Saturday, June 26, 2010

WINNER of Amy Butler Bag

WOW!  Thank you so much to all of you who participated in my Amy Butler Bag Giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed and have selected a winner by random drawing.

The winner of this contest picked option #1 of the Diana Sling, orange/coral color.


Deserae... please email me with your mailing address so I can send you this beautiful new orange Diana Sling!

If you would like to purchase one of these bags or any other Amy Butler Bags, please visit

Thanks to Home a la mode for providing the giveaway!

{All the pictures and designs shown on this post are copyrighted and property of Amy Butler Designs.}

Monday, June 21, 2010

Amy Butler Bags and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Have you seen these bags?  They are designed by Amy Butler and are absolutely gorgeous!
Tons of pockets, very well made, Super cute fabric choices.
My mom just picked these bags up and she has them for sale on her website!
Actually, she has just started a blog too!  Welcome to blogland mom! 
In celebration of her new blog, she is selling the Amy Butler bags at HALF OFF of the Suggested Retail Price!  SCORE!  So, go now and order you a new bag, or two before they are all gone!
So now for the GIVEAWAY....

Your choice of one of these Diana Sling Bags provided by


1. Leave me a comment and tell me which Diana Sling Bag is your favorite (1, 2, or 3).

2. Get another entry if you follow my blog.

3. Get another entry if you follow me on Twitter.

4. Finally, go over to my mom's new blog... and enter to WIN a different Amy Butler bag on her blog!

HURRY and ENTER by midnight of Friday, June 25, 2010!  Winner will be announced on Saturday, June 26th.

{All the pictures and designs shown on this post are copyrighted and property of Amy Butler Designs.}

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hair Bow Holder Tutorial

Trying to find the right color hair bow or matching hair bows can sometimes be difficult when they are all thrown into a big basket.  This is an easy and decorative way to display all your little ones hair bows all in one convenient place.

Materials needed:

12 x 16 frame or whatever size will work best on your wall.  I chose to do two frames so I could hang more bows.
Moda Fat Quarter for each frame
Scrap of batting that will fit your frame (about fat quarter size)
Various sizes and colors of ribbon
Staple Gun and staples (be sure you get staples that are not longer than the width you plan to staple through.)
If your frame does not come with a wood backing, then you will need to get a piece of thin wood that you can cut to fit your frame.


Take apart your frame and remove the glass.  You will not need the glass so you can find another project for it.
 Lay your Fat Quarter of fabric face down, next your scrap piece of batting, and finally lay the wood backing board from your frame on top.
Wrap the fabric and batting tight around the wood backing.  I added an additional layer of cardboard to mine so my staples would not go through the front since my board was super thin. Staple in place.
 Continue to wrap and staple until all four sides are finished.
 Your covered board should now look like this.
 Take the ribbons you selected to match your bathroom decor and lay them across the board.  This can be as random as you would like.  I chose to do mine vertically, however you can do them, horizontally, diagonally, or all of the above.
 Staple the ends of the ribbon on the back side of the board.
 place your covered backing into the frame and secure in place.
 Hang and add your bows.
 You now have a decorative wall art that is pretty and functional.

Angela Yosten

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lattice Garden Shower Curtain Tutorial

Be sure to check out the Moda Bake Shop today and download my Shower Curtain tutorial!
The shower curtain is the standard 72" tall, however I made it to be slightly longer to give it more fullness when pulled shut all the way.
Keep checking back this week for more bathroom tutorials posted here on my blog to coordinate with the shower curtain!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Little Bella

Meet Bella.
I never imagined we would be getting a new dog, but the kids were begging us for a "Goggy" {matthew translation = Doggy} and so the search began.  Criteria =  a non-shedding dog, that was kid friendly, and great for people with allergies.
Result = little Bella.  She is a Schnauzer / Shitzu mix and 100% princess.
I even had to make sure she had a little bling for her pink polkadot collar... fit for a princess.
 I love having her around.  The kids adore her and love playing with her.  I love how mild mannered she is and just so soft and cuddly.  Not to mention her love for baths... she is so easy to clean... love it!  This is my kind of dog!
She is already practicing her "but I'm so cute" look with those little puppy dog eyes.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quilt Market - Spring 2010

I think I am probably the LAST one to finally post about Quilt Market. What is the saying... Save the BEST for last. ;-P Just kidding. so... here it goes.

Quilt Market was great!  This time around I went with my MOM.  I was so glad she was there and I am now kicking myself because I did not get a single picture of us together... what was I thinking? Hindsight is 20/20.  We had a blast... riding the light-rail with our light-rail buddy, Kim... walked up and down Nicollet Mall street... enjoyed a night with bloggy friends at Fabric 2.0... and walked Quilt Market and helped my mom pick up lots of fun new things for her online store.

Met some great people, saw some beautiful new fabrics, patterns and MORE!
Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design...
You can also find his Moda Bake Shop recipe here.  Very talented young man!

 Favorite Things
They have some of the cutest pattern designs.  I had actually made a skirt to wear to last Fall Market from their Hip Skirts pattern.  Very well written patterns... great job girls!
Quilt Nook Gal Designs
Cara is so sweet... 1st timer with a booth at market.  Well done!
Tiny Seamstress Designs...
Tiffany... it was such a pleasure to finally meet you!  You are So Stinkin Cute!  Oh... and so are your bags. Be sure to keep a look out for this little seamstress to make an appearance here.  :)
Crazy Old Ladies...
Girls... it was lovely chatting with you! They had adorable subtle hints of Alice in Wonderland all over their booth.  Very Cute!  Check out their free tutorial here.
WillowBerry Lane...
Maker of BerriAngles... These little guides are very cool!  I received a wonderful demo from this wonderful man.
The lovely girls of Izzy and Ivy Designs.  I think they are probably in my TOP 5 favorite Pattern Designers. LOVE all their patterns.  Jana... if you ever need to find a home for one of your lovely ruffle-y bags... you know how to find me ; )  It was great seeing you girls again!  Check out their free tutorials here.
The cheery sisters of Me and My Sister Designs.  If you have never met these two... you should go check them out here! They are a HOOT!  You girls rock!  I love seeing them every market.
Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick of Minick and Simpson.  Check them out here.  OH... and don't forget to get their free tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop.
Kansas Troubles Quilters...
See Lynne in action showing off her new collection here.
The adorable Moda Dollhouse booth... check out our Marketing Director, miss ModaLissa, showing off all the work they did to the booth. CUTE!  Make sure you check out this video and then go over and say Hi and let her know how much you enjoyed her video. ;)  btw... you can tell her I sent you. {insert snicker here}
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is a new designer for Moda and I absolutely LOVE this collection.  TOO CUTE for words.  Love the simple elegance of it.  Meet Bunny Hill here.  Anne, it was a pleasure meeting you!
Super cute new collection, Punctuation. 
New Moda Designer, Oliver + S... Check out her video here.
Fig Tree & Co...
Meet Joanna {or should I say Miss Hepburn} and her new collection, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I had the pleasure to get to know this mother and daughters team this market and they are just as "Sweet" as you would imagine.  I think this collection is my All time favorite collection this market... Pure.  Wonderful for boys and girls of any age!!!  THANK YOU for designing fabric for BOYS!  Authentic is my other favorite collection by this team of ladies and I must say it should become a basic... {if I can put in my two cents}.  See their video here.
Camille of Thimble Blossoms is half of the design team of Bonnie and Camille and they introduced their be-a-u-ti-ful new collection, Bliss. 
The other half of the design team is Bonnie of Cotton Way.  Bonnie and Camille are a Mother / Daughter design team for Moda.  You can check out their video here
Introducing her new collection, Lollipop.  Lots of fun! Must check out her video too.  And also her free tutorials here.
And last but not least... this cute little picture of Camille, Me and Vanessa.  Vanessa is HILLARIOUS!  I had a blast getting to know her and finally meeting in person!  If you were at the Moda Party... you just might even caught us shaking our boo-tays on the dance floor.
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