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This week I’m hosting some amazing giveaways from some of my amazing sponsors. I’m so excited to share them with you!
Each day this week, you will have the chance to enter a new giveaway! So come back every day for a new gift! Details are at the end of this post.
Today’s giveaway is also a big shout out for a new sewing book!
Do you know Kerry at Kidgiddy? She is a super star crafter, and has JUST come out with a sewing book you are going to love. With a forward by Heather Bailey, this book is full of adorable creative soft toys and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
The book releases October 18th, and so this is an early, signed by the author early copy! You can also pre-order the book here.
I am always on the look out for new soft toy and doll patterns. This is sure to hit the spot!
So fun, right?
KID GIDDY is giving away one copy of the book, and entries will be from the comments below.
1) Leave a comment below
OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES:
2) Like KIDGIDDY’s Facebook page and leave a comment below telling us that you did
3) Follow KIDGIDDY on Instagram with a comment below that you did
4) Entries close Sunday Sept. 15th
5) USA and International entries accepted
Launching a new book is such a big deal. It’s a labor of love, and I’m so thrilled that I can be part of getting the word out. Kerry is such a talented crafter. I’m so excited to get my hands on these patterns!
And remember to come back daily for a new deal! I’ll go through all the giveaways at the end of the week, and announce the winners Monday Sept. 16th.
I want to introduce you to a new sponsor here on the blog, FELT ON THE FLY. Say hello!
I’m in Color love with this shop, aren’t you? You can’t have enough felt, especially with kid’s crafts and projects. And I’m loving Felt on the Fly’s assortments of colors!
Do you have a favorite felt project? Share below!
Be sure to bookmark their shop, and keep it handy especially for any end of summer projects.
Thanks Felt on the Fly for joining the family here!
And if you are interested in Sponsoring, please feel free to send me an inquiry here!
Hi everyone! It’s about time for a summer sale…what do you think? I’m loving summer (even being 8 months pregnant with record heat) and July is always a favorite month for me (anyone else with a July birthday?)
I made a free print for you as well. I’m always marveling at how children see the world. It’s always amazing to me, and I consider myself so blessed to create art that forces me to see more of what they see. I created this cloud design with my latest fabric collection, and I’ve made you a little phrase to help us all remember what it’s like to see like a child. I’ve got a FREE illustrated print for you that will come to your email with your order confirmation. Yahoo!
This is size 5×7, but it’s got lots of white space on the print out, so you are able to frame it however it suits you best! So enjoy:)
Thank you all for your kind words, thoughtful emails and support…especially as we prepare for baby #4. It means so much!
Happy 4th of July to my friends in the states, and happy summer all around!
There are a few things going on today, and I had to make sure you knew what’s going on!
So, Let’s Pretend Fabric is out, and it’s so fun to see you sewing! A lot of sites have been interested in doing interviews on the line, and The Fat Quarter Shop has posted an interview on their Jolly Jabber blog. I’m talking about my process in designing fabric, and all that fun stuff. I don’t really talk about that much, and so I love interviews like this where I can talk about it a bit more directly.
Also, have you heard about QuiltBLISS? It’s a new Modern Quilt retreat here in Utah up in the gorgeous mountains coming up this January! I’m a guest speaker and I’m going to be talking about the bliss (and blood sweat and tears) of designing a collection and all the aspects of color, design, and all the ins and outs of putting together a fabric line. I’m sure we’ll do some embroidery in there too:) It will be so inspiring! Registration begins tomorrows, so don’t miss it. I absolutely love to meet with people in person, and I’d love to spend the weekend with all of you!
And if you are in for a giveaway, there is a giveaway going on right now here., which includes this favorite paper puppet theater toy. Perfect for rainy summer days! It’s just a happy day all around!
And on a personal note, my pregnancy is getting less and less at risk, which is such a miracle!! I’ve been getting regular ultrasounds, and today I got to see him again. Chubby cheeks and everything. What a handsome little guy. I’m so in love!! I still have NO idea when I’ll have this baby (but I’ve never really been able to be set on a due date) so it’s time to start getting ready just in case. It’s been 7 years since we’ve had a boy, so it feels like we are almost starting over again. Which really, makes it so fun!
Have fun clicking around today, and thanks for yesterday’s suggestions on photosharing. Maybe having a Pinterest Board just for fabric projects would be the best, so you can share them in a space that we are all on all the time. I love FLICKR, it’s just I’m not really on there like I used to be.
Happy Tuesday! xoxo
I’m so ready for a weekend. You? I’ve been spinning up lots of little things I’m super excited to show you (new fabric anyone?) and I’m kinda pooped out. I get tired SO much faster. This is my 4th pregnancy, and you kinda forget (or at least I kinda forget) that I’m not invincible. I never was Wonder Woman, but if I ever WASN’T her, it’s now. Ya know? Things take 10 times longer it seems with having to be down and resting more. But on the positive side, taking breaks and resting is sooooooo important, and something that I am really blessed to make the excuse to have more. Did I mention I have pre-term labor tendencies? It’s a blessing that my work mostly takes sitting. Dishes and laundry…that’s another issue! (But it never was my fav to begin with so, who am I kidding).
So. Next week. I thought we could all use some pick-me-ups. Spring excitement, ya?
I’m going to be hosting a whole bunch of giveaways next week (from my lovely Fabric Store sponsors, some favorite new boutiques of mine, and some from me too!) and I’m thinking you’ll all want to be invited. The first giveaway will be posted Monday, and we’ll just keep adding more all week! Sound fun? We are going to shake things up here, and add some excitement. I could for sure use it. Can’t wait!!
And lastly, I’ve got to share with you this photo. It’s our FIRST lemon we grew. I live in Utah, and it’s very dry here. But we bought a Meyer Lemon tree in California over a year ago, strapped it in a seatbelt, and drove it to our lovely little desert climate. It took a year, but this little baby tree produced it’s FIRST lemon this month, and it was such a family affair. In fact, we all picked it off at the same time. And now, there are about a dozen more lemons starting, and it’s quite exciting. Meyer lemons don’t ship well, so being able to grow one in a pot that fills our living room with lovely smelling blossoms, is such a treasure.
Anyways…had to share.
So see you Monday bright and early!
Have a lovely weekend!
Just a final shout out for a great chance to stock up on some new Sarah Jane yummies in the shop! I love having a good sale, but they don’t come around all that often.
And just as a side note, did you know that I offer flat rate shipping of $6 (for both domestic and international) and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100? I don’t think I’ve done a very good job of mentioning that here. But I’ve tried to make it really comfortable for all my friends over seas…and for all you who like to order in bulk.
Thanks for all your lovely support as well! I’ve loved hearing your responses to the new collection, and your warm and inspiring emails!
Sale ends tonight, April 10th at midnight Mountain Daylight Time (2 hours behind NYC time if that helps!)
Every once in a while, we’ll get items that are returned to us, and we will be putting them on clearance! They aren’t damaged at all, they just ended up being a fault on our end or something. So, in the shop, we just put up 2 poster size prints and 2 16×20 size prints, at 30% off! These happen to be some of our most popular, so grab ‘em while you can:)
And in other news, I’m not sure of the dates, but we are going to be raising our prices in the very near future, so you might want to take advantage of any thing you’ve been eyeing for a while. I can’t tell you any details now, but I can say it will be very soon! Our printing house merged with another printing house, and we are in the middle of working out details. Just a friendly little hint if you’ve been eyeing something for a while:)
Ok! I’m back to working. I’m FINALLY starting to feel better and off the couch. Yikes! There is so much to catch up on, it’s a little frightening. Maybe I should start by taking my Christmas decor down. Ya. It’s been bad. February is feeling like my January 1!
And so…….I thought a good Valentines Sale could be in order for all our holiday items in the shop. Need a last minute gift? Or a quick print out?
Sale is good through February 14th! Spread the love:)