Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilted Purse...Quick, Quilted & Stephanie Kimura

This is one of my favorite bags to make. It's fast to finish and cute to boot. All these fabrics came out as a "collection" which always makes it even easier. There is a magnetic snap closure inside near the top and a zippered pocket for valuables. I always make a roomy pocket to fit my that's a pretty big zipper! The shoulder strap can be shortened to fit on your shoulder if you like to wear your bag right under your arm. I never understood that (except if you live in NYC). I love shades of blue, green, and dark brown together. Use fabrics you love and make purses in all the colors you love! I'll have some tutorials soon! Spread the word....tell your friends to sign up on my Google Follow!

I will be having some contests but you must be signed up on my Google Follow!

Thursday, February 24, 2011 Event.....Please support us....

I am selling tickets $10 or $15 for two tickets to the YouGoGirlJupiter women's charity event.  Email me to reserve a ticket....they'll be ready in a week or so.....I will mail them to you.....ASAP...Click here

Empowering women to create healthy, successful & balanced lives.

THE 4TH ANNUAL "YOU GO GIRL!" women's charity event will be held APRIL 7, 2011, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Frenchman's Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Once again, proceeds will benefit the treatment of women's reproductive cancer at the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Treatment Center at Jupiter Medical Center.

55 EXHIBITORS! I am an exhibitor
Wine Tasting * Mini-Massages * Light Refreshments
Ladies Tea * Happy Hour * Cooking Demos
Booksigning * Ballroom Dance Exhibitions * Silent Auction
Goody Bags distributed to first 250 attendees! Over 400 attendees last year!


Stephanie Kimura wins 1st place - Wearable Art Jacket @ Mid Atlantic Quilt Show XXII in Hampton Roads

Ok, bear with me....because I might announce this several times. I WON! The link to the announcement is HERE.

You can be the next big licensed fabric designer!

 Michael Miller Fabrics and are searching for the NEXT BIG Licensed Fabric Designer! Just design a Baby Boy fabric and upload it HERE.


This photo came from a shop on Etsy called the holycrapclothingshop. They used a Patty Young pattern and they don't mention whose fabric but since Patty is associated with Michael Miller Fabrics.....

The photographer is Lindsey Mills and she has captured the most amazing moment in time with these darling girls in their beautiful dresses. Shops on Etsy have come a long way and rival the big names in fashion. Kudos to you all! This is how it should be done.

So, a fabric company, a pattern maker, a talented designer, a seamstress, a photographer, darling models, cool bamboo floor, and a shop owner are making money while they whistle. It's not always about sitting around waiting to be hired for a job! HA!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If you live in Florida....

and you have any issues with insurance of any kind....go to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation: .
File a consumer complaint. Have all the names of the companies ready. If you are filing a health insurance complaint, there will be many providers involved. Once it is in their hands...they will send an email to all the entities and all providers will have 24 hours to comply or explain what is happening. You can also give the name of your insurance compay and find out how many billions of dollars they have in Florida and how many complaints have been filed within 365 days.

If you want to give your insurance company a "heads up"....just ask for a senior supervisor because you're ready to file a complaint....and VOILA....suddenly you'll be in a three-way call and everyone is your BFF.

BTW, I asked my insurance company why Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida is offering a colonoscopy (even though I really don't want one and they can run as high as $3,000) as part of their Wellness Program. She said it is required by law now. I asked if it was now part of my policy and she said no....because I am grandfathered in and they are only included in all of their NEW policies. I asked if I would have to cancel and then apply to get a new policy and she said no. They are no longer writing new policies for anyone in Florida. It's getting grim.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year ! Even though I am not Chinese...I like to celebrate everyone's NEW YEAR! Good Luck!