Thursday, October 30, 2008
And her newest line, Neptune, is so close I can almost taste it...
Speaking of tasty- how delicious is this Neptune quilt she created for the Houston Quilt Market?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I know, I know... how badly can you screw up scraps? Thats what I need to keep telling myself... the worse that can happen is I'll end up with more scraps!
Here are some of the gorgeous things created in the challenge so far...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Her brother Zack, much prefers to hang out with the other dogs in Doggy Daycamp... but Kaya would rather be with me...
And today, a 5 month old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Ginger is here and up for a game of "Tug"...
Awww... look at all that puppy love!!!
But then we did have to write a little "story" to give each face a personality & character. I'd like you to meet Jacques & Eve.
I particularly love the advice "Enjoy the zen of fusible interfacing while watching the birds outside and listening to a book on tape". Personally I tend to "Enjoy the zen of fusible interfacing while watching Gilmore Girls episodes on DVD". How do you pass the time while crafting?And speaking of interfacing... for those interested, the demise & rebirth of TimTex! (Unfortunately, I hear Amy Butler has already gone through the trouble of rewriting all her patterns with alternate interfacing options... she's the Timtex queen!)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Fall 2008 Hancock’s of Paducah catalog contains a preview of Amy Butler’s next line, Midwest Modern II. It is a mixture of new and reworked/recolored prints from earlier lines. I'm sure we're going to hear more from the Houston Quilt Market!
Monday, October 20, 2008
The most exciting thing about this line is the "Strip It" the fabric that is actually a print of all the other fabrics in the line, in strips across the yardage.
Marcus Fabrics shares some great ideas on how to use this fabric to its highest potential...
But I'm sure the possibilities are endless....!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A simple little square-selvedge purse...
A fantastic scarf I'm completely wishing I could get my hands on...
And the pièce de résistance... a gorgeous selvedge dress...
How will any of us ever throw that little "scrap" away again?!!
1. Mr Owls Haunted Castle 2. Ouija Board Necklace 3. Changeable Halloween Pendant set 4. Little Witch 5. Penny the Zombie Girl 6. Knit Spookies Toy Pattern 7. Mummy Doll Pattern 8. Pumpkin Party Girl With Black Cat Treat Pail 9. Bat Pendant Necklace
Saturday, October 18, 2008
And we have this adorable guy from My Paper Crane (love that bow tie!!)...
This modern-style shell-dweller, from Soto Softies... (anyone else craving soft-served ice cream?!)
And last but not least, this cozy critter, from Ric Rac (tutorial included on her site!!!)...
And I just love the various ways these ladies interpreted the same tiny bugger... so much creativity!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I just love how it incorporates scraps and flowers and other small pieces- the way an actual bird does when building its nest. And the bird? Just adorable!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
And then she did a full-on crafter upgrade on it...
And came up with this gorgeous piece... I'm speechless, really.
More details available on her blog...
These are some fantastic linen coasters by Green Jello. I love them in their simplicity. And that little ghost's socks!!!
She is good enough to share her embroidery designs here. I'd love to make my own, but I'm not sure I could ever allow myself to put a wet drink on them!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Of course she gives so many tips & pointers, I really have no excuse... ah well, maybe for Christmas!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
You can enter the contest by visiting her site here... first place winner gets, of course, the quilt... but second and third place receive the pattern so they can make their own! The contest entries will go until 7pm MST on Friday Oct 17th... so hurry on over!!
The challenge organizer, JC Handmade has been excellent, and some of the participants are already finished!!!
Here is what we have in the gallery thus far...
5. scrappy tin can, 6. Close Up Scrap Project Pillow - Group Two
As for my scraps? Their still sitting on my cutting table, staring at me, enticing me... I've got some thoughts for them... I'm expecting to have something finished this weekend... stay tuned!!
A new Alexander Henry design, in his "Black and White" collection...
Just look at that sewing machine... and the scissors... and the zipper... and... !!!
Available right now through FabricWorm on etsy... !
Keep an eye out... Pippi Longstocking is next!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I'll definitely be keeping you updated!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
First off is David Walker with his two new collections, Robots and Spring Fling. Robots is a "Charming collection of stars, rockets, robots and fun". His Spring Fling collection is a contrast to the Robots collections consisting of sweet characters such as butterflies, ducks, bees and bears.
Jenean Morrison is presenting her Moondance collection that chock full of fun patterns, perfect for quilting!!
Jay McCarroll with his upcoming collections Woodland Wonderland and Garden Friends.
And of course there is Melissa Averinos with her Sugar Snap collection that I posted about some time ago... I've been waiting a long time for this one!!!