Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Q&A with the Authors of One Yard Wonders, and announcing the winner...

Continuing my love of the fantastic new book One Yard Wonders (Fabric By Fabric), I get to share with you a little email Q&A that I got to do with the authors, Rebecca and Trish. When I found out that I got to do this, I thought a lot about what I would ask them. I mean, if you got to ask two super crafty and super successful people that you really admired anything at all, what would you say?
So this is what I asked, and what they answered. I love their answers...

How have your lives changed since hitting it big with a bestselling sewing book plus a sequel?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas love + giveaway reminders

Hey there, hope you're getting things done and wrapped up. I think we could be onto the hourly countdown by now, if someone cared to check how many hours are left until Christmas. I love the feeling of getting something finished. The satisfaction is too sweet, and the anticipation of starting a new project might be even sweeter! That's why I'm posting pictures of my Cadie's little quilt which I just finished not 10 minutes ago.

I think this is my favorite quilt that I've made so far. The color combination came out just to my liking. And that binding - well let me tell you that the quilt sandwich sat on my table for about a month with me having no inspiration to finish it. Then I saw this brown gingham in my stash and I was all excited to work on it again.

Monday, December 19, 2011

One Yard Wonders (Fabric By Fabric) book giveaway!

Sooo... look which book recently came out, and just in time for Christmas:

And do you recognize this???

The Button Up Bolero

And this???

The Pretty Pinafore

Yes, I was lucky enough to have two of my patterns selected for the new One Yard Wonders sequel. It's called Fabric By Fabric, and its STUFFED with projects using all kinds of fabric. I have been waiting so long for my copy to arrive so now I can finally try out some of those projects. I actually got one almost done on Saturday, so expect a post about that soon.

Meanwhile, the publisher (Storey Publishing) is letting me give a copy of the book away to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment below and you'll be entered.

One bonus entry is available too: just go to our sister site SewCanShe.com and sign up for the awesome newsletter so you can get a free sewing tutorial delivered to your inbox every day. (Oh, and while you do that, you'll be entering to win 2 lucious yards of  Amy Butler Fabric - talk about bonus entry!) Be sure to come back to leave another comment telling me that you did.

Comments will be closed at midnight (Eastern Time) on December 25th, 2011. You must have a US Delivery address to be eligible for this giveaway. I'll choose a winner using random.org on December 26th. Who says all presents have to be given on Christmas day???

P.S. A bunch of the blog contibutors are doing a blog tour so if you want to check it out, here are the dates and links:

12/13/2011 Craft Buds
12/15/2011 Nifty Kidstuff
12/16/2011 Nom Nom Nom Nom
12/16/2011 Quaint and Quirky
12/17/2011 ikatbag
12/17/2011 Two Brown Birds
12/18/2011 Sharon Sews
12/19/2011 carolina fair designs (that's me!)
12/19/2011 Under Construction
12/21/2011 Craftzine
12/21/2011 Neuroses Galore
12/21/2011 Emily Steffen
12/23/2011 Spincushion
12/27/2011 One Inch World
12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.
January ‘12 Lu Lu Carter
January ’12 Fiberosity
January ’12 Zuhause
January ’12 Obsessively Stiching
January ’12 No Bad Days
January ’12 Craft & Cackle
January ’12 AfricanKelli

(You can still visit and read the old ones too!)

Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced soon!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Introducing SewCanShe.com plus an Amy Butler Fabric giveaway!

I'm so excited to share my new site because who doesn't love something free??? For years now my browser's bookmark files have been filling up with project ideas that I need to try. It's helpful because people often ask me if I know how they can make such-and-such, and I tell them I'll just go home and email them the link to a tutorial. Well, now I get to share those tutorials with anyone who will look (or sign up for the newsletter). I'm going to update the page with a new tutorial every day, so you may want to subscribe to the newsletter so you won't miss anything. I've already contacted a bunch of my favorite tutorial writers so they know what's up, and if you have a tutorial you want to submit, there's a place for that too!

And, here's the best part... I'm giving away two yards of this most beautiful fabric from Amy Butler's new Lark collection:

All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter, which I'm sure you'll want to do anyway. I mean, you'll get a new sewing tutorial delivered to your inbox every day. I'm going to rotate through the categories holiday love (for the next 10 days), home love, kid love, crafty love, and self love. Who just freaked out when I hinted that Christmas is only 10 days away? Okay, I am freaking out so I need to get back to my sewing now. Bye!

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