Let me start by making a little confession to you all: I. don't. sew. Not like "I can't make a dress without a pattern" kind of not being able to sew, but like I can't even thread the bobbin kind! Both my mother and my mother-in-law have thrown up their hands in frustration trying to teach me. I was actually using pins and hot glue to put patches onto my son's cub scout uniform before a friend took pity on me and said she would barter her sewing for my cooking. Thank goodness! Meatloaf, I know---needles and thread, not so much. I guess it's because I can't sew a stitch that I'm always fascinated by people who can. Today, I'm happy to feature two fellow Idahoans who have no sewing impairments whatsoever:
Quilt Taffy is made up of two ** zany** sisters, Corrie and Des. They get to run off to all kinds of fancy quilt shows and exotic craft fairs and meet famous people:
Here's Des with Heather Bailey
I love that Corrie and Des do all the walking through these mega-convention centers, showing and telling about all the new stuff coming to a store near me soon----while I get to just sit here on my blogging patootie, look at all the pictures, and eat a whole box of Otter Pops.
Their blog is an extension of their store, but it never feels like they're trying to sell me anything. Still, if I (and by I, I mean my friend who sews for meatloaf) wanted to make something absolutely adorable like these overnight bags:
Or these froggies and bunnies and elephants (oh my!)--
I COULD!--because the kits and/or fabric would be available. Don't ya love seeing American enterprise at work :)?!
Quilt Taffy has lots of tutorials and lots of projects to choose from--all mixed in with excerpts from the sisters' real lives. You will love it!
And just in case you aren't convinced----they give away FREE FABRIC EVERY THURSDAY!!! Does it get any better than FREE?! Not unless you find some way to coat "free" in chocolate and diamonds....
So buckle up your Mary Jane's and skip on over to Quilt Taffy and congratulate them on their feature--we isolated Idahoans need all the contact we can get with the outside world :) !
And thanks so much for playing with me this week!--I wish the best of everything to all of you! ~Jennifer P.