Friday, August 12, 2011

We've Moved!

i've decided to move this blog to a new location, full of rainbows and butterflies.  okay, maybe not rainbows and butterflies, but still...  the new blog, which is crafty involved but not exclusively crafty, will be at
see ya soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stash Buster Quilt - Square Count

It's about a week later now since I came up with this "brilliant" idea of a project, and I have pretty much hit the bottom of my stash tubs (amazing, right?) My squares are pretty much cut out and ready to go. That is, until one of two things came to mind. One: my mom made mention of going through the fabric scraps in the garage. Even if there are measly scraps in there, they could still have 3" square potential. Two: In the coming months/years, I have plans to sew wedding gifts for a number of friends that are already currently engaged/married, thus leading to fabric square variety. Those will require purchasing fabric that I do not already have. I'm not entirely sure how to go about continuing from here, but I guess we will see as these gifts get better planned out. For the time being, the square count currently resides at 312 squares.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stash Buster Quilt - Progress

Whelp, two nights of ironing and cutting so far, and it seems as if the stash pile hasn't changed much! The amount that has gone BACK in to the fabric tub seems to drastically changed - as in not much has gone back in! I still have a whole lot more to cut! Here is a quick snap shot as I counted out the squares in piles of 10 to see how many I had so far after night two. 136 so far! A few are duplicates of the same print, but where i couldn't decide between which I wanted, so i made both! For example, I couldn't decide between the bunny and kitty picking cherries, or the bunny feeding the kitty cherries. Truth be told, i totally DID have fabric with such activities happening! WHY i bought it in the first place... I really don't know. But I guess in the next few nights, we'll embark on how many more squares I'll have after the 136 marker.
And if I ever get motivated, I might come up with a more creative name for this blog... Now that I might actually start using it again. Because right now, it sounds like a giant ball of cheesy lame-ness.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

making things happen

THIS is my mess. My box(es) of fabrics I have collected over the years that needs some serious SOS... I've been so technology plugged in with working on my business, I haven't had much to work on otherwise. That's where this hot mess comes in. I'm about to embark on probably the biggest pain of an adventure than I can think of at the moment. Every fabric is going to become part of a quilt. ONE 3" square per fabric. That's it. The goal is to help reduce the mass amounts of "bits & pieces" fabrics I have, while still putting them together... AND help me do SOMETHING not attatched to a computer.

I'll try and so some sort of check in every so often, so that this blog gets going again. Hopefully... In the end, perhaps I'll enlist Lisa to help me quilt this bad boy with her machine quilting skills. Until next time, I'm off to do some happy stash busting.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

CRAVE world wide giveaway

i love excellent giveaways, and so should you! CRAVE is having a huge giveaway, including an all expense paid TWO DAY one on one workshop. PLUS 6 other vendors working together to create an excellent treat for the winner :)
you can check it out and get yourself entered here:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What is In the Works:

Here's what is in the works from by emily, with love:
- beaded socks (and lots of them)
- baby quilt for a friend (its a surprise, so i can't name names yet)
- crocheted baby props - before baby boy peterson get photographed
and more exciting
- new selling experiment.
not sure how i like working with etsy to just have things sit and then expire.
so i'll be doing lots of product photographing, and hopefully have something to show for it in the next few weeks. stay tuned for more info!
p.s. you can see the detail shots from our bella vista craft fair 2010 over at my freeze frame blog! just follow the link!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

dino baby quilt

its finally complete! baby boy no name has his quilt ready for him when he makes his appearance in to the world next month. this was definitely meant to be a "baby" quilt... but considering the size it ended up, i am sure it will be good for much longer. at least i hope so!
this quilt was pretty much a team effort to get everything for. i initially bought what PROBABLY would have been enough fabric, but i made the mistake of keeping the fabric folded when i cut it out, and when i went to get all the pieces ready, half of them were cut going the opposite way. and then all 3 sacramento joanns stores were sold out of the fabric. so guess who got to help find fabric for her own baby quilt? lisa, thats who.
details of the dino pinwheely design. i'm VERY happy with how the front all pieced together. there wasn't much seam ripping involved, which ALWAYS makes for a happy emily. and it was just so darn CUTE.
the back has the same dinosaurs, on while, in rows. simple, but coordinated. i do have to give joann's fabrics my love for all their cute fabric, and coordinating prints... but they know i love them. when i don't buy photo stuff... i buy craft stuff.
thank you, vanna. you made for a wonderful model. now its just time to figure out what in the world to craft next! oh right. i have baby props to assemble before next month. silly me :)