It's Marimekko Madness at FinnStyle!I don’t care much for sports, but I do love me some fabric!  FinnStyle has the type of March Madness I can get into.  Instead of basketball, it’s Marimekko fabric designs that are competing.  It’s Marimekko Madness!  They’ve put 16 …

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Vintage pattern Etsy sales blitz tomorrowIf you sew from vintage patterns, I’ve got a sales even you’re gonna want to know about.  Pattern Patter, a team of vintage pattern sellers on Etsy, is having a February Freeze Pattern Blitz all day tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Every seller in …

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Laurwyn reflects on sewing and body imageThere is nothing like going shopping for pants or bathing suits to make me feel like a big, misshapen blob.  It’s hard not to internalize when what is being sold is not shaped or sized to flatter your body.  Laurwyn …

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Husqvarna Viking is giving away an Emerald 116I don’t watch football, but I hear that there was a sewing machine on the sidelines of this year’s Iron Bowl.  An Emerald 116 by Husqvarna Viking.  It came through in a pinch and made some emergency repairs to a player’s jersey.  And …

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Melly's Night Before Christmas, sewing styleMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews has adapted the classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (better known as ”Twas the Night Before Christmas”), into a Christmas wish for her sewing friends, especially those with unfinished sewing projects still in the …

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Justine's answer to handcrafted holiday guiltChristmas is a stressful time for us crafty types.  We set such high expectations for ourselves.  We cruise blogs and see perfectly decorated homes, and think we need to craft a new mantelscape for our own living room.  And we …

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Disclosure: Michaels craft stores provided me with a gift card to cover the cost of supplies for my party, and with party ware to put out at my party.  Their only request was that I blog about the party.  Any opinions

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marimekko-fabric-sale-6Marimekko fans, I’ve got word on a sale you’ll want to know about.  From now through November 25 (2013), you can get 25% off Marimekko fabric over at FinnStyle!  They have a wide selection of Marimekko cottons, upholstery fabric, laminated …

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Hey… what are you guys doing Sunday afternoon?  If you’re in the Little Rock/Central Arkansas area, I’d love for you to come join me at Michaels for some Pinterest-inspired crafting!  We’ll have some cool Pinterest-inspired projects for us to make together.  …

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sewcoolWhile there are plenty of sewing patterns out there for kids, and plenty of sewing patterns to be had for adults, there’s a group of kids in between – the tweens – that don’t fit either category.  Just like ready-to-wear, …

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creativetable_titleI was so excited when Michaels asked me to join their Back to School Adventure!   I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!

Let me set the scene…  It’s registration day at your school.  You head up to school, …

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tasselflagThere’s still almost a month left in summer before school starts back again.  If the days are starting to feel longer and longer, and the words “I’m booooored” being uttered more often than you’d like, Caroline from Salsa Pie has …

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PicMonkey Collage1How many times have you found yourself staring at the notions wall, trying to figure out what kind of sewing machine needle you needed for your project?  Or digging through your sewing basket, wondering whether you should change out your …

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sftk_coverLast week I posted a review & giveaway of Gooseberry Patch’s Stitching for the Kitchen. 

The winner of the giveaway is commenter #35, Cathy Hansen, who says her favorite handmade kitchen accessories are table toppers.  Congratulations, Cathy!

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Be sure to …

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michaels-logoToday is June 28.  That means that, starting today, the majority of Michaels locations across the United States will begin carrying a selection of precut fabrics.  Fabric at Michaels!!  Yay!!!  And not just cottons, either.  They’ll also have canvas, burlap, felt, faux …

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