Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Exciting News!

So I have a bit of exciting news to share today... I was contacted by a production company working on the Smurfs 2 and they want to have my hand painted cigar boxes as part of the set again! Yay!! I had no idea they were even doing a second movie. So the release form is signed and it's a done deal! The movie will be out next Fall I do believe. :)

Other than that I've been hard at work on custom orders. I have about 8 projects lined up, 5 of which are quilts needing to be quilted on my long arm. Busy busy!

 I hope you are enjoying your week!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Baby Quilts

I managed to whip up these 2 baby quilts yesterday. I just can't get enough of these little baby rag quilts. They're just so cute!
Scoot Baby Quilt

I intend to make several more of these soon! Some different sizes too.

Have a great afternoon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Baby Rag Quilt With Embroidery

I'm in love with this new baby quilt! I've been trying to figure out how I can work more embroidery into my quilts and this was my first creation. I combined "Farm Fresh" fabrics from Riley Blake with embroidered farm animals. I think it's just too cute. It was time consuming, I must say. Each embroidery design took about 1 hour to complete (and there are a total of 8). I have ideas for some similar baby quilts with different embroidery themes and I can't wait to get started! :)

For anyone who might be interested, this quilt is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Sewing Room

I thought I would post some photos of my sewing room today. I'm lucky to have not only an art studio in my home, but a sewing room as well. I have a very understanding husband. :)

 I spent my morning doing some organizing today. As my business grows I accumulate more and more stuff and I have to be pretty creative with storing it. My sewing room takes up half of the second floor of our house. It's a very large room, but the slanted ceiling makes it an unusual space to work with. I seem to make it work though. I really enjoy spending time in there, especially when it's raining or snowing outside because the room has a very cozy feel to it.

Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing my sewing space. I know I'm always curious about others creative spaces.

Have a lovely afternoon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Blush Baby Quilt

This cute blush baby quilt is my new sale item of the week on Etsy. It's marked down $5 and will also ship for free. Of all my tied baby quilts this one is my favorite. I just love the fabric colors and how soft and cozy this blanket is too. :)

I have a very busy school week this week as the end of the quarter is near. Two big projects will be due and a test, plus more homework and final exams next week. I'm giving myself today to do whatever but tomorrow I'm hitting the books! Unfortunately I probably will not be making or listing anything new this week.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Charitable Item for March

"Tennessee Rose" 5 by 7, Watercolor

Well it's that time again and I have selected a new Charitable Item of the Month on Etsy. This month the item is this original watercolor painting. 100% of the sale will be donated to the American Red Cross. As you know the Red Cross does a great deal of different things from blood donation, recovery after a natural disaster, to helping military families. When you donate to the American Red Cross you know that your money will go where it is most needed at that moment.

My charitable item for last month sold and I was able to make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I was so happy to do it and to be able to give something back. I hope this one sells too!

Have a great day!!