Thursday, March 19, 2009

Give-away Time

I have been unable to get in touch with my lil handbag give-away winner, Ms. Donna, so I'm going to pick another winner. In the meantime, the wonderful people over at youcanmakethis are having a super fantastic give-away. They will be launching a new site dedicated to quilting, and will be giving away the Marie Osmond Quilter's Companion sewing machine by Janome. All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter to get your name in the pot. There will be other ways to add your name multiple times so head on over there and get your name in the drawing. And if the sewing machine is not enough, you will also receive two free quilt e-patterns for signing up for the new quilting newsletter. So you've already won even if you don't win the machine, but I would really like to win the machine. Good luck to ya!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time to pick a winner

It's Thursday evening, time to pick a winner for my first give-away. I am so excited! I used the random generator to pick the winner, and here is who they chose. Okay, so I can't figure out how to work the html to post the winner they chose, so I'll just have to tell you. The random generator, chose, the number 5. Yeah to number 5, who is, hold on let me go back and check, Donna. Congratulations!! Email me your snail mail address and I'll send this little cutie right out to you. Thanks for participating. Will be having another giveaway soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bend The Rules Sewing Chic Handbag

Good morning all. I've been up since 3 this morning, unable to sleep. So I thought, what better time than now to finish this bag that's been troubling me. Now, I've made handbags before, plenty actually, but this one gave me fits. I couldn't figure out, what turned out to be an even simpler step than I first thought it was. Wait, let me back up. I am in the Bend The Rules Sewing Chic Handbag Swap. You can click on the link to learn more about it. Anyway, as always, I like to try a pattern first before I use it to make something for someone else. So, this is the bag I've been working on. There was a step to the bag making I just couldn't figure out (glad I wasn't the only one though or I would've felt real crazy), but Adrienne ( the swap hostess) explained it to me (thanks Adrienne), and this is the end result.
I would have liked the straps to be longer, but I just wanted to be done with this bag so I can move on to making one for my swap partner. Luckily straps are threaded through the casing only and not sewn to the bag itself. So I can just take it out later and make a longer strap.
As you can see I put a pocket on the inside and magnetic snap closures. I also added a little key holder strap. I'm always searching for my keys no matter how small a bag may be. Whew, now I must go wake the children and get ready for work. Have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Already

Hello everyone. Let me start by saying that I totally did not get the memo about turning the clocks ahead before I went to bed last night. The children and I woke up much later today than normal. Then, Anaya's tooth finally fell out, thanks to her messing with it so much. So I decided to make her a tooth fairy pillow. What better time to use the little angel pattern I found. We are calling her a tooth fairy instead, and I sewed a little pocket to the front of her where we will put the tooth in tonight. Anaya just loves her.
Next I want to show you all the cuff bracelet I made for Anaya. Acutually I've been making lots of cuffs lately. They're a good way to use up scraps of fabric, and so easy to make. This one is pretty simple. Just a rectangle of fabric, fleece lining, and backing, and some ribbon I sewed to the top of the main fabric. I sewed them right sides together, leaving a space for turning. Clipped the corners, turned it and sewed it closed. Then I added these snaps. Cool!
These cuffs I made for my boss. The pattern is one I found at jchandmade. I made the pink one for myself and my boss liked it so much that she wanted one just like it. She then asked me to make some for her and her daughter to wear today for the daughter's baptism. So the big white one is for my boss, and the little one is for the baby daughter. It closes with velcro. The other two close with a button and loop.

I have some more things to do before the day ends (like cook dinner, make sure everyone bathes, LOL, you know, things like that) so I must go.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Give-away Time

My, my. Seems lately I've been posting about nothing but give-aways. But I'm sure you all enjoy them as much as I do, so I'm going to tell you about two more. The first one is mine. Yeah!! I'm having my very first give-away. I told you guys a few days ago about the lack of participation for my Pay It Forward. Well, I have this cute little bag that I made( see pic below) and I will be giving this bag away Wednesday evening. Oh no, scratch that. I'll be watching America's Next Top Model on Wednesday. Let's make it Thursday evening. Okay, so you have until Thursday, March 12th, to enter for a chance to win this cutie.(edit- just leave a comment on this post to enter) I use my little bag to carry the essentials when I'm out with the children, like when we went to the zoo during Mardis Gras. Big enough to carry my car keys, wallet, and hand sanitizer.
Okay, so the other give-away is a Round Robin give-away by the lovely Barb. Barb always has such lovely things on her blog, so to win something from her would be wonderful to me. I especially liked the "Ugly Quilt" that Shelly won not too long ago. Anyway, Barb is giving away a cute little bag, actually 5 of them, and then the winner sends one of the remaining four bags to someone, and so on and so on. The rules are best explained by Barb, so go by Barb's and enter for your chance to win. And don't forget to come back here on Thursday the 12th to see if you won the little bag pictured above. Good luck!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Great Giveaway

I have another great giveaway for you all. The quilted pig is giving away some of her Japanese fabric. Being in Japan she has tons I'm sure. She's so lucky. Anyway, a winner will be chosen the evening of March 6th. So pop on over there and enter to win. Good luck!


Pay It Forward

Good morning all. It's been almost a month since I told you all about the pay it forward movement I have become a part of thanks to Shelly. Well, after all that time I only have one participant, the crafty Priscilla, and not the three that I needed per the movement rules. So, I will be having two give-aways this month. I'm not sure yet what I will be giving away, but they will make up for the two participants I'm lacking. So stay tuned, give-away's ahead.