April 2, 2011


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Hi everyone and thank you for all the great links to sewing projects. Such great eye candy! There were 108 entries, so lots of fun sites to visit. While doing some cutting and pasting of websites from the comments, I ended up cutting some of the comments from my blog.....and don't know how to get them back in the comments section. But please know that if you left a comment you were entered into the prize drawing. The randomly selected winner of the Moda Bliss fat quarter bundle was Karen who left a link for Susan Weinroth's cute place mats. Congratulations Karen!! And thanks again to Chrissy at Sew Luxe for donating the wonderful prize package. Along with the fabric bundle, I'll also be sending Karen some of my button cards that I completed a few days back. Happy Sewing!!

Happy weekend everyone. Lots of activities to keep us busy but we're always so happy when a weekend rolls around. I was sleeping soundly til 7:30 this morning (which is like noon to me)...until Eric rushed in and threw up the blinds. "There's 8 deer in your garden, dear." Great, I knew those white tailed critters would be in there! We shooed them out of the garden and off they went. I don't know how we grow anything around here with those nibbly deer friends of ours.
So how about a happy card for today? As shown in this post, I got a little button card happy and created an entire stash using Button Boutique + the coordinating dies + some beautiful Bliss fabric by Moda. Here's a little thank you card I made using one of them.
As I'm creating projects with my button cards, I'm not worrying about matching up with my fabrics at this point. You know I like to go all mixy -matchy so I paired this button card up with some pretty yellow patterned paper from Crate Paper. There's just enough red and pink in the little flowers to tie in nicely with my button card.
I used a big ol' thank you sentiment from Think Bit Favorites #2 + red embossing powder at the bottom of my card. A small scalloped die cut border has been machine stitched along the very bottom. A Papertrey Sweet Blush ribbon finishes off the card.
And now here's a little something that will make someone blissfully happy. Chrissy at Sew Lux Fabric sent me an entire collection of Moda Bliss fat quarters for me to give away on my blog. How awesome is that!? This fabric line is soooo beautiful in person.
The details: To enter for the Bliss fat quarter prize package, you will need to leave a comment on this post with a link to a favorite sewing project using fabric and why you like it. It can be a quilt, a crafty project, a card, a tote...anything you like. Please paste the direct link to the project in the comments section along with your name. The comments section will be open until tomorrow, Sunday, April 3rd at 7pm Central Time. Prize winner will be announced Monday here on the blog. Good luck and be sure to check the comments for fun fabric project links. Happy weekend everyone!

Edited to clarify: The project does not have to be your own creation. It does not have to come from your blog so no worries if you don't have a blog. Just find a project out there on the internet. :)


Whitney & Ryan said...

I don't have a blog to post a link on, but my favorite project to sew is a yellow brick road pattern quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angela said...

Love your card, the fabric and especially that red embossed sentiment. Do you mind sharing the brand of powder, and did you stamp with red first or just an embossing ink? As for your contest, I would love to win because I can't find those fabrics locally, but don't know how to sew or how to link anything. Thanks for sharing your little bits of bliss with us.

Anonymous said...

I love your cards! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Jill

Natalie Winterstein said...


My link is to an apron pattern! I am so obsessed with idea of a cute, handmade apron! Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric! :) Happy weekend!

Dani said...

I actually just completed my very first sewing project this week!


Now I want to take some sewing classes and make some goodies for my family and friends!

Laurie said...

Ooh this fabric is gorgeous! I am obsessed with baby things right now since my first grandbaby will be born in July! Love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/68846890/sale-car-seat-canopy-in-turquoise?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=car+seat+cover&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_category=children.baby&ga_page=3&ga_facet=
Thanks for the chance to win that yummy fabric!

Ellie A. said...

One of my most fav. blogs that I vist and always have to hold my breath when I go visit is No Big Dill. She is a Sewing Goddess.This No seriously. Check this out : Its to one of my fav. creations she has yet to make (and all are amazing) but this dress if it would have been me I still would not have taken it off!

HMM yeah.. is your jaw still on the floor. I wish she would adopt me so she could dress me up MAN oh MAN!

Karey said...

You've already seen one of my favs http://thepinkcouch.blogspot.com/2011/02/art-quilt-finished.html
I also have looked for cute material, there really aren't that many fabric stores. I have looked in my town and in Abilene Tx. I love the colors you showed.

Donna K said...

I happen to love Moda fabrics also. My link is a kit available at a favorite shop - Quilted Treasures in Rogers, MN. I bought the kit and a friend is going to make it for me. love it. http://store.quiltedtreasures.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=765342114547653&Store_id=624&page_id=23&Item_ID=2305

Live.Teach.Create said...

What an awesome giveaway! :) I have a folder in my bookmarks of tutorials for things I want to go back and make. I went back as far as I could to find a sewing tutorial I haven't done yet.


As soon as we get into our new home, I hope to have a permanent home for my machine and this will be the first things to make.

Alexis said...

I love your button cards. They are adorable. The fabric giveaway is so sweet. I wanted to share a link to a fabulous bag that is for sale on ETSY. I love, love, love the soft color pallet of this bag.


thanks for sharing today.

thestampinglady said...

Here is a card from one of my favorite quilt blogs to read. She also does card Friday and snack Saturday. Quilting, paper-crafting and cooking all on one blog--makes me a happy girl. I just love this card she posted on Friday.


Pene said...

This is a project I had to complete last year for a team competition. The spec was just a patchwork beachbag and as I didn't have a pattern I just made it up as I went along!! It's made from a Moda honey bun (and loads of buttons)and I think the fabric range was "fresh"?


Hope this qualifies as I love moda fabrics.

Grandma Bugs Place said...

I love this card! Have not used fabric on a card yet...but you do inspire me!
Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

I am so in love with all of your button projects and cards!
Here is a link to a project I have bookmarked. It is on my list of Christmas gifts to make for my sisters. The fabric you are giving away is gorgeous and would be perfect for these kitchen towels!

leslie said...

The Bliss fabric would be awesome to make this pillow with! cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/tutorial-sprocket-pillows.html My daughter will be home from college in May and I am surprising her with a newly decorated room for the summer.

lynne said...

Oh what fun! Fabric to win! Love your blog - truly do ....and love this post by Kelly Lunceford who matched the bib with card - or the card with the bib(?) anyways MY favorite - and- its PTI! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Janie said...

I too am a big fan of the "Yellow Brick Road" pattern, a fat quarter quilt. I love fat quarter quilts, sew simple.
I have made a few of the (Terry) Atchison design fat quarter quilt patterns, probably a dozen or so. My fav, the YBR is one that I am doing for all my great nieces. The beauty of it is that it always looks different depending on the line of fabric. Check out Atkinsondesigns.com.
I am also a fan of "jelly rolls"!

Btw, I am recently getting into copic markers, what is your fav ink to stamp with that works well with the copics?

Terri said...

Here is a favorite project of mine using fabric http://terrbear38.blogspot.com/2010/03/papertrey-march-bloghop-and-birthday.html
Love your button cards! Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric collection.

JeanFB said...

Hi Mish! Love your card, and those fabrics are positively divine! My linked projects involve mostly hand stitching, but make gorgeous blooms for scrapbooking, cards, tee shirts, or other projects depending on what size you use. You can use any flower diecut (or cut your own), and add tulle and pretty buttons for the centers in this project (my favorites are the "shabby" ones): Distressed Blooms
And here's a different but equally cool variation of flowers for T- shirts: T-shirt Flowers
Thanks for the opportunity to win these - they're just my style. :)

Becky said...

I had the honor of rooming with Kristina Werner when I attended a Stampin' UP! convention a few years back. She has so much talent in all areas of her life. She has now taken up sewing and I love this quilt she is making using fat quarters and a Big Shot die...I tagged it to make one myself this summer:


That is just my level of sewing right now, LOVE it and this fabric would make a quilt that would be right up MY alley.

Donele said...

I would love to order one of these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62915943/custom-ipad-cover-your-choice-fabric

Love your posts Mish! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Spring!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I'm looking for a pattern to make a liner for my vintage shopping cart. In my search I found this one:
I think this might just be the cutest old shopping cart I have ever seen! The fabric you're giving away is so beautiful.
Cindy Holshouser

Amy said...

I'd love to make one of these little baskets:

Thanks for the giveaway!

Otter Hill Designs said...

Here is a posting of my favorite little blankie to make for the grandchildren. Thanks for the chance to win!


Sally said...


What's not to love about this gorgeous wee guy. Cuuuute!! And the fabrics used...YUM!

Sally R :)

Anne said...


My link is the etsy shop with these adorable pin cushions. She had more, but they've all been sold. You can view the others by looking under her sold items. I just love them. Thanks for sharing and allowing us an opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered fabric wall art! It is a very affordable way to bring color to the walls of a room! I would love this fabric bundle!


bonnie said...

Oh my I love bags hand made bags are gorgeous and I use them everyday. Here are some of my favs ;) and if they're dotty too, you got me! I love pink too and my little sewing machine is pink!


Anonymous said...

I love this placemat with silverware holder.http://susanweinroth.typepad.com/a_little_bit_of_me/2009/04/a-little-craftiness.html Would love that gorgeous fabric.


Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow!!!che meravigliosa card, davvero un idea originale io adoro cucire e mi piace creare tante cose sono sempre a cerca di idee e le stoffe in premio sono fantastiche il mio progetto preferito sono bamboline tilde e le mia ultima creazione la trovi qui http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/2011/03/la-mia-gigia-ballerina.html, mi piacerebbe vincere perchè in italia non ci sono delle stoffe così particolare ciao rosa.kreattiva

Creative Mish said...

Great fabric and great cards! I finally was able to order this set and the die cuts. I can hardly wait to use it because I LOVE buttons. I have recently made a few rag quilts and I love this site! I has helped me a lot because I'm not much of a sewer although I would really love to be! I sew a little bit on my cards and I use fabric as bows on cards and other craft projects. http://jubileehomespun.com/info/Quilt_Instructions.htm

Stacy Simpson said...

Beautiful fabric. I LOVE Purl Bee - here is an awesome project!



Donna said...

Love your cards! You are so creative.
I would love to win and here is what I would make

RaeAnn Skerrett said...

I recently saw this project at my local quilt store...
http://www.heatherbaileystore.com/Jack-and-Jill-Lunch-Bags-p/mp005-jj.htm I've been a Heather Bailey "stalker" for some time! I LOVE the fabric, colors....just everything! Who can't use a super cute lunch bag...for the kids as well as me!! Maybe I can make out out of that fabric you have there....hmmmm.... :)

Linda said...

Another wonderful card! The fabric lends itself so well. I thought about a favorite project and chose one I made for my granddaughter - not the first, but one she asked for in place of toys for Christmas. It just tickled me so, that she would make such a request. And I love it because she loves it! (Oh, she got some toys too.) You can see it here. http://stitchesandink.blogspot.com/2011/04/bliss.html

Sandy Muprhy said...

WOW Hi Michelle. I love to make totes and I'm using the Big Shot to cut my fabric. It's great. Your fabric is perfect with every cut. You inspire me daily. Thanks for all you do.

Meredith said...

Hi Michelle! First of all - you inspired me to go find some fat quarters to play with on my cards - and my fabric store had the WORST selection! Bummer. Anyway, I have been hooked on making yo-yo's this past week (thanks to you!), and when I saw this at the store yesterday, I was in LOVE:

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabrics to play with!! :)

magda said...

I love your cards!
I am about to buy a machine and going to use it on cards and with time I would like to start sewing Tilda dolls and rabbits for my baby daughter.
Here is a link to one of my favorite blogs with rabbits:

Debbie R. said...

I made a tote bag last summer after seeing this one on Debbie Olson's blog. I used different colors on mine, but was still pleased with the results. I would love to have some of that Moda fabric! Thanks for the opportunity.


Serendipity said...

OHHHHHH Fat Quarters - I love them! You can see some pencil cases I made for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren on my blog here:


I got the pattern out of this book:


Because I'm teaching myself how to sew! I just bought a machine in January! The book is wonderful and I highly recommend it. It's easy to read and understand and it comes with patterns!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric!!

Kelly Taylor said...

I am a fabric addict too.
No, I don't like to do anything with it. But I haunt fabric stores like no ones business. I love to touch it, run my fingers over it, even smell it.
I dream about what I would do with it, but almost never do anything.

I love to drape fabric for displays, I love to use it in table runners, and swagger over rods, to make flags for our church pageantry, to display my products on and photograph them, or even to put on the floor to have a Thai or Japanese style dinner on....Yeah.

But my friend is awesome, and she just opened her own business.

She's got the tie, wrap, and drape thing pretty well covered in her tie it over 20 ways perfect bridesmaid or just nice dress here:


Her name is Micah and she is a close friend of mine.....

MicheyMoo said...

Love this card!! I don't wear "kitschy" clothing, but I love all those girly-girl things. I can't wait for my Button Boutique stamps and dies to arrive and I'll e using my great g'ma and g'ma's tea cups as well as some from my Mama's 21st as inspiration. I love looking at them.
I've just inherited my Mama's sewing machine as she can't use it anymore (sad face) and when it gets back from servicing I'll be setting it up in my new studio/crafty den (its in part of my garage) and can't wait to actually sit behind a machine again (its been about 14years)!! I used to sew all my own clothes and pillows, etc.
Kristina Werner has recently picked up sewing and has been stirring my creativity for the last little while with patterns and fabrics, etc. She tweeted a link to this gorgeous quilt and I almost died when I saw it.
Opps....nearly forgot the link. ;)

Thanks for the chance to win some "perfect" fabric for this. xx

Margi Mae said...

Here is a table runner I made. I love it because cupcakes are yummy and so is the fabric! That stack of Moda is extra yummy!

Anne said...

I love your card. To be honest, if I won the fabrics I would use your cards as inspiration for incorporating it into cards. I've always loved fun fabrics and now I know how I can use them. Maybe I'd make a fun sachet or two also......

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the fabric and all the pattern links in the comments. This is the one I currently like... nice and fresh and summery:

Rebecca Ednie said...

I really want to make this bag! It would look awesome in those fabrics! http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/tutorials/phoebe_bag.pdf

Beth C said...

I'm going to make this rag quilt bag found here: http://www.chicknstitchdesigns.com/
Getting some of those yummy fat quarters would make figuring out the patterns for the bag so much easier!

Lueyes said...


I think these mug rugs are fun! I am not much of a quilter but think I could manage these.

veronica said...

wow! i love that Moda fabric!
i looked thru all of my sewing projects on my blog, and i have made a lot of tote bags. but i think this one is my fav:

because i love the fabric, it was in a bargain bin, and i totally designed the purse myself, and played with it, and figured out all the things about it, and was thrilled with the straps too. looking back, why did i sell it?! i still love it!

Meghan said...

I really enjoy Kristina Werner's blog [I know I'm not alone] and have enjoyed seeing her learn to sew. Here is a link to her cosmetic bag: http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=5080. I have taught Textiles courses at high school and I though it was a fabulous project!

Kathy McDonald said...


I love the Moda Bake Shop website, and this is the first project that caught my attention. I just couldn't get it out of my head until I finally ordered the fabric and made my very own. The prairie points tutorial is awesome!

Tarjteachr said...

I just couldn't NOT comment on your post today. Your deer are soooo tiny. We have Mule Deer and, trust me, they do NOT nibble!!! LOL

Sandy said...

I love vintage fabrics and I would love to do a baby quilt from vintage sheets. Here's my inspiration: http://clairesmama.blogspot.com/

I just want to know why can't they bring back those vintage patterns - they are so bright and colorful!

Your fabric's are a perfect choice...love them!

Phyllis said...

Have been checking out some of these websites and love the quilts and book covers at modabakeshop.com. Would love to win your collection.

Jamie Isaak said...

I would love to make these pretty little pillows! Fat quarters would be perfect for this project. Thanks u!!


Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, what a great opportunity. My current favorite project is the Doll Quilt I just finished and sent to my swap partner in Brazil. I am really loving embroidery and quilting combined, so I made this little quilt with some lovely Sandi Henderson fabric, which is one of my new loves too. I actually would like to make another for myself out of Bliss, and maybe hang it in a little girl's room...if I have a little girl sometime soon!


Belle + Bee said...

Found you through Sew Lux:) Here's my current fave...though I'm sure I'll have a new one as soon as I get back to the sewing table. Seems like the newest is usually my favorite.
beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love checking your blog each day for the warm homey projects you make. You are uber talented and so sweet to share you ideas and projects.
Here is my link to one of my favorite sewing projects. I made this for my god-daughter for her birthday and put a pocket on the front to put in a charm for her charm bracelet.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I just love visiting your blog--you always have the most beautiful creations! LOVE the TU card! Great details!

Here is my next project for sewing--I love these fabrics used and this tutorial:) http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/07/24/camera-strap-cover-tutorial/

I love the fabrics that you shared--beautiful! I wish I could find them here!!

Jenniffier said...

Ok so I haven't made these yet, but I so want to http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/tutorial-sprocket-pillows.html

Wouldn't it look great in bliss :)

carpediem said...

I love so many of the sewing projects on this blog ...http://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

I saw this lace wedding dress on Pintrest via Augusta Actions. What could say but loooooove the lace work.

Joanna said...

I am in love with making purses now in bright funky fabrics. On that I recently made was with this pattern...http://www.etsy.com/listing/61566573/handbag-purse-ebook-pdf-sewing-pattern

robin said...

I love this quilt pattern: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/09/blueberry-chocolate-squares.html I'm in the process of making it in greens and browns for my daughter.

Jeanie said...


I made this adorable little reversible dress and my daughter embroidered both sides of it. I just LOVE the fabric we used. It was such a fun project. Thanks for the giveaway ! !

Deanna said...

Wow great give away! Here is a favorite that I have made recently.


Love your work! :)

KKG said...


This link is for a pattern to sew a really cute round jewelry/trinket box. I've never seen something like it!

Good Luck to all! Melissa

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! I love all the quilts Susan Weinroth makes, they are always so happy and fun! This recent one looks like a fun way to use some scraps...http://susanweinroth.typepad.com/a_little_bit_of_me/2011/03/scrappy-stripes-a-new-quilt.html! Thanks for the chance to win!

paperpapier said...

my fav is this fabric card by Amy Butler
Simply awesome and it does make the card feel so rich in texture.

Sarah Martina said...

Oh how fun! I haven't given my button boutique set enough love lately, but you're definitely gettin' me in the mood! :) And that fabric looks absolutely scrumptious... I wish I could buy it all! :) My fave fabric project, recently, has bee the sweet sets of pin cushions that dear Melissa has been magically creating... Each one is such a treasure! :) I'm sure you've seen 'em, but here's he link: http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/2011/03/pins-and-trims.html Hugs!

Helen said...

Thank you for the Button Boutique concept...one of my newest addictions:) Here is something that I have on my list to do, hopefully this summer. I think those fat quarters would work perfectly with this pattern. http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

ladybug said...


I L.O.V.E. this tutorial - it's for a little boy's bow-tie - My daughter's first grade class had a "Fancy Nancy" tea party for valentine's day this year, and I made a bow tie for each boy in the class - and the LOVED them! They're easy, and darling!

TrinaR said...

This is a lovely prize so that you for the chance to win. I don't have a blog but still wanted to comment - I visit your blog every day and you definitely have an influence on my card making efforts. Adding such gorgeous fabrics to this would be wonderful. I visit your blog to see what you are up to - even admiring the deer prancing across your garden, although I am sure you can do without that distraction.

Peach Rainbow said...

I love this pattern;

I have been in love with this kind of blocks for some time and i like the fact that even though the prints are large and bright it is balanced by the whites.

Thanks for the chance :D

Sunnybec said...

My favourite project so far is my heart quilts - yes quilts - I have made two.

I didn't always follow the pattern exactly but I did use the basics and its a very easy and quick pattern to do.

Linda said...

Another lot of inspiring cards, thank you. I have just rediscovered my love of quilting/patchwork and in particular anything by Sweetwater here is a link to some Easter pails i have made http://texmorg.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-pails.html

Anonymous said...

I totally love your card Mish - I will be posting a Button Boutique card today. My fave so far. That stamps set is *so* to-die-for ;)
And I love those fabrics. Drool! My fave fabric project lately is this adorable quilt by my friend Ali of Laughing Yaffle Yarns:
So very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win, hugs, Ruth S

Diane H said...

What a fabulous card! Here's a pattern that I would love to try using those fabrics on.
Thanks for a chance.

Andrea said...

Love this table runner by Betz White http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/08/how-to_sew_a_table_runner.html
and it would look GORGEOUS on my table made with THESE fabrics!!! I promise I'll send you a picture if I win :) Thanks for the offer and all of the inspiration you always give me! And good luck with those deer...

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love this project that Little Miss Shabby is working on. I am going out today to purchase the floss I need to start stitching up these birdies...my first embroidery project. I can only like to one block but she has three posted.


Toni K said...

I don't sew much, but I found this!
Absolute genius!
Tahnks for the chance to win!

donna calamari said...

What a great post. I hope to get new ideas for easy projects. Mt post is from martha Stewart for a tshirt bag.


I like the post because it was easy enough for my daughter and I to make together. We try to always reduce/reuse/recycle so we always need bags. It is grea to be able to repurpose a tshirt that no one wears. It gave my young daughter a chance to try out the sewing machine all by herself.

Anonymous said...


I adore this tablecloth. I love most anything linen, and I love the style.

Love your work!

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