Friday, January 30, 2015

Show and Tell and Pet Project Show

There have been many occasions lately where someone has asked me if I had a card.
In the age of smart phones, do people still carry business cards?
According to my daughter at university, students there are encouraged 
by professors to carry business cards.
Several other friends said they always cards on their person.
Where have I been?

I sat down one morning this week, and worked out a little card for Pink Doxies. 

I was so prepared now! 
Then the thought hit me of how I was going to carry them.
Believe it or not, a Baggie is not de rigueur.
So, I came up with my own.
What quilty-sewist person wouldn't want to pop that out of 
their bag to grab a business card?
And wouldn't it show their creativity nicely?

One was good, but then I became a little obsessed,
and made more because now I knew I had lots of friends who carried cards.

They all got a touch of fancy stitches.

Then conversations spurred the need for something just like that to carry an Android and an iPhone,
and this was born!
Customized to fit the need.

I'd love to know what you think or if you have a suggestions.
The slight wonkiness is because I have the last finishing stitches to do yet today. My WIP here.

Have you ever had a Really Nice Surprise happen to you, 
and give you that all-over-warm-and-fuzzy feeling? 
You wanted to tell someone, 
but were afraid they would think you were just full of yourself?

This is such a little thing, 
and I didn't want to sound like I was tooting my own horn.

we sure could use a 'little' good news today.

In the end, I thought you'd enjoy it.

My 'AttaGirl

One late night, not so long ago, I was sitting in this same chair surrounded by the Doxie Girls, and working on a blog post. I was googling "Pink Doxies" to see what came up since I was adding tags to old posts.  Pretty much normal links from what I'd seen before, but I clicked to the second page to find an entry from Kate Spain linked to Pink Doxies. Huh? Now, I love Kate Spain's fabric lines, you all know, especially the Daydream line with the alpacas/llamas. Whenever I'd use my fabric, I'd tag her name in the posts. The internet link I'd found went to Twitter on January 10 where Kate Spain tweeted to "Check out what Julie at Pink Doxies was doing with (my) orphan blocks." 

I had to ask my teenage daughter if that was 'really' from her, and it even shocked/impressed her. (Then she asked who Kate Spain was!) I said she was one of those Quilting/Fabric Rock Stars I admire. I walked around with my warm- fuzzy feeling for days after my 'AttaGirl. Then reality set in, and I quickly realized I needed to make some changes. Admittedly, I wasn't even on Twitter, and that was how I missed it from weeks before.


I'm on Twitter now. Surprised?
You can find me by linking off this page in the sidebar, or

If you follow me anywhere, I'll follow you back.

Also on Instagram as

Another lovely surprise...

I was featured on Quilt Story a week ago, 
and saw a block from my Jelly Beans when I popped in.

And then on Blossom Heart Quilts the same day.

It was a thrill, and I am grateful to both kind bloggers. 
There was Happy Dancing in the Kitchen that night!


I'm linking up with lots of parties today. 
If you want a real treat, 
check out both the blogs and the 
link parties they're hosting.
A great inspiration for us all!

The WHOOP WHOOP button is hers.

Its Saturday, and time for the weekly Pink Doxies 
Pet Project Show. 
Add your link here every Saturday. 

Do we have to have rules? 
No worries! It's EASY.

1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below left) to upload a picture of something you've created in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--share it now! It can be a work in progress, finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. Whatever it is that inspired you to create this week, we'd like to see it here. 

2. Please link to a specific post, and not just your blog address. It makes it easier for someone following your link to find your project.

3. Provide a backlink to Pink Doxies with a link in your post, or pick up our Pet Project Show button below. Copy and paste into the 'Add Image by HTML' box to create the Pet Show widget on your page.

1. You can link up to your Instagram. Click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link up screen. The URL of your Instagram feed will be your link. Please hashtag #pinkdoxiespetproject

Either way you link up, remember it's a party here, so schmooze with the crowd! Visit others who've linked up. Leave a comment so they know what you like about their work. The people to either side of your link would work, or their neighbors, too.

Don't miss a post! Follow me on Bloglovin' or by email. 

The Linky Party starts now, and runs until Monday, February 2 at midnight. 
Spread the word, and tell all your stitchy friends.

Lots to do today.
Places to go,
People to see,
and Crafty Things to make.

Come on, Doxie Girls.
Let's go sew!


Skootchover said...

Glad you've had some warm fuzzies lately, and thank you for sharing them with everyone. It's okay to be acknowledged and share that you did! Love your new business cards and the cases. What are you closing the larger ones with - the velcro?

Unknown said...

So glad I got to feel/touch one of these cute business card holders. Too bad I wasn't into the quilty stuff all the years I managed the book store! But I love them - so much nicer than the stiff leather folded ones!! Keep up your lovely work.

Anonymous said...

Hurray for those warm fuzzies! You deserve everyone of them. (She says as she stitches words together today, instead of fabrics, choosing instead to live vicariously through her quilty-sewist friend.)

kathyinozarks said...

how fun! I love it when one project leads to another

Debra said...

Your new card holders are wonderful., and congrats on the shout out from Kate Spain. Very, very cool.

Lilly's Mom said...

These are the cutest! And, your workmanship is superb. I love the way you embellished them with the different stitching and then added the little tag. Very nice. Happy Friday.

VeggieMummy said...

Love the business card holders; especially the cute little stitches. Wishing you a weekend of warm fuzzies! x

Julie said...

I use the Velcro One-Wrap, and I love it. Normal Velcro will snag polyester, and picks up every string and bit of lint. This type does none of that, and stays new looking forever. It runs about $3.50 a yard at the local JoAnn's. Another perk is there is not gumminess to deal with while sewing it on. The front and back are on the same strip.


Penny said...

Love your business card holders, a great way to use those little bits which are to good to throw away. Thanks for joining in with Happy Friday. Penny (Planet Penny)

Angie in SoCal said...

Love the card holders - so cute with their different stitching and fabrics. Do you have a pattern? And thanks for the heads up about the different velcro. I'll add that to my Jo-Ann's list. Thanks for sharing!

evaj said...

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Sarah Craig said...

Whoop whoop! You're firing on all cylinders these days!! Love the business cards AND the holders, and congrats on all the warm fuzzies!

Valerie Gardiner said...

Hi Julie, just popped over to say hello and I'm bowled over by your colourful work. What a great idea the card bags are, a good way to use up small scraps of fabric. I've been given a bag full of samples by my fashion designer friend and now I know what to do with them! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too, hope to see you there again soon.