Hanging with Amy Butler and a giveaway!

Don’t be jealous but…

I got to meet and hang out with the famous Amy Butler! AHHHHHHHH! I know right!!!

Amy was stopping in over at Material Girls Quilt Shop, (which by the way is the most fantastic fabric store on planet earth! It’s worth coming to Utah just for fabric, it’s that good!) so I had to meet her!

Amy is as darling as you think she would be! I mean come on! If you could be a fabric designer and be filled with ideas and color combos and magical inspiration you’d pretty much be all smiles right?! Well Amy was and I felt like I was meeting Jenifer Aniston! She is one of the leading ladies of fabric design and this gal is more then just a fabric guru! Her patterns are swoon worthy and her prints are dreamy! Every line she has ever put out is a hit and her latest collect is as fantastic as the last!

Look at this yummy stuff! Her latest handbags and pillows were all on display and I wanted to take all of them home…including Amy herself!

 

I meet up with my local gal pals and we had the best night at Material Girls!

Tauni, Kirstyn, Tam, Char

Kami, Tam, Amy, Tauni, Lara, Any Butler, Jen, Char, Me

 

And of course I had all of you on my mind as I played in this fabric fairy land! I was sure to pick up my favorite bag pattern “Swing Bag” and asked Amy to sign it! GIVEAWAY time!!!!

Who wants to win this darling autographed pattern? Look how cute it is…

Now I’m wishing I would have bought a pattern for myself too!!! You can win this darling pattern by simply leaving a comment in today’s comments section! just tell me what your all time favorite Amy Butler Fabric is! I love to see what other people love!

I’ll pick a winner next Thursday and announce it on my Blue Cricket Design Facebook page so be sure to be a follower to see if you won!

 

And how generous is the beautiful Amy you ask? Well Amy has so many beautiful FREE down-loadable patterns on her site that you won’t be too sad if you don’t win! Be sure to go check them out! I adore the Bloom Quilt and the Love and Peace Wall art!

 

Happy sewing!

 

And FYI: Be sure to head over to the SNAP conference blog and become a  follower! There will be another Amy Butler giveaway on there very soon!

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the "Charlie Bug Party Hat"

Hip hip hooray! It’s Party hat day!!!!!

In honor of my birthday (well actually in honor of FINALLY getting it done!) my first ever pattern for sale is READY!!!!






“The Charlie Bug party Hat!” is ready to rock and roll any special birthday girl, boy, mom, dad, girlfriend or perfect strangers head! Customize yours with your favorite designer fabric and call it good! I’ve even included my free Birthday Patch pattern and instructions!


Order your very own pattern emailed straight to you in pdf format!
Print it off and get started!

Sewing level: Beginner
Estimated time of project: 30 min.

“The Charlie Bug Party Hat”
by: Blue Cricket Design
$8

email orders to [email protected] and in the subject line please write “PATTERN ORDER!”

Thanks for the support friends!

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Spring Washer Necklace, Rolled Strip Fabric Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY!

I’ll be On Studio 5 today showing how to make my fun Washer Necklace! I’ve spiced them up for Spring! To celebrate I’m giving away a Necklace so be sure to enter in today’s comments section! Read on for more details and to learn how to make these fun Rolled Strip flowers I’ve added!

I spray painted these washers blue! Be sure to use paint that will adhere to metal!




Here is the original Washer Necklace I did! You can find the how to HERE!!! Look for a new washer necklace technique comeing after Easter! It’s soooo easy and versatile!

Rolled Strip Fabric Rosettes!

To make these beautiful rosettes you’ll first need to make strips of fabric! Each strip should be approximately 1/2″ wide by 20″ long! Fabric rips easily so cut a slit at the top of your fabric and pull! You can also use scissors to cut your strips!

Tie a knot at one end.

Fold your tail down and hold it like shown above!
This will act as our flower bud or the center of the rose!

Now we’ll start to wrap the strip around the bud. Each time we’ll twist and hold it in place with our fingers. Keep circling the center and you’ll see your flower grow!

When your flower is about the size of a silver dollar we can glue it to a sheet of felt. Create a pool of hot glue on your felt and press your flower onto it! Continue wrapping and folding the remaining strip of fabric until you achieve your desired size.

Tuck in the end and glue around the flower making sure all of the edges are glued into place!



Add a few more rosettes until you like the way it looks!



Trim off the excess felt and glue a pin to the back! It’s ready to adorn a necklace or shirt or Jacket! It’s the perfect fun Spring accessory that is up for
the challenge of spicing up your Spring look!!

Want to win something fun!!!?!!!

Enter to win this fun Blue Ric Rack Washer Necklace with beautiful Rosette Pin!


Here’s how to enter to win! Please leave one comment per entry!

  • Leave a comment and tell me what you plan on doing to spice up your Spring wardrobe!
  • Become a follower of Blue Cricket Design or tell me you already are!
  • Help spread the word about this fun giveaway by blogging, tweeting or facebooking with a link back to this post!

The winner will be announced Wednesday April 7th!!!

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The "Outfit" and a giveaway!!!

We hardly can believe it,
that this day has really come!
Our sweet little Charlie,
is finally turning ONE!

Today’s a big BIG Day!!!! My tiny little stinker is the big 01! Where has the time gone!

To help celebrate her special day I wanted to make her a fun outfit for the occasion! I had dreamed up her birthday hat and centered the entire outfit around it! I got to work and just loved how it all turned out! More about her hat and patch later…


Her tiny little skirt is a new favorite! I fell in love with Pink Fig Patterns two years ago when I bought my first pattern. So easy! Such great instructions! I was hooked! I’ve made “The Girly Skirt” and this “The Girly Stripworks Skirt!” My girls love ‘em! Is it not soooo adorable!!!


“The Girly Stripworks Skirt”

Fun, bright and beautiful fabric helped make this skirt so fun!

So to help celebrate this special day I have a few gifts for you! Chelsea is the creative mind behind Pink Fig Patterns and Vintage Chic Boutique! You can find her cute button in my Sponsors section!She is all kinds of talented and her designs are incredible! I HEART her!!!!

Chelsea wanted to pass on some “Girly Stripworks skirt” fun to help celebrate Charlies birthday! I’m pretty sure you all won’t mind!

3 lucky readers
will be chosen!!!!
3!!!

So you too can whip up one of these babies! How cool is that!

If I didn’t already own this pattern I’d be jealous I couldn’t win!
A million thanks Chelsea!!!
Be sure to go and check out all her available patterns for sale!

Here’s how you can enter to win! PLEASE leave one comment per entry!

  • Every one who leaves a comment today will be entered in the random drawing so say hello, wish my baby bug a happy day or tell me something fun!
  • Go and visit The Vintage Chic Boutique Blog and become a follower of her blog! Say hello to Chelsea and come report back telling me you’ve made a new friend!
  • Become a follower of Blue Cricket Design or tell me you already are!
  • Help spread the word about this giveaway by blogging, tweeting or facebooking about this fun offer with a link back to this post!
The WINNERS will be announced this Sunday March 28th!!!!! Thanks again Pink Fig!

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Cart Caddy GIVEAWAY!!!

Look what I created!!!!

This was born out of absolute frustration and Insanity prevention ! Last week while shopping, I was so fed up with losing my coupons, having to pry the slobbery remains of a coupon out of my baby’s mouth and simply not having enough hands while I shop! My shopping
excursions are a mess!!!! If you were ever to see me shopping with three kids in tow you’d most likely find two out of three of ‘em crying and the other covered in chocolate chip bribery!

Well…Problem solved!!!!
(at least the coupon part of my problem! Let me know if you have a wonder
solution for the kid melt downs!)


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I came home to create this Coupon Catch all for my Shopping cart!
It has two pockets! One to hold my Coupon Organizer and one to store the coupons I will be redeeming! And if you’re not a coupon shopper it’s the perfect little helper to hold
your bottled water, emergency candy bar you opened 15 min. into your visit and cell phone while you graze aisle after aisle!

Aren’t they A-DOR-A- BLE!!!!
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And Lucky you I’m in a giving mood!!!! Enter to win one of these Cart Caddy Coupon thing-a-ma-bobs!I’m giving away BOTH of them so there will be two winners!

Here’s how to win!!!

  • Leave me a comment telling me which one you’d love to find in your mailbox! Blue/ Green Caddy or Orange Flowers! If you win I’ll try my best to accommodate!
  • Become a follower of this blog or tell me you already are a smart cookie and ALREADY follow Blue Cricket!
  • Make a post about this giveaway on your bloggy blog!

Three chances to win!!! Make One comment for each entry! It makes it easier for me when I use random.org to pick my winners!!!

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So enter now and cross your fingers! I’ll be posting the winners Aug. 26th!!!!
Happier shopping awaits!

Sorry for the huge script! Blogger is wacko today! And thanks happy shopping friend who allowed me to invade her produce hunt in Smiths today!!!

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