June 21, 2011

Winners! & Come see me!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I read each and every one and I am thrilled that so many of you are sharing my passion for sewing! Thanks so much for your kind words about my work. All of that positive energy really made my day! Using www.random.org, here are the two lucky winners:

 #152: Lori Anne said,
"I just purchased 3 of your patterns to use for my 23 yo daughter and would love to win these to add to our collection! And since she's also a HUGE Mavericks fan (and yes, she's still up in the clouds too!), it would be so appropriate for her to win! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!"

Posted June 18, 2011 9:45 PM

#41: DD Lindsey said,
"I NEED these patterns because I just recently bought your book and I am SO excited to try 3D sewing for the 1st time (aside from some bags I've made). I know once I start, I won't wanna stop! And I'll NEED more patterns to try! Did I mention that I NEED these patterns?!"

Posted June 17, 2011 12:42 PM

Congratulations, gals! Please contact me with your mailing address and I will get your patterns right out the door!

On another note, many of you who live here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area know that this weekend (starting on Thursday) is Martha's Sewing Market in Arlington at the convention center on Ballpark Way. This is a show that is open to the public and sponsored by Martha Pullen. She is the maven of heirloom sewing and publishes the magazine Sew Beautiful. They did a lovely photo shoot of some of my designs in their newest issue, so go check it out! Here is a sneak peek.....

I will be attending the show as a guest in Sew Southward Bernina's booth, signing books, promoting the new pattern designs, and talking to folks. I plan on being at the show most of the day Thursday and Friday. If you plan on attending I would love it if you would stop by to say hello! Hope to see you there.

June 17, 2011

Spring Market Recap and a Giveaway!

Thanks to all of you who left a comment!
OK....I KNOW how late this is! The past month has been a whirlwind of orders, getting organized post-market, a Fabulous win by my beloved Dallas Mavericks (I am just coming down from the clouds on that one!), making the FINAL pass on my book manuscript (Yay!) and about a million other things.

Anyway, just in case any of you might still be interested (and I hope, hope, hope you are), here is a photo recap of spring market. I redesigned the booth this time and went all white for the backdrop. I LOVE how it made all of the samples jump right out at you! I also created a faux shop window at the front corner of the booth and to my surprise, it made the booth almost look circular....very cool! I also made some lovely felt birds to decorate the top of the booth....and I want to clip them all over my house now! I plan on doing this layout again for the fall, so if some of you missed the spring market, you will see yet another version of this design come October.

I thought it would be fun to change the dress forms out each day so everyone would have something new to see and also so the "girls" wouldn't get too bored. It was a lot of fun and there were many who came by each day just to see what the girls were wearing! That was most defnintely a hit!!

So, if you are still reading, I AM DOING A GIVEAWAY HERE! I will be giving out a pack of one each of the new patterns.....that's the Diane Kimono Dress, Betty June Dress, Rita Reversible Bag, and the Camilla Insulated Bag!!
(using the random number generator on random.org)

This giveaway starts NOW and will run until 11:59 PM CDT on Monday, June 20th for US residents only. All you have to do is leave a comment about how badly you need these little beauties!

I am so thrilled that so many of you have been following this blog and my Facebook page. I am getting really close to 1000 followers on Facebook! If you have an account and haven't "liked" my page yet, I would love it if you would! You can get to it over there on the right by clicking on my FB icon.

My brain is already hard at work on the new goodies for the fall release...there is going to be some great stuff!

I hope that wherever you are this weekend, you are staying cool and enjoying the "almost summer" season.....

Happy Sewing!