Friday, January 25, 2008
Quiltsy Shop: TweedleBee
Toni runs a wonderful Etsy shop called TweedleBee where she mostly sells adorable baby-friendly toys and quilts. Her quilt designs are charming, creative, and unique!
Here's what Toni has to say about why she quilts:
"I had always wanted to learn to quilt but am one of those people who doesn't like to do something until I know how to do it. This leads to never doing anything if one is not careful!
"After my mom died in '01, I was really feeling my mortality as I am the next female in the family line. I was determined to learn how to quilt "before I die". That was almost 7 years ago and I'm not dead yet!
"I figure quilting is my therapy and even though it may be an expensive hobby, it is still cheaper than 'real' therapy and I have all this cool stuff to show for it too.
"I love the colors of the fabric, I have an embarrassing amount of it all stacked in bins on a huge shelf in my sewing room. I take it out and organize and re-organize depending on what I feel like making. Right now I am really into dots and stripes, baby toys and quilting swirls.
"My ultimate advice would be to have fun. If you are not having fun because the pattern is not working or you can't find the exact fabric in the picture, take a chance and do it another way. You will surprise yourself with your own ingenuity!"
Toni's beautiful ingenuity can be found in her shop: http://tweedlebee.etsy.com.