Thursday, May 25, 2017

Winner, Winner, and pretty sparkling tutorial...

Hi Everyone,

I picked the winner of my Traveler's Notebook:







The winner is Barbara


barbaradougherty126May 21, 2017 at 4:38 AM
I subscribed to your new blog! :) Thank you

I will email in a few minutes Barbara.

I did a tutorial over on I'll Take Jesus for making these foil accented journaling cards:


 Our first order of Tilda is arriving next week and that is pretty exciting. Other than that nothing going on in this neck of the woods... 

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Love,
Julie

Saturday, May 20, 2017

So Busy! And a Giveaway!

Hey Everyone,

I know it has been a while since I have added any kind of interesting content here. I decided a long time ago that I would quit apologizing for blogging absences, but really, I have been gone way too long. Let me tell you a bit about what is going on in my world :)


My child started college in January. She has finals this week and she is getting straight A's... super proud of her, but she doesn't drive yet.

For those of you in places like where I grew up that don't have a lot of traffic and craziness on the roads, it might seem strange that a 19 yr old would not be driving already but it is pretty common here. Add to that the fact that we only have manual transmission cars and you see my problem. I drive her to school which adds an extra 2 hours to each day for me. She will be driving by the time Fall semester rolls around LOL


I did a 30 day challenge with Creative Bug to learn brush lettering and I am practicing every day. It is super fun and I have used it in some projects which you will see below.


 I made this Zip-up Tray Pouch for my friend and roomie at Sewtopia, Jaime.


 We were in Denver and this is the gift that Jaime made and brought for me.

This is my Traverse Bag that I made at Sewtopia with Anna Graham (Noodehead) I use it ever day and LOOOVE it!

Had a great class with Lizzy House, who reminded me that being intentional about the items that I make and buy is what will keep my passion alive.


This is the quilt I made in Lizzy's class out of lawn fabrics designed by Heather Ross. I am going to hand quilt it with a lawn backing.

My child made these adorable origami bunnies for me for Easter.


I made the new Sorbetto Tank from Colette for Sally and Amy Sinibaldi's lookbook for Charleston.
Art Gallery didn't use it but you will see more of it once it gets back to me and I send it to Sally :) It is probably the most technically perfect clothing item I have ever made.

I went to Planner Con in March and came home with all kinds of swag. I love my planners and it is my new passion. Arting up the planners has gotten my creative mojo fired back up.


This is a picture of my three planners. The Marigold one is my daily planner for life, the Ballerina Pink one is my Faith planner, and the fabric one is my art journal/ listing planner.

I made the fabric planner as a tutorial for my new blog venture with Sally. It is called I'll Take Jesus, we do crafts and tutorials, give away fun printables, and do weekly Bible devotionals on Fridays. We post daily. So that is where a lot of my time is spent. Can I just say you don't have to be a believer to come over and see our arts and crafts tutorials? Here is one that I posted this week:

 It is a perpetual calendar. You can see I used my brush lettering technique for the month tags.

Speaking of paper crafting it is where my heart is right now and I am starting a new paper crafting club. (Yes, you all that have signed up already through the Scrappy Stash Buster Club I am finally getting going.) If you would like to sign up for the newsletter for paper crafting click here.


About the shop.... I mentioned a few months ago that I am changing the trajectory of the fabric shop. I am choosing small collections that not everyone else is carrying and only things that really speak to me. I found it soul crushing to have so much fabric coming in all of the time and to just cut fabric all day long and have no time to create with the beautiful stuff passing through my fingers. I am working on downsizing enough to move everything back home. I have enough room for about 1/3rd of what I had in the shop. So I might still be a bit quiet while I finish up with the warehouse and get things moved. If you wanted any of our shelves or classroom tables please email me because I am ready to give them up now. We did great with Neptune and the Mermaid and Charleston ... there is a bit left of both. I am still on the look out for small sweet collections and, of course, I have the Tilda coming.

Now for the giveaway. I am giving away one of my prototype Traveler's Notebooks that I made a month or two ago (I will let you choose your favorite). If you would like to win a notebook cover with an insert already installed for you to start with right away.

Please leave a comment on this post. I am also including a bunch of sticker swag from planner con and my own stash.

For a second chance, you can sign up for the newsletter and leave a second comment letting me know that you did. Don't forget to leave an email where I can reach you if you win. I will use Random.org to choose a winner next week on Thursday morning.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Neptune & the Mermaid is in and the $4.99 sale continues

So excited about this gorgeous new collection that just arrived.

Neptune and the Mermaid...

And we are continuing the $4.99 sale. I just added 200 more items to the sale section here.


Monday, May 1, 2017

I am a Queen

Bee that is... for The Honey Pot Bee

I refreshed my Feather Leaf Block Tutorial with this Emma Jean Jansen and Elizabeth Hartman fabric...

I always loved the block but hated the old pictures that were super dark ....

Sunday, April 9, 2017

FreeSpirit $4.99 sale

Hey Everyone,

All of our FreeSpirit fabric is on sale for $4.99 a yard. Find it here
We expect it to go fast please use the drop down menu to tell us what to do if we are out of something. If you don't make a change it defaults to  "Send What You Have" and we will do that unless you tell us otherwise.No Coupons are valid at this time.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Winner and The Big Secret Revealed

Sorry, I have been so quiet lately and that it has taken me so long to draw a winner for the Giveaway. All shall be revealed today...


First of all to end your suspense the winner of the Fat Quarter Bundle of Charleston is

CONGRATULATIONS ON "6"! Loving the Neutrals-Low Volumes with Navy+Grays! Thank You so much for a lovely giveaway!

Thanks Linda! I will email you momentarily...

Secondly... I have been so quiet because my bestie Sally and I have been hatching a new venture. We just launched our new website yesterday. I'll Take Jesus is our way of sharing our faith and our gifts and talents with you. We want to encourage you and inspire you with DIY projects, devotionals, and sharing our lives with you. This came out of our desire for community mostly. There is so much hate, sadness, and darkness right now. We want to spread a little light.

We feel that the more love we give the more God fills us with. It is not a well that runs dry it is an eternal spring. Let us love you, that will be the greatest gift you can give us.
 
There is a tutorial for this notebook cover on the website:

I used Charleston because I had a little left over from my secret project :) and because I think it is gorgeous!

I'll Be Back! :)
Julie