Sunday, March 18, 2007

Whose more excited, you or me?

Red Velvet Art is moving to Typepad. Don't be sad because its going to be so fabulously spacious. Its like we're adding on two new rooms. We're going to have one for online classes and tutorials and the other is for....Well, you'll just have to see for yourself. Check it out here and don't forget to add it to your bookmark.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Winner

Laura Catherine was picked at random from all of the posted comments and will be receiving a fun goodie bag from Elsie's end of the country.
Thank you for the overwhelming response. It means so much to us that people really read this blog, much less want more. We've been making lists of your requests. A lot of what we're hearing is making a few things clear to us as we make our plans for the next step. If you didn't get a chance to comment on the previous post, feel free to comment later. We're reading them all and taking it in.
You guys make this so much fun for us.
Kisses on both cheeks,

Monday, March 12, 2007

what's next for Red Velvet???

good question... :) we have lots of exciting plans to share with you soon... Red Velvet is for *fun*... it has always been a refreshing and inspiring part of life for Rach and I since we started this journey 3 or so years ago....

I have a few questions for you...
What kinds of projects would you like to see on the RV blog in the future?
Do you want instructions or just eye candy?
Would you be interested in taking an online craft or art journal class?
What are your favorite things you have seen on our blog?
Would you like an opportunity to become more involved in Red Velvet Art?
What are your favorite hobbies?
What kinds of crafting kits would you be interested in?

If you have a few minutes to answer a few ??s for us that would be rad! :) We will choose one winner (from the people who answer the questions) in 24 hours to send a little box of RV handmade goodies to! :)

Thanks! :) Rachel, Elsie & Emma

Sunday, March 11, 2007

I dreamed about this little bag.

I try to go to sleep before 11pm these days but its always after I've spent a while crafting. Inevitably I'll lay down and wait for sleep to come but start thinking about what I can make instead. I need to keep a pen and paper next to my bed so I don't waste these thoughts.
This one was about using this fun bedsheet that I found in Seattle and some old fabric from Oklahoma and doing something nautical. I finally finished it late last night. The buttons were an after thought but I think they really make it special. I've put interfacing in it to make it more sturdy and it is fully lined in a fun turquoise print. There is a small pocket on the inside and two larger buttons sewn onto the end of a 'too long' strap for camoflauge. You never know when you'll need a button!
It feels like summer time and is going up in the Etsy shop today.
I'll try to get another tutorial up for a simple tote bag like this one soon. I'm so glad everyone liked the coin purse. If you've had a chance to make one, send us a link to a pic. I'd love to see what it looks like!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Newest Fabric Flavors

Fabrics like these get me out of bed some days. I finally stopped in at the locally owned quilters store in downtown Clovis and scored some pretty colors. These are from Amy Butler's 'Lotus', Heather Bailey's 'Fresh Cut' and Moda's 'Uptown'. I am going to make baby blankets out of them and maybe stash some of the Dark Green away for a new bag.
Also, I finished this latest piece for a proposal on Wednesday with a local children's boutique. Unfortunately, it is named 'Little Dreamer' as well. It was one of the only things that kept sticking in my mind for a boy's room and I love the whimsical nature of it. I'm going to have a hard time letting it go.
Keep making pretty things!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Check it out.

Patchwork Coint Purse Tutorial on the new blog. More to come if they get any attention. Good luck and happy sewing.