Aug 032011

that I can’t wait to make! In fact, I’m working on muffins right now (getting ready for easy back to school breakfasts, lunches and snacks! It’s a huge chore but it smells yummy in here) BUT after the muffins – I think this will be our project today.

I love it so much I wanted to make it super super easy for you too – so I listed it as a kit in the store.  That will get you the fabric you need to get started – and I bet many of us have other random crafting items to complete the playhouse in style!

Find the kit here

And the free tutorial here!

Jul 212011

Okay guys!  So July’s kit is going to be at the very end of the month instead of the beginning.  :-)  My absence kinda affected that!  I could not force Luke to do all of this by himself.  That would just be cruel.  Anyway, I hope that it’s worth the wait!  I think these are SUPER cute!!!

Not only am I giving you plenty of time to get some adorable Christmas sewing done….but since it’s the kit of the month, it’s a jolly good deal too.  (see how I did that?  jolly good….hahaha)  SO this month is a mix and match month!  You can buy one if you want….but when you buy two, you’ll get one free!

There are pajama pants because I strongly believe everyone needs new jammies on Christmas Eve. And cute winter themed jammies are the best!  And then there are pillowcase kits!  And you can mix and match to your hearts content. Pick all the same fabric combinations, or make everyone something different!  YOU get to decide!  SO fun!

And you’re going to love the prices!  They start at only $8.99/kit!!!* Hello wonderful gifts for under ten dollars! AND with the buy two get one free deal it brings them down to $5.99 each!!!  SERIOUSLY!! Now who needs some?

Here is how it’s going to work this month (since this is only the second time doing this group deal thing, I’m still trying to figure out what works best.  I’ll keep adjusting until it’s just perfect.)

25 people need to sign up to get the buy two get one free deal activated!

  1. Sign up on the form here:  Christmas Kit List
    (It is ONLY for this month’s kit and the only way to get in on the deal.)  You have until MONDAY JULY 25th
  2. IF 25 people sign up, then I will send out an email with a link to a private listing. (Add aboveallfabric @ to your approved addresses to make sure the email doesn’t go to spam)
  3. After you get the email with the listing, you’ll have a week to purchase your kits. There are limited amounts of each fabric combo, so you won’t want to wait! (see fabric combos down below)
  4. After a week, the private listing expires and the deal disappears.

*pillow case kits and pajama pants kits up to a size 3 are priced at $8.99.  Size 4-7 are $10.99.  Size 8-10 pants are $14.98 and teen/adult kits are $20.98  (**Flannel combos cost $1.00 more)

Oh and I can’t forget to show you all the fabric combos!**

So what are you waiting for? Pillowcases and pajama pants for $5.99!!!!  Everyone you know could use a cute new pillowcase at the very least!  Fun gifts for your children’s friends too!  (And you could even let your children help make them!) Seriously -$5.99!!! You simply CAN’T beat it!

Go sign up now!

Jul 082011

Okay I finally got some pictures of the family reunion dress!  And this is the first time that I have sewn the buttons on with a machine!  It was my mom’s new machine (a Janome) – we were testing it out.  Pretty snazzy!  I know my machines at home will do it too – I just figure it’s easy enough to do it by hand. 😉

It’s a sweet sweet dress. And I do love the fabric that I used (Hoo’s in the Forest).  I’ll just share a few more photos and remind you that there is still time to put your photo into the flickr group for the gift certificate. (And there are a few of the patterns left in the store too.)

Pattern: Family Reunion by Oliver & S

Fabric: Hoo’s in the Forest by Doohikey Designs

Jul 052011

Did you know that Lizzy has a 1001 Peeps Summer camp going on?  You can read her interview and see the schedule here.  Every few days there is a new free project for you on a new blog!  Super fun!

I’ve been sewing with 1001 peeps myself – so I thought I’d do a couple posts this week too.  First things first, this is another collection where I believe the coordinating prints are awesome stand alone prints too!  So versatile and easy to mix into projects.

As usual, I started out by thinking of clothing to make with the line. :-)  My word for this dress was gypsy because that seems to fit into idea of 1001 Arabian Nights.  (Which was Lizzy’s inspiration for this line.)  Plus it just fits in with my daughter’s personality!

I used the Lily Top as the starting point of my dress.  However, I did not want the big ruffle along the bottom so instead I lengthened the dress by 5 inches and cut the width of the ruffle in half.  For the handkerchief, I had originally envisioned it tied around her waist – because the seems like a rather gypsy thing to do – so I did not follow the pattern with the Lily Top.  Instead I used a fat quarter and cut out a triangle by folding it on the bias.Then the band is just a strip of the Pearl Bracelet.

Haley did not want to wear it around her waist and actually it looks pretty dang cute on her head too. :-)  She wore the hankie several days straight with whatever she happened to be wearing.

Pattern: Lily Top by Pink Fig (with modifications)

Fabric: 1001 Peeps by Lizzy House

Scheherazade – Basra Blue
Jewels – Persian Purple
Pearl Bracelet- Brown
Illusion – Pink

I think this dress would be fun mixing up other colors too… is just a quick sample for you. All the colorways mix and match beautifully, so you really could have fun here!

Okay back in a couple days with another Peeps Project!  Don’t forget I have the entire collection of 1001 Peeps – and still a few magnet/notebook sets to give away with orders too. :-)

Jul 032011

Sprinkles are back in stock!  Just wanted to let you know. 😀  I ordered way more this time but they are still moving quickly – so you should go grab some before they are gone again!

I’ve seen some of the “boy” options and they are SO CUTE! I can’t wait til you can see them! Have you been following the Izzy & Ivy blog?  Each month they are doing a remix of one of their patterns!  It’s really fun to not only see the patterns in new fabrics but also simple changes they make to “mix up” the pattern!

July’s remix is the Ruthie’s Romper.  Isn’t it fun?

Okay now what you’re really wanting to know….who won the cute package of Sprinkles?  It was lucky number 13. 😀

Margaret Wiltshire says:

Fantastic, these sound perfect! I craft for friends and family and have looked into custom labels but you get just tooo many. But i would love to add labels especially sizes for that ‘professional’ touch!!

So Margaret, let me know your shipping address and I’ll get your Sprinkles out to you!

Jun 262011

Leading up to Spring Quilt Market, Jana from Izzy and Ivy hinted at something really great they were revealing at market….and they did not disappoint!  It’s Sprinkles!  (Find them here)

They are woven labels and size tags!!!  There’s just something about a woven label taking homemade to handmade.  How many times have you made something really sweet, only to forget later what size you made? And they  added care instructions to the labels!  :o

One package has 11 size labels, you get 2 of each size for a total of 22.  The  sizes are 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. (And if you needed, you could swap the 6 around for a 9 easily! Just sayin’)  There are also 4 different “handmade” labels, in different sizes, you get 8 of those and last but certainly not least you get 1 Izzy label! That’s 31 damask woven labels! The woven means they won’t fade, shrink or bleed.  And best of all, they come packaged in a super sweet cupcake container, perfect for giving or if you are like us, just looking really cute in your studio.  And for less than ten bucks!

Yep, the whole package is only $9.95! Typically these will be 99 cents to ship (in the US) but for the rest of June, if you enter the code SPRINKLES (yes, all caps) it will take 99 cents off your order so that it essentially ships for free (or discounted worldwide).  This is only good the rest of June!

Find Sprinkles here!

Annnnnnnnd…..giveaways are few and far between on my blog – but I’m so excited about these I’m going to give one away! Just leave a comment….you know, stating your unwavering love for me or something. 😉  Everyone is welcomed to enter cuz I love everyone like that.  I’ll draw the winner around July 1st.  Or you could just go ahead and buy some too. 😀  (They are here!)

I’ve already started using mine.  I added a size and care label to my Family Reunion Dress (which you still have time to make for a chance at the gift certificate!).  Hopefully I’ll have a chance for a little photo shoot this week to share pictures with you…and at the same time photograph the 1001 Peeps gypsy dress as well July’s kit.  So much to do….gotta scram!  See you again soon. 😀