Monday, August 30, 2010

by Shelli Brienholt
"We are all RECOVERING...
one stitch at a time!"

What ever trial or struggle
we are having we can do it....
One stitch at a time!

Kit available at $89.95
includes pattern, backing and binding

Halloween plate with plate racks offered
Each set has 4 plates

and is priced at $20.00 each
Plate rack available for $8.95
horizontal or vertical

Stop by or call us
we have just what you
need for a gift idea!
Remember the phone number
(435) 673-5659
and our address
46 north 100 west

st. george,utah 84770

Dana's own original back again
it's that time of year and the WITCH is in!
Pattern and Kit available
Call the shop and the witch herself will
deliver you a kit quickly and promplty!
Label packages 20 for $4.95
assorted styles and colors... labels for the back of your kits..
call now while supplies last...
(435) 673-5659

New fabric lines will be offered at 25% off
this promo will be available for 2 weeks
so call now or stop by and Save while you are spending!
on Sale

by Moda
Shop early for best selection!

Charms and Layer Cakes in FANDANGO
and see our blog last week for the
quilt kit offered in PUNCUATION kit 25%off.
Remember to call for all kits and offers we ship and charge only shipping fees no handling charges are applied or extra.
pre-pack prices are offered for a limited time.
Check out the fabric on Henry to see pattern ideas!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Wee Ones... Honey Buns
This quilt uses 3 packs
of Honey Buns ( 1 1/2" strips)
So fun
quick piecing with the strips
pre-cut stop by and check it out!
New collection....
by American Jane of Moda Fabrics

Honey Buns to go
hot and ready!

Star Fat Quarters
10 for 12.95 each

Give a shout out to Stacey...
It's her Birthday tomorrow
Friday 27th
Wanna make a guess how old??

Don't misss the event

this weekend
August 26, 27 and 28th

Selected kits $25-60.00

Select fat quarters $1.00
Yard Sale Items

Selected Fall Yardage 30% off
Sale fabric 40% off
Stop by regular hours
Friday 10-5:30
Saturday 10-4:30

Monday, August 23, 2010

Designed by Dana Brooks of
Lazy Daisy Cottage

"It's all about your Attitude!"
Dana Brooks fills the room
with spontaneous fun.
Life is filled with emotions
and passions both good and bad,
therefore, it's your attitude
that will make a difference.
Opening the doors
to Lazy Daisy Cottage
in St. George, Utah
has brought a new dimension
to her life and quilting passion.
Dana's creativity
and marketing ability
has made Lazy Daisy Cottage
a destination place.
In 2004 just one year
after opening its doors
the cozy little cottage was featured
in American Patchwork and Quilting
Sampler magazine.
This was an honor.
Dana currently designs patterns
along with other creative ideas
which includes recipes, lessons,
and packaging ideas.
"Designing fabric is not just a dream
it's a dream that came true."
Having had support, encouragement
and a best friend
for the past 30 years,
her marriage is definitely
the kind every woman deserves.
At home her life is filled
with fun and excitement,
it is never quiet
and if you know her personally
that is an understatement.
Dana ha 3 married children
along with 8 grandchildren
and more on the way!
As a designer she promises
" It will never be dull
or boring and you will
only want to close your eyes
for a second."
Dana works quickly
and if you pause too long
you may miss the next new
and exciting must have
print in your life.
So keep stitching, stashing,
and searching to keep
a happy attitude in your life...
and if you are lacking
add a splash of ....
Fabric strike off's arrived today...
So the projects are being stitched up
to show you.
Pre-Order Designer Prices
will be offered to Lazy Daisy Customers
for a limited time.
Baby Buds Dana's new pattern design
will be the newest quilt
made from bits and pieces.
Also a fun new bag idea.
Stop by and check it out!
Designer Pre-Pack Fabric Pricing
She-da... Pre-pack fabric bundle.
Order now and recieve a discount on....
Stash Pack
1/2 yard of each print (19 total)
2 yards large black floral print
1 yard cheetah
Regular price at $8.99 yd would be $112.95
Pre-Order Designer price $89.95
or the Fat Quarter Pack
20 Fat Quarters
2 yards large cheetah with posie print
1 yard cheetah

Regular Price $72.95
Pre-Order Designer Price $57.95
Call and order now by phone
or stop by the shop. (435) 673-5659
Limited time offer
Pattern ideas will be available
for each pack offered.
Amy Butler Pajama Bottoms
A must stop by and see
what we have made now....
using RUFFLE RAC for the bottom.
Quick and simple pants
will wide leg low waisted..
.so CUTE!!!

Stop by the shop and check it out.
You will need 2 1/2 yards fabric
the bottoms and
3 1/3 of the Ruffle Rac.

Just a note to remind you
the Sale begins...
Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
We will also be grilling
Bratwurst Dogs
with grilled onions and peppers
a must have lunch!
There famous at the Brooks house.
We will be selling them for $3.95
Which includes bottle water, chips
and a loaded brat!
Make sure to stop by
during the hours of 11:30am-2 pm
on all 3 days!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


This is a great size for young girls. This is made from a 27" square. It's for my GRANDDAUGHTER Hannah who is 8 she'll be excited! Try it, use the same measurements from Monday's blog just adjust the main fabric to 27".
Construction... MEN AT WORK
This construction fabric is offered in a kit complete with hat and construction tools. Stop by and get one while supplies last. Makes a 45x45 quilt with minky backing.


Quilt is 45x45 with darling giraffe minky backing. Kit is offered at $54.95 each and is a winner.

Jungle and Safari theme fabric fun and simple quilt great gift idea.


Fabric is offered in flannel with coordinating fabrics. Stop by and see our new collection of boy print fabrics in flannel and cotton!

Novelty and theme prints


Jungle, safari with plaids and stripes are great to go with your stash!

drizzled with chocolate sauce and mixed fresh berries...
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
3 TBSP. melted butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix in blender and make into crepes. Cool and fill with ice cream.
Chocolate Sauce
1 cup heavy whip cream
1 1/2 square semi-sweet chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
Place all chocolate sauce ingredients in sauce pan and stir often and cook on low til thick and smooth.

Remember next weeks sale.... YARD SALE
August 26,27,AND 28

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Slouchy Yard Bag


Below is a step by step tutorial for a free pattern....
Slouchy Yard Bag
Yardage Requirements
1 yard fabric outer print
1 yard fabric liner
2/3 yard pocket and handle
3/8 yard elastic (3/4 inch non-roll)

To begin square up the yard pieces so they measure 36x36 (lining and outer fabric)
From pocket and handle fabric cut one strip 12 1/2" WOF for the pocket
and two strips 6 1/2" WOF for the handle
For the inside pocket cut into two strips 12 1/2x 12 1/2 the press 1/4" all sides.
Bring up folding in half and pin in place on the right side of liner fabric measuring down 3 1/2" from top and center from each side. Top stitch and make sure to leave the fold on the top of the pocket opening. Stitch in place and top stitch to make pockets. I did 2 equal seams on one pocket and one down the middle to create a double and triple pocket. Pin other pocket across from the pocket you stitched down. Then place outer fabric on top and pin in place leaving about an 6" opening on end without pocket. Turn right side out and press seam and opening press 1/4" so seam will be sewn shut later in the bag construction.



Next after pressing make a casing for the elastic. Cut elastic pieces into two cuts 6 1/2" long. For the casing come in on the side the pocket is on about 7" from the end and stitch a casing or seam about 1 1/2" wide continue along until you come about 7" from the other end of bag. Repeat the same thing on the opposite side. Now take a safety pin and pin one end of the elastic and put your hands up in the open end of bag and feed the elastic through the casing stitching down to hold in place on both ends. Repeat the process on the other side. Now for the casing for the handle.... Stitch the opening closed.

You will fold over the end and stitch down about 2" wide. Notice the elastic and the pocket.

Topstitch the handle casing down.

To make handles take the 6 1/2" wide strips and press in 1/4 inch on all sides. Then fold wrong sides together and topstitch to finish handles. Repeat to make two handles. Pin one end and feed through the casing. And then WOW you did it. This can also be done using 6 layer cake pieces as the outside. Play around and make it fun. Be creative!

Handle pressed up and ready for topstitching!

Inside view of bag, notice the pocket and the casing!


While everyone missed me at work this past weekend, they thought I was vacationing or having fun. Let me show you. Cousins visited from California, so we did the usual....Splash Pad.

And then the FROG HUNTING...
My son-in-law is the master. But we had one problem: no net.

Hannah with the catch!

No net. So Dana with her creativity made one. All you need is items from the garage and sewing room.... DUCT TAPE, PLUMBER TAPE, Painter strainer bag, PCP pipe and of course a sewing machine. After stitching and taping we made it happen the net to catch the frog and we caught one quickly. Just have to know where to go and when???


And then after all the swimming, hiking, splash pad, running, washington rec center (which by the way on Friday you can swim for $1.00 FROM 12:30-8PM IN AUGUST. CALL Dana for details) we went up to the Red Hill, ate and made smores. And if that wasn't a deal all the kids and melted sticky marshmallows...WOW another labor of love but...SIGH!
This is how memories are made!

Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
PS: Thanks to Carma for helping with this week's blog... she's da' BOMB!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New and just off the press.
Theresa will be quilting away
this weekend on the newest project.
Stop by and check it out!
The ruffle rac makes this quilt
simple but a bit pricey.
You have to remember
if you had to ruffle all that rac
it would require lots of yardage
not to mention the time.
We have recieved many new fabrics
you must come and see
all the fun new ideas
and prints we have to offer.

The newest scallop quilts
will be available in three new color ways.
You will love them all
and we make it hard to choose
your favorite.
We are getting ready
for the next show
which will be in San Diego California
at the Convention Center.
Mark your calendar
and make a get-a-way!
September 16-18
Call the shop for more details 435-673-5659
or to place an order
and have it delivered to San Diego!
available now while supplies last
for $72.95
check out the quality and style
it is a great diaper bag
, knitting bag, computer or work bag,
church or anytime great Christmas gift.
Remember Lunch Totes
For the back to school days.
Available in many styles
insulated and great fun totes.
Adults love them for the car
with your drink,
cheese and crackers
and snacks of all kinds.
Cost $15.00
Our new Manicure kits
for your purse are a great gift value.
They are available for $10.00 each
and come in a variety of styles and prints.
Approved and taste tested
by Dana and trust me she knows...

1 1/2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1/3 c. cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
pour into 9x13 pan
Bake 350 for 30 min.
Pour 1/2 package mini marshmalows
over brownies
and bake an additional 2-3 min.
Let cool.
1/2 c. butter
1 2/3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c milk
1/3 c cocoa