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Good afternoon all!  As I promised (myself as well) here is my post for the week.  We are on Spring Break this week, so we are undertaking a bit of Spring Cleaning – and yes, I’m still looking for my camera cord. 😦

My oldest daughter received a great give for her brithday, a sew it yourself Build-a Bear.  The holes are pre-punched, which makes it very easy for her to sew.  We have been working on that a bit every day.

Each day I do check my favorite blogs and have really been noticing how many of you are what I would consider professional.  WOW!  All of you have such creative talent!  I was immediately inclined to compare myself and my “newbie-ness” to sewing.  However, I reminded myself that I have never considered myself to be a crafty person, but I try, and I’m usually pleasantly surprised.  Everyone was a newbie once 🙂  With that said, I am beginning to work on my pay it forward projects.   While my projects may be on the simple side, I do take pride in my work and I am happy with my finished project….and that’s really all one can ask for 🙂

Have a great week everyone!


Good morning all!  It’s early here on the west coast, well, it’s almost 7:00 AM.  However, I’ve been up for a while.  Long night of no sleep & my little one was up at 5:30 AM. 

I was a long, long, looonnngggg day yesterday & I’m still stressed out about it.  Not good.  So, this morning as I eat my healthy Quaker oatmeal & sip on a hot cup of coffee, I felt the urge to check on my blog.  WOW!  Has it been that long since my last post?  My apologies to the few followers I do have.  I need to find a spot once a week (in my already full calendar) to touch base with everyone. 

I did recently complete a project…and I LOVE IT!  It’s a fabulous messenger/hobo bag I made for my oldest daughter.  A pink denim outer shell & strap with a yellow sparkle lining which has pink & blue & purple butterflies & dragonflies.  I must say I was pretty proud of myself!  I even busted out the Cricut & cut her name out of the yellow fabric to iron on the front (I haven’t attempted applique yet and I didn’t want to ruin my project – maybe next time).  I found the pattern here @ Simply Modern Mom and made a few changes to the strap and outside decor. 

I will post a pic — my next project is to find my camera cord so I can download the pictures into my computer.  🙂   

Well, there is a lot to do today (isn’t there always?) and part of my morning includes reading through some of my favorite blogs. 

Have a great day everyone & I will post again next week!

p.s.  I also found a project for my Pay It Forward gift.   So, for those of you who are my Pay It Forward winners, be on the look out 🙂

Good morning everyone!  My cousin Lindsay, of Lindsay Sews, has started a new blog adventure with her good friend Mary. 

Check out Craft Buds!

“Craft Buds is a collaboration between Lindsay Conner (Lindsay Sews) and Mary Jaracz (Bugglebee). We hope to share from our experiences and inspire you in your handmade endeavours, both creative and business related. If you’re here to find craft tutorials, blogging tips or fresh ideas for promoting and running your handmade business, you’ve come to the right place”

It’s a really fun site – be sure to stop by today 🙂

Another great giveaway today!

Enter at Churchill Park Studio.  Good luck!

A great giveaway at Quilter in the Gap.  Enter today!  Good luck!

Good morning!

Amazing giveaway today at The Plaid Scottie.  Check it out and enter today 🙂

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 ❤

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