Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scrap Projects

Things here have been really busy again! But I took an hour this weekend to do a little sewing. I realized that it's been a few weeks since I've been able to just sit down at the machine and work on a project. And I haven't gotten to sew with Pachyderm Parade (I really do love the new name!) yet. So I poked around and found some super simple projects I could finish in an hour.

Itty Bitty Bag
I will admit it. I have a massive phobia about sewing zippers. Even with a zipper foot on my machine, I always end up having problems sewing a simple zipper. But this was my first attempt in a while so I figured perhaps it wasn't as bad as I remembered. And it wasn't! And the zipper even works! So ha! Take that you zipper phobia. The bag is tiny (6x3x3) and will be perfect for storing little sewing notions. And using this tutorial from Three Bears it was ridiculously easy to make! Cute huh?

I found this link on Anna Maria Horner's blog for a tutorial and they were super simple to make. I *love* the way the button looks but functionaly it is just sort of in the way and it keeps making the bookmark slide out of my book! I guess it's like that gorgeous pair of heels, beauty over function!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Giveaway winners

This has been the absolute MOST fun I have had yet with a giveaway. Thank you so much for all of the creative ideas. I had such a hard time choosing...There were so many sassy, fun names to pick from. So after much debate, the winners are:

Elephants is now... "Pachyderm Parade"
Congratulations Sarah of Pretty Bird Press

Birdies on Couches is now.... "Avian Therapy"
Congratulations Martha C!

Thanks again everyone! And finally, many thanks to Brittni at Paper N Stitch for co-hosting the giveaway with me!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Making me smile

Clara got a much needed summer hair cut. She looks like a 10 month old instead of a 10 year old. What a face my sweet girl has. ;)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Giveaway - Name that Fabric!

I am so excited to bring you this giveaway! It is going to be so much fun…I've teamed up with Paper N Stitch for a fabric giveaway called Name That Fabric.

I need your ideas on what to name two of my brand new fabric designs!!
1. Elephants
2. Birdies on Couches

This is where the giveaway comes in! To enter:
-Visit Paper N Stitch and leave your name suggestions for each each of the two fabrics-for a total of two entries.
-The winner can choose any two fat quarters from my etsy shop.
-I will choose the winner on 6/18
-The giveaway will run from Monday 6/8 to Tues 6/17.

Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Paper N Stitch

Lookie! All of my fabrics were included in the email announcing the latest Paper N Stitch exhibition. Such pretty company for my fabrics to get to hang out with! Come visit!...