Monday, July 20, 2015

The Number 9 Sale!!

The other day I woke up and was overwhelmed with feeling like this has been the longest 9 months ever! I am now 39 weeks and last night was the first night that I didn't sleep well, which actually makes me feel super blessed! But anyway, I'm really getting excited and anxious to meet this little girl!

To make these last few days (crossing my fingers it's not TOO many days!) a little more fun, I've decided to put 9 of my patterns on sale!! I asked for favorites on Instagram, but didn't get a huge response, so I'm throwing in a few of my own favorites as well! :)


Sale Details: 

  • The sale is for the specified patterns ONLY (for example, if it says the bundled pattern is on sale but not the individual sizes, then ONLY the bundled pattern is on sale). 
  • Prices are already marked down - so no need for a coupon code! This also means that I've reduced prices on Craftsy as well! I know some of you prefer shopping there! ;)
  • I'm including links to the exact patterns on Etsy, Craftsy and Bigcartel - so you can pick your favorite place to shop!
  • Prices are only good for new orders. No refunds or returns on previous purchases. 
  • Once the sale is over, it's over. 

Sale will end once this little girl is born! Which who knows when that will be?! So don't miss it!


Here's the line up!!



Celestial Star Complete - bundle of 3 sizes!
Normally $10, now $8
20% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Simple Celestial Complete - bundle of 3 sizes!
Normally $10, now $7.50
25% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Simple Celestial 24 inch (formatted for legal size paper)
Normally $3.95, now $2.50
37% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Grandma's Lawn Chair Quilt Pattern
Normally $10, now $7.00
30% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Rockstar Complete - bundle of 4 sizes!
Normally $10, now $7.50
25% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Winter Holly - bundle of 3 sizes!
Normally $5, now $3.50
30% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Cathedrals Complete - bundle of 3 patterns in 2 sizes!
    
Normally $14, now $8
42% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Star Gazing - bundle of 5 patterns in 4 sizes!
Normally $21, now $15
28% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Starburst
Normally $3.95, now $2.50
37% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel



Starfruit - 3 sizes
Normally $5, now $3.50
30% OFF
Etsy, Craftsy (US sales only), Bigcartel






Enjoy! 



and Thank you!!!



Diane

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sew-Along: Polaroid Sleeping Bags: Where I Buy Fabric

This post is part of the Polaroid Sleeping Bag Sew-Along. You can find the main post and supplies list, along with links to all available posts in the series, HERE.

http://fromblankpages.blogspot.com/2015/07/sew-along-polaroid-sleeping-bag.html


VickiT left a comment on my first post informing me of a great place to purchase separating sleeping bag zippers! Thanks Vicki! And as I thought about it, I realized I didn't mention my favorite places to purchase some of the other supplies.


Vicki told me about WAWAK, which has their own site plus I found them on Etsy. Here is the link to their separating sleeping bag zippers: http://www.wawak.com/products/category.cfm/cid/731/-10-Molded-Plastic-Sleeping-Bag-/

I actually did end up purchasing those exact zippers from them. I realize also that in my first post I said you'll need a zipper that is 120 inches long. If you aren't using separating zippers - that length will make it easy to adjust it to the length you want.

The zippers I bought are 108 inches. That will leave about 12 inches at the top that won't be zippered (is that a word?). Anyway, I figure that's probably a good thing since I'll be inserting a pillow, and it will be nice to have some wiggle room and not feel like your suffocating when it's zipped all the way up! :)



As for other materials, here are a few spots that are my new go-to for certain fabrics. If you have favorite shops, give a shout out! I love learning about new places!



Hawthorne Threads

Minky: Hawthorne Threads has the BEST prices I've found on minky. Plus they have great standard shipping rates. And if you don't know about their tiered pricing, it's awesome! Especially when purchasing in larger quantities, or larger cuts - the more you buy, the more you save. Check it out.. Their color selection is pretty decent as well.


http://www.fabricshack.com/images/topnav_r1_c1_s1.png
Kona Cotton: There are a lot of different brands of solids out there, but I am a Kona girl. After Fabric.com went wacko with their half-yard pricing I went searching elsewhere to purchase my solids. I stumbled across someone's comment somehwhere mentioning Fabric Shack.com. I checked them out and they have ALL the colors, with great prices, and fast shipping! You can't beat that!



If you have a favorite spot for any of the other supplies, let us know in the comments! I'll add to this list as I find more great places to shop! :)



Diane

Thursday, July 9, 2015

3rd Quarter Finish-Along Projects

Since the 2nd Quarter on the Finish-Along with Adrienne of On The Windy Side just ended, that of course means that the 3rd quarter is just beginning. There are a few days left to link up your projects for the quarter, so be sure to stop by and check out all the details.


2015 FAL at On the Windy Side



Here is my list for this quarter. As always I like to be ambitious and have a lot of things on my list, as well as give myself options to pick from.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sew-Along: Polaroid Sleeping Bag

If you follow me on Instagram (@fromblankpages) then you've probably seen a few pictures of the Polaroid Sleeping Bags I am making for my kiddos! I've been planning these since at least last fall when I bought our 6 8 person tent (I can't even remember - it's really big!) for Christmas. :) I absolutely LOVE camping! And I hope I can pass that love onto our children. But our children do not have sleeping bags. So of course, I'm going to make them some myself!

I actually have been wanting to do this for years, but I'm glad I waited so I can make them for all my children at once. A big undertaking, but I'm not going to think about that.

When I shared some pictures on Instagram, I received a good response from people that would also be interested in a pattern. I decided this morning as I was chain piecing some blocks, that I might as well do a little Sew-Along/Tutorial as I went. This might be a bad idea, seeing as how I could have a baby really anytime now. So it might get interrupted and I might not finish in the near future. BUT this would also be good motivation to follow through and finish them. Probably something I'll need so I don't have 250 polaroid blocks sitting around my house for years. ;)



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Starry Skyline Quilt

One more super quick post! This is the last finish I have for the 2nd Quarter of the FAL (my list) with Adrianne of On The Windy Side. I'd love to have nice photos to share, but I know I'll end up missing the deadline if I wait for that to happen.


This is my Halloween Quilt using my Starry Skyline pattern. I pieced the top in 4 days! Because I wanted it to be finished and be able to use it for Halloween last year... and then it just sat there for months. lol. oops.

Anyway, I spent lots of hours quilting it, finished the binding last night. I really love how it turned out!! I can't wait for fall to use it! Though we did actually use it last night, and it was nice. :)



Diane