Violet Craft

Violet Craft

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peacock Lane visits Fort Hays State University

We are back! And oh my goodness, my to-do-list is HUGE.


While we were in Kansas I was able to go back to my college and spend some time on campus with my best friend and our kiddos. My girls are wearing the Urban Prairie Dress which is one of my brand new patterns with Indygo Junction.

Peacock Lane Bouquet in Green and and Falling Flowers in Red.


Peacock Lane Parade Day in Gray and Falling Flowers in Turquoise.


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I haven't closed the comments yet on my charm pack give-away so get on over there and comment. I'll be closing and posting a winner on Friday, July 1. Sorry - no specific time... at my whimsy (or actually, at the time that fits in between having two kiddos home for summer vacation and trying to work and enjoy the summertime!) :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Vacation Giveaway!


We're on vacation traveling half way across the country (you can follow along on Twitter). We're photoshooting Peacock Lane in the countryside along our route and having a great time in the wheatlands.

In the meantime, I promised you a little giveaway! Well, this is actually a BIG giveaway - a whole fat quarter pack of the entire collection! While at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City I was honored to have Daria from Boutique Cafe interview me for her blog and podcast series. We had a really fun time and although I sound a little bit like a dork, I am so excited to share the interview with you here! We are giving away the fat quarter pack over at BoutiqueCafe so make sure to head on over to her post about my interview and comment, comment, comment!

And as an added bonus I will be giving away a charm pack here as well so make sure to comment right here on this post and also at Boutique Cafe.

I can't wait to share our vacation pics with you when we return (internet access is sketchy out here in the middle of everynowhere.)

Happy Summer Vacation everyone!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Let's Do This!

I am happy to announce my Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day! winner!

I have read all of your comments. All 623 of them! I am humbled to say the least. Thank you so much for your well wishes and lovely comments about Peacock Lane. I loved reading the stories of your own love for peacocks and elephants.

I realized from your comments that once again I have been talking in my head and not on my keyboard. So I'm going to take a moment to answer a couple of questions. Yes, I designed the fabric prints! I drew those sweet elephants and peacocks all by myself. I am as proud as my peacock!

Peacock Lane will be shipping by early July (and hoping for end of June!) As SOON as I hear it's out there, I will update you here with the information.

When I designed Peacock Lane it was important to me that each one of the prints was able to stand on its own, to own the focus of a garment or be a strong focal point in a quilt. I plan to dedicate a post for each one of the prints and speak to its inspiration, how I saw it being used and why I created it in the way that I did. Each one of the prints is important to me in some way. I want to give each one the time and care to explain what I felt in creating it. I can only hope that it's interesting to you too and that I don't bore you all the way to the unsubscribe button. ha! During these posts I will also be showing projects that go along with them and have some free patterns as well.

Now I want to play my own game. I was so excited to see many comments from my home states (old and new!) and so many international posts as well. I spent hours reading all of your comments and lost myself in your blogs. Thank you all so much for sharing!

I was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas. I am now in Portland, Oregon and although I LOVE my Portlandia, I wouldn't mind getting just a little closer to that glorious Pacific coast with just enough space for a couple of chickens, maybe a goat or three and a donkey in a pear tree... oooh!... AND a pear tree. And a barn... did I mention the crafting barn? Yes, it's not just a barn, but a CRAFT-ing barn. With a loft bunkhouse for guests. What's a crafting barn without room for your friends? A girl can dream!

And without further ado...

The winner is comment #257 from Cathy who said:
Wow, I love your prints! I'm from Miami and I live in North Carolina now.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:21:00 AM

Congratulations Cathy! I really hope you share what you make with it - I'm dying to see someone else sew with Peacock Lane!

Now, let's see who is paying attention. There's another giveaway happening right here this week. Keep checking back or follow along and see if you can win the next one!