Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Umbrella Redux -- tutorial and giveaway!

We've been having a blast with our Lush Laminates... coming up with projects left and right. First, it was the Paige rain slicker, then it was the Sun & Surf Tote (what a perfect beach bag this is!). Last week Emalee whipped up a few kid-sized umbrellas and they turned out SO CUTE that I asked her to write down the instructions for you guys. Just check these out!

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The weather cooperated with us yesterday and we were able to capture some sweet outdoor images...

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Sydney loves her new umbrella!

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She can't decide which one's her favorite...

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Sydney is wearing her new Gretchen dress. And if you're thinking "Hmmmm... the fabric on that dress looks vaguely familiar, but a little different", you have a keen eye for sure! The next time I pop up here on the blog I will give you the full reveal, but if you are as impatient as I am and just have to, have to know right now... well, then you can click here and see for yourself. :)

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And, since I'm feeling mighty happy right now, how about a little giveaway? Leave me a comment and I will draw a winner for one of these adorable umbrellas. Winner will be randomly chosen next Wednesday, March 14th. Please leave us a way to contact you if you win... a clickable link on your name is sufficient.

Want to make one of these beauties for yourself? Click HERE to download the free tutorial.

P.S. We've just re-ordered more books (the first batch flew outta here pretty fast), so if you are still wanting a signed copy, your wish is my command!

74 comments:

  1. OMG! Andalucia has always been my fave line, so this is totally awesome! Gorgeous prints in new colors, how much better can it get?! Yippee!

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  2. Oh wow, thanks for the tutorial. I've wanted to make my own umbrella for a while! Of course winning yours would be even better!

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  3. I love these adorable umbrellas! Cute!

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  4. love as always!!!!

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  5. Must... make... umbrella...
    Even if I win one.
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Love everything you are coming up with, you are blessed with a brilliant creative mind for sure!

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  7. This would be wonderful to keep out all of the sun in El Paso. Crossing fingers. doloresmccune@yahoo.com

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  8. Those umbrellas are adorable! Thanks for posting the tutorial.

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  9. Love the umbrella tutorial. It would be a great match with the Paige jacket I already have :)

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  10. Cute Umbrellas! Thanks for the tutorial! More fun with laminates!

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  11. OMG - hopefully some of those prints/reprints will be knits!

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  12. Let it rain on me please! Love the new Andalucia colors!!!

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  13. Thanks for the free umbrella tutorial - I can't wait to make one.

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  14. What a cutie! Would love it for my daughter!

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  15. i actually think the andalucia pink is super cute! grosel20@hotmail.com

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  16. Those are so cute, what a great way to show off some of your laminates!

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  17. Adorable umbrellas!!

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  18. They are so adorable! I love laminates :)

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  19. Love the laminates and the new colors for Andalucia!

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  20. Love the playful umbrellas and playful dress!

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  21. the laminates are adorable and the fabric on the dress is just gorgeous!

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  22. The umbrellas are gorgeous!

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  23. As always, love your stuff. I'm hoping your new book will appear on my birthday!
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Stephanie W10:33 PM

    So cute! My 7 year old twins would love these!

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  25. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Despite looking for knits like crazy to go with your new book now I want to try the laminates too!
    butlerkathy at yahoo dot com

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  26. omg, i am speechless each time u come up with something new, really! i wish i have ur studio, and all the bolts of fabrics in there, and also the books, and Sidney too! LOL!

    joeybpp@gmail.com

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  27. I just got the book today! Off to page through...

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  28. All so adorable! I love the umbrella with the pink polka dots. Can't wait to see your book!

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  29. My daughter would go nuts for this!

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  30. Boy do I love this cute umbrella. Thanks
    for a chance to win one.
    philrwa@mashell.com

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  31. I cannot wait to get your book :)

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  32. Very sweet umbrellas.

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  33. so cute! would almost make you wish for rain. thanks for the chanc!

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  34. Where can I find your Lush laminates? I would love to try the Paige pattern for my little girls, using Lush! :)

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    1. What a darling idea! That Gretchen dress is so cute. I love the redo on Andalucia! So many great prints in that one! Can't wait for the book!

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    2. Jackie, here is the list of stores that have bought the laminates so far:

      Beverly Fabrics

      Esther's Inc

      Quilters Market

      Sew N Sew

      Strawberry Patches

      linna morata

      Fabric.Com

      Fabrics on Mill Street

      Creative Sewing

      Jazzy Boot Belts

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    3. Thank you!!! :)

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  35. So very cute! Both my girls need new umbrellas, and I've been dying to try my hand at sewing with laminates. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  36. The umbrellas look awesome!! Will have to try but I'm kind of busy doing all the projects in your book!! Love it and will have to hide it from my 7 year old or I'll never get out of the sewing room.

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  37. That is adorable (I'd keep it for myself!).

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  38. Wow! My daughter destroyed her umbrella the other day. As I was throwing it away, I was wondering if there was a way to make my own umbrella. Thank you, Emalee. Patty, I LOVE your stuff always. I love the new Lush collection and the soon to come updated Andalucia. Keep it up!

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  39. Since our method from staying dry in the rain is put the hood up and RUN . . . a new umbrella would be perfect!

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  40. I haven't checked out the instructions yet, but I would love to have one of these for my little one. Love the dress too!

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  41. Hi, I am so excited to find new laminate prints!! These are fabulous!! I was actually wondering if your interlock knits are being discontinued. I make blankets out of them, and one by one I am finding that the Michael Miller - Patty Young interlock knits are disappearing and I'm so bummed!! Will new prints be coming out???

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  42. Wow! LOVE the umbrellas! I'm bookmarking those instructions right now! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

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  43. I am truly loving these new laminate prints. I have been kind of scared to use them. But have finally decided to use them. Hope I win. Tks

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  44. Lovely umbrellas! they will turn a dark rainy day into a nice one! I'll try to make one for sure, even if i won :) , like Sydney , I can't decide which one is my favorite!
    oh ! and congrats on your new book! can't wait to get my copy next month, it will be released in Japan on March 20th!

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  45. The umbrella idea is adorable! I have 2 granddaughters who would love this - as if I do not have enough projects to start / finish! :-)
    Claudia >^..^<

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  46. Those umbrellas are to die for. I would love to use it as a prop for one of my photo shoots. It is also perfect weather here to use it all the time.

    Sara

    athena2minerva@yahoo.com

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  47. Love the umbrellas and can't wait to buy your book! Congrats!

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  48. Those umbrellas are soooo cute My seven year is looking over my shoulder right now blog surfing with me and wanted to enter :)

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  49. These umbrellas are adorable, my girls would LOVE one...

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  50. Yes, adorable is an understatement!

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  51. How clever! Thank you for the tutorial and for a giveaway!

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  52. Wonderful umbrellas!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. The umbrellas are gorgeous! It's still summer where I live, but my daughter has been asking for months for an umbrella for her 3rd birthday! Might have to add it to my list of things to do!

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  54. Hi Patty! I haven't met you but I am a fellow FOX Creek MOM. I heard about your patterns and fabric through Valerie, the store owner of SEW MUCH MORE! I have become a fan of your work! Would love to get my hands on one of your modkids books, oh and a signed copy would be even better! Thanks for the happy giveaway! My daughter would be a hit with a snazzy new umbrella on her first day of Kindergarten at FOX CREEK!

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    1. Hi Kari! I would love to meet you as well. We do have some extra copies of the book here at the studio and I would LOVE to sign one for you! Feel free to shoot me an email and make an appointment to come by sometime. info@modkidboutique.com

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  55. That's so cute it makes me wish for rain!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  56. those are adorable! If I win I think I will take it to my sweet little niece (although I am guessing I will have to rip it out of the hands of my teenager!)

    Ellynz@sbcglobal.net

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  57. I'd love to win one umbrella for one of my girls but not shure if you could ship to Poland (Europe)? If don't just skip this comment.

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  58. brillant idea on the andalucia!!!!!! LOVE the new colors - can't wait to scoop some up!

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  59. love it love it.. may have to whip it up myself.. we are worlds apart. sunny all year round here in this part of the world: Singapore. Just got your book from an online store in UK which gave us free shipping yeay!!

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  60. Very cute! I must now look at that tutorial, while I await my new umbrella!

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  61. Sew Cute <3 <3 <3

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  62. These are beyond lovely! Hoping!!! :)

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  63. These are just lovely and cheerful for a rainy day! Love the colors!

    thesewingspot at gmail dot com

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  64. We found out last week that we will be having our 3rd girl!! Umbrellas just in time for spring showers? awesome!

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  66. So cute, thanks for the chance to win one. kathrynnpolfer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. my daughter would LOVE to get one of these! the girl begs me for a new umbrella weekly. thanks for the giveaway!

    seriouslyahomemaker@gmail.com

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  68. Great tutorial! You've been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

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  69. I love this! I got a cheap umbrella from Ikea and within a week or two, it already had holes in it. I haven't thrown it away yet, so I'll have to try this!

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  70. What awesome umbrellas! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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