Saturday, May 29, 2010

Busy day for sure!


DH decided I needed to start cutting fabric and batting squares again, so I spent most of the day getting listings back up on eBay and Etsy. Summer break will be here in one week! And I will have time to cut, cut, cut!!

This evening I mowed the lawn, weeded the garden some and barely made it to safety getting in the garage at dusk because there were some skunks headed at me. I freaked out to say the least! It looked like a mama and 2-3 babies. Joy! I wish the neighbor took better care of her property because they were coming from her place.

Here are some listings I have up tonight:

Purple Minky Squares

Marble Blue Flannel Squares

Batting Squares

Friday, May 28, 2010

Creation #15


Yesterday I was all set to work at my regular job covering a couple of baseball games, and was halted by a downpour of rain at game time. With games rained out, I arrived home with time to sew before bedtime.

I had an unfinished object sitting at my sewing machine, so I finished it up....here she is: a lavender/purple fabric bowl that I will be listing on eBay and Etsy soon.





Once the fabric bowl was finished, I opened the fabric closet to see what I could work on next..... I will leave you wondering with anticipation because it involves Moda fabrics!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Favorite Fabric?


Every fiber artist has a favorite fabric!

Mine are homespuns. They are great for rag quilting or primitive items which are two of my favorite decor items.

Here are a few items made with homespun fabrics....please comment and share your favorite fabric and why.





Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Networking and promoting other's work

These last few days I have been promoting other fiber artists. I have met so many wonderful online quilting friends in the last 3.5 years and so I felt it my duty to help these ladies out. I have found myself very pleased and humbled with the amount of shared posts, retweeting, or just referrals I have gotten from so many of these individuals over the last few years. Sales happen sometimes due to all the information out there moving rapidly across the web.

If you have something on Etsy you would like me to tweet about on Twitter or Share on Facebook please convo me on Etsy. I will continue doing them as you tell me.

If the item is on eBay -send me a message there. I will get them up ASAP.

Links to my Etsy shop and eBay store.

Follow me on Twitter to see the Tweets I send out. Ashlawnfarms

Follow me on Facebook: Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations

Thanks and I look forward to Tweeting for you!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cardinal Calls and a few new Etsy listings up

We had a great time today at church. It was the day our congregation honors the high school and college seniors who are graduating this year. It seems this school year had flown by as they always do, but it was really nice to see these youngsters all grown up. We have been at this church now for 4 years, so we have gotten to see these high school kids all the way through now. What a reflection on these past 4 years! God is great!

Later in the day I listed a few items on Etsy. I am trying to simplify my life one day at a time, so this is all I was able to accomplish today on the crafting hobby I love so much! Here is one of the pincushion kits listed today.

Then this evening I decided to go out and play in the dirt. We have had a tremendous amount of rain in the last 3 weeks and the weeds have just gone mad! It has been too wet to even try and hoe them, but today I spent 3 hours getting about 1/2 done. I have some more planting to go too, so I need to clear the rest of the weeds out this week!

While I was finishing up I hear the neighborhood male cardinal tweeting away to his love: three long tweets. I hear this pair all the time as this is the 3rd summer in a row we have noticed them around. So the male is calling out and the neighbor behind me has a little boy around 2 or 3 maybe. This little boy starts mimicking the bird....he did not whistle but made the same sound as the cardinal with his voice. It was just so cute!! Made me smile at nature. God is so great!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Etsy Treasury


I am slowly making a come-back to the world of sewing, quilting, and selling. It has been a rough winter this year as my stress levels were through the roof. Things are better now and I am focusing once again on creativity. I was able to list a few items on Etsy yesterday, and found myself featured in a treasury by a good quilting friend of mine this morning.

~~~Lets here it for RAG QUILTS!!!~~~~

Etsy treasury by Quiltsbylee

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4bf7b67d023d6d914fc5f494/rag-time

Thanks so much Lee!!

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