You've probably heard me say this before but I love to work on little projects in between the huge ones. And boy have we been working on a huge one around here for a while! In fact it feels like we are just now coming up for air and its almost February. You'll let me have February 1 as the beginning of my New Year won't you?

So… as we sent off the book to print… Drumroll and a giant YEAHHHHHHHHH please!!!!…. I immediately wanted to do something quick and something simple and most of all, something really small. 

So this is what we did.

Blooms Pins.




… photoing these has been almost as much fun as making them! 

[ this crystal one is kitted, see below for more info]



These were just what I needed. Just so happy to be done.

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  1. Marcyne | 30th Jan 12

    The Bloom Pins are absolutely adorable!

  2. Jenny | 30th Jan 12

    you so inspire me! i love your soft touch with fabric and those blues in your new line…and ohhhh, i love that postage stamp quilt….love love love…..

  3. SandyG | 30th Jan 12

    YEAH! I can’t wait to own the new book. YEAH!
    The bloom pins are really cute, I do believe I need one, well more then one. I really needed that on Sunday, with a wrap style jacket that was just a little bare looking on one side. You will let us know when the book is close to ready won’t you?

  4. Letty | 31st Jan 12

    Hi Joanne, not sure if you know that your blog’s banner isn’t showing up lately – just a lot of white space. I LOVE your blog and come here all the time. 🙂

  5. Debbie | 31st Jan 12

    Looking forward to your book. Yay for you! I think it is wonderful! Love the blooms. I have been making flowers of different sorts, with ribbon, rick rack, and quilting fabrics. Something very therapeutic about making them. Have a lovely week.

  6. Joanna | 31st Jan 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Letty submitted a comment on Blooms

    So sorry to any of you who have not been able to see the image. I have hopefully corrected the problem! Let me know if I havent,


  7. Susan Dulis-Rinne | 31st Jan 12

    Love the bloom pins! I can’t wait for your book to come out – please let us know when we can get a copy.
    As always you are very inspiring!

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