Sunday, January 31, 2010

Exciting...Exciting NEWS!

I can hardly wait.
Melissa, my friend and former co-worker, and I are about to GO LIVE with our website!

As some of you know I used to own a brick and mortar store. Over head took a toll and well...I moved my store to eBay. Then later to Etsy and ArtFire. Now, with Melissa's help I'm about to have a real live online store. I can't has been a long time in coming...but it is almost here!

At first we will offer PDF patterns from all genre...quilting, clothing, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking...etc.

Then as we grow...we hope to offer print on demand patterns. Want a pattern? We'll print off the press JUST FOR YOU!

Thinking about wholesale as well....

Check back often. Not sure when the STORE will actually go live but it will be soon.

In and Because of HIM,

Friday, January 29, 2010

FEATURED Designer at Handmade with Love

Make this charming baby quilt and bib set for the little one on the way! The blocks feature easy piecing, fusible appliqu├ęs and rickrack. Yardage includes enough fabric to make 2 8 1/2" bibs. Quilt size is 35" square-just right for the newborn!

To order click here and you'll be taken to the "right spot"! While you're there be sure to check out all the other won't be disappointed.

In and Because of HIM,

Friday, January 22, 2010


Today is Polka Dot Day...seriously there is such a day. Celebrate it by wearing (what else Polka Dots) and then continue your celebration by going over to COTTON SPICE PATTERN SHOP and....wait for it...SHOP!

ALL for the love of Polka Dots!!!!

In and Because of HIM,
Don’t forget the Subscription Contest!
Check it out here at RUBY!

We currently have a Subscription Contest going on – every 3rd subscriber receives a prize, and every 7th subscriber – receives a complete refund of their subscription price!

AND it is

Go to RUBY BLOG without delay! The blog is free and while you're there why not subscribe. You may just be the 3rd subscriber and get your issue free!!!!

In and Because of HIM,


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Thoughfulness

2 Corinthians 3:5-7(NIV)

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”

***God says we are competent in Him to be his ministers…to tell the story His new covenant Jesus.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

SUNDAY SHARING Wardrobe Refashion or Repurpose

OK...I realize that most people don't consider aprons as part of their wardrobe. However, I do. Let's face it when you get home from're need to start time to change...solution...throw on an apron! Voila..wardrobe.

I can't live without my aprons and have made many utility aprons...some of which you can find in my Etsy and Handmade With Love online stores.

Some ladies have shoe, purse, hat fetishes...mine (please don't tell)is aprons. I love to make to wear them.

I've joined Wardrobe Refashion for the next 2 months and while I've not had time (yet) to participate...I have done some refashioning in the past (yes, with aprons) and here are two I'd like to share with you.
This apron was made from 2 matching placemats found at my local thrift store. Folded one in half and stitched it to the other...made a seam down the middle of the top placemat to make 2 pockets...then sewed on a wide ribbon in contrasting colors for the tie.

This is by far my favorite re-purposed apron. It is made from a pillow case that I found at the same thrift store as the placemats just on a different visit. Front of pillowcase was the "body" of the apron while the opposite side was cut apart and made into the ties.

They both have been sold...I'm very excited about that.

In and Because of HIM,

Friday, January 8, 2010

RUBY Giveaway


Boy do I have fun news today! Take a look at this -

“For the month of Jan until Feb 5. Every 3rd subscriber will receive a prize AND on top of that, every 7th subscriber will get a refund on their subscription!!!! And On top of all that – on Feb 6, we’ll hold a Grand Prize drawing from everyone who subscribed during this period. They will win a Super Duper Craft Supplies Box!!!! It will have buttons, lace, FQ’s, nice yarn, and goodies galore! If you’ve been wanting to subscribe to Ruby – now is the time!!!”

In order to send your prize, we will need your mailing address. Please be sure to include it!

Tell your friends, spread the news for us!!! We have some very cute prizes ready to go to new homes.

The second news – We have a Ruby Calender for you – FREE! You can download it HERE and later this week we’ll show you some fun things to do with it.

Here is just a little peek at some of the prizes we have. They are sitting here, twiddling their thumbs, waiting to be sent to YOUR house!

Some pretty ribbon bookmarks, some with beads.

Maybe a pair of cro-tat earrings?

…or a brooch?

and just a little peek at the craft supplies basket that is still growing!!

You have until Feb 5 to be eligible to win one of these lovelies...You can subscribe HERE!

I hope you will all join in the fun RUBY has set for us this year. Karen Gass, our editor-in-chief is full of ideas for this year!

Come join the fun~

In and Because of HIM,