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EZ Dresden Inspiration & A Giveaway

Since I finished a traditional Dresden quilt earlier this year, I knew that I wanted to go in a different direction with this challenge. Still a traditional block, I used the EZ Dresden ruler to create tumblers.

I’ve been wanting to play with a tumbler quilt for a while, and this was the perfect time. I cut 6″ strips of each of the fabrics in Violet Craft‘s Peacock Lane collection, which I’ve been hoarding since it came out, added in a few coordinating Kona solids, cut my wedges (or tumblers, depending on how they’re used) and started sewing them together in pairs.

Simply Stated

Lately, I’ve seemed to make life a little too complicated. So I decided to slow it down a little – and introduce a new product!

Really, it does make sense, though it seems it shouldn’t. I know. Introducing: The Simply Stated Polka Dot Dress

Sometimes, one word is all it takes. Sweet, Sassy, Adorable? Maybe a Laugh, Giggle, or Smile?

This adorable dress says everything. And you get to choose what it says. What one word sums up the little girls in your life?

Phantom Giveaway

I’m going to share with you one of the embarrassing parts of my home. My sewing studio. Okay, it’s really more like a craft room/office for now… but once we finish the basement I will have a sewing studio, so I’ve started calling my current space the studio to get ready.

This is where Howard Bannister lives. Yup, I named my sewing machine Howard Bannister. He had to have a name so I could talk to him and ask him to help me out when I’m having a rough time.

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Camera Strap Winners

Thank goodness for Random.org! I don’t know how I would have picked a winner without them. I am amazed at the response I got to my giveaway. How awesome is Sew, Mama, Sew! for putting that all together for us.

I appreciate all of the comments I received. It is awesome that with the hundreds of giveaways going on, people still left thoughtful, meaningful comments for me – more than just “enter me.” What wonderful people you all are!

Now, here are the winners:

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Kellie

Camera Straps – Giveaway Day

I tried my hand at making camera strap covers a few weeks ago. After all, who wants a plain old black strap with the manufacturer’s name in big bold letters? I love the way they turned out! they slide over your camera strap to not only make it look better, but cushion your neck as well. I’ll be listing these in my etsy shop. I’m also thinking of some business card holders to match…

To celebrate this new item, I’m joining in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Creative blank = giveaway!

So, this whole idea of making handbags came about because I wanted a little bag that would hold all of the essentials, fit into my regular purse, transfer well to the diaper bag, and still be cute and functional enough to stand on its own. Not asking too much of a bag, right?

I started my search. I had heard references to etsy quite a bit, but had never ventured onto the site. I finally did, thinking that I could find something awesome to meet my needs there (as I was having absolutely no luck at the old standbys of Walmart & Target). And boy did I ever find everything I could want to fit all of my needs! But here’s the thing, as I was browsing these cute wristlets all I could think was “That’s adorable… but I could make that.” And so I did.