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March 2010

I got the fever!

The GIVEAWAY fever, that is!

I gladly decided to host another great fabric giveaway, this time in the wonderful OhBrooke blog! 

There will be two lucky winners who will get a HALF YARD BUNDLE each of my French Riviera collection, including one of my personal favorites, Medallion Teal (check the gorgeous crib bedding Brooke made with it!).

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Hurry up everyone, it's up until April 8th! 

And since I'm so excited about this giveaway, I'm in the mood for ANOTHER one! (blame it on the Spring I guess!)

This time I'm letting your sewing machine rest a bit by giving away one of my ready-made Firenze bags! Made with Fresh Bouquet fabric from my Girly Girl collection, it's the perfect little accessory for all your special occasions this spring!  How about that?

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To enter, I invite you to take a good look at our fabrics here and please leave a comment telling me what your favorite collection is so far! I will randomly select a winner who will be announced on April 6th! 

But wait! There's more! For those who couldn't get the big prize, you don't have to leave empty-handed! I'm also giving away three Firenze bag Sewing Patterns, winners will also be announced on April 6th! 

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So come on everyone, you're all invited to participate, and GOOD LUCK!! 

Love, 

Pat.


It's springtime!

Oh, it's that time of the year again... when it starts getting a little warmer and everything starts getting a little prettier! 

Spring always inspires me to make uplifting, colorful, beautiful creations, and this one is no exception!

I'd love to share with you this table runner I made with my Naturella collection (and of course, with the help of my blender line Nature elements which always comes in handy!)

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Yummy, huh?

I used the Garden Aquarella and Lime Seeds fabrics from the Naturella collection, and mixed it with some Hot pink, Candy pink, Mimosa, and Lemonade Nature elements to create a harmonious, colorful balance, perfect for those outdoor brunches with family or friends, right?

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Don't tell me those plates aren't just lovely!

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Hope you like it and that it inspires you to get your sewing going!

Happy spring to you all and remember to always bring some creativity to the table! 


25 years and counting...!

I think that everyone that's been married for 25 years deserves a weekend on a cruise.

Just kidding! I couldn't ask for the ONLY and better company than the two loves of my life: my husband Walter and my lovely son Alex.

The boat "Carnival Liberty" took us to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios, where I was stunned by its blue, blue skies and crystal clear, turquoise waters. 

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This was a cute little gift shop in Cozumel, I couldn't resist to take a picture of these amazing colors! 

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Other thing I could not resist: hand- painted pottery! I could not come back home without some gorgeous pieces.

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There was this irresistible spa that offered full body massages for couples... how could I say no? They gave us this fabulous massage (I can't tell you the exact name because I don't remember, but I do remember it was exquisite!), followed by a seaweed wrap, nothing ever felt so soothing!

Isn't every woman's dream to have his husband get a facial? You had to be there to believe it, the look on his face was priceless! Wish I had a picture!

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This is how 25 years of complete and utter happiness look like: 

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A heart-warming hug from my dear Alex is always more than welcome!

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I know, I know, I was on vacation... but with this gorgeous flowers, inspiration shots are a must! 

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A little secret about this picture: it's not "casual"! I actually put my producer skills into action and asked the bartender to make some drinks (virgin, that is) just for the shot! And then I arranged them to look all pretty.  He must have thought I was a bit crazy, but it was worth it, right?

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I had the most wonderful time, and I believe this picture says it all: 25 years of Paradise on Earth.

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Love,

Pat.
  
 
 



 

  


It's here!

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I'm so excited about my Sugar collection! The name says it all: an alluring collection with seductive modern prints.

Stunning colors give life to this combination of pop, retro, and vintage designs that encourage you to design your best! Mix and match to create irresistible projects.

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When I was designing these fabrics I was thinking about eye-candy for the creative mind; think sweet pastels mixed with super bright pinks, yellows and turquoises, perfect for that little cute dress for your baby or why not, a gorgeous tunic or skirt for yourself! 

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So come on and dare to be creative! Make whatever beautiful thing comes to mind, and don't forget to share! You can either e-mail me or upload it to Art gallery flickr group... It fills me with curiosity to see all the things that you can do!

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Pour some sugar in your life with this mouth watering collection! 


  


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I really can't find the words to express the feeling I get when I check my inbox and find these amazing e-mails showing the beautiful creations you made with my fabrics!

So here's some of the gorgeous things that came out of that creative head of yours! THANK YOU for choosing Art Gallery Fabrics to make everything from dresses to keychains; from quilts to little baby shoes... possibilities are infinite, and so is your imagination! 

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 Thank you again... and never stop creating!


Paris (Part II)


More pictures of Paris……”The City of Lights”. Isn’t it breathtaking?

Paris had been my life-long dream. I’m so grateful of life for this opportunity!

 

The main focus of the trip, other than the obvious (The Eiffel Tower, the croissants, the French bread, and oh dear, I can keep on going and going like the Energizer bunny on things about the city), was basically to get inspired, and if there's one thing that's easy to find in Paris, is inspiration!

Here is a brief selection of my favorite pictures, I must confess selecting between the gorgeous stream of photos was quite a hard task to accomplish! Anyway, I invite you to look at the colors, the textures, the beauty of it all... are words really necessary? 



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 Oops! I just had a reality check moment... work is calling me, REALLY loud!

Paris... to be continued.

All my love,

Pat.   



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