As cool as it is to have a book of my own, I have to admit that I probably squealed even louder when my contributor copy of Sewn Hats arrived on my doorstep. There’s just something incredibly fun about seeing your name alongside those of some of your favorite sewing friends. It’s kind of like those old Mickey Rooney movies when all the kids got together to put on a show. Carla Crim aka The Scientific Seamstress may just be… Read more »

I’m honored to kick off Bari J.‘s Inspired to Sew blog tour today. Her new book is a beautiful work filled with her signature style and projects I can’t wait to make (and I think you’ll want to sew them, too). Bari’s asked each blog tour host to share what inspires us to sew. Here’s my story: My mother and daughter share a dimpled chin, a love of crafting and a huge part of my heart — and credit for… 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 »

This has to be the most drawn-out process of blogging an event in the history of blogging. But I’m finally done and here are the goodies from Quilt Market that can be heading to your home in just a few days. Up for grabs are: A neat laser cut invisible zipper from Ghee’s; ModKid measuring tape; California Dreamin’ postcards; Little Folks notepad; Timeless Treasures fat quarter stack; Olivia’s Holiday by Tina Givens fat quarter stack; Two Lecien quilt patterns; Mini… Read more »

I had the idea for this giveaway last year but realized pretty quickly that I needed to spend a little more time pullling everything together to make it work the way I envisioned. As the year has gone on, I’ve set aside little goodies and now have accumulated what I think is the ultimate craft addict gift package. Behold: There’s a little bit of everything here: fabric, beads, Scrabble tiles, scrapbooking elements, ribbon, tulle, yarn, snaps, buttons, embroidery kits, patterns… Read more »

I thought I’d take a break from my holiday sewing to pack up the October Scrapapalooza winnings (whoops! A little behind on those!) and thought I’d get the ball rolling on the November giveaway in the spirit of giving thanks to you, my favorite blog readers. Three lucky winners will receive a Flat-Rate Envelope stuffed with scraps. Most are pre-washed; some are not. I’ll try to stick with all wovens but I make no guarantees about sizes — just know… Read more »

Oh, it’s always so much fun to do a giveaway! But a little sad, too, because I hate for someone to go emptyhanded. That’s the good thing about Scrapapalooza, though: There’s always next month! Thanks to all 110 of you who entered the October Scrapapalooza. I’ve enjoyed reading your comments! I put all the numbers in my lucky Junior League ballcap and pulled out … 31 Jerilyn 57 Karen (who does not have a blog but said, “I would love… 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 »