2013, you were a beautiful year

Just wanted to thank 2013 for being such a beautiful year. A year full of lots of love, fun, and new Iza Pearl products hitting store shelves! Thank you!

DrinkBlot Art Coasters / Cell Phone Cases via Elibrium / Garden Party Cha Cha collection of pillow and rugs / Petal Parade collection of aprons & tea towels / Boho Mod journals exclusively sold at Wal-Mart / Calypso Breeze Pillows & Rugs / Greeting Card sold exclusively at a natural, nationwide grocer / Calypso Breeze Aprons & Tea Towels / Hello Gorgeous Fabric Collection with Windham Fabrics / 3M Signature Series Post-It Notes / Christmas wrap and gift bag exclusively at Target / This year, I also did lots of commission artwork to go on all sorts of fun products. :)   [Read more...]

IZA PEARL ON THE SHELVES!

So, it’s been awhile since my last blog post, hence the long, long post,  but none-the-less, I just want to share some exciting new Iza Pearl Design products that are on shelves now…so be on the look out, and let me know if you spot them!

I’m so very, very, very blessed to work with such fun and wonderful manufactures. My hooked wool rugs and crewel stitched pillows debuted at the Atlanta gift show in January. I’m so pleased with how these beauties turned out. They add that perfect splash of fun & color to your home. The pillows are 18″ x 18″ and the rugs are 34″ x 47″. They should retail at boutique home and gift stores. [Read more...]

Give-Away: Iza Pearl Journals & Planners

Happy Monday folks! I hope you all had a fantastic and relaxing weekend. I just wanted to share some exciting news…landing in Wal-Mart  stores this month will be my Hello Gorgeous Journals and Planners by Plan Ahead!! I am so very pleased with how these beauties turned out and was over the moon when I received my box of samples last week. They are fantastic quality, the colors are scrumptious, and my Iza Pearl Design
logo is even on the back!

GIVEAWAY:
I’m not exactly sure which Wal-Mart  stores or when they will be on the shelves, so I thought it might be fun to play a little game of “I Spy.”  The first person to spot the journals and planners at Wal-Mart and snap a quick pic of themselves pointing to the Hello Gorgeous items on the shelves and then post it on my Iza Pearl Design Facebook wall (or email it to me at melissa@izapearl.com) will win their very own set! The planner is perfect to slip into a binder to keep on top of your to-do’s and appointments and the journal is 340 ruled pages waiting to be filled with your dreams, memories, ideas, doodles, meeting notes or daydreams during those meetings.  :) So, on your next trip to Wal-Mart,  take a stroll down their stationary aisle and see what you can spy!! 

GIVE-AWAY: Hello Gorgeous Charm Pack & Quilt Market

GIVE-AWAY WINNER: Drumroll please….and the winner (via random.org) of the Hello Gorgeous Charm Pack is KENNA!! Congrats darlin’!!  Please email your address to me at melissa@izapearl.com and I’ll drop the charm pack in the mail tomorrow. So excited to see what you create! :) Thanks to everyone who entered! Stay tuned for another fun giveaway next week!! 

Quilt Market  wrapped up today, and what a blast we had! I feel so very fortunate to have been able to attend…
and it be within driving distance. Yay, Houston! My mom, sister and I made a girls’ trip out of it and
had a great time. I met so many wonderful people, and seeing Team Windham was fabulous, as always!
I’m so very excited for Hello Gorgeous to land in stores this March and see what all you creative people out there make with this collection.

I thought I’d share a few images I snapped of my little corner in the Windham Booth. The first image is of Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs and I…she’s the sweet, lovely lady who made many of the beautiful projects for the booth. She’s working on writing up the sewing patterns, and those will be for sell soon!! Also, I snapped a picture of Erin and her mother holding up the beautiful Picture Perfect quilt that Erin designed and pieced. It was a dynamite hit!

Also, I want to give a huge thank you to John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quliting. He took my sketch of the Rose Petal Rumba quilt (the one hanging on the wall in the photos) and then made the actual quilt
without a pattern. It’s absolutely beautiful!

Lastly, several lovely people showed up for the charm-pack giveaway, but I know some of you fabulous peeps weren’t there…so I wanted to offer up a Hello Gorgeous charm-pack, a 5″ x 5″ square of each print in my collection.  I was only able to snag one of these little bundles of gorgeousness, but it’s your’s for the taking. There are several ways to enter…the more you do, the better your chance…and seriously folks, not many people read my blog (yet ;) ), so your odds are pretty good. Everyone is welcome to enter!

CHARM PACK GIVE-AWAY
Ways to enter:

1) Like my Iza Pearl Design Facebook page, and then comment on my blog that you did so

2) Comment on my blog with what you’d make with the Hello Gorgeous charm pack or how you would use it (non-sewing crafts welcome as well!)

3) Share the link to my Iza Pearl blog on your Facebook Page, and then comment on my blog that you did so

4) Ask your friends to “Like” my Iza Pearl Design Facebook page, and then each of you comment separately with what you think your friend should make with the charm pack. Be sure to leave your friends’ first name and last name initial. (EX: My friend Shawnna G. liked the Iza Pearl Facebook page, and I think she should make a quilted coaster set…for me!! ;) )

5) Head on over to my Pinterest board, Hello Gorgeous for Windham Fabrics, and re-pin your favorite Hello Gorgeous project (or two or three). Then leave a comment on the blog letting me know which project(s) you pinned.

Winner will be chosen by random.org. and announced on 11.01.12 at 8:00pm. 

Good luck!!

This delicious charm pack could be your’s!! Ready, set, go enter….

Hello Gorgeous: Quilt Market or Bust!

Tomorrow morning, my sister, mom and I head to Houston for Quilt Market. I’m so very excited because my second fabric line with Windham Fabrics, Hello Gorgeous will be making it’s debut.

Before leaving for Peru a few weeks ago, I left you with this teaser of a few of the projects we had made…
but let me tell you folks, it’s  gotten even better! While I was vacationing in Peru, there was a slew of wonderful ladies sewing their hearts out at super lightening speed making fab-fab-FABULOUS samples for the Hello Gorgeous display. I just have to share their handiwork with you. If you’ll be at market, please stop by the Windham Fabric booth, #324, on Saturday from 3-4pm…we’ll be handing out FREE charm packs of my collection…and who doesn’t love a little FREE gorgeousness?

Words can not fully express my gratitude to all the lovely people who have crafted and created to make
these gorgeous samples!

Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs is truly dynamite! She is so creative, crafty, amazingly skilled and as
sweet as cotton candy! A pure joy to collaborate with…she’s got big plans for her business, so keep your
eyes on her and watch her sparkle!

Debbie Buford, did an incredible job quilting the Picture Perfect Quilt. Debbie’s son is the boyfriend of one
of my very dear friends. Over dinner with them one evening, he mentioned his mother had a long arm quilting machine…I knew at that moment he was perfect for my friend and a keeper. ;) I’m so very thankful for her willingness to quilt for me, so very last minute as a huge rush! Thank you Debbie!

Sarah Tonemah is simply fabulous.  She’s got great style, is truly darling, and crafting skills to die for.
She did an amazing job taking my sketch of The Weekender and creating a gorgeous masterpiece.
Thanks so very much dear!!

Lastly, my husband, my big sis and mom are truly the greatest. Thank you all!!

See Saturday at Quilt Market in booth #324!! xo!