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 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!!)

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...]

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...]

Quilt Market Part Fall 2013-Part II: Let’s talk about Gratitude

Hey there folks! So, this post is way, way, way overdue, and for that I am so very sorry. The weeks following market were a crazy whirlwind and before I knew it, 2014 was staring me in the face. Right after market, I kept getting sick with nasty colds, which I hadn’t been sick for years. Come to find out, I had mono. What?!? Seriously, random…as in 2% of people over the age of 25 get the virus, and I, at 31, was the oldest that my doctor had ever seen. Most people have it as infants with little to no symptoms. Anyhoo, that adventure is really an entire blog post in itself. But let me just say, I am so very GRATEFUL it wasn’t anything more serious and it’s made me so very thankful each and every day for my health.

Also, right after market, my husband and I randomly, without much planning, launched our Iza Pearl Shop. We initially did it as a way to recoup some of our funds that we had spent on Quilt Market; and honestly, we have totally enjoyed having our little online store. Matt and I are so very THANKFUL for everyone who has encouraged us and purchased from us. Again, really the Iza Pearl Shop journey is another blog post in it’s self for another day…soon.

So, let’s get down to business and take a little tour of our Fall 2013 Garden Party Tango Quilt Market Booth. If you missed Part 1 of my Quilt Market blog posts, be sure to check it out for details of all the wonderful and stunning projects. Also, don’t miss our Garden Party Tango market catalog available online.

At market, we had a great little corner bursting with Garden Party Tango goodness within the Windham Fabrics‘ main booth. It was extremely rewarding to see the hard work and love of many come together so beautifully.

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