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Day #11: The 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome to Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

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GIVEAWAY...


Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway! I guess everyone is in the Christmas mood because in less than 48 hrs. we have had 640 of you comment! We've closed the comments tonite and will announce the winner on the last day of the 12 Days sales, on Friday.

I have absolutely loved hearing about each and everyone's favorite carols and songs! And the stories and memories and your kids singing. Thank you so much for sharing all of it with us!

It looks like the clear winners are the two classics, Silent Night and O Holy Night. But others like "Mary Did You Know?" seem to be another favorite this year. I had not even remembered hearing that one until one of you sent me the link.Thanks for that. Its an absolutely beautiful song.

Good luck on the giveaway everyone!

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So now for second to last day of goodies.

Over the years, one of the questions we get over and over again is about our way of doing applique. I know that for many of you applique is something that you just refer to as the "A" word and not something that you want pursue. But trust me when I tell you, that applique is not nearly as hard as its cracked up to be. For years, I tried and worked with methods that just didn't help me until I found the Starch Method of Applique. I love it and it helps me to create the perfect shapes that I need for my designs every time. Today I thought I would share a little kit of goodies so that you can try out a little bit of starch applique on your own. I really don't think you will be sorry that you did!

 

Up today...

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Click here for more info.

[Fyi, if the product doesn't show up on the site when you click on the link, that means that it has sold out. Sorry but quantities are limited.]

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12 Days of Christmas Special Day #11: 

Special Applique Kits are 15% off! 

 



Day #9: The 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome to Day #9 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

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Today is CHALK FULL of good things so read carefully so you don't miss out on any of them.

Not only is today Day #9 of our fabulous 12 Days of Christmas Sale [click here, or here for some of the other days to see the festivities if you have not been following along], today is also our day on the

*** MODA Designer Holiday Blog Hop ***

Each day you can visit a few of the MODA designers to see what block and recipe goodies they have to share. Each designer you visit will have a new sampler block card and a recipe card for you. Print them out on cream colored cardstock [or any other color really, but you know we do everything in cream around here], package them up with some lovely twine or ribbon and you have a fabulous little memento for yourself or for a stocking stuffer for a friend. You will find a PDF link for both cards here below.

Click here for the actual pdf of the below block and recipe card.

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You’ll need just (3) 9″ x 22″ pieces of fabric to make this block-  one dark, one medium and one light! 

Make up a quilt using 12 of these blocks and put sashing in-between each block.  You’ll have a quilt that looks great in any fabric combination or use just a few of your favorite blocks and repeat them several times. Collect all the blocks and use them however they suit your fancy!

Here’s the designer list for the week:

December 5th

Minick & Simpson
Bunny Hill
Me & My Sister
Deb Strain

December 6th

Kansas Troubles
Fig Tree
Cosmo Cricket
Lucie Summers
Liz Scott

December 7th:

Cotton Way
French General
Oliver + S
Sweetwater
Ellen Luckett Baker

December 8th

Thimbleblossoms
Kathy Schmitz Studios
Laundry Basket Quilts

Kate Spain
Primitive Gatherings

December 9th

Basic Grey
Jan Patek
American Jane
Sandy Gervais

Hope you have a chance to visit them all and collect all the goodies along the way!

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So now for the rest of the goodies.

  First up today...

 Red and green bundles on sale just in time for the holidays [and beyond too of course because who doesn't love red and green]?! We just made up a whole new grouping of them to make sure there was enough for anyone who wanted one and their cousin LOL! So if you have been waiting to snatch one of these lovelies, this is it!

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More choices available so click here for more info and to see the current red and green bundles available.

 

Second up today....

 A giveaway in honor of the MODA Blog Hop.

 Leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Christmas song or carol is

and you will be entered to win... 

your choice of 10 of your favorite Fig Tree patterns, along with a giant box of fabric scraps, along with a few other special goodies for a truly wonderful Christmas present for any Fig Tree fan! 

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12 Days of Christmas Special Day #9: 

Red & Green Bundles are 12% off! 

Comment to enter Giveaway!




Day #8: The 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome to Day #8 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

Day #8

 

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So.... we took a little weekend break. Santa's elves apparently went out for a much needed latte break on friday afternoon and didn't come back until this morning. I guess all these sale orders just plain tuckered them out!

Oh... and we saw a little Nutcracker and will share a few photos tomorrow. Thanks for all of your emails and comments about your own Nutcracker experiences. It was really fun to read and hear about all those childhood stories.

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So today we resume the 12 Days of Christmas sale. 

 First up today...

Another one of my absolutely favorite stocking stuffers for your favorite sewers and quilters. The Clover Desk Needle Threader.

I know that many of us might not want to admit that we need the help of a needle threader... but we do! And if don't technically need one, we could still sure use one! I can tell you from experience that from the first day I tried this one, I have been in love with its cute little self. It sits right next to my sewing machine and another one in my travel kit. I literally don't leave home without them


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Click here for more info.

 

Second up today...

A little Daisy Backpack for any little girl in your life.

Actually perfect for a girl of any age [ I use my daughter's sometimes when she is not paying attention], this 11" x 13" backpack is good for school or simply for a little shopping trip when you want both of your hands free.

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Daisy Backpack Kit includes everything you need to make this backpack for your favorite girl, big or small! Kit includes all the materials exactly as seen on the cover shot above: pattern, fabric, all the hardware, include D-rings, magnets, grommets as well as the grommet kit and a button kit! Just be ready to sew!

Click here for more info.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Special Day #8: 

Needle Threader Stocking Stuffers are 15% off! 

Daisy Backpack Kit is also 15% off!




Day #7: The 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome to Day #7 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

Day #7

 

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You guys are a lovely and crazy group of shoppers, my friends, and we are trying hard to keep up with you but please bear with us as we have gotten a day or so backed up with the sale purchases!

 

Tonite, my munchkin and I are going to see the Nutcracker and I promised I would make her and her 2 BFF's, matching cream Snuggle scarves! I think I might put a bit of red fabric on the bottom if I have time. I guess I should go get on that. I will post some pictures on Monday. They all plan on wearing their red dresses with their cream scarves so that they "match". I wish I was 7 again and thinking about nothing except matching with my friends. Love it.

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Today we thought we would have a bit of a Butterscotch & Rose day. We have just a few precuts left in the studio and thought that today was as good a day as any to share them with you.

 

We have a few bundles...

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A few Layer Cakes....

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 Click here for more info.

 

And even a few Charm packs....

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 Click here for more info.


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Today's Special:

So that you can do some holiday sewing with all of those classic, rich colors we are clearing out our stock and all Butterscotch & Rose precuts are 20% off!! Best deal we've got!

For more info, click here.

 

12 Days of Christmas Special Day #7: 

All Butterscotch & Rose precuts are 20% off! 




Day #6: The 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome to Day #6 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

Day #6

 

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Being as we are desperately trying to keep up will all of your wonderful orders, today's special will be more along the lines of one of our favorite little stocking stuffers....

Baker's "Divine Twine" perfect for tieing up anything, anywhere, anytime!

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Available in five different mouth watering colors- tangerine, golden yellow, aqua, cherry red, lime green- each charming little spool has 240 yards of goodness. Divine twine is woven from soft to the touch cotton and yet is very strong due to its 4-ply construction. Perfect for tieing up your fabric, for scrapbooking and card projects as well as perfect for gift wrapping. Like we mentioned, we use it for everything around here lately!


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... every color is just as yummy as the next!

 

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... can you just imagine Christmas, birthday or "just because" presents and baggies and trinkets tied up with these little lovelies?

 

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... one of my favorite ways to use them this time of the year, red and green together.

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... or how about red and aqua for presents? Yummy!
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Today's Special:

All colors of twine are 10% off today. As this is a special item, stock up while we have these little lovelies in stock.

For more info, click here. 

 

12 Days of Christmas Special Day #6: 

All Colors of Twine are 10% off today

[through Friday morning].




Day #5: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #5 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

 

Day #5

 

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I am sure that I have mentioned on more than one occasion, my love of pillows! Its the perfect way to completely change your room in an afternoon- for a special occasion, for a freshen up or for a holiday makeover. A couple of pillows on the couch, the bed or your favorite recliner or love seat can and will completely change the feel of your room. Really!

This pattern, Pillow Duets, has the pattern for both a square pillow in either a 3- fabric plus linen version or the scrappy charm pack with linen version. It also contains the rectangular button pillow that can be made entirely from a charm pack and some linen. Can you imagine the different ways that you could make these with a single charm pack and some neutral solid of any kind! Makes me want to go make pilllows!!


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... the square pillows on top, the rectangular button pillows on the bottom

 

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... button pillows made from Buterscotch & Rose on the bottom, Buttercup & Strawberry Fields on the top.

 

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... right there in the middle is the square Butterscotch & Rose version that we are offering kitted today.

 

Special #1:

Square Pillow Kit, Butterscotch & Rose version. Contains pattern, linen, backing, Butterscotch & Rose charm pack, button kit... basically all you would need to make the pillow exactly as seen. And actually with a few more buttons, the same kit can also make the Button Pillow instead if you prefer!

For more info, click here.

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As an alternative for those of you who are feeling more "festive" than "makeover", we created a holiday version of the same pillow pattern.

Introducing the Holiday Duet...

 

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... a little linen, my favorite red Queen Anne's Lace fabric from Butterscotch & Rose, my favorite mosaic fabric from Mill House Inn and a few fun green buttons. Perfect for my holiday couch! Okay so maybe I did have a bit of an ulterior motive for making the prototype... it might be or not be gracing my living room couch next week!

 

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... oh, and you can't see it here but it has a lovely cream, green and red floral geranium print from the 3 Sisters Martinique collection for the back of the pillow.


Special #1:

Square Holiday Duet Kit. Contains pattern, linen, cream floral backing, red floral for strips, red mosaic center square, green scraps for buttons, button kit... basically all you would need to make the pillow exactly as seen.

 For more info, click here.

 

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For those of you who want to make more buttons or make the Button Pillow version while you're whipping up your pillows, we have this amazing tool that we absolutely love and use for all of our button making needs! Today they are 10% off!

The I-Top

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... in its fancy, schmancy new edition. Perfect for all of your button making needs! Works nicely with all standard brands of button forms [we use Dritz].

For more information, click here.


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Also, we have lots of button refill kits for those of you who need more to make more buttons. All of ours are the 7/8" size as shown on these pillows.

For 7/8" refill button kits, click here.

 

12 Days of Christmas Special Day #5: 

Both Pillow Duet kits are 20% off [through Wednesday].

The I-top Tool is 10% off [through Wednesday].




Day #4: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #4 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

Day #4

 

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I know its a little bit late for this, but that's just how we roll around here. This morning I realized that I had wanted to share this super simple advent calendar that we created as a family last year. It works with any age kids! So before we share today's special, here is a quick how to on the calendar.


 OUR FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR


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Quick Steps to Make Your Own:

Step 1: Quilt a 27" x 36" piece or use an already quilted scrap. Even easier, start with a pre-quilted piece of fabric- we used a pre-quilted cream flannel that we like to keep on had for projects just like this one. Trim it down to 23" x 32".

Step 2: Cut (4) 3 1/4" strips of red binding. Join pieces and bind the background piece all the way, making 1/2" wide binding [which basically means that you sew exactly like a standard quilt binding but  1/2" away from the edge instead of the standard 1/4" seam allowance].

Step 3: Cut (25) 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" pocket pieces in a variety of reds, creams, green and greys. 

Step 4: Fold the pocket pieces in half lengthwise so that the piece you have is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". Sew up the 2 sides and turn inside out.

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You will now have a pocket that has the fold on one end, raw edges on one end and sewn up sides. Press well. Do this for all 25 pockets.

Step 5: Using your favorite erasable pen, make the following lines horizontally across the calendar:

6 1/2" from the top

5 3/4" from the previous line

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Step 6: You will have a total of 5 lines along which you will align the 5 pockets on each line. I worked from the center of each line, centered the middle pocket and then positioned the remaining 4 approximately 1 1/4" away from each other on both sides.

Working one row at a time, position the pockets as described above, with the raw edges 1/4" above your marked line, with the pocket facing downwards. Pin each pocket in place and sew on the marked line with a 1/4" seam allowance, backstitching well on both ends. Repeat for all 5 pockets in that line.

 

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Step 7: Flip the pocket up so that the raw edge bottom is now hidden "inside" the pocket. Stitch up both sides of the pocket. I angled the edges of the pockets in a tiny bit in order to create some "room" inside the pocket. If you sewed up the side in a perfectly straight line, you would get a perfectly flat pocket. But if you nudge the top of the pocket into the center a bit and sew it up, then you will create a bit of "pocket" each time. Repeat for all the pockets, all the rows.

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Step 8: Press some fusible webbing product such as Wonder Under onto a couple of coordinating charm squares or scraps. Hand out the backed scraps to your family members and tell them to cut out whatever Christmas images they would like. When they are finished, simply press the images onto a few of the pockets. I don't know how many years this calendar will last, but the family sure did have a lot of fun making it! I wonder if everyone will remember which cut outs are theirs. I wonder if the husband will fess up to which one was his too LOL!

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As for the Day #4 Special... All MODA Snuggle fabrics are 15% off! We have coral, aqua, cream and yellow and let me tell you that they make the most beautiful and snuggly quilt backings you have ever felt!

For any quilt up to a 60" lap size, you won't even have to piece the back because MODA Snuggles are 60" wide. 



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Our favorite way to use them... is on the front and back for kid's quilt. Cut up a few strips or squares of your favorite Snuggles colors, sew them together into a simple quilt top, back it in their favorite Snuggle color and that will be the quilt that they don't want to part with!

My 10 yr. old son's favorite one has a bunch of strips and a giant cotton fabric "Z" appliqued right in the middle. My daughter's, has a few appliqued flowers and a ruffle from our Whimsy Fresh pattern. The possibilities are endless!


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We use Snuggles for everything from scarves, to stuffed animals, to pincushions, to slipper linings to baby blankets....


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12 Days of Christmas Special Day #4:

All Snuggle colors and Snuggle related patterns are 15% off  

[through Wednesday].


Day #1: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #1 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

I guess today is part 12 Days of Christmas Post and part Pattern Debut, since we haven't gotten a chance to show you this brand new pattern yet!


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SCHOOLDAY SATCHELS

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One of my favorite new patterns this fall is the SchoolDay Satchel. Both bags are fashioned after my favorite little everyday bag- one just much bigger than the other. I use both bags every day and I absolutely love each for the purpose that they serve- the little one is my favorite little everyday purse and the Laptop bag is, well, my perfect, classy, unique laptop bag that goes with me pretty much everywhere! 


Its not often that I get to keep the prototypes that we make for the pattern cover but I just haven't been able to resist either one of these!

First up, the little satchel...

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... the perfect little handbag size.

 

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... both sizes together. The perfect combination!

 

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... another view. Buckles are decorative on both versions. Both bags are simple and basic and accessible to any level of sewer. No complicated assemblies here!

 

Kits for this version available, here. See special offer below!


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Second up, the laptop version of the exact same satchel. The pattern cover shows it in a brighter red version but we have also made it up in this wonderful dark grey version from French General, meant as a perfect neutral combination for any outfit. 


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... front of the laptop bag. One pocket on the front outside just like on the purse version. Fully lined inside.

 

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... just a little closer in. A little bit of simple hardware goes a long way to make both of these bags look quite "professional' with very little extra work.

 

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... side view.

 

Kits for this version available here.

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PATTERN INFO:

Name: Schoolday Satchels

Size: Purse= 7" x 11 1/2"    Laptop bag= 12" x 17"

Fabrics Used:

purse= linen fabric, accented with grey floral from Strawberry Fields.

Laptop Bag= dark grey linen color from French General, accented with cream dots from Mill House Inn

Limited Edition Kits available of both sizes here and here.


12 Days of Christmas Special Day #1: 

 Either Satchel Kit is 15% off today!!

 



 


Mini Stockings

Since we have been completely remiss in showing you all of the new goodies that we introduced at Market, I thought I'd start with the ones that you might want to be making soon...or like right now!

Introducing the MINI STOCKINGS pattern!

For us a lot of the time, we want something simple and fun in between the more involved and time consuming projects as it gives us something completely different to work on and it gives us almost instantaneous results. Sometimes I am all about the instant gratification LOL! This was our favorite solution to that problem!

These little guys are so much fun to make whether you choose to spend a bit more time and make them scrappy or go for the quick project and make them all out of one fabric. Fun to make together with friends, with your kids or just on your own for a little holiday project.

Perfect for small gifts for friends- filled with some goodies, to  hang on your door, for teacher presents or to decorate just about any nook or cranny of your home!

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... scrappy patchwork, romantic pink or our strawberry version, all together on a door.

 

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... the main scrappy version. We have a few kits of this guy here.

 

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... I love them all three in a row!

 

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... for those of you who prefer the more pink, romantic holiday deco... this would be a cute choice. Pink and grey!

 

PATTERN INFO

Name:  Mini Stockings

Size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Price: $6.50

Click here for more info on kit. Click here for pattern.

 

Talk to you soon.

 


Love Fall.

Working on some author review for my upcoming book today and couldn't resist sharing the view from my dining room table where I am currently working. It might also be that I am procrastinating just a tiny bit.

If this is my editor reading.... I am definitely not procrastinating. Just gathering inspiration :-).

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Geez, I  love fall.