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Jar ‘O’ Strawberries

Lately we have been eating a lot of these. And a lot of pretty much any other kind of berry out there. There is just something about berries that means summer to me, doesn't it? Especially summer at the river. With a lot of kids nonetheless. We've certainly been having a lot of kids and a lot of berries! All of this berry eating reminded me of some lovely little jars that we had made up for a special event a while back and that we had a couple dozen leftover. I have been enjoying them all in a sweet little stack in the shipping office but thought it might be time to share the goodies. Thought I would offer them to you guys just in case you weren't getting your fair share of strawberries lately…   … kit comes in this jar…

This too!

Did I mention that you could use it to "put a bird on it" too. Wherever you might like a bird that is! In this case on the end of a winter table runner. Love it! Although I am not usually a fusible webbing kind of gal, this little machine is so much fun to use that I am hooked! And for those of you going to Market, there will be a couple of opportunities to win some of these goodies you see below. In fact, there might be more than a couple of said opportunities. Stay tuned for times and places!   xox…

The i-TOP

I mentioned this great tool in yesterday's post and thought I would share a bit more about it today.      While I was at Market in Houston this past fall, we did the "designer pillow" presentation for the MODA schoolhouse. It was a packed house and we had to do the presentations twice to accomodate all of our wonderful customers who wanted a sneak peek at what we were up to. We felt a little silly repeating all the stories twice, but it was fun. After we returned to our booth with our little button pillow in hand, it seemed that every few minutes someone would come by and ask us if we had used the i-TOP for the pillow. At first we just politely told people that we used standard covered button kits but it didn't take long for us…

Introduction #8

Bessie. Clover. Butch. It seems the name options were endless as were the options of what kind of animal this really was. Designed as a baby cow. Thought by many to be a pig. Voted to be a baby bear by more than several. Termed "breakfast meats" by my hub… I know, not so funny to me but hysterical to most of the guys he says it to!!  …this is Bessie. Made out of the butter yellow Snuggle™ fabric by MODA. All of colors of Snuggles™ used here were new fresh colors released with our Whimsy collection of fabric.  These are the newest 3 additions to our family. Bessie has been completely co- opted by my daughter. The other two, well… the boys would never admit it out loud or in public, but secretly they keep asking me when they are coming back…

Introduction #6

Strawberry Cafe Remember a couple of posts back when I said I was having a serious fruit thing going on?  Well here is more evidence for that theory. These are my favorites right now. Now, I will admit that these little curtains are a bit more "cute sweet" as I call it, than my house is normally. I am more of a plain vintage girl and not so much cutesy as far as the house goes. But…. I broke down with these little cuties, especially since its summer right now and they are perfect for the season!  So far we have auditioned them in the laundry room, the kitchen and even the bathroom. Yes, you heard me right, the bathroom.  Even a bathroom can use a little re-fresher once in a while, right? It looks like perhaps we might be sewing more than…

Introduction #5

Clover Somehow I have managed to miss 2 days of introductions! How did that happen? I had such good intentions…. Let's just blame it on the end of school schedules of 3 munchkins & the gradution ceremonies of 1 of them. Okay, back to previously scheduled programming as my hub would say…. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • For several of the past seasons, we have not done specific projects with charm packs. I don't know why really. We were in love with the jelly rolls and mostly the layer cakes because you could do so much interesting stuff with those "cakes"… pretty much four charm packs worth. But the last couple of releases, we have rediscovered the charm pack I guess. Quick 5" squares already cut for you, what's not to love I ask you?  And so this pattern was born. You…

Introduction #4

Sweet Berry Bag I really seam to be having a serious strawberry thing going on lately. Actually a fruit thing if I think about it. Between the Cherry Delight project I did for Quilts&More, this strawberry bag and the strawberry cafe curtains & table topper that I have yet to "introduce" to you [and I am working on something with pears…], I am all about the fruit these day. Really don't know what that is all about… maybe one of those "trends" I was just talking about except that this one is mostly all in my own head I think! Anyway, we designed this as a purse for girls of all sizes but we have been amazed by all the women who have are making one for themselves! So I guess its a purse for anyone who is young at…

Introduction: Day #3

Today's Introduction: Saltwater Taffy It's always fascinating to me how the quilt and pattern industry goes in such clear and identifiable waves or trends. A few designers get inspired by something, then a few more and very soon there is an explosion of a colors or designs or patterns featuring said trend. Its unmistakeable and it happens like clockwork. I know that this is the way it is in most artistic or creative industries, but since I am most connected to this one, it is always so interesting for me to watch a "trend" spread into so many different venues and in so many different interpretations. I love watching it happen and I love being a part of it… especially when I am at the beginning of the inspiration LOL! …Saltwater Taffy done out of Fresh Cottons with a tone one tone…