Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Creative Space + a Giveaway

Well it has all been happening over here on Sunny Street. 

I haven't made much progress on my 'red poppies on white'. I was stuck until I could purchase  some wadding and a free motion open toe quilting foot. So now I have done that I still  have no excuse for not finishing it over Easter. Maybe this weekend........

Well, I have been very busy with another creative venture as I posted about a couple of weeks ago. See over here for a read.

So I am very excited that I have now opened my own online fabric store - Sunny Street Fabric Shop.

Now for the give away

For 1 entries - follow this blog and leave me a comment.
For 2 entries - follow this blog, blog about my new shop and this give away and leave me a comment letting me know.
For 3 entries - follow this blog, blog about my new shop and this give away, become a 'liker' on my Facebook page and leave me a comment letting me know.

Now for the prizes. I will giving away 2 fat quarter bundles to 2 lucky bloggers plus each bundle will have a surprise piece of Laurie Wisbrun fabric from Scarlet FigLaurie's fabric is just so beautiful and I have just received a huge stash of it and it is just so beautiful and fresh. 

Each bundle will include one fat quarter of the following Kona Cotton Solids:


Candy Pink




These are the colours I used when I made my 'Happy Baby Strip Quilt'. 

This competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 4th May. So you've got to be in it to win it!

Good luck and please do pop over and have a look around my new little fabric shop, Sunny Street Fabric Shop where I will be stocking the basics such as solids, stripes and spots.

Edit - I am having another giveaway on Facebook when I get to 200 likers. Come and join in!

Happy creating

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grand Opening

Today is the day!

It is the Grand Opening of my online fabric store in Craftumi.

My shop is called:

I decided to open this fabric store because I have such a love for solids. At the moment it is only stocked with Kona Cotton Solid fat quarters but I am slowly expanding my range to include other solids as well as spots, stripes and some speciality fabrics in meterage.

I will be limiting my store to basics and some speciality fabrics that take my fancy.

The first 10 customers get free shipping (Australia and NZ only)  
I have no clue how to do this so instead am packing 2 Birch polyester sewing threads (500m each) with the first 10 orders.

I am working out another giveaway to mark the occasion. I will get back to you tomorrow with the details.


Isn't she cute!

How cute! She fell asleep in her new cubby behind the lounge.
The question is, should I wake her for dinner?
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

My Creative Space

I have gone from last week having a barren creative space, to getting it all happening again. Thank Goodness. Life gets pretty dull for me when there is no crafting going on.

Anyway, this design has been floating around in my head for a couple of years. I mean that.....a couple of years.

I call it 'red poppies on white'. (I am not creative with my names!)

Here is the design a drew up before I started.

This design is very simple, just focusing on my cotton solids and the quilting.

This is it underway.

This quilt will not be perfect. I have not used templates and have just cut freehand. 

I am still trying to decide whether to cut out little black circles to put in the center so my poppies resemble 'real' poppies, or just leave it like this (my own artistic interpretation ha ha ha). I don't think I will do the leaves. I am really liking the simplicity of this quilt. And of course, just loving my Kona Cotton Solids! 
I love love love them!!!!

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

For more creative spaces just pop over here to the home of creativness, Kootoyoo.

Happy crafting and creating to you!