Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, or Shop Small Day. I like that, because I’ve always loved small things. Unlike my husband, who hauls out the biggest cutting board, knife, pan, or whatever tool he can find to do the tiniest job, I prefer things that feel petite. As well as little quilts, little dogs, little kittens, etc. My business is small, a one-woman outfit that I’ve built myself, and it fits just right.

If you’d like to visit on Shop Small Day, the holiday shopping special is still in effect at the Etsy Shop. Use the coupon code 20XMAS at checkout to save 20% storewide.

Speaking of small quilts, here’s a post that shows how I make my framed mini-quilts. Perfect for quilty holiday gifts!

love-done

More turkey!
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop

I made a new version of Love My Stash!

Love My Stash by Kay Mackenzie

It’s really is made 100% from my stash. Can you tell I love blue and red and ivory, florals and toiles and polka dots??

I’ve updated the cover of the pattern and also the notecards.

Speaking of the stash, here’s a blast from the past involving two big kittens and their midnight tippytoe excursion.

normal-stash

And, a Fabric Surprise filmed by the DH!

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop

Admin note: This is the same post as last time; somehow in the strange badlands of code, there was a glitch that prevented the Comments from working. I *think* it’s fixed now (fingers crossed, toes as well). Just skip this if you read it before. Thanks!!!

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When I started this blog years ago, I wanted it to become a resource center of information for those who celebrate appliqué or who are interested in learning more.


When I added the capability of subscribing to the blog by email, I found that quilters forgot it was a blog, and thought of it as a newsletter.


The thing about newsletters is, unless you save them all, you can’t refer back to the information that you may have found useful when they came across. That’s why blogs are so nifty! The articles stay there, everything’s indexed, and you can find the info any time using a variety of mechanisms… Categories, Keyword Search, Archives, they’re all right there in the sidebars.

But again, those who receive the contents of each post by email never see the blog itself on the internet unless they click over! (This is done simply by cliking the title of the article in the email you are reading.)


The blog header.


That’s why I’ve decided to start a Sunday drive down memory lane. I’ll be revisiting older articles that you may not have seen if you joined the blog after they were posted, or may have forgotten about if you’ve been around for awhile.


We’ll be looking back at the articles that are the very most helpful concerning appliqué. A bunch of different kinds of appliqué are covered. So relax, kick back, and enjoy the scenery!

Let’s go back to An Early Heart to see what Freezer Paper On The Back is all about.

Cheers,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop

A nip is in the air here in Santa Cruz. I was in Beverly’s yesterday and a bunch of the shelves were bare. (Bev’s is a fabulous sewing and craft store in case you don’t have one in your area.) I thought to myself, they’re starting to put up the Christmas stuff!! Then I swung by Target, and they already had their Christmas stuff out. Things are getting festive all over! A fun time of the year.

Okay, I thought, maybe it’s time for me to announce my own little Christmas corner. That’s right, over at Etsy, I’ve created a whole section devoted to the holiday.

Christmas Gift Tags

I just started making these... Espalier Christmas Tree Button Cards

Head on over to Etsy to check them out, along with all the other items. If something catches your fancy while you’re there, use the coupon code 20XMAS to save 20%! Good on anything in my Etsy Store.

Happy Approaching Holidays!
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop