Amy Butler’s 5 Tips for Fitting Crafting into a Busy Schedule & A FABRIC GIVEAWAY!


Jaime and I have been day-dreaming about Amy Butler’s Rayon and Corduroy ever since we caressed it at Quilt Market so we are delighted to have her here today to share a peek with you and give some away to a lucky Prudent Baby reader!

Wonder how The Great A.B. gets it all done? Read on as Amy, herself, shares her own 5 tips for fitting crafting and being creative into a busy schedule

Take it away Amy!…

Thank you so much to the ladies of Prudent Baby for letting me stop by to chat with you all today! I have some sweet images of my new fabric substrates and some tips on fitting crafting and creative time into a busy schedule that I would love to share with you all.

Let’s get started with some inspirational images from my latest fashion fabrics. My Soul Blossoms Rayon and Corduroy are in stores now and the Voile and Organics are just around the corner! Have a look at these juicy shots and be sure to stop by your favorite quilt shop or online fabric store to get some of your own.



Fitting crafting and creative time into your already busy schedule can seem like an overwhelming task but with a few of my tips below you will be crafting in no time!
1 Set aside a block of time every day to your creative pursuit. It wont happen unless you carve the time out of your busy schedule.
2 A new project can be overwhelming if you only look at the outcome you want to reach; break your project down and get started working a little bit each day even if its only 10 minutes the project becomes more manageable.
3 Learning new skills and techniques is a great way to keep yourself going and you might find easier ways to accomplish your project.
4 If it stops being fun, do something else, even if it’s for a short respite.
5 With your passion and creativity, you can make anything happen. It’s all about loving what you do!

Bonus surprise time! To get you started on your crafting adventure we have put together an exciting giveaway. Leave a comment below to be entered to win some of my new fabric and a selection of sewing patterns! Giveaway closes at midnight, July 27th.

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Thank you so much to the lovely ladies here at Prudent Baby for having me join them today. I always love stopping by for a new dose of inspiration. Be sure to stop by the Chronicle Books blog tomorrow, July 21st to see some exciting news about my Corduroy fabrics and a free pattern for you!

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580 Comments

Lindsey

I love Amy Butler! Would love some of her fabric. It would probably give me the push I need to learn to make myself a skirt!

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Wifecon

I definitely need to work better at setting time aside for myself and crafting – it's just so hard sometimes with a 15-month old running around.

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J Henderson

Hmmm… The fabrics are so lovey that I may need to wait a short while before doing anything with them. Sometimes it's nice to simply surround yourself with beautiful things and be inspired by them!

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Lindsey

Great tips! I'm getting my kids used to my needing some crafty time while they're young (3 and 6 months). My daughter understands that this is time for her to do something fun for herself, too. 🙂 Can't wait till she's old enough to start sewing herself!

And thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

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Mummy Kim

i only discovered amy butler fabrics about a month ago and have been drooling ever since
mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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Jenelle

I can't wait to feel the rayon in person. I think I have some perfect patterns just waiting for something flowy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Eileen Chevalier

I found your blog in my search to see if anyone had posted regarding Amy's copy of a pattern from the book Fancy Designs From The 1920's. I find it highly ironic that the reason you post came up is that you say her fabrics are so original and no one can copy them. Hard morning for me. This must be how sports fans feel when they find out players are doping. I feel lied to and have lost my respect for both Amy Butler and the company who puts out her work.

It was an EXACT copy- only the colors were changed. Con Artist.

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