December 31 ~ Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog 2007 Highlights

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It’s been a great year on the Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog, culminating in a really amazing two months of handcrafted holiday fun. We thank you for joining us here, and for sharing your joy in sewing and handcraft. It’s hard to limit ourselves to just a few 2007 highlights because we really do have fun with all of the featured artistic projects, contributors and posts. We really do! That said, we enjoyed browsing through our archives. Our archives will, incidentally, remain totally accessible to you… Many of you have strongly suggested that we keep those tutorial lists (and more!) handy as a resource. Of course we will!Happy New Year! We hope you have a fun and safe celebration as you say goodbye to 2007 and welcome 2008. We resolve to sew even more in the new year.

-Kristin, Lauren & Beth


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71 Responses to December 31 ~ Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog 2007 Highlights

  1. Sharon says:

    I really like the zipper tutorial. I have always been challenged by zippers and hopefully I will be able to do them much better now.

  2. punchanella says:

    i know you’re hearing this a lot, but i really can’t tell you how much i love this blog. it’s so full of great ideas and helpful sewers. i’d love to participate myself sometime… now i just need to know how to do something. 😉

  3. Penny says:

    You have a wonderful blog… thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us!

  4. Kathy says:

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. I love seeing all of the creative things that everyone is making. It is so nice to see all of the sharing of ideas, the community spirit that makes this such a great place to visit! Keep up the good work.

  5. Elaine says:

    Discovered your blog and store in 2007 – what a great find! I’ve enjoyed all of the tutorials and the pictures shared on Flickr. Thanks for a great year – Happy 2008!

  6. happy new year! THANK YOU for all the inspiration!

  7. Dorte says:

    Another list to add to my favourites….

  8. Michele says:

    This blog is such an inspiration! Thanks for all of your hardwork!

  9. alison says:

    Thank you for inspiring me to try new sewing projects and for renewing my confidence in my sewing abilities. I’ve already started my list of projects for 2008. There are going to be so many handmade birthday and Christmas gifts this year – I can’t wait to get started!

  10. ainhoa says:

    Happy New Year!!!

  11. bethany says:

    Thanks for putting my skirt on this list.. It is such a thrill for me that I was able to be part of this wonderful blog.. Thanks to you all and congratulations on the huge inspiration you are providing… not to mention all the pretty fabric!

  12. Celeste says:

    Thank you so much for all the tutorials and inspiration this past year–fabulous stuff!!

  13. amy w says:

    Thanks for all the links! I love browsing your archives, such great information for a beginning sewer like me.
    I’m obsessed with your web site! I look forward to reading it every day!

  14. Lola says:

    Yeah! Sew, Mama, Sew!! Look at how many people you make happy!! I have loved all of the project ideas, and seeing everyone’s blogs! I check this blog daily……I even read the comments! Thanks for entertaining us all, and helping me with my gift giving. I am ready to start on Christmas 2008……

  15. Toña says:

    It was a happy trail I followed two months ago to discover your blog. I check it every day while my little ones are napping. It has been a great source of inspiration and awe. Thank you for all you do!

  16. Oiyi says:

    So glad you are keeping the archives available. This blog is awesome!

  17. So glad I found your blog (just in time to enjoy the November pattern extravaganza). Thanks for a great read!

  18. Stacy T says:

    I have really enjoyed all the tutorials, reviews, photos,etc. Your blog is such a great resource!!
    Thanks so much for keeping it up!

  19. Sonya says:

    soooo thankful for your blog. I will keep reading, even though the Handmade Holidays is what brought me here.
    Thanks for making Christmas a more handmade holiday for my family.

  20. melissa says:

    i cannot thank you enough for all that you do and all the inspiration you provide.
    i have loved the tutorials and links for the past two months (i am really going to miss them.)
    i just recently taught myself how to sew and so many of the projects i was able to complete, i found here.
    thanks and happy new year!

  21. Heather B says:

    Thank you for all the fun in 2007. I’m looking forward to a crafty 2008.

  22. Stacy says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful blog! I plan on visiting the archives for the month of kids’ clothes and making up some darling little things for my daughter. Thanks for featuring it to bring it to my attention!

  23. Emily says:

    Thanks so much for doing this blog – it always provides so much inspiration for me! I can’t wait to see what this new year holds! Em

  24. carol says:

    I was a SMS fan all along but now I think I must upgrade myself to groupie status.
    You guys rock!!!!!!!! Thanks for an awesomely creative year.

  25. Samantha says:

    Thank you for all you are and all you do!! I’ve had a great time over the past 2 months- now I’m going to start planning for Christmas 2008. Blessings in the new year!!

  26. Libby says:

    I’ve so enjoyed visiting your site each day. Thank you.

  27. Susan says:

    I love your blog and can’t wait to check it every day. Nowadays our lives are so busy that we hardly have time to connect with friends, this blog gives us a world of creative friends to grow with everyday.

  28. Sheryl-lyn says:

    I was lucky to get your blog address from a friend on another site! Within one day of looking at your blog, I had made three things from it! I have to check in every day. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  29. Lisa says:

    Happy New Year, SewMamaSew!

    Thanks for all of the inspiration in this past one.

  30. Teresa says:

    I have enjoyed this blog as much or more than anything else I have read online in the last month and a half.
    Thank you for your great work and for keeping this information available.

  31. Becca says:

    I just found this blog in November… but already I can’t imagine going a couple days without checking it! Happy new year!

  32. Kim H. says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful inspirations this year!

  33. fiona says:

    thankyou ladies for everthing you do!so glad to have found you!so much inspiration in one spot, its painful!!(in a good way) looking forward to lots more this year!!

  34. Lara says:

    Thanks so much for all of you! It has been lovely to be part of your blog (I am always happy to do more pattern reviews) and those tutorial links have been invaluable. Best wishes!

  35. Carrie says:

    I am sooo glad I found your site this year. You helped inspire some christmas gifts and a loooong “to do” list that I’m sure I’ll be working on all this next year. You have now become one of my favorite craft blogs and everyday I can’t wait to see what you’ll have next. Thank you so much for all the inspiration and keep up the great work! Happy New Year!!!

  36. Cassie Ogle says:

    Happy new year to you! Thank you so much for compiling and posting such wonderful tutorials. As a newbie sewer, it is like hitting the jackpot every time I visit the site.

  37. Liz says:

    I am obsessed with this blog!! I love each and every one of you who work your butts off to make this information so accessible to us!!! THANK YOU!

  38. Sue says:

    Thank you so very much-you put so much into this and so many have been inspired!

  39. Jamie says:

    I just wanted to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site – thanks so much for all the great links, ideas and inspiration!

  40. Natalie says:

    You guys are the BEST! I hope you all have a wonderful new year. Thanks again.

  41. Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for all the time you spend on this blog…I have been so inspired over the month and a half since I discovered it–thank you so very much!!

  42. heather w. says:

    thank you so much for hosting such a fantastic blog for crafters!

  43. Sandra :) says:

    I use Firefox as my browser so I can have more than one homepage. This is one of the 4 I’ve chosen to start every day off with. Thank you so much for your hard work – it’s greatly appreciated!

  44. Bean says:

    Happy New Year!! Thanks so much for all the work you do!!

  45. Alice says:

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for this blog. You have inspired and taught me so much since I have discovered you.

    This site is wonderful and exciting. I have big plans for Christmas and birthdays in ’08.

  46. Dawn says:

    I am also very happy to have discovered your very informative and inspiring blog!!!
    All the best for a happy, productive new year!

  47. Lil' d says:

    Happy new year!

  48. Heather says:

    Oh I LOVE everything on your blog. My craft life will never be the same again!!!!

    Thank you as always for your work.

  49. jill says:

    I like to only make New year’s resolutions that I can keep-like setting a goal to gain weight during the holidays rather than I’ll lose 22 lbs.before I do the next load of laundry…So,here’s my goal I know I can keep this year- To visit the Sew Mama Sew blog many times in 2008!! Thanks for all your hard work & a wonderful site

  50. Barbara says:

    I’ve found so much inspiration from this blog. It’s one I check most every day and I’m still not finished looking through the archive. Thanks and a very happy new year to you all

  51. DeerDominique says:

    Thank you SO much. This now my come to source for tutorials and aha! ideas. I have also found a lot of new blogs to subscribe to (I’m not sure if I should be thankful or resentful about that, I love quite a lot of clever blogs!) Be Seeing You!

  52. Teddi says:

    Since I was a ‘late-comer’ to your blog and site this year – I especially appreciate the archives and being able to see all the fabulous work done here throughout 2007. I can’t wait to look through all the pattern reviews! I can only imagine what 2008 has in store for us here. Thanks again for becoming my number one place to check each day! love it!

  53. Julia D says:

    The handmade holidays tutorials is so my fave sew mama sew 2007 highlight, too!! I’m still trying to use them!

  54. Stefanie says:

    It has been a great year to see how far this blog has come and I cant wait to see what you have in store for your readers in the next year!

  55. sharon says:

    This has become one of my favorite blogs … the work of others and their willingness to share tutorials is truly inspirational

  56. Katy says:

    I am so greatful to have found your blog through a friend’s recommendation. This Christmas, for the first time, we gave almost all handmade gifts. For us it brought back much of the joy that had been missing from our holidays in past years. I have a new-found confidence in my sewing skills and a budding sketch book with ideas for new projects. I can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2008!

  57. Just want to wish you girls at SMS a very Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2008!

    With friendship,

  58. Michelle says:

    You guys rock! You really made an exceptional effort this year. And, I think the blog world has definitely responded. What a great success all around. Thank you for letting me participate. I wish I could have done more. Here’s to a wonderful and creative New Year! Cheers, Michelle.

  59. Jane in NC says:

    What a wonderful and inspirational blog! It has been a number of years since I have sewn, but my New Year’s resolution is to return to the craft. My teenage son has done a bit of sewing through 4-H and is now ready to assemble a fleece jacket. Thank you, thank you for such a terrific blog!

  60. Cocoa says:

    I must say I’ve really enjoyed reading the treasure trove of ideas, tutorials, and projects you gals have posted. I can’t wait to see what 2008 has in store!

  61. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for your site, your hard work, your wonderful fabrics, and your ideas. You’ve truly encouraged and spurred me on, and I am so grateful for that! Happy new year to you all, looking forward to 2008.

  62. Mary says:

    Being a part of Sew, Mama, Sew! has been just a tremendous experience. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I look forward to more bloggy greatness in 2008 — and not to mention all the great sewing & fabric! Happy New Year, Kristin, Lauren & Beth!!

  63. Autum says:

    Happy New Year, Kristin, Lauren and Beth. Thank you so much for all the work you put into this wonderful site full if inspiration and information. I look forward to what you have in store for 2008.
    Thank you for including me in your highlights, it’s quite an honor.

  64. April says:

    Thanks so much for your great blog! I just found it about a month ago and it’s really inspired me to start sewing again!

  65. Alisa says:

    Happy New Year to you! I’m loving your blog, you’ve got a great thing going here. Thanks so much.

  66. Jen says:

    Thank you so much for all your work compiling SOO many wonderful ideas and tutorials! It’s been truly inspirational! And I *plan* on making many of the very cool projects throughout the year (not waiting until last minute!) for gifts next Christmas.

    Happy New Year!

  67. Rebecca says:

    Happy New Years to all of you! I found your site just in time for the holidays and enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful tutorials. I look forward to trying even more in the New Year! Cheers!

  68. Denise Boyle says:

    Your blog is amazing. I am inspired daily by your posts and I look forward to each new one with so much anticipation. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Happy New Year!

  69. Amy says:

    I love your blog. I especially love how you include so many of your reader’s projects. I was flattered to have my red and white (unfinished) scarf listed in your Homemade of the Holiday’s “Recipient” post. Keep up the inspirational work.

  70. Karla says:

    Thank You, for delighting me each day with all of your wonderful tutorials and crafts. I can’t wait to get started crafting this new coming year. Happy New Year!!!!

  71. Emily says:

    I’m thankful to have found this blog as it has been such a great inspiration!

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