Kawaii Winter Wonderland - Finished!

The flu took over our household this weekend (despite the fact that all members have received the flu shot a few months ago), leaving me with plenty of time to watch silly Christmas movies and finish up my Kawaii Winter Wonderland Sampler.

I really like how it turned out and am pleased with my choice to use the sparkly cloth...even if it did mean I had to make a few minor changes to the original pattern.

My favorite is the penguin and the owl...my husband likes the pickle and the partridge the best. Do you have a favorite?

Overall, I enjoyed working on this winter sampler...it provided some needed on-the-go sewing and relaxing and helped me get into the holiday spirit. Now I just need to figure out how to frame it!


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

It's time for me to announce the winner of the Joel Dewberry Fat Quarters. But before I do, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who entered and especially to my loyal followers - you guys rock. =)

I did find out that many people are excited for architextures and saltwater to come out. Me too! I just saw architextures in person and it was all I could do to not buy the entire line! =)

Anyway, without any further ado our winner is Julie!

I emailed her and am waiting for a response, if I don't hear back from her by Tuesday I'll draw another winner.

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Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald

Okay so every year I get super excited to see what color Pantone picks as their "color of the year." Yes, in my previous life I was an art director who worked in *gasp* advertising, so I am somewhat of a nerd on the design front.

Last year, the color was Tangerine Tango, which I personally enjoyed because it was so bright and lively, and it showed up in a variety of projects and fabric lines.  This year the color is Emerald.

I am super excited by their choice this year. I am fascinated by color theory and the psychology of color. According to the press release, Emerald is perceived by many to be "luxurious, brilliant, and sophisticated" perception. It also is the color of growth and the color green represents unity and healing in many countries.

Finally, it is also "a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

Seems like the ideal color for 2013.

Are you excited about the new color of the year? Do you think you will be using it in any of your projects this year?


That time I won the lottery of all swaps!

**Note if you're looking for the sew mama sew giveaway click here**

So as I have mentioned before, I participated in the Post Sewing Summit Swap on Flickr awhile back. And let me just say that I hit the jackpot with what I received from the illustrious Deb who blogs over at Trio Stitch Studios.

She combined my love of all things geometric, gray & text prints into the most gorgeous mini quilt ever! And she even made me an adorable purple pincushion (would you believe that 'til now I didn't own one?!)

Here's a close up so you can see some of the awesome fabrics she used...so many of my favorites are in here. It's perfect!

And even the back is beautiful with these lovely fabrics and such a great label...it almost makes me feel bad that it won't be on display (the back that is)

And of course here's a close up of my perfect purple pincushion. 

Seriously I am so in awe of my package...which also included hot chocolate -- my favorite, might I add. I can't wait to hang my mini in my new studio so it can inspire me everyday. 

Have any of you ever participated in a swap before?


Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

Hi friends! Today one of my favorite blogs, Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting a giveaway day. A bunch of blogs (including mine) are offering all sorts of goodies. It is way fun. So take a minute to enter my giveaway and then head over to Sew, Mama, Sew to see what else is up for grabs!

I am giving away this gorgeous stack of Joel Dewberry's new fabric line - Notting Hill. I love the brightness of these colors and think it can make a gorgeous baby quilt for a little girl.

To enter, just use the rafflecopter below - it's super easy. The giveaway ends at 5 PM on December 7. Good luck! =)

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