Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

What's up Peeps? Get it, peeps, like a chicken? Whatever...

Well I am sitting here in the waiting room at the hospital waiting to get word on how the head chicks back surgury went. She was pretty excited yet apprehensive about having the surgury but what can you expect? She was looking forward to walking normal again and doing "normal people things again" (what she says). I will let you know how it goes.

Just got back from Washington DC and the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly VA, just outside of DC. Show was a huge success and we met a lot of scrappers from the far east (east coast). They are just as crazy about scrapbooking as y'all are here in the Midwest. Give us a buzz if with comments or ideas if you saw us there.

Talk to you soon, crafting nuts.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

Howdy all! Me and the chicks are getting ready to attend the Great American Scrapbook Convention down in Texas. We are printing shirts at a feverish pace trying to have enough to supply the whole state of Texas with scrapbooking t-shirts. If you are attending the convention be sure to stop by and say hey to us and take a look at some of our new designs.

If you are attending be sure to stop by and tell us you saw this blog and we will give you a FREE Two Chicks Designs t-shirt.

Talk to you soon, you scrappin' divas!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

Just wanted to let you scrappers and crafters that this week all orders over $50 get delivered to you for FREE. Yeah, FREE is good. Get in now and order you shirts for the next scrap or to wear to you next quilting event.

Are you showing your love for crafting without making a peep?

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

Crazy for Croppin'

I had a great time last Friday evening at a crop. It was at a local church, and it was the second time I attended it. The hours are from 7 until 12, but I didn't get there until 7:30. However, my hubby gave me a hard time about the fact that I worked for 4 1/2 hours and only completed 3 pages. I tried to tell him that my friends only did that much too, but he doesn't understand. They were pretty pages, so I was happy! There was even a lady there wearing the "Holy Scrap" t-shirt I gave to her last time. It's so nice to see that people are wearing and enjoying our scrapbooking t-shirts. One of my new favorites is "Scrapbookers do it all night long". :o

I mentioned my back issues in the quilting post. I am hoping to get it squared away before we go to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas. I am super excited to see all the exciting stuff, and sell our funny shirts to all the scrappers. It will be a great time!

Getting back to what I mentioned earlier, how many pages do you complete at a crop? Do you focus on completing pages or making them look nice? Or, do you focus on the social aspect and enjoy the time away from the kids? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Christie

What's in store with patterns!

We have a couple new items up our sleeves in the quilt pattern department. One is a Trip Around the World pattern that makes the quilt easy! Yes, I said easy! We will fill the pattern with lots of diagrams and our usual step by step instructions. The other pattern has yet to be named. It is a combination of Bailey's Quilt and Fourtune cookie. I think it will be a big hit--I went to make my mom a quilt, but wanted something different than Fourtune Cookie, so I used some elements of the Bailey's pattern. On second thought, it will probably be Peggy's Quilt (named after mom)!

For those of you anxiously awaiting new patterns, please be patient with us. Mom has been super busy at her own shop, Hen Feathers Quilt Shop, selling quilting t-shirts, our quilt patterns, and all her wonderful fabric. This past weekend was her Dollar Fat Quarter Sale. We quilters sure are crazy for fat quarters! She had over 40 people lined up outside her store waiting for the doors to open. Wow! Talk about fanatical fabricaholics!

I have been having major back problems since November. I have tried a chiropractor, physical therapy, and painkillers without much success. I finally switched doctors and had an MRI. I found out I have a herniated disk in addition to some other problems and am seeing a Neurosurgeon on May 15th. Hopefully I can get everything with the back taken care of quickly! It's difficult to quilt with shooting pains down your back and leg. Meanwhile, I'll be working on the patterns and selling those great quilting t-shirts. I'll keep you posted on things!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

Two Chicks "Peep" Time

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Go Shockers!

Around here, we are all pretty excited about our hometown team, the Wichita State Shockers. They are in the Sweet 16! It's very exciting, but I have one problem with it. How, you are thinking, could I have a problem with it? My problem is with my 10 month old son's basketball jersey. It's a #33, Sean Ogirri (He's on the cover of Sports Illustrated in this area) and it is incredibly dirty because my little one is into crawling right now. We have finally had some rain, so my dogs have tracked in lots of mud through the dog door. Then the baby crawls around and gets his belly dirty. (He only does the army crawl). I have not been allowed to wash it because I will "wash the win off" according to my dear hubby. Now, I understand that we need the Shockers to do the best they can, but can my little baby's jersey really have that big of an effect on it?

Oh well...I won't wash it. If I dared to and the Shocks lost, my hubby would forever tease me about being the reason for their loss.

For now, I'm busy thinking about what the scrapbook page I do for this will look like. I think it will be a fun one! Any ideas?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

So, this morning I went and took a class at my lss. I have a different perspective on classes because my mom owns a quilt shop, so I have helped her with teaching and the schedule. Anyway, the other women in the class and I kept asking the teacher what other classes the store was offering that we would like, and from what she said, there isn't much available if you are not a beginning scrapbooker and you don't want to take the SDU classes. I guess the "undergraduate" classes are pretty basic and you have to take 6 of them before you get to the masters classes. Plus, she said that you don't even get to complete actual pages...you just do little samples in your SDU book. Call me crazy, but I just don't get it. If you are the only lss in town, why aren't you offering more challenging classes for more advanced scrappers. I didn't think I was THAT advanced, but according to the teacher, I have all the basic scrapping knowledge I will ever need. So now my question is, if I want to continue taking classes of some sort, or advancing my skills, where do I go and or what do I do. I guess that I wrestling with one of life's great questions....not!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

First things first...a little info about me

Before we really get going, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. This may help you get a better understanding of my perspective on quilting and bringing youth to the industry.

I am a 29 year old wife and mother. My son Zachary is 7 months old, and he is so much fun! I also have two dogs (I still refer to them as puppies even though they are 5 years old...they behave like they are about 1). If you are familiar with Two Chicks Designs Quilt Patterns, you probably have heard of Bailey and her younger brother Buster. I love to be creative, whether it is through quilting, scrapbooking, or other crafty activities.

I have been quilting for about 10 years. I took a beginner quilting class with my mom, and we were both hooked. Ten years later, mom owns a quilt shop and I am a professional pattern designer. We've both come a long way from our first projects (which, by the way, are still not finished...true confession: I was Mr. Chick's inspiration for the "Queen of Unfinished Projects" shirt). Now, we work together designing patterns that cater to the needs of quilt shops.

Before becoming a "professional quilter" (sounds kind of cheesy to me, but if the shoe fits...), I was a middle school teacher for 5 years. I taught algebra, language arts, and social studies. My students liked me because I tried to make learning fun, and I approach quilting with the same attitude. People today tend to take themselves too seriously. At Two Chicks Designs, we believe that quilting is fun, and we want to help you bring the fun and amusing aspects of quilting to your customers. If you have seen our shirts, you know that we have a lighthearted approach to quilting. I try to do the same with our patterns.

I look forward to getting to know many different shop owners, managers, and employees through this blog. It's something new that I am trying, and I would welcome your comments and questions as we look at increasing the number of young people interested in the quilting industry.