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Friday, September 17, 2010

Fat Quarters From Wal Mart - My New Addiction

While browsing through my local Wal Mart Fabric Department a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a few pleasant additions. First they had some adorable sewing kits including pre-cut fabric and instructions. They would be perfect for my 7 year old daughter who is just learning to sew. I picked up a few pillowcase sets for her to make as Christmas gifts and a doll clothes set for her to make for Abby, her plastic best friend.

Then I saw them. A beautiful selection of Fat Quarters at $1.00 each. I grabbed two on my first trip, then went back the next week for four more. I have a couple of fat quarter projects lined up and I am sure I will find a use for the rest. Now I can't walk into a Wal-Mart without picking some up.

They did a good job praying on the desires of fabric addicts like me!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some Sewing Giveaways To Drool Over

I've noticed that a few of my favorite blogs have been giving away prizes lately and it would just selfish of me not to share. Of course if you didn't enter my chances of winning would be better, but lets face, with my luck I probably wouldn't win anyway, and it's just more fun this way.

First Up is Sew Momma Sew with the jump rope dress sew along. Comment on any sew along post for a chance to win a free pattern of your choice from Oliver + S (4 winners) or a pack of 12 fat quarters from the new City Weekender collection (3 winners).
Also on Sew Momma Sew you can comment every Friday on the Free Fabric Friday post for a chance to win a free yard of fabric.

Next up is Sew-lutions blog from sewing dot org. They are giving away a prize every day in September to celebrate national sewing month. Today's prize is a pillow pattern from Kwik Sew. For this giveaway you have to fill out a quick survey (and I do mean quick).

Finally we have a giveaway from Threads Magazine. You could win the book Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids. Just comment on the blog post to win.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Another Sewing Blog

Yes, Here it is another sewing blog. I won't promise to much. I don't know that it will be much better than any of the others but I am reaching out to a different audience. I am looking for readers that don't think they can find the time or money to sew. As a single mother I believe that if I can do it anyone can.

I don't claim to be a perfect person, and I am not an expert at sewing. I sew purely for the therapeutic value of it and with each project I complete I get a little bit better. I may ask my readers (If I ever get any for a little help here and there.)

I love participating in blog sew along and other events, so if you ever want to join anything take a look at my sidebar I'm sure you'll find plenty of options. I also plan to post links to my favorite and most helpful blog posts from other blogs I read.

Currently I don't own a digital camera (single mom, remember) but I am working on it. In the meantime I will borrow pictures from the Internet and hopeful get to borrow a camera here and there.

Can't wait to sew with you! Hope you come back and read more.