Giveaway!

Hey y’all!

Something pretty cool just happened over on my Facebook page.  It just went over 300 likes!

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Thank you!!

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Yesterday my Facebook page got to 100 likes!

(even though this morning it went back to 99…but didn’t show any dislikes…whatevs yo)

So that means it is giveaway time!

I’ll start my giveaway on Monday, so in case any of you want to get in on the fun (and possibly win this amazing bag!) then go give my page a like.  There are several ways to get entered in; since you’re reading my blog you’ve already got one entry down!  But, I mean, I have to make it a little more difficult than that, don’t I?  So, here’s all the ways you can get your name in the pot for Monday:

  • Like me on Facebook
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Subscribe to my blog (this is where you already have your foot in the door!)
  • Monday when I share the details of the giveaway on Facebook, like, share and comment on the status!  This one’s the most important.  Without this, no other entries will be considered!

 

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This is what we're going for here people!

Happy sewing everyone! I’m heading back to my sewing room to make one more bag!

One down, one to go, one on the way, three bags total!

As my instagram followers saw, I got my fabric Friday, and I got to work!!  I followed the video, and stopped for a taco bell run, but I finished the bag!  This one is going to my mom, but I’ve been “testing” it.  What, I don’t want to give my mom a bad bag!  I gotta make sure it works good! 😉

So here’s a breakdown (minus taco bell) of my Friday night in pictures.

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I was so excited I didn’t even take a picture of it still wrapped up!

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The strips sewn together (oh my goodness there’s bras on this bag, lord have mercy!)

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What I used for the lining, the pocket and the straps. So vibrant!!! So pretty!!!

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All finished! So happy! Oh and there’s me upside down in the door knob.

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close up view of the quilting (oh no there’s those bras again!)

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Yes, I’ve been rocking this since Saturday. I think I need one for myself.

It was so fun to make!  I did one thing different from the tutorial; I used felt instead of batting.  It was easier to work with and more sturdy. I really like it, and now someone I know is asking for a variation of this for a diaper bag!!  I’m thrilled!  And I have her fabric ordered (Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie and Aqua blue Kona solid) so now I wait til it comes in!!! (Fabric Friday anyone?!)

Until next time, happy sewing!

Giveaway Prize in the works!

I’m nearing the 100 likes mark on my Facebook page, and to celebrate I’m going to have a little giveaway.  I’ve thought about what I’m going to give away, and I’ve finally settled!  I’m making a quilted bag that has a breast cancer awareness theme.  My mom was diagnosed and beat breast cancer in 2012, and we lost my mom’s cousin to breast cancer, so it’s something very close to my heart.

I’m taking the pattern from the Missouri Quilt Company but I’m tweaking it so it’s a little smaller.  I’m going to be using this Think Pink collection from Riley Blake Designs for the outside, and a fun stripe pattern for the inside and pockets.  Remember, all you need to do is like my facebook page to get this ball rolling!  I’ve got 83 likes so far, so that’s just 17 more likes and then BAM!  Giveaway time!!!

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Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

P.S. I’m actually making 2 bags, one for the giveaway and one for my mom…but don’t tell her! 😉

Time to Bust out Wool Socks and Boots!

It’s snowing in Nashville this morning!  You must understand how much of a shock this is to me.  I’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The first time I saw snow I was 7 years old, and I didn’t see it again for over 10 years…once I moved to Greenville, South Carolina.  The first time I saw snow, it was “the blizzard of ’93” and it was magical.  My whole family made snow men.  We even made one that seemed to be 7 feet tall!  Keep in mind, I’m only 5’2″ now as a “fully grown adult” so I may have been only around 3 feet tall at the time…possibly.  Another fun note, it was in January or February when it snowed.  So here we are, it’s the second full week of November, and it’s snowing now?!  Completely ridiculous. *cough cough climate change*

In other news…I have been neglecting my sewing.  YES, I said it!  It’s been one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind things.  I cleaned up my sewing room before my mom came to town, and now it’s tidy in there…and I know once I get in there it’s just going to be a cluster-cuss of bits of thread and unrecognizable snippets of fabric.  But besides that, I got my Nintendo 3DS…and my husband convinced me to go ahead and play my new Pokemon X game.  Okay, believe it or not it took a lot more convincing than it should have.  Also, my husband and I joined The Y this weekend after much contemplation.  I went last night for my first Zumba class and oh my goodness.  I’ve never felt so rhythmically challenged.  But I muddled my way through it!  And it was a lot of fun!  I plan on going back on Wednesday.  I planned on going home and sewing once I finished Zumba last night, but once I got home I was starving (and sweaty and gross!)….and Jaws was on…so I didn’t really have a choice.  Chili dogs and beans were served.

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Ooooh….so shiny!

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Yes, tidy.

So since I am not going to work out today, I am determined to go into that sewing room and not come out until I finish up my little Superman quilt!  It is literally stitches away from being finished and it is so precious.  And it’s going to such a precious little guy, I need to get it finished already!  I spent a good portion of the day looking up “sewing inspiration” on Pinterest.  I wish it would have worked a little better…but I’m going to get in there tonight and get to business.  Heck maybe I’ll even get started on my Facebook Giveaway goody.  I have it in my head, I just need to get it going.

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Finish me please.

AND! (Yes even more news!)  I’m going to my first quilting guild meeting this weekend.  Is there anything I should be prepared to do or be prepared for?  Should I bring something?  They have a show and tell, but I’m nervous.  I’m generally nervous about going to new places and meeting new people.  Also I’m going to need to actually finish something up if I want to bring something to show and tell. *GASP* finish something?!  who does that?!

By the way, once I reach 100 likes on my Facebook page I’m having a giveaway, so if you don’t like it already, go ahead and get in the mix!

Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

Giveaway time!

I reached fifty likes on my Facebook page, and to celebrate I’m doing a giveaway!  I’m very excited and happy that I’ve made it this far!  I’m still working on fine tuning and perfecting my wares, so all the support is really great.

So let’s get to the fun stuff shall we?  I decided the first item for the giveaway will be a set of coasters.  Here is a batch I made last night and I will probably get to work on another set tonight.  I would give these away but I’m not too happy with my label.

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I think besides the label they turned out pretty great!  Incase you’re wondering, when I reach 100 likes I’m having another give away!  If you want in on the action there’s a link to my Facebook page in the top right corner!

Happy sewing everyone!