Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's time for another FABRIC GIVEAWAY!



Let me introduce you to my friend Amanda. 



She is the owner of 



and TALENTED fabric designer for


I was lucky enough to meet her in person at Spring Quilt Market this year in SLC and she is such a sweetheart! 
Plus, she designs the cutest patterns! 



That's me, Amanda and Cindi Walker 


She even let me wear this FABULOUS hat! 




Hats are BIG in Amanda's world!



{I am SO making these for Emma's Birthday!}


So are beautiful quilts and GORGEOUS fabric! 








Plus, she's got some great things up her sleeve, including a new Scrapbook line with Bazzill. I can't wait to use it!




And did I mention the GLAMP? 


While I was up in Logan visiting my friends 
Kim and Kris at 
My Girlfriends Quilt Shop, I purchased the kit. I can't wait to make one for my office! I also had a chance to check out Amanda's 
laminated cottons ...


How cool is that? You can make a shower curtain! 

She even has a pattern for a cap ...

{I love that flower}


Amanda just released her latest line of fabric from Riley Blake called Sugar & Spice~



Isn't that sweet? 

{I cannot WAIT to make this pattern for Emma's first day of Kindergarten using S&S}


{pattern from Jina Barney, who I LOVE!}

I hope I can hold it together for the first day ... SNIFF! 


Now that you've seen a sample of her work, how about a chance to WIN some of her fabric?

She has GENEROUSLY offered to give 
one luck commenter
a GREAT prize ...  

 two packs of 5" squares, one pack of 10" squares and two bundles of FQ's (7 in each bundle)! Think of all the creating you can do with THAT! WOW! 



All you need to do is comment to this post and you're entered! 

How about some extra entries?

*Follow The Quilted Fish on Facebook
*Follow Riley Blake on Facebook
*Follow my Blog:) 

Make sure to comment for each extra entry and don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you. I will leave this post open until Thursday, September 1st at Midnight (MST), so make sure you get your comment in! 

~GOOD LUCK~

Have a great day friends:) 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eight words that NO sewist wants to hear from their 5 year old ...



"I'd rather buy my Halloween costume this year"

SOB!!!!! 


My Mom took Emma and Mason shopping. Of course Gymboree starts putting out the Halloween costumes before school starts, so Emma spied this:





and then called me with the bad news. 

I almost started crying!! Are you kidding? You don't want me to make you a costume? SOB! 

So I asked my Mom to have them hold it, then started to plan. 

Do I buy it? Do I find a pattern and make it? 

OF COURSE I HAVE TO MAKE IT!!!! 


I think I found a good pattern:



And I think I can add tulle and make it extra fancy. And I bet Emma would love to go to Joann's to pick out the fabric. Of course with the fabric, pattern and time it will cost me much more than the Gymboree price, but I HAVE TO MAKE her costume! Anyone else have this same disorder? Please tell me I'm not alone:) 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Why Hello Friends!

How are you? Is your summer going well? What'cha working on? Me? Well I have been SWAMPED with The Creative Connection Event, Plus putting together a baby shower for my BRAND NEW NEPHEW which included making this guy ... 


{Can you tell we're crazy about owls in my family?}





His name is Otis and he's actually a kit from my friends at Adorn-It. It was super easy with very good directions ... Not that I ever FOLLOW directions, but if I did, they'd be easy:). Since he is for a baby, I used my sewing machine to sew his eyes, nose and belly embellishments, but for the original pattern they were hand sewn with embroidery floss. SUPER CUTE! Anyhow, Otis is on his way to his new home tomorrow. I just put him in his basket of goodies ...




Next up, I think I'm going to make Emma a dress (the poor thing has NO CLOTHES! It's sad really ... HA HA!) ... I have the most AMAZING fabric from my good friend Jennifer Paganelli, plus the patterns from her book Girls World are absolutely stunning ... If you have a girl to sew for, you must get this book!




Now for my SUPER exciting news ... Here's a hint ...




More information is coming, but if you live in Utah and want to get together with your fellow creative bloggers, business owners, artists and friends this one's for you! Email me and let me know if you're interested. We'd love to have you! 


Good night my Creative Friends ... 


Oh and I turned 40 this week ... :) Not too bad so far ...