In April 2014, I was finishing up a book proposal I’d started maybe 18 months prior. By the end of that month, it was in the hands of C&T Publishing’s acquisitions editor and less than two weeks* later received the exciting news that my proposal was officially going to be my second book: Modern Style for Girls: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing October 2015 Give your favorite girls the gift of endless wardrobe options! Best-selling… Read more »

10. My husband has completely forgotten how unavailable I was while writing my previous book. 9. Daughter’s nine hours of gymnastics each week equals prime writing time. 8. I finally cleaned my sewing room. Why should it stay that way? 7. The rest of my house needs to be cleaned. 6. My 30th high school reunion is creeping up and I need something to talk about. 5. Sleep is overrated. 4. Nothing motivates me quite like a deadline. 3. So. Many…. Read more »

I’ve recently added a new tool to the Craft Addict arsenal: a Silhouette Cameo. I think I’m in love. The Cameo plugs into your computer via USB and lets you send cutting files so you can make die cuts, decals and iron on elements. But it really can do so much more. There are pens that allow you to draw. And you can set it up to do what they call print and cut, which tells the Cameo to cut… Read more »

I have been working on this giveaway forever. Like, since I started working on Little Girls, Big Style. I have always loved hosting giveaways and this one is even more special to me for rather obvious reasons. And I’m especially excited to be taking part in Sew, Mama, Sew’s annual Giveaway Day (be sure to check out the link and see all the amazing blogs/shops taking part). Here’s what you’ll be winning from me: • An autographed copy of Little… Read more »

I’m bringing back Thankful for 30 this year. You can read all about it here. My MacBook is still at “the spa,” but I’ll add a Mr. Linky as soon as I can for those who want to participate. (blogging from my iPhone has challenges.) ETA: My MacBook is home! I feel like I’m back in touch with the world at large again, although I’m still trying to work out the kinks that sprouted from replacing the hard drive. Thanks… Read more »

I had no idea there were so many scrap addicts out there! One hundred comments on my little giveaway post, which is a record for my blog. Wow! Thank you all “sew” much for reading and commenting (and coming out of lurkdom). I am just overwhelmed, humbled, grateful. And I’m so happy to be able to spread a little love with my giveaway. I printed out 100 numbers to correspond with each comment (I’d have printed out the comments except… Read more »

I started saving my fabric scraps because other people made me feel guilty for tossing them out. They’re perfectly good pieces of fabric, I’ve been told. Plenty of life left in them. And that is why I now have 1-1/2 outdoor trash bags filled with scrap pieces of fabric. Know what I’ve done with them? Pretty much nothing. Instead, they are taking up space in my laundry room and life. I think y’all know what that means. Yes, I’m giving… Read more »

Where are you going to find time to answer all these questions?! Or better yet, did you have any idea when you started that you’d have 54 comments and counting on one post?! Isn’t blogging great? — Amy Well, Amy, I’ve spent the better part of today trying to compile all those questions into a single post so I can start working on answering them. With any luck, I’ll be able to answer the other 60-some questions before the end… Read more »