Again today, I am proofreading and correcting my Anchors Away book. (Coming soon!) Almost done! The fabric is also coming soon. It is my next line I designed for Red Rooster Fabrics, and it is named Anchors Away, as well. I always proofread patterns and books over and over again until I finally have no changes or corrections to make. So, I'm at it again.
Here's a sweet little project for you to see from the book. This one was inspired by my Aunt Bonnie. Hi, Aunt Bonnie!!! When my first son, Zach, was born, she gave me a similar door pillow that said, "Shhhhhh. Baby is sleeping." And it was adorable. Of course, like most of my stuff, I tend to go a little more whimsical with it. And it's reversible, so you can keep visitors to baby's room updated. As they say, "You wake him, you take him." Hmmmm, that would make another good pillow :o)))
By the way, the middle blocks are printables. You simply print onto a printable fabric sheet. More on that to come when I announce the book!
We are thinking of offering a new product called "Li'l Downloads." These would be simple downloads for a small price, like maybe $1, for you to immediately download and use. I always try to think, "If I was the customer, what would I want?" Well, the first answer is usually A LOW PRICE, so I always try to keep my prices fair, and on the lower end. The other is convenience! If I am working late at night, or trying to make a last-minute gift, I want to get it now!
So, this is the first offering or our Li'l Downloads, and we are giving it away for free for anyone to try! If you were unsure about downloads, what they were, or how to use them, now's your chance to give it a try for free!
We just put this adorable children's book on our website. This book was written by Phyllis Kaldenberg and illustrated by Stacey Bonham. Both of these great ladies live right here in Winterset, Iowa! I thought this book would make a great Christmas gift. You could make your own quilt to give along with the book, and warm a child with the comfort of a quilt and a cute story! A matching quilt tag graphic is included in the back of the book for you to copy and use on a quilt.
(Quilt Shops: Contact us for information on purchasing this book. Just email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The books are available on our website for $12 each. Click here to see! Here's a quote from the back of the book, along with a few pages for you to see...
"On a starlit night a little shepherd boy visits a very special baby. Does he have anything that he can give the baby?"
I used the characters from my Hugs & Holly fabric line that we released in 2012. I've always wanted to do more with my characters, and this was just the perfect way to use them!
The disk is $10, just like Boppity Boo. It's jam-packed with projects that you just print, cut, and then glue or paste together! Some of the projects use boxes or bags, and we have those available on our website. But you can also print the graphics and use them on other items- just be crafty! Then there are other projects like gift card holders, money holders, triangle treats, and candy bar wraps! Here are some pictures to help tell the story. If you have any questions, just ask!
The disk comes with 6 different sets. Each set makes the same projects, but features a different character and colors. The complete Santa set is shown below. The other sets are the polar bear, penguin, gingerbread boy, gingerbread girl, and Merry Christmas.
Here are some close-ups from the Santa set. The Santa pillow box wrap... (Kraft pillow boxes can be found on our website. Click here to see them.)
The back of each pillow box wrap has a place for writing the recipient's name, as well as who it's from...
I just love how these look!
Here's the money card holder from the gingerbread boy set. Simply print, cut, tape!
Here's the back of the gingerbread boy money holder...
Here's the gingerbread girl candy bar wrap. These are made to fit standard size Hershey milk chocolate bars (or similar size candy bars.)
Here's a close-up. The crimps along the edge were made with a crimper tool I found at the craft store, but you could also use a credit card, or straight edge, and just fold back and forth to achieve the same effect.
I added some new products to our website! These are great for packaging, wrapping, and crafting your own gifts! Christmas is approaching fast, same as it always does! Many of these kraft products were used with my upcoming Hugs & Holly Printables Disk, and some of the others will be used with other upcoming printables projects. Here are some of the "blank" products, and how I used the Hugs & Holly Printables Disk to embellish them...
The Boppity Boo Printables Disk has been a big hit, and I have had people contacting me and asking if there will be a Christmas disk because they really want one! So, I started work on one this week using my Hugs and Holly characters. I love to do these projects. Sometimes when I have to concentrate so hard on quilts and books, this kind of stuff cures my itching-to-just-craft bug.
I provided all of this information on our website, so I thought I would just post it since it has (hopefully) all of the information you need!
Boppity Boo Printable Projects Disk!
Simply print and then follow the included VERY SIMPLE directions for making the projects. More information on supplies I used (such as papers) are given on the directions included on the disk.
Here are examples of some of the projects from the printables disk...
These are candy bar wraps. The graphic is a rectangle that you print and cut out, then wrap it around the candy bar and adhere. I like to use a two-sided tape, but you can also use glue. I crimped the right and left edges with a crimper (shown below). I bought it at my local Michael's craft store, and I love what it does. You simply roll the ends through the crimper. You can also use a credit card and use it to crease the ends back and forth to get the same effect.
These are little triangle treat pouches, similar to sour cream pouches. This graphic too is a rectangle that you print, cut, tape, and crimp. Again, crimping is optional but makes it oh-so-cute.
This is the triangle treat graphic. I filled mine with M&M's, and I even have a "Tear Here" line on the graphic, as well as small lines that tell you where to fold the rectangle.
Candy wrapper for Rolos. Mmmmmmm.
These are composition book covers. I find the composition books at Wal-Mart for less than a dollar each. They even have great books for young kids who are learning to write, with the primary lines, and also primary journals with lines on the bottom half of the page, and blank space at the top of each page for drawing pictures.
Use the circle graphic to make pencil toppers, straw toppers (shown below), tags (shown below), or cupcake picks. I provide the circle graphic as a png also (it has a transparent background, no white behind it) so if you are a scrapbooker, cardmaker, etc., you can use the graphic for those too!
Use the same graphic from the composition book covers to make cute gift bags on 8" x 10 1/4" kraft bags! These are available on my here on our website.
Treat buckets! I love these! These little buckets measure 6 11/16" diameter by 5 1/4" tall, and are available in our here on our website. The graphics are designed for this particular size. You simply print, cut, and glue with Mod Podge.
You will print two of the wrap for the side of the bucket, and there are cutouts on the right and left edges to allow for the handle, so your whole bucket is covered.
You can also use the circle graphic used on the top of the bucket to make a simple decoration for your table, or string a bunch of them to make a garland for a mantle or front of a table...
WB Large Pieced Quilt in Love of Quilting! Check out my Peppermint Pals quilt in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Nov/Dec 2012! Visit their website for kits using my Hugs & Holly fabric I designed for Red Rooster Fabrics!
Happy Harvest Book Get our Happy Harvest book at local quilt shops or on our website! Click link above to see projects from book!
Happy Harvest Fabric This fabric line is now available in quilt shops and on our website! Click on the link to get the info!
Farmers Market Fabric & Book
Farmers Market Book Get our Farmers Market book at local quilt shops or on our website! Click link above to see projects from book!
Farmers Market Fabric This fabric line is now available in quilt shops and on our website! Click on the link to get the info!
Hugs and Holly
Hugs and Holly Master Panel Projects (11 Total!) Click on the link above to see the two-page printable .pdf that shows you all ELEVEN of the master panel projects! The directions for all eleven projects are right there on the same cut of fabric! Do we make it easy, or what!?
Hugs and Holly Fabric This fabric line is now available in quilt shops and on our website! Click on the link to get the info!
Kelly's Sweet Treats Fabrics!
Sweet Treats Master Panel Projects (12 Total!) Click on the link above to see the two-page printable .pdf that shows you all TWELVE of the master panel projects! The directions for all twelve projects are right there on the same cut of fabric! SEW EASY :o)