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...]

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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Quilt Market Fall 2013–Part 1: Lets talk about love

Okay, I’m about to get a wee-bit sappy…and sappy I’m not, but I want to talk a little about LOVE. This year’s quilt market adventure has taught me a few lessons and made me fall in a deeper love–with my craft, with my friends, with my family, with my husband, with mankind, with complete strangers that I’ve grown so close to, and with my Creator.

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