And sometimes I keep my promises...

I bet you thought I was gonna keep that Halloween post up until Christmas, eh? Well, I fooled you. I've plunged back into full work mode after a few days of r&r following the madness of Quilt Market. Full work mode around here pretty much means very little sleep and infrequent blogging, tweeting or talking. I work late into the night, am crabby every morning until I have my caffeine infusion then I work, work, work till the kiddos come home... and then I work some more. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

But what prompted that silly title up there is all these post-market little flip cam videos of me that keep popping up here & there. I always cringe when these come up because, 1. I hate the way I sound on tape and 2. I never know what kind of crazy things I said or promised on video because it's usually all a blur for me.

Case in point, last Spring Market, Ms. Sandi did a quick little flip cam interview of me in which I apparently promised I would do a pattern or a tutorial or something on that lollipop quilt I had hanging up on my booth. Well, as you all probably know, that never happened. Between designing a new fabric line, a whole new slew of patterns, doing a little remodeling, and taking care of household duties it just got pushed aside. And to be perfectly honest, the pattern needed some major tweaking. I did those pinwheel shapes in a hurry and fudged with them until they were right (on fabric, not on paper) but I never really sat down to polish up the pattern and make it sew up right... so that's that.

So, as you can imagine, when this new flip cam video showed up on Boutique Cafe (shot by the lovely Bari J.) I watched with trepidation to see what kind of crazy things I promised this time. Well, I was so pleasantly surprised when I realized I am actually following through on all these promises!!! Yay me!

Check it out... I mentioned doing a pattern for the Hummingbird Quilt (DONE) and a pattern for a Pillow Trio (DONE) and even a pattern for the Mini-Ava (DONE, and more on that later!) All of these patterns and more are part of my January 2010 release. Most are on the way to the testers this week and I couldn't be more ecstatic!

So, see... sometimes I do keep my promises! ;)

Oh, I have so many new things to share with you! We've added a couple of new members to the MODKID team and I will be doing proper introductions here in the next couple of weeks. We've also added a whole new slew of pattern testers that are eager, willing and able (haha). Things are shaping up great for 2010!

And since I'm here now and don't know when I'll get another break to blog again, I thought I'd share some awesome findings from my MODKID Flickr Pool.

I spotted this adorable Nina set yesterday and the sewist, who happens to live in Malaysia, even blogged about it!

Stripes&Dots 294

Loving these Frida and Sydney sets from Creative Works By Ann:

Frida top by Modkid

Sydney top by Modkid

Sydney top by Modkid hood view

I seriously gasped when I saw this breathtaking version of my Kyoko pattern by NanaKidBoutique in Abu Dhabi! Add a ruffle here & there and... VOILA!



Mary Abreu of Flourishes posted this fun, colorful version of the Sydney Hooded Tunic modeled by the sweet Miss L.

Sydney tunic

And last, but certainly not least, check out this super fun Kyoko made by Melanie of Above All Fabric. LOVE IT!! Check out the pattern review she posted on her blog on this Kyoko and on her Sophie 3-Way Pants.

kyoko shirt

And there are tons and tons more where these came from. Check them out! And please post your own if you want to share with us. :)


  1. Extremely cute stuff. You're all so talented.

  2. OMGoodness. That Kyoko is ah-maz-ing! So fine.

  3. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Good stuff! You are like me! I talk with my hands! Drives Sean crazy because the sometimes gets hit along the way...ha!


  4. That Kyoko has to be the most beautiful little dress that I have ever seen. Such creative people out there, I love seeing there work. Also such a beautiful pattern to spark all the creativity!!

  5. WOW! I'm sooo inspired all of a sudden. Sounds like you're keeping yourself busy. Can't wait to see all your new goodies. You never disappoint.


  6. I adore them all. I can't wait to get that hummingbird pattern for my mom. She is going to die. I just wish it were out already for the holidays. Oh well, I am on it first thing when it comes out. Thanks.


  7. Thank you all for the sweet comments. Yeah, I am constantly amazed by the talent I find in my Flickr groups! I love browsing through them!!!

    Oh, and about the quilt, sorry, I was hoping to have it all done before the Holidays too, but these things take time and I wanted every pattern thoroughly tested before they go to print. Our estimated delivery date (on this and the other 5 patterns) is January 18th. Will keep you all posted on the progress. :)


  8. Wow- that green Kyoko is stunning. Absolutely beautiful. That Kyoko pattern is so versatile- well done. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Super cute stuff and so creative..

  10. Oh my goodness!! Im so excited that I found your blog!! You are such an inspiration to me! I have been working on a few of your ModKid patterns, I just love everything about them. Your fabric is to die for!! Thank you so much for featuring my dress in your post earlier this year! I actually just came across it today and I am uber excited!!! Amazing!!

  11. Three Yellow Starfish... you are very welcome. So glad to hear you are enjoying my patterns! Keep up the good work. :)


  12. Thank you so much for featuring my Kyoko dress in your post ,,

    I'm sooooooo happy :)



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