Monday, April 13, 2015

Winners and Peeps

Hazel

Thank you for all the Hazel love!  The winner of the bundles are Nicole @ Curly Mommy (email me Nicole) and on Instagram it is (@crimsonhowitzer).  Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the lovely comments…it makes me so happy (and relieved!) to know that you like it. 

We have 10 new chicks!  This one is my favorite with her fuzzy little head.   They are sure cute…and also a lot of work. 

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I think this one feels the same way about the Monday’s as I do.  :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Little Fabric Backpacks

Little backpacks in Hazel dots, Cluck Cluck Sew

We were traveling for Easter this year, so instead of baskets I made my kids Easter backpacks.  I used the polka dot prints from my Hazel fabric, and thin rope from the Home Depot. 

Hazel dots

Easter backpacks

All of their treats and trinkets stayed semi-contained and they could easily pack them around with us…I’m seriously considering using backpacks every year!

I used this tutorial because it was so quick, but this, this, and this, also look like good tutorials to try.

Easy fabric backpacks

In other news I ate my weight in Easter candy.  Seriously.  If only salad was shaped like a bunny and tasted like chocolate.

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Have a great weekend and eat some vegetables for me will you?  ;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hazel for Windham Fabrics

Hazel, Windham Fabrics

Hazel for Windham Fabrics

I’m so excited to share more of Hazel with you today!! 

Just after I started this blog we lived south of Cleveland, and while my husband was in school I passed the time driving into Amish country visiting thrift shops and flea markets.  I have a small and special collection of vintage fabrics from my time there…some of which inspired Hazel.  

Sprocket Pillow, Cluck Cluck Sew

Simple Skirt in Hazel

(The pillow pattern can be found here, the garland here, and the skirt pattern here.)

I wanted this collection to be pretty and feminine, but still have prints and colors well suited for my boys.  They also mix great with other collections and basics…which was really important since I love a huge variety of fabrics in my quilts.

Hazel

The blues in this line are my favorite…no surprise there!

Hazel blues

Boys ties, Hazel fabric

(Younger brother making fun of older brother because Mom made his tie short and stumpy…oops!)

Hazel will ship to stores in August (a loooong wait but it will fly by!) and when it gets closer I will let you know where you can find it.  If you are a quilt shop owner, Hazel is for sale now through your Windham Rep.

I hope you love it as much as I’ve loved sewing with it!  I have a few more finishing touches on my Hazel quilts and then I’ll show you all of those too.  :)

Hazel, Windham Fabrics

I cut two fat eighth bundles from my sample yardage to give away, one here and one on my InstagramLeave a comment on this post to be entered, and if you’re extra ambitious, over on my Instagram post. I’ll choose a winner this weekend.  And happy Tuesday…again!  ;)

Giveaway closed!  Thank you!