JUST IN!!! Amy Butler software! There are over 30 patterns on one CD!!! I can;t wait to take mine home this weekend!
I am falling a little behind this week on everything! We are cutting kits like crazy for a bunch of new shop displays. Today I am cutting wool Christmas stocking kits. It feels a little weird to be doing this in 90 degree weather. They will be in the shop in about a week and they are so very cool because they are entirely pre-cut for you! The stocking, the holly berries, and all. Plus the applique is all ready to go, with Heat N Bond Lite pre-applied to the shapes. There will be about four stockings in kits like this. So I guess it is worth falling behind!
I purchased these adorable Alphabet flash cards this weekend at Michaels, along with a bunch of matching scrapbook supplies. I usually like to frequent the smaller business’s like my favorite local shop, Paper Creations for these types of things. But I love the designer Jenn Ski, I have a bought a ton of her stuff off Etsy. Aren’t they adorable!! They have fun facts about each animal on the back of each 3X5 card, but are so cute that you want to frame them. The scrapbook papers, chipboards and stickers are just as cute. We have a ton of customers that come int he shop and say that they buy a ton of our fabric, but do not know how to make anything with it, and just like to look at it on their shelf. I am this way with scrapbooking supplies! I need some serious lessons, so I can make something with all of the wonderful supplies I have collected!
I posted a picture of this very vintage looking crochet baby afghan that Jeanette was working on on the blog a while ago. Since then I have been bombarded with requests for the pattern. So here you go! The PDF is below, I hope that many of you will make it an enjoy it very much! We made ours with Karabella Lace Merino yarn and would be happy to sell you some if you need.
We just received a wonderful new Organic Cotton yarn from Rowan! These adorable little knitted stuffed animals are from the book that accompanies it. We can’t decide what to make first! We love the little turkey on the bottom right (one in from the left), but5 the pig is so cute too!!!! Which would you do??
Reminder: There is a May 30thQuilt Class that still has some room! If you love all of the picks below, get in while you can. The class is from 3:00-5:30. Tuition is $20.00.
I got a bunch of new sneak peak photos of our new “Smocked Dresses” quilt that is in process currently. OOOOHHHH! It is going to be stunning! I will share more later. You can stop in the shop now and already get some of these kits, but hurry because every time we put them out, we sell out immediately. We are working very hard to try and keep up with the demand.
I am trying to eat a bit better, but cannot survive without chocolate. I am sure that many can relate! Rarely does the healthier alternative ever taste anywhere near to even decent. But I found this brownie mixover the weekend and am blown away. So much so, it deserved a mention on the blog and I am running out to buy boxes! I guess if you eat the whole pan it can’t really be called healthy.
If you have not knit from a Rowan magazine yet, then you are really missing out! Some of the best sweater patterns are consistently in these books that come out twice a year. They are chock full of stylish, yet classic designs. The last two of them #44 & 45 were especially wonderful. Here are some of my faves from the last two magazines.
#1. Finish the quilt above called Posy Time. I should be able to get it done as it looks super simple and will give me a reason to use my nifty clover Yo-Yo tool. We will have this quilt as a kit for shop hop which starts JUNE 17th, not July 17th as I incorrectly put in our ad in the Beeline this month. Big Ooooppps!
#2 Run 3 miles without stopping to gasp for air. Actually 3.8 miles, which is the distance around Liberty Park twice ( my local park, where I am attempting to run). I am not a runner(my body was not built for running! If anyone knows of a sports bra with steel plates imbedded in it please let me know where I can purchase said bra.), but in an effort to force myself to get into better shape and become a runner, I did something really stupid and signed up for a half marathon in July, which seems like way too soon to be running a half marathon when I cannot even run 3.8 miles. Also, now I cannot back out as I have announced it here on the blog for the world to see. So this week I will just concentrate on the 3.8 miles.