Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Introducing The Beast

Look what we got!

We've been referring to it as the Beast, which is fitting.

And remember this quilt?

They had the chance to meet up yesterday and...ta-da!

It still needs binding and a run through the wash to get all crinkled and quilty, but I am tickled pink by how it turned out.

This was our first "real" project on the Beast, and my first run at using the quilting frame for any length of time. I went with a loopy meander that felt natural and I love, love, love how it turned out. There might be a few tiny little hiccups in the quilting - *ahem* - but it really turned out quite lovely.

I can not WAIT to put the binding on this baby and see it finished.

It's Show Season!

(Oh, look! We still have a blog!)

It's that time of year again, when the weather starts moving away from stupid-hot and people start thinking about the holidays. It' season!

We took part in our first show of the season - Aim High, at the Wigwam Resort - about a week and a half ago. It was great to get out and have the chance to visit with people, and we met some really great new friends, too!

For the Aim High show we were limited to a six foot table and a few other vendors had arrived with kid's clothing, so we limited our offerings to primarily non-kids things. I was surprised by how many people we ended up talking to about our kid's stuff, though.

We debuted Benah's new coaster sets at the show, along with some new bag designs and newly redesigned packaging on our soaps. They were yummy before, but now they're extra-super-cute, too.

We had some fun new aprons, and debuted our new pillow covers, too. (Mom did some seriously gorgeous work on those pillows in the front basket. Photographs do *not* do them justice.)

We also had some new wall signs and all of our new tote bags in attendance.

We're putting a few new listings into place, but pretty much everything is available in our main shop or home shop.