Archive for March, 2007

  • Free Fabric Friday

    Mar 30 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 50 Comments

    It is Friday, right?  My daughter has been on Spring Break for 2 weeks, and I’ve lost track of…well, just about everything.     This week we have a Surprise Bag for three people.  It will include 6 different fat quarters.  It’s all lovely, trust me.  Please comment with a sewing tip that really helped […]
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  • March Flickr Pool Winner

    Mar 28 | Contests & Giveaways | | with Comments Off

    Yesterday was the drawing for the winner of this month’s SMS Flickr group prize.  We put the names in the hat and drew Samantha, know as dwelldeep on Flickr. Â  Samantha posted some lovely photos, included a picture of this cool dress. You can read Samantha’s Dwell Deep blog and see some of her handmade things […]
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  • Flickr Group Feature

    Mar 27 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 7 Comments

    Girl’s Dress by Erica, Pumkinlittle Erica created this stunning dress with Moda’s Paint by Numbers fabric (Erin Michael). She sells her beautiful clothing for children (and bags for their mamas) through her Pumkinlittle site, eBay and Blossom Street. Erica founded Pumkinlittle in 2002 after the birth of her daughter. She is primarily self-taught in her […]
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  • Readers’ Favorite Tutorials Part 2

    Mar 26 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 2 Comments

    We now present (Ta da!) a continuation of easy links to Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials! Did you miss the first installment? Check here and then come right back because today you’ll be inspired to make a bag (or two or three) and you might just learn something new with these projects focused on sewing techniques […]
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  • Lucky Number 14

    Mar 26 | Contests & Giveaways | | with Comments Off

    Well, that was a lot of fun.  Thanks to everyone who commented about the book and their parenting values. Â The winner this week is Mo.  Congratulations–I hope you love the book!
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  • Free BOOK Friday

    Mar 23 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 26 Comments

    Instead of the usual free fabric, this week I’d like to give away an amazing book to one lucky person.  This book has absolutely nothing to do with sewing, but it does have to do with being a Mama (which, as you can tell from the name of the business, is a huge part of […]
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  • Flickr Group Feature

    Mar 21 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 4 Comments

    Lunch bags by Tracy, Jumilla Bugs We’re starting a new feature on the SMS blog. Each week we’ll highlight a project in the Sew, Mama, Sew Flickr Pool. Our first project by Tracy of Jumilla Bugs utilized SMS oilcloth and she didn’t just create these beautiful bags. Tracy explained, step-by-step, how you can make your […]
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  • Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials Part 1

    Mar 21 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 6 Comments

    The craft world is full of wonderful, free patterns and tutorials. Here are some of our reader favorites. Do you have anything new to add to the list? Write a comment and we’ll check with the author to see if we can include it in our compilation. We’re starting with softies and other fun things […]
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  • Pattern Review ~ In-Town Bag #2

    Mar 18 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with Comments Off

    From Kristin: This pattern review was written by Beth. You can read her introduction here. This is the second of 2 reviews for this pattern.   Pattern In-Town Bags by Amy ButlerBag #2–Drawstring Purse Description The pattern has instructions and measurements for making a 10″ wide x 14″ tall drawstring bag with handles. It also includes […]
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  • Pattern Review ~ In-Town Bag #1

    Mar 18 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 2 Comments

    From Kristin: This pattern review was written by Beth. You can read her introduction here.   Pattern In-Town Bags by Amy ButlerBag #1–Smart Handbag Description The pattern includes one full size pattern for the Smart Handbag, a 10″ x 10″ bag with handles and a very “finished” look. It also includes instructions and measurements for making […]
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  • Introduction..Beth

    Mar 18 | Contributors | | with 2 Comments

    From Kristin: For the past few months Beth and I have been corresponding in various ways–she as a customer of SMS; me as a big fan of her blog; she as a volunteer pattern reviewer; me as an overworked mama looking for some help. Beth makes beautiful things, which she sells in her shop, Kitchen […]
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  • Back Next Week

    Mar 16 | Etc... | | with Comments Off

    Hey, everyone.  I know I promised a special give-away this week, but we’re in the process of moving the website to new servers.  We’ll be back ASAP with some good prizes.  The store is being updated too.  We just received some Kaffe Fassett, Lotus, and a few new Alexander Henry prints that are amazingly cool.  Stick […]
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