November 19, 2011

Henry Glass Holiday Blog Hop, Pink Fig Tutorial and Giveaway!

Welcome all to the last day of the blog hop! I hope you have gathered all of the secret words and you are ready to enter them for the big grand prize! If not check the schedule in my last post and visit all of the blogs. Gather the key words and then enter them in a post on the Henry Glass Blog. The Rules for the contest are in the previous post. I am sharing the day with Linda, so hop on over to her blog next.

I will be doing my own Giveaway at the bottom of this post after the Q and A.

But first, my TUTORIAL!

I love taking the holiday's into every room and this is a simple and inexpensive way to do it!
...Present Pillows....


Aren't they so cute and festive! I used Dupioni Silk for these pillows, but you can spice them up with any of your fabric fabrics. I think they would look darling in Miss Modd :)

Click HERE for the down loadable PDF pattern.

Now for the Q and A...
hint hint...the secret word is written in green


If you don't know me already or you're new to Pink Fig, here is a little ditty to help you get to know me better:

1.What is your favorite Holiday Food? Pumpkin Rolls and Christmas Cookies

2.Does your family have a favorite Holiday Tradition? We like to pack up a couple of bags of food and clothes and go on a drive in the city. When we see a homeless person we stop and give it to them. We also include some money and a Book of Mormon with one of our testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ written on the front page. It's a great Holiday tradition that we have grown to love.

3. Did you like or hate sitting on Santa's lap. I think I hated it because I have a picture of myself when I was about 5 screaming my head off.

4. Was there a gift you really desperately wanted? Did you get it? The Barbie Mansion, fully loaded. Yes I did.

5. What is your favorite Holiday Movie? I have three: A White Christmas, The Holiday, and ELF. We recite lines from Elf all year long.




6. Favorite Holiday Song? All of them, but I especially love Josh Groban, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, Charlotte Church, Celtic Women, all the pretty stuff.


7. Do you make any Holiday Presents? What do you like to give? Sometimes I do, if I have time. I usually make something for my girls, like doll clothes or sock animals.

8. Would you prefer a large decorated tree or one like the Charlie Brown Tree? I like large, fully decorated, all blinged out trees with glitter galore.

9. If you could go back in time, when you you say was your most favorite Holiday Memory? The Christmas just after I met my husband. I was only 18 and he was 24. I didn't know him that well, but I was completely smitten. We went to his Grandparents house in the Avenues in Salt Lake City that overlooked the whole valley and had dinner with all of his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. I think that was the first time I met Lila and Lucy too. It was so much fun! We played white elephant and I got a really nice smoothie making machine. I was totally sold and wanted to marry him and his family. I got my wish.

10. Do you like big family gatherings at the holidays or do you prefer a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire? Both. I love getting together and seeing my family, but I like to do that before Christmas. Nothing is better than staying home with my own sweet family on Christmas Day and just chilling out, watching movies, eating good food, and sleeping.

Did you enjoy that? I kind of did. I forgot about that Christmas memory :)


Now it's time for my little Give Away! I'm giving away a ROXY Rag doll and a purse from my Accessories pattern. Both are made from my Amelie Fabric line! They will be the perfect Christmas Gift for any little girl.

I don't have a picture right now because I am waiting for them to come home from Quilt Market, but I will post it the second I get it!

To enter leave a comment here on my blog. I don't care what you say, just say something nice. For some extra brownie points you can also follow my blog and like me on facebook (my link is on the right side bar), but only if you want to.

I will be drawing the winner on December 1st!

Happy Holidays!

162 comments:

gill said...

Thank you for the great pattern - they look so good made in silk!

gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute little pillows that add sweetly to the holidays, Thank you for sharing your season Q & A with us on this fun Hop with HG designers.

Donna said...

I love the wrapped presents for the bedroom. Thanks for the pattern.

The blog hop has been wonderful!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love the looks of your flower child pattern. I am going to start following your blog. It is so very cute! thanks so much

Linda V said...

What a nice tutorial and giveaway! Happy early Thanksgiving wishes.
Linda

Lee said...

What a sweet pattern! thank you and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Lee said...

i follow your blog too! thanks again!

gmp said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern with us. I love they way the dupioni "packages" look displayed on the bed. Very pretty.

Mimi said...

Oh my gosh, those pillows are adorable!! That is such a sweet idea and I love, love love pillows! Thanks for the pattern.

Mimi said...

I am a new follower via Google reader. Thanks for sharing and participating in this blog hop!

Dorian said...

Thanks for a fun blog hop, I always enjoy these, as I usually meet a new designer or two. Your pillow's are darling, thanks for the pattern.

Martina said...

A lovely project , thanks so much!

Martina said...

I am a new follower too!

Ruth said...

The gift pillows are lovely! I would love to win a doll and a purse! Thanks for the drawing.

Ruth said...

I'm now a follower.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love the present pattern, I can see them stacked all over my house. Thank you.

Purl Buttons said...

What a cute idea! Thank you.

agent99 said...

"something nice"....... New to your blog, love your style! I've "liked" you on FB, looking forward to inspiration!

Darlene B said...

Cute pillows - very creative! It's hard to believe that Christmas is going to be here before we know it....where has the last year gone? And why don't I have more Christmas gifts made???

DebrafromMD said...

I love the pillows! I want to make some for the guest room beds but it may have to wait until after this Christmas. I go into full Christmas cookie baking mode soon and all of my extra time is spent in the kitchen.

Kim Q said...

What cute little pillows! Thanks for doing the giveaway, the little doll is adorable...I have the perfect little girl for it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

The Jolly Holiday Party is coming to an end. It has been a party to remember with all of the wonderful gifts that have come our way. Now we have our last gift. This gift is such a cutey. A Roxy Rag Doll and a purse from your assessories pattern is going to make a litle girl so darn happy. I just love your blog. Such fun and so many clever ideas. Enjoy your holidays. Thank you.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Mommarock said...

As soon as I opened this post and saw those present pillows I said.. Oh I hope those are the pattern giveaway.. They are wonderful, and YES!! They are! Whoohoo! I love them :) Thank you SO much! I am thrilled to pieces they are just so cute.

Missy said...

White Christmas is one of my favorite movies too!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

pinsandneedles said...

Present pillows...how cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Just Ramblin' said...

Thank you for the "present" pillow patterns. They look fun and easy!
It has been fun following everyone. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Nola

Katy said...

Love the presents pattern! Happy Holidays!

Nancy said...

Love the pillows and your McCalls patterns.

Staci said...

Been a follower quite a while now.

graziella said...

Sarei molto felice di ricevere un tuo regalo. Grazie per l'occasione e Buon Natale Graziella

Staci said...

Those pillows are such a clever idea. I love that you used dupioni silk, it gives such a subtle sparkle and glow. Thank you for the pattern, and for participating in the blog hop.

Karen said...

I love the present pillows! Thank you.

patricia said...

Have you noticed lots of sweets are hiding? Love the present pillows.

Sherry said...

I love the present pillows design. I hope to make a few for my daughters and for me too. I enjoyed visiting your blog and I think your fabric is beautiful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an adorable pattern!!! Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the Presents pattern. I have 3 that I put under the tree before Christmas, but I should make a few more. The real presents stay hidden until Christmas eve.

Mary said...

I love the present pillows! Such a neat idea.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane Wild said...

Such cute patterns. I have a little grand-niece (is that what my nieces's daughter is called?) that I can sew for. Thank you for sharing your memories. Made me think real hard about my own.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I just love the presents, must do project. I now following your blog FB (BP) You have a great holiday and thank you everyone for such a fun hop

Needled Mom said...

Those are adorable! I am going to do some for my sofa.

Needled Mom said...

I am your newest follower.

mblittle5 said...

what a cute pattern!

SewLindaAnn said...

I just printed out the pattern and I'm excited to make lots of sizes of little presents. How fun is that! Thank you. I enjoyed your sharing and I love Celtic Woman, Josh Groban, etc. Have a happy weekend!

SewLindaAnn said...

I am a Follower. I don't know why I always have to keep signing back in for my name to show. But anyway. Love the fabric line can't wait to have some.

Jan said...

Hope you have a marvelous Holiday Season. Thanks for the give away.

Jan said...

I'm a follower.

Pat said...

The pillow presents are perfect. So easy to make lots of rooms festive. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm now a Facebook Follower as well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jan said...

I like you on FB.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, those pillows are awesome! Thanks for the pattern

Cindy said...

I love those pillows! Using the silk makes them look fabulous. Can't wait to try them! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

manybooks said...

That's a great tutorual - thanks! And I had to chuckle - we quote Elf all year long, too :)

Jean said...

Love the pillow presents. They are really adorable! Thanks for the pdf.

quiltmom said...

Thanks for participating in the Henry Glass blog hop. There are so many nice designs to create for the holiday season, it is hard to choose. I love your sparkly pillows- just so funky.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Unknown said...

Your clothing patterns are really fun. Your trip in England in a later post looked grand.

Cecilia said...

Thank you for the beautiful pillow pattern! It has been fun meeting new designers on this blog hop. I've become your newest follower. :-)

Mrs.Pickles said...

great pattern those presents are too cute!

Shirley said...

Thanks so much for the darling pattern and generous give-away. I am a new follower and can't wait to see your newest project!

Happy Holidays,
Shirley

roubaix2 said...

Love your Pillow pattern and it will make a nice gift for my sister.
I have a question though:

In the tutorial, what happened to the 6th block (I am assuming the one for the top of the box, the block you initially sew the ribbons criss cross on?) As the instructions stand, one side would be open.
Please advise

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Oh how I wish I had a little granddaughter to make some of the cute girl clothes you design, but not yet. Have a Merry Christmas.

Mary said...

I love your project and can't wait to make some of them!!! I have granddaughters and would be thrilled to win. Can't wait to see the pictures of the doll and bag.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Mary said...

PS - I became a follower.

James-Linda said...

LOVE YOUR SILK PILLOWS!
I MAY COPY YOUR IDEA!
THANKS FOR SHARING GIFTS+YOUR INTERVIEW! HAPPY STITCHING ALL!

Fleurette said...

Thank you so much, I love those pillows!!

NancyL said...

Love your blog and website! I'm a new follower, looking forward to lots of fun ideas for my 2 granddaughters!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Mike and Jen said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I just love hearing about everyone's likes. It is really getting me in the holiday spirit!

Mike and Jen said...

I follow your blog

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow your blog! and love those pillows!

Sallie said...

I love the Amelie fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie W. said...

I love the presents, it is something to fit under the tree until the real ones go under. Thank you. I've really enjoyed this holiday blog hop.

Carissa said...

Thanks for the beautiful pattern :-) and thanks for sharing :-)

Kathy MacKie said...

Oh I just love those pillows you genius you, can't you just see them on a children s bed for the holidays. They are downloaded and waiting for some silk to be bought. Thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a new follower and just love these blogs to meet new friends.

Barbara said...

Your patterns for little girls are just so sweet (as are the models!). Cute pillows...thank you for sharing them!

Grammasheri said...

I love your patterns...perfect for my little 4-yr-old granddaughter. Thank you for the lovely pillow pattern. What a sweet idea!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute pattern! Thank you so much! Also thank you for the chance on the giveaway!

ritainalaska said...

great pillow pattern! one can also applique on these block for other purposes! thanx for the opportunity to win the purse and doll ... i have a great grandaughter who would love them.

Karen said...

Cute pattern. I love the silk but too am wondering what happened to the first square to show....the one with the criss cross of ribbon.

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern. So pretty!

Joan said...

I am a follower through Google Reader. Thank you for the giveaway.

Joan said...

I like you on FB.

BarbaraG said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

evelyn said...

How cute are those holiday gift pillows! Thank you for sharing.

Josi said...

"Christmas Cookies". I absolutely love your patterns. Used Vintage Jane dress as a gift to Dress A Girl Around the World and made the top as a Christmas dress for my 2 year old granddaughter. So very cute. Your creativity inspires me.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thanks for the patten, a nice idea ☺
Thanks for the chance to win too!
Happy hollyday to you and yours.
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Caroline said...

love your patterns! thank you for the freebie, very cute! Thankyou for the chance to win, and I am following your Blog :)

Delores said...

Cute, Cute pillows!!
Would love to win your giveaway!

ShirleyC said...

I love, love the new fabric line, and the pillows are adorable. I've been sewing for my little GD, and haven't done much for myself. Thanks for a chance to win.

ShirleyC said...

I'm already a blog follower, and glad I am!

ShirleyC said...

I also already follow you on FB! How about that!

KOcanQuilt said...

Very cute pillows! My 13 yr old loves pillows so I had to call her up to show them to her. Thank you for the chance to win!

Lila said...

Thanks for the cute pillow designs. Happy holidays, thanks for taking the time to do the blog hop. It was fun to read all the things about Christmas.

Aimee said...

Those pillows are too stinkin cute!!! Thank you so much for the pattern!!

Aimee said...

I am a follower now, thank you for the chance!

Snoodles said...

Wonderful pillows - thank you for the pattern! I bet your doll and purse are so cute - the fabrics that I've seen from the line are sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

Evelene S said...

Those pillows in silk are so beautiful. Thanks for the pattern. I am very envious of your Barbie Mansion:-) I wanted one so badly but I probably didn't get it because I was bad about sharing with my little sister. I was so selfish as a child but now I share willingly.

VickiT said...

What original looking pillows. Super cute. Thank you.
(I sent you an email about the download if you could check please)

I really liked all your answers to the questions. The one about meeting your husband's family was sweet.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

Sheila said...

Adorable pillows , so elegant . I also love the patterns you designed for Mc Call's in your sidebar , really sweet :-)

Debbie said...

The pillow presents are so cute! Great Christmas gift for the savvy decorator that has everything. I love White Christmas. It is my all time favorite. I get in my jammies, get a drink(something liquid) curl up on the couch then enjoy! Have a happy holiday season.

sewnana said...

Thank you for the pillow present patterns. Delightful. I'm glad you found your husband at Christmas, what a special time to remember each year. I admire what you give to the homeless, truly inspirational. Have a lovely Christmas, This has been a great blog hop

Rebecca said...

My girls would LOVE to receive those for Christmas! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Rebecca said...

I'm a FB fan (Rebecca Marie)

Nancy said...

I LOVE the pattern - thank you for the download!

Laurie said...

great post :) thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Miss Alissa said...

Adorable pillows!!

Kritta22 said...

I love your book of Mormon tradition, that's such a great way to share.
Thanks for the present pillow tute!! I'm so bookmarking it for next year.

Kritta22 said...

I'm a new follower!

Robin said...

Adorable present pillows! Thanks for sharing.

TINA said...

Love the pillows. I've added you to my blog list and FB. Happy Holidays!

TINA said...

Love the pillows. I've added you to my blog list and FB. Happy Holidays!

Joanna said...

Your project is lovely and the Celtic music goes beautifully with it. Thanks so much.

TINA said...

Love the pillows. I love the holidays because my family all get together.

Vickie said...

Thanks for such a fun post! I love the presents! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Sews said...

I love the first family dinner you had with your husband's family. That was a fabulous story! I also love your family tradition for Christmas of giving clothing and the word of God to the homeless. That is so special.

MEG said...

Cute pattern, cute fabric.

Deb said...

I'd love some of your Christmas cookies! :) Thanks for the giveaway.Very nice.

Marcia W. said...

The present pillows look so soft, elegant, and holiday perfect. Thanks for the lovely pattern.

Shebandowan said...

Thanks for the holiday pillows and the chance to win.

Janet

Gwen said...

Thanks for sharing the holiday pillow pattern! And thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway-- I definitely know a little girl who would LOVE this special prize!! :-)

Beth said...

I'm a new follower. Your sweet story about Christmas with your (someday) in-laws had me hitting the "follow" button immediately.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Michelle H. said...

New follower on FB and blog!
Love these pillow they aee so pretty!

What fun and clever idea!!
Love them all!!

Martha said...

I love the pillows! Your family tradition of feeding the homeless is also terrific. I am now a follower.

colleen said...

I love your present pillows! They are darling. Think I will try one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sue Bone said...

Lovely pillows and the colours are so lush.

Judy1522 said...

Thank you for the pattern your Christmas pillows are so beautiful. I enjoyed reading your favorite Holiday Memory. Your family tradition is very nice and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing that.

free indeed said...

THe hop has been fun and thanks for the pressie pillow pattern! Too cute!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Those are just the cutest. They would look fabulous anywhere during the holidays, and how fun would they be in fun kid prints for birthday decorations! Great pattern you shared, thanks so much!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Those are just the cutest. They would look fabulous anywhere during the holidays, and how fun would they be in fun kid prints for birthday decorations! Great pattern you shared, thanks so much!

Judy said...

Love the presents. I will be making some of them. Could be cute to wrap a present in. Have to think on that. Happy Holidays!

Judy T

Judy said...

I'm a follower!

Judy T

Melissa said...

I LOVE Rag dolls. I slept with one all my growing up years. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
I'm a new follower as well.

kristie said...

Your Amelie Fabric line has such happy colors!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Amy said...

The present pillows are so cute! Thanks for the pattern.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a cute present pillow! Thanks.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a new follower.

Sarita said...

what fun pillows! thanks for the tutorial . . . and the giveaway!
ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Florence said...

Cute pillow tuto ! Thanks !

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for the pattern.........have a wonderful Christmas.........i'll be back to visit again..........

nellana said...

I really like your pillows!

Patty D from NC said...

I'd love to win. Those pillows are very nice idea.

Philopolis Designs said...

This was an awsome blog hop this year!! My favorite pattern has to be yours...I am actually going to make some and put them all over our sofas...that would be too cute and confuse my kiddos!! I have been following your blog for a while and a your facebook since about a month ago!! Brownie points for me!! lol Thank you and happy holidays!!

Linda in PA said...

Your present pillows are really cute! Thanks for the tutorial and for a chance to win your giveaway.

Connie said...

I am a new follower, love your pillows!

Connie said...

Great tutorial and thanks for a giveaway!

Karen said...

Thank you for the gorgeous pillow pattern. They look wonderful. I also enjoyed reading your answers.
Cheers.

Shawna said...

Thanks so much for the great pattern. I'm also a new follower. Great hop and lots of great ideas. Thanks for your giveaway and a chance to win.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Aggiequilter said...

Thanks for sharing the yummy pillow pattern, my girls would LOVE these! I'm now a follower of your blog and on FB too. Happy Holidays!!

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the pattern for the cute pillows. I just love them. We love those movies too. We always save white Christmas to watch on a snow day.

melissamo1 said...

I LOVE those presents! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Celine said...

Your present pillow are lovely and very chic, well done. I love how the silk makes them look "rich". Thanks for sharing the pattern and for the chance in the giveaway.

natioradison said...

A gift is love tied up with a bow,
and then showered upon those that we know,
dripping down like the raindrops which
dew-like bestow
life, love and laughter where ever they go.
Thanks for blessing us with yours, my gran made silky pillows and everyone who visited her left with one tucked firmly under their arm as they left the house.

FIONA said...

Hi Chelsea - I am a new follower and would love to be included in your giveaway! Loved reading your blog and will continue to do so. Hasn't the Henry Glass Blog Hop been great?? Thanks for your generosity! x

martinmosaics said...

I really thought I had already left a comment here, but don't see it. ...Maybe that was the evening my internet went out!! The pillows are lovely, elegant, and appear simple. Hmmm, was it difficult to sew the silk? Thank you for giving to others! So often, people only look for what they can get. But here you, and several others, are giving of yourselves, your talents, and also goodies. Bless you!

Lori Kae said...

Thank you for the adorable packages pattern. I am thankful to have found your blog and shop just in time for Holiday creating. May your Thanksgiving be blessed! :)

Christine said...

Love those silk cushions, they are very cute. Thank you for the great blog hop and sharing your designs

Wonderful

Nancy B said...

Thanks for the chance to win this give a way! Merry Christmas.

Kaylynn C said...

Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Love the fabric presents.....just what I need on all my beds....Thank you.

J. Oropeza said...

Those present pillows are awesome! I've never seen anything like these! Love them!