Sunday, November 30, 2014

Creative Team Designer Announcement- Introducing Amylove

Hi Y’all! My name is Amy Watson. I was born in Texas and in Texas we just merge our first and middle names to make one name so everyone calls me Amylove. I was an Army brat and lived all over the place but we have lived in Georgia for the last 18 years. That is the longest I have ever lived in one state.

 I retired from teaching about 4 years ago and with no longer having a classroom to express my creativity, I quickly began going craft crazy at home! Fabric is my favorite crafting medium!! The funny thing is I am completely self-taught. I do not know sewing terminology and I cannot read a store bought pattern. I make all of my own templates and patterns. As you will see, I have a Shabby or country chic style and pink is my favorite color. I am excited to be a part of this creative team and I can’t wait to get my hands on this fabric and start creating!! Here are a couple of my latest projects:

A Country Chic Apron

  A Rag Doll- I just love making dolls!

Pennant Banner

I look forward to sharing many fabulous creations with you!!
I would love for you to follow me on my social media sites:



Saturday, November 29, 2014

Introducing: Netra Bates

My name is Netra Bates.
 I am a 27 year old stay at home mom in Georgia (USA).
 I homeschool my 7 and 3 year old girls and I love it !!!
 In my spare time I enjoy doing just about everything. Reading, baking, writing, cleaning (a little), sewing and of course crafting. I can't cook. So thanks hubby ! 

 I have been crafting for 6 years now and I have to say that I could do this FOREVER ! LOL.
 I'm a big kid at heart. I even love dolls still. My favorite color is pink, I love the fall weather, my favorite holiday is Christmas and I am addicted to herbal tea.
 I am a sweet individual eager to help and I give everything I do 110%. 

I am thrilled to be designing for Love My Fabrics. I can't wait to get started. 
The fabrics are to die for ! So thank you for having me Love My Fabrics.    

 Find me in social media land ! 

Here are some of my photoed sewing projects. 
I could not leave with out giving you something pretty to look at ;)

18 inch Doll Bedding

Hair Pins

Summer Shirt for Toddler (my princess Sidney)
OH YEAH !! This is what I look like. Sometimes. LOL 
And it was a pleasure to meet you. Muah ! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Creative Team Designer Annoucement~Rachelle Olaridge

Hi there all. Rachelle here and I am so excited and honored to introduce myself as a Love My Fabrics design team member. This is such a fantastic team of creative ladies to be a part of. I am from the buckeye state of Ohio. I started using fabrics and sewing during my teenage years. I made so many things and now I have fun using fabrics while scrapbooking, mixed media, card making and so much more.

 Take a look at a few projects:

 Mixed Media Canvas

Card Making

Scrapbooking & Mixed Media


Altered Art

These are just a few projects I have created. Now, I look forward to designing and sharing inspirational Love My Fabrics projects in the days ahead.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

My Sites You Can Check Out:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Creative Team Designer Announcement - Anita Mulcahey

 Hello Everyone:
I am so happy to be able to introduce myself as a member of the Love My Fabrics Creative Team.  There are some wonderful ladies on this team and you are going to have fun getting to know all of us.  I live in MA with my hubby of almost 30 years and have been sewing since I was four.  I love working with color and can't wait to get started playing with the gorgeous fabrics from Love My Fabrics.  Below are some recent projects that I made for some friends and family members.  Thanks for looking and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, hope it's a wonderful one.

Paper Happy my blog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mother/Daughter Team Katie and Tabatha

Hi! We are Tabatha and Katie Smith, the mother/daughter duo here on the Love my Fabrics design team!

Katie is the owner of and is a published author and crafter. She’s on several design teams including Love my Tapes. Her projects range from Copic marker art to Painted Shoes and everything in between, including quilting and sewing projects!

Tabatha is primarily a quilter although she does some home dec projects as well.  She loves applique, paper piecing as well as traditional piecing.  She’s involved with various charities like Conkerr Cancer and Quilting Fabric Angels.

Below are a couple of projects I (Katie) created using some of Love my Fabrics fat quarters. I just love the winter fox fabric!

If you want to learn more about us, come check out my blog or follow us on social media sites:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Congratulations to our 1st Design Team for Love My Fabrics~

Thank you to everyone who applied to join our first Creative Design Team.  We had many applications to go through and we are still getting a few.  We did hold onto a few names and once we get going, we might be adding a few new designers.

Each of the designers will be telling you a little more about themselves over the next 2 weeks.. but today we at least wanted to announce the names of each designer.. we have 14 so far~ We are "SEW" looking forward to getting started with these wonderful designers. 

Our Mother & Daughter Team
Katie & Tabatha Smith

Netra Bates
Steph Ackerman

Rachelle Green
Amy Watson
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Julie Kelley
Anita Mulcahey
Jenny Johnson
aka: Crazy About Cricut

Rachelle Olaridge
Jenifer Cowles

Tessa Buys
SMM & Design Team Coordinator
Kimberly Congdon
aka: Scrap It Girl

Design Team Introduction: Jennifer "Scraps" Vanderbeek

Hello, fabric lovers! I'm Jennifer Vanderbeek, aka "Scraps" and I have a passion for crafts of all sorts. Of course, what brings me here is my love of fabrics and sewing. (I also have a thing for monkeys, hence the title.)

My mom first taught me to hand-sew when I was way back in single digits. I had dreams of Pretty-In-Pink-ing my hand-me-down wardrobe into utter fabulousness and making clothes for my dolls from scraps of fabric. Turns out I wasn't quite as gifted at remaking as I'd hoped, but I'm nothing if not persistent and I learned by trial, error, and following loads of dress patterns over the years.

Fun fact? I hate ironing--unless I'm sewing!

Steampunk Chef's Coat and Hat: I made the body of the jacket from a pattern, adjusted it to have princess seams for a more fitted look, then added sleeves from a thrifted men's dress shirt for the shirt-and-vest look. The cravat is actually made from the back of the shirt--the collar and the back, curved hem, ruffled with a bit of lace, and is removable for easier washing.
 I don't make a lot of clothes for myself these days, but I do make clothes for my dolls (anyone else collect the Pullip family of dolls?). Sometimes the tiny seams can be a bit fiddly, so I'll sew those by hand while using my ancient Universal beast of a sewing machine for the longer straight seams.
Doll clothes are great for using up remnants of fabric!
Most of my sewing, though, is gifting or home decor. 

I had to ship a gift basket cross-country one year but didn't like how much room the basket handle took up or how heavy the basket made my parcel. So I sewed up a fabric basket that got rid of all those problems PLUS wouldn't take up a lot of space in the recipient's home.
For one Halloween party I made fabric candy corn bags as favors (filled with candy). Not wanting the leftovers to go to waste, for the following year I sewed them into a garland with some of the leftover fabric, even repurposing the ribbon handles and buttons as "bows" on alternating fronts.
I'm looking forward to lots of fun projects like these with the fabulous patterns from Love My Fabrics and I can't wait to share them with you!

If you want to see what else I'm up to, you can find me on:
And I blog over at about creativity, food, cocktails, and renovating a century-old Victorian home.

Wishing you creative days!

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's time for a Winter Fox Giveaway!

Our winner was announced!  Congrats to Kriston Hughes! 

A few weeks ago we took part in a Sunday Fun-day giveaway and we gave away some fabric samples.  Part of the giveaway was to let us know what product they would use first.  Here was the picture of what was given away.

If you look at the 3 fabric samples in the upper left hand corner you will see what we gave away.  Out of the comments people left almost every one said they wanted to play with our Winter Fox Fabric.

So we thought maybe we should do our own giveaway once we hit 100 likes on our Facebook page.  Well we are at 102 likes.. so please take part in our giveaway and let us know what you plan to make if you win 1 yard of this Winter Fox fabric.

Also we have extended our Design Team call.. so if you haven't applied yet.. please do so soon, this call will end on November 8th.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our winner was announced!  Congrats to Kriston Hughes!