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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ahhhh 24: The Hidden Star

I have spent the last week trying to find help to set up my website so that I can have the ahhhs ready to purchase easier without me having to invoice, etc. I did a lot of reviews and decided BigCommerce was the way to go for me. Their integrated facebook app being one reason. (meaning I could have an outside website but still feed it through to the facebook group.) ( I spent the last month attempting to work with it.)

OY this website thingie:  it is NOT dummy friendly. Finally today in desparation I googled bigcommerce web design help and found several companies dedicated to just that. Hmmmm...

Well, since I have already purchased a website and a new domain name I have emails in to the big arm and leg companies. Everyone hold your breath that it wont cost me quite that much get it set up; because I guess it is going to be necessary. In the meantime, I guess this month you have to deal with me invoicing you again. Look for them late Sunday or late Monday night since I was supposed to do them today but fought with the website instead.

As soon as I post this I will update the ahhhh page with each ahhhh and the cost in case some of  you just want to try a couple. Hopefully next month we will be able to do the easier shopping cart system. sigh.

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Todays Ahhhh is really interesting. It is a Paper Pieces design and it is full of possibilities. When one looks at it they might first see three fish eating out of the top of the bowl, as suggested by Jen, or perhaps awareness ribbons as suggested by Amber. 



My friend Jill likes to really think them out so she sat down with her colored pencils and colored them out and came up with this and I quote:

Three Sisters. I just saw the teepee the three sisters are corn, beans and squash to the American Indian The sustainers of life. The Indians were thought to have planted a fish with each seed. If we all forget about fish there is a six pointed star in the center. When I drew this out and colored it in the fish disappeared and the star appeared and Tonya's original design was intact. I was left with 6 hexagons, a six pointed star and 6 diamonds

So can you see the star? While I have several that color these, none colored the star right out, so I copied Jills penciled version for you to see:



There it is! So really this is just a variation of Ahhhh 1: the Pointing star!

Here are some great examples for you to try whether you want a star, a fish, or just something that makes everyone say ahhhh.


















Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ahhhh 23 : Razor sharp

We had quite the discussion on this ahhh at the paper piecing page in facebook. It is fun to look at! I see the same as Kim and thinks it looks very dangerous. LOL

So introducing:
Razor Sharp


I now have three people that color them in for me. I dont sort them in any certain order, I just let blogger do that for me. I think it is fun to see all the great color combos!















Tuesday, March 26, 2013

which would you choose?

some more to go with diamond engagement:







Diamond Engagement

Yes this was due last Thursday.
(kind of had a fabric shop bump in the road but it is nicely straightening out now.)

Only two more to go for the month!
I am shutting down the fabric shop from Friday til Monday to specifically focus on the website for the ahhhs. I am hoping you all will have a shopping cart working by Saturday. I will let you know!

Todays Ahhhh was named by Wanda:

Diamond Engagement










Thursday, March 21, 2013

Reflections

Have you looked at that flikr button down below lately? All those beautiful ahhhs that are getting posted. They just make me smile!!

I know today was the first day of spring and I know that many say it is the time for new beginnings, but for me it is really true! I made some MAJOR changes in the fabric shop. I cut it way back down to a manageable size. I am learning not to be pushed past my limitations. And so you know what is the most important thing about today for me?

TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY SINCE AUGUST THAT WAS A STRESS FREE DAY FOR ME!!!

Isnt that great? Yes, today is a day of new beginnings. I celebrated by cleaning house. LOL!

I know I keep saying I am getting my act in gear but I think I really am now. I think.

I ironed fabric today for ahhhs. That is getting my act together too, don't you think? I didnt get too far as my helper is very particular and he thinks each piece needs soaked with the spray bottle; but his kind of help is hard to come by so I'll keep him :)

Speaking of ahhhhs, I am still working on the website so that I place these into a shopping cart function. The shop set back took up some time but it is a good set back that is just molding things how I need to make things run more smoothly.

The ahhhh this week is fun and I think this one is going to be very popular.



Reflection
ahhhh 21




                                     











Thursday, March 14, 2013

Great ahhhhhs for your viewing pleasure!

Give me just a few days to update the ahhhh page, I am working on a new shopping cart check out for those of you wanting to purchase ahhhhs.
I will let you know the minute it is finshed but it will not be this week.
I have sold very little fabric this week, so next week I can set aside the time to make the shopping cart function properly. No more waiting on me to invoice. Just buy, then me click and ship!

(and for those of you that hate facebook..the fabric will be moving there as well!)


no 19 Tilt A Whirl 
Level Intermediate


No 20: Inspiration Point
Level: Advanced


Below are random colorings for several designs.
Bea actually posted a tutorial last week and I forgot to link it up.
I will this weekend, it will give you something new to do!