Friday, October 30, 2009
My first pick is the I Spy quilt by Frost Cottage. With just a quick glance I know this would be a hit! I believe that anything with Dora the Explorer will win over my niece's heart!
Next, I fell in love with this Crayon Tote Bag by A Quilt Dream. What a great and colorful tote that holds your little one's crayons on the outside and coloring books or paper on the inside - ingenious!
My final favorite is the Veggie Tales Memory Game by Ice Purple Penguin. Now, my niece and nephew, like a lot of kids, may not like to eat their veggies, but they certainly love to watch Veggie Tales and I bet they'd just love to play memory or Go Fish! with these cute "cards."
You can find more wonderful kid-inspired items by typing "Quiltsy" and "kids," "games," or "fun" in the Etsy search field.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Good morning everyone. I just wanted to share this convo I received from Etsy this morning. It is most definately an attempt at fraud. I don't really know most of you since I joined the Artisans of Houston group recently, but my day job is working as a cash manager at a major international real estate company. I work with banking all day every day and we have had to deal with variations on this scheme for about the last 4 years.
by [INSERT Scammer's screen name]
25 October 2009 4:00am EDT
I'll get down off my soapbox now and let you enjoy this beautiful day. Please don't let this crook take advantage of you!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
First, I couldn't pass up this adorable quilted Think Pink Potholder by Sewing Granny. The french poodle on the Christmas ball is just too cute!
And last, but certainly not least, is this darling quilted eyeglass case from Creations by Nora Marie. The slanted scalloped edge on this case makes it unique!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the International Quilt Market trade show. It's where businesses that buy and sell in the creative sewing fields come together to order all the wonderful goodies. New fabric lines and gadgets are premiered here, ideas planted, teachers educated and designers, publishers, manufacturers, fabric store owners and others mix and mingle for an explosion of new creativity. The 2009 Quilt Market closed yesterday and the Quilt Festival is about to kickoff tomorrow for five exciting days.
Tiffany (aka warmnfuzzies) was recently approached by designer Sandi Henderson about showcasing Sandi's newest fabric line Meadow Sweet in a pair of cathedral window pillows that Tiffany is known for. The completed pillows were part of Sandi's booth at Quilt Market and helped generate sales and excitement for the new line. "It was such a thrill to be one of the first people to see, touch and work with brand new fabric, not even on the market yet," said Tiffany.
Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works had a quilt of hers on display in the Moda Fabric Bake Shop booth during Market. What an honor! (Jackie, if you link us to a picture, we'd like to include it here).
Terry Aske has not one, but TWO of her quilts hanging in this year's International Quilt Festival. Both her 'Zig Zag' quilt and 'Marble Tiles' quilt have been traveling North America as part of a special exhibit called 'O Canada.' This exhibit features quilts showcasing Canadian's special love of quilting that runs much deeper than just the desire to keep warm!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
First is Mimis Crafts' Witchy Halloween Wall Hanging. What a creation! I love the curly boots on the witch! I urge you to take a close look at the detail that went into this lovely wallhanging!
And the final frightfully fantastic offering is the Purple Pumpkin Polka Dots Mini Quilt by bybethstudio. How can you not just smile when you see that cute pumpkin face? Oh, wait, I mean how can you not just tremble in fear at the frightful face??
Friday, October 2, 2009
Next, I couldn't help but fall in love with Warm 'N Fuzzies' Autumn's Harvest Cathedral Window Pillow Cover. The batik used for the windows is just a dream! I can imagine two of these adorning my parlor sofa, can't you?