Monday, August 4, 2014

FatQuarter Shop Nail Polish Mini Quilt!!!

Hello Ladies/Girls,

Do you ladies/girls love doing mani-pedi. Well as far as I am concerened I am not too fond of going to get medi-pedi done. I love to apply nail polish on my nails. I am a huge fan of all the OPI brown shades..I just love brown.

So why are we talking about Manicure or nail polish etc. well we are doing that as we would love for you to use your favorite nail polish color in a quilt block and join Kimberly and us in a day of girly-blogging about our blocks and mani-pedi love.

If you follow Kimberly on FB or Instagram, they had posted pictures of her favorite nail polish from OPI, Cajun Shrimp, that inspired this Nail Polish quilt block!

Sew Solid series will be focused on modern novelty blocks that you can turn into mini projects, or make several of the blocks for a big quilt.

So, when I received an email asking if I was interested in joininh the event...I said yes. I just love this block..isn't it just cool.

As Brown or rather earthy tones shades of nail polish is what I love I decided to choose my quilt colors based on that...and here is what I came up with.

As you can see I did a very simple quilting nothing fancy with straight lines and diagnol lines using aurifil thread...I just love aurifil. I left the bottle part unquilted as I did not want any lines and was loving the way it looked.

So do you want to join us and get started..go ahead and download the pattern and then watch the YouTube video along!!

Nail Polish Quilt, is the first in the Sew Solid video series for fat quarter shop YouTube channel!
Link to Nail Polis Quilt Video:

You can also find the free pattern Here

Do post your finished quilt block pics on FatQuarter shop FB Page..I would love to see what colors you ladies/girls like.


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Granny Blanket I

I am fascinated with granny blankets lately..I always make it but not for home. This time I made it for my son. Winter will be here soon and I wanted something for his Pram. So, here is the 1st Granny Blanket from my series...yes I plan to do few more and share it here.

The pattern is from LittleDollally and I used a pom pom edging from I can't remember the site name however will search and write it here. If you look up on moogly site she has this under crochet edging section..if that helps.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

instax mini 8 review!!

As growing up I watched old movies and had fascination for the Polaroid camera...the ones where you would click and get pics instantly…. I know you all know what I am talking about. So when I was teaching a project life and scrap-booking demo class my students asked me if the instax mini 8 would be a good camera to have and if I had tried it. I loved the idea and thought should give it a try.

I have been as mentioned in love with Polaroid camera since kid and this camera was a must have for me from the moment I read about it. .It is seriously cute, user friendly functions, and the best part is to get pictures instantly... And not to forget instax mini’s come in range of amazing colors.

So when I received my white instax mini I and my students started playing around with it. The camera is way too cool and so are the features..not to forget it is not at all bulky.

The pictures are credit card sized which anyone in crafting especially scrap-booking/project life etc. would love. We tried some pictures in class for demo and oh my do we all love it. This small compact thing does it job brilliantly I must say. This is one investment you should think of if you travel, scrapbook , have kids or are outdoor activity person, so you can capture those moments instantly.

Here is the picture I took just to show you how well this compact camera takes pic indoors as well as outdoor.


                 (sorry one of the pics got white chalk powder color on it :) )

Let’s look at some of the features and specification of instax mini 8.

Cute and compact body design available in five different colors!
Simple operation for instant pictures

Adjust the dial to the lit position.

Press the button beside the lens to turn power on.

Shoot and obtain pictures instantly.

Brightness adjustment dial

instax mini 8 automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position (mark) of the lit lamp.

You can take a high-key photo easily.
Setting the brightness adjustment dial to the high-key mode mark allows you to take pictures with a softer impression.



Instant FilmFujifilm Instant Color Film "instax mini"
Picture size62 x 46mm
Shooting range / Focusing range0.6m - ∞
ShutterShutter speed: 1/60 sec.
Exposure controlManual switching system (LED indicator in exposure meter)
FlashConstant firing flash (automatic light adjustment)
Recycle time: 0.2 sec. to 6 sec. (when using new batteries), Effective flash range: 0.6m - 2.7 m
Power SupplyTwo LR6/AA-size 1.5V alkaline batteries
Capacity: 10 film packs (based on our company research)
OthersExposure counter (number of unexposed films), film pack confirmation window
Dimensions & Weight116mm x 118.3mm x 68.2mm / 307g (without batteries, strap and film pack)
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

All in all I and my students are very happy with this product. The Camera and film can be easily purchased at or even I saw the other day in Michaels Craft Store. 

Thanks to Fujifilm for providing the camera for review. All features and specification text/images are copyright fof fujifim.or @sskcraftshop. Please do not copy.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fatquarter Shop free shipping'

Hello friends,

Just wanted to give a quick update so that you can save some $.  It’s Fat quarter shop's 11th Anniversary and are having a shipping  promotion starting today,Monday June 16th till Sunday June 22nd.

All U.S. orders over $40 will have free shipping and all international orders over $40 shipping will have shipping 40% off.


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