Friday, June 17, 2011

Feature You Friday: Barabooboo Designs

Good morning StitchStealers!

So, who is liking the owl trend in crafting and sewing? I see these sweet little birds all over the place these days - scrapbooking, cards, and many a pillow or stuffed animal.  I have to say that I am a sucker for the little guys. Today’s feature is a fellow StitchStealer, Michelle, who also has a soft spot in her heart for owls.

Michelle has been sewing since the tender age of five (kudos to her mom for teaching her!). She started studying fine at University, but after a sudden death in the family, she found her desire to paint, draw, sculpt and write had waned. She changed paths and moved into a floral design program and then spent many years as a floral designer. Three years ago she left behind that creative outlet and began a new venture as stay-at-home mom. We all know that the creative itch never goes away, so Michelle began to sew – mostly quilts, but also bags, clothes, pillows, among other things. With all of that sewing, she decided to sell some of the extras, and her Etsy shop, Barabooboo was born.  Michelle takes custom requests for her ADORABLE owl quilts at her Etsy shop.  Some of the Riley Blake fabrics she "stole" from StitchSteals are even beginning to show up in her work.

Here are some of her latest creations (and the last photo is a shirt she designed for the Riley Blake Apparel Contest):

Be sure to take a look at her Etsy store, Barabooboo, or visit her on Facebook to see more of these quilts. Thanks for sharing Michelle!

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to check out today’s StitchSteal!

Would you like to be featured on a future “Feature You Friday”? It’s a great way to show off your skills, share your talents, or promote a business, blog or cause that’s dear to you. All you need to do is send us a photo (or photos) of a project to the StitchSteals blog at If you are chosen, your work (and links) will be seen by all of our StitchSteals Blog readers and Facebook fans. Submit your photos today – we can’t wait to see what you have come up with!

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