Saturday, July 26, 2008

Woodland Bloom Giveaway Contest! Alas, It's over

(The date shown above is the date the contest began)
Hi There!
The giveaway is over, but your comments for the giveaway remain as a reminder of the wonderful supportive folks out there in BLOGWORLD.

I am happy to report that I will, indeed, be creating a pattern for this bag design, (see below) which will be available sometime this fall. I will post about it as soon as it is ready.
I noticed that there were some entries "after the fact", I wanted you to know that you were still appreciated! Thank you for your kind comments! I will be hosting another giveaway shortly, so come back to see!

leather and beads...
Side button cinching...

I like that this bag can stand up on its own. I like that it's big and roomy, colorful, and young. I like that it has a firm, not saggy bottom. (Unlike mine!) It hearkens back to the 70's when I was growing up as a bit of a hippie. It boasts lots of inside pockets, large 8" diam. bamboo handles, grommets, leather tie-ons and hand painted wooden beads.

This bag will be known as the Retro "Groovy" Bag , and will be for sale in time for fall market in October, if all goes well!
Working... working... working....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Funked Out Apron Gets ~FUNKAY~

I wanted you to see how cute and fun these two aprons turned out! My friend Jane Taylor from "blogworld" (my personal name for the crazy cyber-space connection we have with people we've actually never met) made these two wild and crazy aprons from my Funked Out Apron pattern, and used up some of her "stash". Aren't they great???

Thanks, Jane for sharing! You are awesome!

I just finished making this diaper bag for a friend. It is a modified version of the Bohemian Bag pattern, made with Woodland Bloom in Rosewood. I hope she likes it!

And this very bright concoction is one I made for myself! I just looked for the wildest, brightest fabrics I could find, put them all together and 'voila'! (Not sure of the spelling on that French word:)
I like it because just about everything goes with it. This is also a variation of the Bohemian Bag...I just didn't rag the seams...and it's a little taller. You can do whatever you want with that pattern don't even have to "quilt" it. you can just do a "stitch in the ditch" and a little bartack randomly across the entire bag , to hold it all together nicely. Just use your imagination!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Little gliches and typos! ...OOOPS! PATTERN UPDATES

So with all the great things that modern technology allows us to accomplish these days, it still cannot seem to override the "human error" aspect of our world. I have just come to realize this (quite regrettably) in my new pattern business.

I want everyone who has purchased one of my patterns to know how much I appreciate your support! I also want you to know that in the rush to get them done, there were some mistakes that went under the radar, and I sincerely apologize for that! I have attached a corrections page link on the upper right sidebar, just below the pattern order link. Please check there to see what changes I have made, and let me know if you notice anything else I might have missed!

I so appreciate everyone's patience, and I hope I have not caused anyone undue stress because of these mistakes. I sincerely want everyone to have a positive and successful sewing experience with my patterns, and will help any way I can!

Thanks a ton,

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

PEASANT BLOUSE: Sizing Questions Answered

MY SEWING ROOM (on a good day)

O.K Here goes:
In answer to the questions I have received on the Peasant Blouse sizing, I have decided to make a size chart for you, so you will know what pattern size to trace.

When developing this pattern, I could only afford to make it in three sizes. I didn't mean to exclude anyone by doing this, but I had no choice. I have decided to see about grading it into more sizes as soon as I can. However, you can tailor the pattern to fit a larger size by adding width to the sides of the pattern pieces.

The pattern currently comes with 3 sizes to choose from: 8, 10, and 12.
They are based on commercial pattern sizes, not retail clothing sizes, like the ones you buy from a department store.

Here are the measurements listed for the three sizes on commercial pattern envelopes:

Size 8: Bust: 31 1/2"
Waist: 24"
Hip: 32 1/2"

size 10: Bust: 32 1/2"
Waist: 25"
Hip: 34 1/2"

size 12: Bust: 34"
Waist: 26 1/2"
Hip: 36"

In my experience, the sizes run a little larger than the body measurements given that they are to fit. In other words, my actual measurements would put me in a size 12, but the size 8 pattern fits me perfectly. So if your bust, waist or hip measurement is 2" or even 3" larger than what is stated on the largest size, don't fret! There are a few inches of "give" built in to the pattern to accommodate those differences. I's really confusing! If in doubt, go up a size, if possible. Or, as stated above, just cut it out a little wider than shown. You can always take it in.

I hope this is helpful, and again I apologize for not being able to make the pattern in more sizes.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at:
I'll be happy to answer them!

Had to add this picture of Halle playing with her toes! How cute is that????

And this is her 5 month old picture with the lamb. oooooh!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Patterns from Lila Tueller Designs

This fuschia was growing in my neighbor's backyard! Can you believe those colors???

Now on to the next topic...I may or may not have mentioned that there would be patterns coming that would be available for sale through my blog. If I didn't mention that, I apologize! But anyway, they are here, and that is why I have not blogged for a while. I have been working non-stop stuffing patterns into little Ziploc bags!

These patterns will be available from many quilting shops across the country, or you can click on the link underneath the pictures on the upper right side of this blog, which will take you to my niece Chelsea's Pink Fig Fabrics online store. She will determine the retail pricing. One of my favorite retail stores, Hancocks of Paducah is also carrying my patterns, and some of the fabric too. You can pre-order the fabric there, so you can reserve some for yourself before the shipment arrives.
For those of you who want to do business wholesale, (like if you own a shop or online store), please email me at:
and I will be happy to take care of you!

They are really fun projects, and you can let your creative juices flow with them! I hope you will enjoy them, and share with me what you have made!