Saturday, March 12, 2011

Camelia Gigantus Brooch Pattern

Flower fans, get ready to fly your flower flag!

Another new pattern born yesterday.  Or should I say bloomed yesterday?! hee-hee!

Presenting: The Camelia Gigantus Brooch Pattern:

The big mama of fabric flower brooches- 6" across!! For those a bit more timid, pattern comes with a 4" size, as well as instructions for making buds. 

Giant Camelia brooches look great on everything from a jean jacket to a purse to a wedding dress! How about adorning an art quilt or craft project?

Easy to follow photo instructions make this pattern simple to make. No sewing machine required- makes a faboo take-along project!

Now available for purchase in my Etsy shop :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

National Women's Day

Just found out today is National Women's Day.  No, I didn't get any presents or anything today (did you?)- I just stumbled across this fact on the net.  Seems like a good idea anyways.  I really liked this post which featured a free downloadable poster:

So if you didn't get any presents either, go get your own flowers.  Or print out this poster! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mario Quilt

Good mornin'
I'm going to dedicate this post to my friend Lance, who really helped me out in a computer-related jam.
To thank Lance, I offered to make him a quilt.  He had the idea to do a pixelated quilt.  We chose Mario, since that's his favorite game.  The 'vintage' Mario game. Hmmph.  I remember that game when I was a kid. Vintage....
Anyhoo, this is what I came up with.  If you'd like to make your own, finished block size is 4.5".  There are many pixelated images online- find your favorite muse!  Just print it out, work out your block size to fit the finished size you have in mind, and go to town.  I used all Kona solids for this quilt.  The golden buttons are Clothworks wonderful Kinkame Shades in yellow to gold. (Love that stuff!)
If you make one, get prepared for requests, offers for favors, etc.  My son has offered to wash my car for a year if I make him one.  I may take him up on that  :)
So Lance, I hope you enjoy your quilt, and thank you, thank you!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Winner for Harlequin Star Pillow Pattern

We have a winner- Mariana from Tandil, Argentina!
Felicitaciones Mariana!

Gracias a todos por participar.  Si quedaron con ganas del patron, siempre lo pueden comprar en mi tienda de 'etsy' , que se encuentra en el lado derecho de mi blog.  Envio a cualquier parte del mundo sin problemas.

Thanks to everyone for participating.  If you didn't win this time, but would still like a pattern, it's always available through my etsy store.  You can find the link on the righthand side of my blog.  I ship worldwide.

Thank you!!!