Thursday, April 9, 2015

Win a FQ Bundle of Maker

Have you seen the new Maker line by Art Gallery Fabrics?  So many fun prints! Want to win some? It’s pretty easy!
Check out the tiny scissors!!
MKR-3880 maker_scissors_4
And this cute text print! My favorite!
Winter Creek Cloth is giving away a FQ bundle of this awesome fabric!  Here’s how to enter to win – If you already receive the Winter Creek Cloth newsletter, just reply to that email with the instructions listed at the bottom of the newsletter.  If you don’t receive their newsletter yet, go to their website and send them an email using the “Contact us” in the upper right-hand corner with “I WANT TO WIN” in the subject line.  And then sign up for their newsletter to make sure you don’t miss their monthly giveaways!  Drawing will be held on April 14th!  
And while you’re there, check out some of the new fabric lines –
Succulents by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
Succulents by Heather Givans
Paradiso by Kate Spain
Kate Spain Paradiso


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Etno Blog Tour

Welcome!  It's my turn on the Pat Bravo Etno Blog Tour!  I hope you've been having fun checking out all the creative bloggers so far.  I'm so dang excited to be part of this blog tour!  

I'm Lisa, a.k.a. Lisa Lisa, and I seriously LOVE to sew!  I'm usually making quilts, but lately I've been on a kick of making a lot of smaller items, especially baskets.  I'm VERY active on Instagram.  If you're not on Instagram, you can still check out the pics that I post right here on the right-hand side of my blog You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest

When Pat Bravo sent out a request for bloggers to pitch their ideas for quick and fun projects to make with her new Etno line, I sent in my idea of some cute baskets.  I have a friend who is pregnant with twin girls. She doesn't want a lot of girly girly stuff, no hot pink, frilly stuff, etc.  I wanted to make baskets that didn't look too babyish, something the girls could keep as they got older.  What girl doesn't want her own little basket?  

If you've sewn with Art Gallery Fabrics before, I don't even need to tell you about how soft this fabric is. The Etno line is beautiful! My favorite print is Dreams of Kandace.  I knew I wanted to use every last inch of it. 
I decided to make one basket for each girl, and one larger one for Mom :)   
I took a little detour on my way to work one day this week to take some pics at a local park.  We have some pretty unique statues around town, and this little squirrel statue is SO cute and funky! 
For the smaller baskets, I used the Fabric Bucket tutorial by Ellison Lane.  This pattern is so easy and SO cute!  As a matter of fact, if you're doing things at the last minute and just realized that you forgot to buy or make an Easter basket, you can make it today!! You just need 2 fat quarters, some batting, and some interfacing!  You're welcome :) 
For the larger basket, I used the Hour Basket tutorial by Kelby Sews. The download is free on Craftsy. I used the smaller version that she provided the dimensions of on Instagram - 9 x 15 instead of 10.5 x 16.5.  I did not add handles on mine.  Again, if you're realizing you forgot to buy or make an Easter basket, here ya go! There's still time!!
It's been so much fun making these baskets and being a part of Pat's blog tour! Thanks for stopping by! Check out yesterday's post by Teri at Fa Sew La. Tomorrow will be Hilary's turn over at Young Texan Mama.  For a complete line-up, check out Pat Bravo's blog.  The Etno Look Book is so inspiring! And this free pattern is SO fun!