Friday, January 20, 2017

TokyoMilk and a Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

Have you heard of TokyoMilk? If you have been to Sephora you might have. They are a company specializing in high end beauty products. The lady behind the brand is named Margot Elena and she designed a gorgeous new collection for Freespirit called Neptune and the Mermaid. We picked up the collection that is coming in May and I am so excited about it. Here have a look at the beautiful prints in this lookbook

https://issuu.com/redheartyarns/docs/tkm_ntm_lookbook
 I am sure that you have noticed that things are changing over here. The truth is my kids are off to college and are no longer able to help me with the shop as they have done since my surgery. Erin might help with wrapping and things sometimes still :) But since my surgery I am no longer able to work 10-12 hrs a day. My sternum will never be as strong as it once was and carrying and cutting bolts of fabric all day just hurts too bad. I know what you are all thinking... "Oh no she is quitting!" But no... that is why I led with that gorgeous new collection we ordered. I am not quitting but I won't carry every single modern collection. I will carry just one or two of the very best each month.We will also still offer great basics like Kona, Essex Linen, Art Gallery Solids etc... I am so excited to get back to curating beautiful unique bundles with the gorgeous fabrics that we have.

These are the new Essex Yarn Dyed Linen that came this week... from left to right Berry, Seafoam, Copper Metallic, Dusty Rose Metallic, Water Metallic, and Pickle (my personal favorite). They are available here.
I also made a bundle with a few of the others that we have in stock that can also be found in the link above.
Also Friedlander is in.


I had to slow down on fabric coming in while I was recovering from surgery, and I discovered that the slower pace has helped me to focus on just what I adore the most. It turns out that I love the slow pace even more! I don't have to forgo working with the fabrics that inspire me. Instead I can spend time with them because the next great thing hasn't come in right on it's heels. I think this is part of why I thought of the Scrappy Stash Buster Club... getting rid of some clutter so that I can focus on the things I truly love.

The giveaway is over on Maureen's blog and on her Instagram, a $20 gift certificate for each. So head on over there to win :)

You will see me again soon.

Love,
Julie

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Whoa... It's Wednesday...

Holiday weeks are weird... I never know what day it is. :)

The Kona Color of the Year is Flamingo Pink. We shop owners order this sight unseen months in advance so we never know what we are going to get or if people are going to like it. Luckily people liked it and we sold all of our 75 yards that we ordered right away...

 Here it is as we unboxed it...


And here it is a 1/2 hour later :) this is only half the pile though the other half is on the wrapping table already... These all shipped yesterday and now we will wait a week or two for the next shipment :)

Did you see that the Honey Pot Bee first official blocks were posted last night? I can't wait to sew some up. But before I can sew I have to work on my agenda for the day ... getting my child enrolled in college for the Spring Semester... woohoo.. and taking my other child to the airport ... we might not see him again for a while so ... slightly somber mood in the house. He is moving back to Alabama to live with his mom and go to college there.

I will see you on Friday :)

Love,
Julie

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Monday and Happy New Year

Hey Everyone,

I am so excited about this week and so excited about the possibilities of this New Year. I can't wait to dive into all the things that I have been putting off until after the surgery (and recovery).

I am going to streamline my life and declutter not only my home and my shop but my way of doing things. I have discovered a new resource (I am not a paid spokesperson) in Powersheets and the creator Lara Casey  she has so many resources for working in small steps to reach your goals. It is quite different from any other goal setting I have ever done. I suggest you check her out if you have any goals that you want to work towards yourself. You don't need to buy anything she has a series for free on her blog.
This is my Powersheets book and my little extra notebook I keep with it.

I took Saturday to spend working on the goal setting in the book. I still have a bit to do but I started with my small steps yesterday, slowly working toward those goals that really matter.

Have you picked your one little word of the year? Here is mine:


Yep, Sacrifice... I know it is a weird one. But let me explain a little... because I don't think I can articulate it fully... I want to Sacrifice all of the things that make me busy (but not productive) and all of the things that I have (that I don't need), for the things that are important. I want to spend more time with my family, spend more time with God, instead of doing lots of things in my tiny bits of time I want to do a few things in the more time I am making.

Just a couple shop keeping things... I re-stocked Wildabon Pre-orders so if you missed out on the first round there are a few left

If you plan on signing up for the Urbanologie BOM please do so before the 5th that will be the cut off so that I can get all the supplies ordered before shipping day on the 23rd.

Talk to you in a few days :)
Love,
Julie

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Winner Winner Christmas Eve Dinner

Hi Everyone,

Happy Christmas Eve!

Let's see who won this sweet bundle of Colette:


Number 165 was:

I look forward to sewing again! Finishing up some WIP. 

Marianne you are no reply so I can't email you. Please contact me by next Friday or I will draw a new winner.

We also have a sale going on our annual Boxing Day Sale.... 25% off of everything the coupon code is BOXING16


Have a Beautiful Christmas Everyone! 
Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

Whoops Happy Monday turned into Happy Tuesday this week. I had to leave super early for a doctor's appointment yesterday and I didn't have time to post. I know, res ponsible bloggers have their posts ready the night before LOL But you know me I like to live on the edge :)

Were you signed up in time to get the first Scrappy Stash Buster Club newsletter? If not click on the tab above and go to the bottom of the post to check it out. Each one will be archived there in case you miss one. Here is a sneaky peek of what is in there:

I made this printable sheet for you to work on your WIPs...

And just for fun you should go over to Dunkin' Donuts blog and get yours self a Merry background for your Mobile device made by Amy Tangerine...I picked the blue one that says Choose Joy :)




This afternoon on Instagram we will have Two of a Kind Tuesday where I will have bundles of gorgeous fabric at fabulous prices. Don't miss it... but if you do... there is always One Off Wednesday tomorrow :)


See ya tomorrow!

Love,
Julie

Friday, December 16, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday and a Givaway

Hey Everyone,

Did you all check out the Honey Pot Bee and the Wild Card Surprise? I sure did... then I made a minute and (literally it felt like that is all it took) to sew and voila...

This put me in a Vintage Christmas Spirit and I finally got the kids together and decorated the Christmas tree... better late than never I guess LOL

We had a great Two of a kind Tuesday and One Off Wednesday you all seemed to enjoy the deals on the bundles so put it on your calendar for the weeks ahead and see what kind of deals you can snag. (It takes place at about noon on Instagram)

How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle of Colette?

All you have to do is tell me what you most look forward to after the Holidays. Leave a comment and I will pull a winner next Friday. Oooh that is Christmas Eve Eve :)

See ya soon!
Julie

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

One Off Wednesday, New Fabric, and Wild Card

Hey Everyone,

Colette finally came... I feel like I have been waiting for it forever! Why I am so enamored I have no idea other than MACARONS could you die? This is the sweetest little slice of Paris. I can see lots of notebook covers, mug rugs, table runners, bags, little girls quilts, ummm everything coming out of this.


And did you see Molli threw a Wild Card at us over on the Honey Pot Bee? Check it out... so much fun.

Today is One Off Wednesday which means I will have some one of a kind fat quarter bundles to sell at great prices sometime this afternoon. Keep an eye on the Instagram feed.