In the spirit of Giveaway Day, organized by SewMamaSew,
I’m going to give away gave away, one of my new cozy designs!
This one fits in with the whole theme of the day and is all about supporting handmade goodies.
Also, since I’ve organized another scrap swap recently I’ll throw some fun little scraps into the package too.
Simply leave a comment below! Bonus smiles from me if you say something nice.
Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere mail gets delivered until May 25th!
**WOW I have never had this many comments on one post! Does that make me seem lame? Oh well. I usually write out names on paper and choose one when I have a giveaway, don’t think that’s going to work this time.
It’s been so great reading all these comments, thanks for all your kind words. I love all the people noticing it’s a Timmy’s cup!
Some questions have popped up in the comments, here are some answers,
- That is not my sewing machine, sadly, it’s LAs and she took the photo
- You can use your cozy on tea. Coffee is evil (well in my opinion) but my cozies don’t explode when interacting with it or anything
- I’d love to include cookies with your cozy but not sure that’d work in the mail. They are yummy little gems with hidden chick pea goodness from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I baked them for the photo shoot and they are sadly, long gone.
- Happy birthday if it was recently/is your birthday *please note that doesn’t mean you automagically win* sorry
I’ve been bouncing around all the other blogs and there’s some great prizes out there, and wonderful blogs. So happy I joined up this year, not sure how I missed it last year. Also really glad today was a holiday for me, it gave me time to click and comment!
Please feel free to add me on Twitter, follow me on Pinterest or come back again. I’d love to keep seeing everyone.
I don’t even remember how but I stumbled up on LittleRedAfro’s Etsy shop one day and saw this really funny little painting she had done.
I contacted her and asked her if she minded me putting it on a cozy. She said go ahead and just let the world know it was her idea. So behold my cozy based on her little painting.
I think it’s pretty funny, but I’ve got a dorky sense of humour. I’m making one for her as a thank you for letting me have some fun with her design. If you want one you can get one here.
I whipped up some more tea and sweetner cozies over the past little bit. I’ve still got a few sitting here waiting for finishing touches and a photo shoot. Also still need to list these.
Add pretty ribbon to my growing list of new addictions.
My screen was ready at about 7pm on Saturday night and I managed to print and make most of my new designs by Sunday night! I was so excited to finally be able to create them. So here’s a sneak at some of my new listings, minus the one in the middle that’s for something special and the gleeky one that’s for a friend.
Ok, I can spill the beans now, the cat is out of the bag . . . insert other silly saying here. Mollie of Wild Olive and I have been busily working on a project together. I had this great idea to make a cloth memory game, something that would last a while and be special because it was handmade. I sat down to sketch out some ideas when it occurred to me that she could make drawings waaaay cuter and better than I ever could, so I sent her an email and asked if she’d like to be part of a collaboration. I was thrilled when she said yes.
As I’ve said before, I’m not familiar with a graphics program, nor do I understand the magic behind making PDF patterns (both on my To Do list I might add) so I figured teaming up would solve those problems. I had the idea and did the sewing, instructions and photos and Mollie added her fantastic designs and technical know how. The PDF is for sale in my Etsy shop, as well as Mollie’s where you can check out her other fun embroidery patterns.
Wild Olive and I are going to tease you. We’ve been working on something together for a while now and we’ll tell you all about it on Monday but why not give you a peek now?
Weeeeell, maybe it hasn’t been all procrastinate I have been busy with my shop but that was only since July. Remember my counting books? I posted about them in . . . months ago. A big part of the problem was running out of osenburg, which I have only found at Joann’s craft stores so that means a cross boarder trip. When I went in September I bough 10 yards of it. I should be good for a while.
Last night I buckled down and finished one for someone. She asked for 2 of them so I’m hoping to get the other one done this weekend. And spidey senses must have been tingling in my area because just randomly 2 other friends asked where the books are for their babies. So I’ve got a little To Do list for this weekend and those counting books are on it! Along with a few other things of course.
Here are some shots of Mya’s counting book.
I finished it at about 11:30 but wasn’t happy with the size of the first few pages, somehow the pages were getting bigger at towards the back. So I did some stitch ripping and re-sewing until the wee hours.
Thanks to my fancy pants new to me sewing machine I was able to add some fun, and time saving touches.
I also got creative with the tactile side of things and put this fun stuffed cupcake on the first page.
Finished off with my lovely labels, which are iron on but I sewed them as well because I like that look.
Lately I’ve been building a little fabric stash. Really that’s a nice way of saying I’ve become addicted to picking up fun nifty prints, whether I have a use for them or not. That can be a dangerous thing. When I started my blog and began reading other crafty creative blogs for some crazy reason I went all the way back to the beginning of LA’s blog, Freckled Nest and read it all. Like all all. It was kind of a fast forward glimpse of her growing. I loved these crafty bags she embroidered and/or personalized in her Etsy shop.
But of course because I was late getting to the party she was long done selling them. I really wanted one though. So I sent her an email and asked where she got them from. Then I spent ages trying to track one down. Shipping from the States was ridiculous at the one place I did find them. LA said she got them from Princess Auto but I guess it was so long ago they no longer carry them. A little while later LA randomly emailed me that she had found one in her giant pile of long forgotten craft supplies and offered to sell it to me. It arrived wrapped in wallpaper and I was super excited.
So here’s mine. I’m too afraid to do anything to it! It’s this beautiful blank slate and I’m worried about goofing it up. So there it is, plain and wonderful, like one of my awesome cuts of fabric that I’m scared to cut into. Anyone else have supplies that you’re too afraid to actually use?
I’ve been a bad blog owner, forgive me. My fun package for the Camp Themed Swap that Amanda so willingly ran for me and a group of lucky ladies arrived . . . . 2 Fridays ago. It took me until Sunday to even open the package, I’ve been sooooo busy lately it’s been insane. Hence the blog absence. I’ve been frantically making cup cozies, yes still! Everywhere I go I’m pulling out some stitching, it’s a little crazy. I’ve finally made it into my September orders and I only have about 20 more to make. I sat around all summer on vacation and of course my shop had to go viral (for the second time) right when it was back to school time!
Anyhow, enough ranting, here’s what I’m supposed to be writing about, my haul!
Going across the rows – back row - a fun mixed media painting, a print of a drawing of three bears camping and some awesome hoop art with a happy camper.
Middle-ish my log pin cushion, a CAMPO game, a fun floral case for glasses, some camp themed stationary, a crocheted flower hair thingie, and a heart shaped box.
Front-ish – a little note book with graph paper and camp themed stickers in it, a compass hair pin, a firefly keychain, a button ring, brown bear earrings, and a signed original piece of art work.
All placed on top of a vintage pillow case sending me happy camping wishes!
Here’s some close ups,
It was such a fun thing to be involved in. At first I wondered what on earth we would all come up with for camp themed crafts (especially as someone who’s never been camping) but we did all right!
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I was so happy to get to pick out some fun and girl-ish stuff to make for the lovely baby Samantha. I also got fancy and appliqued some t-shirts to go with the reversible pants. Needed a nice thoughtful gift and a break from being a pillow factory.
You can’t really see but there are little brown, pink and white birds on the first pants. I added some brown with white polka dot fabric to the inside to make rolling up the pant legs more fun. On the second pair of pants I actually cut the leg shorter and added that bank of green apple fabric so when she grows bigger and can’t roll up the pant legs they’ll still look like they have a fun contrasting cuff.
Now I just have to get her counting book all done! :)