The last month around here has been filled with constant creativity! If you thought for a second we were done...not a chance. To our supporters, you know I have told all of you to stay tuned into this blog, and I truly hope you are. As I look over the orders that continue to come in, I see so many names that I recognize and it is very much appreciated. We also see many new names seeew if that's you, welcome and thank you! I said we would discuss things about our physical store location when the time is right, but we still are not 100% "there" yet. The subject encompasses seeew many things that I have broken it down into categories and honestly...I don't have time for that.
Today...I'm simply going to remain focused on the present. If you don't, you miss out.
During this downtime not only have we been creating but we've also been spending a lot of time together as family. In fact, some of them insist on getting their faces into our business.
That's Chance pictured above! He's my little Lhasa and he will be four this year! Has it been that long? He somehow reminds me of these adorable little sheep below but come to think of it, he sort of reminds me of that Llama's face at the top. He's a Lhasa Llama. LOL.
Have you seen this collection yet?
It's called Darling Little Dickens and it is precious as precious can be. Sheep, bears, bees, ducks and bunnies...there are ample choices for the cuteness factor. If you prefer softer, neutral shades for your favorite little one, this collection is for you. The itty bitty prints and colors work for boys and for girls.
Jenna, my niece, is now ten and lately she's starting to express her creativity by selecting fabrics and telling my mom what she wants. Ever since Darling Little Dickens arrived she had been telling us she wanted a quilt made with some of the fabrics. She also insisted she have a quilt with llamas. I honestly have no idea where her fascination with llamas has come from, but nonetheless, the "Mothership" knew exactly the pattern she would use.
Enter Lloyd & Lola. Pattern available here.
We love Jenna's selection! She loves polka dots and insisted the little polka dot print be her background. For more contrast between the llama and the background you could also use a solid that is a smidge darker like these gorgeous backgrounds for a more mature Lloyd & Lola.
I love these soft greens and pinks. You know....you can even do Easter with a few of these prints. Think outside of the box.
That little dot though is the definition of sweet.
The quilting was done by the lovely Melissa Hoffman of Fiddlestitches. No...she's not a store, but she has been helping us look seeew good with her amazing quilting since 2006! Even her more basic designs (as shown in Lloyd & Lola) always compliment the quilt instead of taking away from it. Now, we just need to get it bound and to Jenna's bedroom it goes!
Pictured below are the puddle blues from the collection. I love the soft hue and it pairs up beautifully with the "toast" (I call it taupe) from the collection.
As you can see the "Mothership" is pairing up the puddle blue, toast and the cloud white. She's been cutting for a fun little project that I will show you later....
Um...is anyone loving "This Is Us?"
How did I not know about this show? Even Priscilla "Queen of the Dessert" knew about this show before I did. I sent her a text, "Um Priscilla...do you know about this show?" and she was like, "OMG I looooooooove that show!"
I don't watch a lot of network television seeew I literally just discovered it two nights ago but....the "Mothership" and I are hooked. Amazing writing. Seeew far my favorite character is Kate and my favorite episode is "Pilgrim Rick." I lost it when Kevin decides to pass on the pilgrim hat. I have many more episodes to catch up on, so that may change, but seeew far those are my favorite things about the show.
I'm telling you this show is so good, I even shed a tear during the After Show for the "Pilgrim Rick" episode:
Alright, that's it for today! As the title implies, yes we are doing a giveaway here on the blog! One lucky winner will win the Darling Little Dickens Charm Pack pictured below. Be sure to leave a note in the comments below by 11:59pm PST February 13 to be eligible to win! I sometimes wonder if anyone actually reads these entries. LOL. I get so many emails that write to me about something I showed here, so remember... I've included links directly to the product in this entry. We appreciate your continued support!
Can't wait to see the many of you who signed up for February's Breakfast Club! We've got one of the biggest crowds we've ever had for this monthly event so we definitely feel the love! Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian