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