Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scrapbooking meets Fabric!

There's a special theme to today's post! These fabric designs actually started out as scrapbooking supplies! Both patterns are by MODKID and were such a pleasure to sew! I will definitely be sewing more of these outfits for my girls soon!

This is the Sydney pattern! I used the Bloom & Grow line which originated from this digital scrapbooking kit of the same name by Zoe Pearn! (I picked it up this weekend, I couldn't resist! One of these days after I sew the 2nd matching dress, I'll scrap pictures of the girls with the kit!)

Maddie_Sydneydress by you.

And here's the Kyoko pattern! I made it with a fabric line by Moda based on Basic Grey's Sultry scrapbook paper line! I bought the fabric this past spring from the Fat Quarter Shop but it's not available there anymore. We did happen upon some of the paper at Micheal's this weekend though! Picked up some for an upcoming project. :)

Cayley_1109_Kyokodress by you.

Cayley_1109_Kyokodress2 by you.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

You can buy my fabric!

I've got some exciting news! Now you can purchase fabric in one of my very favorite designs through Spoonflower! It's the same design you see on my blog background and one of the patterned papers in A Few Of My Favorite Things! You can buy it right HERE. If you do purchase it, I'd really love to see what you create with it!

Don't miss the great deals at this month's Gotta Grab It event at Gotta Pixel! The event runs though Tuesday!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

BIG news!

I finally can announce the winners of my biggest blog contest ever! I am currently on vacation with my family and yesterday couldn't get a internet connection to collect those final few entries, so I held off on the drawing. But now, thanks to hotel wifi, the wait is over!!!

Drum roll.......

The winner of a $50 shopping spree to my Gotta Pixel store is Rachel Carlyon! Rachel, I'll email you shortly with the details!

I was so overwhelmed with the number of participants, I just had to pick a few more winners! I repeated the random number generator and pulled names from my spreadsheet of entries and chose 5 more winners to receive a $10 coupon to my Gotta Pixel store!

Heidi (@digiscrapfinder),
Fran B,
Maria (@mommars) and

I'll be emailing all the winners shortly!

In related and very exciting news, thanks to all your votes, I won the Fabric On Demand Save Our Chairs contest!!! They'll be printing up my green leafy pattern to reupholster a set of dining room chairs. I can't wait to see the final result! Plus they are sending me a very generous gift card!

Thank you all so much for your votes! Be sure and pick up the brand new August desktop calendar that sweet Melinda made and posted for you! Once I get back home I'll wrap up my new Count On Me kit and I'll make a little something extra to share with you right here, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 6, 2009

A little contest

I've got a little contest for you! It will run all the way through the end of the month (July 31, 2009) and you can get up to 8 entries a day starting today! The prize? A $50 coupon to my store!

So how do you get a chance win? It's easy!

I entered 2 designs in the "Save Our Chairs" contest going on right now at Fabric On Demand. Using A Few of My Favorite Things as my inspiration, I came up with 2 patterns. (I ordered some of each to make a little something for myself too!) Here are screenshots of my 2 entries on the soon-to-be remodeled chairs!

Entry #123

Entry #213

To vote for my design, simply send an email to savethechairs@fabricondemand.com with 123 VOTE or 213 VOTE in the subject! The body of the email can be blank. Each person can vote for as many designs as they want every day, but only one vote for each design per person per day.

So, how do you help me out AND get entries into my little contest? There's a few ways!

1. You'll get 1 chance each time you BCC sarah@sarahbdesigns.net (me!) each time you vote! (If you send the email to Fabric on Demand and forget to copy me, you can forward your original message on to me an I'll still count it.) That's 2 chances a day, one for each design.

2. Spread the word!
a. Blog about it and post your link in the comments below!
b. Post on your Facebook page and let me know in the comments below!
c. Twitter about my contest! Include @_sarah_b_ in your twitter so I'll catch it!
You'll get 2 extra entries for each every day! (Only 1 post to each per day, so you don't spam your friends!)

My contest will run just as long as the Fabric On Demand contest, through the end of the month! You can do each of these every day, so that's a lot of entries! I'll tally them all up and randomly draw a winner On August 1st.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crayon Rolls!

A few weeks ago I sewed up a couple of cute crayon rolls! I made them for my 3 & 4-year-olds to keep them in a little tote bag I carry along to our frequent doctor's appointments. Inside I keep a few coloring books and blank notepads too (and some emergency lollipops) and the bag comes to the rescue in waiting rooms and while I just need them quiet and busy during the visit. Aren't they cute!

I made them spur-of the moment the day before a big appointment a few weeks ago using some fabric and ribbon I had in my stash. Please excuse the blurry bare 4yo foot in the bottom picture!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My very own fabric!

I don't know how I forgot to post here about my fabric! I ordered a few yards of this pattern I designed through Spoonflower. I'd originally planned on making each of my girls a cute little shirt with it but now I'm thinking I'll just make one shirt they can share and make a bag or something else for myself with the rest!

Friday, April 17, 2009

1st Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival!

For all of you stopping by through the 1st annual Bloggers Quilt Festival, thanks for visiting! The goal of this blog train is to showcase everyone's favorite quilts! Be sure to click on the home link and visit all the other quilters participating!

The quilt I chose is such a special one to me! It wasn't my first quilt ever, but it was the first one where I'd designed the pattern! I made this quilt as my daughter Cayley's baby quilt and even 5 years later I still clearly remember finding the first fabrics for it, rushing home from work to sew, and crawling around on the floor with a big pregnant belly arranging all the scrappy pieces.

My little models/quilt holders wouldn't be still for me to take a picture, so here's a photo I have of the finished quilt top. (That's Cayley peeking over the quilt above.)

I was still a pretty new quilter at the time and I machine quilted it myself, stitching in the ditch. I sort of wish I'd done something a little fancier or sent it off to a long arm quilter, but at the same time proud to have finished it all myself.

My fabric choices for this quilt started with the woven plaid I used in the sashing of the quilt. I also used it for the backing and the crib dust ruffle. I love the sage green, butter yellow and cranberry combination and have gone with the colors for my younger kids quilts too! I only have the tiniest scrap of the plaid left.

I remeber these florals were stocked right along with the plaid, so I wonder if they are from the same collection. I went digging in my stash this afternoon to find out who made these favorites of mine and these florals are by Robyn Pandolph, "Sentimental Journey." I also used the rose and yellow colorways in this quilt. (I googled this line just a few minutes ago and found some more coordinates I'd never seen on eBay! I'm going to try to get them!)

This is the next fabric I fell in love with and had to include it in my little girl's quilt! It's "Floral Bouquet" by Ladyfingers Studio for Andover Fabrics. When the quilt shop I found it at put it on clearance a year or so later I bought up several more yards of it!

In Cayley's quilt I used the pink rose version of this lovely neutral! I found this yellow version on clearance the following year, bought lots and lots of it, and ended up using it as the background of my 2nd daughter Maddie's quilt (along with many of the same fabrics I used in Cayley's quilt, so they'd coordinate since they share a room). This is Age of Innocence by Sharlene Jorgenson for Bernatex.

I really wish I knew what all the other fabrics are! Most of the woven plaids are from a fat quarter bundle and between the quilt and the other nursery accessories I sewed, there's not much left of them.

Thanks for reading about this favorite quilt of mine! This was so much fun I will make a point make posts about some of my other quilts in the coming weeks.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shopping & Some Lucky Wins!

I finally took some photos of my recent fabric goodies! My camera must have been on the wrong setting, so everything is a bit blurry, but you can still see the pretty colors!
I picked up all these fabrics from a local quilt shop that is closing. I'm sad I won't be able to visit it anymore, but was sure to pick up a lot of beauties at a great price! Most will end up in my little guy's quilt, which I will hopefully get sewn before he turns 2. :)

I won this beautiful set of fabric from Holly Holderman's blog (she's the designer of the Lakehouse Dry Goods fabric lines). She asked me to describe a few of my favorite things about fabric and pulled together this wonderful assortment!

I also won this lovely charming jelly cake of April Cornell's Nature's Chorus line from the Fat Quarter Shop's blog! I still haven't figured out just what I will make from it yet, but I can't wait to dive in!