Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SW Designs started selling on Etsy 5 years ago this month and to celebrate, I'm holding my annual BUY 2 GET 1 FREE SALE during the month of August. Here are the details:
1) You can purchase 2 PDF Patterns and get a third (of equal or lesser value) FREE. Just leave your third choice in the comments section and I'll send them all together via email.
2) You can purchase 2 KITS and get them shipped (anywhere in the US or Canada) for FREE.
Of course with the holidays coming up, this would be the perfect time to do both, which is also possible! Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Got the Red Out!

It was a bad April Fools joke...my sweet Poppy Squares Quilt was finally done and just as always, I pop them in the wash for gentle cycle and then a spin in the dryer to pucker it up. Only this time I got a horrible surprise...the red had bled all over the cream and pink. It was ugly especially on the back. I should've taken a picture to show you, but it almost looked like piecing on the back as well as the front. Ugh!

 So the final trick that worked wonders??? Resolve In-Wash Stain Remover with Spray and Wash. For the most part, I don't like to use harsh detergents on my quilts, but this was war!! I filled the washer, added the amazing stuff and let it soak for most of the day, stirring occasionally. After spinning and letting it air dry, here are the results:

Available in the shop later tonight!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Sneak Peek of Spring

It seems that each of the last few days has brought an hour or two of Spring, complete with sunshine and birdies {I'm just sure it's on it's way...even though we seem to be getting a dusting of snow every few days too!} I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of my current spring project....

Thursday, February 16, 2012


What I am...a really busy mom who is trying to keep trying to help at church and run a business on the side too. What I feel like...a blogging slacker! I often think about {or am reminded} that I haven't posted for quite some time. I know. I need some motivation....and time in the day.

For the last two days, I've been working on something way outa my comfort zone. But, I am always up for a challenge. Here is a sneak peek of my 'almost finished' product. I'll most likely show you more...if I am happy with the results.

I'm crossing my fingers that a certain someone is very pleased.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grandma and Grandpa B

Grandpa B passed away a few months ago, Grandma is living with a son. The house will soon be sold and we are so grateful to have a few beautiful items to remember their home. What are the chances that Grandpa and Grandma B would have silverware with W's on them? I doubt they are real silver...but I love 'em anyway!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Argyle Baby Quilts!

I've been noticing a lot of argyle around lately and started dreaming this one up. I finally found the last coordinating fabric and finished the pink and gray one. I am in LOVE! So of course I did another. I love it too....but the pink one still has my heart.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

In honor of our shopping tradition, I will be offering the 
new Christmas Pocket Advent Tutorial FREE 
when your SWD order equals $20 or more.

This new Pocket Advent is perfect for counting down the days until Christmas. Pockets are purposefully made to be durable and roomy, perfect for filling with goodies, notes or any sort of surprise! I especially love the idea that I can keep this baby anywhere in the house...my walls are pretty full during the holidays.This PDF Tutorial includes a materials list, step-by-step instructions and full color photos showing you how to construct your own Christmas Pocket Advent. 

Also, several customers have been asking about a kit for the Winter Wonder quiet book. In the past, I haven't been able to make a kit because the Moda Figgy Pudding fabric I used is a few years old and large quantities are no longer available. The good news, I just found a cute fabric line that has been done in a similar style with similar colors and ta da....the Winter Wonder Kits are now available!

**This offer is good now through Monday, Nov. 28th at midnight.