Welcome! Today is day number 5 of the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party and that means I'm one of the featured designers.
My free pattern is for this little, make it in an evening apron. The piece work is inspired by and constructed in the style of Seminole patchwork. My goal was to use what I had on hand and to make it in an evening. I used mostly my fabrics from my previous collections. (And a little Kaffe just for fun!)
It's been really fun learning about the HG designers. We run into each other at Quilt Market and that's about it for getting to know each other. It's interesting, also, to see the variety of syles in the Henry Glass line up. They certainly do a good job of keeping the offerings diverse.
Today's featured Designers are:
Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched
Annie's style is so much fun! AND, she's got a new book out called A CHRISTMAS STORY. It has some really fun patterns in it and here is a link to get a glimpse of the cutest Christmas quilt! She uses color so well to tell her whimsical story! Click here for here blog and click here to see the quilt! I love the warm, cozy feeling of her quilt, accomplished not only through "hand of the artist" designs but also due to the coloration. Nice work, Annie!!
and next, Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup ( LOVE that name!)
The Quilt Soup store is a great place to shop for patterns and all kinds of things. I'm still drooling over this pattern (Barbara, I hope you don't mind me showing it here)
© Barbara Jones
Be sure to visit each day's featured Designer to learn more about them, see their work and enter to win a free prize. Each Designer has a Christmas Holiday word. Your job is to collect all the words, then post them to the Henry Glass Blog at the end of the hop. You might be the lucky winner of the fabric giveaway from Henry Glass!
Welcome to day 3 of our Holly Jolly Holiday Party! I'm already craving a candy cane in hot chocolate!
Today, the spotlight is on :
Little Quilts is a delightful quilting shop right down the road from me, in Marietta GA. I first discovered them about 7 years ago and made it a ritual to visit and shop often and especially when my Mother in Law was visting! I'm pretty sure it was the first thing she said after the welcome hugs and kisses - "when can we go to Little Quilts??? " And we always did go, at least once and sometimes more! These ladies have been designing fabric for a while now - go check them out! Sylvia Johnson, Alice Berg and Mary Ellen Von Holt are one awesome team!
Next, we have Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns. Her blog address is http://www.thedrizzledapple.blogspot.com/ and her pattern blog is filled with some fun patterns for kids! http://www.hotscottpatterns.typepad.com
Welcome back! This is the annual Henry Glass Holiday Blog Hop! Visit the Henry Glass blog to learn more and leave a comment there, too!
This is so exciting - a chance to win some amazing gifts, including fabric, of course! AND, qualify for the GRAND DADDY, AMAZING, MONSTER, HUGE prize at the very end- all by just taking a few minutes each day and visiting all the blogs on their highlighted days and leaving a nice comment! E.A.S.Y!!!!
Aren't all these women beautiful? And sooooo creative and talented!
The upcoming designers:
Day 3 - November 15, 2011
Vicki Oehlke of WillowBerry Lane
Mary Ellen von Holt, Alice Berg and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts
Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns
Day 4 - November 16, 2011
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
Day 5 - November 17, 2011
Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs
Day 6 - November 18, 2011
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn
Renae Allen of RGA Design LLC
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage
Day 7 - November 19, 2011
Linda Lum DeBono
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Design
Tell 'em I said hello!
I just can't believe a whole year has passed since last year's mega Henry Glass Blog Hop!!! Can it really be that close to Christmas??? Wow!
Welcome to day 6 of my 7 day card crafting / giveaway week!
Thank you for all the thoughtful comments, it's so interesting the different points of view on the floor color choices. Each suggestion could totally work in that space - I've decided on a clean, clear apple green for my floor. Green is energetic while grounding. It also invokes creative thinking and is easy to look at for long periods of time, (think of a beautiful, rolling pasture or forest). Green is considered a neutral and it is wonderful as a stand alone hue to combined with a variety of other hues...perfect for my studio!
WINNERS -Friday's winner is Cori and yesterday's winner is Kimberlee, as chosen by random number generator. Congrats, Kimberlee and Cori, please send me an email with your mailing address! firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's prize- Day 6 Red Ink & Aquarelles Set, Red PITT artist Pen Set, Red/Yellow Gelatos, AND, from me, you will win a set of fabric fat quarters ( 4 ) from my last collection, Couleur Vie. Even if you don't sew, these fat quarters are great for all types of crafting including scrapbooking, card crafting and more.
Tomorrow is the grand prize and it's pretty darn wonderful!!! ****** In order to be eligible to win, you must have commented on every single day, on both blogs -here and on http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/
so if you haven't already done so, go leave your comments on each day's post and you might be the LUCKY WINNER!
Once again, I used my Piccadilly Circus stamps and Faber Castell BigBrush Markers to create this purse card.The circle is made from a piece of diecut chipboard and metallic paper, cut from my new dies for jewelry making, found here, on the Sizzix website or in various retail outlets. If you would like this pattern, just join my mailing list today and it's yours for free! I'll email it to you personally.
Thank you for your continued visits and I so look forward to the big day tomorrow!! See you then!
Thank you Cori for pointing out that I left out my daily question! (never post before morning coffee)
Today's question- Do you feel you understand color theory and all it's complexities? If no is your answer, would you be interested in taking an on-line class to learn more about color?
Well, I'm back home from HSN and the show went really well! The people there are truly amazing! It was such a pleasurable experience and I loved being hosted by Shivan- what a doll! I had the opportunity to show my Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders along with my Bigz XL Decorative Edge Card die. While I wasn't able to actually demo the embossing folders going through the Sizzix Big Shot machine, it is so very simple!
And of course, I showed my new stamp collections! , including this one, and this one. For those of you who are new to stamping with clear stamps, the first thing you'll want to do upon opening your package is to use an eraser over the surface. Somehow, this "primes" them for use.
On air, I mentioned that I had designed these stamps to be slightly larger than many of the stamps currently on the market. My vision for the Piccadilly designs included home decor and even sewing projects. Here is a tote bag I created using several different dies from the collection, along with some of my Sizzix embossing folders.
Here's how I used them- place the embossing folder underneath the fabric then lightly add the color on top, using the Faber-Castell Gelatos. It's really fast and gives a nice, distressed look to the project. I used regular pigment ink for the stamped part of the images. I love the patchwork feel of this bag, don't you? I've been really into yellow and orange/reds lately. Must be the optimistic nature of yellow and energy of red/orange. I've needed both lately and it's funny how we crave colors to help us along!
If you tuned in on Monday, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! It's so nice to hear from people who have bought my products so please don't be shy about leaving a comment- I'd love to hear from you.
Tomorrow, some close-ups of the projects shown on air...
I just had to share...
We have adapted a rescue dog. HOW could we say no to a dog named Paisley??? I mean, really.
She's so adorable, so sweet and is my new best friend. She follows me everywhere and when she's sitting next to me, she gazes adoringly at me. She likes the cats, although they haven't totally warmed up to her yet...they're still on the fence with all this. Paisley met her cousins, the pugs, yesterday and they are all now fast friends and looking forward to their next play date! Here's my illustration of Paisley ...
Of course, I will be sewing her a coat made with my purple paisley fabric, (Henry Glass & Co.) shown above! Can't wait to get started on that!
Here's another project I made with my fabrics a while back -
My friend and fellow Designer, Denise Clason has a fabulous new book out! She and I did a little exchange, fabric for a book and I want to show you the project she made using my Opulence fabrics from Henry Glass & Co. -
Isn't this beautiful?! I wish I owned it. I guess I'll have to make one for myself!
Denise's book is absolutely beautifully done. It's concise, organized, easy to navigate and full of incredible projects. She has an elegant style and it shows wonderfully in this book. The instructions are easy to follow and well written. This book is a must have for anyone who likes bags, totes, purses and pouches.
It's available through Amazon here. You'll notice all the great reviews!
I'm going to spend some time sewing soon and plan on making Brooke some cute bags using Denise's patterns.