Fall 2016 International Quilt Market Houston

The Cottage Mama Dainty Darling Fabric for Riley Blake Designs. www.thecottagemama.com

Hi there! This week I will be traveling to Houston, Texas for International Quilt Market. I’m so excited to debut my first fabric collection, ‘Dainty Darling‘, for Riley Blake Designs. In my booth, I’ll be sharing all sorts of clothing samples, quilts, the coordinating ‘Dainty Darling’ machine embroidery and more! So, if you are attending market on October 29th, 30th or 31st, 2016, please stop by and see me at booth #2124. Or if your local shop is attending, make sure they stop by and pre-order ‘Dainty Darling‘ that will be hitting stores in February 2017. This fabric collection is so special to me and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

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Goldie Dolly Pillow

Goldie Doll Pillow by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

One of my friends had a baby a couple weeks ago and I wanted to make her something sweet for her nursery. Most of my friends assume I'll bring them some type of clothing, but I like to change it up from time to time and sew them something a little bit different. So I made her baby girl, Violet, this Goldie Dolly Pillow that I think will be a fun addition to her nursery. … continue reading

Happy 2nd Birthday, Josephine Mae!

Dainty Darling Fabric by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs.

  Dear Josephine, Happy Birthday sweet girl! Today you are 2 years old and I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday you were learning to smile, crawl and walk, but here you are transitioning from baby to big girl so quickly. You talk and have so much personality all rolled up into one. There are some things that I would like to remember about you when you turned two years old and some things I think you might like to know about what you were like when you turned two. Here goes........ … continue reading

Fabric Destash Sale

Giant Fabric Destash Sale at The Cottage Mama.

Hi there! I just wanted to pop on the blog to let you know that I am having a big, giant Fabric Destash sale this week on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10AM (CST). The sale will take place over in The Cottage Mama Etsy shop (click HERE to visit the shop). You won't be able to see any of the listings until they go live, but you can see some samples of some of the bundles being offered in the picture above. If you can believe it, I have tons more! I absolutely love fabric and tend to have lots of it around my studio. The studio is getting too crowded and I need … continue reading

The Jolly Bar Book Giveaway Winners!

Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 Giveaway from The Fat Quarter Shop and The Cottage Mama.

I'm excited to announce the 5 winners of the Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 from the Fat Quarter Shop! Here are the winners in no particular order........ … continue reading

Taos Taco Soup Recipe

Taos Taco Soup Recipe. Can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove. Delicious!!! The Cottage Mama.

  My Grandparents lived in Taos, New Mexico for as long as I can remember. My Mom was influenced the the hatch green chiles that come from New Mexico and we ate many southwestern meals in my house growing up. Unfortunately I can't find fresh "hatch" green chiles where I live, but the canned variety does the trick just fine. I think I could eat green chiles every day - they are just SO tasty!! Anyway, this Taos Taco Soup Recipe is from my late Grandma Marge that was given to my Mom and was since given to me. This is one of mine and my husbands absolute favorite … continue reading

Apple Picking 2016

The Cottage Mama Apple Picking 2016

Apple picking has become a family tradition of ours since before Brett and I even had kids. The only year we didn't make it out to the orchard was last year. The season got away from us and before we knew it, the apples were gone. So we knew we had to make it happen this year. Life gets so busy with four kids and all sorts of weekend activities. So we found a window of time in between Caspian's morning soccer game and Savannah's ballet rehearsal to fit in one of my favorite annual family traditions! … continue reading

The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 Giveaway!

Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 Giveaway from The Fat Quarter Shop and The Cottage Mama.

Today I've teamed up with the Fat Quarter Shop to bring you a fabulous giveaway. Fat Quarter Shop has been a very long-time sponsor of The Cottage Mama. They were one of the very first online shops that I ever started ordering designer quilting cotton from when I started sewing. I always felt confident ordering from them because I knew they only stocked the best and the continue to stock amazing inventory all these years later! So today, we are not just giving away 1 copy of the new Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 by It's Sew Emma, we are giving away 5 copies of this … continue reading