Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Slacking off

It's the end of the school year & I'm swamped!
I apologize for slacking off in the blog posting department, but I still have another week of school where I'm staying busy with grades, last minute field trips, & mentoring a new teacher.
Then I've been ordering new fabric for the shop the past couple of weeks.
It looks like new bolts will begin arriving next week!

The new June Class Calendar is posted on our website & our Mermaid teachers have a bunch of new classes ready for June. Check it out & let me know if you'd like to be on our mailing list.

I promise I'll be back & catch up soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
May 25-27, 2012
All regularly priced yardage 25% off
(in shop only - free shipping on all web orders)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teach a Girl to Make a Bag...

 Teach a girl to make a bag, then get out of the way! There will be embellishing & variations & ideas galore!

Bags are the big deal at Calico Mermaid this spring.

The Pockets a Plenty pattern, taught by Jenny has been our biggest seller, but Margaret's Mesh Bag Class is a close second.

 Jenny has inspired Lilli to make a bunch of variations on the Pockets a Plenty Bag.

 These are examples of the free tote pattern we gave away on our Cruise to Porterville weekend. We still have some pocket kits left. Just ask if you missed out or need more.

 Rae Lynne used her Double Diamond Ruler to change up one of her mesh bags.
 Cathy did a great job on her Ruffled Up Bag. It's so cute!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

My mom taught me so much.

She told me I could do anything if I tried
If it wasn't fun, she made it fun.
She made everything beautiful & found the best in everything & everybody.

She wasn't afraid to work hard & make things happen.

Often when I'm selecting fabric in the shop, I notice a piece she would love & think what she'd do with it. Or how she'd laugh at some. When new tools arrive, I think of how she'd improvise & achieve the same effect without buying the tool at all. Many times I wish I could show her a book or pattern.

I think of her everyday & remember her love.
I'm very lucky to have had such a wonderful mom.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Your Mother's Going to Love You!

Win this Mother's Day Fat Quarter Pack from Robert Kaufman!
If you're a Mom, a Grandma, or had a Mother...this is the drawing for you!
Everyone through the door receives a ticket to win this beautiful pack. We'll be drawing the winning ticket Sunday at 2:00. Enter every time you visit!
(At least run around the block or go have lunch before you come back for another ticket.) 
Open 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday

we have gift cards
note cards
pigma pens
fat quarter packs
& all sorts of tools to make your quilter's day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We were so busy Dion needed her bike to put everything away quickly!
Come join the fun!

Jen & Jenny ready for the Luau!
Maggie & Rae Lynne before the rush.

Here are samples of the free tote bag pattern with our block kit pocket.
You can find the Coconut Pineapple Bread & Coconut Cookies recipes here:
Need to get away?
Baby Mack stopped by to check out the Happy Sea Star Sale.
Look for the Happy Sea Star Sale bolts! 25% off

Sunday's Mermaid Crew
Dion & Lynette ready for another day
Our favorite sign artist in action.