Sara sews an elephant and 24 hours left to enter!

Sara sews an elephant and 24 hours left to enter!

Sara Soares of Made by Sara is a talented sewer and makes the most beautiful children’s clothes!  She just had her 4th baby (a little boy!) and wanted to make his first made by mama gift.  She chose the Lucky the Elephant pattern. Sara made him at 75% size (better for little hands!), added a rattle while stuffing and made a grabby t-shirt tail (you have to visit her blog to see it!). Less than 24 hours are left to enter the Week 1...

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Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series 2016 and week 1 giveaway!

Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series 2016 and week 1 giveaway!

I am so excited for another round of Gifts Sewing this year!  Do you remember when I did a similar series back in 2013?  Well, it has been 3 years and I thought it would be great to do it again!  Not only will you be seeing all the fabulous sewing of some very creative bloggers, but Gingercake is hosting some great giveaways for each of the 5 weeks of the series!  That means you have FIVE chances to win!  Your chance to win this week is at the...

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Spring 2015

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Spring 2015

I love Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  This week I am giving away a signed (cuz I’m so not famous) copy of my book,  Sewing to Sell.   This book is a great resource for starting a sewing business AND it offers 16 copyright free sewing projects. I made these 3 quick and Cool Grocery Totes (a pattern from Sewing to Sell) for my mama for Mother’s day.  It is one of my favorite projects from the book since it’s quick, there is little...

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Pretty Birds: 18 simple Projects to Sew and Love

Pretty Birds: 18 simple Projects to Sew and Love

It may be only 10 degrees outside but today we are going to chat about those feathered darlings who come to visit us in the spring.  BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS.  Last winter I spent day after day creating these fun and clever projects from my huge (i may have a problem) stash of scrap fabrics.  And this winter, I get to share my new book with YOU! Pretty Birds includes 18 projects ranging from doves to swans, from owls to woodpecker, and fairy wrens to...

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Just for You! My Selfish Sewing Venna Bag and a Book Giveaway!

Just for You!  My Selfish Sewing Venna Bag and a Book Giveaway!

  CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK!  Read through and leave a comment at the end for your chance to win Sweet!  Today I am the “Sewlebrity Sewist” for Caroline and Sarah’s fantastic new book, Just for YOU: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers.  This book is full of special and creative projects by some wonderful designers that are part of the Sew Can She Community.  Check it out!   I chose...

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A Baby Book

A Baby Book

Baby Books!  Love em or hate em?  The pressure of filling them out makes me aprehensive.  I am fine with the initial info about when baby was born, what was happening, what the birth was like, etc.  It's just the follow up that gets me!  All the other kids have half filled baby books- great at the beginning and then lots of blank pages!  Life gets in the way and I forget to stop and fill out baby book...

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Owl Purses by Necessity & a Pattern Giveaway!

Owl Purses by Necessity & a Pattern Giveaway!

I got a request to make a small version of my Lucky the Elephant and it turned out so cute.  I decided to make smaller versions of the owls for my show in a few weeks.  I set the printer to 65% and it made a really nice size.  I made 6 different owls the regular size and 6 corresponding owls smaller.  I realized that didn't have enough polyfil to do all these owls without having to go back to the store and with all...

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