FALL 2014 Quilt Market: Sunshine Serenade Style

I said in my last post, that many hands make for light work, and certainly makes it more fun. Our booth would have not even been close to possible without the generous chorus of Stitching Saints that stitched so gorgeously. While these 9 beautiful souls were sewing their hearts out, my husband (lovingly known by friends as the “one man sweat shop”) and I were busy kitting and shipping their projects, painting backdrops, building ottomans (with help from Mia our dog), cutting, staining, and painting floor tiles, stenciling fabric for booth walls, cutting down Crate Myrtle branches to hang in our booth, and making cacti, tassels, and pendant flags.

Ya’ll, this type of thing totally is what makes up tick and we live for every minute of it. We love working as a team made up of individuals near and far, to create, create, create, crazy awesomeness. We had an all-star line up, that delivered all-star results! [Read more...]

Sunshine Serenade & The Chorus of Stitching Saints

Hey, hey! I’m so excited to say that my fourth fabric collection with Windham Fabrics, Sunshine Serenade, is finally hitting store shelves!! This collection, based on a series of paintings I did is full of color, calmness, craziness, and METALLICS, all in one!! Not metallics as in Vegas show girl, but just that right amount of glitz and glamour with subtle hits of silver and gold that dazzle here and there…oh, and we even have some super-soft and fabulous jersey knits!!

In August, on social media, I put out an SOS looking for Needle Throwing Ninjas to help stitch up Quilt Market and look-book samples.  I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing and vast amount of people that came to the rescue offering their services. The results, ya’ll, were stunning!! With every completed project I received in the mail, I was amazed. These people poured in so much time, passion, and love creating unbelievable gorgeousness! (**Please note that all project pattern info and fabric SKUs used can be found via the Sunshine Serenade look-book)

(above: All outfits, besides boy’s button-up shirt, sewn by Alison O’Grady of Sew Bee It Clothier /
Boy’s button-up shirt sewn by Julie Lang of Teddy Boy Style)

This crew of sewists worked at lighting speed to turn around these fabulous projects to make our scheduled photoshoot. We were lucky enough to have Will Ramsey of The Ramseys Photography  out of Houston come to Dallas and take such dynamite pictures!  This husband and wife photography duo it uber-talented, and I would highly, highly recommend them for any of your photography needs.  [Read more...]

The Great Pajama Giveaway

Hooray for Joy!!
Joy, we’ll email you to get the sizes of your two favorite items and get them on their way to you!
Just fyi,  we chose the winner via random.org. Thanks a million bazillion to all who entered!!

Besides being made in beautiful Dallas, Texas, USA and totally comfy, one of the great things about our pjs is there are so many fun prints, style, and color combos to mix and match to create your own snoozing style.  Some nights, okay and some days too, I’m a navy daisies sleep shorts and super soft Shelter Island long sleeve tee sort of gal, other times I layer this tank and tee and rock my favorite pair of pants. (which happens to also match perfectly with my robe)

Speaking of matching, sometimes it’s totally fun to be twinkies with your favorite little!! My darling, darling, did I mention she is darling, niece came to visit, and we totally loved being twins!

We’re curious to what is your perfect pj combination is, so we’ve decided the best way to find out is to do a  GIVEAWAY of YOUR two favorite Iza Pearl Sleepwear items. Hooray!!

To enter, go visit our Iza Pearl Sleepwear shop , pick out your two favorite items (any two items), and leave a comment below telling us which two items you picked. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below on Friday, Ocotber 10th at 4:30pm

If you want to increase your odds, you can enter multiple times multiple ways:

(Please make sure you leave one comment for each way you entered or each friend you tagged. The winner will be selected from the comments on the blog.)

1. Like our Iza Pearl Design page on Facebook

2. Share our giveaway post on your Facebook timeline

3. Share our giveaway post on a friend’s Facebook timeline (as many friends as you want for more entries!!)

3. Follow us on Instagram

4. Regram and tag our giveaway photo on Instagram

5. Tag friends in a comment on our Instagram giveaway image (as many friends as you want for more entries!!)

6. Sign up for our Iza Pearl Sleepwear newsletter.  (on the upper lefthand side of the page…be sure to jot down the 15% discount code)

Then, make sure you leave a separate comment below for each way you entered or each friend you tagged. The winner will be selected from the comments on the blog. 

For, those of you who don’t win, no fear, through Monday, 10/13 use discount code FAVORITES at checkout for 20% off!! (psst…AND our Ya’ll It’s Fall SALE is running through the weekend on our pants and long sleeve tops…and folks that a total savings of $21.40 on a pair of pants!!)

Uppercase Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide

I’m over-the-moon excited to share that my artwork (three of the above images) will be featured in the ever-so-fabulous Uppercase Magazines upcoming Surface Pattern Design Guide! I’m so very honored to be included in such an amazing publication amongst so many crazy awesome artists. If you’re not familiar with Uppercase, it’s a incredibly stylish magazine that is a huge source of inspiration and a great resource for creatives, those who are curious, or those who just love beautiful things.

(psst…if you want to subscribe (which I know you do!), use discount code USPDG2014 for $15 off!! How awesome is that?!?!)

Here’s a peek of the beautiful cover of the Surface Pattern Design Issue by the talented,  Jan Avellana.  I can’t wait to get my hands on it and see all the gorgeous goodness within!!

Have a mighty fine weekend dear friends!! xo!

Pillows make me happy

Happy Friday lovelies!! I’ve totally spent way too much time “virtual playing” with my newest collection of hooked rugs and embroidered pillows, so thought I might as well share. If I had endless monetary resources, I might just make over our living room and bedroom to look a little something like this…and use every. single. one. of. my. pillows.  I think this just might be my favorite collection yet.

Linen Ditte Sofa / Evergreen Bryce Chair  / Moresque Chair  / Irving Place Harper Loveseat  /  Hans Wegner Peacock Chair Bed via Emily Henderson  [Read more...]