Archive for April, 2007

  • We’re live!

    Apr 13 | Etc... | | with 1 Comment

    The store is finally back open!  We’ll be working on a few broken images and wonky text, but otherwise, you can shop away.  If you had a coupon from the last newsletter, you can still use that for another week.  We’ll be adding some new products today or tomorrow, so what you see now is […]
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  • Pattern Review ~ Amy Butler Swing Bag

    Apr 12 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 5 Comments

    From Kristin: This marvelous pattern review was written by Nora. You can read her introduction here, and see more of her work on her blog, La Cantatrice Chauve. Pattern The Swing Bag — Amy Butler Midwest Modern Description Reversible shoulder bag and scarf/sash. Materials Exterior Fabric: 5/8 yard Reversible Side Fabric (optional): 5/8 yard 5/8 […]
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  • Introduction…Nora

    Apr 12 | Contributors | | with Comments Off

    From Kristin:  Nora wrote and excellent review of the Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern, which is coming up next! From Nora:  I grew up with a mother and two grandmothers who all knew how to sew very well, but hated it! My experiences with sewing in childhood were very stressful, and I never associated sewing […]
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  • Flickr Group Feature

    Apr 11 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 2 Comments

    Maternity Top by Mary Beth, Supafine! Mary Beth’s due at the end of May and she makes pregnancy look good (and stylish) with the maternity tops she’s been sharing in the Sew, Mama, Sew Flickr Group! This first top is a Simplicity pattern (Simplicity 3887) with a modified neckline and sleeves. Mary Beth’s Supafine! site […]
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  • Almost There

    Apr 10 | Etc... | | with Comments Off

    I have written two different posts today that I ended up deleting.  Sorry to confuse you if your feed readers picked them up.  We’re so close to being open!  Hang in there, please.  Thank you so much for your patience.
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  • FFF Winners

    Apr 9 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 1 Comment

    The winners of the Amy Butler Lotus fabric are Viagra, Cialis, and Free Insurance Quotes!  Just kidding, of course.  My strategy for picking the winner has been to put all the comment emails into a folder and randomly click on an email to pick the winner (they all say the same thing in the subject […]
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  • Readers’ Best Sewing Tips PDF

    Apr 9 | Sewing + Quilting Tips | | with 9 Comments

    You provided some excellent tips the other day! We thought it would be fun to have a handy PDF for you to print and reference when you’re deep in your sewing zone. It’s set up to fold into a little book, if you so desire. Add a hole and some ribbon, and the book can […]
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  • Free Fabric Friday

    Apr 6 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 46 Comments

    This week we’re giving away 1 yard of Amy Butler’s Tree Peony print from the Lotus collection to four different people.  This time, take a look around the blog and leave a comment. Â Everyone who comments anywhere on the site between now and Monday morning is eligible.  Happy Easter!   PS–We hope the new website will […]
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  • Minkee donation?

    Apr 6 | Etc... | | with 10 Comments

    Does anyone know of an organization that makes baby blankets or quilts for charity?  I have a lot of pieces of minkee to donate. 
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  • Flickr Group Feature

    Apr 5 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 9 Comments

    Coasters by Jo, The Complete Adventures of Violet & Rose Jo created these coasters with a fantastic tutorial from Allsorts. The coasters were made from a bit of our favorite Erin Michael fabric. You can visit Jo’s blog, The Complete Adventures of Violet & Rose, for looks at her creations (beautiful dresses, aprons, quilting, knitting… […]
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  • Interview – Beki, Artsy-Crafty Babe

    Apr 4 | Interviews + Profiles | | with 17 Comments

    Many of us yearn for other women a doorstep away waiting, just like us, to grab a cup of mid-morning coffee and chat about our latest projects (and maybe what the kids are up to today). Luckily the world of crafty blogs brings those women to our door in a new, albeit familiar way. We […]
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  • Readers’ Favorite Tutorials Part 3

    Apr 3 | Sewing + Quilting Tips | | with 7 Comments

    We just had to add these to our Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials! Have you already checked out Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials Part 1 and Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials Part 2? Do you have another tutorial for us to include?   Little Owls Alex from MOONSTITCHES provided this wonderful “Tutowlrial” so her readers could make some […]
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