Great Websites to Visit

Thanks to April who featured my Reversible Tote on her blog, april marie mai! Go by and check out many great options for eco-friendly items for on-the-go!


Looking for the GIVEAWAY? Please go to this post!

I read a variety of blogs every day and saw this on Sew, Mama, Sew. What a great way to help people create!

What am I talking about? For all of you crafty people out there, think about what you would do without any craft supplies? What would you do without any fabric — and without a lot of resources to purchase new clothing items for your family? This is reality for many people in Iraq. (It’s not like there’s a Hancocks or Jo-Ann’s around the corner, you know.) The mothers (and crafters) of Iraq will benefit from you going through your stash and donating fabric, needles, thread, knitting supplies, buttons… or whatever!

Go to the website for Iraqi Bundles of Love and read more. When I find a good deal on fabric, I often buy a couple of yards. Then, after I use it for several projects, I get tired of it. It usually goes in the closet and I’ll pull it out later when it’s new to me again. Instead of taking up that closet space, I’m going to gather those random yards of fabric and send them on. My tiny apartment can’t handle all of the junk I’m accumulating! 🙂 So, this will be a great way to help an Iraqi family and make my hubby happy because the clutter is decreased.

Now I have to go dig through my button stash….

Ok, I’ve been thinking about this giveaway from the Fabric Shopper for almost 2 weeks.

And today I found out that I won! HOORAY! YIPPEE!! WOO-HOO!

(Yes, I am quite excited.)

Now I have to go think about what to make….

In other news, I know I’ve been out of the blogging world awhile. My eldest daughter is turning 2 next weekend. I’m furiously working on a birthday banner and matching tablecloth for her. The tablecloth is a wonky log cabin. Yes. I’m quilting it. Well, patchwork for now. After the party I’ll add the batting & backing & quilt it. Eventually it will be a twin quilt for her.

I’m really excited about this project because I have the sheet that was the first one she slept on as a baby and a piece of fabric I used to swaddle her. (The weather was in the 100s and we didn’t have A/C. I didn’t use blankets on her for months! An extra yard of fabric was her swaddler instead.) I can’t wait until the day that these fabrics that once cradled and held her can do so again.

Pictures to come soon.

Another blog I check regularly is The Fabric Shopper. They show off so many beautiful fabrics (and y’all know I’m addicted!) & they give the scoop on who has a sale going on. I always check the sale sheet before I buy any fabric.

Well, right now, they’re hosting a cool giveaway. In fact, it’s the most creative giveaway I’ve heard of. To win a whole wonderful mess of fat quarters from Whipstitch fabric shop on Etsy, you have to browse through the shop and make a bundle. Two people will win all of the fabric they put in their bundle. Woo-hoo!

Here’s what I picked…

It’s a grouping of nature inspired & science fabrics in grays, blues, and greens, with a few shocks of red. On my computer it looks awesome — I hope it’s great in person! Let’s name this collection….

Wood, Sky, Sea, and Science

1. Rocket Scientist by Kari Beyer (LOVE THIS!)
2. Heather Ross Far Far Away Snails in blue
3. Lush Wood Grain in Moss
4. Tula Pink’s Mermaid’s Tail in Storm
5. Arcadia, Flock in Bark
6. Koi in vibrant red
7. Lush Wood Grain in Sky
8. French Map in Angel Food (Too great!)
9. Tortoise Shell in Deep Sea
10. Briquetage from the Granville Collection
11. Good Folks Filigree in Dusk
12. Wonderland Metamorphosis in Tomato

Ooh! I hope I win! After all, it’s great fabric and I simply don’t have enough great fabric. (True words from a fabri-holic!)

Each day I check my blogs, check my Etsy shop, check my mail, and check out what’s on CraftGossip. I start with the sewing section, of course!

This site has links to blogs and websites from all over. I’ve found tons of ideas, great tutorials, and pictures of amazing projects.

No matter what kind of crafting you like, I’d venture over to CraftGossip. It’s also a great way to find other blogs that are out there. That’s how I came across many of the links over to the right.

Now, I’m off to sew something. I’ve got several custom orders that are in various stages of completion. Now I’ve got to get them all done!