Today is American Jane Day at the Fair…
Wait until you see Miss Henny Penny!
Lissa Alexander at Moda Fabrics always has creative ideas…she stores them in her head and just pulls them out when she needs one. Amazing talent don’t you think? She came up with the idea of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop and then she thought up all these things for us to do! Thanks Lissa, you are just so smart!
We’ve been talking about the Moda Country Fair for the last month around the studio and somehow Chelsea got the idea she was invited to the fair. She’s got these big brown eyes that make it really hard to say no…
So what do you tell a Chihuahua who thinks she’s going to a country fair? You tell her “OK, OK, you can go”!
There was no stopping her after I said that. Chelsea wanted to be in on everything. Everything? OK Chelsea, Lissa thought up questions for us to answer so if you’re “in” you have to answer them too!
Question #1: What’s your favorite fair food?
This question is way too easy for Chelsea to answer!
I hope Chelsea doesn’t tell Moda what I was really thinking when I was holding this cupcake pincushion!
Question #2: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Something no one knows… EVERY market my friend Anne and I load up on HOT TAMALES and CANDY CORN. We each bring several boxes and we have a sugar party the entire market. Fall market we eat the orange candy corn and spring market we eat the pastel candy corn. I’m addicted to these little treats and so is Anne.
…and Chelsea’s guilty pleasure? You’re not going to believe this but it’s Broccoli with butter!
Question #3: What’s on your bucket list?
Ha! Is Lissa kidding? This was way too easy for Chelsea (click on the picture to enlarge). I swear this dog is smarter than me! Why didn’t I think of the pink convertible? I want one too!
Question #4: What inspires your work?
You may not know it but Chelsea is part of the approval committee at Bunny Hill. She likes quilts with bunnies on them and she’s very vocal about it…she actually wanted me to design a quilt with a Chihuahua wearing bunny ears! Oh my what am I going to do with a Chihuahua who wants bunny ears?
MY favorite thing to do for inspiration is visit the flea markets…
When I think of a Country Fair I think of a cake walk…remember those? Since I can’t do a real cake walk, I did a cupcake pattern so everyone can have a little cake! You can choose from a cupcake banner or a cupcake pincushion!
And of course when you go to a country fair you’ll probably enter a raffle so let’s have one here. You don’t have to buy a ticket but you do have to leave a comment on this post. Here’s what we’re giving away…
3 Jelly Rolls of Puttin’ on the Ritz…a bundle of waffle cloth and satin for baby…
…and 16 wonderful Puttin’ on the Ritz scrap bags!
We’ll be picking 20 raffle prize winners! TWENTY!!! I’ll pick with a random number generator (Chelsea can’t be trusted to pick) and announce them on the 14th of September. Be sure and check back!
I hope you enjoy our Moda blog hop. Each day will bring you a new designer, more prizes and so many free patterns you’ll be jumping for joy! Country fairs just don’t get any better than this!
Hop on over to visit Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs tomorrow. I adore these ladies and I bet you do too!