Tuesday, May 6, 2014

new website << no blog


hi everyone! if anyone is still following along here? i just want to write a quick post to let you know i will not be blogging anymore. i've found it harder and harder to keep up these days, and like many others, have been documenting most of my progress on instagram and twitter. if you're still interested in following along i'd love to see you there! i've also just gotten started over on pinterest (a few years too late? oh well!).

i've just launched a new website which will not link to this blog, so i will be deleting it entirely in the next month or so. thanks so much for for your support over the years. i'm incredibly grateful and thankful for all of your thoughts and words of encouragement. so many of you helped give me the strength and courage it takes to start a small business + be an artist. i wish you all the best in the future and hope we can keep in touch.

xoxo,

leah

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

sewing tutorial << dinner for tule!


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hi guys! now that i have several fabric collections in the works with art gallery you'll be seeing sewing tutorials from me which will be posted here as well as on their blog (which has tons of other amazing tutorials). i'm starting with one that is easy as pie - a dinner for tule reversible napkin tutorial!

if you're like me just having the time to sit down and sew is a battle. i'm always looking for quick and easy sewing projects and napkins are a go-to favorite. they're cute and spruce up my table even if it's just myself and chris sitting down for dinner. you'll be able to complete this set of 4 reversible striped napkins in 1-2 hours tops.

what you will need:

for 4 finished napkins

- two 17" x 17" squares of flora's oasis rosa
- two 17" x17" squares of native fringe solar
- one 17" x 40" rectangle of folklore sunray
- one 17" x 40" rectangle of sand dunes golden
- coordinating thread

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cutting:

- cut (16) 2.5" x 17" strips of folklore sunray
- cut (16) 2.5" x 17" strips of sand dunes golden

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1. sew together each piece of folklore sunray and sand dunes golden using 1/4 inch seam allowance. press seams to sand dunes golden. you want to press to the darker fabric.

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2. sew together your new pieces of folklore sunray and sand dunes golden using 1/4 in seam allowance. press seams to sand dunes golden.

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3. repeat by sewing these pieces together. press seams. you'll have 4 finished 17" squares with 4 strips of each fabric.

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3. place one piece of your 17" x 17" backing fabric (in this case flora's oasis rosa or native fringe solar) upside down. place one of your striped pieces on top with print side facing up. fold over your backing fabric about a half an inch and press down. fold the same side again about a half an inch, press, and pin.

4. do the same for the remaining sides.

5. sew each side using your sewing machine and be sure to tuck in any raw edges.

6. repeat for the rest of your napkins! 

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easy as pie and you'll be saving a few trees in the process with your cloth napkins! display either side of the napkin depending on your table setting or the occasion.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

schoolhouse electric << bedding!

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i am beyond thrilled to announce my new bedding collection with schoolhouse electric! they are now stocking sheet sets, pillow covers, duvets, a quilt, and even a shower curtain with three exclusive designs i created with them last fall. it's been hard not spilling the beans and i've been waiting in anticipation for the launch of their 2013 fall collection. you can see the bed linens here and the shower curtain is here.

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i could gush all day about how much of love this company. i own a few of their pieces and each one is assembled impeccably with the highest attention to detail and best quality i've seen. i could furnish my entire home (small apartment at the moment) with their work and although i'm obviously incredibly biased there are many who would agree they do some of the best work in the industry. they've worked with many other artists for their new collection including a few of my favorites shanna murray, erin dollar, and xenia taler as well as many, many other great talents.

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thanks so much to the team at schoolhouse. the entire fall collection looks amazing, as usual!

all photos by schoolhouse electric

Thursday, August 22, 2013

tule << giveaway winner!


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thanks very much for the overwhelming response to the giveaway! hearing your favorites within the collection and what you would make with them was so much fun. i wish i could send all of you 10 yards of fabric!

using randomizer.org i randomly generated a winner based on the number of entries and the lucky winner is... emily

congrats emily! i'd love to see your cluck cluck sew pow-wow quilt when you finish it! 

i'll be posting a few sewing tutorials for some of the items featured in the video in the next few months. i'd also like to mention that my desert arrows quilt pictured above has a free pattern available on the art gallery website here. thanks to everyone for your entries and support as always. i can't wait to see what you make with the collection!

Monday, August 19, 2013

tule << available now + giveaway!


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i'm very pleased to announce that tule is now available in stores! you can check for your local or online stockists here. you can also see the beautiful video shot by the art gallery team featuring the collection below. i  absolutely love the work they do. i feel incredibly grateful to work with a company that is forward thinking and just "gets it".


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to coincide with the release i'm also giving away a yard of each fabric in the nevada sun palette!

to enter leave a comment letting me know which of the designs in the collection is your favorite and what you would make with it as well as your email address. i will randomly select and email the lucky winner on thursday morning (the 22nd). good luck!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

shop << pillow sale!

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knock knock! just a quick note to let you know a pillow sale is happening this week through 24th. all pillows are marked at 30% off  (a savings of $12 each). find the sale here. hope you're having a lovely summer!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

art gallery fabrics << new collection!


i am beyond thrilled to announce my new fabric company, Art Gallery Fabrics, and my new fabric collection!

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i'll be debuting tule in May at the Portland Quilt Market and it will begin shipping in August. i can't wait to see everything unfold and share my new collections with you in the upcoming year! art gallery feels like a perfect fit and i don't think i could have found a better group of people to work with. i love their fabrics, i love their other designers, and beyond that - they are just a great group of passionate and talented people.



i'm heading off now for a twitter live chat happening between 1-3 EST and this evening between 9-11 EST. you can follow the chat here at hashtag #TALKNT2. you can see more about my collection in the above video, as well as on their blog. thanks so much to AGF for believing in my work and vision. i'm thrilled to be joining the family!