Archive | September, 2010

Time to go shopping!

20 Sep

I whipped up these 3 market bags last night. I’m so happy with them, these fabrics are my favorite! I purchased the fabrics from ConnectingThreads.com and they are a part of the Canning Day collection. For anyone not familiar with this website, I would love to recommend it. Their fabrics are of superior quality without a quilt shop price tag. Not only that, but all of their fabrics are made right here in the USA (with the exception of batik’s, of course).

This one is called Plentiful Peaches

Plentiful Peaches in Aqua (and my lovely Pug, Bijou)

Cherries and Apricots

These turned out very nice. It makes me look forward to the weekly shopping trip when I know I get to take these beauties with me.

As with my other market bags they are $20 and available now in our etsy shop. I can make these in any prints you have in mind. Just let me know what you’d like.

Hope it’s been a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Happy Sunday!

Selina

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Hope

14 Sep

As promised, this beautiful quilt is now finished. It is called “Hydrangeas for Hope”. Both Lizze’s mother and sister have had breast cancer, so this is a cause that touches her very deeply. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this quilt will be donated to the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk. Please take a look at this listing. It is for such a wonderful cause. The month of October is national breast cancer awareness month. This quilt would be a lovely and touching gift for any woman who has fought, or is still fighting this awful disease.

Little ribbons are quilted in the corners

backed with super soft minkee fabric

I made a treasury as well. I carefully selected items made by other etsy sellers that also help in donating to Susan G. Komen. All of these listings will donate a portion (and a few of them are donating ALL) of the proceeds of the sale. Let’s get these sold!!!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8f1f52f5726d91b0a26c65/fighters-and-survivors

Happy Tuesday,

Selina

Wallets

11 Sep

I have a couple of wallets that I made quite awhile ago. I wasn’t sure how well they fit in with the rest of our shop so I was hesitant about listing them. After having a discussion with Lizze (I sent her a photo via text and she said “those are cute! You should list them!”) I decided to go ahead and put them in the shop. One is made from Amy Butler fabrics , has been quilted, and has a hook and loop closure. The second one is knit. I made it with cotton yarn and it has a wooden button for closure.

Lizze is working on a FABULOUS quilt right now that is amazingly beautiful! As soon as it’s complete we’ll post photos for you to gawk at it’s gorgeousness 😉

Sorry to keep it so short, but there is a LOTR marathon starting today on television and I must go watch it. Have a lovely weekend.

Selina

Constellation Quilt

7 Sep

Here’s a new listing, and a quilt that Lizze has been working on for awhile. The size is 55″ x 67″, a great size to cozy up under while the weather is cooling down.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing Labor Day!

Selina

Quilts Are Amazing

3 Sep

I haven’t spoken to my father in 10 years. We’ve had a pretty rocky relationship, to say the least. I have gone through many bipolar moments of the “I love him, I hate him” variety.
He has recently found me on facebook. (Oh the wonders of the Internet. You can’t hide from anyone!) At first, I was very wary of accepting a friend request from this man who had hurt me so badly. But it was many years ago and I decided to give him a chance.
He has done things with his life and made some changes. Not big changes, but I’m sure he realizes I won’t be putting up with any shit, so I’m not likely to get the “old” him again I don’t think.
I have been talking with him back and forth for several months now via email or facebook. We did speak on the phone once. He had a stroke recently, and as much as I wanted to say that I didn’t care, in reality, I did.
My father is a man who doesn’t have many people in his life. He has pushed everyone away by being a jerk. I’m assuming that his assholish-ness is a result of something done wrong to him in the past. If you read my last post, you’ll know how I feel about things happening to us making us into who and how we are, but I digress. Having an awful childhood does not give you a free pass to treat other people that way. I do not condone his behavior, but at the same time, I understand it.
I saw a quilt kit that was in red, black, and white. Red and black had always been his favorite colors so something in me (I have no idea what) told me I had to make this for him. I was unsure if he would like it. I hadn’t had much success with him in the gift-giving department even as a child. He was always very critical of the things he received.
The day he got the package, he sent me an email and told me that he took it out of the box, and broke down and cried. He went on and on about how beautiful it was and how much he has missed me. He has never opened up like that, and I had certainly never seen him cry.
I think what made me feel the need to make this quilt was that if he were to pass away before I have the guts to meet him in person again, I don’t want him to die thinking that he’s alone. I want him to know that even if no one else in the world cares about him, I do. Regardless of what has been done in the past, people can change. I’m glad I gave him another chance. And I’m glad I got the opportunity to show him that, despite our tumultuous past, I still love him.