Friday, April 8, 2016

:: those wonderful little Frivols...



Today were celebrating!
. . . Celebrating all the fun little frivolous things that are a part of our lives.
Have you ever thought about the small things that you like to do or surround yourself with ... just because they make you happy?

The wonderful, creative folks at Moda did that for all of us this past year with those sweet Frivols kits in those adorable Frivols tins! I was honored that my Windermere line was featured in the #4 'Frivols
 tin... with a wonderful quilt designed by Moda's own Carrie Nelson called 'Lakeland'.




So, as the year of Frivols is quickly coming to an end... we are wondering... what are the fun little frivolous things that we do... ??? For me it's this...



Every two weeks or so, I find myself drawn to a local flower stand & can't help but bring home a bunch of pretty flowers. They just make me smile every time I walk by them. They are the little frivolous thing I've been doing... just because!

So... is there something that you have found that you are doing that is a little frivolous?

Share it in the comments below & you will be entered to win my Frivols tin!

Hope you have a wonderfully frivolous day!

Bren


120 comments:

Mary said...

Love your Frivols. Congratulations! Your fabric line is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win.

Mary

paulette said...

Frivolous? Who me? Yes, I like to indulge myself in 'a little' thrifting and Garage Saling...just a wee bit! :o)) Hey, that's my story and I'm sticking with it!! Thanks for the chance!
Have a great weekend!
P

Kim said...

Love the idea of fresh flowers in the house for something frivolous to do! A frivolous thing I love to do is get a warm cup of coffee and a new charm or mini charm packet and dream of what to make it! ����

CathyB said...

I love to wander through antique shops and imagine the people who owned the items before and what their lives were like. I love these frivols tins. They are the cutest thing ever!

Mary Jane Link said...

Funny, I love fresh flowers also, they brighten my thoughts each time I pass them. The other little thing I do for myself is to fold my fabrics and dream about what each collection will be "someday" I love your Frivol (and all of your collections). Thank you for brightening my day

Hildy said...

I love fresh flowers and to stroll to the market stands and look at them and buy a few is my frivolous includence. Taht and browsing the fabrics in my LQS;-)

Terrie said...

I hate to admit it, but its definately chocolate for me. I have a candy dish for every season and I manage to find an excuse to fill one up quite often .... I do share it with the kids though :) Love love love your fabric !!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some :)!!!!

Michele said...

I watch some silly show on TV or catch a movie I've never seen on Amazon Prime. And have a little snack of course!

Linda said...

HELLO,love your blog+designs! Frivolous is playing in the new grass with your kitten! Love all your fabrics so very much! Thanks for a sweet giveaway!msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Ashley P. said...

I love fresh flowers but I love fabric more. XD I tend to buy fabrics more for my stash than for a certain project. So I guess that's one of my frivolous things ;)

Clare said...

I think these tins are a wonderful idea. A small part of your lovely fabrics and a little project to do. Plus a could be a speacial gift for a friend. Happy Stitching.

Renea said...

Not sure if my first comment went through. Can you please let me know if it did? Thanks

Renea said...

These little boxes are sew cute. I just love them. I can't resist jelly beans right now (maybe it is because Easter was just here). Thanks for the cute giveaway.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I just made a frivolous purchase of some sweet floral tins--not as cute as a Frivol, because they don't have that little window, but just because!

Jenny said...

I love flowers also and almost always have some in the house. Another thing I love to do is collect old books. I love to read and browsing through the antique store and finding wonderful books is a lovely afternoon for me :) Thanks for the chance to win...these tins are just precious!

tammik said...

I'm a quilter - other people, non quilters - think petting our quilt fabric is frivolas? . Lover yours, such a soft, comfortable, curl up and nap look to it! Thank you for the chance to try one!

Terry Gore said...

I think collecting beautiful Moda fabric is a little bit frivolous and I would love to add your frivol to that collection.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle Cole said...

My frivolous moments would be having tea in a tea house. Makes me feel special. Thanks for the frivolous fun!

Michelle Cole said...

My frivolous moments would be having tea in a tea house. Makes me feel special. Thanks for the frivolous fun!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

I drink my iced tea out of a stemmed glass. It just makes me happy :-)
I just love these frivol tins!

Susan Smith said...

I'm not by nature a frivolous person but I am really trying to be more frivolous, esp with my 6 yr old as I know how quickly these years go by. I'm treasuring every moment! This is such a lovely line! I thoroughly enjoyed sewing with it for the All in a Row quilt along! Such sweet, happy colors!

Joanne Robson said...

Fresh flowers in a pretty jug, that's my frivolous moment! That and buying fabric ��

Elaine Thurston said...

My frivolous moment is a coffee and five minutes with a quilting magazine in order to dream of the next project.....! I am currently making a map of the British Isles with Ambleside and have Windermere in the wings - can't wait for the next collection!!

Kathy said...

Collecting thimbles is my frivolous hobby. Fabric and quilting is my passion. Your fabric line is beautiful! Thank you...๐ŸŒป

Karen said...

I love going to dinner with my husband. I love having the just us two moments.

Jayne said...

My frivolous hobby is collecting sea glass. The good part is to do it one needs to travel to a beach. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynn said...

Fresh flowers has been my frivolous habit lately, next would be collectin fat quarters :0)

anita said...

I, too, love fresh flowers, and whenever I am shopping at Trader Joe's I can't help but to splurge on a couple of bouquets!

kathiquilts said...

A little bit of frivolity is the ingredient that makes life sweet - like eating dessert first or turning on some music and dancing or making time to visit a favorite shop.

nycjoan said...

Every now and then, I buy specialty coffee for my home. Bring the fresh beans home and grind them, just because I love the aroma. The coffee is good too, but there is just something special about the s elk of freshly ground beans. Frivolous, yes- but if you don't stop to smell the coffee beans (or the roses if you prefer!), life is just a little glum!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It might be frivolous but I am making two baby quilts for my granddaughter due to arrive any day. It's my only daughter and this will probably be the last grandchild - a wonderful granddaughter. Time to be frivolous!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Flowers are always a little frivolous since they seem to die so quickly yet cost so much....but one must indulge every so often! :)
Thanks for the chance to win! ~Heather

lillilycutie said...

The buying of fabric and wool is my favorite frivolous thing to do. Love when the packages come in the mail. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway and love Windermere.

Edna said...

Buying fabric and wool is my favorite frivolous thing to do and then waiting for the packages to arrive in the mail. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. Love Windermere.

Jo Ann said...

Love the frivols and there cute containers. Thank you for a chance to win a giveaway.

katyquilts.net said...

I love a day of staying in my pajamas all day, sewing and drinking coffee! Love your fabrics!

sew4given (at) aol (dot) com

K Cotton said...

When I find the delicious pastries, I have to buy whether I am hungry or not, I bring them home and enjoy with a cup of tea. Sometimes I have to force myself not to walk near bakery. I also love fabrics, as you know me. I love charm packs, small projects, tins, and a little surprise. Who came up with this Frivols? It has all I love and can't resist to buy it if it's in front of me!

Bonnie S said...

I've been a little frivolous with fabric purchases recently - a 1/2 yard of a vintage print in NYC, a jelly roll from the moda bee line, and a few others!! Now to find a few patterns!

Bonnie S said...

Not sure if my first post went through :-/ frivolous with fabric purchases!!

Kathy said...

My frivolous moment is reading my book in the middle of the day.

Jane Lee said...

Usually buying a little fabric that I love, but have no plan for is my frivol, but I just brought home a beautiful new clematis... :)

Gemma Nesbitt said...

Magazines, cream cakes.... And fabric :-) x

Rhonda said...

Spending time at my sewing machine is frivolous time for me!

amylynne said...

I love buying any kind of fabric....especially getting little packages in the mail.....๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for the chance to win!

thehobbycollector said...

Taking my kids out for ice cream... just because!

Alana said...

Just bought my first Frivol today after having discovered them this past week!!! My Frivol is plants for my flower garden!!!

Laura said...

The Frivols are an amazing idea: such a lovely way to to get to play with new fabrics. That's not frivolous , is it? I absolutely adore your fabric lines!!! Thanks for the chance.

Karen said...

My frivolous indulgence would be going to the Friends of the Library at my library and buying a new book or two even though I have a whole bookcase. I just love books! Or maybe spending some frivolous time looking at vintage linens on Etsy! Something that would not be frivolous though would be creating your beautiful quilt if I won this Frivols. P.S. I like the idea of buying flowers and may have to do that someday.

Chrissie Wunderlich said...

I am sensible to a fault except when it comes to fabric. I am beyond frivolous, but I adore each and every piece in my stash!

Caro said...

I have a fondness for vintage sewing machines!! Lovely fabric collection.

anita said...

Such a pretty collection! My big frivolous splurge lately has been fabric! I can't get enough of it! And I must have your latest collection!!!

Isabelle said...

Buying fabric is a frivolous thing for me these days, but I still love it!

Katie said...

I like to load my online carts with fabric and dream :).

theresa henderson said...

Buying keds I love keds and converse and knock off keds, the kind you get at kmart payless etc.... I would love so many more.

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theresa henderson said...

I love buying keds. Converse and any type of sneakers like that. I would love 1 for each outfit

Linda Cates said...

I'm planting impatiens everywhere there is shade!! Love your fabric!

katybee said...

In northern New England spring is very slow to arrive. first we have our fifth season - mud - to endure. At this time of year especially when it feels as if things should be turning green but instead everything is brown, brown, brown, flowers are my indulgence. The spring flowers I wish we were seeing - daffodils and tulips especially. I have lovely orangey-red tulips tipped with yellow in the kitchen right now.

Perry said...

Great kit and beautiful fabric. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of them

Joanne O'H said...

A nice cup of coffee and a good book in a quiet corner of our house where you can see the beautiful view of trees. Bliss!

Sandra O'Sullivan said...

It has t be going for coffee and a slice of cake with my teens it gives us a chance to catch up on things that they forgot to tell me during the busy week!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous fabric. Cool idea

Linda said...

I love to buy flowers also!!! ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’

Chelle (Dana) said...

I love to go the Crafter's Mall that we have in town. Just love to get inspiration of all of the vintage things they have and the little vignet's they have set up. Other than that, it's looking at wonderful fabrics and being inspired to create some beautiful quilts.

Dawn Tidd said...

Fabrics and papers & stamps,,,at the moment! Love these sweet fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Stephanie Hamrick said...

I finally got a job that isn't picky about how I wear my hair. So I bleached out my chocolate brown hair and have been wearing it in crazy rainbow colors. Right now it's pink!

Stephanie said...

Love spring flowers

janequiltsslowly said...

Sometimes I think leaving blog comments and hoping to win a great prize is frivolous but I enjoy the time spent thinking of what I would do if I won . . . Until the winner is announced. ;)

Katie said...

Love your sweet fabrics! I would enjoy sewing with them in your Frivols box and pattern! Yummy!

Leslie Smith said...

I absolutely love your fabric! I've been searching for something to start my Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt and this is right up my alley! Which brings me to my frivolous thing - buying fabric!! I think all of us quilters agree, you just can't get enough of it :-). How exciting to be able to make up your own Frivol! Thank you for your generosity in giving away such a neat gift!

Brynne said...

Buying fabric that's pretty "just because" is my most frequent way to be frivolous. :)

French Teacher said...

Special creamers and a good book.

Jamye Wilson said...

Frivolous, that would be working for my mom to earn extra money but spending it on fabric! Hubby knows seeing comes first lol! At least I've found a way to support my habit! Would love to win a tin, thanks for sharing even if I'm not the winner.

suzanne wassil said...

Love, Love, Love Windemere. The colors are so soft they remind me of a warm hug. Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win your frivols tin.

suzanne wassil said...

Love, love, love the Windermere line. The colors are so soft they remind me of a warm hug. Thank-you for your generosity and the chance to win your Frivols tin.

Rachel Ricks said...

My frivolous thing for the day was a warm brownie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream with good company. We even talked about our quilts and fabric stashes. It's been a great day. Ps. I LOVE your color choices! So very beautiful.

Michelle said...

I've been trying to find more "frivolous" quilting time!! :). Thanks for a chance to win!

JKW said...

I'm reading about sewing and quilting instead of cleaning, or sewing or quilting ☺

JKW said...

I'm reading about sewing and quilting instead of cleaning, or sewing or quilting ☺

Havtussa said...

A very nice blog and love to indulge in flowers too. Roses or sunflowers. I indulge in picking beautiful stones from the beach or up in the mountains. I put them in my windows or keep rhem as deciration on my table next to a flower areangement or a candle :-) Thank you for making life exhiting with this give away.

kbo said...

Creating art quilts instead of housework is my frivolous. I guess I'm daily dosing in frivolity.

Christel Janz said...

I feel frivolous every time I buy fabric (that I don't need) to add to my stash. More fabric is coming in than going out!! I love the tins! Thank you for the chance to win!

Susan Ikin said...

Fresh flowers sooth my heart, and if I can't buy any, I will cut branches of leaves and put them in a vase to give me the same feeling. One frivolous thing I do is buy magazines just to admire the pics knowing I will probably never make the things I admire.

lynda sponenburgh said...

It may sound "frivolous".... but I love browsing quilt sites for inspiration! Your Frivol is soooo sweet! I love the colors and design! I promise to give it a very good home!!

Jo Ann said...

Love your Frivol. Beautiful photo. Thank you for this great giveaway.๐Ÿ˜Š

Barbie Z said...

I love this line and have quite a bit of it now but would love more. My recent "frivolous" treat is that I don't second guess myself and buy sweet floral fabrics when I find new ones that I love.

Anita said...

Frivolously ignoring housework and gardening today! Beautiful fabric! ❤️

Judy Zoll said...

Adding to a stash that needs no additions is a bit frivolous, but it sure makes me happy! Thanks for a chance at your beautiful frivol.

Lynn S said...

Your fabric lines are always so stunning! I have a frivolous habit of finding interesting sewing notions. Gizmos and gadgets! Things that love to fit in little sewing tins!

Shelley said...

Gosh buying anything for myself is so hard sometimes but flowers and fabric are my favorite splurges! I adore your fabric lines and can't wait to make something with all 3 lines soon!

June Smith said...

I am frivolous when buying fabric! I love your fabric & pattern!

moosecraft said...

Well... now that you mention it, it will be flower season soon. But, until then, a frivolous thing I've been doing in painting my nails with those beautiful new shades that are showing up in stores... the light blue, light green, butter yellow and cotton candy pink :-) Those colors simply make me happy! Love you fabric line and would be very happy to have a chance to win your frivol!

Judy1522 said...

I love the Frivols Kits. Probably the most frivolous thing that I do is keep adding to my fabric stash instead of using what I have.

Marie Atkinson said...

Buying fabric and patterns is my frivolous thing❤️

Elin said...

A frivolous thing I love to do - when I have just an minute or two - is checking on instragram and see all the pretty and cute things on there and then I can dream of all the projects I want to get started on when I have the time.

Katherine Pliska said...

Mine is thrifting and buying up fat quarters on sale, i go a bit crazy hehe. Love your site!

Marina said...

Love your frivols but very little frivolous indeed...

Belves said...

I used to get flowers to cheer up our little apartment, but now in my country farmhouse with my own craft room, my frivolous purchases are all fabric!! Love your fabric lines ๐Ÿ˜

Kim Courtright said...

My frivolous moments happen in a quilt shop. Love these Frivols. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Elaine K said...

I'm learning to embroider! It's only frivolous because I'm neglecting all the fabric I've bought for quilting! ��

jeifner said...

Making chocolate chocolate chip molasses cookies. So rich and delicious and a bit frivolous

Michele T said...

Beautiful flowers and your Frivols collection is sweet!!! As for frivolous activities... I enjoy getting inspiration from Pinterest!! Thanks for the chance!!

Sharon Tucker said...

I'm not very frivolous so nothing to add but would love to win this tin!!

Carol said...

Love your fabric and would love to win your Frivols tin!

Carol said...

Love your fabric and would love to win your Frivols tin!

Janie said...

Quilting is my weakness. Your fabrics are lovely. So is your blog. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

I love frivolous flowers

tammyhuffaker said...

Frivolous? Well, I did buy an espresso machine so I can froth my lattรฉ milk! ��

Chris said...

Such sweet fabric!! My frivolous thing is buying seasonal peanut M&Ms to display in my candy dish on my birthday. So whenever the grandchildren come over they see a new color of M&ms that they are allowed to snack on when they're at Mimi's house !!( and I sometime snack on them with the grands!) ๐Ÿ˜Š

Lamse said...

I love surrounding myself with scents. Fresh flowers, oil diffusers, and soy candles in beautiful jars. It feels indulgent and frivolous. I enjoy the flickering flames in the evening.

Cheryl said...

Oh I love this quilt!!! I keep resisting the urge to buy it at my local quilt shop!! Would love to win!!!

senorabean said...

Frivolous fun splashing in the rain in AZ with the kiddos! Gotta love it when we have a cloudy wet day in the desert....

Love the fun vintage feel of your pretty fabric! Loving the fun Frivols tins!

Regina said...

I have been treating myself to expensive lip balm and has lotion. I justify it by saying the size is small and I just love the feeling of being pampered when I use them.

Tracine Charest said...

I love my little tins of Frivols. I once a month or so buy a prennual plant for my yard
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Allison Evrard said...

I too love flowers and gardening. But my most frivolous time is spent playing the piano. I do it just for me.

Lizzi Droege said...

๐Ÿ˜love

Sarah@123quilt said...

I've been buying flowers too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cathy Calloway said...

Lovely frivol tin! Would be awesome to try it.

Anna @FreshDewDrops said...

Frivolous for me is buying charm packs or mini charms with absolutely no plan : )

toby said...

I bought Frivol tin #4 w the Lakeland quilt you designed & Windemere fabrics. I've bought my background, backing & trim fabrics too so I'm ready to get started. Quick question about the pressing directions. When constructing the flying geese (section 1) the directions are to press seams toward the "background fabric" which is a light/white fabric per the design. Is that correct? Don't we usually press seams toward the dark fabric? (Which would be toward the Windermere fabrics in the tin.) Thanks for your answer before I begin sewing.

little acorns said...

This response is for Toby.... hi Toby, actually Carrie Nelson designed all of the cute quilts for the Frivol tins... & so I would assume that she probably has the pressing instructions that way so that there is not too much bulk then the flying geese are all sewn together. You are right, that usually we do try to press to the darker fabric when able, but sometimes, the pressing works out better when things are pressed to a lighter side. Hope you have fun making your Frivol quilt! xo, Bren

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