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A Man’s Treasury October 30, 2010

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Etsy has just a trove of products that sometimes it’s hard to go through everything.  Today I was bored at work and wanted to create something that my husband would want if he was on the site.  I tried to combine his favorite things.  Can you guess what they are? 

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4ccc7977b0d76d91fe26b962/things-my-hubby-would-like?index=0

 

Moda Eva October 26, 2010

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Moda Eva is one of my favorite fabric lines.  It’s girly and offers great shades of purple, green, and pink.  Paisley, swirls, peacocks, polka dots, circles, and vines. 

I’ve made potholders and quilts from this great line. 

On the quilt I was really unsure what to do with it.  Took a few different layouts on the design wall.  The best layout is variegating the fabric from darkest to lightest.  I think it turned out pretty well.

 

October New Arrival October 25, 2010

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I LOVE making baby quilts.  A very good family friend asked me to create a signature square quilt for the arrival of her grand daughter.  She wanted greens and pinks.  With this quilt I have officially gone through my bright pink fabric stash. 

I started with a 1.5″ and 2.5″ strips of a variety of fabrics.  Each square was completely different. 

After cutting.

On the Design Wall

Needless to say grandma was happy with the end result. 

One Big Family

 

Congrats!!!!

 

Inspirational October 20, 2010

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Beautiful Fall Day

 

Michael Miller Fabrics October 19, 2010

Michael Miller is a great fabric line with funky novelty prints and bold colors.  Here are some of the fabrics that I would love to add to stash right now:

Brady Bunch

All of the fabric is named after a character on the show.  Very clever.  I love the retro feel, bright and updated colors.  There is another great plaid in this collection.  My favorite is Cindy. 

The Peter stripe is also nice

Honey Bee

Great blend of orange, green, yellow and brown.  Reminds me of fall without screaming seasonal.  Garden Honey Meadow is my favorite.

As for the free patterns that Michael Miller is offering, I may have found a way to work through my stash.  The Daisy Doodle and Modern Flora are my favorites they have available right now.  Stash busting, here I come.

 

Survived My First Craft Show October 18, 2010

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Saturday was the first craft show I had ever been a vendor at.  It was an interesting experience.  Much like Etsy, people like to stop, look, compliment you on your items, and then move on to the next shop.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Overall the show was slow and the only vendors that did well were the re-sellers.  Apparently these customers were more interested in something mass produced instead of something someone actually made. 

Most people noted that they too had made a quilt in their lifetime, they sew, or asked me how long I had been sewing.  You should have seen the looks on their faces when I said 10 years. 

For my first show it was a great learning experience and the push I needed to get my Etsy shop where I want it to be.  Good news considering I have some custom orders to be doing in the next couple of weeks. 

 

My Favorite Gator October 14, 2010

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One of my favorite quilts went to our good friend’s son upon his arrival into this world.  Today he is  turning 1.  Where did this year go??

When he first got the quilt.

Isn’t he just adorable all snuggled down into his swing and his new Gator’s quilt. 

Apparently people would stop her and ask where she got the quilt, they do live in Gainesville.  Too bad for me that there are rules and regulations to using licensed fabric. 

Here he is packing his bag for school.  He’s growing up so fast.

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