Friday, December 2, 2011

An Accuquilt Go! Baby Giveaway

Do you remember our Accuquilt projects?  Well today is the day that one of you will win one!!!! Hooray for that!

Here's what you have to do.....go to the Accuquilt web page and tell us what three cutters you would choose....and that's it!

Leave us a comment (and please be sure that you have a link to an email where we can reach you) with the three you would choose and you entered.  Simple.

We will choose a winner Sunday night at midnight and announce it Monday morning!

Have a great weekend!  And good luck!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

As part of starting this week of giving thanks....let's do another giveaway!!!!  This time for one of the lovely Shabby Apple Dresses from their amazing collections.   If you are not familiar with Shabby Apple Dresses you really should be because one of their mottos is "a return to what dresses were always meant to be—a one piece outfit."  Brilliant.

Dresses from Shabby Apple

So, today we have the lovely opportunity to give away a holiday dress to one of you lucky gals out there (too bad we can't is such a cute style) here's what you have to do.
Choose which dress you would like (it's going to be a tough choice...we'll tell you that right now).  You can either win the lovely navy and white "Tiber"
or the red and white "Bacciami"

Go now to Shabby Apple on Facebook and "like" them, then come back over and leave a comment telling us you did and which dress you would like to win.  We like simple around that's it!  We will pick a winner on Wednesday night at midnight and your lovely holiday frock will be on its way to you just in time for your favorite holiday party!

Hope that makes your Monday morning a little better!  I am braving Costco today to get all the stuff for Thanksgiving....wish me luck.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Bustle Skirt- {An Accuquilt Review}

I have been making a few more bustle skirts for people lately....and can I tell you that I LOVE the accuquilt to cut the circles.  It is amazingly easy and fast....and I still can not get over the perfect circles (can you tell I am a bit of a perfectionist?).

If you are using the Accuquilt to make your bustle skirts, use the 5" circle cutter.  I used 90 circles for the skirts that I made, which covers the entire width of fabric, and was 6 rows of bustles on each skirt. 

To learn more about the Go! Baby Accuquilt go here.....and you can even sign up your email to receive free patterns!

And other good news of the day....for all of you who couldn't download the bustle skirt pattern before, I have moved it over to HERE so you can! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Accuquilt Review: Felted Wool pins and headband

A number of weeks ago, the people at Accuquilt asked us if we would like to try out a  Go! Baby Cutter to work on some projects of our choice.  Ummm.....yes.  (It wasn't even that much time.  It was more like YES! YES! PLEASE?!)

So, I decided to start with an easy project that my 6-year and I could do together.  I found some felted wool on sale at Joann's and knew that I wanted to make some fall accessories inspired by these.

And here's how we did it...

(okay that should say "bustle" sorry....)

I handstitched large pinbacks on the back...which I like a lot better than hot glue (which is what I used to do).  They tend to stay a lot better and not peel off.

Overall I was SUPER impressed by the perfectly-cut shapes of the accuquilt.  It cut through two layers of felted wool so easily.  I have cut out a lot of circles in my day....and this way is SO much faster.

Yay for perfectly cut circles!

P.S.  Guess what's even better?  They are having a sale this week! 

Simple Simon & Co