Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Moda Bake Shop Update

It's Wednesday, must be time for our weekly update of the GREAT tutorials on Moda Bake Shop! Haha, just kidding, but I did notice that there is an awesome new tutorial just for JELLY ROLLS! And guess what? There is only ONE more day left of Jelly Roll Madness Month! Have you used your coupon code yet? I'm sure the madness will continue in to October anyway. So here is what I found on Moda Bake Shop.

This is called the That's the Ticket Pillow and I think it's AWESOME! Sooo cute! What a great way to use up some JR strips you have left over from some other projects.
There is another tutorial over there for a very cute Diaper Bag but I cannot "borrow" the picture so I encourage you to jump on over there and download the PDF pattern anyway. Then hop over to Crafty Girls Workshop and buy a jelly roll or two (use your coupon code for a 10% discount) and you'll be on your way to a fast, fun, and easy project to keep or give as a gift. And don't forget that if you happen to have made any items we'd LOVE to see pictures of them in our Sew and Show flickr group (linked in the tabs at the top of the blog.) More to come tomorrow!

Happy Stitches,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Red Cottage Giveaway WINNER and Stuff

The Random Number Generator has spoken and the winner is...

Ruth who said

"I would embellish Christmas gifts."

CONGRATS Ruth! I've contacted you through e-mail but if you didn't get the e-mail please contact me ASAP with your mailing info so I can pass that on to Michele from Little Red Cottage.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated! We had an amazing number of comments and participants. It was really fun to hear what everyone would do with those lovely fall goodies. Oh, and now we've actually been having some nice COOL weather here in south-ish Texas, I mean like, highs in he low 80s and lows down into the 50s!! That's almost UNHEARD of for us this time of year. Usually it's still in the 90s and swimming weather.

So, thanks again and stay tuned more giveaways to come to celebrate the last week of JELLY ROLL MADNESS month! Can you believe it's almost over!? There is still time though to use the COUPON code JR10 to get a 10% discount on your ENTIRE order! Oh and guess what? There might be a mystery sale going on. I'm going to sneak in to the shop and drop the prices on a particular group of fabrics. But the only way you'll know is if you visit and check the shop for the discounted prices. Shh, it's a secret! OR I might offer a hint or even tell you flat out if you happen to subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. HINT: It might be one of the sections I mention below.

I've also rearranged things a little bit over there. I spent most of Sunday adding main category sections for Collection, Manufacturer and Designer. I hope you'll go take a look because I think the arrangement makes A LOT more sense now. You can even view fabrics that sort of go together based on a Theme or Print, such as Dots or Stripes, Graphic or Novelty. There is even a separate section just for Collection>Bella Solids AND Theme/Print> Tonal/Solids. I hope you'll let me know what you think of the new arrangement. Maybe drop me a line by filling in the contact us form on the website or leave a comment on this post. It's sort of fun, like rearranging furniture, you know? But don't worry, I think this is an arrangement I'm going to stick with for awhile.

Well, I guess that's all for now. More fun to come soon!

Happy Stitches,

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun Link Friday

New Friend Fridays

Yes, I know, I'm crazy, TWO posts in ONE day!! What is going on!!? Well, enjoy it while you can because with Quilt Market coming up, plus someone's 31st birthday, plus maybe moving into the most awesomest apartment on the first floor of a 110 year old house --things might be getting pretty crazy around here! But, I happened to get the post for NEW FRIEND FRIDAY today from Trendy Treehouse and I wanted to play along. And while I was playing along I found some SWEET links so I thought I'd share. Have fun hopping to say hi to my new Friday Friends.

Make Your Own Nappy Mat at That Village House

CA-UTE End of Summer Wristlet Tutorial from Flamingo Toes (cute name too!)

The Cottage Home always has GREAT things and happened to post about next year's Creative Connection Event (great minds think alike)

Fun Festive Fall Pumpkins Tutorial at Ready, Set, Create!

Cute Ruffle Shirt at Occasionally Crafty (I love this title! I feel like that because I only get to really craft on occasion)
Just a darn cute blog/website Potholes and Pantyhose

Well, have fun hopping, I have to get hopping too.

Happy Stitches,

The Creative Connection NEXT YEAR!

They have just posted the dates for the second ever Creative Connection for next year!!!! I am SEW excited! I am going to save every single penny I find on the street because I WIL NOT miss this event next year! And now that I've posted it to my blog, it has to happen. I'm accountable to you all! Maybe I'll have to have a bake sale to raise money or something. I have lots of fabric for sale, anyone want to buy some and help send  me to the TCC next year? Visit my shop you know the address it's just Crafty Girls Workshop dot com! YippEE Anyone else going to go with me next year?

Happy Stitches,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Poll, PLEASE Answer!

Hey! Check out the sidebar over there ---------------->

I just posted a new poll because I want YOUR feedback about which precut to feature next month (and the next month, etc.) Maybe you don't really like jelly rolls but you LOVE charm packs or you LOVE layer cakes but just wonder what you'd EVER do with them!? Let me know and I'll do a feature for an entire month! Hopefully this will help me with my blogging schedule and I just love to get reader/crafty girls input. I'm looking forward to your replies.

Don't forget:

GIVEAWAY of Buttons and RICK RACK from Little Red Cottage

Jelly Roll Quilt Along

Happy Stitches,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fat Quarterly Quilt Along post Updated

I've updated the Quilt Along post! Step 4 is putting the quilt top together an their picture is sew pretty! Go check it out!

All the steps are right here.

Happy Stitches,


P.S. Don't forget to join the giveaway for the rick rack and buttons!

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Giveaway Time Again! New Sewing Friend

Well, how cute is this banner! All ready for fall and sew is this giveaway. First, let me introduce you to Michele from the Little Red Cottage Etsy shop! I stumbled upon her shop by clicking a link on Craft Cult (while checking how many hearts my shop items had) and I just fell in LOVE with all the great buttons and trims she had! Then something came to me... "I have people that buy fabric and I bet they would LOVE a great resource for buttons and trim!" So I contacted Michele and I think it was meant to be! She gladly offerred to pair up with me and you can now get to her shop if you pick the Buttons or Trims link from Crafty Girls Workshop! So let's take a look at some of the adorable stuff she has:

                             Ribbons (AQUA!!)
More Dots! Can I have some of that aqua and some of that red please?

Rick Rack!! PRETTY and so many colors to choose from!

Pretty pinky and yellow buttons (that's barely scratching the surface)

 So, are you droooling all over the computer keyboard yet? There is even more goulishly awesome stuff in her shop! And do you want to WIN some of this great stuff!? She has put together an awesome fall assortment of RICK RACK and her Hand dyed Buttons to let me GIVE AWAY for her!! Take a look:

Little Red Cottage Giveaway!
Check that out! 5 different colors of rick rack and TONS of matching buttons!! Yummy!! Fall here I come!!

What do you have to do to enter, I'm sure you want to know. Be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT for EACH ENTRY. And don't forget your contact info. Here are the ways you can enter:

1) Leave a comment here telling Michele and myself what you would DO with all that autumn yumminess.

2) Visit Michele's Blog and become a follower

3) Become a follower of CGW blog (or just tell me if you are already)

4) Visit the Little Red Cottage Facebook page and "like" it

5) Visit the Crafty Girls Workshop Facebook page and "like" it

6) Blog about this giveaway on your blog (and post the link back here)

7) Share with your Twitter friends

8) Share with your Facebook friends

9) Follow CGW on Twitter

10) Follow Little Red Cottage on Twitter.

11) Get a bonus entry if you do ALL 10 of those things listed above!

Whew, I'm tired but I think it's worth it doing all those things to enter to win that GREAT autumn button and trim goody package from Little Red Cottage!  I'll keep the entries open until Saturday at midnight and announce the winner on Sunday September 26.

Happy Stitches,


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Whimsy Couture ePattern Winner!

Congrats to Jennie Lindstrom who said:
My favorite patterns are the Knot Overalls, Ruffle Capris and pants, and the Pillowcase and Halter dress! They are all so cute!
You are the winner of 3 patterns from Whimsy Couture and Crafty Girls Workshop! I can't wait to see the finished outfits!

Thanks sew much to everyone who entered and commented! It was so fun to read your choices for the patterns you loved. Stay tuned because I have some MORE giveaways to announce, one every week for the next SEVERAL weeks so come back soon!

Happy Stitches,

(and Denise)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fat Quarterly Blog Quilt Along

Quilt Along at Fat Quarterly
Hop on over to the Fat Quarterly Blog for Step 3 of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along! This week's step is actually piecing the blocks! Anyone participating? I thought about it last week and planned and planned and never got around to cutting the pieces. Silly me. Too much going on! Maybe this Saturday at the SA Modern Quilt Guild Sewing Saturday I'll be able to work on it some. Missed some steps? Here they are in order.

Step 1 Gather your materials
(This post has a coupon code for CGW for 10% off your order!)

Step 2 Cutting Instructions

Step 3 Block assembly

Step 4 On the Home Stretch
Check back next week for the next step!

(If you are participating, PLEASE leave a post here to let me know! There may be a GIVEAWAY in your fuure!)

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pattern Giveaway from Whimsy Couture

Wouldn't it just be sew fun to WIN your choice of 3 PDF patterns from my shop!? Yes, I know it would! The Apron Twirl Peasant Dress (shown above) is just ONE of the MANY options for patterns I have. Well, Denise from Whimsy Couture has generously offered to give away FREE your choice of 3, yes THREE, patterns and they will come directly to your INBOX within 12 hours of winning (or purchasing)! I just LOVE this shirred top dress too!

Or wouldn't these Knot Overalls be perfect for fall!?

Well those are my three choices (too bad I can't enter my own drawing, haha) what are yours?

Here are all the ways you can enter this drawing (leave a comment for each entry):

* Surf on over to Crafty Girls Workshop Electronic Patterns section and pick out your 3 fav's then come back here and leave us a comment (don't forget your e-mail!)

* Sign up as a follower here on CGW (or let me know you already are)

* Visit Denise's Blog Whimsy Couture and become a follower

* Tell your Twitter friends

* Tell your Facebook friends

* Like Crafty Girls Workshop on Facebook

* Like Whimsy Couture on Facebook

Look at all those great ways to enter!

The WINNER will be announced NEXT Saturday, September 25, good luck to all!

Happy Stitches,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bliss by Bonnie & Camille Now in Stock!

Bliss by Bonnie and Camille

I just love this new line by Bonnie and Camille of Cotton Way and Thimbleblossoms fame! It's fun, pretty and uses the Crafty Girls Workshop signature colors of aqua and red! (In fact, Camille's blog uses those colors too and it's eye candy in itself to read.) The shop has 4 bolts of yardage and ALL the precuts you could ever want from this line! I am working on a tote bag using the charm squares and can't wait to finish it and show it off!

Plus, of course, Moda Bake Shop has come through again with a fun and easy tutorial using a Layer Cake from this line.

Don't forget during the Jelly Roll Madness month of September use the coupon code JR10 to get 10% off your entire order!

Happy Stitches,


Origins by Basic Grey Now in Stock!

Here it is! It's so pretty and yummy! I can't wait to think of all the fabulous projects I could make with these beautiful and earthy fabrics! I do also have the precuts, Charms (5" squares), Jelly Rolls (2 1/2" strips), and Layer Cakes (10" squares) in stock right now! And check out this new pattern on Moda Bake Shop using Origins Jelly Rolls (it is Jelly Roll Madness Month, don't forget!)

Organic Style Pattern on MBS

I hope you'll go check out the FREE pattern (there is a link to download the PDF at the bottom of the tutorial) and stop by my shop to get the supplies you need! We will ship your order on the next business day or same day if received before 2:00pm CST!

BONUS: Use coupon code JR10 for a 10% discount from your ENTIRE ORDER!!

Happy Stitches,