Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Brand New Fabrics in!!

I just got brand new Jay McCarroll and Tina Givens fabrics in stock and they're fab!!
Plus!! They're 20% off also, through 12/31!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Big Fat Sale for the New Year!

Well, the holidays are almost over and it's time to get back to work! As much as I love the holidays, it'll be nice to have things back to "normal" (whatever that means).
I need to make room for more fun and yummy fabrics coming in! So, everything on my Hip Fabric site and Etsy shop is 20% off until 12/31!! Just use coupon code "yearend" on my website, or wait for a revised invoice from my Etsy shop!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Fat FREE Friday!!

It's Friday! Yay!!
I think from now on, I'm going to have a "Fat Free Friday!" What is that, you ask? No, I'm not going on a diet!
Anyone who makes a purchase from my Hip Fabric online store or Etsy shop, will receive one free fat quarter of their choice!
And don't forget! You get 15% off orders of $75.00 or more, PLUS FREE shipping on U.S. orders of $100.00 or more!!! So, go fatten up your stash!

And have you checked out this awesome camera strap giveaway from Amy at Priddy Creations?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Get yer DIY on for the holidays!!

If you, like me, can't wait to get your hands on some of Patty Young's new fabric, Andalucia, I have it available for preorder on my site! I've been told that it is expected to ship in early December.

Plus! I have all sewing patterns on my site and in my Hip Fabric Etsy shop on sale for 10% off through this Sunday. If you see a pattern you want on my website and it says it's out of stock, go check in my Etsy shop. It might be listed over there! So, get yer DIY on for the holidays!

The winner for my last Quilt Market giveaway for the Jay McCarroll kit, the Moda tea towl and the Oliver + S paper dolls is Erin! So, Erin, shoot me an email with your address!
And speaking of giveaways!! Have you seen this awesome quilt giveaway over at Old Red Barn Co.??

You could wind one of three of these quilts!! Personally, I would take the Sugar Snap quilt in a heartbeat! Go check it out!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


It's finally Friday! I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing weekend planned! I plan on sewing all weekend! How's that for fun!? I'm feeling inspired to make some new, fun things. I've made a couple of new things this week for my Etsy shop! These are cute, inexpensive little stocking stuffers or quick gifts. First, I made some little pocket tissue holders, which have already come in handy for me, since we've got runny noses going on around this house already!

Next is a fun wrist strap for point and shoot cameras or cell phones. I've seen tons of cool neck straps for DLSRs, but not everyone has one of those kinds of cameras. I actually made of few of these last Spring, but never got around to putting them in my shop.

I've got just few more pictures from Quilt Market to share. And, according to the Random.org number generator, the winner of my little Fairies giveaway is number 2 - pink lemonade bags!!! Email me with your name and address!
Thanks everybody for leaving your nice comments! I've got another fun Quilt Market giveaway today too, so be sure to leave a comment!

Here is me and Lila Tueller. She is gorgeous and as sweet as can be!! She has a new line of fabric coming out in a few months call Soiree. It's beautiful, fun and bright! I ordered a bunch of prints from this line, so be sure to check back! Or better yet- sign up for my Hip Fabric mailing list to receive news on new products and promotions!

Jay McCarroll and me

Checkbook covers and fabric fortune cookies I made for Paula Prass

New Moda!

More new Moda!

Even more new Moda! Excited yet?

Today's Quilt Market giveaway is this little trio of goodies!

First, is a little tote bag pattern and kit by Jay McCarroll. Next, is a fun, retro, calendar tea towl from Moda and last is an Oliver + S paper doll kit. Fun, huh?
Leave a comment to be entered to win!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Election Day!!

In honor of this exciting, historical day, I'm having a big Election Day Sale!!
Everything on my fabric site is 15% off, with FREE shipping on US orders of $100 or more!!
Enter the code "vote" at checkout!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Head Spinning -Day 2

First, I need to start off with a little Halloween fun! My kids are completely into the Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies. Can't you tell?

We had a great night - no rain and it was actually "warm" for this time of year. The kids scored on the candy and had tons of fun. Needless to say, they crashed that night!

Now back to more Market action! Saturday morning we started off at the Michael Miller section to lend support and props to our friends. Patty Young and Paula Prass were debuting their new lines. Their booths were gorgeous, as were they!

I was so happy and excited for them! And while Myrinda stayed and talked, ahem, Jonah and I wandered. There was too much to see to be in one place for too long. Our next stop was the J. Caroline booth. Total eye-candy! In pretty tones of orange, it was like a creamsicle dream!

Me and Carline DeVoy

Seven Islands booth

The Queen

The Bananafana booth

Anna Maria Horner and me (isn't she adorable?!)

Need I say more? Amy Butler and me in her booth

My new doll friend Sheree pretty much summed up exactly how I feel about Amy. Since I started sewing as a true passion, she has been a true inspiration.

Amy's beautiful booth

Me and Tina Givens

I didn't get to meet Tina Givens at Spring Market, but was lucky enough to meet her this time around. Tina was so fun to talk to. She is so passionate and creative and warm.

Coolness at it's best -Jay McCarroll and Heather Bailey

The Girls-Myrinda, Sheree, Jonah and me

The person taking the pic didn't know how to use the camera, so we're a little blurry. We were standing in front of the new Freespirit Lifestyle products booth. They are starting a new line of lifestyle products, which is very exciting. One of the most coveted freebies of the whole show were the Sugar Snap bracelets. We stalked that booth every morning to snatch one, but were mostly unsuccessful - until the last day!!

The rest of the day was a wonder-filled adventure full of fabric, color, people, quilts, patterns and pure joy!

To cap off the first real Market day, I have a little Fairie giveaway. Here is a fun charm pack of Michael Miller's new Fairy Frost line. And an 8"x8" stack of Elinor Peace Bailey's new line, "Dance with Fairies" for P&B Textiles. Just leave a comment!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Post-Market Sale!!

Big Post-Market Fabric Sale!!!

20% off all fabric on my website and etsy shop!

Plus FREE shipping on orders over $100.00

And check out all the new patterns in stock!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Head Is Spinning-Day 1

It was a whirlwind weekend in Houston at the Fall International Quilt Market. There was so much anticipation leading up to it and now it's all over in a blink. My head is just spinning at all the new fabrics, patterns and products I saw. Not to mention all the fabulous people I met and saw again. While it was a little hard on the husband and kids, it sure was a needed little break for me.
I arrived early Friday afternoon, after a very early and long flight. I didn't know how I was going to make it through the rest of the day. I met my good pals Jonah and Myrinda at the airport and off we went. First stop: Schoolhouse Series. We got there right in time to listen to Kathy Miller, Patty Young and Paula Prass speak about their new lines and all that is new with Michael Miller Fabrics.
Then we were off to the Fabric 2.0 Meet and Greet hosted by Caroline DeVoy of J. Caroline Creative, Kathy Miller, Lissa Alexander of Moda Fabrics and Christina Batch-Lee of Etsy. It was a fun night of schmoozing, laughing and eating.

Houston sunset and view from the party

Melissa Averinos and me

Patty Young and me

Paula Prass and me

Myrinda, of course!

3 glasses of wine and a cool, velvet couch

After the party, we were off to the Sample Spree. Can I just say, "Pure craziness!!" We had gotten there a little late, so I guess things had quieted down a bit, but you couldn't tell. I can only imagine what it was like when the doors opened! There were ladies with bags full of loot! Some even had to drag them because they had so much stuff! By this time, I was so pooped, I didn't even buy anything. That's ok. I made up for it in the next three days.

That's it for now. I'll be back to tell the tales of the rest of the weekend. And stay tuned for some fun little bloggy Quilt Market giveaways!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Awesome Quilt Giveaway!

Elizabeth Cranmer of Pigtails and Snails is giving away this beautiful quilt!
You heard me right -GIVING it AWAY! It is absolutely gorgeous!! She also did a version of this quilt for Patty of Modkidboutique for the upcoming International Quilt Market in Houston, all done in Patty's Andalucia fabrics. I can't wait to see it!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Holiday Haute Dots!

I've got a new listing up on Ebay for the ODOD "Connect the Dots" mini launch!

Check out those cute, cute over-the-knee socks! Don't they go perfectly with my set?? My friend Amy at toteandtee carries the best socks ever!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Busy Times

We're only a week into October and it's already been non-stop. First, I was busy working on a new set to list on Ebay with my design group ODOD, for a little mini-launch that's all about my favorite - polka dots! I was half-way through the outfit, when I got lucky enough to get hooked up with the wonderfully warm and fun Paula Prass, through Patty of Modkid. Paula has a new fabric line debuting at International Quilt Market in Houston at the end of this month called Flights of Fancy for Michael Miller Fabrics. Paula was in need of some sample sewers for the show asap! Paula contacted me and let me know what she was looking for and no sooner had I received a fun box full of her beautiful new fabrics, I was off sewing!
Turns out, she needed the sample sets by the 13th!! I set off on a feverish pace through the weekend and sent off a box yesterday! Here's a little sneak of what was in the box.
I still have more samples to make for Paula, but will be taking them along with me to Quilt Market in a few weeks. A few weeks?? Ack! I can't believe it's coming up so quickly! I have so much more I need to get done before then.
Off to finish my polka dot set!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I don't get it

So, I don't get it. Where does time go? Tomorrow's September already. My two babes start school on Tuesday. I can't believe it! Yes, I know, my last post promised a post a week. Not! Well, like I said, blogging is like homework.
I've got some new things in my Etsy shop, AND a new Etsy shop full of fabric!! YUM!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Baaaad Blogger

I'm such a bad blogger. I have no excuses. Sometimes blogging is like homework for me. It puts me right back in high school sitting down and trying to write a book report or paper. I'm going to try and do better and post something at least once a week!

Summer is in full swing here. We are busy with swim lessons and golf lessons. Next week my little one has a summer class with his preschool teacher on turtles. Should be a fun time for him!
It's beautiful today and I think the kids and I will head over to the water fountains and play this afternoon, even though I should really be sewing something.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fun, New Accessories

Like so many other crafters and sewers, I can't bear to throw fabric away. I've accumulated so many scraps - you know, too small to make much with, but too big to throw away. I thought it would be fun to be a little crafty and make up some fun, little accesories to put in my Etsy shop.
I've got LOTS of scraps, so there will be more to come!

Chocolate Ice Hair Accessories Choco Pop Key Fob
Creamsicle Crush Key Fob Choco Pop Pretty Ponies

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Work is Done!

After a long, exhausting photo shoot, it's time to play!


It was time to let off some steam and go play! No, I don't normally make my kids wear their helmets to go down a slide LOL! They were riding their scooters right before that. We had just finished a little photo shoot for my newest set.

I was invited to be a guest designer with the girls of
Boutique POP! for their strawberry launch! I had so
much fun designing sets that were all about
strawberries!! I also collaborated with my pal,
Heather, of little*e*designs, on this sweet little skirt and tee set.

Check out all the fun, strawberry goodness from these other great designers!