Sunday, May 13, 2012

So Many Bags... So Little Time

These are two more projects I made out of Seaside by Riley Blake. I just love this line. I made a woman's sunhat and a little boy sunhat. I am not making an official pattern for this one. Riley Blake is having me come into their office to film a You Tube instructional video to teach people how to do it. There will be a download available then.

This is my Summer Fun Tote made out of Joel Dewberry Heirloom laminate. I love these colors.

I had so much fun making this sturdy bag. It is pretty large too. It is out of Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 line in granite. I put this bag out at the Holy Cow Boutique that I was in this week. It sold the first day I put it out. So I no longer have it. Sigh. But I might make another one soon.

And this is a little girl bag that I made when I was developing my gathered around purse pattern. I completed it to sell. I think it would be a fun purse for a young one.

So I am not just sitting around, in case you were worried about me. In fact, I was up until midnight illustrating my V Apron on the computer. That was a bad idea. My little girl woke up at 6:45 this morning, and I am paying the price by having a very tired, sort of grumpy, and headachy Mother's Day. Happy mother's day to all of you!

Birdy Messenger

So I have another cover to show you. This is actually my Swallow Messenger Pattern revamped for the Seaside fabric line from Riley Blake. I have this new pattern cover and have included appliqué patterns for a seagull, swallow and songbird. This cover is so fun. It was like a monsoon at the lake in our neighborhood the day I took this. I took my kids' beach toys and built the sandcastle in the background. You would never know that I was on a beach in Utah, right? I found a sucker stick and that ribbon (who knows why it was in the bag) and added the little flag on top. The wind added a nice blowing look. Ha! Anyway, all of my projects are now made for quilt market, which is later this week.

I still have plenty of pattern design to complete for the projects though so that I can deliver my patterns to Riley Blake 2 weeks after market and they have orders in. So much craziness!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

More pattern covers and endless projects

My life has been crazy busy lately. I had all of my pattern covers ready and sent off to Riley Blake, along with samples to display at quilt market. Hooray! But I have some pattern writing to complete for these designs and had to prepare for at sit at the Oh Sweet Sadie Boutique this weekend. So busy. This picture was taken at the end of the boutique when my supply had diminished down. So it doesn't look very full. But you get the idea.

Just before the boutique began, I got work from Riley Blake that another fabric line had arrived (the sample yardage). They need projects for market made out of the line. I LOVE this line. It is called Seaside. So my husband ran down to pick up the fabric while I started working the boutique. And he spent an entire day putting together packets for swag bags with headbands in them for the Breathing Space blogger conference, here in Daybreak. He starched the headbands and put cards in and stickers on the bags. He is so helpful. And all along, I was working my headband booth.

So now I have 4 patterns ready to be distributed at market, along with samples to display. I have two more projects to be made out of Seaside (and photographed for pattern covers) and patterns to write. And then I will be done with this mad dash. Crazy!!! I don't know if I will be able to get it all done and be able to sleep. Wish me luck.