Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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394: qm spring 2010 amy butler loves her some Unicorn

Oh, Amy.

You can count on Amy Butler's booth to be fresh and beautiful.

And Amy herslef to be lovely, gracious and sweet.

She's also funny.

One of the days she was wearing a long necklace with big metal beads on it, which I commented on. (Just realized you can see it in that pic above, how convenient!)

She said, "It  makes a great cat toy."

She leaned over the table, allowing the necklace to rest on it and started batting at it with her hands is if she were a cat.

True story!

Oh, look who snuck into that picture.

Lovely mix of real and paper flowers:

 Pretty table display:

I want these leg warmers (cough, cough, Beth, cough):

Yup, Amy is now doing yarn and knit patterns with Rowan .

I mentioned wanting to take a picture of her with Unicorn and she said, "I would be honored. Can I cuddle with him?"

I said, "I wish you would. He might try to  make out with you, too."

She said she didn't think her husband would mind.

I thought he might rather like it, actually.



Reader Comments (11)

That is just such a sweet picture of Amy. She's so nice. Like you.
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpam
Boy, that unicorn sure did make his way around at Quilt Market, didn't he? Amy's booth looks amazing.Thanks for another great recap.
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Beautiful photos - and nice to know she's such a fun, down-to-earth gal too! And I think you HAVE to bribe Beth into making those for you - they are so cool!
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
Looks like the few minutes I caught Unicorn napping was the ONLY time during Market he wasn't trying to make out with someone!

I loved Amy's booth too. The really vibrant pictures and the simplicity of the displays really grabbed you (me), well, anyone actually, who looked. :) (clearly it's early and I need more coffee).

Cannot wait to hear about your trek across the pond...
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
Amy and her booth were fabulous although I was not lucky enough to see it with Unicorn.
Have a great trip and since you are getting to go there before me, be sure to come back and document it well.
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary on Lake Pulaski
KITS! Oh my! I so love Rowan already...this is over the top! I can so see you in those leg warmers...me, not so much. :(

I love your unicorn...I have plans for my own.
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica K
Always fun to come back & see more of your colourful pics & also your flirty unicorn in action !
June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXue
oh awsome! Now where would i get the pattern to make my own sweet unicorn? ;)
June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercllovegood
oh awsome! Now where would i get the pattern to make my own sweet unicorn? ;)
June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercllovegood
LOVE Amy's booth! Regarding the photos in the background...what are the models wearing on their legs? Are those patterned tights/stockings? How rad is that?! Love it with Amy's luscious patterns! Too cool!
June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDreaming Bear
I just hopped on over here from u-handbag, and I must say I'm in love with your blog. So cheery, so awesome. I'm going to come again and again! And I really wish I lived closer to Cape Cod--you're shop looks yum!!
June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

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