{the fancy fritter}

Meet Stacy of the Fancy Fritter...

I know.  I did the same thing.  The what?  I love it...the Fancy Fritter.  Here's how Stacy came up with this unique name:

The Fancy Fritter??? What does that mean? Well for all of you who have children, you know that all sorts of crazy things pop out of your mouth when you are either singing to them or playing with them and since my daughter was little I have just called her "fritter." She can be a "fussy fritter" or a "funny fritter", but she will always be a "fancy fritter." Totally corny, I know but I guess that is what motherhood does to you. :-)

Stacy is blessed to be a work at home Mom - she runs her etsy business from home, sewing up when she can while running after her 2 children.  I love THIS POST because you get to meet Stacy in person...and hear her adorable southern accent.

Stacy focuses her shop on children's items like these burp cloths that are so cute...

Or this Santa skirt...cuz' I already have Christmas on the brain - which will be here before you know it!

And Stacy is also one of my Two Peas pattern testers...

Stacy tested out the Madison bag pattern from Two Peas and I love the color combo she chose!

You can read all about Stacy's review of this pattern right HERE...you can find my Two Peas patterns in your local quilt shop -just ask.  Or click on the Where to Buy section to find your favorite online retailer.  Thanks Stacy for testing out the bag and making such an awesome sample!


I'm talking sewing patterns here...just in case you thought things were about to get "X" rated around here! The Sprouts Fall 2010 Collection has arrived and will be available for wholesale beginning at Quilt Market October 30th.  Retail sales will begin early to mid November and be available in my etsy shop.  There is a little something for everyone I think.  New sewers, advanced sewers and everyone in between.  Those who like to sew for kids, themselves or friends...I hope you'll find something you can't wait to make!  I certainly enjoyed putting them all together for you.

Patterns include illustrations plus "real life" process photos to help guide you through each project.

May I introduce to you...SPROUTS, Fall 2010 Collection from Trish Preston, Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs.

Can't wait to see what you all make with them!  I'll have my Flickr page updated with each pattern so you can share your projects!



Two Peas in a Pod

Sewing, planning, writing, prepping...so many things to do before we launch big with our sewing pattern line.  This weekend, we had our big photo shoot with the awesome of awesomeness photographers, Britt Lakin of Britt Lakin Photography. I love Britt because it's like she gets inside my head and totally sees in my minds eye what I was dreaming for the shot.  For every single item, 16 or so, we prepped and set a "scene" for that shot.  Plus lifestyle shots to be used elsewhere for marketing, etc.  In all...it was a lot.  It rained, we had models, here, there, in town...it was crazy!  But fun in a great way!  Can't wait to tell you more about the great mud river and how we almost "lost" Britt to the muddy mess!  Soon, I promise!

I'll keep updating with more of our progress as we go along...plus I have a little tutorial coming as well for a quick and easy maxi dress!