My Adventures in Sewing

Archive for February 2011

Ok, so obviously I haven’t posted my pictures yet – Sorry about that.  I haven’t even finished my 2nd bib yet, the turtle – Yikes! 

This evening I received a call that my cousin’s baby was born!  Hooray! 

I will be setting time aside FOR SURE tomorrow to sew like the wind (luckily everything is already cut) & ship these little cuties out. 🙂

Welcome Nicholas Gabriel ❤


It has been quite a while since I have posted, but life is happening & I’m trying not to miss it.  🙂  Alot going on, however, today I found some time to sew.  My cousin is having a new baby any minute now & I wanted to send some cute baby bibs.  I did follow a pattern, Simplicity 2468, and selected 2 views: a crab & a turtle.  I completed the crab (less the eyes) today & plan on making to turtle tomorrow. 

The pattern was relatively easy to follow (being a newbie, I find some of the pattern-speak very confusing).  I had a little trouble with one of the neck-ties (as you will see in the photo),  It got a little twisted when I tried to make sure it wasn’t in the way of getting sewn over, however, I figure it adds a little character & proves that I made it myself 😉  —  It’s not perfect, but it’s perfectly homemade.  That’s a great name for a blog —– maybe I’ll change mine…….

I will be sure to post some pics tomorrow, along with photos of some great giveaway gifts I have received 🙂

Simple Delights is celebrating their one year blog-aversary! 

What a celebration it is!  This whole week is filled with daily giveaways!  There is a variety of items being offered; hand-made accessories, jewelry, spa products and fudge 🙂 

Be sure to take a look at Simple Delights and enter today!

Good morning!  Lindsay, of Lindsay Sews, is offering a free giveaway! 

TWO lucky winners will take home a $25 gift certificate to Sew Fresh Fabrics, an online store filled with gorgeous quilting fabrics from some of your favorite designers, like Alexander Henry, Kate Spain, Kaffe Fassett and more. (Giveaway ends Monday, Feb 7 at 10pm, EST.)

Enter today!  Good luck!

I won!

Posted on: February 5, 2011

I am so excited!  I won a craft blog giveaway contest 🙂  Here is a photo of the quart-sized berry basket I won from Stoney Creek:

I’ll post another picture when it arrives.  I have an idea where it will go, but that could always change 😉 

I still can’t believe I won!  What fun!

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