Sunday, February 23, 2014

Safari Moon Blog Hop Starts today...

Starts Monday February 24th - March 12.

Check in at Frances' blog Sew Belly Buttons Boutique everyday to link up to the days participating blog and leave a comment telling her what you enjoyed the most about that days post.
 Each comment is an entry for the prize draw of a Safari Moon FQ Bundle at the end of the Hop. One comment per day!

Here is the list of participating Blogs...
       Enjoy all the inspiration and good luck in the draw everyone!!

Host Frances Newcombe Designer with Art Gallery Fabrics  Belly Buttons Boutique

Monday February 24  Faith Jones  Fresh Lemons Quilts

Tuesday February 25    Lindsay Conner    Lindsaysews/

Wednesday February 26   Sarah Lawson  Sew Sweetness

Thursday February 27  Cristy Fincher   Cristy Creates

Friday February 28   Amy Smart  Diary of a Quilter

Monday March  Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced

Tuesday March  4  Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic

Wednesday March  5  Jane Davidson Quilt Jane

Thursday March  6  Lynne Goldsworthy Lily's Quilts

Friday March  7  Sandy Whitelaw  Upstairs Hobby Room

Monday March 10  Katy Jones  Imagingermonkey

Tuesday March 11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Quilts

Wednesday March 12  Megan Bohr Canoeridgecreations



Friday, February 21, 2014

Safari Moon Blog Hop Starting Feb. 24

Mark Your Calendars!!

I am so excited for my friend Frances! Her first fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics 
Look at the line up of lovely ladies who have all made projects from the wonderful new Safari Moon line.

See you all back here on March 7  When I post my projects!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#03 Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop

This is my 3rd Blog Hop and 2nd with Mdm Samm!! 
I want to thank her for allowing me the privilege, again, of participating.

Feb 12th

Lady Carol

Lady Sandy

Lady Cynthia

Lady Pat

Lady Jolie

Lady Susan

Here is the link to the complete list of participants!!

 I had all this lovely Valentine's fabric I bought last year on sale, so what better Blog Hop to get involved in. I had so much fun figuring out what to do with the paper piece patterns from Soma of Whims and Fancies too!! (There were 3 patterns total, I only used 2.)

Again, I know you don't have time to read a lot of words and just want to look at pretty pictures, but read to the end. Don't miss out, I've  rounded up 2 great prizes for you.

Feyza from ikaprint is donating 90 labels and if you've been reading my blog you will know that I love my labels!! Don't forget to use the discount code upstairshobbyroom (5% off) if you are looking for labels and decide to place an order.

And Jennie at Zipit is donating a $25.00 gift certificate!!
 Again don't forget to use upstairshobbyroom to save 15% on an order if you are looking for great zippers.

These are two places that I shop and love!
( I always have the discount codes and  links on the right side bar of my blog. The pictures are the links just click on them to go!)

OK, on with the picture show.....

 A Table Runner

Then I printed the pattern at 60% and made a pouch (of course using a zipper from Zipit), and 50% and made coasters/Tic Tac Toe game pieces (and the table topper game board of course!!)

And a treat/card holder!!

I made 2 blocks for this, folding the one a little over the halfway point and adding some fabric to the bottom to match raw edge. Then quilted both, layered them on top of each other and added the binding and ties.

You could make one for everyone's chair!! A mixture of X's and O's.

Same rules as last time. Prizes are open to everyone, just follow the instructions to enter below!!

I apologize for anyone who didn't get a reply last time around who maybe returning. Again there are a lot of comment coming in and it is hard to keep straight who I have replied to and who I haven't. (between phone, computer and blog) So this time around, unless you ask a question, I'm going to say to everyone right now....

Thank you so much for taking time to stop in and check out how I used the paper pieced pattern!! I really appreciate everyone's feed back and support (I read every comment!!) and I hope that I have inspired you to get creative!!
Happy Valentine's Day (a little early )

Ok so here is the give away!! I learned after the last Blog Hop it is a lot of work to try and randomly generate numbers, than count and not get lost through the I figured out Rafflecopter, I think!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, February 7, 2014

#45 Give Away Coming

 I will be back on the 12th of February to post my projects for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop!! I also rounded up two great prizes for a give away, so come back, don't miss out!!!

 Ikaprint is donating 90 labels!!  I love my labels!! I have 2 different ones. You will love this prize! Don't forget to use the coupon code upstairshobbyroom if you decide to order on your own to save 5%.

Zipit is donating a $25.00 gift certificate. 
Love her zippers and zipper pulls! You can also use upstairshobbyroom here for 15% savings.

The coupon codes for these online stores are always active, they do not have an expiry date.

What I've Been Up to:

Parisian Star, from Modern Block QAL
2nd Block in the Sew Kitschy,  Sew Retro Kitchen over at Quiet Play

 January Block (Polar) Bear Paw for Classic Meets Modern QAL over at Sew as Home Mummy:
February Block Amethyst (why seams!! WHY?????) This may need some work to get it flat!!

 February Block for Pat Sloan's Mystery BOM Globtrotting:
I'm behind so I went for the easier of the two. January still to come!!

 Joined Modern InstaBee 2014:
 First Block up Stacked Windmills and why make just one, so I made 2. Really I made 3 this one gave me some problems, my first block turned out 16" instead of 15.5!!

 And a cute little label to mail with the block!!

 Coming Soon:

I will be participating in the Safari Moon Launch Blog Hop Event my post date is March 7 unless there are unforeseen changes. Will keep you posted!! Here's a sneak peak of some of what I have been up to.......

 Enjoy your weekend!! See you all back here on the 12th!!