Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sewing Sew-cial Retreat

Creative Sewing Sew-cial
Sign ups are now open for our first ever retreat.   Happening April 12 and 13 from 10 am - 5pm.   We are so excited and have worked up some really fun projects.  The weekend will include 4 projects including knitting, quilting, and embroidery and 2 mini projects (all supplies included) 5 meals, snacks, awesome swag bags,  and amazing door prizes awarded every hour.   All this for just $200.00.  I will be posting pictures all week of the amazing projects.  Call the shop and reserve your spot today!   Space is limited so hurry and call today!!  801-495-4290
Learn embroidery with this original design from Melanie of Moonthistle designs
Who wouldn't love this dress form for their sewing room, she is embellished and ready to go!
Adorable wallhanging design by Material Girls

Summer Buzz Hop

Yes, it's almost that time again!!  The biggest and best Summer Party ever!!  Mark your calendars for Tuesday June 11 through Saturday June 15.  Eighteen of  Utah's premier quilt shops will be hosting the party of the Season!!  With games and prizes galore!!  Hop over to the Beehive Shop Hop blog and become a follower for all the details that will be coming soon!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crabapple Hill Retreat part II

I'm back!!  My friend Roxie and I went to the Crabapple Hill Retreat last week and it was so much fun!!!  It is in Washington state,  can you say "Road Trip".  We loaded up the car and headed out bright and early on Thursday morning.  Of course we had to stop at Micky D's and get our beverage first and then off we went!!

Roxie was the designated picture taker and navigator,  she wasn't on her A game where the picture taking was concerned.  She would snap the picture after we passed what ever it was she was supposed to be taking.  Well, come to think of it her navigation skills were off too,  sheesh!!  I must get her some med's for the next trip.  Roxie and I have traveled together before, and she is easy to travel with.  I am not sure she would say the same about me. This is the little box of "survival" she made for me.  I was a lameo and didn't get her anything!!  She also made me a cute crochet blanket,  I owe her big time!

Meg Hawkey's house
This was our destination!!  Crabapple Hill (Meg Hawkey's House)  isn't it adorable!!   We had such a great time, made lots of new friends, laughed a lot!!  we will be going back many more times!!
our goody bag that Meg gave each of us
a shot of one of the bedrooms in Megs house

Meg's studio

Meg showing one of her cute quilts
Robyn, one of the cute girls we met at the last retreat.  
brunch, did I mention she serves great food!!

She books up really fast, so make sure you book early.  It is so, so, much fun.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Crabapple Hill Retreat

I will be posting pictures and projects that we have been doing at our Crabapple Hill Retreat that my friend Roxie and I are at in Washington.  The food is fantabulous and the friends we have met are wonderful!!  I am not sure that I want to come home!!  If you have a chance to come to this retreat it is the best!!!  Meg and her family ( and Jan) are wonderful hosts.  It couldn't have been better!!  Thanks Crabapple Hill we love you and will be back (probably sooner than you are ready for us)
Nadine & Roxie

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a slight delay!!

We were going to have the TV tray makeover tutorial and the  contest details today but we will be posting all the information next week.  Sorry for the delay!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Quick and Easy Tablerunner tutorial

Wow, I must say I am on a roll with all the tutorials lately.  I love to decorate my house with seasonal items,  so this table runner was perfect after taking down my Valentines decorations. You could use this for any season or just an everyday runner to brighten you table,  in colors that match your decor, the possibilities are endless.  Lets get started!

various scraps 3 x3 and 3 x 6
1/2 yard of fabric for the front
1/2 yard of fabric for the back
1/2 yard of batting

Cutting and marking
9~3x6 inch rectangles and 18 3 x3 squares

Trim your background top piece, batting and backing  to 17" x 40".  Using your favorite marking pen or pencil mark your top piece 1 1/2 inches in around the edge on all sides.  Then mark line in between the rows about 11/2 ins.  Now lay your pieces down 2~ of the 3 x 3's and one 6 x 3.  they should be laying on the edge of your marked line. Start each row at the marked outer edge of your piece.  Between the pieces in your row they are about 1 inch apart.   Lay all your squares down you should have 18~ 3x3 inch squares and 9~ 3 x 6 inch rectangles.   Arrange in to desired look.  I use a glue stick to the backs of each of my pieces to hold them in place.  Using a walking foot start in the middle of your runner and sew a quarter inch seam on the green pieces.  Working out and stitching all the way around each of your pieces.  Trim any loose threads and bind as desired for the raw edge look I like to throw mine into the washer and the dryer and Walah!!  You have a new runner!!  We have kits at the shop for this so call and order yours today!!   Supplies are limited.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Block of the Month!

Just a reminder that our New Block of the Month starts tomorrow!!  Saturday March 9 @ 9:30 am.   The class is the second Saturday of every month and the cost is $5.00.  so come and join in on the fun!! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

TV tray makeover

This is a shot of one of the TV trays we shared.  I will be posting tutorial and conteste details soon!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fresh Living and ironing boards

Join us tomorrow (Friday March 7) at 1:00 pm on KUTV Channel 2.  We will be showing Casey and Debbie how to transform an old wooden TV tray in to a FABULOUS ironing board.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New block of the month!!

Block 1
Our cute Tara has put together another fantastic block of the month starting this Saturday March 9th!!! It will start at 9:30 am and will be on the second Saturday of every month for 12 months.

This years blocks will be a mix of modern designer fabrics with splashes of solid in every month, fast becoming a favorite addition to any quilt. You will make four 6" blocks each month that will be fun bright colored blocks that you can build into the cutest quilt! 

Come attend a short half hour class (there is always a deal for those in class) and/ or pick up your block kit.  Oh!  and bring show and tell we love to see what you are working on or what you have completed!!  If you can't make it you can come by the shop and pick up your block kit anytime after the second Saturday. Blocks are $5 each month and they include all the fabric and instructions for that month.  

So call the shop today 801-495-4290 and reserve your spot so we can make sure there is a kit for everyone that would like to start!!
Nadine and the girls

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Home Dec Fabrics

I have been meaning to post pictures of the new home dec lines we have in.  They are more of a lightweight denim which could be used in quilts, pillows, clothing you name it.  It's so cute!!  I will be posting a tutorial tomorrow on an easy retreat ironing board.  My friend made me one a while ago but I have literally worn it out.  So, with Roxie and I heading out to the Crabapple Hill retreat soon I figured we might need a new one!!