Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...a busy year!

s u r p r i s e

it has been a busy year

while I really wanted to have a big reveal at
Fall Quilt Market


beat me to it


it's true!

and I am just over the moon
believed enough
in my ideas to allow me to 
write my very own book

but there's a twist


do you see it?
look again
yaaaaay
it's true
agreed to be a part of the book
and I think you're really going to appreciate what she has to say
too

while the book won't be shipping until 
FEBRUARY 2015

I just wanted to let you know
what I have been doing this last year

and if you are a wholesaler, and you are attending Fall Market
A    M O D E R N   T W I S T
will be a part of the
Author Hop
and you will have a "preview peek" at the actual book

want to know about the projects?
want to know about the book?
want to see that cover?
stay tuned....

for now, I just had to give a little squeal of delight
and while the book won't be available until next year
if you leave a comment
about what 
YOU 
have been doing for the last year
we'll have the random number generator
select one comment
for a copy of the book
and send it to you at the beginning of next year

so....
what have YOU been up to?

be.do.create.
natalie.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts! Giveaway

it's a proud moment
to be included in such fast company
Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Jeni Baker, Natalie Barnes, Melissa Corry, Elizabeth Dackson, Victoria L. Eapen, Debbie Grifka, Julie Herman, Emily Herrick, Kimberly Jolly, Thomas Knauer, Cheri Leffler, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Jocelyn Ueng, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White

I have a quilt design featured in the new book by
Martingale
Fun-Size Quilts!

after completing this fun quilt using
batiks

I thought I would make a different version
using
linens and neutrals
and hand quilt the project


it's nice to have a little hand quilting to pick up every so often
and these Fun-Size Quilts! are the perfect achievable project size for some hand quilting

Martingale
is going to give away sixteen eBook copies of the book
so head on over to their site for more blog links

leave a comment here
for a chance to win an eBook

just tell us all the smallest 'fun size' quilt 
you have ever made
and the story behind that quilt
 here is one of the Jaybird Quilts designs
in the book
and you probably recognize these little guys, right?

it goes without saying
but I will anyway
gosh, I am so proud!!!

and
thank you
Martingale
for the great giveaway

(winners will be announced
Wednesday 30 July)

be.do.create

natalie.






Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and Shop Discount!

IT'S THE LAST POST!

it has been a great weekend
eating bbq and enjoying friends

celebrating independence

lots of yardage is on
SALE
and if you have been following along, there is an additional discount!


today's post, tho, is about doing something different
stepping out of your comfort zone

having a great time
this weekend

for me, this past few years, I have ventured out
I have become a Martingale Author
I'm so proud!

One of the books is
KITCHEN STITCHES

and this is a bundle of fabrics used in one of the projects

tell us all by leaving a comment and your email
what you have done
how you have stepped out
of your comfort zone this last year
for a chance to win the fabric
AND THE BOOK!


and please - tell a friend about the shop site
we'd love to have you give us a try....

HappiestDays
Natalie.

be.do.create


yes, it's a BIG DISCOUNT!!!!!!!
50percentoff

is the special code to enter
after shopping our already discounted fabrics

hope you'll shop with us today!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July Giveaway and discounts continue...again!

4th of July
weekend
continues!!



the good news is that it's only saturday
there are really two more full days full of possibilities
before Monday arrives
with all of it's responsibilities
and to do lists

so what will you make of today?
how will you enjoy tomorrow?

and how will you carry a little bit of the relaxing quiet time
with you?

we have been having a giveaway weekend
each post, an opportunity to leave a message 
and have a chance
at having your name selected
and a lovely package sent to your door

the first day, I asked for memories
the second day, I asked for recipes

today, I ask you to leave a note
sharing with all of us
the most peaceful moment
of the holiday weekend


one of these beach driftwood 
lovely batik bundles of half yards could be yours!

today's discount code is....yes....
40percentoff

HappiestDays.
Natalie.

be.do.create.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July Giveaway #2

The 4th of July giveaway 
and discount posts
continue!

How many of you have seen our pattern 
Thatch Roof?
We did it in these great colors from 
and two different batik lines


there is a little of this fabric left - fat quarter bundle
and it's yours if you're chosen


please leave a comment telling all of us
your favorite salad recipe
for the 
4th of July

and remember to have a safe and sane 4th

Natalie.

and for those of you that like to read to the end
each day, at the end of our 4th of July weekend series of posts
we will be adding a 'discount code'
for the shop site

there are some already fabulous sale items in the shop
but we're giving you one code per post
today's code:
30percentoff




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and discount!

4th of July

wow
where has the time gone?



Spring Market
has come and gone
and the new patterns are on their way to your lqs!

we have some
4th of July
fabric
L U D L O W

to give away to two lucky people
that leave a comment on the blog 

in your comment
please leave a tale about your favorite
favorite
4th of July memory

one of my favorite memories was fireworks at the end of the street
everyone would bring whatever they had
and the "men" would be in charge
of figuring out how to make them sparkle and shine
when you're only in 2nd grade
this is a pretty spectacular thing



HappiestDays
and let's remember
to celebrate
Independence

Natalie.


and for those of you that like to read to the end
each day, at the end of our 4th of July weekend series of posts
we will be adding a 'discount code'
for the shop site

there are some already fabulous sale items in the shop
but we're giving you one code per post
today's code:
20percentoff

Monday, April 7, 2014

SHIMMER WINNER!

SHIMMER BLOG HOP!

I hope you are reading all of the posts on the
BLOG HOP
posts about
S H I M M E R!


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PERSON WHO LEFT COMMENT NUMBER 12
(I'm gonna make you all LOOK!!!!;)


please email me your mailing addy
and I will pass on your info
to
Jennifer Sampou
and
Robert Kaufman Fabrics

and your precut of
SHIMMER
will be sent to you!


HappiestDays!
Natalie.

be.do.create