She’s one of our favorites…

Friday, September 24th, 2010

…have a guess?

If you guessed the talented Sandi Henderson of Portabellopixie, then you’re right! We were able to catch up with her at the recent SPARK conference. What a pleasure it was to visit and find out more about where her inspiration and drive comes from.

With several fabric lines now behind her, she is doing some amazing things in the fabric and textile industry! We are so happy for Sandi!

And don’t you love the little owl pin cushion? Made with lots of joy in fabrics from her first two collections, Ginger Blossom and Farmers Market. We put the fabrics together that may seem like a very different combo, but we think it adds to his peculiar look!

What do you think?

The owls are coming in!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

A couple of nights ago,  while I was out and about, my cell phone gave me the signal that I had received a text message. Imagine my delight when a photo was there of a handmade card featuring the owl ! It was from my very talented sister-in-law Kathy. I was giddy with excitement as she shared what she had just made…

The trunk of the tree was even embossed! Now how cute is this?! And then last night, that familiar ring buzzed through the phone. Sure enough, another picture! Kathy was on a roll! How about this one for Halloween…

I was so thrilled, that I wanted to share these with all of you! I love how the same owl pattern can be used in so many different ways.

And even more are coming through in our Flickr group! Woot! Woot! (Sorry, I had to!)

Won’t you join in on the fun? There is a darling photo in the group that Nicole sent in of some tea towels she embellished with those funky legs dangling off of them! Quirky and wonderful! Rebekah also sent in the owl pin cushion where her fabric choices are a lot of fun.  (Printed words on legs? Check it out!) And oh, so cute button eyes. We want to see yours, too!

And how about a “hand” for those who have already jump-started the inspiration! Way to go ladies!