Friday, March 8, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's Finally Open! And A Giveaway!!


Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and boy, am I ready to WHOOP IT UP!!  I hope you are too!!

Why am I whooping, you ask?  Well, while we're at the top of the blogpost, let's look at the simplest one....  take a look at the header of the blog.  Nice picture, right?  Notice anything missing from the last time you saw it?  Like a huge telephone pole and three bright yellow guy wires in the background?  That's been bugging me ever since I posted that picture, but until recently, I didn't know how to get them out of there.  Thanks to Photoshop Elements, now I do - and they're gone!!  Just in case you don't remember the previous version, here it is...



It's so much nicer without them, isn't it?  Okay, so that's my little whoop.

And now for the BIG WHOOP - - - my Etsy shop is finally open!!!



You can find me at FabricAddictQuilts.etsy.com, or just click the button at the top right of the blog.  It's not a huge shop, but certainly a start, with... 

...a few quilts...


...design journal covers large and small...


...some pincushions...


...and computer sleeves!


Some fun little things I've enjoyed making and hope to be able to sell!  I'm hoping to add a quilter's apron to the mix - a little design that's been rolling around in my head, but I haven't had time to get made up yet.  I'm looking forward to having an apron to keep the "marks of my trade" - the little bits of thread - from sticking to my clothes!

And now, to celebrate the opening of my shop, I'm going to have a little giveaway!!  You can win your choice of a pincushion like the one pictured above in your choice of colors, or a design journal very similar to the one pictured above, with three graph paper journals to fill it with!  International participants are welcome, too!

How can you join in the fun?  It's simple - join in the fun!  

For one entry, link up your own Friday whoop whoop below.  For newbies, it doesn't have to be a finish - just something you're proud of accomplishing this week!

For a second entry, visit my shop, then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite item in the shop, or a suggestion for something you'd like to see there.

For a third entry, pin your favorite item in the shop to Pinterest, then come back here and let me know you did!

For a fourth entry, let me know you're a follower of my blog!

Leave a separate comment for each thing you choose to do (except linking up - your link will be your entry for that option!)

And if you don't like to jump through hoops, and don't want to link up with the whoop whoop party, just leave a comment telling me what types of things you like to buy handmade....

Please be sure that you aren't a "no-reply" blogger!  
If I don't respond to your comment, it's because 
there's no e-mail contact for you - so leave an 
e-mail address in your comment 
if you have any doubt about it!

Simple!  I'll pick a winner next Thursday, March 14th, and announce it on next Friday's Whoop Whoop post!!

This giveaway is also linked up with the Beat The Winter Blues Quilter's Blog Hop Party...

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hop over there and join in the fun!

^*^<*>^*^

And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?

What has you dancing the happy dance?


Inquiring minds want to know - we want to join in the dance!

So link up to the party - it's easy!

The party will remain open until Thursday, March 14th.
(A little longer this week because of the giveaway!)

Be there or be square!!

Hugs!

Sarah


Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!  Go check it out!!

167 comments:

Sooli said...

Congratulations on your shop opening! You've got some lovely things in there so I hope it does well. I like your journal covers and also your pin cushions. What about adding some glasses cases or maybe some little purses? All the best.

Sooli said...

I'm a blog follower - very clever to photoshop out your electric poles (even though I hadn't noticed them before!).

Susanne said...

I am a happy follower :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

I like your yellow iPhone sleeve. I think those little cute items sell better than big ones.
Susanne

Susanne said...

Just pinned the iPhone pouch :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

And of course I linked my Whoop whoop project.
Susanne

cherylj said...

I follow your wonderful blog

cherylj said...

I love your pincushions!

Missy Shay said...

I follow you, BTW, I had two posts I entered for a whoop whoop this week, so you can count them as one entry not two.
missysaprons@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

What's not to like? I love your pin cushions, and the laptop sleeve is a great idea!

Missy Shay said...

I "pinned" your pin cushion! LOL

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

Congratulations on your shop - I love your criss-cross baby quilt!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your shop!

Love the picture without the telephone lines - it's the perfect setting now!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I pinned!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt is my fave :)

Quiltsmiles said...

I follow you. JAne

Kat said...

Congrats on your shop opening and for figuring out how to remove the pole and wires. Two great accomplishments this week!!

Kat said...

I am a follower! :-)

Kat said...

It was a hard choice, but I think I like the Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt best. Something about those colors just struck me. All beautiful items, though! :-)

brownj6610 said...

I'm a follower and love your blog.

brownj6610 said...

I love and pinned your pincushion from your shop.

Muddling Through said...

Good for you on both fronts - photo-shopping and etsy shop! I really like the 1930's pincushion.

Sheila said...

Congratulations! I like the Ric Rac Rabbit baby quilt and the baby quilt using Kate Spain fabrics best. Especially Ric Rac. They are absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully quilted!
When someone has a baby, they NEED baby quilts, blankets, receiving blankets. "Must Have" items. And they need several. When invited to a shower, I have found that those are TRULY appreciated gifts, especially hand made ones :D

Teresa in Music City said...

How wonderful Sarah! I wish you all the best and great success in your shop!

Teresa in Music City said...

I pinned your Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt to Pinterest :*)

Teresa in Music City said...

And of course I'm a follower!!!

Jean Belle said...

Enjoy following your blog and having the opportunity to link up and see what other quilters have accomplished. Thanks! Congratulations on your new shop!

Karen said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Congratulations on opening your shop.

Karen said...

I've looked around your new shop and I love the rainbow baby quilt.

Karen said...

You have so many wonderful quilts on your blog that I'm sure would sell in your shop.

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Nice Etsy shop! I really like the pincushion in 30's fabrics!!

Stella Nemeth said...

I follow through Google Reader.

Stella Nemeth said...

I just love the pin cushions at the shop.

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

I pinned the pincushion on Pinterest!!

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

I've been checking into your blog every day, but now I'm a follower on Google.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I really like your hexie love pincushion!
I linked up this week before I released what was going on but thanks for such a great giveaway and congratulations on your shop!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a follower!

Deb said...

Congrats on the shop, I am a follower!

Harriett said...

Love your etsy shop. The pin cushions are adorable.

Scrapatches said...

Whoop! Whoop! on opening your shop! I will be going to look at your pretty creations!

I have linked up again today and thank you for running this lovely linky party. I added the pillow I finished for a blog hop.

The new header picture is much nicer ... although I really only saw the pretty quilt in the old one, so I never noticed the telephone pole in the green leafy background. I shall have to try some photo editing like this ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I really like the small journal cover with the graph paper. Great idea!

I like to mostly sew quilts. I rarely make bags or small items for holding things like Ipods and phones so I do occasionally buy these as gifts. I have looked at phone caddies for my daughter's smart phone online and have not really found one I liked. I think it would have to have a closed pocket and an arm strap and a place to tuck in her IDs securely, as she is a runner ... just an idea, since you asked for ideas, and are sew creative and crafty ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

capitolaquilter said...

Linked up a Whoop Whoop - thanks for the party!

P. said...

I never noticed the pole and wires until now, lol. Nice that you could edit them out though. Hooray for your etsy shop! I'm going to poke around over there right after this.

Things I like to buy handmade. Little things, pouches, etc. I really need a new eyeglass case at the moment.

Terri said...

Love your shoppe! I do have a suggestion though. I think you should show the whole quilt, and some of the back, as well. I wouldn't want to buy anything that I hadn't at lease seen.
I wish you lots of sales... I'm going to suggest your shop to some of my family who always want me to make them another quilt - like they are the only people in my family.
Hugs

P. said...

Ooh, I like the pin cushion pair in your shop!

P. said...

Follower too!

Mary said...

Hey, Sarah, I love the "fixed" picture. Someday I will get photoshop, too. Good job! I am already a follower.

grapes and hearts said...

Whoop whoop for eliminating that phone pole and another whoop whoop for opening your etsy store!
Oh and just for the record: I'm a follower :o)

Heather said...

I came to visit your blog after checking out your new etsy shop. I didn't notice the quilting at the etsy shop but I did here and all I could think was "BEAUTIFUL!" and "My aunt did that!" :) Congrats on the store! I'm going to share a link of Facebook now.

Deborah said...

I am a follower via GFC!

Deborah said...

Just been to your shop - I love the journal cover!

Rhonda D. said...

I really love the pincushion in
the 30s repro fabric! Thanks for
the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

I am a follower via GFC.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

I just pinned about your pincushion
http://pinterest.com/pin/227431849904505792/

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda said...

I'm a follower!

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower!

krisgray said...

The Hexie Love pincushion is a-dorable.

tubakk said...

I just linked up my Aurifil blocks. Thanks for this giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

I like the fabric design journal cover.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a follower and love the journal cover in your shop!

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW >GFC

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HI! LOVE THESE PIN CUSHIONS>ESPECIALLY THE HEXIE ONE!
CONGRATS ON YOUR ETSY SHOP!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lisa Marie said...

Your shop looks great. My favorite thing there is Criss-Cross Baby Quilt.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Alessandra Lace said...

I follow your blog. hugs Alessandra

hueisei said...

Lovely shop. Love the pincushions :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower!! :D

Second Chance Tan said...

That is a brilliant photo..... I am whooping that I finished my boxy pouches which have been sitting around for a while needing finishing. hey if you like making aprons, why don't you check out this swap I've just signed up for

http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftycooksapronswap/

xx

Jessica said...

I linked up :)

Jessica said...

I love the criss cross baby quilt - CONGRATS on the shop! :)

Jessica said...

I follow, of course!

Katherine McNeese said...

I'm a follower

Katherine McNeese said...

pinned the cross quilt

Katherine McNeese said...

love the criss cross quilt!
Do you have a pattern?

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the pincushions! Great quilts in the shop.

desertskyquilts said...

Congratulations on opening your shop. You have many lovely things, but I REALLY like the pocket design journal. Thanks for a chance to win.

dezertsuz at gmail

Carolyn J. said...

I really like the rainbow baby quilt....such a fresh, modern look! Hope your shop is very successful!!

Happy Quilting!

Richard Healey said...

I love the cris-cros baby quilt

Richard and Tanya Quilts

Richard Healey said...

I linked up a quilt post

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations! Opening your own shop is a big achievement! I love your pincushions and a firm believer that a sewist cannot have too many of those! But your journal covers are sweet too. If I happen to win, you can surprise me!

Quilting Babcia said...

I follow via GFC.

Tammy said...

Now following your blog via email.

Sandra said...

WHOOP WHOOP - Congradulations on the opening of your Etsy shop and fixing your home picture. I have finished making a blue pinwheel baby quilt for a shower on March 16th. Thank you for being a part of the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win. How about a blue pinchusion for me.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA

Sandra said...

Yeah I am going to follow you through emails.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Sandra said...

I really like the Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt. I just made a blue pinwheel myself, so I guess that's why. It was really hard just to pick one pattern.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

StasaLynn said...

Whoop Whoop - I am actually excited that I finished my very first tutorial.... so I posted that one.

What a great giveaway! I LOVE the journal cover!

StasaLynn said...

I am a long time follower! CONGRATS on opening your Etsey Shop!

StasaLynn said...

Love Love the fabric computer sleeve! Job well done!

Pat S. said...

I'm feelin' the love for your Hexie Love Pincushion...it's sew fantastical !!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway :-D
back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pat S. said...

...and I'm a newbie follower, too :-D

Pat S. said...

...and I'm a newbie follower, too :-D

Janet said...

Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop. I love your pin cushions and the baby quilts. The girl pirate one is special :)

Janet said...

I pinned the hexie pin cushion. Pinning a pinnie, tee hee :)

Janet said...

I thought I was a follower, but apparently not. I am now!

Vicki H said...

Congrat on your shop opening. I like the journal cover.

KatieQ said...

I like to buy handbags or small purses.

Cecilia said...

My favorite in your shop is the Girly Pirate Quilt. I love the triangle shapes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower.

PippaP said...

im a follower

PippaP said...

I linked up my friday finish

PippaP said...

I like the journal covers, I prob wouldnt buy a quilt or pincushion cos I can make them myself lol

Loris said...

congrats on the the shop opening! I pinned the little quilt.
I'm a follower! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Lots of whooping going on, improved picture, opening your Etsy shop and all the others joining in! I am a follower!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Visited your Etsy shop and love love love the hexie pin cushion!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Pinned the hexie pincushion under my pincushion board on Pinterest!

Purl Buttons said...

I like the 1930s repro pincushion! It is my favorite of your shop items.

Purl Buttons said...

I follow by GFC

Purl Buttons said...

I pinned my fav to my board Creative Ideas:

http://pinterest.com/pin/69383650481729557/

Joanie's Quilts said...

I linked my baseball t-shirt quilt top that I just finished. Whooping it up!

Kim said...

I am a follower.

Kim said...

I love those pincushions!

Lori said...

I love the love pincushion and the crisscross baby quilt.

Lori said...

I just finished some window seat cushions for some friends. Now am starting some curtains that will match.

quiltmom said...

Cute pincushion Sarah- I would have liked to add something to your linky but thing I am whoop whooping about is finishing the paperwork at school that has been piled high the last few weeks.
Perhaps I will have something new to write about by the end of the week.. My quilting time has slowed down to a dribble.. VBS
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and congratulations on the opening of your shop.
Regards,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I have followed your blog for quite awhile now. I always enjoy visiting with you- it feels like I have come to have coffee with a friend.
Regards,
Anna

Kathie said...

I love the journal cover, that would be perfect for me!
I love having a notebook in my tote bag at all times , you never know when inspiration is going to hit and you need to draw it or write it down!
thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments your a no reply blogger so I can write back!
Kathie

Kathie said...
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Kathie said...

congrats on opening the shop and YES I have been a follower for a while now.
Kathie

This Dog's Mom said...

Congratulations on your Etsy shop! I'm a follower. That babyquilt is adorable and the quilting on it is gorgeous. And I love your pincushion. The only whoop whoop I have this week is managing to keep our driveway shoveled out. It has snowed almost every day!

Bonnie58 said...

Wow, Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Nancy-Rose said...

A journal cover would be perfect for me! I went to your Etsy shop to take a closer look at how you made it - - are those your quilting lines in the pink fabric, or is that a print. If it's a print, do you remember the name of that fabric??? I think it's terrific!

Donna said...

I'm crazy about your pincushions! I like to buy handmade and have purchased jewelry and toy items on etsy. I wish you the best! You have such a nice variety of pretty things.

apple blossom said...

entry #1
- posted my quilt I'm working on in the linky

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

love ric rac rabbit quilt

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Norma said...

You have a very nice web site. I am a new follower and will be back! But I need time to sew! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cowgirl in the City said...

I love the hexi-love pincushion! So cute!

hookedonquilting said...

Hello neighbor! Love the little pincushion from '30s prints. Pincushions are one of my favorite things to collect, and when you pair them with my favorite fabrics...all's right with the world. Congrats on the new shop! Hope it goes well for you.

Stephanie said...

I like the pretty pair of pincushions on your blog, and the criss cross baby quilt!

Stephanie said...

i pinned
http://pinterest.com/pin/101471797826586721/

Stephanie said...

and i follow on gfc.

congrats on the photoshopping too!

Crystal Mills said...

Hexi love pincushion.

Jodi said...

Love Love Love your Baby Girl Pirate quilt. I love Sarah Jane fabrics especially the one with the little Pirate girls - if you look at the girls one of them is called Amelia (which is my daughters name. I have a piece of it saved for something special for her. Congratulations on the new shop.

mtnquiltr said...

The Girlie Pirates catch my eye. I love equal opportunity pirates! The colours are so pretty too.

mtnquiltr said...

I pinned your Girlie Pirate quilt

Gail Olney said...

I love rick rack Rabbit. Rick rack is so whimsical. olney.gail@gmail.com

Gail Olney said...

I pinned ric rack rabbit.

Gail Olney said...

I am now following your blog. olney.gail@gmail.com and i did the pinterest on my page titles Sewing Quilts

Sandy said...

I Love Your Ric Rac Rabbit Quilt! Thanks for this Giveaway!

Sandy said...

I'm a Follower....

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love all of your pin cushions on the Etsy site, and the Criss Cross baby quilt is sew cute! I'm a little late to the 'party'. Trying to play catch up with my blog reading.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yes, I'm a follower, sorry, I don't 'Pin'

Carolyn J. said...

I'm a follower :)

Carolyn J. said...

I pinned the modern rainbow quilt....

Vivian said...

Congratulations, I love your modern rainbow baby quilt, very pretty.

legato1958 said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Susie
legato198@aol.com

legato1958 said...

I love your pincushions!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Debby said...

Happy new blog follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

dian said...

Love your blog and it's feeling of freshness. Thanks Dian

dian said...

I do love all your items but the Modern Rainbow Quilt is unique. Great colors for children. Dian

dian said...

I do love all your items but the Modern Rainbow Quilt is unique. Great colors for children. Dian

Lisa said...

I like the Hexie Love Pincushion! A lot!

Gayle said...

I collect pin cushions - your is simply adorable!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on your shop opening! I hope you have lots of success! I like to buy handmade pouches, bags, scarfs and hats. I'm sure there are more that I can't think of now.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I visited your shop. I love pincushions and I adore your Hexie Love Pincushion.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I Pinned your Hexie Love Pincushion.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a happy follower!

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

BizyStitches said...

Wow, that is a wonderful giveaway gift. Thanks for being in the blog hop and for the fun. I like to buy bags.

Marion.einzig.art.ich said...

Ich finde den Rainbow Baby Quilt toll... würde ich gerne für mein erstes Enkelkind nachnähen

Grüße aus Deutschland von
Marion

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Hi from your shop I like your journal cover.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I "Pi.nned" your journal cover

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I'm following you.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Congrats on your shop - that is awesome. My accomplishment this week. not sure! Thanks for the giveaway.

toekneechestnut said...

The gear in your shop is fabulous.I think you have great taste and love the prints and colours in that pincushion..but they are really all fresh and delightful!:)grace55(at)hushmail(dot)com