Cowboy Boot pincushion

07 Sep 2012

Howdy!  All you cowgirls out there are going to love today's pincushion tutorial.  Samantha Walker designer of Saddle Up fabric, used her designer cloth to create this adorable cowboy boot!

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Project Design Team Wednesday~Bow Pocket Tutorial

05 Sep 2012

If there is one thing that we like to make over at Simple Simon and Company it would be skirts. (Lots and lots of skirts.) We think that skirts are the perfect sewing project for anyone from beginners to advanced seamstresses and today we are sharing two simple ways to embellish any skirt.   Elizabeth and I will each be using some of Riley Blake's solid fabrics (they have some of the most delicious colors) with a detail from one of our favorite lines.    Elizabeth will be going first with her Bow Pocket Tutorial.

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Winner of Zoofari fat quarter bundle

04 Sep 2012

Hello everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I have enjoyed reading your comments about the "the best advice you ever got from a teacher".  Thank you so much for sharing. Some were funny, some were a little sad (but motivating) and most were just good words to live by.  The winner of "best advice from a teacher" entry.   #45 "Don't forget to laugh." I think that bit of advice is priceless and sooo true.  by Patsters August 31st, 2012 at 10:17 a.m. *Winner chosen by random number generator. Please contact cindy@rileyblakedesigns.com with your ... ...read more

Best advice from a teacher

30 Aug 2012

The kids are back in school (OK I am trying not to be too excited about that) and time for the learning to begin.  What is the best advice you ever got from a teacher?    Mine: Mrs. Anderson, my 8th grade Algebra teacher's advice given to the entire class. "God gave you a brain, use it and don't always ask me for the answers" Please share and we will draw a winner next Tuesday for a give-away of a fat quarter bundle of our new organic cotton fabric line of Zoofari.

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Project Design Team Wednesday~Pin it Pincushion!

29 Aug 2012

   
PIN IT Pincushion 2012-009

Supply List: 1 Red 4x6 piece 2 Gray 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Fusible Light Interfacing: 2 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Sew-on “hook and loop” Red thread Polyester filling optional:  Silhouette Craft Cutter and Sewing Fabric Interfacing If you have the Silhouette Craft Cutter and you want to cut the “Pin it” with your machine send me an email at beckyucreate@gmail.com and I will send you the file.  (I only have it saved as a Silhouette file though, not SVG) {You can also purchase one for $269.99 right now using the “Ucreate” promo code ... ...read more

Butterfly Pincushion

27 Aug 2012

The days are getting shorter and I can feel summer starting to slip away.  So today I will enjoy the flowers.....everything is in bloom including my butterfly bush.

This bush attracts more than butterflies, it also attracts hummingbirds...but butterflies were the inspiration for my pincushion posted last Friday.  Click here to visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. Enjoy your last days of summer! ...read more

Winners of Giveaways

24 Aug 2012

Thank you, Thank you for all of the kind words about our new Pieces of Hope fabric line which benefits a cause near and dear to our hearts- Autism. We know there are countless people all over the world that have special people in their lives that are affected with Autism and this is our way to show support to you.

Congrats to Julie Thompson of New York, she will receive bundle of fabric from our Pieces of Hope fabric collection. Also, we were happy to participate in the end of summer giveaway courtesy of our Friend Kristen Duke of ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Ombre Herringbone Quilt

22 Aug 2012

Tam of Sew Dang Cute back again to share with you my final design team project. I came up with this idea several months ago, and even got the fabric to make it back in April, but life got so busy that I didn’t get it done – until now.   Introducing the Ombre Herringbone Quilt!!!
Ombre Herringbone Quilt complete

This turned out just how I hoped it would, and was a fun quilt to make.   The first thing I needed to do was design the quilt on paper. I created this image in PhotoShop as a rough draft. I planned on straightening up all ... ...read more

Robot Dog Softie

20 Aug 2012

Today's tutorial is simple and unique.  Jean Kake from the Quilted Cupcake, shares how to make this adorable robot dog softie on Cutting Corners College.

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Scrumptious cupcake pincushion

18 Aug 2012

Look at this sweet treat.  Jackie White demonstrates how to make a scrumptious cupcake pincushion.  Click here and take a look at this week's pincushion club tutorial!

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End of Summer ... HUGE Giveaway!

15 Aug 2012

Hi everyone! We're participating in this FABULOUS end of summer giveaway courtesy of our friend Kristen Duke of  

 Here's what she's got to say ...  ~ The end of summer is drawing to a close, and what better way to go out with a BANG than to have a massive giveaway? I banded together with some of my favorite handmade shops and bloggers to offer this giveaway worth nearly $1200!! The most exciting part? We'll have 50 winners total! Do you want to see what is up for grabs?!? 1. Orange Blossom 11x14 Frame 2. $100 gift card ... ...read more

Pieces of Hope

13 Aug 2012


  We are so proud to announce that Pieces of Hope is shipping this week!  For those who haven't heard, this is our line that we have created to increase autism awareness. You can read more about Pieces of Hope HERE. ~ In honor of this event, we're giving away a FABULOUS Pieces of Hope prize pack including:   A Fat Quarter Pack containing 21 18"x22" cuts-one of each print, a 10" Stacker containing all 21 prints and a Rolie Polie containing 2.5" Strips of each of the 21 prints! All you need to do to enter the giveaway ... ...read more
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