Friday, April 18, 2014

Be Hoppy!



Hoppy Easter! Yep, that's right...we DID say HOPPY! 

The current Holiday Flavor of the Month (Strawberry Lemonade) is full of perfect pastels. From pre-cuts to kits, this is a flavor that is just right for Spring. You can see all of the Strawberry Lemonade products here.  These products debuted April 1 and are available through June 30 (or while supplies last...whichever comes first).

One of the Strawberry Lemonade kits is called Be Hoppy, and it's just right for Spring and Easter.  How cute is this pillow?  Don't we ALL need a pillow like this in our home reminding us to put a smile on our face?

This pillow is approximately 18" x 10" finished.    Order #90042.  $34.95 (pillow form not included).  Kit includes pattern, fabric, felt for letters, buttons, tulle, and pom poms.

Talk to your consultant today to order this or any other Strawberry Lemonade products. If you don't have a consultant, click here to find one and order easily from their website.

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Lazy Daisy Definitions



It never ceases to amaze us when we check the calendar and see all of the fun "holidays" that are out there. Today is NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY.  Yes, really!

In celebration of this auspicious holiday, we have chosen to share some "definitions" from the "My Lazy Daisy Dictionary" with you today.

My Lazy Daisy:  A company started and owned by two awesome sisters that offers the highest quality (and cutest designs) in custom quilting and sewing kits, as well as Flavors of the Month (pre-cuts and quilting and sewing kits). 
Sisters, best friends, and founders and co-owners of My Lazy Daisy (Dana Brooks and Diane Card)

My Lazy Daisy Consultant:  Someone who signs up for the My Lazy Daisy opportunity.  She can do it as Discount Shopper for $29.95 (and receive over $154 in products and supplies in her kit) or as a Business Builder for $49.95 (and receive over $216 in products and supplies in her kit).  Want to help 'define' what a Daisy Consultant is?  Click on this link and sign up under a consultant today.
start your journey as a Daisy Consultant TODAY!

My Lazy Daisy Convention: The party of the year!  This year's theme is "A Few of My Favorite Things" and it is being held in St. George, UT from June  18-21.  To be eligible to attend, you just need to be a Daisy Consultant (and you can do that for as little as $29.95).  This year's theme is "A Few of My Favorite Things" and we are confident that Convention will be added to that list for you! Registration closes on May 15. To find a consultant to sign up under, click here.
Don't miss out on the party of the year!


Game Day Minky Challenge: Sewing challenge that ends on May 1. Hurry and purchase your Game Day Challenge Packet today to be eligible for several prizes, including a $150 My Lazy Daisy Shopping Spree.  You can get all of the details of this fun challenge by clicking here.

Flavor of the Month: Each month My Lazy Daisy comes out with a new "flavor" that is sure to make you drool!  Each flavor is delicious and is available for 90 days (or while supplies last, whichever comes first).  Flavors include many options of pre-cuts and at least one cotton kit and one minky kit. April's flavor is Creamy Dreamy Delight.  You can read more about it here.


Holiday Flavors:  Periodically, in addition to the Flavor of the Month, My Lazy Daisy offers a Holiday Flavor, which is a little more theme specific to an upcoming season or holiday. These flavors are also available for 90 days, or while supplies last (whichever comes first). In April, we introduced Strawberry Lemonade, which is perfect for Spring.  You can read more about Strawberry Lemonade here.

Go2Sew Groups:  Groups put together by Daisy Consultants for customers to get together each month to sew a MLD project.  Go2Sew groups are a great way to enjoy some 'girl time' while completing a gorgeous MLD project!
Join a Go2Sew Group today!

My Lazy Daisy Party:  Conducted by a Consultant, held by a Hostess (who earns GREAT hostess awards) and attended by the hostess' family and friends.  Great instruction by the Consultant and customers are able to  purchase products while helping their hostess earn rewards!
Find a Consultant and host your My Lazy Daisy party today!

That should be enough definitions to wet your whistle for My Lazy Daisy on National Dictionary Day.  "Define" yourself and participate in one of our programs or products above TODAY!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring is in the Air with Lagoona!


Spring is in the air!  There is nothing more refreshing than some sunshine, cool breezes and bright blue skies....except maybe My Lazy Daisy's Lagoona line of products!  Celebrate Spring by picking up one or two of these fun Lagoona Minky quilt kits.

To purchase, contact your Consultant or purchase from her website. If you don't already have a Consultant, you can easily find a website to purchase from here.

1.  Around the Block - Ellie:  ($89.95 for the complete kit, discounted from $129.95).  Finished size is approx. 43" x 49".  Order #35006-C


2.  Big Strip Little Strip - Cali:  ($89.95 for the Complete Kit, discounted from $129.95). Finished size is approx. 48" x 60".  Order #35004-C

3.  Chevy Twists Cuddle - Blue Lagoon: ($89.95 for the Complete Kit, discounted from $129.95). Finished size is approx. 46" x 52".  Order #35007-C.

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Explore Your Career Options Week


Did you know that April 6 - 12 is National Explore Your Career Options Week?  What a great time to tell you a little bit about how you can make great money and get great discounts as a My Lazy Daisy Consultant!  To sign up, contact your Daisy Consultant, or if you don't already have a Consultant, go here.

Daisy Consultants enjoy several wonderful benefits. Here are just a few:
  •  20%-30% commission on products sold
  • Great discounts on products
  • Daisy Select Shopper membership
  • Opportunity to build a team and earn commissions on team sales
  • Eligibility for attendance at our annual Convention...it's the party of the year!
  • Comaraderie with other Daisy Consultants
  • The awesome tax benefits that come with a home-based business



Our Basic New Consultant Kit is $29.95 and is worth over $154.95.

Basic New Consultant Kit includes:
  • Flavor of the Month (April's Flavor is Creamy Dreamy Delight and you can view it here)- Cake Pack ($19.95), Charm Pack ($12.95) and Scallop Pack ($22.95) 
  • FREE Daisy Select Shopper Membership ($89.95 value)
  • 1 - 2013 Catalog ($3.95) 
  • 1 - 2013 Holiday Catalog ($2.95)
  • Daisy Folder and Essential Paperwork including ($2.25): 
          -Compensation Plan (1)
          -Daisy Consultant Handbook (1)
          -Ordering Instructions (1) 

          -Daisy Event Invitations (10) 
          -Customer Order Forms (5) 
          -Credit Card Processing Slips (5)

For $20 more (worth over $62), you can add the Business Bundle. This would make your cost of signing up to be a Daisy Consultant $49.95 and you get a total of $216.95 in products and supplies.

Business Builder Kit includes:
  • 9 - additional Catalogs ($35.55)
  • 4 - additional Holiday Catalogs ($11.80)
  • 1 - My Lazy Daisy Bracelet ($10.00)
  • 40 - additional Event Invitations ($2.00)
  • 9 - additional Hostess Order Forms ($1.00)
  • 45 - additional Credit Card Processing Slips ($1.00)
  • 4 Marketing Cards ($1.00)

We'd love to have you join the My Lazy Daisy family!  To sign up, contact your Daisy Consultant, or if you don't already have a Consultant, go here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Something Sweet Baby Quilt By Kay McArthur




How cute is this baby quilt that Daisy Director, Kay McArthur created?  She named it "Something Sweet" and it certainly is!  We love it!  Kay used April's Holiday Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade.  As a reminder there are TWO flavors that made their debut this month, Strawberry Lemonade and Creamy Dreamy Delight. You can see them, the products available, and how to order them here.

Daisy Director, Kay McArthur
 
Kay even shared how she made it so you can make one too!  Feel free to visit Kay's website to purchase your Strawberry Lemonade supplies.
Kay said:

I made this little quilt from one smoothie and one scallop pack in the Strawberry Lemonade collection.
I chose the two prints that were the least busy to put my scallops on... Then cut off about 4 inches

The white piece I cut in half, and the stripe I cut in four equal pieces.  

The green is two 7 inch pieces and I cut the remainder in half.  

I arranged the exact opposite on other side.

I also wanted mine a little skiwampus in the center, just so the stripes were not exactly in a row. However, that would be darling too.  I added rickrack for a little more  dimension, again following exactly the same on both sides.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

TWO New Flavors in April!



As you know, each month with My Lazy Daisy we introduce a BRAND NEW Flavor of the Month that is available for 90 days, or while supplies last (whichever comes first).  In April, we have added a BONUS! Not only are we giving you a scrumptious Flavor of the Month (Creamy Dreamy Delight), but we've added an irresistible Holiday Flavor of the Month as well (Strawberry Lemonade).

Read on to see both flavors and ordering information for each of the products. YUM!

Creamy Dreamy Delight is a mix of luscious neutrals that is sure to fit every appetite.



Strawberry Lemonade is a mix of perfect pastels that is totally tempting for Spring.

Keep reading to see each individual kit or product available in each flavor, then contact your Daisy Consultant to order. If you don't have a consultant, then click here to find one.

Creamy Dreamy Delight Products and Ordering Information

1. Creamy Dreamy Delight Cotton Collection Kit:  Fun and functional Carrying Case.  Fits your iPad and a noteboook.  Approx. 20" x 11.5" finished. Kit includes: pattern, cotton fabric, batting, ric rac, and velcro.  $29.95.  Order #90033.



2.  Creamy Dreamy Delight  Cuddle Creation Kit:  Florentine soft, snuggly quilt kit. Approx. 58" x 70" finished. Kit includes: pattern, minky fabric.  $74.95. Order #90034.


3.  Creamy Dreamy Delight  Pre-cuts:
  • Charms (package of 24 - 5" x 5" assorted cotton prints in soft neutrals).  $12.95. Order #90030.

  • Cakes (package of 24 - 10" x 10" assorted cotton prints in soft neutrals). $19.95.  Order #90029.

  • Fat Free Smoothies (package of 6 fat quarters in assorted cotton prints in soft neutrals) packaged in a smoothie cup, complete with a straw.  $19.95. Order #90027.  Order a 4 pack of Fat Free Smoothies and get them at a discount and in a darling tote.  $74.95. Order #90028. 


  • Scallops (72 cotton scallops in assorted prints soft neutrals. 24 of each size:  4 1/2", 3 1/2" and 2").  $22.95. Order #90031.   


4.  Creamy Dreamy Delight Sprinkles:  A variety of embellishments that coordinate beautifully with our Creamy Dreamy Delight collections (shades of soft neutrals, hand-picked by our experienced staff). Order multiples for lots of variety! $18.95.  Order #90032. 


5.  Creamy Dreamy Delight Value Pack: includes one of every single thing you see above (except the 4-pack Fat Free Smoothies. You get a single smoothie):  DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $179.95.  Order #90035. 
 

Strawberry Lemonade Products and Ordering Information 

1. Strawberry Lemonade Cotton Collection Kit:  Fun "Be Hoppy" holiday pillow kit. Approx. 18" x 10" finished. Kit includes: pattern, cotton fabric, felt for letters, buttons, tulle and pom poms.  $34.95.  Order #90042.


2.  Strawberry Lemonade Cuddle Creation Kit: Grab n Go baby throw. Approx. 28" x 28" finished. Kit includes: pattern, minky fabric and cotton fabric.  $39.95. Order #90043.


3. Strawberry Lemonade Pre-cuts:
  • Charms (package of 24 - 5" x 5" assorted cotton prints in perfect pastels).  $12.95. Order #90039.

  • Cakes (package of 24 - 10" x 10" assorted cotton prints in perfect pastels). $19.95.  Order #90038.

  • Fat Free Smoothies (package of 6 fat quarters in assorted cotton prints in perfect pastels) packaged in a smoothie cup, complete with a straw.  $19.95. Order #90036.  Order a 4 pack of Fat Free Smoothies and get them at a discount and in a darling tote.  $74.95. Order #90037. 


  • Scallops (72 cotton scallops in assorted prints of perfect pastels. 24 of each size:  4 1/2", 3 1/2" and 2").  $22.95. Order #90040.   


4.  Strawberry Lemonade Sprinkles:  A variety of embellishments that coordinate beautifully with our Strawberry Lemonade collections (shades of perfect pastels, hand-picked by our experienced staff). Order multiples for lots of variety! $18.95.  Order #90041. 


5.  Strawberry Lemonade Value Pack: includes one of every single thing you see above (except the 4-pack Fat Free Smoothies. You get a single smoothie.):  DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $149.65.  Order #90044. 
 
 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

National Quilting Day Exploits and a Tutorial

March is National Quilting Month and March 15 was National Quilting Day!  What did you do to celebrate National Quilting Day? A few of our consultants sent in photos sharing their National Quilt Day exploits and we thought we'd share a couple of them with YOU!

1.  Phoebe Hein of Newport, Oregon spent the day doing what she calls, "Fabric-ing".  She didn't want to waste a SECOND of National Quilting Day so she even quilted in the CAR. Don't worry...she wasn't the driver (*wink*).  Here's Phoebe putting the finishing touches on the binding of her Peek-a-Boo Spring Table Runner (order #50020-C). "Hop" on over to Phoebe's website to order your Peek-a-Boo kit today!
Phoebe Hein of Newport, OR

Peek-a-Boo Spring Table Runner


2.  Jennifer Reinhart of Newport, OR spent the day working on a beautiful quilt using the March Flavor of the Month (Black Bubble Tea) pre-cuts.  We'll share what Jennifer had to say about her project below, but feel free to bop on over to Jennifer's website to order some Black Bubble Tea. All ordering information can be found here.
Jennifer Reinhart of Newport, OR
Jennifer said:

I’ve been waiting for a collection of fabric to inspire me to make something for my home. When I got My Lazy Daisy’s Flavor of the Month for March, Black Bubble Tea, I knew immediately that this happy collection would serve as the inspiration for my project. Since My Lazy Daisy now offers pre-cuts in their Flavor of the Month collections, this project took me no time at all! I call it Springtime in the Neighborhood!

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 Black Bubble Tea Charm Pack
  • 1 Black Bubble Tea Fat Free Smoothie
  • 1 Black Bubble Tea Cake Pack (optional)
  • ¼ yard background fabric (behind houses)
  • 1 ¼ yard backing
  • 1/3 yard binding

Finished Size: 31 x 40

First, from your Fat Free Smoothie pack, choose the fabric that you would like as your inner borders. On my project it’s the large floral on black. I would recommend choosing a dark fabric as it frames the project nicely and makes it stand out. Lay this fabric aside. In the supply list I included the Cake pack. I used this so that I had more fabric options for my roofs. If you choose not to use the Cakes you can cut the roofs from your fat quarters. You just won’t have as many choices.

Arrange 25 charm squares in a 5x5 grid until you like the layout. I didn’t use my entire charm pack. I cut some charm squares from my Fat Free Smoothie pack (fat quarters). Sew each row together keeping track of the order (Photo 1). 
Photo 1
Press the seams in each row in opposite directions. If you do this then your intersections will nest nicely when you sew your rows together (Photo 2). 
Photo 2
Next, using the Home Sweet Home pattern (sold by My Lazy Daisy), I pieced three house blocks. Fabrics were used from the Fat Free Smoothie and Cake packs. In order to fit above the charm grid, I cut two middle sashings at 1 ½” and two outer sashings at 1 ¾” from my background fabric (Photo 3). 

Finally, I attached the inner & outer borders and cornerstones. The inner border you set aside at the beginning goes on next. I cut this at 1 ½” and had plenty from my one fat quarter. My outer borders were cut from my remaining fat quarters at 3 ½”. My Fat Free Smoothie (fat quarters) in the Black Bubble Tea Flavor of the Month came with a cute mushroom focus fabric! I fussy cut the images and placed them as cornerstones in my outside border. Just remember, whatever size you cut your borders is the square size you cut your cornerstones. Mine were cut at 3 ½” square.

As a consultant and Select Daisy Shopper, I was able to purchase my matching backing and binding at $3 per yard! It’s easy to join for only $29.95! The benefits are incredible! (Photo 8). 
Photo 8
Have your favorite Longarm Quilter work her magic or quilt it yourself on your domestic machine. The construction of this project lends itself nicely to straight line quilting. Stitch in the ditch and then use some geometric shapes for the rest! I recommend using the Purple Vanishing Fabric Marker by Collins. It disappears with air and water. I’ve never had a problem with it not disappearing off any fabric!

Viola! A super cute Springtime in the Neighborhood wallhanging! (Photo 4) 
Photo 4
Close up shots of how I quilted my project. (Photos 5, 6 & 7)
Photo 5
Photo 6
Photo 7
One of the reasons I love this project is because you can make the cute 5x5 grid and then attach any scene to the top. I used houses but here are some more ideas I had: 

1. Piece two houses on both ends and then applique or quilt a last name between them and give as a house warming or wedding gift.
2. Make the project using the My Lazy Daisy Strawberry Lemonade, available in April, and applique some rabbits, chicks, and flowers at the top for Easter. This flavor of the month would also be cute for a little girls room with her name embroidered or appliqued on the top.
3. Piece your favorite quilt blocks in place of the houses. This project is simple and budget friendly so pick up your favorite Flavors today and get started. I know you’ll love it so much that you’ll want to make more than one! This would be a wonderful gift for that special someone on Mother’s Day! Enjoy & Happy Quilting!