What I love about Australia

26 Nov 2012

Just arrived home and I wanted to share what I love about Australia.  Love the Sydney Opera House.

Love Australians So many friendly nice people Love the Sydney Ballet Meet Helen, we met her the first hour we arrived and she gave us a ticket to the Sydney Ballet. Helen saw us walking to buy tickets for a tour at the Sydney Opera house and she happened to have an extra ticket for the ballet and asked us if we would like to use it.  I bought myself a ticket and Riley and I were able to enjoy the ballet ... ...read more

Thanks Australia

24 Nov 2012

Riley and I had a great time at the Australian Quilt Market. We met so many interesting people!  Thanks for stopping by our booth and letting us know how much you love Riley Blake Designs fabric.  We are heading back to the states tomorrow, but I promise to post pictures soon. ...read more

Australian Quilt Market

23 Nov 2012


Today's pincushion on Cutting Corners College is called a Shabby Chevron Flower pincushion by Bobbie from Vision to Remember.  Take a look, the raw edge adds great texture and makes this flower so easy to make. I wanted to sent out a quick hello.  I hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving had a fantastic Holiday.  Riley and I spent the day setting up a booth in Melbourne for the Australian Quilt market. If you are feeling sorry for us don't, although we are missing our family while we are away, we are having a wonderful time in Australia. I will ... ...read more

Ellie Inspired 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop~Gift Card Stocking

19 Nov 2012


Welcome to Riley Blake Designs!  We are so excited to be participating in Ellie Inspired's 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop! Today we've got a great tutorial from our Project Design Team Member Char of          Presenting ...   Let’s get real for a second here: Sometimes Christmas sneaks up on me. And, even though I had big plans in October, I have 2 days left before Christmas and I have to go the gift card route. Plus, they mail nicely, right? So, how can you give a cuter gift card? Put it in a stocking, of course! These babies ... ...read more

Happy Friday!

16 Nov 2012

Hi friends. Hope you're having a lovely Friday :) Have you seen today's Cutting Corners College tutorial?  Jennifer Wambach of JennArt Designs created this DARLING owl pincushion ...  

    Isn't he cute? Click HERE for the complete tutorial and if you make one, be sure to share with us on Facebook.   ~Have a great Weekend everyone~ ...read more

Australia here we come!

15 Nov 2012

We are sending a Big Shout out to Australia!  Our bags are packed and my daughter, Riley and I are heading to Australia . Wahoo, first time!  We are landing in Sydney, having a little fun along the way, and ending up to Melbourne for the AQM show. If you are attending AQM, join Sue Daley and I for "Show and Share" Saturday, November 24th at 9:40 am.  Also, we will have many projects on display at booth #22, with daily "make and takes" at 2pm and we had to bring our Riley Blake chocolate truffles.  Drop by and see ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Reusable Christmas Bags

13 Nov 2012


At Christmas each year we have a tradition that our kids can open one present on Christmas Eve, which is always a new, sparkling set of pajamas for Christmas morning pictures.  It's a fun tradition and the kids love it....but it has always been a hassle finding those presents under the tree.  So, I  had an idea to make reusable Christmas bags that we can use year after year for that traditional Christmas Eve gift.  One, so we can easily find the gifts and secondly, to save a bit of paper and add some cuteness and fabric-love under ... ...read more

Simple Scissor holder/Lanyard

12 Nov 2012


Christmas is just around the corner and we have a great idea for a quick gift for a sewing friend.   Deonn Stott shows you how to make this easy scissor lanyard holder today on Cutting Corners College. Click here to view the entire tutorial. *Deonn and I made a video tutorial on how to make this scissor holder, watch for it in a couple of weeks.       ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Flannel Christmas Nightgown

06 Nov 2012

   
Riley Blake Flannel Nightgown Tutorial u-createcrafts.com

  Supply List: 2 yds Riley Blake Design Santa’s Workshop Flannel  1 package of double fold red fleece bias tape 14 inches of 1/2” wide elastic Nightgown with Raglan Sleeves to create pattern   First of all, I have not sewn with a commercial pattern…yet.  I just create my own patterns from existing garments or I draw the garment/product I want to create on paper and create a pattern on tissue paper.  This is probably not the easy way, but it’s the way I taught myself to sew.  That being said, this tutorial is based on an ... ...read more

Dotty Squares Quilt

05 Nov 2012


  We love dots...and today on Cutting Corners College, Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts, shows how to make this quilt using Riley Blake Designs dots. Click here to view the entire tutorial.   ...read more

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

02 Nov 2012


Today Deonn Stott is sharing her tutorial on how to make a Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion.  These are the same pincushions we shared for our make and takes at Quilt Market. Click here to view the entire tutorial. Also featured this week, is this adorable pirate softie designed by BreeMcCloy from Distant Pickles.   Click here and see how to make Captain Cole using Pirate Matey fabric. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Party Dress and Bow Tie

31 Oct 2012


Hi! I'm Nikkala, one of the 5 Crafting Chicks! We are excited to be joining the fabulous ladies on the Design Team here at Riley Blake! A few months ago we added a little dolly to our family! It has been fun to have a baby girl to dress up after the jeans of tees 2 boys. I fell in love with the colors of the Millie's Closet line, with the very girly red with purses and the coordinating blue. It had something to make each of my kids happy! Finding a baby dress pattern that was what ... ...read more
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