Hi lovelies! I've been frantically getting ready for Quilt Market over the past week (hence the lack of posting) and I'm just about ready, YAY! Finishing up the last couple things like making a newsletter signup sheet, making a 'to bring' list, and making final tweaks to the website. I'm super excited for the weekend and looking forward to meeting all the lovely quilty/fabricy peeps. If you're out at your favorite fabric or crafty store today, let them know that you want them to carry Penguin & Fish products and to see me at booth 2151. Woo hoo! I'll be sure to keep you updated on the happenings at the show.
Well it was another super busy weekend prepping for the Spring International Quilt Market. I worked more on my booth and also mocked up some product samples. I'll have printed embroidery patterns and kits available soon!!! I'm so excited! Above is a quick pic of a couple that I snapped with my iphone.
Just another quick progress pic of my alphabet quilt made from all my embroidery patterns and new fabric. I sent all my finished patterns to my mom and she's been busy turning them into a quilt. I'll get to see it finished this weekend and I'll be sure to take some nice photos soon. I can't wait!
So lately I've been frantically getting ready for the International Quilt Market (booth 2151). I'll be selling/showing my embroidery patterns and kits there. For the show I wanted to make bunch of things that would illustrate some of the ideas of what you can do with the patterns. Above are some progress pics of some of the things. I'm so happy how everything is turning out! My mom has been helping with the quilting which is super awesome. In the first pic with the turtle you can see a few of the fabrics that I got printed. I'll take better pics of everything once I get a little further, but I couldn't resist sharing.
Check out these amazing drawings! Whenever I or Colleen do readings of our book No Monster Here we have the kids draw what they think a monster looks like. They come up with the greatest ideas! Charlie, who drew the monster in the second image, drew a monster with lots of arms to throw lots of baseballs. But then it needed lots of eyes so it could keep track of all the baseballs it was throwing. Too cute! Check out more kid drawings in our Monster Art Gallery and check our our No Monster Here website where you can purchase your hardcover copy. You can also read the entire book online here.
So anyone who follows me on twitter will tell you that as of late, I'm obsessed with Molly the owl and the live webcam of her and her baby owls. On Saturday I couldn't stand it anymore, I had to make a plush of Molly. Above you can see the start of my idea and the construction process. The bottom pic is of the head so far. I have tons to do yet and it'll look completely different when I'm finished but I'm excited. I'll probably have to make a bunch of little owlets when I'm done. I've hesitated making an owl plush because there are so many people making just fantastic owl plush sculptures already, but like I've said, I couldn't stand not making one anymore. Molly's just too awesome not to be a plush. heh heh.