Sunday, December 21, 2008

The red and blue fabric is for sale!

Update: Guess, what? Birdies on Chairs (the version with the green birdies) won Spoonflower's Fabric of the Week contest! Thanks to everyone for voting for me!

And I'm working on a quilt that features all the green and blue designs and hope to get it wrapped up this week. I'll post pics as soon as it's done.

The reds turned out exactly like I wanted them to! So excited. I just uploaded a few fat quarters onto the store. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

And Lucinda at Septemberbird had this great pic on her site of her kitty helping with her sewing up some of the blue and green birdies. I can't wait to see what she makes!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Vote for Birdies on Chairs...please?

My "Birdies on Chairs" fabric design was chosen by Spoonflower to be part of their Fabric of the Week contest! If the design wins, you can buy the fabric direct from them in their Etsy shop for 1 week at their pricing. on over there and vote if you have a sec.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New colors

I've gotten quite a few requests for the fabric in red (like my blog header), so I've got some on order. When I had the reds printed in the past they didn't turn out quite as I had wanted so I never put that fabric up for sale. But I think we've got the red nailed down! So if you're interested in the fabric in red, let me know and I'll set some aside for you.

Here's some jpgs of the designs and I will post the pictures of the printed fabric when it arrives!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New embroidery kits from Curlin Reed Sullivan

My friend Curlin designed some new embroidery kits (swoon!) and I was lucky enough to be the guinea pig who got to do the embroidery on some of the samples. I picked out these colors to match the bedroom and I think they turned out so pretty! I love my flowery hat girl and boy and wowzee do they look cute in the house (as opposed to Curlin's flower bed as pictured below...!)

And the kits (with pics of my pillows) were featured on Craftzine yesterday! Thanks to sweet Rachel Hobson for the call out!

Curlin's having a sale on her site on the kits, so scamper on over there and get yours before they are all gone. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm totally overwhelmed...And a winner!

Wow. You guys are amazing. All of the really wonderful and supportive (and very funny!) comments have really touched me. I can't believe there were 329 comments posted! Thank you a million times over for visiting and taking a look at what I do!!! Getting off the corporate hamster wheel and following this creative path has been such a wonderful process. I'm just tickled pink that you like my fabrics.

And now without further sloppy gushing, the winner is....

Congratulations to Ly+Alan. I hope you'll send a picture of what you make with the Birdies on Chairs fabric!

To Gina F, I laughed really hard at your story of accidentally running over your daughter's book bag. Thanks for a great giggle.

And to Lisa from Musings from the Mama Bear, your special needs Bud Bird...that featherless torso! So glad he has you and your family to love him. I had a cat that used to pull all of his fur out and my friend called him Cat Jerky since he was so skinny and ratty looking. But I loved him anyway!!

Thanks again everyone! What a super fun day reading all your comments. And I've got some really fun stuff in the works, so if you'd like to be added to my mailing list, just post a comment with your address and you'll be the first to see the new kits! (tease, tease, tease....)

And I also got a wonderful surprise tonight! I won some vintage fabric scraps during Giveaway Day from the delightful Dallas from For the Journey! You must go see her photography! The sunflower photos are so beautiful they literally made me gasp.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's Giveaway Day!

UPDATE: There are so many blogs doing giveaways and to make sure everyone has a chance to see as many people as possible, I'm extending my giveaway until midnight (Central Time) TONIGHT, Thurs. 12/4.

As a big thank you for everyone's support and nice words on my new design venture, I'm giving away a FREE fat quarter of my Birdies on Chairs fabric!

Tomorrow morning (12/4) I'll draw one lucky winner! Here's how it works:

-Before midnight tonight, leave a comment on this post below telling me how you'd like to use the fabric. (And make sure there's a way for me to contact you if you win!)
-Using a random number generator, I'll select the winner and ship out your fabric lickety split
-And yes, I'm happy to ship internationally!

Hope everyone's gearing up for a wonderful holiday season and thanks for visiting! There are lots and lots of sites doing giveaways today, so make sure you visit Sew Mama Sew's blog for a list of participating sites!

Let me know if you'd like to be added to my mailing list so you can keep up with all the new things I'm stitching up!

Scarlet Fig Giveaway - Starts tomorrow!

Be sure to check back tomorrow...I’ll be participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day and will be giving away some of my original Birdies on Chairs fabric!

And my fabulous friend Curlin, is giving away one of her adorable embroidery kits. So make sure you visit her blog tomorrow too!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Indie Giveaway on Scoutie Girl - Scarlet Fig pillow

Go spend some time and take a look at the Scoutie Girl December Indie Giveaway. There's a Birdies on Chairs pillow cover that's part of the loot!

The giveaway features a bunch of great artists and some really lovely things. Not only could you win all those pretty goodies, every entry is generating cash for a charity of your chosing.

Go enter today!