Tuesday, January 29, 2013

swirly girls trunk show...

we have a swirly girls design mini trunk show...live in the shop this week...

 
four samples of poppy love, their newest collection and the featured fabrics in our new block of the month program. also, we do have extra block sets now for sale in both the vintage and vibrant color ways. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

happy tones...

...in our favorite kinds of color


reminds me of the partridge family...

hello world, here's a song that we're singin'
come on, get happy
a whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
we'll make you happy...

...happy tones by michael miller...a perfect addition to our tutti frutti room.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

smarties...

our little green watering can has been filled up again...

 
...especially for you brooke and cameron

Sunday, January 13, 2013

sweet reading...

i was so bummed that i left my camera at home the day roxy came in. fortunately her mom came through for me...
 
 
is this not the sweetest? she stayed there reading for a really long time while her mom shopped. made my heart so happy.  hi roxy. hope we see you again soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

shame on you dns services.....

i just don't understand. if you've got talent. use it. humbly. truthfully. ethically. this post is not pretty. sorry. but hopefully it might help a fellow small business owner...

 
i received this professional piece of mail this week. it looks real. so i opened it.
 
 
very authentic looking invoice. so i put it into the "to be paid file" for later.  it is a $65 charge for hosting our store's website. so i started to write the check. wait just a minute. i pay another service on a monthly basis to host the website. so i looked a little closer. sure enough. see that bottom sentence. it's a solicitation. pretty deceitful i'd say. i wonder just how many checks they cash for $65.00?  many, i'm afraid.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

cruzin'

the sun is shinning, the snow is melting, and the temperature is warming up.  sounds like a perfect day for a little cruzin'...

 
 cruzin' by barbara jones of quiltsoup for henry glass fabrics.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sample Sale for the Quinns

UPDATE: THANK You everyone who participated today.  The Quinn's are now FULLY FUNDED.

We have an urgent matter that you can read about HERE. I have been asked if we can list a few sample items for purchase by those who live too far away to visit our store.

Here is how we will do this:  CLICK THIS LINK and make your donation directly to Reece's Rainbow for the purchase amount.  Then forward the copy of your receipt(it will come to your email account) to my email at jhillely@gmail with your address and we will ship the item out to you.  For security reasons, please do not leave important info on this blogpost.  All sales are final and there can be no returns. Prices have been set by the creator of each item.

 
#2 Sweet Spring Baby Girl Dress = SOLD 
 
 
Garden Zinnia: Created by Willie Williams. This dress is perfect for Easter, garden parties, weddings, etc., but durable enough for the everyday princess. 100% cotton and machine washable, this dress is one of a kind. Features include: full skirt with pleats in side for extra fullness, fully lined bodice, attached slip, two button closure in back of dress, and a ruffled diaper cover.

For NO WORRY sizing: Measure around the baby's chest, under the arms. Measurement should be 17-20 inches. Length of dress is 14 inches from neckline to hem
 
 #4 Lap Quilt in Sophie = SOLD
 
 
This quilt is made with Chez Moi's line of fabric, called Sophie, produced by Moda. It was created by Sue Pfau. It is perfect for a baby girl! All fabric is high quality "heirloom" fabric, should last for a very long time.  The back has been pieced in a very attractive manner.

Measurements of this quilt are 46" by 54". It is a large baby quilt and can be used as a coverlet for a toddler bed as well.

The batting is the "Warm and Natural" cotton/polyester blend...80/20 blend. The quilting is done in an overall meandering pattern on a long arm machine.The binding is machine stitched on the front, and then folded over and is hand stitched onto the back.

This quilt will be delivered to your home already washed. Machine wash and dry, but the gentler the better. Air drying is best for the longevity of the quilt.
 

# 5 Cathedral Window Pillow in Sophie (matches # 4 quilt) = SOLD

 
This is for the pillow cover only. It takes an 18" square pillow insert.

This pillow will add a touch of girly sophistication to any room in your house. The top of this pillow is sewn almost completely by hand by WarmnFuzzies.  It is a very labor-intensive pattern and the pillow cover is quite heavy because each natural square is four layers thick.  The fabrics are 100% cotton. It is very easy to remove the pillow because of the overlapping back. 

I would only hand-wash this cover in cold water and dry flat, as this will keep the fabrics bright for a long time.
 
#7 Meadowfriends Boy Quilt = SOLD
 
 
This quilt was made with Deb Strain's new collection for Moda - Meadow Friends by Southern Bell Designs. Cute boy prints include camo, frogs, salamanders, turtles, dragonflies and a few other bugs. It is free-motion quilted over Warm and White cotton batting using a tan colored cotton thread. The edges have been finished with a traditional binding - doubled, machine stitched to the top and hand stitched to the back. Quilt has been washed to shrink everything, creating the puckered look of a vintage quilt. Measures 40 x 40. Machine wash cold and tumble dry as often as necessary.

Created in a smoke-free home and pet-free workroom.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

cleaning house...

it seemed like a good day to start cleaning...
 
and before i knew it...the tables were bare...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

our sincere appreciation...

i truthfully can't believe 2012 has come to an end. it seems i was just counting the 2011 frequent buyer cards. such an amazing year it has been. i tried to explain in our holiday newsletter how thankful, grateful and inspired we are to have such wonderful customers and decided there just are no words to adequately describe it. perhaps this photo demonstrates just how significantly appreciative we are...
 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

we have a winner...

it is midnight on 12.31.12. and that means we have to announce our winner. we try to break down the final count by manufacturer. and then tally up the page...

 
two hundred twenty bolts. emptied.

 
that is a lot of empty bolts.  the closest guess without going over came from facebook at 217.  thank you for participating.  a sincere thank you to kelsey, carol and our other workers during the week...katrina, penney and teri.