Monday, November 23, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Awesome Blog Give Away!


Is the blog of the month. They're having a contest where you can win a personalized print, and they're darling! I follow her on Twitter, and love to see what she creates. Not only that, she live in France. How cool is that? Here's a peek of her work....

So cute! If you head over to the http://www.boulieblog.com/ , you can vote on how you would like to download the cute image bellow. She also has some other really cool freebies, like embroidery patterns, scrapbook papers and paper dolls. Now I'm really getting in the mood for Christmas:)





Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sew...Sew...Sew...

WHEW! It's taking forever to get the motivation to get sewing again! I am trying my best to make it a "Handmade" Christmas gift year. I usually do part of my gifts handmade i.e. I machine embroider names on blankets, towels, aprons....But this year, for friends and family, I'm going all the way! Let's see how long this lasts.....Anyhow, I came across this awesome bag pattern from http://twopeasinapoddesigns.wordpress.com.

It's so cute, AND it sews up in 3 hours or less! Wahoo! I can't wait to try it! The pattern also comes with a mini size, so I can sew one up for Emma! BONUS:). Well off to sew... Oh and I almost forgot! WWC is having a big blog contest. Go check it out for some prizes! The contest ends tomorrow @ midnight, so hurry and get your comment in. While you're there, check out the post on Amy Flynn. She is the very talented artist behind Fobots. Comment on her post for a chance to win a signed Fobots calendar. BTW: If you're an Anthropologie fan, (and who isn't!) Amy's Fobots are featured in the Christmas catalog! Check it out here...http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/category.jsp?popId=HOME&navAction=middle&navCount=15&isSortBy=true&pushId=HOME-ROOM&id=HOME-ROOM-OBJECTS Ok. Now I'm REALLY off to sew!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Here's Emma Jayne as Witch number two. Yes, this is the second time she's been a Witch (http://paigehill.blogspot.com/2008/03/emma-jaynes-halloween-costumes_02.html#links). Not the same costume, mind you. But a Witch non the less. I REALLY wanted her to be Cinderella. Had the perfect pattern all ready to go. When I showed it to her, she said "No Mom, I really want to be a Witch". "But Emma", I begged, "Wouldn't you RATHER be a princess?". She wouldn't budge, and no amount of cajoling was going to change her mind. Luckily, my friend Patty Young of www.modkiddesigns.com sent me a really cute pattern that I was excited to try. I also had a bunch of fabric left over from the first Witch, so I set to work on Witch #2. Patty's pattern (called Emma, appropriately enough!), was one of the easiest patterns I have ever used. The directions were very easy to follow, and the sizing was spot on. The pattern even included a little purse because, let's face it, every little girl needs a matching purse! Thanks Patty for making my second little Witch costume easy as pie and cute as a button:).

ETA: Forgot to mention that after I had all of the pieces cut out, Emma marched up to my sewing room and announced "I think I want to be a Princess now". Not this time little missy:). I pulled out the picture of the pattern and told her "Look, it's a Princess WITCH"....."Oh. Ok Mom". A "Princess" Witch it was....