Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I feel like a dormant seedling right now. Just working about under this snow cover. This winter has been full of reconnecting with family and trudging forward. The moment we have waited for arrives with the Early Spring Edition of Country Gardens Magazine. Check out the fun project to put together for your garden this year. Grab a cup of tea and dream of Spring with me.
Don't forget about the winter garden of fabric at Fern Hill. I have been working on some new fun displays bringing some of the fabric downstairs. So now you can get all of your wheels turning. Wishing you a peaceful January.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What an amazing photo layout from Quilt Trends Magazine!

The quilt is perfect there... we're moving in!
A BIG Thank you to the gang at Quilt Trends (the magazine formerly known as Fabric Trends)! This is such a great look! Like Mad Men meets color! Go out and get the magazine today- as usual it is filled with innovation! Peace.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This was left over marketing foam core. The actual book is wonderful :-)

An old picture frame 

Measure twice, cut once

A little Mod Podge Shimmer for the Holidays

Mix with water

Apply your fabric to the recycled foam core and voila!

This is a fun easy project to throw together in about 30 minutes.  Keep watching for more exciting projects from Stephanie Brandenburg Studios!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Please make a point to stop into Henry's Market in Homestead, IA. We are putting the final touches on a beautiful gazebo style garden shed. But we are having some negative feedback and would appreciate your support. This is a temporary structure so it won't be there for long. Just enough to promote this beautiful area, natural Iowa food from local growers, and to elevate awareness of the historical area.
Thanks to everyone who have already supported this amazing project. ;-) May there be much love and slow food in your life

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I got home from Quilt Market/Festival in Houston, yesterday. Debuting Flower Bomb and Jardiniere at Market and then moving on to Festival! We were all so exhausted. It was so wonderful to have the support for Daydreams II, Earth Elements, Human Element, Wildwood and everything!!! I couldn't believe the energy! But when I got home I peered into the studio and started crying... Joey Glass (my constant angel)- and my husband Marc (my best friend) cleaned out my whole studio! It is like paradise- I can't wait to sew and paint... Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Running in the dark this morning under an almost full moon-How glorious to finally get up and get going.
Exciting new designs are on their way jumping out of my head and landing everywhere. It seems I can't paint fast enough. I am also stewing on some original quilt designs that needed to be done yesterday. Yesterday...

I'll keep you posted more regularly on new designs. My daughter Paige MacKenzie helped me redo my blog. She is pretty gifted with the graphics. And I always love stealing flowers from Joe Glass ;-)
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nitty Gritty

Liam added blue paint to my palette because he wanted to make it "look better"

AWESOME Rock Pillows designed by me and brought to reality by the so talented Megan Bracy!

The saga of the cool digs...

I am the Iron Goddess ;-)

She is looking good... all dressed up-

I want to put something out there that is real. It is not always pretty and wrapped up in brown paper packages.  Life is stressful, but I know I am blessed. My children are all healthy. My work is exhausting, but worth it. Sometimes when I am in the middle of a painting I feel like a ghost. I do the tasks that need to be done like make chicken noodle soup, clean most of the house, try to get the bird's nest out of the fireplace vent thingy, pick up Leemie bop from school, deal with college financial needs- but I float through it while I am painting so of course then I feel guilty about that. Like I'm sorry that I am not all there, that I am just a hologram. ;-)
I finally get to a place where I want to be and the rug is pulled out from under me. Don't ever give up. Demand more especially now and if you are truly an artist then buy art fabric. Art is just a common expression, a translation of emotion- whatever that emotion may be. But I believe in that. I believe in the expression of true hand done art- in our schools, for our children as well as our own spirits we owe it to ourselves not to settle. Support the translation in whatever language it may be written. Peace.