Sunday, December 29, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 35

Now that Christmas is over I think I will be cleaning my craft area for weeks. How about you? I am going to share with you some amazing fabric sales this week in light of all the shoppers that I see running around the past few days. Please say hello to our lovely sponsor.





A few months ago I picked up 2 of these and I LOVED what I got so with these being on sale I had to share with you. I love the 12 fat quarter mystery grab bags. You get the same quality fabric but I think its the anticipation of what you are going to get is the fun part. I have never done a mystery anything until now but I will definitely be doing it again!!! They are regularly $39.00 but they are on sale right now for $19.50 for 12 mystery fat quarters. WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Fat Quarter BONANZA - 12 Fat Quarters


Constant Love and Joy by Dena Designs is another collection that is on sale right now. Perfect for those that love to pick up Christmas fabrics on sale. This collection just looks fun. Its regularly $29.99 and is on sale for $14.99 for 10 Fat Quarters.

Constant Love & Joy Fat Quarter Bundle Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics

There is also still some Halloween collections on sale

If you have not had the chance to stop by our sponsor please do so. They have so many amazing collections to choose from. 

 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....

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Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 34

 Christmas is just a few days away and this week I am picking collections that I would like to see under my tree this week. A girl can dream can't she.... (haha). We stopped by our lovely sponsor so please stop by and check out all the amazing deals they have going on. 



Fat Quarter Shop

 


How cute is the Gracious Button Tree Lane by Anni Downs!!! I LOVE this collection and for sure want this on my Christmas list. I would make a craft bag out of this collection for sure. Even an apron would look cute with this collection. I am very much an earth tone type girl and this is just so me. I think I will definitely be picking this one up even if its after Christmas lol. 

Gracious Button Tree Lane Fat Quarter Bundle Anni Downs for Henry Glass Fabrics



Check out Snug This 'N That by Nancy Halvorsen. I love the brightness of this collection. It just screams summer to me. This is another one that I would love under my tree this week.  I would love to make a beach blanket with this collection. The prints are so simple and whimsical but I just cant get over how much I love the color combos. 




If you have not had the chance to stop by our sponsor please do so. They have so many amazing collections to choose from. 

 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 33



Winter has finally arrived up here in Wisconsin. Between the negative temperatures and the snow that has flown this week its starting to feel a lot more like Christmas around here. So I felt it was only fitting to find some awesome Holiday fabrics this week. So we stopped by our favorite sponsor



Fat Quarter Shop

 


I Love the Collection Season's Elegance by Studio E. I think its a very elegant collection that would look great as a table topper or even a beautiful Christmas quilt to sit by the fire with. The traditional colors would go with any Christmas theme. I love the simplicity of the textures in the fabric. 

Season's Elegance Fat Quarter Bundle Studio E Fabrics




I also found an awesome collection for all you Elf on a Shelf fans out there. Here is a fun collection by Quilting Treasures that would make a great quilt for any child. 

Elf on the Shelf Fat Quarter Bundle Quilting Treasures





 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 32




I have been sewing like crazy the past couple days. I love the hum of my machine. I can't wait to show you all what I have been working on.  I found some awesome collections to share with you this week from our lovely sponsor!!!!



Fat Quarter Shop

 


I have been a big fan of the Stonehenge collections for a long time. But I LOVE the new Wilderness Stonehenge Collection by Linda Ludovico!!! This collection would make the perfect quilt for any man or even for the cabin up north. I know I would like it for myself. lol. The color combos and textures are spot on!!! 



This weeks Bargain Corner Collection is perfect for any child. I would love this collection to make a book bag for my little guy. This collection is on sale for $25.50 regularly 42.50!!! This is a 15 fat quarter bundle. Make sure you get them while you can!!
Ready, Set, Color! Fat Quarter Bundle Crayola for Quilting Treasures


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 31



This week sure has been crazy for weather. Early we had snow falling and today we have tornado watches. Never a dull moment up here in Wisconsin. This week I started sewing again and almost finished 2 quilt toppers. I will have photos and tutorials ready in 2014. I have to say it was so relaxing to hear the hum of my machine again. I found some awesome collections to share with you this week from our lovely sponsor!!!!



Fat Quarter Shop

 


I love the look of fresh colors along with modern prints and textures. I thought the Ashley Newcomb's Blogger Choice Bundle expressed everything I love. Those greens and blue are so relaxing. I think this would make an amazing quilt for a bed at a beach house by the ocean side. OR on my bed up her in bitterly cold Wisconsin. haha   Either way I think this collection just screams YUMMY!!!!! and I want some!!!!!

Ashley Newcomb's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle


This weeks Bargain Corner is a real winner in my household !! Set Sail by Jay-Cyn Designs is SEW SEA Worthy in my book. I would love to get this collection and make a great boat bag for all our Sundays out on the boat during the summer months.  This collection is regularly $54.99 and is on sale for 50% off at $27.49.

Set Sail Fat Quarter Bundle Jay-Cyn for Birch Organic Fabrics


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Monday, November 11, 2013

2000 Fan Giveaway is now live!!!

YAY!!!!!


  Smalltown Dreamz has hit a special milestone.......

2000 Facebook Fans!!!! 





I am celebrating with a HUGE Giveaway!!! There are 14 vendors and over $200 in prizes to be won by multiple winners!!!! That's what I call a celebration!!!! The rules and details of the giveaway on listed on the Giveaway Page . The giveaway ends at Midnight on November 18th so make sure you don't miss out on your chance to win at least one of the amazing prizes up for grabs.

Click on the link below to see all the available prizes that you could win along with the rafflecopter form to get all your entries in.


A special thank you goes out to the amazing vendors that joined in the celebration to make this such a spectacular event!!!


 Happy Crafting,


Stephanie







Friday, November 8, 2013

New Button Hair Clips


Guess What!!!!!! Smalltown Dreamz has a new product out. I love using my buttons for all different types of things. Recently I came across a box full of flowers that I can create myself and decided to use my buttons as the flower centers. After that it didn't take long before I realized that I had to make hair clips haha.

So with out further ado I would like to introduce you to the new Button Flower Hair Clips


Purple Button Hair Clip
Handmade Purple Polymer Clay  Button Flower Hair Clip

Yellow Button Hair Clip
Handmade Yellow Polymer Clay  Button Flower Hair Clip



Sea Green Button Flower Hair Clip
Handmade Sea Green Polymer Clay  Button Flower Hair Clip




I would love to know what you think of our new product?!?! We also have a few new button collections that have recently been added to the shop.


Handmade Blue and White Stripe ~ Polymer Clay Buttons (Set of 8) Handmade Black and Pink Soccer Ball ~ Polymer Clay Buttons (Set of 6) Handmade Black and Silver Polymer Clay  Buttons (Set of 4)

You may also request custom buttons in any color choice and size of your choice. You may check out the rest of my button collection in my ETSY Shop

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!!!


Happy Crafting


Stephanie












Thursday, November 7, 2013

Guest Blogger ~ HodgePodge Crochet!!!!


Today we have a special treat for you!!! We have a friend of mine and an amazing talented woman. Tanya from HodgePodge Crochet!!! When I first started REALLY following other crochet sites on Facebook, she was one of the first pages I started to follow. I have loved her work since day one. I was so pleased when she asked if I wanted to do a guest blogger swap I was doing my happy dance. So with out further ado I would like to introduce..............



My name is Tanya and I began crocheting as a young child. I never really had a passion for it but I would marvel over the freehand dolls my mother would create every Christmas, seemingly out of thin air. She didn’t follow a pattern or know what the stitches she used were called. She simply did what she loved and every year I delighted as the small army of dolls she crafted made their way out of our house and into the arms of her eager customers!

These days, her crochet style would be considered freeform by die-hards of the craft and I’m proud to say that HodgePodge Crochet (http://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com) was born out of that organic beginning.

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time learning and mastering new techniques and building upon my own hodgepodge style to come up with something that represents the crocheter I’ve become. I feel that my style is reflected in every stitch of the patterns I put out. HodgePodge Crochet has become my passion—it defines my very lifestyle—and I mean that quite literally. My blog embodies that journey, and the response from those who read it, or come in to find something new, is what inspires me to write the next amazing pattern.

Ever since I started crocheting, I’ve been drawn to overly textured looks. You can see examples of that with my Diamond Mermaid Cocoon (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/diamond-mermaid-cocoon-photo-prop/13240




or my Ari Wrap Wristers (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/ari-wrap-wristers/64129). I love the way the light and shadows play on the surface of a beautifully textured crochet piece.






So it seems fitting that I’d do a tutorial on one of my favorites, the tunisian treble crochet stitch.



HOW TO WORK TUNISIAN TREBLE CROCHET

Ttc: Tunisian treble crochet: Forward: Yarn over twice, insert hook—from right to left—into front vertical bar of next st, yarn over and pull up a loop through st, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] twice, leaving last loop on hook.

Return: Yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * to end.





If you’d like to work a fun neck cuff project with this stitch, head on over to HodgePodge Crochet (http://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/ripple-stitch-nuff/) for a FREE pattern!











 Check out my guest blogger spot over at HodgePodge Crochet!!!


I shared all my clay coloring tips. You won't want to miss it!!



Happy Crafting


Stephanie

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stash it Sunday Week 30




Well I can honestly say that I officially miss fall. It is starting to get cold up here in Wisconsin. I do have to admit I am a bit of a baby when it comes to being cold. Once it starts getting cold I do this sort of nesting thing around the house and I get all my crafting stuff ready for a long crafty hibernation. This last week I sorted through all my fabric and pulled out everything that I would like to work with this season. Do you do anything like that?

Well this week we stopped by our Lovely sponsor and found a couple great collections to share with you. 




Fat Quarter Shop

 


So we all know that Christmas is really just around the corner. Many of us have started pulling out our Christmas fabric and starting those holiday sewing projects. Here is one collection that is a must have. The Bows All Wrapped Up Collection by Maywood Studios is so yummy!! I think this would make an amazing table topper or even some fabulous place mats. I would love to add this collection to my stash for sure. The traces of blue are a great way to set off all the greens and reds. 

Bows All Wrapped Up Fat Quarter Bundle Maywood Studios Fabric



This weeks Bargain Corner I am just so in love with!!The Legend of Webb Hill by Dana Brooks is such a whimsical collection. I honestly can't find one thing that I don't like about this collection. This collection is regularly $52.50 and is on sale for 50% off at $26.25. Hurry while supplies last there are only 2 left!!!!!!

Legend of Webb Hill Fat Quarter Bundle Dana Brooks for Henry Glass Fabrics


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Friday, November 1, 2013

MEGA Pattern Release!!!!

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The Mad Mad Makers have almost THIRTY patterns collected here for you this week! Including one from Smalltown Dreamz! You can find my newest released pattern. The Holiday Tree Double Pattern Pack. Most of the patterns in the Mega Release are BRAND NEW, with a few updated favorites included.

A couple months ago, several of the Mad Mad Makers decided it would be awesomely fun to all release new patterns on the same day and then see how many spots on the Craftsy Leaderboard we could take over. We had a blast! Craftsy recently changed the look of their leader board, and you can't see at a glance who the designer is now, so it might not be as much fun this time around, but we're going to do it again anyway!

We've got quite the collection of wonderful patterns here for you, I do believe there is something for everyone here. Enjoy!

PLEASE VISIT THE MAD MAD MAKERS BLOG POST, which includes all the photos and links to all of these great patterns!

Bowtykes- Fox Jar Cozy
Smalltowndreamz- Holiday Tree Double Pattern Pack
Ella Bella Bows- Turtle Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial
Bowtykes- Hippo Lovey
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Cowl
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Head Wrap
Sincerely Pam- Shannon Scarf/Cowl
One and Two Company- Kitty Lovey Security Blanket
One and Two Company- Snowman Security Blanket
Crystalized Designs- Twisted Colors Earflap Beanie
The Perfect Knot- Summer View 6 Inch Square
The Perfect Knot- The Birthday Bomb Amigurumi Set
Pattern Paradise- Cape Cod Shawl
One and Two Company- Baseball Set Applique
Yarn Baby- Honey Bunches Scarf
The Perfect Knot- Brynlee's Carousel Beanie
Heritage Heartcraft- Ray of Hope Star Ornament
Bowtykes- Pumpkin Patch Prop Set
ZaneyMay- Macrame Soleless Sandal
ZaneyMay- Eyes of Autumn Bracelet
Pattern Paradise - Loop-d-Loop Bootie
Glamour4You- Chevron Lattice Wristlets
Glamour4You - Candy Corn Bag
Glamour4You - Candy Twist Bag
Kountry Girl Kreations- Charlie the Horse Beanie
Illumikniti Designs - Cordelia Owl Hat
The Crafty Geekette - Whimsy Hat
CraftyBunker - Moebius Cowl

I hope you enjoy all the amazing talent

Happy Crafting

Stephanie

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 29



So something you should know about me I am not one for surprises or at least had not been until the past couple years. Now I have a new found appriciation for them. A couple weeks ago I put in an order for some fabrics and I was just so torn I could not decide. I was drooling over all the beautiful collections that our wonderful sponsors have over at the


 


I just so happen to be surfing through their sales when I saw the Mystery Fat Quarter bundles on sale. I thought about it really hard and decided to go for it. So I purchased two of them. I have to admit I was dying of anticipation the entire time it was in the mail. But I tell you what when the ups man rang my door bell I don't think I have ever been so excited.

The first fat quarter bundle that I opened was part of the Christmas Countdown Collection by Deb Strain. at the point my mouth was watering. I was just so in love with what I got. To me it was perfect!! I think it will make for a great quilted table center piece.










My 2nd mystery Fat quarter bundle I loved just as much. Acacia by Tula Pink was perfect!!! Not only did i love the colors and prints but it was bright and cheerful. I think this collection would make for a great bag







I think I will most definitely be picking up more mystery packs in the future. 
If you haven't had the pleasure then make sure you stop in and see all the amazing collections that Fat Quarter Shop has to offer. The site is neatly organized so you can find exactly the style of fabric you are looking for.


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 28



As most of you know I love ALL fibers. I have 2 MASSIVE (in my eyes) stashes fabric and yarn. Crocheting has been part of my life for 25 years this year and over those years I have collected my fair share of yarn. So I think Stash it Sunday should be about all fiber stashes, which is why this week I chose to stop by a fellow Mad Mad Maker and new friend




When I first got to see the amazing hand dyed hand spun yarns that Yarn Baby, LLC has made I literally started drooling. I am in LOVE!!!!!! She has such amazing talent with her color combinations. I can't wait to get my hands on my own skein of Yarn Baby's hand dyed hand spun yarn.  




I would love to make some socks or an amazing hooded scarf with some of this yarn. What would you make if you had a skein or two of some of this beautiful yarn? We will stop by again and I will show you some of my personal favorites.

If you have not had the chance to stop by Yarn Baby LLC yet then hop on over. You can check out her website or visit her on Facebook




Happy Crafting,


Stephanie

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 27

Here is to another beautiful fall week!

 We had some amazing weather almost all week this week. I also was able to catch up on a lot of work and get some new buttons added to the shop this week. However today is Sunday and I have some awesome collections to share with you today for Stash it Sunday. 




 


I can't even explain to you in words how much I LOVE this collection. The Melissa Corry's Bloggers Choice Collection is honestly one of the most beautiful collections of fabric put together in my life. The colors, patterns, its just stunning. I would love yards of this collection to re decorate my entire bedroom in. I would do a ceiling to floor makeover using everything in this bundle of fabric. Even the hubby like it and we all know that is a bonus. haha.  





  

For the bargain of the week collection I picked out Lipstick Play Date by Dear Stella. This 9 fat quarters collection is $16.50 regularly 27.50.  This collection would be great for any little girl.



I also Picked out a boys collection called  Outer Space by Vita Mechachonis. This is a 11 piece fat quarter collection that is on sale for $19.79 regularly $32.99. I know all little boys would love this as a quilt on their bed. 



If you haven't had the pleasure then make sure you stop in and see all the amazing collections that Fat Quarter Shop has to offer. The site is neatly organized so you can find exactly the style of fabric you are looking for.


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....

Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Great Pumpkin Contest



Hello I hope you are all having a great week. I have some things to share with you today.

I am currently having a contest on my facebook page.


I LOVE decorating for the different seasons throughout the year and fall is one of my favorites. All the warm rich colors. The idea of this contest is to make the Elegant Pumpkin and then use it around your house as fall decoration. We are looking for the best use of the elegant pumpkin as fall d├ęcor. 

The contest will start Oct 4th and run through Oct 25th at midnight. All photo submissions must be messaged to me or emailed to me by midnight Oct 25th. After you have decorated with your Elegant Pumpkin take a photo and either message them to me or email them to me at smalltowndreamz@gmail.com Along with your photo submission please include your First and Last name along with your shop name( if you have one) and the name of the 1 free pattern that you would like for participating. (The 1 free pattern will be sent out the first week of Nov)

I will upload your submission with your first name and shop name into this album. The album will close at midnight on the 25th. Then my family (not me) will look through all the submissions and they will pick out the winners. The winners will be announced on Oct 31st.

The 1st place winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to any Mad Mad Makers Shop of your choice.
The 2nd place winner will receive 6 patterns of choice from my pattern shops or a $10.00 gift certificate towards my Etsy Shop. 
The 3rd place winner will receive 3 free patterns of choice from my pattern shop. 
EVERYONE that participates in the contest will receive 1 free pattern of their choice. 

If you have not picked up your pattern it can be picked up at any time as long as yours submission is in by the 25th at midnight.




All photo submissions must be messaged to me or emailed to me by midnight Oct 25th. After you have decorated with your Elegant Pumpkin take a photo and either message them to me or email them to me at smalltowndreamz@gmail.com Along with your photo submission please include your First and Last name along with your shop name( if you have one) and the name of the 1 free pattern that you would like for participating.

More details about the contest are posted on our Facebook page in the album called The Great Pumpkin Contest.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.583504081713403.1073741838.249530925110722&type=3


If you have not picked up your pattern it can be picked up at any time as long as yours submission is in by the 25th at midnight.

http://www.craftsy.com/user/669481/pattern-store

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elegant-pumpkin-pattern

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113441535/the-elegant-pumpkin-patterns


Thank you to everyone that participates. I am so excited to see all your amazing pumpkins and how you decorate with them. 

A big Thank you to Kelly Smith Images LLC for taking the beautiful picture of the Elegant Pumpkin.




Happy Crafting

Stephanie

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 26

I'm back!!!!!! 

Without depressing everyone over the details I got sick again and was forced to take some time away for the most part. However I am feeling better and getting back to what I love.

I can't wait to kick things off with the most amazing sponsor in the world!!!!! That's right, were headed over to..............




 


This past week I have been watching the leaves change colors and we had some beautiful fall weather. When I saw the Owls Collection by Timeless Treasures I just new I had to share. This collection has so many things that I love .......... OWLS for one, haha. But I love chevron print and polka dots. I would love to make a lovely fall lap quilt with this collection. 





  

For the bargain of the week collection I picked out Jet Set Vroom by Lesley Grainger Design. This 7 fat quarters and one 36" piece collection is $19.50 regularly 32.50. This collection would be great for any little boy. I know my little guy would love this collection. 



If you haven't had the pleasure then make sure you stop in and see all the amazing collections that Fat Quarter Shop has to offer. The site is neatly organized so you can find exactly the style of fabric you are looking for.


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,



Stephanie

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stash it Sunday ~ Week 25

Happy Sunday!!!!!!!


How is everyone this weekend!!! I am finally starting to feel like I am finally catching up. This week I found some awesome collections to share with you.  Once again this week we are stopping by our favorite sponsor





 


I could not choose between the Aqua Here Fishy Fishy and the Fina Here Fishy Fishy both by Heather Mulder Peterson.  I just both of these collections. I absolutely want these to make my son a quilt for when we are fishing. he loves to lay down and nap in the boat when we are out for the day.  And it just so happens that they are most of his favorite colors. 





  

For the bargain of the week collection I picked out Dark Hot Chocolate by Jacqueline Savage Mcfee. This 9 Fat Quarter collection is $18.89 regularly 26.99. I think it would make for a great autumn table topper. 



If you haven't had the pleasure then make sure you stop in and see all the amazing collections that Fat Quarter Shop has to offer. The site is neatly organized so you can find exactly the style of fabric you are looking for.


 The Fat quarter shop can be found on Facebook and you can also follow them on their blog page - The Jolly Jabber -

I always love to hear from my readers so why don't you let me know what you would do with this collection if it was in your stash.....
Happy Stashing,


Stephanie