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Jar 'O' Strawberries

Lately we have been eating a lot of these. And a lot of pretty much any other kind of berry out there.

There is just something about berries that means summer to me, doesn't it? Especially summer at the river. With a lot of kids nonetheless. We've certainly been having a lot of kids and a lot of berries!

All of this berry eating reminded me of some lovely little jars that we had made up for a special event a while back and that we had a couple dozen leftover. I have been enjoying them all in a sweet little stack in the shipping office but thought it might be time to share the goodies.

Thought I would offer them to you guys just in case you weren't getting your fair share of strawberries lately...

 

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... kit comes in this jar.

 

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 ... some of the fabrics are cottons,

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... some are Snuggle fabric!

 

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Click here for more info.

And, by the way, Happy 4th of July tomorrow everyone!

 

xoxoxo

Joanna


Home From Quilt Market

I'm home. Which means that I am officially on couch vacation for at least another day or maybe two. This is my favorite place to be after I return from Quilt Market-- for those of you who have been following me for a long time you might remember that it is specifically the left corner of my couch LOL!!

I don't move from it for a few days and can only accomplish what I can do from there. Which believe it or not, is quite a lot given them my entire life is on my laptop and iphone these days. Let's just say that we eat a lot of takeout the week following Market.

But in case you are just a little bit worried, the office staff are sending out your orders like crazy so even though i look like a bump on a log, they are working overtime to get you what you need quickly! It all just moves forward without me for a while. Thank goodness.

So.... here are a few more photos of our booth in case you are not yet bored of hearing. I am so glad I got to see so many of you at the booth... since I didn't get much of a chance to go much of anywhere else. I didn't even make it over to the other side of the convention hall once this time so I missed many of my fabric friends!! Will have to catch up with you in Salt Lake ladies!

I'll be bringing hub who can handle the booth beautifully without me so I can go and hang out more! In fact we laugh, that he is better at this whole Market thing than me. He sells that stuff like it's going out of style! I tell you, I don't know how he does it. I guess it helps that he loves the product, loves the designer [blush] and loves to sell!

Okay... back to booth pics...

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... back to that favorite booth corner again. As for that little pillow... well, we'll have to wait on that story for a little later.

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... we had so much fun making these simple oversized daisies. I think I will post a free pattern of them really soon. They would make perfect kid room decorations. In fact that I think that is where our booth props will go once the boxes arrive back from Market.

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... our little stack of fruits and yummies. New strawberry pincushion, our fig pincushion from Fresh Vintage #16 and some darling little fabric promos from MODA. Stay tuned for more about those, as we will be giving them all away on a special blog event in January. More on that later.

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... and my favorite new dress pattern, Ella's Party Dress, which is at the printer as we speak. You won't believe how simple this is to make and how professional the outcome is! Can't wait to send it out to you all!

Hope you enjoyed the shots. Stay tuned for the next post [in another hour or so] where we will show you the next kit special from our SHOWSPECIALS series.

Talk to you soon.




Quilt Market: Day 1

Hello Everyone!

First day of Market is all done and we have just wrapped up the biannual MODA party!  It was the most fun we have had in a long time. MODA hosted the party at the Minute Maid Ballpark here in Houston and as always they went all out on all accounts.

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Great venue change! Its conveniently located 2 blocks from the convention center where Quilt Market is hosted so it couldn't be a more perfect location. Amazing Texas BBQ, good friends including MODA reps, designers, customers and mill reps and a really fun country western/old rock band made for a wonderful evening full of dancing. 

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Day 1 of Market was fabulous and the new line, Buttercup, has been wonderfully received by our customers. The brand new patterns are flying off the racks and at this point I couldn't even tell you which ones are the best sellers. I guess I will have to do a count tomorrow.

I thought I would share a few pics of one of the new patterns that people are loving. Cute and simple. These are pincushions that anyone can whip up in an hour or so...

Strawberry Shortcake

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And for those of you who are store owners who missed Market, here is what the pattern cover, front and back, looks like.

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For those of you interested in getting  your very own, here is the link.

Will post with booth photos tomorrow. Promise.

 

talk to you soon.