Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I'm really starting to look forward to Fridays now because of Friday follow! Here is some information about it from One 2 Try's blog:
Here's how You can join the celebration:
--Link up your blog name and URL using the McLinking (on One 2 Try's page) Only need to add one blog to be see on all the blog hops.
--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots
--Follow as many blogs as you'd like
--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow
--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow
The Blog Hop is the same at each of the three host blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one - but you can follow each blog. Follow a few or follow them all.
The list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog lines on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.
Phew, that's a lot of info! But you should certainly check out One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families, and Midday Escapades because they are the lovely ladies who host this fabulous event every week! I can't believe it, it is barely even 8:45 am Central time and they already have 391 links!! Wow, can't wait to add mine!
Happy Stitches and welcome new followers!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thanks Crazy Daisy Designs!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I think this will be a great blanket for a little boy (or girl), the fabrics are so fun and cute! I can't wait to go to Regina's tomorrow to get the rest of the fabric. That's the update for now. We have some yardage of Martinique coming in soon and Make Life from Sweetwater, which is going to be super adorable for those of you who enjoy scrapbooking.
Happy Stitches to You!
I am SEW proud to be able to link this up to i made it! Blog party Thursday over at Everything Etsy!
Also linking to V.O.T.W.
And while I'm at it, a jump on next week:
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Happy Stitches to You,
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Happy Stitches to You,
Friday, February 19, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Happy Stitches to You,
P.S. I got to go "shopping" in our inventory tonight to pick out some fabrics and patterns to make for shop samples too! There is some sewing in my future!
I'm linking this up at Kim's I Made It blog party (for Regina who isn't Tech Savvy) over at Everything Etsy.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
She made them to show off the adorable fabric we got in from the Blush collection and how the fabrics could be combined to make such a cute outfit! Unfortunately the patterns are out of stock right but but we've reordered them and they should be arriving soon! Guess what? The top is reversible! Here's the other side:
Sew cute! And, since we don't have any little girls in the family who wear size 3T yet, we're just going to have to list this outfit for sale on our Etsy store so that someone else can benefit from the adorable-y cuteness of it all. Regina has also made the amazing Bundle Up Baby Quilt. It is so beautiful and soft and she said it was really quite fun to make. Remember, we're auctioning the the quilt she made to raise money for Doctors without Borders toward the relief effort in Haiti. Here's the quilt again:
- Click here to visit the blog post about the auction.
- Leave a comment on the post with the amount you'd like to bid.
- Bidding will close tonight at midnight.
- So far the only bid is for $75, but I think we can make it a little higher, right?
Regina really is my inspiration today and always and she's worked so hard and makes so many beautiful things! When we first started Crafty Girls Workshop in March of 2009 (I can't believe it's almost been a year!) we were intent on making items to sell, but I was working full time and never had time to sew anything. So she would sew aprons and pillows and make adorable blankets. She was sewing like crazy! In that first couple of months before we decided to list fabric in our shop, we only sold a couple of the aprons she made. But when we eventually listed fabric the sales really shot up! And where did we get that fabric? From Regina's stash of course! All I did was get the items listed on the site. Now we've got brand new fabrics, fresh from the bolts and it's all stored at Regina's house. That's why we call her the shipping and receiving department. OK, I digress. Regina's also made a cute skirt with the Quilter's Quarters pattern and I'll have pictures of that very soon. Now I'd like to hear from any of you out there who might read this. Who inspires you to sew or taught you to sew? I'd love to meet our readers!
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Stitches to You,
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here it is, all in it's shiny newness. This has been a work in progress for several weeks and I'm so proud to say that our new website is now up and running! (Click the picture to visit the shop!)The address is:
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Happy Stitches to You,
P.S. The Love for Haiti Quilt Auction is still going on, the bid is at $75 but I'd love to see it go higher.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Last week I found this nifty group of ladies who host something called Friday Follow. I added my blog to their list and amazingly over the course of the week had lots of new people visiting this blog! It was really fun to be "found" by so many people. So this week I'm really going to participate. I'm adding the button and spreading the word. Hopefully some will come by and bid on that quilt!
Happy Blog Hopping,
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Crafty Girls were, of course, very touched by the tragedy in Haiti. We both reacted in our own ways. I, being the techy-girl that I am reached out to people through this blog and by commenting on other blogs and found out about Craft Hope for Haiti. Then, after talking to Regina we decided to donate a tote bag to the Craft Hope for Haiti shop and amazingly, it sold within one day! Regina, being the wonderful, sweet person that she is, decided to make a quilt so that we could try auctioning it off here on our blog, and send all the money to Doctors Without Borders. She made the sweetest, softest, cutest quilt and if I had a baby girl, I'd snatch it up before she could blink. Or at least make her make another one for me. As it turns out, she used a pattern we have in our shop and fabrics we have in our shop!! Here is a picture of the quilt:
Isn't this quilt just adorable? Regina used the Bundle Up Baby Girl quilt pattern from Cotton Way and she told me over and over how incredibly easy this pattern was! She said it was her first time doing the quilt-as-you-go method and it's very clever. The best part about this quilt, besides the soft, feminine colors of the Mill House Inn fabrics, is that it has raw edges which fray when washed so it comes out even softer and cuddly-er.
Thanks so much, and I'm sure that the Doctors without Borders and people in Haiti thank you as well!
Anna and Regina
The Crafty Girls