Friday, July 23, 2010


We want to say thank you to everyone participated in our giveaway.  As always, there was a mixed bouquet when it came to the favorite flower.  (Yes, i am working on as many budding flower puns as I can.)  As far as projects, no clear favorites.  I think that is the best thing about BLOOMING POSSIBILITIES is it has a little something for everybody.

Ok, the WINNERS!!!!!

First Prize, The Hat, and we are also throwing in a book:

#85 - MARY ON LAKE PULASKI  from Minnesota

Next, we have Three Books and they go to:

#148 - JENNIFER from Ontario, Canada

#76 - DESERAE from Tooele, Utah 

#39 - LIS from Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Now, 5  Flowers, made by yours truly


#138 - FISHTAIL DESIGNS - Knoxville, Tennessee

#96 - ANI

#158 - TERESA

#6 - SAR DEE

If you are a winner, please email us at and give us your mailing address.

If you didn't win this time, don't worry, there will be another chance. 

Heading out of town this week, so we will catch you next week. 

Janice and Marcea

Monday, July 12, 2010


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.

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

Friday, July 2, 2010


Janice and I had a very busy couple of weeks.  She went on the road from Florida and ended up all the way in Utah.  We had a great week.  We went to most of the local quilt stores, nothing new there, bought more fabric, nothing new there, and then put together our book outline, SOMETHING NEW HERE.  Well, can't even talk about it, cause books take forever, but WE HAVE STARTED, YEAH.

Next bit of news.  We have our FIRST BOOK, BLOOMING POSSIBILITIES, back from the printer.

It will be ready to purchase on the website, later today.  And the most exciting news for you, a big contest next week right here to launch the new book.  Pictures, prizes, and soooo much more.

In the meantime, we all need to take a break and enjoy the holiday weekend.  I wanted to share a recipe that has been around my family for years.  My aunt made it when I was a little girl, and it is quick, easy, can be done in a crock pot, and makes the best side dish for any barbeque or get together.  I think Utah is the home for great get-together dishes.  I do have a confession though, I made up a fancy title for this recipe, but it isn't too sweet and it isn't too spicy.  It is very delicious and even little kids will love it.  You will want to double this recipe.  It will go fast. 

Hope you enjoy it.  Let's go out with a bang and wish everybody a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, have a great weekend.