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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A View From the Bridge...

I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted!  You may think I have been sitting on my laurels.. but, no!  I have been stitching up custom gifts & doing holiday markets.

So, I'll post a few things here, and a few there, and we'll eventually get all caught up!

I worked on these custom doggie coats for a lady in Texas:

 Patriotic doggies for the outside...
 Doggie paw flannel for the underside...
 This one was for Monty,
 And, one for Sawyer...
Aren't those fabrics a kick?! 

I also did a market in Brooklyn Heights, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; the Christkindlmarkt!

This was such a fun market, in the basement of this church & full of Christmas cheer.  It is a German-church, so we had Gluhwein, stollen, and all kinds of goodies! There was a nice steady crowd, and we even attracted one Santa Claus!

 I had to hurry to get my letter in on time...
 Couldn't resist a photo opp! 
There may be a lump of coal in my stocking this year.

No matter what holiday you celebrate, I wish each and every one of you a very special time with your loved ones, and a new year filled with health, happiness, joy and love!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Quilt to Remember

This weekend I finished a quilt for a musician friend of mine.  He was a rockin' bass player, and just an all around awesome guy.  He, and his girlfriend Diana, would come to my early gigs and support my efforts as I would play my guitar shaking with stage fright and fumbling for my fingers to find the right chords.  They both played in a larger, more well known band in town, so their showing up to my gig on an off night legitimized my music in a way... 

Jerry found out he had cancer all through his body and decided to go into home hospice.  I found out about a week later & ordered fabric to make him a quilt to comfort him until the end.

He passed before I could finish it.

Sunday, folks in my town threw a big bash for him on what would have been his birthday.  People donated items, musicians played, folks danced, and we all tried to commemorate Jerry in the best way we knew how- by having a good time.

I donated this quilt to Diana, as I intended for her to have it all along...  

Rock on, Jerry... Rock on.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

And Now for Something Completely Different...

So, I'm at work and I hear about this contest for the Dixie Chicks to record a cover song & upload it for a chance to win a DVD & maybe even an acoustic guitar... 

Well, naturally, I ran right home, tuned up "Shorty" and went to town.

Here's the video: 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Cyber Monday?

Well, I'm not really sure about this Cyber-Monday deal, but figured it was good incentive to get my holiday line photographed & onto Etsy... So, that's what I did all weekend.

See my make-shift photography studio? Well, at least it worked & you can find the finished products in my Etsy shop here!

Enjoy shopping for loved ones, knowing that you'll also be contributing to the Food Bank of NYC, and In Our Hands Rescue, Inc. this holiday season! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Be Thankful...

It is that time of the year when we give thanks for the good things in our lives, and think of others who may benefit from our good cheer.
Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.  It's up there with Christmas, but there is something about the idea of having a holiday where you aren't required to give gifts that makes it special.  (And, the loads of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies doesn't hurt either!)
It's a day where we are reminded to give from our heart.

So, I was thinking of everything I'm thankful for this year, and I found myself thinking of my new friends who have touched my life without their even knowing.  I'm talking about those blogger friends who create those posts that make you warmly smile, or spit out your coffee laughing (you know the ones!).

I've decided to send a couple gift aprons out to two of my new friends.  The first, is Ree Drummond.  You may know her as the Pioneer Woman, and if you don't- please visit her here!  She is funny, inspiring, humble, amazingly talented, and makes me feel like we could sit on the front porch, get a keg of nails and drive 'em!
This cowpoke apron just screamed to me "REE!"  I hope she likes it!

Cross-back to alleviate neck strain (thanks, Debbie Snyder!)

Michael Miller, is there any fabric design you can't do??

At the very least, she can let her basset hounds drool on it...

My other friend is someone who I actually get my beautiful feedsack fabrics from, Marydon Ford of Blushing Rose Boutique.  Don't know her either?  Well, click here to visit!
I've been meaning to send her something, as I get so many wonderful compliments on her fabric, but it took me until today to get my tail in gear.

Here is an apron I made using one of the feedsacks she sent to me (she LOVES pink).

Cross-back again... don't you feel like cooking?  Or, at least pretending??

I just love how beautiful this feedsack fabric is!

Thank you to both Marydon & Ree for their dedicated postings... I am very thankful for them both!

Well, this post has been a bit long, so I'll write again tomorrow with my NEW holiday postings on Etsy- portions of the proceeds to benefit two charities; Food Bank of NYC, and In Our Hand Rescue (Pets). 

Have a wonderful evening & thanks for visiting me!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From the poultry barn...part 1

I had a great time at Funky Finds in Fort Worth, TX this weekend!

Here was my space in the poultry barn:

And, after the magic!

More to come!

- Posted on the fly!

From the poultry barn...part 2

And now some product shots:

Doggie flannel coats:

Beeswax Candle Kits:

Coffee koozies and coasters:

Catnip-filled cat pillows:

Kitty stockings... Did I mention this was a cat/dog-friendly show?

Quilted hanging of Jack and Ginger (I'm not above pimping my cousin's dogs!)

Quilted wine koozies and bibs... Big and small

Holiday big and little aprons

Aprons hanging on the line

Sold the brown apple one right before closing on Sunday!

Of course, some candles

And, look what my cousin made for me- a bird barn for my cards!

It was a great time visiting family and friends, and meeting new folks along the way...
One last pitstop before signing off- my cousin took this picture of me in the neighboring sheep barn...

Can you believe he just left me there??
We were having WAY too much fun!

Back in NY and ready for next week's show in Park Slope- cheers!

- Posted on the fly!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For the Love of Coffee...

It may be just me... but I do have a solid, bordering on freakish, need for coffee in the morning. I need those two wonderful cups of hot, milky, coffee-enriched goodness to get my day started on the right track.

I'm assuming I am not alone on this life-boat, so I've created some new coffee koozies to celebrate this love/obsession:
This one is reversible with coffee fabric on one side/NYC subway map fabric on the other...
You never know when you'll need directions!

I also made some holiday fabric ones too:

Owls on one side/stripes on the other- Michael Miller fabrics...
All 100% cotton, so if you spill a little- just throw in the wash!
These will be uploaded onto my Etsy site & also available at the upcoming Funky Finds Holiday Shipping Experience in Fort Worth, TX on Nov. 12th-13th.