I've just updated the new Red Velvet Kit Club Etsy shop with some lovely Quilt Kits and Tutorials. I started off with the green/blue quilt kit but had to add a pink one to make sure I'd have a good amount for excitable customers. They are really lovely lap-sized quilts that would also make a great toddler blanket and have been designed with the first time quilter in mind. Its a really simple pattern and easy-to-follow instructions. The finished quilt shown above was put together by our Guest Designer, Jocelynne Broderick. She added some lovely details of her own and provided the binding with a bias section in our tutorial.
I'm hoping to have a few more journals made up by the end of the weekend as kits get shipped out and orders taken care of but I'll post in time for everyone to have a chance that has asked about them. Thanks again for the encouragement and sweet comments on this blog. It really makes my day.
I've just let S cry himself to sleep after putting him down twice tonight. We're both pretty worn out with the process but I know that if I don't follow through and stay consistent it'll all have been a waste. It gets easier, right? He's really been a doll for as irregular his nights have been this week.
Oh, and I have to share the sweet thing Brett surprised me with today.
In case some don't know, Brett is a longtime Barista at Starbucks. He often brings home stories of customers and a free drink but today he brought me a box of green tea and this lovely little thing. I had seen a mug with this design on Tina's blog earlier this week and asked him why he hadn't told me about the cutest mug to hit stores this year. He said he knew I'd want one and he didn't want to make it any harder on me with the 'Not Buying It' thing and all. Ha! So, I kissed the thought goodbye and forgot all about it. Well, he walked in with this today and got a big kiss for thoughtfulness. He used some of his leftover Christmas money that we put away for such 'splurges'. It was a lovely gesture.
Big news in the book world. THIS book arrived in bookstores at the beginning of the month and I've got a few pieces in it! I was so happy when Sharon e-mailed me near the end of 2006 to see if I was interested in submitting but I sort of lost the awareness of having it in the works as time went on. Finally, we got an e-mail saying our complimentary books were being shipped soon and I made Brett take me to two stores before I found a copy. It was a sweet little thrill to see my art in a book...in a real bookstore. Once the books arrive, I'll be doing a contest/give away to share the love. Emily Falconbridge, as well as a lot of other talented ladies are in there.
Stop by ScrapMojosoon if you haven't been in awhile. They've got some incredible stuff coming from their DT and I was fortunate enough to have landed a spot as a GD this month along with Christina Clouse who is now a permanent GD. LUCKY!
I hope this weekend is full of memories so that you can scrap them later!
I think I may just take one long nap.