Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family Cookout with Kallie's Cotton

Family Cookout with Kallie's Cotton:

Snowflake: We are continuing our outdoor theme this week with our 'Family Cookout Party'! Let's check-in with our roaming reporter and see who is in the Spotlight!

Sunshine: Potato salad, hamburger, lemonade, ice cream and ants....bring them along to our family cookout party and craft show.
Kallie's Cotton is our featured member in this week's online craft show event. Kallie is a Mother and Grandmother from Oklahoma...let's find out more about her handmade items in this interview....

1. What do you like best about running your Etsy shop?
 The freedom to explore and make the things I love to make and share with others.

2. How long have you been in Business and what caused you to open your shop?
 I have been on Etsy for one year, but I have sewn for the public for 30 years.

3. Where can folks find you online?

4. Please share a DIY craft project with our readers.
 I will share how to make a TuTu fabric baby Skirt.
First cut a strip of fabric 9" x the width of fabric around 44", cut the side of fabric in half to make two pieces.

put right sides together, with outsides showing.

Sew side seams, then finish seams.

Finish top and bottom of the skirt edges, on the top make a 1" casing, sew the casing leaving a 2" opening for elastic. 

Next insert a 17" piece of elastic inside the casing, sew the ends of elastic together when you make the full circle of the casing on the skirt.

Sew the opening closed,

Put a shirt tail hem in the bottom.

 You're done Enjoy!

5. Please share a giveaway with our readers.
I will be giving away to one lucky blog shopper a pair of mini hot pads.

6. Please share a special just for our blog readers.
Special use coupon code Blog10 for a 10% discount at http://kalliescotton.etsy.com

Snowflake: What new at the co-op Sunshine?

Sunshine: Glad you asked Snowflake...the Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op Etsy team is working hard on the July sampler bag with over 10 shops contributing beautiful samples with a fun family summer theme.

Each sampler box will be filled to the brim with handmade samples. Here is a preview of the shops that will be in the bag. Feel free to visit them in our Sunshine Market Place to get an idea of the fabulous items that will be in our Family Summer Sampler Bag!

* Sunshine Sisters
* Country Cents
* Reflections of Kayla
* Jeanpatch by MK
* Vintage 50s Treasures
* Creative Designs
* Creative Craft Supplies
* Kallie's Cotton
* CJW Designs
* Dala Designs

Snowflake: Thanks for that preview of the July Family Summer sampler bag. Be sure to check the Sunshine Newsletter on the home page of the website for more great co-op news.

Join the 'Buyer Club' and shop with the specials listed on the members only page with our Sunshine Market Place shops.

Get free downloads to use each month for your craft projects or use as incentives for your customer's.

Eco-Gift Sampler bags are available on our website. We are down to just a few so hurry and get one before they are all gone!

The school year is almost over, why not give a sampler bag to your child's teacher to show them how much you appreciate their dedication to education.

There you have if folks, another great week of activities here at the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op blog.

Tune in next week to see who our featured member will be.

Same co-op time! Same co-op blog!!


  1. Posted this great post on my Jeanpatch blog and my Facebook and twitter pages!

    Thanks for the great DIY project Kallie!

  2. The winner of our contest is:

    Joanna of Country Cents, Congrats!

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