Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good Bye... Ariel, Kirsten, & Isabel Welcome...

well... the big day was yesterday! i am now 33 and it didn't hit nearly as hard as i thought it would ( mostly because of all the preparation )!! this month has been full of wonderful presents, good cheer and fabulous friends!! i can only hope everyone celebrates their big day just as grand... cause it's incredible and YOU deserve it!! here's a big thinks to my lady friends for their gifts to my party guests!! and the winners are... Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 129 6 182 35 Timestamp: 2010-06-30 18:11:00 UTC Peaceful Piecer said... Happy Birthday and wishing you many more. June 29, 2010 8:17 AM Happy Cottage Quilter said... How about a long arm?? That's a BIG birthday wish :-) Thanks for such a fun giveaway! June 28, 2010 11:32 AM Lindsay said... But birthday wishes wont come true if you say them out loud! lol. June 30, 2010 5:00 AM allsewnup said... My birthday wish this year is going to be that we get further on with our house! The weather has been awful BUT if for some reason it does keep on raining and crap I'd go some Riley Blake! Happy Birthday, Carolyn June 28, 2010 1:49 PM AND just to end this month right... one more fabulous guest has arrived!! it's miss Kaye ( miss - print ) and brought one lucky winner all these goodies....

Kaye is simply one of the sweetest online friends i have been blessed to know and now she is delivering some of the most creative quilt patterns too!! and yes... she is the one who sent me all the Heather Ross FFA2 from market!! an absolute keeper... she is!! ;) The guidelines! just leave a quick little note... telling us your favorite color combo!! for additional entries: become a follower of mine!! ;) become a follower of {miss - print} I will keep this give-a-way open until Thursday the 1st of July at 9:00 pm PST. PLEASE NOTE... THERE ARE GONNA BE A LOT OF WINNERS THIS MONTH... SO, YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.... AND YOU"LL HAVE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE! GOOD LUCK KIDS!! ;) Here's some Birthday pics from my boys... they know me sOOooo well!! it was an 80's birthday... from a Strawberry Shortcake cake to a vintage Swatch phone! they're the BEST!!!

thanks so much for a great month!! XO, Heather

Monday, June 28, 2010

Goodbye John, Jennifer, Cindy, & Kerri... Welcome...

well... this is it! the last batch of party guests to arrive before the big 33 hits me tomorrow ;) i definitely feel better about it with all the prep... ( like it almost happened, so no biggy ) haha... that was the hope, really... i thank all of you who have played around with me this month!! and a big shout out to my fabulous party guest and all their presents, which have made some lucky ducks more than a little happy!! ;) now onto the winners!! Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 334 543 18 424 911 421 Timestamp: 2010-06-28 17:48:50 UTC Our Busy Little Bunch said... I follow you June 24, 2010 3:48 PM Duff said... My favorite fairy tale is The Monkey's Pawl Is that a fairy tale or just a short horror story? Hmmm..okay, how about Thumbelina? She's little and cute, two things I wanted to be when I grew up. June 24, 2010 9:15 PM ~Michelle~ said... And of course, following Kerri too! June 24, 2010 12:16 PM Kirsten said... I have always loved Sleeping Beauty! June 24, 2010 5:28 PM Kathryn said... My favorite fairytale is Cinderella. I love that everyone gets what they deserve in the end. Kathie L in Allentown June 27, 2010 11:44 AM Jenniffier said... I am now following sugar stitches June 24, 2010 5:20 PM AND guess who's just arrived... it's miss Ariel (the Creative Juices of Ariel) , miss Kirsten (three dancing magpies) and miss Isabel (rosa e chocolate)!! and they have brought all kinds of cuteness your way ;) any ones who plays in my swaps will surely recognize how clever these three ladies truly are! first miss Ariel has brought two lucky winners a FQ each ( of your choice )of her custom illustrations printed by Spoonflower from her Etsy shop { Pocketful of Pinwheels }! i personally have been blessed with her art hanging in my house and to say she's the next big thing... could be an understatement... for those you who have yet to hear her name... you will all very soon ( wink, wink ) :)

then miss Kirsten came to play with her fabulous craft supplies!! 50 size 45 buttons with wire backs to make ponytails 50 size 36 buttons with wire backs to make pigtails 50 size 30 buttons with flat backs and 50 rare earth magnets to make cover button magnets sample tube of E6000 epoxy to use to secure magnets cover button pusher tools in all three sizes

she makes crafting soOOooo fun!! these are perfect tools to turn all your favorite ( can't get rid of ) scrap fabric into treasures this summer!! it's quite the haul!! ;) you can access her supplies and tutorials on how to use them on her new blog!! this is one smart cookie!! :) and finally miss Isabel has come to play with one of her amazing book covers!! in my Flickr world miss Isabel is as sweet as her crafts!! always paying attention to the details... of her creations with the whimsical beauty of embroidery and fabric... they are always an amazing combination!! if you're lucky you can pick one up in her Etsy shop...

The guidelines! just leave a quick little note... telling us your favorite Birthday Wish!! for additional entries: become a follower of mine!! ;) become a follower of {the Creative Juices of Ariel} become a follower of {Three Dancing Magpies} become a follower of {Rosa E Chocolate} I will keep this give-a-way open until Wednesday the 30th of June at 9:00 am PST. PLEASE NOTE... THERE ARE GONNA BE A LOT OF WINNERS THIS MONTH... SO, YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.... AND YOU"LL HAVE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE! GOOD LUCK KIDS!! ;)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Bye Terri, Sarah, & Amy... Welcome...

ladies, ladies, ladies... you certainly brought some fabulous prizes with a shocking (747) entries!!! i can only imagine how excited the party kids are going to be to read this give-a-way's winners :) so here they are!! Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 278 476 134 683 189 Timestamp: 2010-06-24 18:17:18 UTC Jeni said... I am now a follower of Sew Fantastic via google reader :) June 19, 2010 11:41 AM Stephanie said... Wow, I LOVE them all!! Well, I'm hoping to get more sewing done. I like to read under my quilts in the winter! :0) June 20, 2010 7:09 PM angela said... ...and Amy June 19, 2010 6:15 AM SplendorFalls said... I just read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Great summer read; highly recommend it - you won't be able to put it down! June 22, 2010 11:05 AM Chandra said... I'm a follower of Sew Fantastic! June 19, 2010 8:01 AM AND guess who has just arrived??? It's mr. John (QuiltDad), miss Jennifer (Sugar Stitches), miss Cindy (Live a Colorful Life), and miss Kerri (lovely little handmades) and they seriously came to enable your crafty spirit!! first up.... mr. john, with his fabulous mini quilt made just for one of my lucky party guests out of the new hit { Castle Peeps } by Lizzy House!!! and yes... he wants you to know the binding will be sewn on in time for shipment! haha

up next... miss Jennifer! now she meant business!! she brought... 3 Hunky Dory Charm packs with 1 Eden Street pattern by Carolina Patchworks (it uses 3 charm packs) and 6 fat quarters of Tweet Tweet by Keiki

then miss Cindy brought the sweetest (and my newest addiction) selvage pincushion!! how fab are these little pieces of heaven?? ;) you can see many more in her Etsy shop!! :)

and to finish off the insanity of the gift parade... is ( my partner in crime & BFF ) miss Kerri with her FQ sets (one of Royal Blue) & (one of Cardinal Red)of Castle Peeps for two lucky ducks that have JUST arrived in her shop!!

The guidelines! just leave a quick little note... telling us your favorite fairytale!! for additional entries: become a follower of mine!! ;) become a follower of {Quilt Dad} become a follower of {Sugar Stitches} become a follower of {Live a Colorful Life} become a follower of {Lovely Little Handmades} I will keep this give-a-way open until Sunday the 27th of June at 9:00 pm PST. PLEASE NOTE... THERE ARE GONNA BE A LOT OF WINNERS THIS MONTH... SO, YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.... AND YOU"LL HAVE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE! GOOD LUCK KIDS!! ;)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spider Web quilt block - Tutorial

yay! July is my month in the [ bee ] - autiful virtual quilting bee!! and i have been a little more than excited waiting to start on my Matroyska Spider Web quilt! to make thing super easy peasy for my girls helping me out next month... i put together a little tutorial on how i put together my blocks. my favorite tut for this block is the infamous tutorial from Quilt-it , but i thought a few more pictures of the process couldn't hurt for anyone who's attempting this quilt block for the first time! Please enlarge ( click on ) any photo to see my instructions more clearly!! :) i hope this helps ladies!! and if i can answer any questions... feel free to email me :)
XO, Heather

Friday, June 18, 2010

Good Bye Amber, Katy & Jenni... Welcome...

fantastic, fantastic, fantastic summer ideas for my family!!! you all have really given me lots of wonderful ideas that are sooo gonna save my bacon when i hear, " Mom... i am soooo bored.... there's nothing to do " ;) i am giddy with anticipation now, knowing i have an arsenal of projects in my back pocket! LOL i'm pretty sure a few others will be having very clever summer projects as well with these prises!! Thanks you my sweet party guest for this amazing presents!! here are the winners!! ;) Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 109 28 820 793 482 Timestamp: 2010-06-19 03:08:18 UTC Sooz said... One word: SPRINKLER! That, and our new young hens will keep us all cool and happy this summer. Love your blog. Thanks! June 15, 2010 10:45 AM badlandsquilts said... Today it's housework...my 4 & 8 yr old folded towels this morning and this afternoon they are learning to vacuum the stairs - I have GOT to figure out how to get some sewing in this summer! June 15, 2010 10:09 AM Sandi said... My kiddos love getting crafty. Michaels has tons of cheap kid crafts that are sure to keep them busy! I also gave my older daughter free run of the felt supplies, so she's had some fun cutting & sewing with felt. And we always love going to the park! June 17, 2010 6:01 PM Rachel Locke said... Use a shoe box to make a scene from a favorite book, movie or just a made up one. June 17, 2010 10:42 AM Carla said... Summer is a wonderful time to teach your children to sew....try pj pants or a simple gathered skirt. Even a 4 year old can learn to sew buttons on a piece of fabric for a fun pillow top! June 15, 2010 9:44 PM AND guess who has arrived!! it's Miss Terri from Sew-Fantastic, Miss Sarah from Freckles & Fairytales, and Miss Amy from BadSkirt!!! now, when i tell you i am more than blessed to have such wonderful friends... i really mean it!! they have brought some sick gifts for you! first miss Terri has brought you one crazy good Enchino Market bag!! i am lucky enough to be given one of these beauty's too... and you will surely be amazed by how spacious and functional it is... as all Terri's goodies are!!

then miss Sarah has brought her infamous photography for you to decorate your sewing room in!! this little cookie is the most talented photographer i know... ;) anything she photo's is sure to look cool... check out her Etsy store too ( she's even offering my blog readers buy one get one FREE up to an 8x10 size for the rest of June to celebrate my birthday month! )... just mention " Heather's Eternally Young " for your discount! ( haha... i kid, i kid... no need to mention that )!! LOL and lastly miss Amy has brought the mother of all... not yet released... coming to you from down under... { 2 } charm packs from Moda's new Urban Chiks' fabric line Dream On!! yep...it's sooo true... you could have them before any of your friends! isn't she the best!! The guidelines! just leave a quick little note... telling us your favorite summer read!! for additional entries: become a follower of mine!! ;) become a follower of { Sew Fantastic } become a follower of { Freckles & Fairytales } become a follower of { Badskirt } I will keep this give-a-way open until Wednesday the 23rd of June at 9:00 pm PST. PLEASE NOTE... THERE ARE GONNA BE A LOT OF WINNERS THIS MONTH... SO, YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.... AND YOU"LL HAVE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU ARE! GOOD LUCK KIDS!! ;)

 
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