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2 12, 2009

Giveaway Day!

By |December 2nd, 2009|give away|514 Comments

Sew, Mama, Sew is busy again! They just finished up a month of Handmade Holidays, with daily posts full of tutorials and giveaways, and now they are hosting Giveaway Day! After you enter to win here, go spend the day signing up for as many giveaways as you possibly can. Maybe you […]

1 12, 2009

Video Post

By |December 1st, 2009|Music|6 Comments

I realized recently that I’ve barely mentioned music since I removed it from my sidebar over the summer! I’m still loving most anything Ingrid Michaelson produces, but a new favorite is Regina Spektor – take a listen –Her voice is beautiful, and the lyrics are captivating.Over the weekend Cynthia at Fabricworm produced a quick […]

30 11, 2009

Gift Ideas for Quilters

By |November 30th, 2009|random|22 Comments

I’ve got a nifty list of gift ides, dream products for quilters, and a few must have’s too!OLFA Rotary Circle CutterLarge Self-Healing Cutting Mat — Mine is on it’s last leg!Instant Design WallSuper Satchel Thread Box10 Yards Moda Muslin Bleached WhiteGingher 8-Inch Shears — I mostly use my rotary cutter, but having a great […]

27 11, 2009

Cath Kidston Love!

By |November 27th, 2009|Inspiration, Thankful|13 Comments

I love my blogging friends! Andrea found this while shopping and thought of me – it’s a Mending Kit in adorable Cath Kidston form! Thank you, Thank you Andrea!!Love all the colorful bits and there is a built in pin cushion.And how-to booklet to get started with.Also Cath Kidston related – I have […]

25 11, 2009

I Am Thankful : : 17

By |November 25th, 2009|Thankful|11 Comments

for — my family, they are crazy and fun making every day an adventure!- my blog friends, you all encourage me to keep going with my creative passions!- A warm and safe home.- good friends to celebrate with.- the inspiration I find everywhere!The list could keep going on and on, I am blessed beyond measure […]

24 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial: Squaring Fabric

By |November 24th, 2009|Tutorial|34 Comments

All the patterns say “Square Your Fabric” but what does it mean!? Often when it has been cut in a shop, it comes to you less than straight, and before you can easily use your rotary cutter you need to get a straight edge to work with!

This piece had some extra funky folds in it, […]

23 11, 2009

This Week

By |November 23rd, 2009|random|16 Comments

feels a bit hurried! And it’s just Monday morning – I don’t think that’s a good thing. I had fun over the weekend, out by myself shopping – I met Marie and Pamela down at Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe, and started Christmas shopping for my kids! I know – I […]

21 11, 2009

Books Suggested To Me – by You!

By |November 21st, 2009|books|36 Comments

You all are a bunch of readers! I asked and you recommended a lot of books. Now to find some time to read a few :)Here’s the list –The Time Traveler’s WifeThe Hunger GamesSomeplace to Be FlyingThe Lovely BonesThe Story of Edgar SawtelleHave a New Husband by FridayWater for ElephantsDown the Common: A […]

20 11, 2009

Links for you!

By |November 20th, 2009|give away, sew-n-tell|7 Comments

I have a few links that you must visit -1 – A giveaway! Penny has amassed a great giveaway, I don’t want to spoil the surprise – but it’s good! And if you haven’t signed in on the petition to reprint flea market fancy, you can do that at the same time […]

19 11, 2009

Basics Tutorial : Unpicking Stitches

By |November 19th, 2009|Tutorial|27 Comments

In our discussion last week tutorials about some of the basics were suggested. And after yesterday’s post this seemed like the perfect place to start! I don’t remember learning this, I’m guessing it was learned as girl and has been ingrained since. (I learned to sew garments at 10)On the wrong […]

18 11, 2009

How many times . . .

By |November 18th, 2009|sewing|61 Comments

are you willing to take a seam out and re-sew it? As I sat at my machine taking a seam out for the third time today, I got to thinking – am I the only one that does this? I’m guessing probably not, but I have referred to myself as “anal Amy” on […]

17 11, 2009

Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

By |November 17th, 2009|give away, review|58 Comments

I’m excited to have a chance to review Saving Sammy, by Beth Maloney for TLC Book Tours. While the content is serious, the book is well written and a real page turner!From TLC Book Tours –“Sammy’s mother, Beth, already coping with the overwhelming responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle […]