Sunday, June 15, 2014

SEW SLO 2014


Modern Quilts on Display - Recap of SEW SLO 2014

Our first annual modern quilting event was a big hit!  We are already planning and getting excited about the details of our next SEW SLO, 2015.  In the meantime, enjoy some of the highlights of this year's event which took place May 30, 31 and June 1st, 2014.


CALM BEFORE THE STORM

IT'S NOT A PARTY WITHOUT BALLOONS 

JUST TO REMIND OURSELVES 

ONE FINAL QUILT, BINDING FINISHED THAT MORNING 

A PEACEFUL MOMENT BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN 

THE "GUESTS" ARRIVE 

ENJOYING THE REMARKABLE QUILTS 

COLOR, PATTERN, TEXTURE, IMAGES
We were surprised, delighted and honored that Jeremy and Greg from Thimble Towne (our favorite California Central Valley quilt shop) drove all the way from Visalia for the day just to see us!  Their support and encouragement has been amazing!

CELEBRITY GUESTS

A RARE QUIET MOMENT TO SHARE A SMILE 

TEXTURE

DAY ONE WINNER 

DAY 3 WINNER 

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF AN ELNA SEWING MACINE 

IT'S A WRAP!
Come see us next year for the 2nd Annual SEW SLO.  Details Here.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Video

A Picking Daisies Video

With loads of gratitude to Martin and Felipe, we are excited to share our little video.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our New Line of Tablecloths

Picking Daisies' Ready-Made Tablecloths

We have just introduced a line of ready-made Picking Daisies Tablecloths  - the idea of which formed when we found some fabulous lightweight canvas fabrics in prints we absolutely loved.

We were even more delighted after we washed and dried our first sample tablecloth - OMG!  It looks beautiful right out of the dryer.  We have that sample in the shop to show you.

And then we had a really fun photo shoot with an amazing photographer: Henry Bruington.

Click on the fabric name below each image to see a detailed fabric swatch, as well as sizing and pricing.
Symphony in Brown

Grove in Black

Dot in Grey

Pop Drops in Green

Jasmine in Taupe

Symphony in White

All gorgeous, aren't they?


Photo credit:  Henry Bruington  (Check out his website here!)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Easy Peasy Wall Art Revisited

Creating Easy Fabric Wall Art

One of our more popular blog posts was a DIY Tutorial from 2011: EASY PEASY WALL ART.  We shared and demonstrated how to attach fabric to an old or used canvas, as shown below.


This past week we shared our crafting knowledge, skills and tools with two young roommates furnishing their first college apartment.

Their fabric choice: "In Crowd" by Alexander Henry.  Quite "hip", isn't it!


Using a canvas they purchased for $3, they got right to work with the staple gun and scissors.


 Stretch, smooth, staple, stretch, smooth, staple, cut and repeat....


Picking Daisies was quite a center of activity and creation that day...


And Voila!  Easy Peasy!  Here they are, showing off their finished product, though there was some attempt to upstage the faces on the fabric.


It's at home in their apartment now - just look at this stylish hallway!