Friday, 16 March 2012

Plotting and Teasing

The great thing about online sewing is the friendships you can make around the world.   I got to know Penny of Sew Take a Hike in the first round of Ringo Pie and recently with have been plotting together.  We both love paper piecing and have a similar style and taste for the thing sew like to design and piece.  So, we are starting a paper piecing blog and shop in addition to our usual blogs, Sew-Ichigo is being  styled as I write so this icon may still be tweaked but it gives you an idea.
'Ichigo' is Japanese for Strawberry, so there are echoes of Penny with 'Sew' and me with a berry!  We both wanted to go beyond the usual patterns for sale and have a more community interactive feel refelcting the online sewing community.  We have pattern of the month clubs planned, themed pattern sets, linky posts and much more.  We are already well underway with new paper piecing designs- the first ones have a kitchen related theme-bet you never expected that!  We can both never have enough of kitchenalia!  I hope you are intrigued, Penny and I are giddy with excitement about Sew-Ichigo!
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32 comments:

  1. Hi Kerry! That sounds really exiting! What a great idea to do that with your friend! I'm looking forward to see more! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

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  2. Sounds like fun! I look forward to seeing more! :)

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  3. How fantastic! Can't wait to see what the two of you come up with!

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  4. Exciting!! And yes, I'm very intrigued.
    Can't wait to hear more :)

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  5. Congrats, sound exciting. Can't wait to see more.

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  6. sound fab cant wait to see it !!!

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  7. Sounds great Kerry, I am looking forward to see the new blog!

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  8. This sounds like so much fun!! I can't wait!!

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  9. i am very excited!!! i can't wait to see the patterns and blog. i have really gotten into paper-piecing these last 6 months. it is amazing what you can make! and the ringo pie flickr group has been so inspiring. :)

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  10. I am intrigued, it sounds really good! Can't wait :)

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  11. oh awesome kerry (and penny too!). Can't wait to see what you two come up with - so fun!

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  12. Wonderful news!! So excited and cannot wait what you have for us girls! xx

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  13. this sounds wonderful! i get to go to penny's workshop next month so i will actually know how to paper-piece. looking forward to what you girls come up with! :)

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  14. Wonderful, now I am skilled in this area, my practising with Katy is paying off, so when you're ready...!

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  15. I follow Penny's blog and love her work too. How exciting to have a new blog to follow on paper piecing! Looking forward to Sew-Ichigo!

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  16. Oooh! That is an intriguing tease! With the two of you at the helm, it can only be fun and fantastic. Congratulations.

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  17. How wonderful! Can't wait to see what lovelies you ladies create.

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  18. Oooh, how exciting! Looking forward to seeing all you've got planned

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  19. I can't wait! I love both your blogs and your designs :)

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  20. That's wonderful! Congrats, I can't wait to see all your designs. : )

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  21. It sounds so fun and exciting! And kitchen designs? What a shocker ;)

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  22. Yeah...how exciting! Can't wait to see all you two come up with. You are both so talented.

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  23. Love,Love,Love anything kitchen related!!! Can't
    wait to see what you all come up with!! Will be
    watching anxiously for more details!!

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  24. Congratulations!! This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to have a look! You know I haven't really done a lot of paper piecing…I'm worried it will become an obsession so I'm avoiding it :) Maybe your new site will be my downfall…here's hoping you tip me right in :)

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  25. Exciting - looking forward to seeing more!

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  26. Ooooh, I'm psyched about Sew-Ichigo! And so glad it'll be kitchen themed at first. Keep us posted!

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  27. I can't wait till the Sew-Ichigo is opened! This sounds wonderful and I'm really excited..yeah! Congratulations in advance, Kerry! :)

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  28. Wow, what a great idea! It's amazing how your online presence has developed since we first met...it's truly inspiring, and also heartening to know that a talent like yours is recognized, embraced, celebrated! Go Kerry!

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  29. Can't wait till the new site is up and running. It will be nice to have another paper piecing quilt site to enjoy!

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  30. I've told both of you so many times already, but I am so excited about this, Kerry and Penny!! It's so wonderful you two combined the blog titles and came up with the sweet name Sew-Ichigo, and the icon!!

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