Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Festival of the Year

Actually, I should title this 'First Festival in 10 Years' because that's how long it's been since I've done one- and this was very fun.  It was a bit windy at times- we had several HUGE gusts that would wipe out a tables contents- but I quickly adapted ways of weighing or tying things down.  My items- being made of fabric -were safe from destruction but still....!   I was super-glad that I bought these handy dandy weights at Home Depot.  
I actually went and bought another set (of 4) before I came over to set up and am very glad I did.  An up-ended tent can ruin not only your own items but your neighbors as well.  Not cool.

All in all this was a very successful event for me.  I think a large part of my success was due to my being able to accept credit cards.  80% of my sales were via credit card and Square made is sooooo easy to do.  Definitely worth the small fee to use.  
The biggest reward for me personally was visiting with others about Tulsa and the fantastic feedback I got about my work.  That is priceless.  I'm looking forward to the next festival in Jenks May 3.  I hope we have excellent weather!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Upcoming Events

If you live in or near the Tulsa area, I am going to be at two festivals selling my Tulsa pillows, fabric and other goodies.  

The first one is on April 12th.  It is the first East Village 2nd Saturday Festival and I am super excited to be there.  

It's actually my first event in years, so I need to dust off my tables and tent!
The other festival is the Jenks America Food Truck Festival.  It will be held on May 3rd and is going to be huge!  Hope to see and/or meet you there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New Name, New Look

I have changed the name of this blog to the name that has evolved as my label: Tulsa Gal Designs.  You should still be able to get here using the same link as before.  I couldn't change that part of it.  I have some new fabric designs to show you!  First of all, I updated the former Tulsa Words (or I Heart Tulsa) design.  I added a new block with the popular district names and I changed some fonts.  It is for sale over at my Etsy Shop:


The fabric came out nicely.

 A friend of mine told me I needed to make some fabric/designs featuring Route 66, and so I did.  I focused on the popular Oklahoma spots along the route through our state.

In addition to the above fabrics, I have been creating new designs for pillows to sell both at the online shop as well as over at the Made: the Indie Emporium Shops: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Exciting News

I am so happy to announce that I'm going to be selling some of my Tulsa-themed pillows and fabric at Made Tulsa's stores!   They have two locations- one is on the corner of 5th and Boston in the Philcade Lobby and the other is over in the Pearl District.  I'm just tickled to be able to offer some of my things locally instead of only on Etsy.  In between the remodel chaos going on here,  I'm trying to decide what to take to which store and package them up nicely.  It takes a lot more time and thought than you would think.  But hey, that's OK!  I don't mind at all.

In addition to what I sell over on Etsy, I'm also going to try out some of my new pillows.  These were inspired by the terra cotta designs on the Fairgrounds Pavilion Building.  They are so bright and cheery!  If you read my Tulsa History Blog the designs might look a little familiar to you...... (ie my banner!)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Tulsa Fabric

I have a new Tulsa fabric design!  I even made a little quilt with it, but it's not quilted yet, so here are some pics of the quilt top.  Sorry about the lighting- I was in a big rush.



Monday, September 16, 2013

New Fabric Designs and Giveaway!

As I said in my previous post, I have been busy designing more Tulsa-themed fabric/items.  Last year I created a fun calendar-towel that was pretty popular:

I began playing around with different themes and ideas for the 2014 towel.  Here are the contenders:

And now for a giveaway:
Although I'm convinced that nobody reads this blog - nobody has ever posted a comment- I'm going to pretend it is read and ask: which one do you like?  Post your answer in the comment section - 1. Mill  2. Pavilion or 3. Downtowner and I will draw for a winner on Friday. 
 The prize: a Miss Tulsa 1909 tea towel!  

Now, let's see if anyone really does read this blog.......

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fabric Fest = FUN!

Yes, it's been awhile since I have posted but hey, I have been sew busy!!  Bathroom remodeling going on, making quilt after quilt, designing more fabric, making pillows and just staying super busy.  And all the while I was anxiously awaiting the 9th of September when my friend Jan and I were heading to Las Vegas for Riley Blake Design's Fabric Fest.  And it came and we went and boy, did we have FUN!  So, I thought I would borrow some photos that others took (because I didn't take very many good ones) and share some of the fun with you.

When registered, everyone got the nicest bags, and they were loaded with tons of GREAT stuff!  It was also neat to identify Fest attendees by these wonderful bags that everyone carried.  There were over 300 of us there!

I signed up for some really fun classes as well as some that were more challenging.  The best ones for me were those taught by Jenny Doan  (Missouri Star Quilt Shop), sisters Kim and Kris (My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop) and Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter).  Jan took a class from the always-fun Eleanor Burns (Quilt In a Day).  

Here is Jenny and her daughters Sarah and Natalie:

This was the Hexi Quilt class Jenny taught (she also taught 2 others):

This is a class working on a fun, fun table runner taught by Kim & Kris.  I loved this class!

Lunches and dinners were fun and the food was great.

But as you can imagine, the biggest draw was the VENDORS BOOTHS!  It was sooooo fun to shop in!

My husband came to get me at the airport and when he picked up my luggage, he exclaimed that it must have weighed three times as much as it did when I left!  Yes, yes it did :o)