Thursday, December 13, 2012

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops!

On Saturday I went to my local Irish Patchwork Society meeting for a little chat and inspiration.  It's always a good time.  Well, at each monthly meeting we have a raffle for a few fab prizes.  This month I was lucky enough to win!  Woo hoo!

Isn't it pretty?  It's a little pack of 8 coordinating 10x10 inch squares.  Yippee!  I'm totally in love with 5 of them, which is great luck.  So, here's the question...what do you guys make with 10 inch squares?  Have you ever used just a few out of a layer cake?  I think they're pretty together and would like to use them in one project...I just have to find a suitable idea!  What a great thing to think about on my morning commute!

Oh!  And do any of you know what the top print is?  Anyone know the designer?  This isn't a quiz...I'd just like to pick up a bit more for my stash :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Shop Schedule

Although the shop will be open through the holiday, I will not always be able to quickly ship your orders.  To avoid any disappointment, I will send my last shipment this Saturday (15 December) and will start shipping again on 28 December.  To have your parcel included in Saturday's shipment, please have your orders to me by Friday night.  I will still be available to answer shop questions and chat about quilty things over the holiday, so do send a note if you have a query.

Hope you take a wee break from life too over the holiday!  Enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Congratulations to Miss Courtney! She is the winner of the Fluffy Sheep Quilting SMS giveaway prize.

Good old reliable RNG choose Courtney's comment from the 677 entries:

Courtney is picking up a Kona charm pack in classic colors and perle cotton in orange, grey and blue.  What will she make with these pretties?

Super!  I can't wait to see it!  I hope you send us photos, Courtney!  Happy stitching!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Modern Stitching Bee: November

I was the lucky Miss November in the Modern Stitching Bee.  I am so in love with this bee as the folks involved are incredibly talented and inspired...and great fun :)  I had asked for a Depression block using Kona white and scrappy bits according to this tutorial.

I have four sets of gorgeous blocks back.  Want to see?

Eeee!!!  It's going to be so pretty!  Thank you, Diane, Emily, Sarah and Susan.  You guys are brightening my sewing room!  This quilt will be first on my 2013 FAL list.

PS - sorry again for the stinky night time indoor photo.  Honest the weather will get better in a few months.  Just stick with me!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

iPad Covers!

I am a little out of control making iPad covers.  I only have one iPad (well, clearly!), but I became slightly obsessed this past weekend making these cuties.

Using the Fluffy Sheep Quilting iPad cover tutorial created by Geraldine of Sophie Belle Design (published in the shop newsletter) I made these:

I altered the tute a bit to include quilting a bit of batting onto the exterior panels of the front and back.  I also eliminated the elastic cord described in the tutorial and instead used a piece of ribbon to close the top of the iPad snuggie.

You see, I had first strictly followed the tutorial and made this one:

I learned a thing or two in the process.  First, these fit a "naked" iPad perfectly.  However, mine is usually sporting on of those magnetic screen cover things (see? in the first two photos?) that add a bit of bulk to the width of the iPad.

Second, I can not get elastic cord in Galway (shocking...) so I tried to use a hair tie.  It was too thick and short, making the closure a bit funny.

And finally I thought a larger print looked better.  I'll still take the elastic cord-sporting smaller version and modify it again to make the closure a bit better.  It will still be loved and used.  But the little fishy and scooter versions just make my heart flutter.

Thank you, Geraldine!  These were a treat!

If you haven't already subscribed to the Fluffy Sheep Quilting shop newsletter, just click here and enter your email into the box on the lower right hand corner of the home screen.  You don't want to miss next month's tutes, do you?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fluffy Craft Fair Table

Looking for my Sew Mama Sew giveaway?  Just click here.

It is official.  It has rained for the last gazillion days in a row.  I have so many great finishes to show you, but I just can not get photos in the dry/light.  Instead you get inside pictures today.

You may remember a few weeks ago I held a stand at the Galway Food & Craft Fair.  I had a 3 meter by 2 meter space to fill anyway I'd like.  What great fun!

I brought in shelving units for the back and then hung quilts all around the walls.  Each space came with a table, too, so I set up a little sewing space to both conduct demos and to occupy me when footfall was quiet.    Made quite a few bee blocks right there!

You might notice an Oh Deer bunting hanging from the table.  The three quilts you see above were all created by Erin of Billy Button Design.  They were so beautiful!  And the wonderful Sarah of Fairy Face Designs contributed iPhone covers and zippy bags.  They were beautiful!  On the shelving to the back you'll see cut FQs, perle and lots and lots of Aurifil.  It was all topped off with my antique sewing machine.  Nearly needed a crane to get her up there!

I tucked a few bolts in there too just in case someone was looking for yardage.  Couldn't let them down!

And on the other side I hung Granny Mania and Chaos.  Granny Mania sold and is now on its way to a newborn little fella in the US.  Yippee!

It was an absolutely wonderful day.  Fantastic to meet new-to-me quilters in Galway, so fun to see familiar faces and a great creative buzz from the other vendors.  Thank you, Galway, for such a fantastic weekend.

Experienced craft fair hosts: any suggestions of how to improve next time?  I'm always open to an idea or two!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway Day!

It's come again!  It's Giveaway Day!  Oh we all love a little sewing treat this time of year, don't we?  How about a little goodie to you from Fluffy Sheep Quilting (the shop)?  Here you can win one Kona solid charm pack of your choice: bright or classic  as well as three spools of perle cotton (in your choice of colors).  

Winning is easy.  There are three different options, each of which will get you one entry into the giveaway:

1. just leave a comment below telling me what you like to make with Kona solids
2. leave a second comment if you are (or become) a follower of the shop on Facebook
3. leave a third entry if you already receive (or sign up for) the Fluffy Sheep Quilting newsletter.  To sign up, just go here and subscribe in the lower right corner of the shop homepage.

The small print:
I will choose a winner on 7 Dec at 5PM.  To be included in the draw, I need to be able to contact you via email.  If you are a no reply commenter, please leave your email address in your comment.  If I do not hear a response from the winner in 3 days, I will draw a second winner and pass the givaway onto them.

To see more Sew Mama Sew giveaways, just click here.  Good luck!

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