Sunday, April 24

Flower Fields

Yesterday The Boy and I headed to The Flower Fields with Mom & Dad.
It was a beautiful day, and the flowers were breathtaking.
Rows and rows of ranunculus...I still can't believe I forgot to buy a bouquet. Too busy taking pictures, I guess!I'd never seen hot pink poinsettias before!

Comment #1 was randomly selected (using the oh so official "husband-pick-a-number-between-1-and-20-method"). Congratulations Belle for being the 101 Patchwork Projects giveaway winner! Enjoy! And thanks to everyone who shared their congratulations with me through blog, email and flickr--it's exciting and I appreciate it! Alissa and Andrea both shared this post with me that was pretty exciting too. Thanks girls!

And Belle, keep making those hotpads! You've inspired me to get rid of some pitiful ones of mine too...

Monday, April 11

101 Patchwork Projects + Giveaway!

It's thrilling to have a Bricolage + Butter project featured in Interweave's 101 Patchwork Projects that hits stands this week. Remember this composition notebook? The tutorial got a makeover and now you can make it, along with 100 other projects from the magazine! The projects range from simple to more complex and there is definitely something for everyone.

Check out page 10!

I found several projects that I'm anxious to make--including projects from Ashley and Latifah who are such inspiration to me. Plus, I was delighted to be reminded of the adorable dishtowels from I love Patchwork that have been on my "to-make" list for months!

To celebrate, we'll be giving away a copy of 101 Patchwork Projects! To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post through April 18th and let us know your favorite thing to make--it can be by sewing, knitting, cooking, paper crafting etc. We'll randomly select a winner on the 20th and send you some B+B goodies! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 9

William & Kate

Maybe it's because I'll be spending the day with my old roommate from London, or maybe it's simply because I cannot deny myself any longer! Anyways, here is a round up of my favorite graphics of the Royal Wedding memorabilia...you know you can't resist either!
Special Edition Mug--and a Tea Towel too--by Emma Bridgewater


Biscuit Tin & Biscuits from Liberty of London
(I'm so glad this is already sold out, otherwise I may have accidentally
purchased this to have a tea party with my nieces!)

Procession Tote Bag from House that Lars Built
Corgi Tea Towel by Gemma Correll

Tea Towel from Claudia Pearson
Giclee Print from Glyn West Design
"I Do" Tea Towel from the London Transport Museum
Tea Towel by Francis Terry for Ben Pentreath
(via Remodelista)

Thursday, March 24

On the Design Wall


With work ramping up, I haven't had much time for sewing lately but that doesn't mean I don't have 84,000 projects going! Here are a few projects up on my design wall at the moment:


I'm making a pair of pillows for my bed out of Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl Pattern. Megan, Nova and Katy have done an amazing job of managing the Single Girl Support Group and quilt along and I'm sorry to say I've been slacking. There are some gorgeous quilts in the works and I'm contemplating making a whole quilt... we'll see how the pillows go!


I finally made it into the Doll Quilt Swap #10 after watching the swap group for quite awhile. I'm basing the quilt for my partner off of Aneela's "Girl on a Tree Swing" tutorial.


Speaking of Aneela, have you seen her new fabric collection Sherbet Pips? It's finally just hitting stores but I scored a charm pack off ebay for myself for Christmas. Some type of wonky star quilt on Kona Ash is in the works... Get in on this collection while you can--my prediction is that it will be scooped up fast!

Wednesday, March 23

I finished up my Little Folks Voile quilt last month. It's my 5th finished quilt of 2011--I'm pretty proud of that. If you do the math, that is more quilts than I've made in the rest of my life combined!
I started this quilt at the LAMQG Retreat. It is a super simple design of 13" squares set on the diagonal. It is so soft and is really wonderful to finally make a quilt to keep! Right now, I've got two puppies snuggled on it with me... I love it that way.

Thursday, March 17

SNAPS knit wit

I've been wondering for a while. But then I decided to go for it. Today I added US17's to my supplies--and maybe sometime soon, one crazy scarf.
More crazy stuff here.