Monday, March 21, 2011

Giveaway winner

It's been really fun to hear what you'd make with Nesting Chairs. And I'm so excited to hear how much you like the new designs. I randomly drew the winner this morning, and before end of day I'll ship out a FQ set + a pillow panel of Nesting Chairs in Aqua & Orange to #63, Nellie’s Niceties. She said:

"You know I love your fabrics :) If I was lucky enough to win this giveaway I'd make a pillow and a matching throw quilt or a fabulous bag I could take shopping with me :)

Congrats and I hope you'll send pictures of what you make!

I had a great weekend here in Austin. Had a photoshoot for Pooches and Pickups and am over the moon excited with how the shots turned out. My dear, dear friend Curlin helped me and we just giggled and gabbed the whole time we styled the shots. Only a few more weeks until I can show off the line and share the pictures with you!

And in sewing machine cover news, I finished off the cover last night and today I'll be attaching the grommets. (Didn't really want to hammer the grommets on the back porch in the middle of the night last night. Figured my neighbors wouldn't be too happy with all the banging...) Grommets will be attached today and I'll post pics tomorrow.

The other super exciting news to share is that I was featured on Print and Pattern last Thursday!!

I wanted to post the news as soon as I saw the post but I wanted to make sure the Nesting Chairs giveaway stayed front and center for you so I’ve been hopping from one foot to the other for the giveaway to be over so I could share my news!! :) Print & Pattern is one of my most favorite daily reads so was beyond thrilled to be featured. Bowie always finds the most beautifully patterned products and fabrics to share so it feels really, really amazing to be featured again. Soooo cool!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Sewing Machine Cover AND a Nesting Chairs Giveaway!

I'm sure you guys are all like this...

I have a list of things to-do that's a mile long. And absolutely nowhere on that list does it say 'go make something for your sewing room.' But this last weekend I set the ever present to-do list to the side and made myself a pretty sewing machine cover. I used my Nesting Chairs fabric and the matching Nesting Chairs pillow panel (for the big chair in the center). I pieced it together in strips with white sashing and quilted it in stripes and a concentric box. All that's left to do it make and attach the binding and add grommets with ties to keep the sides closed.

I'm thrilled with the way it's turned out so far. I love little projects like this so I can actually finish them. I think I worked for 3 hours or so on Saturday and it was a great diversion and really fun. (Insert sheepish grin here...Remember that duvet cover I started a while ago? It still sits unfinished. I've finished piecing the top but haven't quilted it/assembled the duvet pocket...I hope to get that finished soon...) So, I'm hoping my machine cover project may have inspired you to tackle a quick and fun project (that's not on your to-do list!).

I'm going to give away a FQ set of Nesting Chairs in Aqua/Orange + 1 Pillow Panel to one winner. Yahoo for giveaways, right?!?

Just leave me a comment here and tell me what project you might use your Nesting Chairs in. I'll randomly draw one winner this Monday 3/21/11 around 8am CT. Oh, and I'll get my sewing machine cover finished by then too :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

NEW line for Robert Kaufman - Pooches & Pickups

I am so excited to announce my newest line for Robert Kaufman, Pooches & Pickups. I've been super quiet about it and I've just nearly been busting a gut in anticipation to share the news. The colors are simply delicious and the designs are really fun. I can't wait to share the whole line with you! It's great for little ones (and for big ones with a penchant for modern and whimsical fabric).

For those of you with fabric stores, make sure to add Pooches & Pickups to your list of goodies to carry. The Robert Kaufman sales team will get all the info in mid April so place your orders with them then. The line should be shipping to to stores in stores sometime in May  Update: April!! so you guys can start sewing with it really soon!!

Once the line goes out to the sales force I can show you the whole collection(and a few little projects I've been working on with the fabric) but for now I only can share this little sneaky peeky with you. I'll be hosting a giveaway for some FQs in mid April, so make sure you keep checking back. Woof woof!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tufted Tweets making a tiny appearance on Design*Sponge

Well how surprised was I to see one of my Tufted Tweets journal covers making an appearance on Design*Sponge today? (One of my all time favorite design blogs. Ever.) Grace and her team at D*S did a sneak peek of the glorious house of ridiculously talented designer Anne M. Cramer. (I would wear literally anything she's designed. How unbelievably sassy and fabulous are her clothes?) And there peering from a frame on her mantle is one of my little Avian Therapy journal covers. (Insert spazzy dance here...) It was such a fun thing to get to see today.

Photo from Design*Sponge by Adrienne Page

And in other news, I have some new journals in development. Collaborating again with the wonderful Mica of May Books, we're working on new journals featuring several of my newest designs. And I'm super excited that Nesting Chairs (and some of the coordinating patterns) will be among the chosen designs! The journals should be ready in the next month or sp, so I'll give you the heads up when they're available.

In the mean time, I have a a few journals from our last collaboration listed in my store so get them while they're still around if you're interested.