Have you seen Shelly Stokes’ stunning Margo Bag?

Question: What do you get when Shelly Stokes combines Safari Design Magic Stencils, Paintstiks & the Lazy Girl Margo pattern?

Answer: This simply spectacular, stunning Margo Bag.

Shelly created the stunning fabric for this beautiful Margo while writing her new Design Magic book. The book arrived just prior to Spring Market this year (2010) and Shelly says:

“Once the book arrived and everything was packed, I decided to take a few hours to make something special for myself using the cover fabric from the book. I’ve already worn out the Primrose tote that started my Design Magic adventure, so I decided to make the new Margo bag from my good friend Joan Hawley at Lazy Girl Designs.”

Click here to read Shelly’s review of Margo and more about Design Magic book & Design Magic Safari stencils on the Cedar Canyon Textiles blog.

Shiva Paintstiks are AWESOME – Cedar Canyon Textiles Booth at Quilt Market 2008

Shelly Stokes doing a demo
Shelly Stokes doing a demo

I admit it, I love, love, LOVE Shiva Paintstiks. I mean, what’s not to love about color and texture on fabric?  The options are virtually endless!  And the new Bosa Nova Bag pattern samples were exquisite!

Here are a few pics for you to enjoy from the Cedar Canyon Textiles Booth at Houston Quilt Market 2008.
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Here’s Shelly in the booth showing us how it’s done.

Here are some of the stunning Bosa Nova Bag samples all stitched up and pretty!

Notice the pack of LazyGirl HandyTabs - HandyTabs are used to make this gorgeous bag
Notice the pack of LazyGirl HandyTabs - HandyTabs are used to make this gorgeous bag

A very pretty Bosa Nova Bag!
A very pretty Bosa Nova Bag!

More spectacular samples!

SAVE on Shiva Paintstiks and Accessories (rubbing plates, brushes, related books, dvd, patterns, and more)– they’re available at SewThankful.

Don’t wrap gifts in paper this holiday season, Bosa Nova Bag ’em

I’m so excited about the NEW Bosa Nova Bag pattern by Shelly Stokes for Cedar Canyon Textiles — of Shiva Paintstik fame.


Bosa Nova Bags is a gift bag pattern in 3 sizes. These adorable and absolutely delightful bags are featured on the back
cover of the October Quilting Arts.

Full color fold-out pattern has step-by-step photos and instructions for bags in 3 sizes as well as tips for making custom-size bags.

The pattern uses LazyGirl HandyTabs to create a unique carrier for the bag’s ties. This is an exceptionally ingenious idea!

Receiving a gift wrapped in a Bosa Nova Bag is like getting a double-gift.  The beautiful bag can be re-used for years and keeps paper out of landfills.

The Bosa Nova Bags pattern is available for order from SewThankful.com – click here to take a closer look.

Lazy Girl Designs + Shiva Paintstiks = Omagosh…WOW!

This past Fall, Shelly Stokes of Cedar Canyon Textiles asked her friends in the DIVAS quilt group to make some sewn “samples’ showcasing fabric embellished with
Shiva Paintstik rubbings.

The group utilized a variety of Lazy Girl Designs patterns.

The results are absolutely STUNNING!  Click here to take a look (opens a new window) and be sure to scroll all the way down.