Thursday, August 2, 2012
Two months ago, I was in a serious car accident (other driver's fault) and, three weeks
later, I came down with acute pneumonia. I am still on the mend and, promise to return to my web blog, soon as I am fully recovered.
Thank you for reading my web blog and, for checking on blog updates. It really is greatly appreciated!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Dear readers, forgive me for not posting on a regular basis, although, I'm getting ready to move over to Typepad. I will let you know when my Typepad Blog is ready for viewing. Also, you will notice in my new web blog header, I have a new division in my Company "LellaBella" dedicated to the children's industry. Actually, I was involved in the children's market for many years before I crossed over to the adult market. I have decided to return to my first love after the birth of my grand-daughter Leila Jade.
Plus, you can design beautiful, warm, and comfy quilts for your grand-daughters as well.
Please, stay tuned for very exciting artwork for the fabric industry.
Thank you for being patient as I move over to Typepad.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Update for the Song Bird fabric collection. I know it has been a long time coming, although, I need you to hang in there with me, because the fabric collection is now being auditioned to specialty fabric quilt stores world-wide. Currently, the Song Bird collection is making its rounds with the fabric Distributors such as, Troy Distributors, Needle Craft, Inc., and Checker Distributors.
If you're following my web blog and, happen to own a specialty fabric quilt store, please click on one of the websites below to order the Song Bird fabric collection.
Needle Craft, Inc.
I know you will enjoy the new fabric collection. There are so many items you can create with the fabric, although, first and foremost, the collection is going to make for a beautiful quilt. We will also have a contest for fat quarters of the new "Song Bird" collection. So, please do not go anywhere, check back often, you never know when "Song Bird" will fly into my web blog.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
A toddler dress using the South Hampton fabric. I really love this photograph, because the toddler looks so adorable and very peaceful. I'm always so happy when Mommies enjoy creating new designs for their toddlers using my fabric collections.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Thank you Jennifer for designing such an adorable toddler dress and for using the Sonoma rose fabric.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Photographs have been tagged on the Etsy web site. An apron designed by Creative Chics using the Sonoma fabric collection. The pattern has a sexy halter back, which makes the apron very adorable. I really love when I come across Designers using my fabric collections. It makes the creative process of designing for the fabric manufacturers a pure delight. When another Designer can earn a living using my collections, I get a very warm feeling in my heart. My prayer for each collection is that someone will come across the fabric and fall in love with it and will want to use it for their creations. Creative Chics sent me a very nice message about the Sonoma fabrics, which I will always keep close to my heart. Thank You Creative Chics for a very trendy, adorable apron.
If you would like to see more of Creative Chics apron designs, please visit their Etsy web site at
you will not be disappointed.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tomorrow Evening, The beautiful young lady in the photograph will be graduating from High School. The years have gone by very fast. I am so honored she has allowed me to be part of her elementary, junior high, and high school years. The years will be forever etched in my heart. Sarah, I am so proud of you. I will love you forever! Love, Auntie Franchelle
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
My new fabric collection "Song Bird" will be released July 2011. To say the least, I'm very excited. This will be my third fabric collection with Henry Glass Fabrics. My Art Director relayed the collection did very well at market, which I'm very thankful. Also, once my fabric samples arrive, I have a Fat Quarter Contest.
So...please stay tuned, I will write again, once all the details are final.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I'm sure you have noticed some changes going on with my web blog. Well, the time has come to introduce a trio of my new fabric patterns from the new collection called "Song Bird". The collection will debut at the International Spring Quilt Market this month, May 13-15, Salt Lake City, UT. Henry Glass Fabrics will be representing the new fabric collection. If you happen to be attending the Spring Quilt Market, please visit Henry Glass Fabrics at Booths #1929 & #2028. Please ask for Harriet Clemens, she will be happy to show you all the new patterns to the "Song Bird" collection. There will be 18 sku's in the collection and the colorways will range from pink, cyan, lavendar, green, and various shades of tan and brown. The motifs in the new collection are roses, birds, musical notes, bird cages, geometrics, dots, and damask patterns. The new fabric collection can cross over from Spring to Fall. There are so many wonderful projects that can be created with the "Song Bird" collection.
The collection lends itself to trendy and nostalgic all at the same time. We do hope you stop by and visit the Henry Glass Fabrics booth during your days at the trade show.
Wishing you much success at the Spring Quilt Market.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sonoma has been tagged on the Etsy website. The Toddler dress above is by Momi Boutique. I have featured Rachel's clothing on my web blog in the past and, now she is also using the Sonoma fabric collection for her new "Sunday Morning Vineyard" toddler dress. Rachel always makes my fabric collections look so trendy. If you have a little toddler and would like to purchase any of Rachel's designs, please visit her Etsy shop at Momi Boutique.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Monique is still offering the quilt on her Etsy site, so head on over and take a look at all her quilts. They will make wonderful Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Thank you Monique for using the Sonoma fabric collection for your quilts.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
If you would like to see more of Anorina's work, please visit her web blog at http://sameliasmum.blogspot.com
Thank you Anorina for the lovely photographs and quilt.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
If you have not visited Momi Boutique, I encourage you to do so, you will not be disappointed. Rachel always designs such trendy toddler clothing, very unique, one of a kind items you will not see in department stores.
So go ahead, purchase an OOAK dress for your toddler!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Check out this wonderful Pocket Clutch by Bluecalla. The Designer does it again and has been really making me proud with using the Sonoma fabric collection for City Totes, Wristlets (actually, I just purchased the Sunflower Wristlet from Bluecalla as a token of my appreciation for purchasing the Sonoma fabrics), and now the new Pocket Clutch. Bluecalla is a wonderful designer and has such a cute Etsy shop. I really enjoy supporting women entrepreneurs. They are so talented and work very hard designing new products, and majority are a success, because of the dedication and efforts they into their business. So, I tip my hat to Bluecalla!!
You can visit her web store at the following address. http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluecalla .
Thank you Bluecalla for featuring my new fabric collection within your products.
Monday, October 25, 2010
This email is to inform you that Allegro Fabrics is now selling the Sonoma fabric collection at the online fabric store and the Etsy web site.
Allegro Fabrics is a wonderful store selling trendy fabric collections, including yours truly, which I am very excited. Its always wonderful news when Fabric Designers find out a new quilt store has come on board and is now selling our new fabric collections.
You can visit the Allegro Fabric store and Etsy below:
A big "Thank You" to Allegro Fabrics for ordering my latest fabric collection called "Sonoma", depicting Sonoma County located in the heart of California.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Bluecalla comes through again with the Sunflower Pleated Purse. I really love how she used the Sunflower pattern against the solid beige fabric and lined the purse with the pink and chocolate geometric pattern. The purse is so trendy and fashion forward.
If you would like to take a look at more of Bluecalla's designs, please visit her Etsy site at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluecalla
I'm sure you have noticed by now, I enjoy introducing Designers that use my fabric collections for their creative business. It's my way of saying "Thank You".
If you own a business and are using my fabric collections, please send me an email with a photograph and I will be happy to post the information on my web blog.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
You can visit Sew Fun at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewfunbymonique
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Another sighting of the Sonoma fabric collection being used for girly girl clothing. The skirt in the photograph was designed by Shellie and the sewing pattern is called Twirly Girl Skirt.
We all know little girls love to twirl around in pretty dresses or skirts, I know Leila does, she twirls even when she's not wearing a dress or skirt. I guess we were just born to twirl with visions of sugar plums dancing in our head, especially when we're young. Those moments in time are priceless.
Thank you so much Shellie for using the Sonoma fabric collection to design your new sewing pattern.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In the picture above is my Sister-in-Law Gloria modeling the satchel while we were visiting Quilter's Paradise on Saturday. Both her and I will be attending the sewing event as well. We would love to see you there and meet you in person. As the event nears, I will post a message on my web blog and on my Facebook page.
Quilter's Paradise in the Clovis, CA will have a special sewing event between the months of Jan - Apr 2011. The class is called "Sidewalk Satchel" and will be listed in their next newsletter. The satchel above was created using the Sonoma fabric collection and, if I say so myself, it's quite adorable.
To read more about our visit to Quilter's Paradise, please visit my Facebook page below.
I am so excited to report that Quilter's Paradise in Clovis, CA is now selling the new Sonoma fabric collection. Yesterday, we went to visit the quilt shop and introduced ourselves to the Owner's of the store. Everyone was so nice, right down to the Sale Associates. The quilt shop is located in old town Clovis, a very quaint and historical area known for its landmarks. If you live in the area, please stop by for a visit and introduce yourself, I know everyone would love to meet you. Quilter's Paradise has been in business for more than 30 yrs and sells the latest in fabric trends.
The store is located at 339 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, CA., phone number: 559-297-7817.More pictures to follow and some very exciting news about an upcoming sewing class called "Sidewalk Satchel".
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A big "Thank You" to the Fat Quarter Shop.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This evening, I just had to show off the cute party dress designed by "Hot Fudge" for Etsy. The Designer used the new sunflower and geometric patterns from the new Sonoma collection.
I just love when the Designers use my fabric for their toddler girly girl clothing lines. It's always such an honor. A very special "Thank You" to "Hot Fudge."
Hugs from Me to You!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I really like how the Designer grounded the purse with a solid pattern, so the roses do not over power the purse itself. Very nicely created!
Hugs from me to you!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We have our first Sighting of the new Sonoma collection. The wristlet above is from my new fabric collection for Henry Glass & Co. The pattern is called Flutter and comes in apple green and pink. The wristlet is so adorable!! The Designer is Bluecalla for Etsy.
If you happen to come across "Sightings" for Sonoma. Please post a comment on my web blog.
Hugs from me to you!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Hello Everyone, Today, I have a wonderful surprise, I am giving away another set of Sonoma Fat Quarters. The winner is listed below:
Congratulations to Lisa who stated "What a great giveaway. Leila is your Grand-Daughter", which is the correct answer.
Please send me your full name and mailing address to the following email address: email@example.com.
Also, if anyone knows Carol from E. TN, please tell her she has won the Sonoma Fat Quarter contest. She answered the question correctly, Leila is my precious 2 yr. old Grand-Daughter.
Hugs from Me to You,
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Hello to everyone in blog land. I finally took the picture of my new fabric collection for Henry Glass Fabrics. I'm pleased with how the picture came out, its true to the color theme of the collection (Wine, Pink, Pale Yellow, Light Green). The pattern second from the top comes in pale yellow. The "Sonoma" collection is nice for Summer and Winter, because the collection is a mixture of cool and warm colors. You can sew when Spring comes around and during the Winter when we're all stuck inside due to the weather. You will not be bored with this new collection, there are so many ideas...there endless!
Now for the free fabric, I promised a contest for Fat Quarters of each pattern, which I intend to honor. Below are the rules for the contest.
There is a little Tot on my web blog who is the apple of my eye. Please tell me her name and how she is related to me. If you get the answer correct, your name will be placed into contest bowl. This should be fun, because if you have read my entire web blog, you already know who she is and how we're related to eachother.
Also, please tell everyone you know who loves to sew about the contest. The contest will remain open for one week. Good Luck to everyone and Thank You so much for reading my web blog even when I was away for the summer.
BTW, I'm also working on a third fabric collection, which I believe you will enjoy, especially, if you have a little Princess in your life.
Great Big Hugs from me to You!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Welcome back to me! I have been away for a very long time trying to juggle life in designer land and to enjoy some of the summer months. Now, it's time to get back to work, uploading images of girly girl designs, and promoting the new Sonoma collection.
Fabric samples arrived last week, and if, I say so myself, the fabric looks fabulous. Consumers can create a variety of items with the fabric, which should be arriving in stores sometime this month.
I did promise a Fat Quarter contest, which will take place next week. Pictures need to be taken first, once I have them posted on the web blog, the contest will occur. Hopefully, there are still some following my web blog or at least stop in to see if a new post has been written by me.
I'm sure some of you may have thought "What happened to this Designer", I'm still here, but I have to admit, there are times when it's hard to do everything (i.e., sketch, design, post on the web blog, twitter, facebook, promote fabric colections, sew, and not to mention, taking care of the house). Now, I am not complaining, just saying, sometimes it's not easy to do everything I want to do, which is mainly design fabric collections, but as we all know in the real world, one should not design 24/7 or we will get burned out. So, I had to take some time out for myself and for my family. I hope everyone understands....
The photo above is from one of my favorite children's clothing designer, Rachel from "Momi Boutique". She always creates fabulous designs for the girly girl's in your life. Enjoy!
Hugs from me to you,
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Natalie also designed the tote bag for the "Bagalicious Club" using my South Hampton fabric collection.
Natalie's new book can be ordered through the following website.
Quilt Fabric Delights
Friday, May 7, 2010
The Spring Quilt Market is just around the corner. If you're a Quilt Shop Owner from the U.S. or Overseas, please stop by the Henry Glass Fabrics Booth #2005. My new Sonoma collection will be available to order for your store.
The new Sonoma collection listed in the earlier posts on my web blog are in the yummy colors of wine, olive green, pink, and pale yellow. The fabric collection is wonderful for quilts and home decor. How about a trendy baby nursery or little girl's clothing?
The ideas are endless...order my new "Sonoma" collection while attending the Spring Quilt Market.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Momi Boutique is really doing my fabric proud. Rachel is such a wonderful Designer of children's clothing. If you do not follow her on the Momi Boutique web blog or on Facebook, I recommend you do so. Everyday, you will see new clothing designed especially by Rachel. It's like eye Candy! I love to see what she will design next.
The dress above is a "Mix not the Match" of Designer fabric. It's so girly girl!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Recently, I was invited to be a Guest Artist on the Fat Quarter Shop web blog. I am very honored to have been asked by the Company and accepted the invitation. The Guest Artist web blog post will be during the month of August, the same month the "Sonoma" fabric collection will be delivered to the Fat Quarter Shop.
Please be on the look out for my Guest Artist web blog invitation for the new "Sonoma" fabric collection. I look forward to reading your comments on the Fat Quarter Shop web blog.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The photographs have been provided by Momi Boutique at my request. I love supporting other Designers. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
You can download the pattern at the following website address below. When projects are created using my new Sonoma collection, please send me a photograph via email and I will place on my web blog.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Today, I received very exciting news from Harriet, Art Director for Henry Glass Fabrics. The "Sonoma" fabric collection has been released on the Company website, so now I can share the collection on my web blog. I am so excited about this new collection, the patterns are vintage contemporary and can be used for a variety of projects.
The color palette for the collection is wine, pink, pale yellow, and green. The collection has been released just in time for Spring. The slide show above displays the patterns for the "Sonoma" collection.
The "Sonoma" fabric collection will be at the International Spring Quilt Market, Minnesota, MN, May 21-23, 2010 at the Henry Glass & Co. trade show booth #2005, 2007, 2009. Please, visit their booth and say "Hello" to Harriet and Karen, I know they would love to meet you.
Also, there will be a "Fat Quarter" contest after the fabric samples arrive.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Rachel is the Designer for Momi Boutique clothing and is very talented with the "Mix not the Match" blend of fabric. I have always been a fan of this style, it allows the clothing to be its own piece of art. The toddler has her own sense of style as well and shows off the dress beautifully.
The photograph above shows the back of the dress, so you can see the dress from front to back. I really love these photographs, because they are taken along the ocean and allow the charm of the dress to show through.
Thank you Rachel for the beautiful clothing design and for using the South Hampton fabric collection. I so much appreciate the thoughtfulness.