I have a special book to share with you today, it is a piece of history brought to light, and highlights the art of handmade!
Vintage Notions (as in ideas) is a big book chalk full of insights and inspiration.
Amy Barickman has beautifully compiled inspirational essays, cleaver sewing patterns, cooking basics, and beautiful illustrations from the work of Mary Brooks Picken. Mary was an innovator of her time (1886-1981), she worked diligently to teach women the art of sewing, dressmaking, designing, millinery and cookery. Women everywhere sang her praises, as she encouraged them to find happiness, and satisfaction in all aspects of life. AND many of these principles can still be applied to my life today!
The book is broken down into months, as our projects vary with each season. I love how it’s laid out!
A … Read More »
Hot off the delivery truck, and up for grabs here today from the fantastic ladies at FatQuarterShop!
Sugar & Spice by The Quilted Fish
In fact, it got in late yesterday, and they didn’t have a chance to update the website yesterday. Thus my delayed post!
Which one do you like best? Kiwi or Blueberry?
Enter to win one of the lovely bundles above by :
Liking Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook
Following Fat Quarter Shop on Twitter
Leave me a comment, telling me your current project, or what you wish you were working on!
I like to keep it interesting!
Good Luck! I’ll select winners, via random number generator, on Monday, March 14th.
I’m participating in yet another fantastic blog tour! ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch -
Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts! The results are appealing and fun! Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made. Cheryl then continues to share her tried and true methods for appliqué and paper piecing, and reminds us all that perfection is over-rated!
That sounds familiar! : )
I’m so glad that we are of the same mindset Cheryl!
There are 10 fabulous quilt projects based on the tiles shown on the cover. My favorite part in the projects is that the appliqué is broken down into manageable pieces, often finished on the individual block before assembling the quilt top.
And the secondary design … Read More »
I recently “met” Cara. She emailed me about Calypso Swing, and we struck up a conversation. One thing led to another and I recieved a pile of fat quarters in the mail! The best part? She sent an extra set, to share with one of you!
Calypso Swing is the brain child of Mark Cesarik, and Free Spirit produced this line of fabric. Cara is Mark’s wife, and is the crafty, quilter blogger, sharing her projects with Mark’s fabric! I asked Mark a few questions so we could get to know him better :
Calypso Swing is your first foray into fabric, what made you decide to put your art onto fabric?
Calypso Swing is my first fabric collection with Free Spirit, however, I have been designing fabrics under the SewBettie Moniker for … Read More »
Today I have a treat for you! A collection of goodies from my beloved sponsors!
One winner will one win :
Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag Pattern AND Quarter & Dime Pattern
by Reannalily Designs
Posh Posies Kit comes with the fabric, pattern and instructions, backing and binding. Finishes at 12″ x 25″
from I Have a Notion
This adorable Toile Makeup Bag
by Patchwork Trails
Kona Dark Palette Charm Pack
from Canton Village Quilt Works
Marzipan fat quarters
by Wondrous Woven Fabrics
Be sure to visit all the shops!
Leave a comment for me -
One comment per person please.
I will select a winner … Read More »
Hi there! I’ve been sick…it’s gone around our entire family – but the end is in sight! 2 boxes of Saltines and a 2 liter of ginger ale, and I think we are all on the mend. Thankfully Joe and I weren’t sick at the same time, that really would have been a mess!
So I need to tell you who won the Sweet Divinity giveaway!
#153 is Milica aka Molly at Crafting Cozy Congratulations Molly – you should have an email from me in your inbox already!
I also wanted to share a link with you – Meylah did an interview with me – you can find it here!
Also any of you looking for inexpensive marketing for your shop or blog, you should check out The Marketplace at The Sewing Summit.
I’m hoping to get to my sewing machine soon, it’s been 10 … Read More »
Have you met Amanda, at The Quilted Fish? She is a fabulous lady! We met one time, and have been chatting via email ever since. Amanda is a pattern designer, and is getting ready for her second fabric line to release with Riley Blake! Sugar and Spice is due to ship in March, and currently on the shelves is Sweet Divinity, which is the bundle up for grabs today!
21 fat quarters of Sweet Divinity! They are so pretty, and the prints are adorable!
To win : :
** Leave me a comment
** Add The Quilted Fish to your reader, then leave a comment telling me that you did
** Like The Quilted Fish on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me that you did
Three chances to win! I will select a winner via random number generator and post … Read More »
The fabulous giveaway by Above All Fabric is closed…and the winner is:
Congratulations! I have emailed you, and I will forward your information to Melanie once I have it from you!
After a horribly long day of travel yesterday, we are home! It felt so good sleep in our own beds last night! I forgot to tell you that I put patterns on sale in my shop before I left. I will leave that as is for another week – usher in the new year with a new project! Click the shop button at the top right, or right here.
I have another post with dolly quilts to share but wanted to pop in and show you what I won.
I didn’t have a ton of time, but I went through the Sew, Mama Sew giveaway posts and found a few to enter. This one caught my eye, and I’m so happy to have won from Jen at BettyCrockerAss! There’s a camera strap cover (which I already installed!), make-up bag, apron, … Read More »
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend celebrating with family and friends!
I have a treat for you today, I’ll be back tomorrow to show you more of the Christmas gifts I made.
Above All Fabric is a great shop!
Above All Fabric is chalk full of beautiful fabrics, and inspiring patterns! I love checking in with Melanie and seeing what is new – she has a great eye!
One lucky winner will win:
2 Just Wing It! Charm Packs
and a Wild Thing pattern!
Let’s keep it simple, one comment per reader.
Tell me if you have a fabric line you are most looking forward to in the new year in your comment!
Good Luck … Read More »
Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway day! You all are just as busy as I am trying to finish things up this weekend! I hope the new friends enjoy time spent here with me. The winner is –
Laura, I’ve just emailed you! Can’t wait to see what you make with the layer cake!
By now, many of you are busy making the final push towards the holidays. But what are your crafty plans as we enter 2011? Well, clear your plate, because we have a great quilt-along planned that will begin in January!
18 quilt bloggers have collaborated to bring you the first-ever Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza. We’ll jump from blog to blog making 2 quilt blocks per week, wrapping up with a custom setting and layout design to help complete your quilt. I am so … Read More »
Happy Giveaway Day!
Thanks for stopping by! If you are a new visitor please feel free to poke around a bit and get to know me. I’m Amy — a wife, mom to 4, sewist, soon to be author, conference planner, and I love keeping up with my friends here!
I’m giving away this Hunky Dory layer cake:
Layer Cake = 42 coordinating 10″ squares.
1 – Leave me a comment, I would love to know what projects you are finishing up before Christmas.
2 – Subscribe or follow my blog, or let me know that you already do.
3 – Like Amy’s Creative Side on Facebook
Each comment is an entry to the giveaway, be sure to get them all in to improve your chances.
I … Read More »