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Happy Wednesday! We hope you are all having a whale of a day…haha. Our {somewhat} cheesy pun is brought you today by our latest How To’s Day! If you hadn’t seen yesterday’s post, we shared a tutorial for our Wallace the Whale plush. He is the absolute sweetest whale, and is looking pretty dashing in our Design Studio Collection. You can find the full, free tutorial HERE.


It’s also time for another Winsday! YAY! This week, we are giving away our Petite Plume FQ Bundle on our Facebook Page. This beautiful collection of feathers, birds, and floral designs takes us to that wonderful Summer to Fall transitional period with its richer, more earth-toned colors. We thought it would be the perfect collection to giveaway this week, as we are heading into our last days of August… Last month, we launched our Summer 2014 Collections and were so happy to see all the positive responses from all of you. For this giveaway, we would love to know which collection is your favorite:

- Paddington Bear
- It’s a Bird’s Life
- London Fog
- Pastel Me More
- Opposites Attract.


Look for our Giveaway Image, “LIKE” the image, and comment below telling us which of our Summer 2014 Collections you like best! You’ll be entered to win our Petite Plume by Andrea Turk for Cinnamon Joe Studio Collection. See below for the full rules! :)


Neon & On FQB Giveaway2


Recap of our Petite Plume FQ Bundle Giveaway Rules:
2. LIKE the Petite Plume Giveaway Image on our Facebook Page!
3. Comment on the Giveaway Image telling us which of our Summer 2014 Collections if your favorite!
4. This week’s Winsday prize is 1 FQ Bundle of our Petite Plume Collection!
5. The giveaway starts today (8/20) and ends on August 27th, 2014 – We will be announcing the winner on next week’s Winsday Post as well as all our social media handles.
6. You can follow our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to stay connected!


We are so excited to read all of your responses! We love all of our collections, so it will be fun to see which ones are your favorites. Good Luck, everyone!! :)





Happy Sewing!

20 August

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Happy Tuesday! We hope you all having a fabulous day so far. We cannot believe that there are only two more weeks till September…is it time to start taking out the fall coats and boots yet? We’re excited for what’s to come in Autumn, but hoping we’ll get a few more hot-weather days! :)


It’s time for this week’s How To’s Day! And boy, oh, boy are we excited to share our newest friend with you all. We got so many amazing responses on our Endearing Elephants and Roonie the Raccoon, we just had to bring a new guy to the clan! Today we are sharing our Wallace the Whale tutorial on the blog, our adorable and friendly whale plushie who just makes our hearts swoon. Wallace is a larger sized plush animal, so he is perfect as a cuddly pillow and toy for your little nuggets. He would look so sweet in an “under the sea” themed kid’s bedroom or nursery – both decorative and super huggable!





Who says that toys have to be primary colors and an eyesore? We love that Wallace the Whale can be made with the most stylish of fabrics – we love the fun prints we used from our Design Studio Collection. Wallace is looking quite dashing, if you ask us! :)






To make your very own Wallace the Whale (…or Whitney, if you prefer!), click HERE to see the full tutorial and pattern. We hope you love our wonderfully, witty Wallace the Whale. Wow, now that’s a mouthful (haha!).

19 August

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Happy Monday! We hope you all had a restful and fun weekend, working on some crafty projects or just taking it easy. If you’re looking for a new project, be sure to check out all of our latest How To’s Day! We’ve got some pretty fantastic in-house and outsourced projects, such as our Teeny Tiny Play Set and Felt Citrus Party Tags.


To help start off this week, we’ve got our Moody Monday! Today we are inspiring you with our Opposites Attract by Jackie McFee, from Summer 2014. This may be a collection of basic colors, but our Opposites Attract Collection is anything but simple. The lively and cheerful designs make these two neutral colors pop and dance on the fabric! This collection includes intricate chevron, floral, dot, scroll, and geometric patterns – who says black and white has to be boring? ;) We love the idea of a black, white, or black & white outfit with a pop of color in the accessories, or vice versa. We think our foldover wedding clutch is the perfect chic accessory for any upcoming party, and a black & white quilt is SO modern. We absolutely adore the look of our Elevation pillow in black & white prints too!




Black and white are SO chic! There is something so elegant about a simple black and white ensemble. Because the color palette is limited, you’re left to play with different patterns and textures to add interest to your outfit. One designer that particular reminds us of Opposites Attract is Ralph Lauren‘s Spring 2014 Collection. Lauren’s collection is a mix of colors, but the ensembles that we particularly loved are the black & white ones…of course haha. We LOVED the floral and chevron patterns, and the cool mix of prints in one outfit. Lauren knows how to have fun with fashion, and this collection definitely showed that. When a designer can create a fabulous outfit with limited colors, they are brilliant…and Lauren definitely is! You can check out the full collection HERE.






We hope we have inspired you with this week’s Moody Monday! You can check out the full collection for Opposites Attract here. Let us know your favorite way to wear black, white, or black and white! Have a great day!! :)





Happy Sewing!

18 August