Well here I am blogging instead of writing patterns. Earlier I was "twittering" instead of writing patterns [to see some of our daily news or special twitter discounts, "follow" us in the top upper right hand corner of the blog]. Before that I was working on cleaning up my email inbox instead of writing patterns. Earlier than that I was answering some sales calls instead of writing patterns.
Are you getting the picture yet??
I am confessing to all of you right now… that I do not want to be writing patterns! If there is an experienced pattern writer out there who likes to work for fabric… CALL ME AND YOU ARE HIRED!! Not kidding. Really not kidding.
Anyway, here is one more thing to do instead of pattern writing— our FLY AWAY HOME KITS are back for a limited engagement. You all know that we don't do kits very often mostly because they are so time consuming and because we have no interest in competing with all of the amazing, wonderful quilt stores who do this for a living!
But once in a while we break down and offer something special. Our FLY AWAY HOME quilt was featured on the front page of the December '08 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Can I share with you that our original name for it was "Christmas Goose"… get it, flying geese, goose… ANYWAY! And it was so popular that we sold out of hundreds of kits in 10 days or so. We didn't think we could make any more but we have been gathering apple greens, soft creams and tomato reds and we have made up a 2nd batch of them. Get them HERE if you are interested. We don't think they will be around for very long.
They are made mostly from Fig Tree fabric with a few other MODA designer prints thrown in. The price includes binding and shipping.
If you haven't already caught on, we have been writing patterns like crazy lately. Mostly right now we are working on pattern covers which means, photo shoots, photo editing, photoshop work, playing with fonts, layout and resizing, writing descriptions etc. I actually like this part of the pattern making process. I would actually love it if it weren't for the crazy deadlines that exist in this industry that I love so much!
My office & studio gals have been working their tails off too, so here's a big thank you to Sophie, Cheryl, Nireko, Marcie & Gabbie! Not to mention our fantastic sewers Valerie, Wilma, Cheryl, Diana, Keiko, Sinta and Nicole. Hope I am not forgetting anyone! So appreciate your time and work!
This is a shot of part of one of our new patterns called French Kiss… More to come later.
Talk to you soon.