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“Kiss Me”

I am quite certain that I have said this before and I will surely say it again, but almost every time we release a new set of patterns, I have a favorite. I feel like I shouldn't have one, but I do. Almost from the instant we start sewing the blocks together or the pieces get cut out for the bag, I just know. This will be my favorite this time around. A lot of the times its about the color choices in a particular project but sometimes its about the design or the way that I am feeling when I design it. This was one of those quilts. From the moment I started playing with those reds and greys, and hints of yellow, green and pink in the florals, somehow I knew it would be one of my all-time favorites. And it is. So far. &#0160…

Spring & some “Chintz”

I had a chance to go visit my parents in Southern California for a day last week and I was again reminded about the difference in seasons between Northern and Southern California. Its like a different world down there! They have an amazing home and garden and their vegetable beds were already overflowing! I had serious garden envy. Thinking of flying my dad up here just so he can help me garden for the weekend! I might just do it too! Although the kids would probably steel him go play miniature golf and take them to movies and I would be gardening by myself. Oh, well, so much for that plan…. Maybe I'll fly him up anyway! … I guess these self seeded from last year! … he seemed to have every kind of little green imaginable. … we clipped and clipped and clipped.   … and…

Sneak Peek #2

OUR NEXT SNEAK PEEK Another one of our "mini" patterns or "Threads" as we refer to them was inspired by a flea market pin that we found a while back. It felt timeless to us then and seemed to beg to be updated with some fresh fabrics. So we listened to her. … 2 sizes, this one is the multi version on a standard white shirt, made with 11 charm squares. I  love it on a white or cream shirt, although my daughter keeps swiping it for her hair or her backpack! … both versions on my favorite leather purse. Works great as a purse accessory on pretty much any style. … all 3 versions accessorizing a fabric purse. This is the cover image of the pattern as well. … this might just be my favorite one right now. I have been wearing it on…

Some Strawberry Peeks…

As a mom of 2 older boys and a little girl, many of the "girl" things out there are a bit unknown to me. My daughter was just as likely to play with a Power Ranger as she was a doll when she was a toddler. As she grows up, however, we quickly become familiar with all of those little girl milestones. This year we have joined the ranks of the Girl Scouts and are looking forward to joining the infamous cookie sales that I'm sure we are all aware of! In fact my husband keeps suggesting that we should sell them on our website LOL!! Recently we have been working on some sewing activities with our little "Daisies" and it came to my attention that apparently one of the classic Girl Scout sewing projects is to make little newspaper stuffed "Sit Upons…

A Little Bit of Strawberries

A little bit of strawberries with your lunch [ or dinner or breakfast depending on where in the world you are!]…   … the cream, soft grey and strawberry red color ways.  Just thought I would start giving  you a little something to start saving up for in May :-)….   Talk to you soon…

Almost Here

Its been one of those weeks around here, maybe its been one of those months but I am not quite ready to declare that! We have been working on so many things that we just can't share yet that I have been stumped on what to blog about. I guess that is a good problem to have! So here are a few updates that I can share… ALMOST HERE… BUTTERCUP is almost here!  Buttercup, our newest fabric collection, is due to release to stores in February so for all those of you who have been patiently waiting for its arrival, only a few more days or weeks depending on where you live! This line has a classic fresh Spring Fig Tree palette with color names like coral rose, sugar snap, lily stone, bluebell, buttercup and primrose. Doesn't that just make you think of…

Pattern Showcase #5

I'm sure you have heard me talk about my love of Christmas quilts over the years and this is the latest in the series of those classic red, green and cream lovelies that I will happily add to my stack of holiday quilts when we decorate our home next week. Now I know that it doesn't have to be for Christmas only, this combination is a timeless classic all year around but somehow it is just a bit more perfect this time of the year for me. … we sure had fun cutting kits in this wonderful little color combo for our recent sale. If you aren't on our newsletter list, be sure to get on it before our next holiday sale email at the end of this week! Go here to be added to our newsletter.   So here is Petite Fours [&quot…

Pattern Debut #4 & a Special!

While the traditional classics are usually my favorites, every once in a while I like to play around with a more modern look and pattern. This pattern is the result of one of those times. A simple triangle shape and a row construction gives you so many different options… NOOKS & CRANNIES … this is the version #1 from the pattern, made from our Breakfast at Tiffany's collection with that wonderful pumpkin orange dot as the sashing! … closeup of the same quilt. Love my quilter! Today we actually have a few of the kits for the above Breakfast at Tiffany's version available at the moment, 3 to be precise. Click here for more info. Add "thanks" into the discount section of your checkout process and you will get 15% off the kit! … version #3 of the pattern places the sashing in…