Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Some Special News : :

I think we can all agree that if you're looking for cute fabrics, Riley Blake Designs can provide! I'm a huge fan all things cute, themed, and fun -- so I'm a HUGE fan of Riley Blake!

My Riley Blake's

In case your not yet familiar... Riley Blake Designs is a fabric, notions and trim manufacturer based in Utah and they produce some of the most adorable fabrics on the market. My most favorite owl doll that I have ever made happens to be made with my most favorite Riley Blake's! Say hello!!

My favorite owly

Well, today I have a very special announcement to make that I've been dying to share with all of you for quite some time now -- I'm an official member of the very first Riley Blake Designs Project Design Team!! Yay! I'm so excited to have been asked to be a part of this amazing team!


What is the Riley Blake Project Design Team exactly?  It's a group of creative bloggers who will be sharing new projects, patterns and tutorials on the Riley Blake Designs blog every Wednesday throughout the year.  We will be showcasing the new lines of fabrics that are being released in free projects from quilting, clothing, home decor, and more. They have been keeping the new project design team under wraps, but the members of the team have officially been announced. Check them out!!

Becky Vandenburg-http://www.ucreatewithkids.com/
Liz and Elizabeth-http://www.simplesimonandco.com/
Maureen Cracknell-http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/
Melissa Mortenson-http://www.polkadotchair.com/
Heather Jones-http://www.oliveandollie.com/
Lindsay Wilkes-http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Hadfield-http://tatertotsandjello.com/
Madame Samm-http://www.sewiquiltnow.com/
Char-http://www.crapivemade.com/
Tam-http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/

Please take a minute or two to visit them if you can. You'll find some wonderful blogs full of amazing inspiration! In addition to projects, we will also be doing fabric giveaways for the new lines that are being released throughout the year. I still can't believe that I am getting this opportunity and I can't wait to share more about all of this with you as the details unfold. 

As always, thank you for your support, friends!!  Maureen

64 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

Congratulations! Great news. Lots of lovely new blogs to check out too.

Sarah said...

Congrats, wow! That little owl is so absolutely cute!! :D

Kristie said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. Good for you.

Cori said...

Don't be suprised if I come knocking at your door tomorrow to see what you have made!!! So excited for you!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

These are some of the RBD from my stash! I haven't picked my fabrics for my first project yet -- it's too hard to choose!! ;) What do you love right now? I know you're a huge RBD fan!

wtpooh11 said...

Wonderful news. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see your projects to come.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Congrats Maureen! Excited for you!

Happy in red said...

Great news, congratulations!! It's so nice to be noticed isn't it.
Esther.

Danny said...

That's so awesome! Congrats!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

Woot! Woot! This is FANtastic!!! Congrats to you!!

Annika said...

Congratulations! That's exciting!

Katherine said...

Congrats, Maureen! Excited for you and looking forward to seeing what wonderful projects you have in store for us.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Maureen!!!

Poppyprint said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful news!! I look forward to seeing your creations!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! It's about time the other major fabric manufacturers did their own Moda Bakeshop type thing! Very exciting!

♥Duff said...

congratulations! I'm sure that you calendar is now full with projects to make and share; that makes ME happy!
Oh, and I loved the bundle you inspired over at Intrepid thread--very you indeedy!

Lisa Blyth said...

Congratulations! It's going to be so fun for you, receiving some awesome fabric and then creating a beautiful project. I can't wait to see. :)

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

Very exciting news! Congratulations!

felicity said...

Congratulations, Maureen!!! Fabulous!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! I am SO excited!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thanks Kristie!!

Carrie P. said...

How exciting for you!!! Can't wait to see what you and all the others will have to share with us. Congrats!

ReaderWoman said...

You are so talented - it doesn't surprise me a bit that you are on this team! Now, I am going to beg. You might want to avert your eyes (hard to do while reading, I admit) while I grovel. PLEASE please please post a tute for the owl! I am majorly in love. I have cobbled together two little owls myself, but compared to yours they are birds of a different feather! Thank you, and best wishes for your new endeavor!

Jenn said...

What is this owl!! Are you making these???

Jeanne Gwin said...

Well Maureen you just knocked my socks off. Congratulations and I know you will do a bang up job and prove to be one of their most valuable assets. I am proud to be an acquaintance of yours.

Holly F. said...

Congratulations! Also, that fabric is too cute. Love the mitten print.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I LOVE Riley Blake fabric, it's my favorite. I can't wait to see the new prints coming out this year and what you talented ladies do with them!

NurseBrandy said...

WOW - what wonderful news. Congratulations to you!!!!! :)

Jo said...

A huge congrats! That is exciting news and it is nice to stretch ourselves every so often isn't it? I love that adorable owl!

piece peace said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and I love Riley Blake fabrics and trims.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wow, congratulations! Love that peekaboo owl that helped make your announcement! I'm stayin tuned....

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thanks Holly! Me too, RBD holiday fabrics are my absolute favorites!!

lilmamad said...

Awesome! And that owl is precious!

sue niven said...

congratulations! How exciting! Looking forward to hearing more.

Rosa said...

Congratulations,that´s great.!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I used to, I haven't made one for more than a year now. I hope to make them once I will be working on items full time in the Fall of this year! :)

Ella said...

Congrats!

Additionsstyle said...

Congratulation Maureen! What a wonderful opportunity.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

ElfRenee said...

Congratulations!

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats!!! I love Riley Blake fabrics!!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Congratulations! I'll be watching and also visiting everyone else!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I just took a peek at the coming soon fabrics over at Riley Blake- I love the Woodland Tails! Also Alpine Wonderland. This is going to be great. I see a quilt shop not too far from me is listed in the store locator!!

Svetlana said...

Congratulations!!!!! It's soooo wonderful!! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations!

Tracy Johnson said...

This sounds so exciting. Cannot wait to see what is in store!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Maureen that is totally wonderful! Congratulations :)
2012 is going to be an excellent year if it carries on like this for us! ;)

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

Congrats...so glad to hear it **wink, wink**

Richard Healey said...

I think I have almost all of you on follow now. Living in Utah (Rose Park area) I am a fan of any thing UTAH! so looking forward to seeing what all you come up with.


http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

heartsease54 said...

WOO HOO! This is huge news, doing a happy dance for you Maureen, they are lucky to have you.

Jacey said...

How exciting, Maureen!! Congratulations to you. I know you'll be successful in this new venture!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

How wonderful, Maureen! A great outlet for your creativity! I am already familiar with Riley Blake and receive their newsletter. Congratulations!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats :o) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations :) I can't wait to see what you make!

VickiT said...

Oh how exciting! I LOVE Riley Blake fabrics. I wish I had many more of them but I really love what few I do have and have used.

gretam said...

I am so excited for you! What fun you are going to have and to work with Riley Blake is just amazing! :) I am so jealous right now. You deserve it though..you ROCK!

Cyndylou said...

YA HOO and good for you Maureen!!! These folks made A GREAT DECISION when they chose you for the team!!!!Hope you're taking your vitamins!!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! I am Cyndylou! I had to take today off for the most part, having some pretty bad joint pain lately?? I think it might be from the cold, I'm not sure? But I am taking lots of vitamins and probiotics and I'm drinking lots of Kefir and Kombucha! :)

Missy said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! They made an excellent choice in selecting YOU!

Nicole said...

Congrats, Maureen! I look forward to more beautiful creations from you.

Annette said...

That's awesome Maureen, congrats!!! The little owl is just too cute!

Jodi said...

Oh a Big Congratulations !! How exciting for you. I love Riley Blake and can't wait to see more. Alot of great names on that list.

Saw your comment about Kombucha. Are you making the 'tea' yourself? Or you buy the bottled drink? I've done this, made the tea off and on for a few years and love it.

teammckown said...

Congratulations!!!!! Considering your blog and their Cutting Corner site are my most favoritest, this is a match made in heaven for me!!!! I'm so excited for you! Have fun!!!

Paula J said...

Congrats Maureen thats wonderful!!!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Congratulations on your new design team adventures with Riley Blake!

**nicke... said...

congrats lady! that is so great! and i love your new photo of you! you look beautiful!!!