Monday, July 12, 2010

IT'S A FLOWER FEST, COME JOIN

It's finally finished and back from the printer, our first book, BLOOMING POSSIBILITIES.
























The idea for the book started one day when Janice and I went shopping and found a cute little flower.  From there, it blossomed into 3 fabulous fabric flower designs.  Those 3 flowers inspired the 9 projects in the book. 
First the specifics.  The book has 12 patterns and projects in all.  The book is 32 pages with color photographs of every project.  Complete instructions and full size templates are also included.  The best part is, the flowers are only the beginning.  Once you start making them, the POSSIBILITIES are endless.

First the pictures, then the giveaways.  These are the three different flowers.  Fun and easy to make.  Try mixing the flowers together to create all different looks.
















Then we came up with bags to put the flowers on.  There is a clutch bag and a sling bag for the Ladies.  The girls get a purse and a smaller version sling bag.  The sling bags are reversible too.

After purses and bags, it was easy to see these flowers could go everwhere.  How about hair clips, lapel pins, t-shirts, jackets, even flip flops.
We didn't stop there.  We thought, hey we can put these flowers on the wall.
And last, but not least, we topped it off with a hat.  There are even two different brim sizes.
Now, what you have been waiting for.  THE GIVEAWAY.  Rules for give away - 5 ways to get their name entered.
1. Leave a comment on which project you will make first - or maybe which is your favorite. Not sure, sorry, you gotta pick at least one.

2. Tell us which flower, first, second or third, is your favorite. Their official names are the "LIZZY", the "SADIE", and the "ELANOR".  Check our website to find out which is which.   http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/.

3. Mention our give-away on your blog. Leave a link so we can visit and yes, Janice reads every one.

4. Become a follower on the blog. We really want to get 300 followers.  If you are already a follower, be sure to let us know.

5. Face book - become a friend. If you are already a friend, then tell everybody about the book.

That's it.  Now, what are we GIVING AWAY.

We will start out with a hat.  The cute one made with the Amy Butler red and off white Polka Dot.
You get a book too, to make something to go with the hat.

We are giving away books, three to be exact.

And last, but not least, Marcea will be making five special "LIZZY" flowers for five lucky ladies.

So,  GOOD LUCK. We will randomly pick the winners a week from Tuesday. Oh yeah, Janice went to everyone's blogs during the last giveaway. It is so fun to see what y'all are doing.

That's it. Hope you all are as excited as we are. Can't wait to hear what you think.

Janice and Marcea

167 comments:

SoozeM said...

They all look so cute but I really love the girls purse bag, the gathered one with the band.

SoozeM said...

The Eleanor flower is my favorite!

arlette said...

Oh my!!!!, I'd love to by surrpunded by flowers, I love flowers in the wall and the ones you use for the bag!!!

SoozeM said...

I was already subscribed through google reader but I am now a follower as well :)

SarDee said...

I love the flip flops! So that is my favorite that you are showing BUT the sling bag is a really, really close second. If I won the book it's the bag I would make first to go along with the flip-flops!! For the favorite flower? I pick the "Lizzy" hands-down. I LOVE.. L.O.V.E. the button! The possibilities to show off antique buttons is endless!!! I am already a follower. Now, do I have to post this as three different posts? Or will this one post work for three entries?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the Sadie is my favorite flower.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

As far as a favorite project, I like the "Purse" the best. It looks so comfy.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I am already a follower :-)

Sheila said...

My favorite project is the hat...too cute!
My favorite flower is Lizzy.
And I just became a follower.
I'd love to win...thanks for the opportunity!!

Anya said...

I love the flowers on the T-shirt! Thanks for the chance.

Duff said...

Easy! the clutch bag is too cute!

Duff said...

The Eleanor flower has my vote for favorite--especially the ones that are dyed just a shade lighter in the center

Katie B. said...

I think the wall hanging is my favorite! Really cute.

Katie B. said...

Love the Sadie flower.

Cyndi said...

Oh my gosh, those projects are AWESOME! I love everything. And even though I am a bagaholic, I simply adore those flips, so that is what I'd make first (I live in flips during the summer!) Then I'd make one of the bags, then the flower art, then another bag...LOL!!!

The book looks awesome and I would LOVE to win one! Thanks for the opportunity!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

Although I really like all three flowers, I do love the Elanor flower best!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

And I am already a happy follower! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

sbmeeks said...

I'm a follower :)

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I would love to make the wall-hangings!!!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I am in LOVE with the Sadie flower! So cute and so clever....

sbmeeks said...

I would definitely make the wall flowers first :)

Regina said...

LOVE the hat!

Regina said...

Sadie - she's awesome!

Regina said...

Already a FB fan.

Regina said...

A follower now.

Deanna said...

Elanor flowers--but I would enjoy them all. I need a hat, but have always been a bit self-conscious about them. So, I'll make a hat (but it would be fine with me to win one.)

SewCalGal said...

I love, love, love fabric flowers. Have several books on fabric flowers too. Yours are very unusual, with a natural flare!

My first project would most likely be a flower I could add to my hat, but I'd also very much like to make a flower wallhanging using your design too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

georgie said...

Hi I really love the elanor flower that is definitely my favourite.
Georgie xx

georgie said...

I think I would like to make that 1st handbag with wrist strap I could do with a new handbag.
Georgie xx

georgie said...

Hi I've just become a follower.
Georgie xx

georgie said...

Hi I've just link back to my blog http://madaboutstitching.com
Georgie xx

Lis said...

What a floral riot! I would make the flowery flip flops first.

Lis said...

Well, I'm a Lizzy so I ought to choose that flower as my favourite but actually my favourite is Eleanor!

Lis said...

I'm going to follow you on Facebook, just off there now to find the page :)

Lis said...

And of course I'll follow your blog here, for another entry in your wonderful giveaway. Congratulations on the book, your flowers and all the handbags and gladrags are really glorious.

Pat S. said...

The flower projects are totally cool!!! All of the projects are fantastic, and only because you're making me pick one, I would choose to make the hat first. The flower that I most like is "Lizzy". And I love following you on FaceBook, too!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Lis said...

Befriended you on Facebook now and I've added news of your book to my profile :)

Tammy said...

I would start with making the flowers. I have a grand daughter who loves flower hair clips and headbands.

Tammy said...

I would have to pick the Lizzy flower as my favorite!! But will make them all :)

Tammy said...

I follow your BLOG!!!!!

Tammy said...

I'm a friend on Facebook!!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I'm your newest follower who loves the little girl's purse! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

Janet said...

I am definitely going to make a hat. First thing!

Janet said...

The Eleanor flower is my favourite.

Janet said...

And I follow your blog.

Nancy said...

Definitely would make a hat - nothing like making a hat with your own fabric!

Then I would make everything else! LOL!

Marcia said...

The first thing I want to make is the adult sling purse. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nancy said...

Well, picking a flower is hard
They all are so much fun!
But since I will have to choose,
"Eleanor" will be the one.

tellad said...

My favorite project (entry #1) is the sling bag - I can see making this for gifts! Teri Dingler

Marcia said...

A little story. My Aunt Sara is the youngest of my father's siblings. They called her Sadie. She wanted to be called Sara, and "trained" her nieces and nephews to call her Aunt Sara. My father was her only sibling that continued to call her Sadie until he passed away. So, I have to select the Sadie flower. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nancy said...

I already follow you

tellad said...

My favorite flower (entry #2) is the Elanor although it was almost a tie between it and the Lizzie!
Teri Dingler

tellad said...

I am already a follower of yours (my 3rd entry) but I don't blog and I don't facebook! Maybe I should! More chances!!! Thanks for the chance! Teri Dingler

Nancy said...

I'm already a FB friend.lipho

Hattie said...

I love following your blog! My favorite flower is the Lizzy, and my favorite project is the hat! I would totally put a Lizzy flower on my favorite bucket hat!

free indeed said...

Hard to pick a fave for the first project, but I think I'd like to try the hat (I need to stay out of the sun) and a very close second is the handbag. Of course bibs for the grandbabies....I'll have two young enough for those...:)

free indeed said...

I choose the Eleanor flower as my fave! That will go well on purses and such!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Joan A. said...

Wow! I am in love with flowers AND purses. The first purse I would make would be the clutch purse and my favorite flower is the Elanor. I have just signed up to follow your blog, and although I do not have a blog, I have aput your link on my facebook page, and I am on my way to being your Facebook friend! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

deserae said...

I would try a headband first!

deserae said...

I am a follower

deserae said...

I like the eleanor flower best!

Karen said...

I would do the slippers as my first project for my mother and sister!

Bec Clarke said...

Ohhh Bags, definately bags for my first project.

Bec Clarke said...

I quite like the 2nd flower the best

Bec Clarke said...

I follow you now. So glad I found your blog too, it's great

Bec Clarke said...

I found you on facebook too.

Gwendie said...

I want to begin with a hat. Ask my friends - I wear hats all the time. My favorite flower is the Eleanor. It's gorgeous!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Definitely the hat - so adorable and with the cute flower I can wear a hat all the time!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm already a follower - yeah!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I already "like" Abbey Lane Quilts on Facebook!

Jackie said...

the hat , of course the hat-)

Daisy said...

They all look lovely but I think the first thing I'd make would be the clutch bag - so cute :)

Daisy said...

The Sadie flower is my absolute fav

Daisy said...

I am a follower of your blog already

Daisy said...

I'm already a friend on facebook and will mention your book on there

Daisy said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog and linked to your blog on that post :)

http://daisymadeit.blogspot.com/2010/07/check-this-out.html

SewLindaAnn said...

I am all about the Eleanor flower!!

SewLindaAnn said...

I would have to do the flip flops first, I'm in them all the time and I just got my nails done so I can match them up!

Ani said...

Ooh ooh ooh! So many things you have created that I LOVE! I will choose the Lizzy flower cause I love it's fuzziness, I'd make the 'flowers for the wall' first - what a fantastic decorating idea! I've posted about you on my blog http://ani-tings.blogspot.com/ And I'm a follower too! The name of your company immediately caught my eye when reading the IHAN blog, I LOVE the Beatles :0) I'd love to win any of your give-a-ways, thanks so much! Ann

Marcia said...

Wow!!! My favortie flower, if I must pick is the Eleanor followed close behind by the Lizzy. My first project (when I win the book) will be the flipflops for my granddaughters - they will love them. Then I will turn attention to making something for me - purses will do. I am a follower - too old for Facebook and don't blog.
Good job Ladies

Marcia

Barb said...

It's hard to pick just one, but I'd have to say the wall art is my favorite project. So inspiring!

Barb said...

Again, hard to choose a favorite but I'd have to go with Lizzie.

Barb said...

Am now a follower (that was NOT a hard decision!)

Barb said...

You are now posted on my blog. I "borrowed" a couple of pics. Hope that's okay. www.tinkquilts.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I'd start with Elanor, but would have to try them all eventually! Love your work.

Nancy said...

I'd start with Elanor, but would have to try them all eventually! Love your work.

Patty said...

The first thing I would make is the bag on the cover. I LOVE IT!

Patty said...

I'd pick the Lizzy flower.

Patty said...

I am a follower

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I have posted about the giveaway!!! I am making some flower pins for friends. I love the t-shirt pins the best....they are so much fun. And I'm a follower....so please add my name three times :)
Thanks,
Kelly

Sammy said...

I like your lovley gathered purse, the one with the band.
all your flowers are lovely. but my flowe is sadie.

jillytacy said...

These look great! I love the Elanor flower the best. As for a project to start with it's hard to choose! I think the second bag, the headband for my daughter and the flipflop flower project as I always have multiple projects going at one time.

pinsandneedles said...

The projects from your new book look so fun! I think I would make the headband first for my daughter. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

pinsandneedles said...

My favorite flower is the Eleanor flower!

pinsandneedles said...

I'm already a follower!

Melissa said...

The book looks great. I think the first pattern I would make is that clutch. I love the way you designed the ruffle at the top.

Melissa said...

My favorite flower is the lizzy. Beautiful, but kind of understated.

Melissa said...

I became a follower. I'm looking forward to reading through older posts.

Melissa said...

And I just sent you a friend request on facebook. :)

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like the sling bag!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like the Lizzie flower!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I'm a follower

Ann-Christin said...

Hello here I am!!!!! I love the Flip Flops!!!!!

Ann-Christin said...

I love the SADIE flower!!!!

Ann-Christin said...

And I am a follower!

L said...

I want to make the wallflower ;) for my little girls' room.

L said...

I like the eleanor flower!

Ann-Christin said...

And I will write about your blog in my blog:
www.ann-christin.zoomin.se

L said...

I'm now a blog follower!

Molly said...

I think the wall hanging flowers are my favorite!

Molly said...

THe lizzie flower is my favorite!

Molly said...

I follow your blog through google reader.

Fishtail Designs said...

I LOVE the sling bags & I will make it as soon as I win :)

Fishtail Designs said...

My favorite flower is the Sadie!!!

Fishtail Designs said...

I am now a Facebook fan!!! :)

(Julie Callis)

Fishtail Designs said...

I am a new follower of your blog through Google :)

mamabug said...

I think your things are just so cute. I love the eleanor flower and would probably do the sling bag for my daughters and friends. I liked you on facebook :) thanks for the chance to win. Kathie

Ann-Christin said...

And now I am a fan of abbey lane quilt too!

Denise said...

I love the "Sadie" flower! Today was the first time I have seen your blog and website....gonna share it with my fellow quilters!!
Love it!!

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Denise said...

I love the hat....I think a hat and matching purse would make a great gift for a friend!

Jennifer said...

What gorgeous flowers and the book looks spectacular. I hope I'm not too late to enter my name for the draw.

I would love to make the darling purse and I'd use the LIZZY flower on it.

I just love how fuzzy/ruffly the Lizzy posie is and it is my favorite, though it is tough to pick just one!

I've become a follower of your blog and am looking forward following your posts, designs and creative ideas.

I've posted on facebook page to let my friends know of your wonderful website!

Aunt Ro said...

most certainly first I would dress up my drab sunhat for our 30th anniversary Hawaii trip... then some for flip-flops... then oh my possibilities are endless.

Jennifer said...

To be more specific on the purse, I should have stated that I just love the clutch purse with the ruffles at the top. What a gorgeous, feminine clutch and the Lizzy flower would set it off perfectly.

passingdowncrazy said...

I want to make that clutch bag!!!

passingdowncrazy said...

The Lizzy flower is my favorite!

passingdowncrazy said...

You're in my googlereader.

Teresa said...

I like the Sadie flower best,
Teresa Mc

passingdowncrazy said...

Sure, I'll join you on fb. Up to the minute info, right?

Fishtail Designs said...

I just posted a link in my blog:

http://fishtaildesigns.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-madness.html

Thanks!!!

Teresa said...

I am following your blog. Would like to make the sling bag first, with the Sadie flower. Cute.
Teresa Mc

Theresa said...

I love all of the flowers, but I suppose my favorite would have to be the "Lizzy". It's also hard to pick a first project because they are all so cute, but I guess it would have to be the purse with the gathering and band at the top...followed quickly by an embellished tee and one of those great hats!
I also followed your blog today (yay 250th follower!)and friend requested you on Face Book.
firelass51@aol.com
Lastly, thanks for such a great giveaway opportunity. I'm so glad I found you blog and shop!

Kristie said...

I think the 1st project I would make is the head bands. Something simple @ first and quick new hair pieces for my daughter before school

Teresa said...

Just made a friend request on Facebook from Abbey Lane Quilts! And...thanks for the giveaway! Would really like that book.
Teresa Mc

Kristie said...

I like the Lizzy Flower

Kristie said...

following

wccoble said...

They are all adorable but I really like the wall flowers. Those would be great many places.

Jennifer said...

So sorry for the separate posts but I finally figured out how to send a friend request on Facebook. I'm looking forward to reading your updates on facebook as well as your blog.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a follower (I think no. 258..almost up to 300)

Amy said...

I'm following your blog!

Amy said...

I'm following your blog!
I love Lizzy!!!

Amy said...

Oh My. I've got to get my hands on that tred and white polka dot hat!!! So adorable :o)!

Amy said...

I don't have a blog yet so I tweeted about "Abby LAne Quilts". Everything is so beautiful!!

Mouster1 said...

Hi! Love all your new projects. The "Lizzy" flower is my favorite. I think I would do the wall hanging first and the flip flops next. Can hardly wait for your book to come out. Thank you both.

Mouster1 said...

Hi! Love all your new projects. The "Lizzy" flower is my favorite. I think I would do the wall hanging first and the flip flops next. Can hardly wait for your book to come out. Thank you both.

chrissypatrick said...

the ELANOR is my favorite, starting to transform my guest bedroom into a sewing/craft room and these would be adorable! Love the sling bags too!

chrissypatrick said...

PLUS I am now a follower :)

Kandus said...

I luvvvvvv the Lizzy flower the best and am excited to get the book so I can make myself the wall art, it's super cute!!!
Thanks

Kandus said...

First-Lizzy
Second-Elanor
Third-Sadie

and I'm following your blog and added youi as a facebook friend!!!

Thanks...again, hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MJ said...

It was hard to pick a favorite project, I couldn't decide between the clutch or the sling, but for me, the sling is more practical, so that's what I'd make first

MJ said...

My fave flower is the Sadie

MJ said...

I'm a follower

MJ said...

And soon we'll be facebook friends!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hmmmmmmmmm.....this is hard, but I like the hats.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like the Sadie flower.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog....go check it out.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/

Billie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I signed up to follow your blog!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I requested to be your friend on facebook

mascanlon said...

The wall flowers, I have a perfect spot in my new studio that can use the pop of color and fabric.

mascanlon said...

And I love the Eleanor flower.

mascanlon said...

I have signed up to Follow you, such inspiration

mascanlon said...

And you'll see a new friend request from me ion Facebook. Thanks for all the chances.

pamdux said...

My favorite flower is Sadie but followed closely by Lizzie and I believe the flip flops are the first I would make or is it the purse or the flip flops. Choices,choices, choices. pamspinks.blogspot.com

pamdux said...

I became a follower. pamspinks.blogspot.com

98txag said...

I would make the girls sling bag and a headband to match and flip flops and then a clutch for MEEEE!

98txag said...

My favorite is the "lizzy" flower! :)

Ani said...

Has the contest been extended?? I thought the drawing was a week from Tues the 13th which would have been the 21st? Just wondering. Best, Ani