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If you are here looking for the Moda Love Blog- please click here. We have moved! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at makelifesweet
We have a new post about the July Label Crew here. Please remember that we have moved to: thesweetwaterco.com. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at makelifesweet
We have a new post on our new site- thesweetwaterco.com Check out our new patterns and find out if you won our latest contest! Just a reminder- we have moved and will be posting all new blog entries on our new site! Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Today is a very exciting day for us! After 5 years of blogging, we are finally moving to a new blog/website. You can read all about it here. However, there is a little something we need to take care of here first. We haven't yet picked a winner of our Boat House contest yet. I kind of forgot because we have been so busy getting the new site ready. So...the winner is: Candy who wrote: I love it!! Each and every piece!!! Since my son joined the navy last year I love the red white and blue theme. I can't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at makelifesweet
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is now OPEN!!!!! We have had so much fun making jewelry - coasters and hot pads and even signs and bags plus so much more!!! To view and purchase click here! All items are handmade and are limited! To help celebrate our new section on Etsy we are offering this special deal - All items in the Bunting Section on our Etsy shop are 30% off until Monday June 16, 2014. Prices listed are the sale price no code to enter! Click here for the sale items! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Boat House! But first, we must confess. We don't have a boat. Let alone a boat house. We don't even live by a lake. Or an ocean. Or any body of water you could but a boat on. But we do have a creek. Or is it a crick? My husband and I always debate that. I actually know that it is "creek", but a whole lot of people around here say "crick", so I think that's okay, too. Anyway, yesterday we went down by the creek to take photos of The Boat House. And I also must confess that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We got a huge surprise from the UPS man a couple of days ago. Well, not really a surprise, because we have been anxiously awaiting its arrival for a long time. We know Elementary hasn't even hit stores yet, but as usual, we are off to the next thing. And the next thing for us is called The Boat House. Our next fabric collection. Not that it will be available any time soon. January is a looooooong way off, but just having this in my hands makes me smile. Really, really big. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at makelifesweet
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It seems as though we have been working on our Elementary quilts forever! But the final binding was completed last night and we are ready to show them. As many of you know, we couldn't make it to Quilt Market last week in Pittsburgh, so this is the first time for anyone to see them. Here they are! Music Class (We thought the half circles looked sort of like a record- so that's where it got it's name). Math Class Rugby. We love this for either a baby, birthday or graduation quilt! This one is my favorite. Well, maybe Music... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at makelifesweet
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I have a problem - a forgetting problem! I had every intention of bringing my good camera to work with me today but once again I forgot. Yes I could go home and get it, but would have to drive through what looks like to me as the great dust bowl. Plus getting tossed around on the road due to the wind just didn't sound that fun. So my apologizes in advance for the not so stellar photos! Here we go - Step 1 Find your favorite iron on transfer (you can find all different shapes for your own bunting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Buntings! We are kind of obsessed with buntings around here. So we decided to make a whole bunch of them. And when I say a bunch, I kind of mean it. My sister gets all the credit for this project. She had the idea of using our iron-on transfers to create custom letters we used for the buntings. Here is one example: But she didn't stop there. She wanted a little more color, so she added this: And then if you were actually having a birthday party, you would want one for the cake. Or cupcakes. So when you put... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at makelifesweet
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It has been such a long cold winter that we decided to treat everyone with a little sale. 30% off all download patterns from now until next Monday, April 21st! Find all of our patterns here on our Etsy site. The price on the patterns is the sale price. Happy Spring! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We are busy getting our Elementary quilts done, but thought we would let you know the fabric kits for the Label Crew project are now in our store. For all you Label Crew members, the kits went our yesterday, so you should have them soon. Hope you are having a great day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Just a peek at our Label Crew project for April. A great alternative to the old brown bag- this Lunch Sack is cute and practical. And saves on paper bags- just throw it in the washer and use again and again. The outside is made from prairie cloth and the lining is Road 15 fabric: For more info on the Label Club, click here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at makelifesweet
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In honor of SPRING and Spring Break we are having a sale!!!!! All iron on labels are on sale - small ones, large ones, personalized ones, Christmas ones, etc, etc, etc. The listed price is the 30% off price. No coupon code to enter! Hurry - sale ends Monday, March 31st. Find all labels on our Etsy site!! Happy Spring! Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Yes, I know. I told you I would choose a winner of the Elementary fabric on Friday. Only trouble is, I was at home and my internet service is awful out where I live. In the middle of nowhere. But for some reason, it started working just fine today, so I better hurry and post this! Congratulations to Kenna who wrote: I found a stack of authentic fat quarters by begging on IG. :) And this is amazing....it reminds me of the perfect child of PURE and AUTHENTIC with turquoise blue eyes. :) BTW, my favorite is the black and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at makelifesweet
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My sister designed these yesterday, and all I could say was ahh...... By the way, we don't have a little girl name Lucy- we just wish we did! These tags would look so cute on Easter baskets, but we are going to use them as "place cards" on our Easter table. So fun! If you would like the labels and/or fabric to make the tags, they are available in our store. If you order the labels, you will also get the simple instructions to make the tag- so no need to buy a separate pattern. Oh- and they coordinte with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at makelifesweet
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First of all, thank you for all the Elementary love! We can't wait to get started on some quilts- we have them designed, but actually getting them finished is the hard part. Now, back to Easter projects. This one is my favorite. Meet Matilda, Charlie and Gus. These are easy to make and will be so cute in an Easter basket! If you would like the pattern or kit, they are available now in our store. I said these are my favorite, but I just got a glimpse of tomorrow's project. Maybe that is my favorite. Come back to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We are so excited to show you our newest fabric collection. But before we do, a little background about the collection. Remember this? As some of you know, that is Authentic. Our very first fabric collection for Moda. I have a special place in my heart for that collection- and one special shelf at our office has the last stack of Authentic fat quarters known to man sitting on it. But we aren't going to actually use it. We are going to look at it forever. Which leads me to Elementary. When we started designing, we knew we wanted something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at makelifesweet
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It is a beautiful day here in Colorado- good thing because tonight wind will come in at about 60 mph and tomorrow there is supposed to be snow. So today we are celebrating spring with our next Easter project. Here is our Spring Banner. If you would like the pattern or fabric kit, they are available in our store. We will be back tomorrow with a surprise- our newest fabric collection arrived! See you then! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Do you ever feel like you are just losing your mind because nothing is going right? Well, that is today. Or the last week, really. My computer crashed last week- there is nothing worse! So the whole process of getting a new computer, restoring my files, e-mail, whatever, lasted about a week. I was ready yesterday to get to work. But, no. I couldn't get my software on my new computer. Without boring you with all the technical details, the bottom line is: I CAN'T DO ANY WORK!!!! So, while I promised a new Easter project for yesterday, I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at makelifesweet
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I promise not all our Easter projects are bunnies- but we couldn't resist this cute bunny pail. What kid wouldn't want to hunt Easter Eggs with that? The kits and pattern are available now in our store. Come back tomorrow to see our next project. Oh, and it isn't a bunny! Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We are seeing a lot of bunnies around here! Today we start a series of Easter projects- and today's is a little ray of sunshine. I'm thinking about sunshine because the weather here was perfect today! Say hello to our Bunny Table Runner. If you would like the kit and/or pattern, they are available in our store now. See you later this week! Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at makelifesweet
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Happy Friday! Today we are so excited to be a part of Fat Quarter Shop's 2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Although we aren't showing our individual block, we are allowed to share a few pics of the finished quilt. This year, the designer mystery quilt is all about stars. Our instructions were to design a star block and dedicate it to a "star". Hmmm....that was kind of tough. The star part. I don't really know any "stars". I would like to know some stars- Jennifer Aniston, Peyton Manning, Kenny Chesney, The Pioneer Woman. But I really don't want... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We have been working on a new line of products and finally they are ready!! ( and I am soooo excited about them!) For a few years we have been printing iron on labels and have always said to ourselves, we need to try iron on transfers. While we still love our iron on labels we just wanted to try something a little different. This is what we came up with - Cute Kitchen Towels! and then we decided that we needed to give our customers many options so... we thought wouldn't it be fun if they could put their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at makelifesweet
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We forgot to mention on our previous post today that we added some new fun things on our etsy shop. I know there are many of you just like me that are just dying for spring to come!! To help with the winter doldrums that we are experiencing we have some Wishes Fat Quarters available on our etsy shop - 10 fat quarters for $18.00. That should help bring some fun spring colors to your house! We also found a few Wishes Jelly Rolls to sell - As well as some Road 15 Mini Charm Packs - For some more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at makelifesweet