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Can I interest you in a tattoo?

Can I interest you in a tattoo?  Wait!  Before you say no (or yes) take a look at these!  You’ll find them in the latest issue of Mollie Makes (#10) which arrived at Bunny Hill today!  Embroidered tattoos!  They had me when I saw the wood hoops to display them…so cute! And how about this […]

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January 30, 2012 - 7:04 pm

mimi'sdarlins - This is such a sweet magazine! I love the wrist warmers, what a lovely excuse to crochet. And the granny square afghan is just like one I’m making using my mom’s beautiful pastel yarns :)
So many projects, so little time!

January 30, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Rachel - I have never seen that magazine in the stores here. I wonder if they even sell it in Canada…? After reading your beautiful post, I think I’ll have to search a little harder!

January 30, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Stephanie in Mi - I love this magazine. Haven’t seen this issue but will definitely have to get it. Love the embroidered tattoo idea! And all the other ideas you showed!

January 30, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Deborah Hays - Thanks for sharing Anne… as always… wonderful pics. I love the tattoos… and I would love one of those tattoos. :-) Hugs, Debbie

January 30, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Lynda - Isn’t this the sweetest magazine? I have to jump on it when it appears at the bookstore, as there aren’t a lot of copies. And yes, you certainly may interest me in a tattoo, as well as that fantastic Granny afghan!

January 30, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Donna Liljegren - I’ve been ordering ribbons from Anna at lillalotta on Etsy for a couple of years. She does amazing art on twill ribbon and everything arrives so quickly from overseas! (You’d love her things, Anne!) Thanks for sharing more about Molly Makes. I love the magazine and the more I see, the more I like!
xoxo
Donna

January 30, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Tamara Kemp - I love this magazine. I will have to check that one out.

January 30, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Martine - I like this magazine, I buy it from time to time.

January 31, 2012 - 4:35 am

Pat - I love the magazine. I have to get to the store to pick one up.

January 31, 2012 - 5:28 am

Carrie P. - Cute projects.

January 31, 2012 - 6:48 am

Debby - Where is this magazine sold in the US?

January 31, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Colette - Every issue is adorable! Those british are definitely creative! Looking forward to receiving my issue in the mail! I’m so glad I signed up for a subscription through Bunny Hill. I could never find it where I live! Thanks for the peek, now I have a little something beautiful to look forward to! Hugs, Colette

February 1, 2012 - 8:56 am

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio - Ohhh! I need to go find that magazine. Those are sew cute. I love seeing things displayed in hoops coming back. Did that back in the 80’s. Thanks for sharing.

February 2, 2012 - 9:04 am

Beth@seasonsofhome - I love it all! What a great magazine.

Lily & Will in a Magazine!

It amazes me to see other people designing with my fabric!  When I see the creativity I’m amazed!   Just look at what I found! Lily & Will in pink & brown!  There’s that yummy pink satin ruffle around the edge! Or maybe you prefer green and brown?  I love the way this design falls […]

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October 26, 2010 - 7:10 am

Barb - It must be so exciting to see the imagination and creative use of YOUR fabric by other people! Your fabric looks so lucious – who could resist it? I say it is the hightest praise you can receive and well deserved. Congratulations to you!

October 26, 2010 - 7:35 am

Jean - How exciting for you to open a magazine and see something that you created!!! That pink and brown one is just delicious!!!

October 26, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Melody - They have done a great job with your beautiful fabric. Congratulations toall of you.

October 26, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Mary on Lake Pulaski - Love the quilts with your fabric Anne! I haven’t seen the satin ruffle for sale yet. Is it in stores already.

October 27, 2010 - 5:29 am

Julia - Oh anne, those patterns are beautiful!!!!

October 27, 2010 - 6:28 am

Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, The quilts are soooooooo beautiful done up in Lily and Will. I just can’t wait to see some projects made with the new yellow and aqua…YUM!!! Hugs…

October 27, 2010 - 7:26 am

Karen - Thank you for featuring our kits Anne! We adore your new line and had a great time making these kits!

November 3, 2010 - 3:45 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I saw this add in a recent quilt magazine and recognized those pink and brown fabrics right away! I’ve also noticed more than one of your designs at shabbyfabrics.com, and they’re also using them in their magazine ads. It’s really fun to see your work popping up more and more. Congratulations!

November 6, 2010 - 8:38 am

Sabine - I love the first quilt. Very nice!

Quilter’s Home Magazine Comes to Visit!

Back in March of this year, Quilter’s Home Magazine sent out a photo stylist and photographer to take pictures of my home and studio.  Gregory Case and his wife Elena, work together as a team.  I’ve known them for years so it was a fun photo shoot, and of course their pictures are wonderful! Pick up the current issue (August/September) of […]

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July 20, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Mary Ann - I know its not funny but the sign had me laughing outloud! And I say much the same kinds of things when ever I lift 60 lbs of bulldog up on to our bed at night.Guess who is comfortable and who is not….

July 20, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Donna Liljegren - Anne:
Your new sign just cracks me up! I’ll be picking up a copy of the magazine. I’d love to tour your studio!
xoxo
Donna

July 20, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Andrea - I am so glad Bitsy went back for a recheck. Always better to check everything and be sure there’s no worry! I’m sure this is just her way of getting a bit of extra love ‘n pets from her ‘people’ =)
XOXO to Bitsy (and the other critters)
Andrea

July 20, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Mary T. Salmon - Anne:
Your husband is a pet lover’s dream! He is very confident in his love for animals to pick up that cat and continue on even with the cat biting him. He has a big heart. I pray the swelling goes down and he gets well soon.
I loved the article. Your home is a dream come true. How do you get any work done with all those day beds? They are irrisistibly inviting. Thanks for sharing your world with us!
Love and best wishes to your household!
Mary

July 20, 2010 - 8:08 pm

AnnieO - That is a funny phrase! I hope husband and dog improve lots over the next few days.

Your house is so pretty, I bet the photographers couldn’t stop shooting! Lovely studio and family room you spend time in :)

July 20, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Tina - My goodness! The stray kitty really did do a number on your husband’s hand – Yikes!! I’m kind of afraid to ask, but were they able to save the kitty?

I’ll have to pick up a copy of Quilters Home – the pictures that you’ve posted are beautiful!

July 20, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Louise - Photos of your home and sewing room are lovely. So sorry to hear about your husbands misfortune. Silly cat! Hope the news on your little punkin is not too severe. Love the sign!

July 20, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Sherri - Hope your husband gets better soon…what a lot to go through! And I must tell you I’ve absolutely loved reading the article in Quilter’s Home…every photo is so beautiful…I’ve been wondering what color yellow your sewing room is…I’m thinking about painting soon!

July 20, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Ina - lol, okay, this time I read the entire post tense and concerned until the punchline: “stay calm and carry bitsy” made me laugh out loud…seriously, things need to calm down around your house. All of the commotion is getting me tense! ;0

p.s. stay calm and eat chocolate after carrying bitsy to wherever that girl wants to go. hey, shouldn’t brigette be helping out with all of this carrying the little one around? ;0

July 20, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Joanne Moore - Hi Anne,
I say you are experiencing the Dog Days of Summer. Not sure what that saying really means but I labeled my week just that 2 weeks ago. My son had his wisdom teeth pulled on a Wednesday morning. By the time we got home, finished the gauze biting/spitting thing, iced up and he was knocked out on the pain meds, my cat Elliot walks up to me with his head split open. Of course it was right before the vet closed so they told me to bring him in 7:30 the next morning. As they diagnosed on the phone it was an abcess from a cat bite from a fight he had participated in a few nights back. So $350 later and a bag of pain syringes later, I was to apply warm compresses to this open wound twice a day as well as keep my son on his antibiotics, salt water rinse, ice bags and his pain meds. By Sunday my dog Lydia started with a runny tummy. My dear husband had the luck to get up before me on Monday morning to discover the disaster in our family room she caused during the night…thank goodness for tile. So $300 later that morning I was sent home with Lydia the wonder dog, and 3 different meds. My kitchen counter was lined up with bottles galore. Son, cat, dog, son, cat, dog Son..etc. I started to think I should be putting hot compresses on my head as well. On top of that my other cat, 14 yr. old Stewart William was scheduled for his rabies shot so that was a minor adventure to add to our activities. I share this with you to let you know you are not alone in this crazy world of animals. Thus I had just finished thinking that this must be what it means to experience the dog(cat) days of summer and then read your blog. Fortunately I can report everyone here is healed and tomorrow Lydia can start on regular dog food again. She did loose a few pounds. (Wish I would..HA) I hope your husband will feel better with each day. That sounds very painful. What we do for animals!!! Hopefully your pup is medically fine and just knows how to rule the kingdom. Good luck and much patience.
Look forward to seeing the magazine.

July 21, 2010 - 5:20 am

Robin Gold - Hi Anne, you said your husband had the last of the shots. Was that the rabies vaccine? or just for the physical damage the stray cat did? You didn’t mention whether the tests came back on the cat for rabies, but just to ease your mind a bit, my husband, daughter, and I all had to go through the rabies series about 10 years ago (because we woke up to a bat in the house), and although they were uncomfortable, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d heard. Might be even easier now. Anyhow, best wishes to your husband — he is a softie (as is mine), and that’s a very good thing! (even if he didn’t exactly get rewarded for this particular time). I hope Bitsy’s doing better, too!! Best wishes, Robin

July 21, 2010 - 5:40 am

Sue - Loved the article. Had to have the magazine when I found out it featured your studio.

So happy your poor husband is doing better. Give him lots of TLC! He deserves it. And, hope they find out what is going on with Bitsy. Wonder if they have chiropractors for dogs? Anyway, hope both your patients are well and on the mend soon.

July 21, 2010 - 5:54 am

Barb - Thank you so much for the update on your sweet husband and your precious Bitsy. I do hope they are both on the mend and that your life gets back to normal (whatever that means, huh?)! When you read other people’s Comments, it’s amazing what life thows at us, isn’t it?

I loved the article about you in Quilter’s Home – your home is Gorgeous! (with a capital “G”)!! Thank you so much for opening up your home to us and sharing it with us. And…especially thank you for sharing your amazing talents with the rest of us – you are so generous!!

July 21, 2010 - 10:49 am

Sandra - Thanks for letting us know what is happening. I feel like I should offer to come and help you but since I live in Canada I can just offer my best wishes to your hubby and poor little Bitsy. Animals do get traumatized and play on our heartstrings. Love your sign, Mothers are always Mothers.

July 21, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Vicki - I love the sign! Our poor dog, Chuck, always shakes like crazy on the way to the vet, and when he gets there he grins at everyone. They love that! We just found out he has diabetes, so I’ll be giving him insulin shots every day.

Hope the hubby and Bitsy both return to normal very soon:)

July 21, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Denise :) - Just finished the article — what fun! They did a great job; of course they had a great subject! :)

July 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Mary on Lake Pulaski - Can’t wait to get the magazine Anne! The article looks wonderful. Hope hubby is all better.

July 22, 2010 - 11:18 am

Nancy C. in Utah - Well, I’m going to have to pick up the magazine. I’ve drooled over your studio several times…maybe this time I’ll wear a bib so I don’t drool on the pages *grin*. I truly do look at the photos of your studio and dream of even having my own simple sewing room, LOL. You would think at 60 years old I could have a room for my sewing but problem is health issues. Downstairs is the only place with a large enough room for my sewing goodies to be permanently placed but with Scleroderma, Utah winters are too cold down there unless we have a fire in the woodburning stove every day and that’s just not something we can do. So…I move everything downstairs for the few months we have warm weather, then my sewing machine and table, along with a few project baskets come up to the living room for the winter. Everything else stays downstairs. Consequently I do a lot of up and down the stairs for supplies, to go through my stash, books, magazines, etc. But the way I figure this, as long as I can sew, it really doesn’t matter does it? Nope, definitely not. LOL.
Glad to hear your hubby is recovering. It sound like he really got batter during his heroic rescue! I also love your new motto. Keeping calm is the hardest part! Poor Bitsy, I truly hope she does well, and they can find out what the problem is. Bless all your hearts. My “little people dressed in fur” act exactly the same as Bitsy at the vets. Shaking to the point I worry about them. One of them actually has her temperature go up when she is in the vets office. They said it’s not uncommon! Sure makes it a nerve racking experience for us though. Well, I’m off to pick up the magazine and a nice absorbent bib…

July 22, 2010 - 6:55 pm

Jean - Congratulations on the magazine spread!!! It’s a wonderful article with great pictures. Boy would I be a mess if a magazine was coming to take pictures of my house. I’d have Merry Maids over for a week straight, borrow all my friends quilts and antiques and rent a couple more pets! Your home is just beautiful and cheery and comfy looking. The colors are so complimentary. It reminds me of the Lecien fabrics. Sweet Sweet Sweet!!!

July 23, 2010 - 7:01 am

Barbara - Love a girl who knows how to get what she wants AND inspired a great motto !!!

She is a credit to dogs everywhere!

Barb

July 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Hi, Anne. Congrats on the magazine spread, I need to get my copy while they’re still on the stands!
Glad your husband is finished w/ his shots, poor guy! I hope Bitsy will soon be running again….maybe she’s just tired. I can relate, sometimes I wish someone would carry me around too, but so far no volunteers…maybe I need to put up a sign :-)

July 25, 2010 - 7:31 am

Denise :) - This was a wonderful piece! I was really pleased I’d picked up a copy of the magazine; it was a treat. I’m commenting several days behind, so I’ll go ahead and say here that I’m happy to hear your hubby is healing nicely. Oh, and I *love* your patterns! Baltimore Bunnies may be my all time favorite and I was pleased to see at least a bit of it pictured in the spread! :)

July 25, 2010 - 4:57 pm

Sivje Parish - Oh your rooms are lovely Anne. I am praying for your puppy and your hubby. I will have to pick up the magazine because I am dying to know about the Goose Feather Farm sign. I LOVE it! And I still love those pink toile chairs too.
I hope everyone heals in your house and your week goes beautifully well.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

I feel like I should be baking shamrock cookies or something exciting like that.  But yesterday this brown truck brought a box of sweets like you’ve never seen!  My heart skipped a beat and I could hardly breathe!  The box is filled with the sweetest of sweets and I’m in heaven. I know, it’s so bad […]

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March 17, 2010 - 7:11 am

Sherri - Oh, I absolutely cannot wait to see what the UPS truck delivered…and Quilter’s Home today…congratulations!

March 17, 2010 - 7:36 am

Jean - This is one of my very favorite holidays and we ususally have the traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage. We had ours the other day at an Irish Pub in Modesto. Today is getting ready for a trip to Denver.

Can’t wait to see all the goodies!!!!!

March 17, 2010 - 7:55 am

Stephanie - Such a tease. Yes, Irish…complete with red hair and freckles…both kids too! I always make corned beef and cabbage and attempt Irish Soda Bread. Sometimes I have great success, sometimes I have a doorstop. May a leprachaun (sp?) magically appear and clean your sewing room.

March 17, 2010 - 8:10 am

Carrie - But Anne, I thought everything on your site was Pink!!!
I will take a peak, since we have to wait to see a peak of your surprise. Happy St. Patricks Day to you!!

March 17, 2010 - 8:28 am

Vicky - No fair teasing!! I’m 50% Irish and had a red-haired mother. Don’t say it. I know — that explains a lot! Heading over to check out your o’sale!

March 17, 2010 - 10:58 am

Jana - St. Patrick’s Day is also my BIRTHDAY so it is always special!

March 17, 2010 - 11:06 am

bradie sparrow - OOOOOOh!! I can’t wait to see the sweets!!

March 17, 2010 - 11:16 am

kate spain - Can’t wait to see your sweet treats!!! Congrats on your photo shoot, too! What fun!

March 17, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Debbie - Can’t wait to see what was in that truck. Have you been working on your crochet? No pressure, I know your very busy. LOL Debbie

March 17, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Vickie E - you are a tease!! can’t wait to see your sweets ;)

March 17, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Sandra - Hi Happy St Pat’S day I made corn beef and cabbage for supper my husband is %50 Irish I am looking forward to see what you received on that brown truck. Good luck on your shoot tomorrow.

March 18, 2010 - 4:59 am

Mary Ann - Looking forward to your fabric treats and seeing the photo shoot someday too!

March 20, 2010 - 11:58 am

Kim - So how did the shoot go?
and did you eat all the sweeties?

Happy sewing