Pat Bravo Giveaway

Monday, January 31, 2011

Congratulations to our winners!! #19 Sara gets her pick of either the Lace and Pure Elements bundles and #67 Janessa gets the other. Thank you to everyone who entered!!

Please forgive me for the lack of posting lately. We have been incredibly busy behind the scenes making some life-changing decisions that we will soon be talking all about. Until then, the incredibly talented and super sweet Pat Bravo wants to share some of her fabulous new fabrics with you!

If you're not familiar with Pat's fabrics, you absolutely must check them out! I am so in love with the Modern Affair and Paradise collections. Check out a couple of pictures we took at market:

Gorgeous, right?!

Pat's got some great new collections coming out which we will be ordering soon. You can check out the new collections plus a whole lot more on her website, hold you over, Pat is generously offering up two fabulous bundles of her new solids and lace elements collections!

How fabulous are these bundles?!

Two winners will be chose with the first winner receiving their choice of either 8 half yards of the new Lace Elements collection or 10 fat quarters of the new Pure Elements collection. The second winner will receive the other. 

To enter, just simply leave a comment below. Just one entry per person this time and all duplicates will be deleted. I really, really wish I could enter this one but will love passing them along to one of our fans!

Winners will be chosen Saturday, February 5th at 7pm CST.


Applique Attempt ...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

So this is my first "real" attempt at applique. While I certainly won't be winning any Applique Masters awards, I think it turned out OK .. if you can look passed the wonky antler bits that is.

Now that I'm looking at it ... I probably should have chosen something with a few less tight turns. But honestly, that's just kinda how I do things. I'm not one to get skilled in the basics and progressing naturally. I'm more of a jump-right-into-the-fire kinda girl and learn as I go. Although usually at that point, I go back and try to figure out what I could have done better.

One of my resolutions for this year was to start trying things. I'm still fairly new to sewing and there is so much for me to learn but I tend to hold back for fear of failure. I've let that fear hold me back from so much in my life not just in sewing and this is my year to live boldly. Yes, I agree ... applique is a pretty mild step but at least it's a step in the right direction right?!

So here's to living boldly in 2011 and breaking out of my safe, little shell! I hope 2011 is just as life-changing for you as well.

By the way ... any tips my Applique Queen friends have to offer would be GREATLY appreciated!

What's next on my sewing scary list you ask .... making my own bias tape. EEK!

Happy 2011, friends!


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