Thursday, September 9, 2010

My blog is moving.....

Thanks so much to all of my followers! I am moving my blog over to my own site. I will still post the same great free patterns and tips, just at a "new address". I sure hope you will go visit and subscribe to the new blog.

You can find me here......

I hope to kick off the new blog with a giveaway, just need to decide what to giveaway. :-) I'm sure it will be fabric related so stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Throw Free Pattern - Tunisian Crochet

Halloween Throw Free Pattern - Tunisian Crochet

Click HERE for a downloadable PDF pattern copy.


Throw measures approximately 27"/69 cm wide x 36"/92 cm long

Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

#9707 Dk Sage (A), 2 skeins

#9702 Off White (B), 2 skeins

#9727 Black (D), 2 skeins

#9703 Bone (E), 1 skein

Caron International's Simply Soft Brites

(100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

#9605 Mango (C), 2 skeins

Caron International's Fabulous (100% nylon; 1.76 oz/50 g, 160 yds/146 m ball):

#0013 Country Cottage (F), 1 ball

Caron International's Fling (71% acrylic, 29% polyester; 1.76 oz/50 g, 37 yds/34 m ball):

#0008 Licorice (G), 1 ball

Caron International's One Pound (100% acrylic; 16 oz/453.6 g, 812 yds/742 m skein):

#0581 Espresso (H), 1 skein

One Tunisian (Afghan) hook, size US L-11 (8 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

One crochet hook, size US K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm).

Bobbins (optional)

Row counter (optional)

Ruler (for reading Chart) (optional)


In Tunisian Crochet, 11 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10 cm, using 2 strands of yarn held together


Changing Colors: When working Step 1, work to bar before color change is needed, drop old color and insert hook into the next vertical bar, yarn over with new color and draw a loop through the vertical bar; complete row. When working Step 2, take care to pick up new color from under and behind old color.


Chain (ch)

Half double crochet (hdc)

Slip stitch (slip st)

Tunisian Crochet/Afghan Stitch (any number of stitches)

Note: Each row of Tunisian Crochet is worked in two steps.

Foundation Row (counts as Step 1)

Chain the number of sts indicated in the instructions.

Skip the first ch, * insert hook in second ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook); repeat from * across, pulling up a loop in each ch.

Complete Foundation Row by working Step 2 (below).

Step 1: With RS facing, working from right to left, pick up the stitches:

Beginning in the second vertical bar of the previous row, * insert hook into the vertical bar, yarn over and draw a loop through the vertical bar (2 loops on hook); repeat from * across, drawing up a loop in each vertical bar.

Step 2: With RS facing, working from left to right, work off the stitches:

Yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, * yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each row of Tunisian Crochet.


Use a double strand of each color throughout.
Each square on the Chart represents one stitch.
When working with several colors at once, cut an approximately 5 yard length of each color and let the ends hang freely on the back, or wind yarn on bobbins.
When changing colors, while working from Chart, always bring the new color under the working color to avoid leaving a hole. Do not carry yarn for more than 7 stitches.
The half double crochet edging is worked with the smaller hook and a double strand of yarn.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Star of the Garden Free Quilt Pattern

Quilt by Janet Mednick, using the Nellie’s Garden
fabric collection by Nancy Mahoney for P&B Textiles
Quilt size: 44 ½" square

Click HERE for PDF copy.

Christmas Wreath - Free Pattern

Christmas Wreath

Here's a Christmas Wreath that even the kids can help make. With Halloween & Thanksgiving coming up soon, this would be great in warm fall colors too.

Aunt Lydia's Craft and Rug Yarn: 3 skeins each of White, Red and Christmas Green,
1 - 14" Styrofoam ring,
30 pieces of 18" floral wire;
1 firm corrugated cardboard, at least 3" x 3".

Cut floral wire into fourths (120 pieces). Make sure firm cardboard is cut into a 3" x 3" piece.

Wind yarn around 3-inch cardboard 20 times (complete winds). Remove from coardboard. Place floral wire aorund the center of the bow and twist together firmly. Make 40 each of White, Red and Green.

Push bows into foam ring in sections of 5 White, 5 Red, 5 Green at an angle to give it a swirl effect. Make sure bows cover the top, front, and inside of foam ring. Repeat the process until the ring is full (24 sections).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Knit Cabled Beret Pattern

Knit Cabled Beret Pattern designed by Marilyn Losee

Click HERE for a printer friendly PDF copy.


One size


Beret measures approximately 22" in circumference by 8" tall


Caron International's Simply Soft Quick (100% acrylic; 3 oz/85 g, 50 yds/46 m skein): 2 skeins

Shown in: #0016 Black

One circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm), 16 or 24" long

One circular needle size US 11 (8 mm), 16 or 24" long, or size to obtain gauge

One set of double pointed needles (dpn) size US 11 (8 mm)

Cable needle

Stitch marker

Yarn Needle

Row counter (optional)


In Stockinette stitch, 10 sts and 15 rows = 4"/10 cm, using larger needle


C4B: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to back, k2, k2 from cable needle.

C4F: Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle.

k2tog (decrease): Knit 2 sts together through the front loops.

M1: Make 1 (increase) – Lift strand between needles to LH needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.


Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit every round.

1 x 1 rib (multiple of 2 sts)

Round 1: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.

Round 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.

Repeat Row 2 for 1 x 1 rib.

Cable Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 1)

Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.

Round 3: K1, * C4F, k4; repeat from * around.

Rounds 4 – 6: Knit

Round 7: * C4B, k4; repeat from * around to last st, k1.

Round 8: Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1 – 8 for Cable pattern.


Beret may be made larger or smaller by changing needle sizes.

Place a marker (pm) at beginning of round, and move up each round.


Using smaller needle, loosely cast on 52 sts.

Join, being careful not to twist sts; pm for beginning of round.

Begin St st; work even for 4 rounds.

Change to 1 x 1 rib; work even for 6 rounds.

Shape Brim

Increase 21 sts around as follows: [K2, M1] 21 times, knit to end of round—73 sts.

Change to larger needle; knit 1 round, increasing 8 sts evenly around—81 sts.

Establish Pattern

Begin Cable patt; work Rounds 3 – 8 once, Rounds 1 – 8 once.

Shape Crown

Note: Change to double pointed needles on Round 7, or as needed.

Rounds 1, 2 and all even numbered rounds: Knit.

Round 3: K1, * C4F, k1, k2tog, k1; repeat from * around—71 sts remain.

Round 5: * K5, k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—61 sts remain.

Round 7: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—41 sts remain.

Round 9: * k2tog; repeat from * around to last st, k1—21 sts remain.

Round 11: Repeat Round 9—11 sts remain.

Round 12: Repeat Round 2.

Cut yarn, leaving an 18" tail.


Thread yarn needle with tail, run tail through remaining sts; pull to gather top and fasten off securely.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

FREE "May Your Days be Merry and Bright" Quilt Pattern by Crabapple Hill Studio

FREE "May Your Days be Merry and Bright" Quilt Pattern by Crabapple Hill Studio

This little 9” x 14” pillow brings tidings of cheer for Christmas! The appliquéd ornament is embellished with embroidery and the rickrack-trimmed pillow sets it off to a tee!

Click HERE for a PDF download of this pattern.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Designer Block?

Do you ever have "writers block" when it comes to your crafting? And no matter how hard you try, you just can't stay focused?

I sure have that problem & call it designers block.

We all have them. What do you do to get "unblocked"? Make a list? Take a break? Re-prioritize?

I look forward to sharing your tips & tricks.

FREE "Marabella" Quilt Pattern by Kati Cupcake

This bright 66" x 66" quilt is made with Marabella fabric from Henry Glass (designed by Amy Hamberlin). With fun, bright colors perfect for summertime, this adorable quilt is perfect for the cute little girl in your life.

Click HERE for a PDF download of this cute quilt pattern.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cropped Hoodie Vest Knit Pattern

Knit Cropped Hoodie Vest designed by Marilyn Losee

Made with Simply Soft Shadows

Click HERE for a printer friendly PDF copy.


Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)


Bust 36 (40 1/2, 45, 48, 52 1/4)"/91.5 (102.5, 114, 122, 132.5) cm

Length 20 (20 1/2, 21, 22, 23)" /51 (52, 53.5, 56, 58.5) cm


Caron International's Simply Soft Shadows

(100% acrylic; 3 oz/85g, 150 yds/137m ball): 18 (21, 24, 24, 27) oz

Shown in: #0004 Autumn

Note: Yarn is used double throughout.

One circular needle size 11 (8 mm), 24 - 36"/60 – 90 cm long, or size to obtain gauge

One each circular needle size US 10 (6 mm), 16 and 24 – 36 "/40 and 60 – 90 cm long, or size to obtain gauge

Note: Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of sts; work back and forth in rows; optional instructions are given for working the armhole edging in-the-round on the shorter needle.

Stitch markers

Stitch holders or waste yarn

Yarn needle

Jacket zipper – approximately 16 (16, 17, 18, 19)"/40.5 (40.5, 43, 46, 48) cm long, in color to match yarn

Row counter (optional)

Additional needle, size 11 (8 mm), if working the optional 3-Needle Bind-Off on Hood (optional)

Decorative zipper pull (optional)


3-Needle Bind Off (Optional joining method for top of Hood)

Place the stitches of the pieces to be joined on separate needles, (or each end of circular needle), held one behind the other with right-sides facing each other, in left hand; with a third needle, (the same size or 1 size larger than used for knitting the pieces), k2tog [1 from the front needle, 1 from the back needle—1 stitch on right-hand needle], *K2tog [2 stitches on right-hand needle], bind off 1 stitch in usual manner; repeat from * to end.


In Stockinette stitch, 11 sts and 16 rows = 4"/10 cm, using larger needle and 2 strands of yarn held together


Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)

Row/Round 1 (RS): * K1, p1; repeat from * across.

Row/Round 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you.

Repeat Row/Round 2 for Seed st.


Vest is worked in one piece to underarm, including Seed st Front bands, then divided into Back and 2 Fronts; Seed st bands continue to the Neck edge.
Hood is picked up around neck shaping and from sts on holders (Front bands and Back neck), then worked up to the top; optional instructions are given for joining the top with 3-Needle Bind-Off.
Yarn is used doubled throughout.


Using smaller circular needle and 2 strands of yarn, cast on 100 (112, 124, 132, 144) sts.

(RS) Begin Seed st; work even for 6 rows, end with a WS row.

Change to larger circular needle.

Establish Pattern: (RS) Work 6 sts in Seed st as established (right Front band), pm; k19 (22, 25, 27, 30) for right Front, pm for side 'seam'; k50 (56, 62, 66, 72) for Back, pm for side 'seam'; k19 (22, 25, 27, 30) for left Front, pm; work remaining 6 sts in Seed st as established (left Front band). Cont as established, working 6 sts each side in Seed st for Front bands, remaining sts in St st; work even until piece measures 11 (11, 11 1/2, 12, 12 1/2)" from beginning, or desired length to underarm, end with a WS row.

Dividing Row

(RS) Cont in patt as established, work across right Front * to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) sts before side 'seam' marker; bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts for underarm *; work across Back, repeating from * to * for underarm; work to end in patt—22 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts rem each Front, including Front bands; 44 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts remain for Back. Place Back and right Front sts on holders.


(WS) Working on left Front sts only, work 1 row even, maintaining Front band sts in Seed st.

Shape Armhole

(RS) At armhole edge, bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts every other row once, then 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts once—19 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts remain.

Work even until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2)" from dividing row, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

(RS) Work across to Front band marker, turn; place band sts on holder—13 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts rem.

(WS) Beginning this row, at neck edge, dec 1 st every row 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, every other row 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) times—10 (11, 12, 12, 13) sts remain for shoulder. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2" from dividing row, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder

(RS) At armhole edge, bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) sts—5 (5, 6, 6, 6) sts remain.

Work 1 row even.

Bind off remaining sts.


With WS facing, place sts from holder on needle, ready to work a WS row; join double stand of yarn at underarm.

(WS) Beginning this row, work as for left Front, reversing shaping by working armhole and shoulder shaping at beginning of WS rows, neck shaping at beginning of RS rows.


With WS facing, place sts from holder on needle, ready to work a WS row; join double stand of yarn at underarm—44 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

(WS) Work 1 row even.

Shape Armholes

(RS) Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—38 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts remain.

Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2" from dividing row, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder

(RS) Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—18 (20, 20, 22, 22) sts remain for Back neck; place sts on holder.


Sew shoulder seams.

With RS facing, using larger needle, beginning at right Front neck edge, join double stand of yarn; work 6 sts from holder in Seed st; pick up and knit 42 (44, 44, 46, 46) sts evenly around neck shaping, including sts on holder across to left Front band; work 6 sts in Seed st from holder—54 (56, 56, 58, 58) sts. Cont as established, working 6 sts each side in Seed st, remaining sts in St st, work even for 3 rows, end with a WS row.

Shape Hood

(RS) * Work 6 sts in Seed st; knit across center 42 (44, 44, 46, 46) sts, inc 4 sts evenly across; work 6 sts in Seed st.

Work 3 rows even in patt.

Repeat from * twice—66 (68, 68, 70, 70) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12 1/2" from pick-up row, end with a WS row.

Shape Hood Top

(RS) * Cont in pattern, dec 4 sts evenly across center sts.

Work 3 rows even.

Repeat from * once, end after working 3 rows even—58 (60, 60, 62, 62) sts.

Bind off all sts.

Fold Hood in half, with RS's facing. Sew seam.

Optional Join

Do not bind off sts.

Fold Hood in half, with RS's facing. Join seam using 3-Needle Bind-Off (see Special Techniques).


Block to measurements, if necessary.

Armhole Edging

Note: Armhole edging may be worked in-the round, using shorter circular needle, or back and forth in rows.

With RS facing, using smaller, shorter circular needle, beginning at underarm, pick up and knit 45 (47, 47, 51, 55) sts.

Begin Seed st; work even for 6 rows/rounds.

Bind off all sts loosely in patt.

Sew armband seams, if worked back and forth in rows.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Baste zipper in place at center Front, leaving lower Seed st edge free and stopping approx 1" from beginning of neck shaping. Sew neatly in place.

Free "Swirlygig" Quilt Pattern

Free "Swirlygig" Quilt Pattern by

This fun 76" x 100" quilt uses just 2 blocks that are alternated to create the swirly effect in this full size quilt.

Click HERE to download a free PDF copy of this pattern.

You can also visit my site's free pattern page for an easy download link to this pattern and many others.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Who do YOU race for?

I am racing in memory of my mother, my aunt & my grandmother. I am among the next generation of women in my family all dreading to hear the news that we have the big "c" - breast cancer. We are all 40 and younger yet several of us have already had a scare or two of our own. We are young mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, friends with uncertain futures ahead of us.

I know breast cancer awareness is made very public and there are lots of fundraisers for research yet we still can't find a cure.

My first step this year is to participate in the SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure race being held on Saturday, Sept. 25. This is where you can help. If you are in the Greenville or Upstate SC area and want to join my team, we'd love to have you walk with us. If you can't participate but can donate, we'd love that assistance too.

Remember, breast cancer is NOT just a woman's disease. Men get breast cancer too!

Click HERE to join my team or to donate funds. Ironically, the race is being held at Fluor Field (our local baseball stadium) and our team name is Saving Second Base. Why not have a little humor while helping out such a serious cause.

Thanks a bunch for your generosity!

New fabrics have arrived.....

Ragamuffin Quilts now has some new fabrics in stock. We have a beautiful Allover Poinsettia for Christmas projects. We also have two great Halloween prints; Orange Spiderwebs & Glow in the Dark Skulls - how cool is that?!

Last, we have 5 new floral prints too in browns, blue, teal.

We are also offering free U.S. shipping on these fabrics - just visit our shop at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Halloween Fabrics Coming Soon!

I'm so excited! I love Halloween with my boys, we love to dress up and tell ghost stories, watch Sleepy Hollow (a tradition from my childhood) and just have lots of fun.

To help spread the spooky joy, I have decided to add some Halloween fabrics to my shop. Coming soon are scary spider webs on orange and glow-in-the-dark skulls.

I'm happy to reserve any pre-orders for anyone interested. I will have 15 yards of each print on hand. Contact me for more details.

Interesting Website Traffic

I've not really checked out my website traffic for for several weeks; just stopped in for quick glances.

I found it interesting today that it appears almost 1/2 of my shop visits are coming from Beverly Hills, CA of all places. Not sure why that is interesting to me but I don't know anyone from there so I know it's not a friend or family member. :-) We're talking almost 400 visits in the past 30 days just from that location. Wow!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Double Wedding Ring Table Runner (WIP)

I am working on a double wedding ring table runner for a friend that is giving it as a wedding gift in September. We chose a vintage piece of fabric that is pre-printed (cheater) fabric and things were looking great until last night.......the fabric tore.....heavy sigh.

I did take a few photos of the stitching before I got too far along. Looks like I'm back to square one and have to complete it by 9/2/2010...yikes! Not bad timing if I didn't work a full time job too. No fear, I work well under pressure! :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Steelers Terrible Cowl (Headwarmer)

This is my Pittsburgh Steelers inspired terrible "cowl"/headwarmer. It started off as just a cowl to keep your neck warm but I tried it around my head and it was so toasty warm that I kept is narrow so it can be used for either; keep you ears warm or wear it around your neck to keep your neck, chin & even your nose warm while watching those cold winter football games.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free Shipping

I am offering free US shipping on everything; fabrics and all handcrafted items (ready to ship and custom orders) in my shop at

Some items are also on sale at 25% off.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Back to School

Looks like we've almost survived the first week of school despite a few minor mishaps; wrong bus, forgotten bookbags, etc.

Here's to a great school year ahead of us. :-)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Car Seat Rag Quilt Pattern Available

My design of car seat rag quilts is now available for you. I have created a PDF full color 4 page pattern that is now for sale. Just visit my online shop for purchase.

Your pattern will be emailed to you unless otherwise noted in your checkout.


ABC Toss in Blue & Yellow Car Seat Rag Quilt

Here is my newest car seat rag quilt - I used alphabet toss yellow gingham & a baby blue blender. This is a great quilt for use in the toddler years too. Play a game of I Spy the letter "A" while riding in the car.

It's available for sale in my Etsy shop -
Custom orders welcome!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Butterfly Pink Plaid Flannel Car Seat Rag Quilt

This cutie was a custom order for a little girl that likes pink and butterflies. It's a light-weight (2 layers only) flannel quilt. It's super soft since the entire quilt is flannel; front and back.

Found Doggy Update

Some of my followers are also friends/followers on other sites too so some may know we found a dog in our driveway on Saturday morning. We called her "Cleo" for lack of any other name. Her tags didn't tell us her name. We tried for days to contact the number on her rabies tag without any luck until yesterday evening. The vet returned our call this morning and confirmed she left a message for the owners on file to contact her or us directly. This beautiful pup's name is Cherokee. She is a GREAT dog too. We will miss her terribly already but we're sure her owners miss her even more. We may be neighbors so maybe we can visit on our doggy walks now and then. I'll post an update after we hear from her owners. I hope they call soon, she seems to miss someone.

Dryer Sheet Applique Techniques and Tips

Wow, what a great way to "recycle" used dryer sheets! I can't begin to count how many dryer sheets we use weekly so I might try this technique on a few things I wanted to applique. Has anyone tried this? I'm sure all of our readers would like to hear your input too. :-)

Dryer Sheet Applique Techniques and Tips courtesy of Quilt Lovers Guide.

Dryer Sheet Applique is one of the better applique techniques for appliquéing small leaves and flowers.

On the back of your leaf fabric, draw your leaf. Place a “used” dryer sheet (there is too much fabric softener and scent in an unused one, making it stiffer) right sides together with the leaf fabric and sew along your drawn line.

Trim to about 1/8-1/4 inch seam allowance. Make a slit in the dryer sheet only, thus enabling you to turn the leaf inside out. Press.

Pin to your background fabric and using thread the same color as your leaf fabric, make tiny stitches to secure it.

The stitch you use to secure your appliqué piece is like a blind hem stitch, but much smaller than you would use for hemming your trousers. Bring your needle up through the background fabric and just barely catch the folded edge of your appliqué, then straight down or slightly underneath the appliqué and up through the edge again.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Two Newest Car Seat Rag Quilts

Here are two of my newest car seat rag quilts that were completed over the weekend. Both are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

These blankets have a "hole" for the car seat or stroller straps so no more little legs kicking the blankets to the ground. These are a great size for use up through the toddler years.

Custom orders welcome! (Price is based on cost of materials.) Contact me for more information.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Love Productive Weekends

I worked on quite a few projects this weekend. I finished 3 car seat rag quilts, worked on 3 more, cut 8 burp cloths, & almost finished a knit scarf. I think I'm getting out of my crafting funk. :-)

I am also finishing up a full color car seat rag quilt pattern that will be available for sale soon.

Testing my new app

Testing my new application to blog from my iPod touch. I can only post text but it might get me blogging more often since I'm mobile these days.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Baby Shower Gift Set

A dear friend had a baby shower today for her first child. It was nice to see her, it's been awhile. I made a lovely little baby shower gift set for her in her selected nursery colors; blue & brown.

I made a car seat rag quilt with two layers of flannel batting for those extra chilly SC winter days. I also made her a set of 4 serged burp cloths with flannel and matching fabrics of the quilt. Last minute, I decided to include a diaper bag. However, it was the wee hours of the morning/night so I forgot to add the pockets. Silly me, how can you have a diaper bag without pockets? Well, since I made it extra large, it is now a carry-all tote for her to, well, carry it all that you need to carry with a new little one in tow. The tote has two layers of heavy interfacing and a layer of fleece for a stand-alone bag.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sale Sale Sale thru July 31, 2010

I'm having a sale in both Etsy shops - save 25% off listed price - to get savings, convo me for adjustment or simply get a refund via PayPal automatically.

I have lovely handcrafted items ; quilts, coasters & more along with fabrics for sale.

This sale includes everything but gift certificates so shop away!

I have more to get listed so check back often.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Inventory in Etsy Fabric Shop

Adding new inventory to my Etsy fabric shop; yardage, pillow panels, fat quarters, charms & more.

Most yardage has additional yardage available, simply convo me for more & a reserved listing with combined shipping.

Novelty Rugs Now Available

Novelty rugs are a great way to accent your home. All of them have a non-slip rubber backing; perfect as an accent rug, utility mat or even a wall hanging.

All rugs are 50% off MSRP pricing! More designs coming soon!

Candle & Tart Warmers are back.....

Due to popular demand, I am selling candle & tart warmers again. However, I am able to sell them cheaper than before since there are no listing or selling fees in my own shop. :-)

Our candle warmers are a safe alternative to burning candles. There is no flame, soot or smoke. Just place a standard jar candle on the warming plate, plug the candle warmer in and enjoy the fresh, crisp scent of a burning candle without ever lighting a match.

Our 2 in 1 candle and tart warmers are made of quality ceramic and they just wipe clean. You can also use the included tart dish to warm a wax tart. It will heat the wax to release the aroma, infusing your home with the fragrance instantly. There is an easy to use on/off switch and light indicator.

Plus all are 50% off MSRP pricing! More colors & designs coming soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Clearance Fabric Pricing - Sale Now

My need for space is your gain on great fabric pricing on Mickey, Tinkerbell, Princess, Cheetah Girls, Hannah Montana & more.

We also have Dora, Diego, Snoopy, Elvis, Superman, and more in yardage and 1/2 yard pillow panels.

Not only are these are a GREAT price of only $3.50/yard, we are having FREE domestic shipping all week long!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simple Yet Pretty Bookmarks

As most of you know (that follow me already), I love to do ALL sorts of crafts. I just spent some time recently making some simple yet useful & pretty metal bookmarks with awareness ribbons, butterfly, dragonfly, red apple, oval locket and more.

These lovely bookmarks are available for sale in my shop. They make great gifts for any reader on your gift list.

I can also make custom bookmarks with beads, other charms, etc. Just contact me for more details.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!
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Baby Cables Bootie Socks - Knitting Pattern

Baby Cables Bootie Socks designed by Dawn Brocco

These intermediate level booties are great year round for little feet.

Visit my site to download a free PDF pattern copy.

Sleepytime Quilts are Done!!!

I started to make a big crib sized Moda Sleeptime baby quilt but it turned into four adorable little pieced blocked car seat rag quilts. :-D

I made two in blue & yellow with yellow flannel on the back. The other two are pink & green with white flannel on the back.

Need a unique, one-of-a-kind baby gift? These lovely little quilts are for sale in my shop.

Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Rag Quilt/Throw - Finished Project

I finally finished my Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Rag Quilt. It's a great throw size for an adult or even a crib size for a modern baby quilt; 40" x 47".

I used a double layer of light blue flannel for batting to bring out the blues in the eggplant prints.

Want this lovely quilt as your own? It's available in my shop. :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Charm Pack Giveaway Winner

I used to select the winner of my charm pack giveaway.

There were 47 entries; thanks to everyone who entered and more thanks for checking out my site! I really appreciate all the feedback!

I know, I know....who won?! Drum roll please.......

And the winner is Jackie; lucky #46. :-) Congrats Jackie. I'll send you an e-mail too so you know you won; plus I need to know where to mail your new charm pack.

Happy sewing everyone! I'll be hosting another giveaway soon so keep checking.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Birthday Cake Quilt Block Pattern

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Ok, well, you might not want to eat this one but you can have as much as you want; calorie free!

This 12" quilt block pattern is great; use up some scraps or make a theme quilt for that special someone.


Birthday Day Quilt Block

Monday, June 7, 2010

Charm Pack Giveaway

Who doesn't like something for free? Especially quilters/sewers when it comes to free fabric!

To win this lovely charm pack of La Vie En Rose prints, simply visit my shop and post a comment in my guest book and tell me what you like best about my shop. It's that simple. :-)

This charm pack includes 25 5" charms; 5 of each print shown.

I will be posting the winner on Monday, June 14, 2010. Be sure I am able to contact you via email or check my blog on the drawing date. Good luck!

Fabric Clearance Sale

Have a tween or teen in your house that loves Hannah Montana, High School Musical or the Cheetah Girls?

Check out my shop for clearance pricing on several different prints of each; all priced at $3.50/yard.

Also get FREE domestic shipping on any purchase of $50 or more.