Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Botanique Preview

Joel's newest collection, "Botanique" arrived just in time to showcase at Quilt Market last month. We were unable to attend because we were just coming off of a 10-day vacation and family reunion in Florida. **Sigh** We had a wonderful time spending time with Joel's family and seeing some of our favorite places in Central Florida. 

We spent a perfect weekend at Cocoa Beach, where we all wish we could return now that there is snow on the ground here in Utah!
Aside from the beach, every member of our family agrees that the Harry Potter World at Universal Islands of Adventure is our very favorite attraction at any theme park we've visited! I can almost taste the Butter Beer just thinking about how good it is!

But back to the fabric. Introducing "Botanique" was the original intent of this post. These beautiful prints will be available in January in both the "Fountain" and "Golden Hour" colorways. 
 I have some sewing to do!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I'm excited to announce the following four winners of our Bungalow fat quarter sets: Julie at thecraftyquilter.com, Mary W., C.J. at www.astitchnaprayer.blogspot.com  and Nancy at owensovlivia.blogspot.com. I hope you all enjoy your Bungalow fabric as much as I do!  

Kari Sweeten is offering another giveaway of Bungalow fat quarters over at Ucreate if you're interested in trying again.

I'm a little obsessed with these prints. Truly. I would change the entire decor scheme of my house to work with this collection if I had the time and money. I did though finish a major project a couple of weeks ago, using the Cotton Sateen Doily print in Forest. I redid our kitchen nook table and chairs and LOVE how everything turned out. It was a painstaking process to sand everything, paint and reupholster the chairs, and stain the table, but so worth the result. 

I didn't take the best "before" shot, but this will give you an idea of the transformation that took place:

And, here is the result. What an improvement!

Part of what motivated me to complete this makeover was the knowledge that creativebug.com was coming to film a video at our home last week. There is nothing like the idea of having your home serve as the location for a photo or film shoot to prompt some serious makeover magic! We also spent some time sprucing up the studio space, and love the results there as well.

The team from www.creativebug.com spent last Friday with us, shooting a video class with me creating this Farmer's Market Tote:

If you haven't been to their site before, go check out one of their free classes. They do amazing work! I was so nervous prior to this shoot, but Courtney, Jason, Matt and Brian made the experience so easy and enjoyable. They were a fun group to hang out with. Case in point:

Matt cracking jokes with Courtney and Joel:

Jason taking advantage of a break to jump on our trampoline:


Brian and Jason utilizing the ping pong table
during our lunch break:

And Courtney hanging out with me at the amazing fruit stand down the street from our home after the filming wrapped up:

The tote bag features more of Joel's Bungalow prints, as well as some of his prints from the new True Colors line by Westminster Fabrics. These prints feature some of Joel's bestselling blender prints and will be available in November.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bungalow Collection

I realize I'm a little slow in posting about Bungalow. It would be an understatement to say it's been a while since I last posted on this blog. When Joel was in the process of updating the website several weeks ago he casually looked up at me and said, “Wow. Did you know it's been two years since you last updated the blog?” Then, before I could defend my utterly neglectful work status, he looked over at our 18-month-old son, Landon and said, “And that would be the reason why.”

Yep. Having child number five completely upended my world for the past two years. I'm just now feeling like I might finally be able to manage adding back in some regular work hours that don't consist of all things child-rearing or housekeeping.

Joel's new Bungalow collection has been taunting me ever since we received our advance yardage. I have so many projects in my mind that I want to sew, but life keeps getting in the way of my plans!

Here's a peak at the Bungalow quilt Joel designed. It's my absolute favorite! Check back for the free pattern and instructions, which will be posted next week.

For now, to celebrate the return to our blogging world, we are giving away four fat quarter bundles from Bungalow. Two bundles each of the Bramble and Honeysuckle colorways will be given to four, lucky winners at the end of next week. That is if anyone happens to see that we've updated this site! Post a comment below to enter.

Live inspired! Joel & Laurie Dewberry