forest floor blog tour info

morning!  Guess what starts today?!

*)* you guessed it! *(*


Forest Floor is Bonnie’s newest line…and is described as follows…

Screenshot 2016-06-21 17.05.09want to share your Forest Floor projects…be sure to tag your pics…

hashtags   I just couldn’t end the post without sharing this wonderful print…I LOVE the coloring!

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Don’t forget the dates & tags!


be sure to pop over to going home to roost

for some Forest Fun.

 follow along as the Forest Floor Blog Tour kicks off

Thursday June 23rd: Cassie Massolia | Little Lizard King
Friday June 24th: Sarah Overton | My Crowded Nest
Monday June 27th: Audrey | Skirt Fixation
Tuesday June 28th: us!
Wednesday June 29th: Taylor Made Creates
Thursday June 30th: Maureen Cracknell | Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Friday July 1st: Corri Sheff | The Lions Dandy
Monday July 4th: Jodi Godfrey | Tales of Cloth
Tuesday July 5th: Alex Bartholomew | Blue Bird Fabrics
Wednesday July 6th: Vicky – Veni Vidi Vicky
Thursday July 7th: Sarah Buis | Sweet as Honey Studio
Friday July 8th: Annie and Dot Fabrics – Deanne and Karyn
Monday July 11th: Heidi Gustad | Hands Occupied
Tuesday July 12th: Alexandra Bordallo | Pattern Jam
Wednesday July 13th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes
Thursday July 14th: Terri Steele
Friday July 15th: Sarah Bertochi | Sarah B
Monday July 18th: Rachel Jaggers | Spotted Pepper Designs
Tuesday July 19th: Anna Dineen | My Wandering Path
Wednesday July 20th: Jayme Christensen | Finding Sweetland
Thursday July 21st: Rachael McKeeman | The Floral Suitcase
Friday July 22nd: Maja Wlusek | Betyipiernaty
Monday July 25th: Sue Stone | Needle in a Fabric Stash
Tuesday July 26th: Cheri Lehnow | Tinkerellen
Wednesday July 27th: Annika Ferk | Naeh Connection
Thursday July 28th: Quilters Candy Box
Friday July 29th: Erin Stewart | Poppy Quinn
Monday August 1st: Megan Price | Dolly Henry


lastly…a sneaky peak…


be prepared for some embroidery and possibly some more mushrooms…



punchy pink…succulence blog tour

succulence blog tour

good morning!  so today we kick off the Succulence Blog Tour…we are kinda nervous, but spent all day Saturday taking pictures, pulling bits of inspiration, coming up with a new project that I put together Saturday night/Sunday because…I…I just had to!

this morning I took a few new pictures so we could get all the projects together and see them play off each other…I think it is fantastic.  I am just loving this line.

succulence, the fabric

succulence is an amazing collection of print, color, and design and apparently struck a cord somewhere.  after looking at her blog (which I might add is amazing…I love the soft colors) I saw her market photos from Spring 2015 and they looked familiar and low and behold when I was looking through my phone I had taken a picture of it.


that torn wallpaper is A-MAZE-ING!

About the collection:

Succulents represent the ability to thrive and constantly create new growth through absorbing even the tiniest bits of water. Bonnie pays homage to this perseverance through a study of these plants in vibrant hues of earthy plum, sunlit copper and both pristine & opaque greens.

with this in mind…we set to work designing.  our style tends to be more toward light and airy florals, so this was a nice step outside the box.

in tried-and-true Sweetwater fashion we make it shabby…playing on the theme we thought a Practically Perfect basket was in order and of course we used white muslin for the background because it washes up beautifully.  we added a border of punchy pink vintage chenille to finish it off and it is that pink chenille that brings it all together.  Then we set it against a “Tom Sawyer” painted fence, painter’s cloth covered chair, and a cozy second-hand quilt.

succulence full

a close-up of the pillow.

pillow closer

then Saturday we pulled EdMar thread to match and decided that i needed to make a pincushion…and i just LOVE engligh paper piecing and wool so i combined all 3.  this Prickly pincushion is only complete with a little bit of cacti embroidery.


a few more Succulence-inspired threads, buttons, and a desert wool pack.

Succulence thread packs…curated to blend.

succulence button and thread

Vintage (left) and New buttons…in Succulence hues.


Desert bundles…

desert wool

And one last Succulent Punch pillow picture…this one shows how it looks with the plaid and checks of the vintage quilt.

pillow close

Be sure to stop on over at

here are some LInKs…

 going home to roost …she’s the leader…pop over if you are looking for more info on the blog hop

succulent punch pillow kit

succulent punch pdf pattern download

prickly pincushion kit

prickly pincushion pdf pattern download

succulent thread pack

desert wool bundle

succulence yardage

here is the list of the stops…i’ll link as they go live.

Monday February 1st: April and Mickey Zimmer (us!)| Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe

Tuesday February 2nd: Taylor Urban | Taylor Made Creates

Wednesday February 3rd: Bonnie (the leader) | Going Home to Roost

Thursday February 4th: Daisy Aschehoug | Ants to Sugar

Friday February 5th: Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company

Monday February 8th: Staci Barrett | A Vintage Fairytale

Tuesday February 9th: Denise Palmer | Denise Anne Studio

Wednesday February 10th: Sahnda Black | Sahnda Marie

Thursday February 11th: Monica De Leon | JourneyDeVida

Friday February 12th: Sarah Bertochi

Monday February 15th: Ali Brorsen | Because of Brenna

Tuesday February 16th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes

Wednesday February 17th: Michelle Cain | From Bolt to Beauty

Thursday February 18th: Katharina Pferdmenges | Der Rabe Im Schlamm

Friday February 19th: Isabel Kelly | Lamb and Wolfie

Friday February 20th: Emi Shimokawa | Just Add Fabric


no…we are not quite ready to kick off the Succulence Blog tour on Monday in which we are the first stop!  How in the…did that happen? 

we are diligently working on the project…we just have to run it through the washer/dryer so it has that crinkly look we adore.

                     >>>>>>how about a sneaky peak<<<<<<<


Aren’t those prints just the prettiest?!  We will have a limited number of kits available…and yes…they will include the vintage “wow” pink chenille border.

So be sure to pop back on Monday when we kick off the Succulence Blog hop with fun pictures, some favorite things, and kit info.

have a happy January weekend…see you on Monday!


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