Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mail & Handmades : :

Throughout this last week or so I have received some pretty wonderful "happy mail" in the form of a handmade gift, handmade purchase, fabric splurge, and in email form -- a first Four Fat Quarter Apron. I'd love for you to see!

How perfect is this embroidered felt needle book from Alia?! She was inspired by the colors of my Summerlove Spring Bidie Pillow that I made a few weeks back, and used them to create this new needle book. She was so sweet to send it to me with the nicest owl card!

A Needlebook from Alia

It is actually my very first needle book and couldn't be more special! Thank you Alia!!

A Needlebook from Alia

This make-up roll was stitched up by one of my favorite bloggers, Jodi. It was made using Rachel's pattern and when she was selling off a few of her handmade items on her facebook page recently, I just couldn't resist! This is one of the patterns I have had on my "must make" list since the day Rachel released the pattern. The next best thing to making it myself would be to support someone I adore!

A Make-up Pouch from Jodi

Jodi always chooses the best fabric combinations for her projects, I do love her style! If you are looking to find a new, inspiring blog to follow give a visit to Tickle & Hide!

A Make-up Pouch from Jodi

Krista of Poppyprint, sent me this photo on Monday evening of the very first Four Fat Quarter Apron made using my latest tutorial. She made my night!! She even re-purposed an old linen shirt to make hers -- love that! Thank you Krista!!

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These are a pair of crowns that I'm sending off to my friend Nicole, who blogs at Mama Love Quilts. I get so excited to see orders from those of you who I feel like I actually "know" through my blog or from following your own. Thank you Nicole!!

Birthday Crowns with Ribbons

I'm also sending off this Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion to Riley Blake today. I'll have a tutorial to share over on Cutting Corners later in the month as part of the RBD Pin Cushion Club. I just can't get enough of these chevrons, especially the yellow, gray, and black...oh and the aqua!

Quilted Chevron PIn Cushion

Have you all seen Summersville? This is the first fabric collection by Lu Summers and is one of those collections that I just had to have all of. I don't do that very often, but I seriously love everything about these prints. Beautiful colors, cool designs, and the projects I've been seeing made with them are so inspiring!

Summersville from Intrepid Thread

My Summersville came from the Intrepid Thread who is also the sponsor of this weekend's fabric giveaway -- here's a peek! Julie let me have some fun putting together a bundle of my favorite Art Gallery Oval Elements and Pure Elements. You can find the bundle available in both  fat quarters and half yards, and right now there just so happens to be a HUGE sale going on!!

In celebration of Market The Intrepid Thread is offering 20% off using Coupon Code : :  MARKET20 beginning today and running throughout Sunday. There are a few rules, so be sure to read those here!

Happy Sewing, friends!! Maureen

26 comments:

  1. wow what a visual feast today's blog is! Thank you!

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  2. wow! your mailman is very a kind one! hiihi
    yesterday i cut my fabric for 2 fat quarter apron!
    I'll tell you when it's finish!
    have a nice day Maureen

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  3. it was a great mail week for you! that makeup roll is really cute. i love those crowns! i bought myself some summersville this morning. i can't wait to play with it~!

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  4. Maureen! You're so kind! What a complement! xx

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  5. Such a lot of goodies ~ makes me want to go to the machine and make something! I'm trying really hard not to buy any new fabric for a while but all these new lines keep popping up ~ like Summersville. ACK! I've got to get some!
    Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thanks Elsa!! With Sew Mama Sews Great Giveaway Day just around the corner, maybe you'll get lucky!? I hope so!!

      :) Maureen

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    2. I have been thinking about you lately. I am glad things are looking up. I hope that it gets easier for you. I'm still amazed at the number and beauty of your creations every time I read your blog. I also really liked the Sendak quote you posted earlier this week. Craft therapy. It's important to do something for you. Take care.

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  6. There is certainly a lot of goodies in this post, oh my! Thanks for the eye candle this morning!! =D

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  7. These Summerville fabrics are sew fun. I will have to keep my eyes open for them. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  8. That needle book is gorgeous! Love the details and colors.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow, love the fabrics. Kinda like a mod-geometric explosion!

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    1. Aren't they great!!? I do love them!! Now to decide on the perfect projects.

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  10. I'm so glad to see you seem to be feeling better. Your blog is so inspiring.

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  11. I love that needle book - I think I'll try making one today!

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  12. Glad to have you back! Adorable stuff as always. That apron is gorgeous!

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  13. ♥ What a sweet little needle book. I think I need to make one, too. I hope mine will be as cute at that one that Alia made!

    (how do you make a RED heart?)

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  14. Wow, that is a lot of happy mail. Looks like the world conspired to give you something to smile about =)

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  15. What great goodies sent to you in the mail! How great to make something for someone you actually know!
    The pincushion looks awesome, think I'll be needing one that big soon enough.
    Love the Summersville prints too! I ordered some directly from Lucie herself =D

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  16. What an honor! Thanks for your kind words and I'm so glad you liked it. Aren't owls great??

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  17. Oh what a fabulous collection of happy mail! My Summersville is winging its way from Julie right now :o)

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  18. Thanks again for sharing about Craft Hope for Haiti and for posting the apron tutorial. It was just what I needed the other day - a pretty sewing fix!

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  19. These are gorgeous and I agree about Jodi's eye for colour, she is quite the little miracle worker in that field!

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  20. All the gifts are just wonderful, congratulations!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  21. Maureen, you did a great job with those crowns! I'm loving them! Thank you!

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  22. I hope you check older comments. I found your adorable felt birthday crown on pinterest. I followed the link here and would love to make some for my twins' 2nd birthday. Do you have any tips? Do you have a picture of what they look like lying flat? I was hoping to do a search on your blog for them but I couldn't see a search button. Most specifically how do you do the letters? THanks for your help. I also saw that your etsy site is closed right now- is that right? I just wanted you to know I loved them enough to want to try to make them! erinladybug at yahoo dot com or I'll try to check back on here for a reply comment if that's easier.

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