Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another Vox Case + the Giveaway Winner!

Hey y'all! Some of you may remember the Kobo Vox case I made my mum two Christmases ago, well, I made another one.

This one is for my mum's friend D. She not-so-subtly hinted that maybe I should make a case for her Vox too seeing as she does my taxes every year (for free *cough*). For those of you who don't know, a Kobo Vox is a tablet e-reader similar in many ways to the 7" Kindle Fire.

If you saw the post with my mum's case, you'll notice that I used the same fabric but in a different colourway. It's pretty hard to say no to fabric with books on it for this purpose and D's favourite colour is pink. Plus, knowing my mum and D, they will probably think it's a hoot that they have matching cases to go with their matching readers. Girls.

The exterior fabric is from the Grand Tour by Victoria and Albert for David's Textiles and the interior solids is one of the newer Kona colours which I believe is called Iron. Once again, I resized Amber's iPad cover tutorial to fit the Vox (which is a really great tutorial!), which was a feat in and of itself let me tell you! I didn't have any measurements written down from my mum's case (I probably did at the time) so I had to figure out the adjustments all over again; I'm really hoping the Vox fits well since I didn't have one in front of me this time either to test out as I went. I hope she likes it.

So, I bet you want to know who won the giveaway?! Well, without further ado, the winner of the Winter's Lane fat quarter bundle is...

Congratulations Amy! Please send me an email with your mailing address and the good folks over at Fat Quarter Shop will get your bundle out to you!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Giveaway Time - Winter's Lane!

Hey y'all! So, it's giveaway time again - woot! Once again, the lovely folks at Fat Quarter Shop and I have teamed up to bring you some pretty awesome swag.

This time around we're giving away a fat quarter bundle of Winter's Lane from Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda. This is a really great winter-themed collection, but one of the things I really like about it is that many of the prints could easily be incorporated into sewing year-round. The greys are my absolute favourite! It's been awhile since I've seen a winter-themed collection that doesn't scream "CHRISTMAS!", so this is just great.

Yep, super-pretty. I think I definitely need reams that print that looks a bit like pine branches, especially in the grey (and the ice-blue).

Okay, so I guess you want to know how to enter, right? You have two chances but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Here's what you've got to do:

1. Leave a comment letting my know which item (fabric, pattern, bundle, etc)
is your favourite from FQS' Coming Soon page.

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.

That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will close the comments in a week (on May 28th) and announce the winner here on the blog. International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).

*the giveaway is now closed*

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sewing Summit 2013: I'm Teaching!

Hey y'all! Some of you may know about this already if you're following me on Instagram or have been reading the Sewing Summit blog, but I've got some pretty fun and exciting news - I'm teaching this year!!

Yay! I will be teaching English Paper Piecing and the class will be based on my own pattern. Although not available yet, the pattern will also be made available on my blog as a tutorial. I'm very excited to be teaching this class and I think it will be a lot of fun - you should definitely join me! *wink*

Here's a little screenshot of my bio for you! In case you haven't heard of it, Sewing Summit is a modern sewing and blogging conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year the conference will be taking place September 19th - 21st and I think (unlike last year) that there are still a few tickets available.

I had a really great time last year and am so excited to be seeing some friends again, and hopefully I'll be making some new peeps too! Make sure to check out the teachers page on the Sewing Summit website, but take note that all of the teachers haven't been announced yet - there will be more goodness to come!

Monday, May 6, 2013

To Boston With Love

Hey y'all! How's everyone doing? I have been quite the busy bee lately and have so much to share, but for today I just want to share one thing because I think it's important and because I want everyone to have the opportunity to participate if they so choose.

Have you heard about To Boston With Love? If you're on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen something about it. To Boston With Love is a project spearheaded by Berene and the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild as a means of uplifting the city of Boston after the events at last month's marathon. All of the Modern Quilt Guilds (and individuals as well!) have been invited to participate in making flags that will be hung over the Memorial Day weekend in a prestigious Boston location. I've made two so far, but am hoping to get at least one more done before they need to be mailed (which is soon).

This is the first flag that I completed. I used the paper piecing pattern from the original To Boston With Love blog post and went scrappy with the letters using colours that match those in our Toronto Modern Quilt Guild blog banner along with white Kona.

The second flag is a scrappy heart. I figured out the measurements for this one on my own using the HSTs I already had done as a guide. All of the outer HSTs are the corner cuts from my Poppy quilt which I had sewn into teeny HSTs many months ago while making the quilt. For both flags the binding is from Lizzy House's Constellations and the backing is from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush.

These little flags are such a great project because not only are they super quick and simple, but I'm hoping they will also brighten up the city of Boston for many people.

And for a bit of a laugh (and in case there was every any doubt):

Yep, thug. A crafty thug, but still.