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COTTON BUD

It’s been along time coming. I’m so excited to finally get this change in place. I worked long and hard to create Vivid Felicity. I love how far it’s gone. I’ve made so many new friends and have lots of amazing connections. I can’t express how grateful I am for all of you and your support, all these years.

It’s time to move on to new and brighter things! I hope you all will continue to follow me on my journey and join me on this new fresh start for 2019! I’ll always have Vivid Felicity in my heart. It’s the core of my beginnings. I now have a new chance to try and make a new brand and reinvent what I’ve always loved doing. What better time, than the start of a new year. Right? So here’s to Cotton Bud! A fresh take on handcrafted goodness!

Let’s go forward on this new adventure together. And as always, I’ll continue to strive to inspire you all! Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones!

xo,

Veronica AM

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Vintage Adventure

Well hello my friends. A couple of things for you today. First -I’m no longer working. Which means more time for sewing! Yay!! I had to do what I needed to, and for now I’m happy with my choice. I mean, as much as I enjoyed my time at the office, I really am relieved to find out that my family still needs me at home. It’s so nice to know that someone needs me, you know? I’m looking forward to finding a more suitable position elsewhere, something with a bit more flexibility so I can still care for my family, but in the meantime I’m going to really indulge myself with sewing!

Second, I’m finally going to show off my cute project! By now I’m sure you’ve gotten your hands on Beverly McCullough’s Vintage Adventure fabric line. I was so honored when she sent me this lovely fabric bundle!

Aren’t they sooo adorable? The colors are perfect, the prints are perfect, and Bev is just the best!

I’m so excited to show you what I created! Well I hope you all love it! Here it is..

I made a mini quilt! Of course I was inspired by some of my favorite designers, but the fabric prints were perfect for creating this little scene! Do you love it? There are few little details you may not have noticed right away. Like..

The tiny bird on the vintage suitcases, or the little floral patch and bird tag on the top corner. Even the little fabric stamp on the side!

It’s just so cute! The little vintage camper, an old vintage bike, and my absolute fav has to be the hot air balloons!

Thank you Bev, for the opportunity to create with your darling fabric collection! Your work is amazing, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!

I hope I’ve inspired you all, and if you haven’t grabbed this collection may I ask -Why Not?!

Happy Sewing!

xo, Veronica

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Transient Art

I just received the best package from my dear friend Lauren Nash of Transient Art, and I am just over the moon about it! A sweet happy mini, her buttons, post cards, an autographed book – Sewing Tales (which I forgot to photograph), and her two latest fabric lines Calico Crow & Bunnies & Blossoms. Holy cow am I ecstatic about it all. What a sweetheart! Sewing friends are the best. Thank you so much dear friend, I absolutely love it all! We’re going to stare at all the lovely things now.

..by the way. If your wondering about the wonderful fabric in the mini? It’s call Mae Flowers by Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Moma.

Happy Sewing!

xo, Veronica

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Happy Mail & Chickasaw

Don’t you just love it when you come home from your vacation, to find happy mail waiting for you? I just got the best packages from a couple of friends, Larisa & Irene. I’m excited to share them with you!

Larisa, from Stitching Notes, has the most adorable blog and instagram. Her work is just beautiful. When I opened her package, I was beside myself with excitement!

Lovely fabric, an indispensable needle book..

few delightful fabric stamps, and a sweet ribbon.

I love it. Thank you Larisa!

I opened my second package from Irene, who is Lingnest on instagram, and I of course gasped! Check it out..

It’s gorgeous, don’t you think? Tasha’s fabric has always had my heart.

I’ll tell you, some of the best people I’ve met have been through this sewing community. I just love my sewing circle. Thank You Irene!

We went camping over at Chickasaw National in OK with family. It was so much fun! Samy caught his first fish and finally got his first swimming lessons with new friends. He was beyond ecstatic. Ha!

..this part was nerve wracking for me, I don’t swim! Ack! Clearly he was fine ha ha..

..this is his new friend..

J-man. He was a sweetie. We had so much fun camping & we can’t wait to go again. Meanwhile, we’re worn out, sunburned, and happy to be home.

Happy 4th!

xo,

Veronica

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Cozy PROJECT

Hey hey! How is everyone?? It’s been way to long since I’ve last posted. I really miss you guys! First things first. ‘What happened and Where are you?’ seem to be the most common questions I’m receiving these days. Well I’ll tell ya. I gained employment. I have an honest to goodness 9 to 5. It’s easy & I like it. I was completely & totally happy being a SAHM, and I certainly wasn’t looking an opportunity. Then a family friend extended an offer, so I thought I’d see where that might lead. It’s taking some time to adjust, but it’s working out splendidly. Now I’m trying to get a routine down so I can get back to sewing as soon as possible. The best thing about all this? I have a little extra spending cash for fabric. Yes! These new fabric lines have been calling out to me, and I just don’t know where to begin (so tag me on IG people!). I have so many ideas, and the inspiration online has been mighty good!

Speaking of inspiration.. I have a little something to share with you all! Melisa over at Cozy PROJECT Magazine reached out, and she let me have a look at their amazing shop. Well folks, I have so many wonderful things to say! I love everything about it. Sooo many projects and products to choose from. Not to mention running into a handful of my friends and their projects in her magazine as well! For instance..

Tadaaa! My very sweet and long time friend, Minki Kim of Minki’s Work Table has this great Picture Perfect Bag digital printout available. I just love her work, and I can personally recommend her patterns from having worked with her many times before. They are so easy to understand and create. Then I came across this Gingerbread House Placemat

.. luuurve! It’s created by another friend of mine, Sedef Imer over at Down Grapevine Lane. I think everyone should have a few of these made up. Can you imagine a little gingham and floral fabrics in this cutie? Perfect.

Of course when I saw this All Ears Cushion pattern..

I was like Oh My Geeee! I thought it was perfect for the upcoming Easter Holiday! It belongs to no other than Amy Sinibaldi of NanaCompany, whom I’ve loved for many many years. I’ve worked with her patterns for a long while as well, and I’m pretty sure you all know how amazing and wonderful she is.

So as I kept scrolling, I ran into this Garden Star Bed Runner by Marg Low…

..and thought it was such a great idea. I love runners of all kinds. This one is just beautiful. One last thing I found were video tutorials. Particularly this Quilt As You Go video by Kim Bradley, which was just oodles of fun to watch and follow along with!

Sooo many goodies to be had over at Cozy PROJECTS mag, you have got to check it out! Well written patterns, amazing direction in the vid tutorials, and why not grab a couple of other products while your at it.

Thank you Melisa, for the opportunity to scroll through and try out your wonderful products! Your shop is just lovely! And thank you to my readers for stopping by! Have a wonderful Weeknd & Happy Holidays!!

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Dolly Book Tour

Hey there! If you don’t mind, i’m going to dispense with the usual introductions. You know where click, follow, and so forth!

So as you may already know, it’s my turn to share the project I’ve chosen to make from Dolly, a sweet little book by my dear friend Elea Lutz. It’s chalk full of scrumptious little projects for you to create. I LOVE dolls, don’t you? Well these are the best kind. Handmade, love in every stitch & eventually threadbare from years of cherished playtime. You know the type. Well when you have a sweet Dolly, you know you need accessories to go with it! But first, incase you haven’t seen it. ..more like ‘because I adore flipping through photos in this book, and dreaming of hundreds of combinations I could do for each and every project!’ ..let’s have a peek inside?

The cover alone is “mwah!” But these..

..ahhh.. so much cuteness!.. So I had my fabric all chosen for this. Of course I pick up my favorites from Elea’s Little Dolly fabric. It was a no brainer. I mean just look at how gorgeous it is..

Beautiful pinks, lavenders, aquas and yellows… The colors and prints are prefect for Dolly stuff. But I cheated. I couldn’t wait, I just had to use these right away. I’m such a huge fan of Elea’s work! Anyway, I could gush about these fabrics all day. Let me show you what I decided to make. Ready?..

Yass! I just had to make these doll face treat bags! Aren’t they adorable?! Three cute, flower haired, embroidered Dolly bags. They were just too good to pass up. I did make another project, but I really loved these, and they’re just so fun!

I couldn’t resist sharing them with you all. I will be sharing the other project, but I seriously thought these deserved center stage today. The added little hair bow tags were made by adhering the fabric to heavy card stock, and cutting them out freehand. I also made this little pup tag for myself..

Cute right? It’s also included in the patterns. Just a little something to carry in my planner everyday.  So what do you think? Don’t you just love this book?? So many cute projects to make, without a doubt, well written and easy to understand. If you don’t have a copy, grab one. These will make perfect gifts for the littles in your life this holiday season!

I hope I’ve inspired you today to try something new! If you missed any of the tour, I have a schedule below, check it out. Bear Hugs and sincere thanks to Elea Lutz -Thank You for letting me join in on the fun dear friend! As always, I adore your work, style, and it’s always an honor to create with your fabrics. And now your amazing sweet Dolly Book! What a momentous occasion, such an honor. Also to the teams over at Penny Rose Fabrics & Riley Blake Designs. You always inspire my work. Thank You So Much for such an amazing job in coodrdinating all these talents! Be sure to click over to Elea’s, I hear she’s working on a special Giveaway!

Happy Sewing Everyone, & Happy Holidays!!

xo, Veronica

Monday 9/18 Faith Essenburg @faithessenburg

Friday 9/22 Melissa Mortenson @polkadotchair

Monday 9/25 Lauren Nash @transientart

Friday 9/29 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane

Monday 10/2 Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon

Friday 10/6 Jina Barney @jinabarney

Monday 10/9 Ayda Algin @cafenohut

you are here -> Friday 10/13 Veronica AM‬ @vividfelicity

Monday 10/16 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork

Friday 10/20 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs

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Blue Carolina Unconventional Mini Quilt Tour

Hello! Thanks for joining me for Christopher Thompson‘s Unconventional Mini Quilt Tour. The showings have been fantastic, am I right? So much talent on every handcrafted piece! I have to say I feel humbled for being asked to have joined such a spectacular group of exceptional quilters. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s Minis!

Whether you’ve been following along or just joining us, today I’ll be sharing my project using Chris’s debut fabric line, Blue Carolina for Riley Blake Designs. The collection is breathtaking with a lovely array of blues. If you didn’t catch my snapshot on IG, here’s a couple you can gaze at…


Aren’t they pretty? Okay, so I tend to be a little more partial to blues at times, but this collection is nothing short of enchanting. Seriously beautiful. All those blues and whites, with just the right amount of florals. It’s easy to be inspired by this collection.
Unconventional was the theme, which opened up a whole new perspective for me. I came up with an idea, and went to work. Honestly I’m a little nervous sharing, after seeing all the amazing pieces already out there, but here we go…


What do you think? Personally I really love how this turned out..


…just the right amount of quilting. Did you notice the subtle pattern on the bottom?

..and how could I not bring out this adorable Frenchy print? It was begging to become a handmade tag, so I backed it using a cream grosgrain ribbon. I do believe we’re all smitten by this cutie!

..this is a collection to gush over. Christopher did such a wonderful job curating this fabric line. If you haven’t already picked it up (you should be ordering it now), your going to need to do that. I’ll absolutely be ordering yardage of those whites and florals ;-).

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really hope you enjoyed my project. Hopefully this has inspired you to think outside the box. If you missed any of the previous posts, I’ve included a line up down below. Huge Thank You’s once again to Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter for reaching out and including me in such an amazing Mini Tour, and of course Riley Blake Designs for all the hard work they consistently do to make these events possible!

Be sure to come back again. I have more beautiful projects in the works, and your not going to want to miss them. So subscribe here, click the menu above, look around, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for current updates.
Happy Sewing!

xo, Veronica

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