29 Jul 2010

GIVEAWAY: One woman's trash, another woman's treasure

Ok, it's time to face the facts. I have spent an insane amount of money on fabric over the last few months (well documented here on the blog), but my determination to use up all the old fabric before cutting into the new means I won't be able to work with the beautiful new lines in the next few ... ahem, years (as the handsewing is taking me forever).

So, the best (only?) quick fix solution to the problem is to get rid of the old to start working with the new. (believe me, I am normally not the type to throw out things. so I rather give them to a crafty new home.)

Besides, August is my birthday month and what better way to start celebrating than to draw

THREE WINNERS on Sunday the first of August.

Each of the 3 winners will receive 3 of the nine scrap bags you can see in this post (3 is my lucky number, in case you were wondering), some very cohesive fabrics that go together and some just full of random bits and offcuts. Most of the bags contain different amounts and some quite a lot of fabric. Some even enough for a small quilt.

And as I am feeling slightly neglected in BLOGLOVE I am only asking you to become a follower of mine and post a comment telling me about it (or post a comment telling me you already are a follower, and I love you all, my minions.)

Oh, how exciting, my first giveaway.

28 Jul 2010

I took the Process Pledge

I hereby commit to letting you know more about how I make my quilts.

I will try to take photos as I go along and post them on my blog with explanations if possible and step by step guides on how to recreate what I am creating.

(This will be hard, not just because it is difficult to find the words to describe what I am making, but also because I never think of taking photos as I go along.)

But I will do my best.


27 Jul 2010

Spoonflower swatches arrived

Hurrah. My spoonflower swatches have arrived.

Three different designs, one is turquoise, one is lime and one in fuchsia. They look great together.

And they will be available on Spoonflower.

My labels turned out pretty well too.

And I bought this cute little print called 'Play with me!' for myself to play with.

Hope you like them.

Love, Nadine

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25 Jul 2010

Fabric shopping in Berlin

We had a great time in Berlin even though I spent most of my time at the conference while Monkey had to explore the city on his own. I did however find the time to go fabric shopping at Frau Tulpe's, an amazing fabric shop full of modern designs and Japanese imports.

Check out what I found:

... and I really can't decide which are my favorites. Hmm?

Love, Nadine


12 Jul 2010

Pig in Wellies

For those of you who are a huge fan of Laurie Wisbrun's designs (and there is no bigger fan than me) this might look familiar.

Yes, it's a mini pig in Wellingtons, how cute. Just like Laurie's beautiful Donkey in wellies design.

Laurie asked a while ago in a fabric giveaway which other animals we would like to see in wellies, I said 'monkeys' but didn't win anything. :(

I should have said 'pigs', I guess.

Check out Laurie's other designs in her shop, on her blog and her beautiful website.

Absolutely brilliant.

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9 Jul 2010

Sand and Sea finished

Another quilt finished, ... many more to go. I've finally gotten around to quilting this one, and it is a big one.

The quilt top is Sand, made up of browns, ivories and light blues and greys with a splash of pinks mixed in.

I didn't want to overdo it on the quilting and am quite happy with the result.

The back is sea, made up of quirky brown batiks with pink and turquoise dots and stripes and also using some turquoise and lime green shades mixed with some fuchsia batiks as well.

The entire quilt, both sand and sea, is made up of jelly rolls.

Now on to the next one. I am really itching to cut into my beautiful new fabrics and start a new quilt or to work on the quilt-as-you-go project I have completed the blocks for, but I am determined to finish off some almost done projects first.

What do you think? Do you like this one?

Love, Nadine

8 Jul 2010

Moo cards

my new business cards have arrived and I am so chuffed I want to share them with everyone. That's the idea, isn't it? So be warned, if I see you in person you'll get one if you want it or not.

I had both regular and mini cards made at moo.com and can really recommend their service.

The front refers to the paintings and the art blog and the back is about the quilting.

I am very happy with how they turned out.

and the mini cards including mini card holder

1 Jul 2010

Fabric bliss

Look what the postman delivered today. And it has all arrived within less than a day of shipping, hurrah.

I indulged in some more Patty Young love. The first from Seamstar, very nicely packaged and with a little sewing tips card which is very well designed.

And the second from Fabric Inspirations.

I am determined to support UK shops when I can but I think I am done fabric shopping (I can see my other half nodding violently when he reads this :)

Well, I am only waiting for some of Jessica Levitt's Timber and maybe some Laura Gunn fabric one day. But that's it, except for some Heather Ross maybe? Argh.

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