Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Before Vacation! (Err, I mean completely business related trip)

I am about to leave town for a few days starting Wednesday and I am so jazzed about getting away that it really doesn't feel like work.  I will be attending the Fall Quilt Market in Houston, Texas!  Yee Haw!  I am excited to see what is new and upcoming from all my favorite designers and fabric manufacturers.  You can be certain that I will be updating my blog and Facebook page with photos and all the inside scoop I can gather.  Please check back starting on Friday, Oct. 29th.   Also, if you need to place an order from 10/27/10 through 11/1/10, those orders will not ship until 11/2/10.

I do want to share my next project that I found online that I would like to try.  From Bandy Canyon, this adorable ribbon gathered skirt tutorial for your favorite little girl.

  1. Part One HERE
  2. Part Two HERE
What have you been sewing?  (or in my case, planning!)?  Have a great week!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Shop News

How can it possibly be October already?  September flew right by me and now Ocober is half over.  So busy trying to squeeze everything in, it has been hectic!  I do have some exciting news to share,  I have been working with a mentor on the next steps and a business plan.  I have decided on my "vision" for what I would like in my shop.  My goal is fresh, modern, colorful, bright and fun fabrics.  In support of this vision, I will be moving out older, hard to find quilting prints.  If you have something saved in favorites or something that you have had your eye on and you think it might be there for you for always, it might get snatched up quickly.  Grab it now at a great price before it is gone!

In addition to cleaning up my fabric selection (and adding in new fabrics that support that vision), I am happy to announce that I will be opening my own www shop off etsy.  Etsy has been a fabulous place, but the limitations and costs are preventing me from expanding.  I will announce here on my blog, on Facebook and Twitter when the new shop is live.  I am in the process of the design and moving all my listings.  I should be up and running at within 60 days!

Fall quilt market is just two weeks away - this is THE big trade show for the industry.  This is where I go to find out what is new and upcoming from all my favorite fabric, pattern and notion vendors.  It's in Houston, Texas this year and it will be my first time in Texas - yeehaw!  I will be road tripping it Oprah and Gayle style with my sister.  Should be HILLARIOUS I am certain!  That trip will mean the shop will be closed from October 28th - November 2nd.  Watch Facebook for all the latest info and inside scoop from Quilt Market!

More new prints in the shop tonight!  Remix, Metro Cafe and a Holiday Cupcake print - fun!

New Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry

I love getting new things in for the shop, even when they have been out for a while.  New to me is still a so much fun!  I have added eight more of the Modern Meadow prints from Joel Dewberry to the shop, bringing the total to an even dozen of this print now available.  It does sell very quickly, so if you see something you like, now is the time to grab it!