Monday, September 29, 2008
I even found a couple of things for myself that I just had to purchase. One was this cute little cow rattle that Matthew just had to have. He is so soft!
The other was this adorable dress towel... How cute is this! I have never seen anything so adorable for a kitchen towel. I immediately had to hang this up in my kitchen when I got home.
We gradually made it down the road to an antique store and these two little dough figures caught my eye. My mom has the dough boy in her kitchen and when Paige goes to Granny and Poppy's house, she always wants to play with it. Well... little does she know that she will be getting this cute little dough boy and girl in her stocking this year for christmas. I was so excited to find the pair and quickly snatched them up before looking at the price... 7.50 each... score!
When we got home, we played outside for a bit and then came in. Well, the door we come in through by the garage, we have a laundry room / mud room where we remove our shoes. Paige was playing with her Barbie doll outside and we came in to take our shoes off. I took my shoes off first, then Paige, then Barbie... of course. I thought this was so funny... I just had to share.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I just happened to fall upon this blog through another blog. She has the cutest little outfits for kids... and she gives them away! You must check this out. She does a giveaway biweekly. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
1 – You must only use the fabrics designed by Fig Tree Quilts. You may also mix and match any of her collections to use in your project. Simply select Fig Tree Quilts as the Designer on the Find Fabrics page to select your fabrics for your project.
2 – You can use any pattern available on our Moda Fabricmatcher website under Find Patterns. They do not have to be designed by Fig Tree Quilts in order to participate.
3 – Your project must be named “Fun with Figs“ in order to be eligible. You may enter as many projects as you wish, however they must have “Fun with Figs“ as the project name. Simply number them with a 1, 2, 3, etc. after the name.
4 – The “Fun with Figs” Contest will end on October 31, 2008 at midnight.
REMEMBER: You must have your Stash including your Projects available for the Public to view. You can make your stash public by following the instructions under the heading “How to enter” on the Win a Quilt Kit page under the Show & Tell tab.
The Moda judges and Joanna with Fig Tree Quilts will select and announce the winning project the first week of November 2008. The winner of this contest will win a Moda Fabric bundle and a set of patterns all designed by Fig Tree Quilts and will be posted on our Moda Fabricmatcher website.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Only one week left to get your Contest submission in for our Moda Fabricmatcher contest for September! If you have not been to our Moda Fabricmatcher website, then you must check it out. For the month of September we are doing a contest for our monthly quilt kit winner. The prize is a fat quarter bundle of the best fabric out there... Moda Fabrics... and a really cute calendar that Barbara Brackman (Moda Fabric Designer) has taken original artwork and put a fabric spin on it.
Anyway... the rules are simple... Go to http://moda.fabricmatcher.com/ , upload this picture by Barbara Brackman into the Image Matcher on the Find Fabrics page and find fabrics that match the colors in the picture. You then create a project using the fabrics that match the picture and come up with your own interpretation of what this picture should look like as a quilt or any other project. The only catch is that you have to name your project "American Fashion" when you save it and your stash must be public.
Then, the first week of October we will pick a winner of who we (moda) think has the best interpretation of this picture. Sounds like fun... huh?! So.... start creating! If you have more than one project that you would like to submit into the contest, simply add a 1, 2, 3, etc. after the name "American Fashion". For detailed rules for the contest go to http://moda.fabricmatcher.com/ShowTell/WINAQUILTKIT/tabid/132/Default.aspx.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Just a few weeks ago I received this promotional kid package in the mail (you know those ones with all those little sales flyers compiled into one mailing that try to sell you kids books, pictures, checks, etc.) Well, I fell for one of the promotions... you remember Highlights magazine? We used to get them when I was a kid and loved finding all the hidden pictures and doing the activities in them. My first thought was, my kids are too little for this right now, but then I noticed they have a brand new magazine just for toddlers... High Five! So, I had to order it for Paige, our three year old. She recently got her first issues and we had lots of fun finding all the hidden pictures and reading the short stories. If you haven't seen this and you have toddlers, you have to get a subscription. I think this weekend we just might make the chocolate dipped banana pops they have in the October issue... YUM!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
What are Sweet Rolls? They are similar to the Jelly Roll, however are smaller in size. The Sweet Rolls are 40 - 1.5" x 45" strips. Even the twill tape that holds these sweet rolls together is smaller. Mix them up with Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs to create your very own quilt recipe. You must keep your eye out for these in January 2009. They are really cute and a great addition to all the other Moda precuts and I have had the joy of posting these cute little sweet rolls to our Moda website. Check out Quiltersbuzz.com for more information from our Marketing Director, Lissa Alexander, on more precuts coming this January. Can you imagine what patterns will be coming out for these new precuts to satisfy all your baking needs? What fun!!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
She played with both of these toys all day and night. It was kind of cute when she received the toys from Lissa... she said "Me, dank you" so Lissa replied, "Me, welcome you". It made me chuckle... Paige has this thing of saying Me, in front of words that have to do with her. At least it has shortened from two me's to just one. Anyway, Lissa, I think you have made a new friend!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Moda has now branched out to quilt batting and started a new line called Luna Quilt Batting by Moda. Kyoto Bamboo Blend Batting is the first introduction of batting. I have seen this first hand and I have to say it is the strongest and softest batting I have ever felt. They really thought this one through when creating this batting. It does not pull apart like other battings and you can stitch up to 8" apart. Because it is made of a Bamboo blend, it is naturally anti-bacterial, biodegradable and hypo-allergenic which makes this an eco-friendly material. I just got a crib size of this batting and absolutely love it! I am definitely going to start using this batting for all my craft and quilting needs. The Kyoto Bamboo Blend Batting is available now in a quilt store near you. You can find a local quilt store by visiting our Where To Buy Store Locator on Moda's website.
Monday, September 1, 2008
After we ate the kids went out side to play and we put out the bubble machine. They loved it! Paige and Thera took it over... they made sure to let me know when the bubbles were running out. It was too cute! Whoever invented this bubble machine has got to be making a fortune! This is the best outside toy for toddlers... they all just sit around it watching the bubbles come out! I got mine from Target. Just invest in a lot of AA batteries and a refill bottle of bubbles and just keep pouring them in. Lots of fun! Today, Richie actually had to work so the kids and I are going to Granny and Poppy's to spend some time with them. Have a great Labor Day and stay safe!