the big three oh oh oh

I always throw myself a little imaginary party when I hit a fun milestone, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit that actual Thin Mints were involved in my latest party. Apparently Indiana is a big Girl Scout state--you can't leave the house without running into a cookie stand outside of stores. Not that I'm complaining.

This week's celebration is because I have had over 3000 sales at Etsy! In addition to treating myself to a few cookies, I've allowed myself some much desired time to sew.

retro mama: elephant softies

I'm frequently asked about fabrics for softies, so I'm always keeping a lookout for the "perfect" prints for my soft toys. It's not an easy task. I love bold, bright prints, but they are often so busy that the embroidered eyes get lost in the pattern. And finding cute fabrics for boys is a whole 'nother thing. But lo and behold, my friends at the brand-new Blend Fabrics sent over some gorgeous prints from this talented gal's Magic Garden collection, and they are indeed perfect.



See? {love}


Things are busy busy busy, and with about 15 projects in various stages of completion, I'm getting so anxious to show them to you guys! So I'd best get back to work sewing/drafting/writing, which is also an excellent excuse to catch up on some old-new favorite shows.

In the meantime, keep yourself busy by stocking up on patterns and felt during the last days of my spring sale! Use the code LEAP15 at checkout from my Etsy shop for 15% off your order through Thursday, 3/8. The patterns in my sidebar are pre-discounted.

Happy stitching!


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I do just love your darling animals!! They are sew cute!! I also just bought some Thin Mints, last night while I was at work! lol. ...They are every where! :) Happy Monday

marlene said...

Adorable elephants! I love everything you do. I recently bought a bunch of your patterns and haven't decided which to stitch up. I think I'm now leaning towards this pattern! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Regina said...

Olá querida, tudo bem?

Adorei esse blog, é muito lindo.

Esses elefantinhos são muito fofinhos

lindos de viver.

Parabéns e um beijo

Regina Célia

Jean said...

love the elephants. Enjoy your 30s. That's when most women really "bloom".

Tanyamade said...

I like these cute elephants :-)

Kim said...

Jean, that is so, so true!

Anya said...

Congratulation on the milestone! Love these cute elephants.

Emom said...

Congrats on all accounts....big smiles....

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Just bought a pattern, can't wait to make some little elephants :-)

* made * by * birti * said...

Really cute elephants!
Greetings from europe.

Swaantje said...

Hello Kim,
this is my first visit to your blog.
He is wonderful..
Your little elephants are so cute.
Have a nice weekend.
Many greetings
from Germany ;o)


ellen said...

I've already made 2 elephants and I plan to make more! I love your pattern.

Jamie said...

Congrats on your 3000 sales!! That's Great! You make the cutest items! I love these elephants!

thea said...

Congrats on the sales! Love the elephants!

Jamboree of Whitley Bay said...

Congrats on reaching 3000 sales, I have to say your elephants are just the cutest, wonderful fabrics to.

Dagar hos mig said...

So cute:)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Tclark2006 said...

I really want the pattern to this project, but it was sold out on your site!!! Will it be available again?

Kim said...

The elephant pattern is back in stock, please try again!

Wren said...

These are delightful! Thanks for sharing.

matchboxmice said...

i AB-SO-LUTLEY love these elephant's there sooooo cute!!! i am more of a free hand stitcher i never follow instructions so i tried to make one and it went terribley wrong!! oh well now he's an applique on a cushion!!

Ely said...

Che meraviglia di lavori! Ti ho scoperto grazie a Casa Creativa e ti seguo sicuramente. se vuoi passare anche dal mio giovane blog di aspetto!

Sandra Krah said...

I really liked your elephant and so I saw him, ran to some to give away. see my blog as it was.


Teresa Aparecida de Aquino Soranso said...

Olá, Kim, amei seus elefantinhos e fiz um para meu sobrinho, seguindo seu desenho. Passe em meu blog e veja se ficou legal. Seus trabalhos são lindos e me inspiram! Beijos