WOOHOO!!! Hooray for Abi's blog hop! Abi was SO sweet to ask me to do a project for her blog hop...especially since I'm not the world's greatest seamstress. Shame on me, I know. Of course, I can sew, but all of my sisters are a whole lot better at it than me. Anyway, this is seriously THE GREATEST book (and I'm not biased!!!). Abi did an amazing job, and every project is so beautiful. Another reason I adore this book is the photography...I was so blessed to get to be behind the scenes, and watch an amazing photographer work. YOU REALLY NEED YOUR OWN COPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For my project, I decided to do the It's A Cinch Belt. I used an Anna Maria Drawing Room Home Dec for the main belt, and Amy Butler Hapi in cotton for the contrasting side and ties. It was SO easy, and I had it whipped up in no time flat. All of the instructions are very clear, and with illustrations if you're a visual kind of girl (like me). I am so happy with the way it turned out, and even more thrilled that Abi was so tickled!
Oh, and don't forget that Abi is giving away two copies of her book along with two made projects from the book. Go check her blog for the giveaways going on August 29th through 31st!!!
Now, check out all these awesome seamstresses blogs, and see the cute things they made from the book!!
2. It’s no secret that our family is big into music. Our Paps had a fabulously cool band in the 60s. It’s a really fun and unique heritage that me and my sisters are super thankful to be a part of. This music will want to make you jam! Have fun!
Welcome to our popular Bundle Sale!! We've got lots of fun ones for you today. Just shoot us an email or leave a comment with your order and we'll get with you as soon as possible. First come, first serve!
Happy shopping!! xxx
Garden (assorted pieces) --- $18
FreeSpirit Solids --- $6
Misc. Brights --- $32SOLD
Jennifer Paganelli blues, greens, & browns --- $22 SOLD
Dots --- $16SOLD
Vintage polyester happy daisies --- $5SOLD
Yellow Stretch Sateen --- $6
Liberty squares (full collection sample pack) --- $2SOLD
Reds --- $24 SOLD
T-shirt Scrap Knits --- $2.50
Anna Griffin --- $16SOLD
Dream On (by Moda) --- $18SOLD
Pinks --- $24 SOLD
In The Pink (Max & Nobie for Moda) almost 5 yards --- $22SOLD
Misc. Happy Colors --- $18SOLD
Liberty (9 yards) --- $36SOLD
Dream On (by Moda) 56 Hexagons --- $30
Liberty Misc. --- $18SOLD
Feathered Friends (approx. 12 yards) --- $36SOLD
Bolt Ends --- $16SOLD
Silver 2" Ruffles (47") --- $8
Floral Ruffles (1 yard) --- $8
Hot Pink Baby Ruffles (1 yard) --- $6
Pumpkin Ruffles (approx. 2 yards) --- $10
Misc. Quilty Scraps (about 2 gallons - mostly Anna Maria Horner) --- $18SOLD
We have exciting news for those of you who are looking for some darling little girls clothes!! We have just filled up the boutique section on our website with some brand new goodies, most of them made with the wildly popular Jennifer Paganelli Circa and Lucky Girl fabrics. You last saw them in our Quilt Market post last October. Let me tell you, these were hard to part with...
Also, we are getting together another bundle sale, and hope to have it up this week so keep your eyes peeled! You'll find it right here on the blog!
Happy July! Ever since we were little, Independence Day has always been fun. Mom's always been a red, white, and blue fan (that's an understatement), and has always taught us the importance of never, EVER letting July 4th roll around without proper clothing to go with the day.
See? Now we have this thing about us (we tease Mom and call it a 'complex') -- we just can't let Independence Day roll by without wearing red, white, and blue. It just isn't happening.
We spent some time this morning looking at all the fabulous July 4th party ideas on Pinterest. Here are some of our favorites to put some firecrackers in the day...
Happy Summer! Wow. Since this spring/summer started we felt like we have caught ourselves coming and going. Some good stuff. Some tough stuff. But, always promising to never be dull. Just to give you a quick overview....
-We've had a relative staying with us for the past 5-6 weeks, while he's waiting for a job. Which definitely makes things interesting.
-Including giving him the use of one of our bathrooms, which leaves the other 7 of us to ONE bathroom. Things get kind of exciting getting ready for Church on Sunday morning....
-Wednesday we went swimming for the first time this year, which was wonderful! It was a much-needed relaxing time.
-We went at an earlier hour in the day then we are used to (about 1:30 to 4:00) and we all came home with amazing (is that the word?) sunburns. Thankfully, we're almost all recovered.
-We said good-bye to our brother Joe for the next five weeks, while he's off interning for a North Carolina farrier. We're going to miss him!
-Our Church is having a cantata for Independence Day, and we are involved, so that means practice, practice, practice! Especially since Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah all have solo parts.
-We are just now getting somewhat caught-up on all of the custom sewing we had to do for the Bundle Event! Whew.
-Some of us went with people from Church last night to Lendonwood Gardens for the first time! So beautiful. Sadly, we only have about 30 minutes to go through it all. We could have stayed so much longer.
-We think that must be the reason that we are itching like crazy. Mosquitos apparantly like us.
We're the Long ladies... Kristie, Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah. We love Jesus, we like to make things, we love to be together, we talk a lot, and we design sewing patterns. Most of all, we're glad you've stopped by!