March 5, 2015

"LUCKY" FRIDAY! HOP day 6!

 
Happy "LUCKY" Friday! 
First off, how cool was Ali's project?  What a neat mix of mediums!  I don't know if many of you have done much needle felting - but it sure is a fun thing to do and experiment with!  You can add a whole new element to your projects by adding some small touches here and there!  I am sure she can also hook you up with any supplies you may need!  Here is the project for those who are new and have not seen her design yet!
Ali Strebel Designs

Next we have our "LUCKY" Friday giveaway! 
Remember... Every FRIDAY is LUCKY FRIDAY on our blog and our FB Page!  This week I have gathered a few general sewing motif designs!  I think everyone can use a few sewing themed designs for their sewing room, right?  So all you need to do to try your luck at winning these 3 patterns... is leave a comment on this post and I will post the LUCKY winner on Saturday's blog post!  Your comment can be as simple as letting me know if you are enjoying or the hop or what your favorite medium to work in is!!  Good luck... Now to the next designer in our hop!!!!



 BLOG HOP DAY 6!
Up next on day 6 is Kathy, from Kathy at Cardiff Farms who is lucky enough to work daily with her daughter!  I think that is pretty special!  I have two daughters and would love to spend my days with them!  OK... I know you are all excited...
so let's get down to the HOP!!!! 
Q & A
Tell us briefly about yourself… I’m Kathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms. My favorite part of my business is that I get to work with my very talented daughter Taylor Olvera.  She is the energy and technical knowledge behind the business.  She tries to keep me on track and has a great sense of humor.  Aside from sewing and creating patterns, I love to cook/bake and garden.
Favorite medium to work in? My favorite medium to work in at this time is wool, whether it be just wool or combining it with other fabrics such as linen or textured cottons. 

What inspires you? My inspirations come from my orchard and gardens.  I try to spend as much time as possible outside and love to take photos to hang on my inspiration wall.
 
 Indispensable tool? Valdani variegated perle cotton threads.   Love Love Love them!  I feel like they allow me to add a an additional layer of color to my designs.
 
Your design style in 3 words? Primitive-ish Cottage Farm 
 
On the drawing board? More wool of course! Lots of new and exciting projects, keep watching...

You collect? Wool and fabric (probably obvious) along with vintage sewing notions, vintage kitchen gadgets, vintage flower frogs and antiques for my home. 

On your bucket list? Travel Teaching!


Be sure to click the link and head on over to Kathy's blog and see what spring fling design she has came up with!
 
 
"MYSTERY BOM"
 

 Also, for those of you are new to the Basin... Please check out our complimentary "Mystery" BOM we are offering monthly!  Here is a sneak peek of the first two blocks!  They can be downloaded on our website at www.buttermilkbasin.com 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon

March 4, 2015

Blog Hop Day 5!

Happy Thursday!  Wow is this hop flying!  
So far we have had designs in cotton & wool... I wonder what Ali Strebel has in store for us!  I can't think of two better mediums to use then those!  They sure seem to go hand in hand!  I have been working with both of those each day!  It has been fun seeing the wool on my new fabric line! 
Click above to enlarge This is a gorgeous vintage clip art image of a nest with perfect blue Robin’s eggs!!!

Up next is Ali Strebel!  Be sure to click her link and head over to her blog and enjoy another day of SPRING inspiration!!!  Don't forget to print off her recipe!  Those biscuits sound super yummy!!!  They would be great to add to your Easter menu!  Also below is Ali's Q & A!  Did you know she has been in business since 1986?  Wow!  I was still in high school and had no clue our paths would cross some day in such a great industry!  So neat!

Here is the link to click once you are ready to head her way for more spring goodness!!!
http://alistrebel.blogspot.com/


 Q & A

Tell us briefly about yourself…
Ali Strebel, mother of 4, grandmother of 10, been in business since 1986 and still love what I do.

Favorite medium to work in?
All things wool.

What inspires you?
The need to create, and loyal customers always wanting more.

Indispensable tool?
Quality materials

Your design style in 3 words?
Primitive, Folksy, Mixed Mediums

On the drawing board?
Several projects for up and coming workshops.

You collect?
Interesting antique textiles and sewing implements.

On your bucket list?
To travel more.



We were just talking about wool... What about stitches on wool?  I am a huge fan of the blanket stitch!  Lately I have been noticing many variations of the stitch itself.  I thought I would share a couple tutorials that I came across.  Please click the link on the bottom for more info!  I think these are very easy and doable.  It never hurts to learn a new stitch or put a new twist on your current work!

DIY 5 Blanket Stitch Variations and Tutorials from coletterie here. I post a lot of DIYs that use blanket stitch from clothing using fleece ...
http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-5-simple-blanket-stitch-variations

Here are few more great stitches that ware fairly easy and again, would be a nice twist on your work!  I also love the feather stitch.  It comes in handy in many places.  I always use it on a wing of a bird, for the veins in leaves and so much more! 

more embroidery stitches


Nests!  I think a very sweet and simply way to dress up anything for spring is by simply adding a nest and a couple vintage looking eggs!  Another great way is to gather some of your favorite pieces and arrange them on a cake pedestal, old tray or vintage box like this example.   And of course... don't for get the small quilt under it!  That is the more important part!

                                            29 Ideas for Rustic Easter D├ęcor | Daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on Architecture, Art and Design




See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
                     March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon

Hipperty Hop! Spring Thyme Blog Hop is moving along!

Hello!  Is everyone enjoying the blog hop!?! 
I know I sure am!  I was thinking about how generous my fellow designers and I are!  To think that since December (once the hop is over!)...  each of you will have added 30 ish NEW UNRELEASED patterns to your stash!  That is amazing!  Nothing better then sharing our creativity with each of you!!! 
 
So as of the time I pre-set this post, I had not received a picture or the Q & A from our next guest designer Jeni from Woolen Willow Designs!  I a sure she is busy and just ran out of time!  Since I got her recipe card ready... that will be my little tease to get you to hop over her way!!!  I just know she has something darling for you!!!!

 
In the meantime...I will send a little spring and inspiration your way!  I love old metal watering cans!  With spring just around the corner I am starting to think about getting in my flowers beds and hitting the storage shed to take out a couple of my vintage watering cans!  Here are a few ideas that I would were neat to do that are sweet and simple for spring! 
Enjoy!  Happy Hopping!!!
 
Such a pretty Easter image from a The Fairy. In a frame, transferred to a towel or pillow-- quick & lovely!
 
 
I thought this would be great to use as an Easter Basket rather then those plastic ones!  It would be really neat filled with sewing/wool goodies for your sewing friend!  Or you could always have your husband fill it up with some treasure just for you!!!!
 
Easter
Photo http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com
 
To go along with my watering can theme.... How cute would this be... especially if you added a little spring colored small quilt under the watering can!  Darling!!!  I am going to do this!!!
Spring watering can
Photo http://www.idemakeriet.blogspot.fr/

I also thought was clever!  This would be great to add a vintage touch in the flower beds!
Cute Planter Idea Repurposing an old Metal Watering Can
Photo http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/04/watering-can-palooza.html


Be sure to click the link and head on over to Jeni's blog and see what spring magic she has came up with!http://jenifromthewillow.blogspot.com/

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico
 
 



 

March 2, 2015

Another NEW design today!

Happy Tuesday!!!!  We have 2 days down and many more to come!  I am drooling over some of these recipes and see many projects to make in my spare time!  I think this is such a great idea to do a spring themed hop for you all!!  I don't know how many of you decorate for spring but, for me, it is one of my least decorated Holidays... so this is a perfect fit for me!!  I love that you all are sharing your designs already from the hop!  Keep sharing!  I love to see your personal touch, color choices etc... It is amazing how no two ever end up looking the same!

 
Today's guest designer is Gail Pan!  One of my FAV Aussies!  I love when she sends me her recipe!  It always fascinates me!  Check out her Q & A!  I bet you didn't know some of these tidbits about Gail!!  Also... this is just one version of a darling spring little quilt!  Any guesses on what the other version is?!?!
 
 

Photo 1

Q & A
 
Tell us briefly about yourself…
Gail Pan from Melbourne Australia aside from stitching I love reading, walking and chocolate!
 
Favorite medium to work in?
I love embroidery, so lots of different threads on cotton, although I do love a bit of wool!
 
What inspires you?
everything around me....nature, fabric, threads..
 
Indispensable tool?
sewing machine I think, I would never get anything finished without it!
 
Your design style in 3 words?
whimsical, simple, achievable
 
On the drawing board?
too many to count but I am hoping a new BOM soon!
 
You collect?
hubby would tell you everything!...Fabric, books, old suitcases, old sewing baskets, vintage sewing machines...anything to do with sewing..


On your bucket list?
to see The Killers live in concert (so wishing they would come to Australia for a full tour!)


I hope you take time and hippety hop on over to her blog and see what lovely spring themed design!!!  http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/


See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon


 

Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome to our Spring Thyme Blog Hop Day 2!  I hope each of you went over to Cheri's blog and printed out your recipe and complimentary project!  It was darling!  How cute would that be sitting on the corner of an old doll chair!? 
 
Before I get to the blog hop I need to post this quick for those who have been waiting patiently to register for our barn event!  As promised, today is the day registration opens for our Autumn in the Country BARN EVENT #2!  Classes will be filling up fast as some have preregistered already if they took the leap and joined us in our event last year!  How exciting that many are returning!  We also opened it up to a few more this year... but will be working on keeping the workshop attendance lower to allow for more one on one time & to keep it a one of a kind event for those who participate!  I am going to keep this short and sweet as it took forever to get everything working on the website & I know you all want to get to the blog hop....!  Here is the link that will take you directly to the online order form.  I would suggest reading the registration form and other info before to answer most of your questions on our website
 Click Barn Event for all the info! 
Here is the direct link!
  
BLOG HOP HERE WE COME!!!! 
Up next is Tracy from Plumcute Designs!  Here is a sneak peek of her sweet little project!  Isn't it just darling!!!!
 
 
 
Q & A
 
About me: My name is Tracy Souza.  I am a child of grace, wife to Mr Plumcute, mama to Little Miss and Little Mister, a retired high school teacher, a collector of many things, a fabric hoarder, and blessed way beyond measure to be doing something that I absolutely love to do.

My favorite medium to work in is embroidery.     
          
I am inspired by the seasons.

Indispensable tool...light table.     

   
My design style in 3 words: touch of whimsy     


On the drawing board: It's a secret but it involves teeny paper pieces & embroidery.

Collect? yes.  (buttons, spoons, old bobbins, funky wire & metal stuff, mini cooper hot wheels, interesting necklaces, & memories)

Bucket list: To see Paris.  To design a line of fabric.  To be known as a woman of grace.
     
 
So gals please HOP on over to Tracy's blog at http://www.plumcutedesigns.com
 and enjoy her offerings!
 
See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri

March 2 * Plumcute Designs

March 3 * Gail Pan Designs

March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs

March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs

March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

March 7 * Sew Unique Creations

March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs

March 9 * Heartspun Quilts

March 10 * Notforgotten Farm

March 11 * Crabapple Hill

March 12 * Threadwork Primitives

March 13 * Buttermilk Basin

March 14 * Calico Moon


 
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