Month: October 2008

Introduction ~ Terri

From Beth: Terri has a lot of wonderful creative ideas which she shares on her Terri’s Notebook blog. She shared a bit of that sewing energy with us, recently, in her Lola Apron pattern review (coming up next!). Enjoy Terri’s intro below, visit her blog and then check out her apron (she says she wouldn’t change a thing on the instructions for the apron!).

From Terri: Hi, I am Terri of I live in Wisconsin and I have been married for 7 years. We have two cats who act like babies. I have a full time job in corporate America, so I never have enough time for creative endeavors. I am generally a shy, quiet person, but I can get lively in comfortable situations or around people I am close to. I learned how to sew and knit when I was a little girl from my Mom and her sisters and my paternal grandma. We have very domestic women in our family, even the ones with careers outside the home, with lots of cooking, baking, sewing and knitting going on. When my mom was teaching me to sew, we made a lot of clothing, like track outfits, costumes for dance recitals, and doll clothes. I also love to knit and crochet, but lately I have been quilting, experimenting with more challenging sewing projects, and making lots of things for our home. Aside from work, home and crafts, I love to ski, hike and be outside gardening or daydreaming.

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FFF Winners

The winners of one yard of free fabric are Abbi, Emily, Cara, Lauren and Lynne. Congratulations! Expect an email from us today.

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your favorite holiday foods. I am now in the mood for Christmas and it’s not even Halloween! Handmade Holidays coming at you in just a few days.

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Introduction ~ Michelle

From Beth: Michelle from greetingarts wowed us with her Whirlygiggles Quilt of the Day during February’s Quilting Month. Michelle’s quilting skills and crochet magic are just the beginning of her creativity over at greetingarts. Michelle is reviewing a sewing pattern for us next so enjoy her introduction and blog, then enjoy the review.

From Michelle: Hi, I’m Michelle, 37 year old mom of two amazing girls, ages 6 and 3. I’ve been married for 11 years (!) to a very understanding man who puts up with craft supplies, skeins of yarn and stacks of fabric taking over almost every closet and filling all the bookshelves and nooks and crannies of our home in Southern California. Until about a year ago, all of my quilting and sewing was done by hand, which I still find very relaxing, and convenient, too. But the projects started piling up, the ideas, inspiration and things I wanted to accomplish. I realized that in the interest of finishing even a fraction of that to-do list before I turn 100, I’d better embrace the sewing machine my husband bought me years ago and start putting it to work for me. I still love hand sewing best, but my Singer and I are becoming fast friends.

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Introduction ~ Annmarie

From Beth: Annmarie tells us what she thinks of the Grand Revival Ella Carry-all in an upcoming pattern review. Enjoy her tips, and head over to visit her blog at sewzenmama. She makes wonderful things like these recent, darling jackets!

From Annmarie: Hi, I am Annmarie of sewzenmama. I am a stay at home Mom of two boys Isaiah (3 1/2) and Noah (18 months). My husband, Kevin, is in the Army so we live where ever the Army sends us! Currently we are living in Kansas. I’ve been sewing since age 8 taught by my Mum and Grandmother, and have mostly sewed clothing until about a year ago; I then found that I enjoyed making handbags and baby carriers as well!

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FFF Winners

The forum participants who win one yard each of free fabric from SMS are jordanelise, Deanna, clothedinpurple, Alison an glittergirl94. Congratulations! Look for an email from us...

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Huge Fabric Sale–25% off!

We’ve reduced many of our fabrics by 25%.  You can find prints from Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett, Sandi Henderson, Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross and many others in our SALE section.  We won’t be restocking these designs, so grab them at this great price while they...

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Call for Create & Celebrate Contributions!

It’s time to fill everyone in on your latest and greatest sewing achievements.

Subject: Create & Celebrate

Check out past CC posts in our sidebar category. Submissions should non-commercial and from personal blogs. We want to know what you’re sewing!

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