They are a fabric loving sister duo (Lastenia and Mayka) who exude love for their (rather large!) families.
Here's a bit about them!
We are two sisters who love fabric and love to sew. Lastenia is the oldest and wisest of our family of 7 children and I (Mayka) am the 5th. Combined, we have 13 children who are rambunctious, rowdy, and amazing. Lastenia started sewing as a young girl making all our Cabbage Patch doll clothes thanks to 4H, eventually making all our wedding dresses. While she was honing her mad dress-making skills, I was running around in wheat fields pretending to be an Indian princess. Eventually I learned how to sew enough to where I could decorate my room. Since then we’ve become level 37 sewing ninjas turning out everything from doll clothes, dresses, even bow ties, pillows, and curtains. When we’re not running around to 5 different soccer teams or 12 music lessons between our two families, we create things with our handy-dandy sewing machines. Fabric makes us happy, so it seemed only natural to open a fabric shop. Our goal is to make something out of every fabric we sell in our shop, which won’t be hard since we create with each other, and love it.
Here are a few of their joint ventures:
Now for some really exciting news! FabricCadabra is generously offering you 15% off all the bundles in their shop from today through next Friday Nov 21. Use the code BONANZA15 when checking out for your discount!
Also, they are giving away this beautiful Melody Miller "Mustang" bundle! Leave a comment on this post to enter. I'll choose a winner on Wednesday Nov 19!
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Let's have a bit of fun with some fabric today, shall we?
The folks over at P&B textiles are offering up a fat quarter set of your choice (see choices below) and in return, they are asking for you to make something pretty from it and send pics to me so I can do a shout out of your lovely creation.
Super easy, huh? Are you in?
If so, leave a comment with your choice of the pretty fabrics you'd like to work with, and if you already have an idea, what you might make with them. I'll choose a winner on Sunday and P&B will mail the fabrics directly to you to get started!
So here we go. The jawdropping collections you have to choose from! (Make sure and click through on the link to see the entire collection, the pics I've posted are only a sample of the line)
*First up is Island Breeze: (I love the bright cheery colors of this line!)
Have you all heard that Allegory is hosting a QAL for 318 Patchwork Patterns? She is making 4 mini blocks from the book each week until Dec 1 and posting tips for making the blocks each week.
There are a few of us that chose a block for her to make each week, and the block I chose is the chicken.
The original chicken pattern in the book has a total of 5 y-seams. I made one change to the pattern to cut out two of the y-seams and two sections. It doesn't change the look of the chicken, it just made it easier to piece!
Here's what I did:
The pattern was originally broken into two sections (indicated by the green areas inside the pink lines). Instead, I crossed out the green sections and made the pink lined area all one area, which could be part of the chicken head section. This reduced the pattern by 2 y-seams, indicated by the red arrows.
Because this book is so full of y-seams in the pieced patterns, I hope this helps you all to be creative and make the piecing a bit easier when you can! And make sure and check out Allegory's posts for more tips!