So.... I'm super excited because I've been sitting on some fun news for a while. I have the honor of having 3 projects in the upcoming Stitch magazine. I checked with them to make sure that I could share and all was well... so I can finally tell you about it. Just no tutorials here. ;)
First of all, you may have noticed that my tutorial for the quilty chair recover has been missing from the blog. About two days after I posted it (read here: took a long time to write it up!), I got the news that they had accepted it for the magazine. (Sometimes there is a really long time between submissions and hearing back from publishers). Frankly, I just figured that they were not interested in it. But lucky for me they were!
And since I obviously did not ship the chair to them, they are using one of my own pictures (not one of these shots) that I took just for them. I'm a little nervous to see how my picture stands up to the professional shot ones! So treat it kindly when you see it in the magazine.
I was also very excited that they took my hanging wall organizer. I first made this for Melissa for the now called Make Mine Modern Swap. I enjoyed the one that I made for her and it seemed like a popular item, so I did a little redesigning of this one and am more proud of it than ever. I only have a quick snapshot of this because this one came down to the wire. Remember when I was singing Kaelin's praises for dropping everything and coming to help me finish up a super secret project? Well this was it. And she did the binding for me, which I did not know until she was half way through that is her least favorite part of sewing. What a sweetie! Not only did she bind it for me, she then took it to three! different UPS stores to get it to ship the next day. Now that's a friend you can count on!
Here's the super quick shot I got of it before it was whisked away by Kaelin!
And then finally, they took my color book, a soft fabric book perfect for little ones. I was inspired to make this for my daughter but then couldn't even let her touch it because it had yet to be photographed. But I'll let her play with it when I get it back. Maybe... ;)
Each page is made up a patchwork of different colors perfect for using up scraps!
Pardon my inundation of pictures...I've had these hidden in my flickr account for a long time. LOL. It's fun to share them.
Do you like how I used the baby toys as a backdrop? Oh and my famous stump (by the way...that stump is going to be ground up on Saturday!).
So, be on the lookout for the magazine. Well, let's be honest. I'm sure that I'll be telling you the moment that I see it. ;) And now you'll all have a few of my patterns and then you can add pictures to that group of mine I "suggested" you all join. Tricky aren't I?
And stay tuned for the next post because I'll be sharing another pattern with you. It's a star block, but not the spinning one...but it's equally cool. ;)