A Fundraiser for Enchanted Makeovers!

What did you do when you turned 40?? I’m not sure what I’m going to when it happens (which is way sooner than it seems like it will be). Do you follow my friend Jenny’s blog, The Southern Institute? Well, she just turned 40 and is using her milestone as motivation to help others! 
Help me reach my goal of raising $1000 for Enchanted Makeovers this month at http://bit.ly/enchantedmakeovers.
If you could help a battered, abused woman get back the hope that was stolen from her, you would do it, right?  Guess what?  YOU CAN help by donating to the Enchanted Makeovers fundraiser with me. Jenny just turned 40 years old this month and created a fundraiser to give back to women who are hurting and need our help.  Most of us are so fortunate, aren’t we?  We have families who love us, homes to take care of, food on the table, jobs to go to, or we choose to stay home with our children because we can.  Can you imagine not having those gifts in your life?  I remind myself daily not to take them for granted.  There are so many women out there who have been hurt and have no choice but to depend on the kindness and generosity of strangers for their needs.  We can help! 

‘Since 2007, Enchanted Makeovers’ mission has been to transform homeless shelters for women and children into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. Through our various projects, mentoring programs and makeovers of the physical space, women and children are introduced to a way of thinking that helps to shift their outlook about their lives and possibilities for the future. The shelter is transformed into a “beacon of hope”. Mentoring programs such as the“Sacred Sewing Room”, “Stepping into the Dream”and “Capes for Kids” develop important life and coping skills.’- via Enchanted Makeovers



There are only ten days left in Jenny’s fundraiser, and she’s far from her goal of raising $1000 dollars.  Please consider giving whatever amount you can.  It would mean so much to the women AND children who benefit from the services that  Enchanted Makeovers provides.  And I don’t mind begging… because it’s not for me, it’s for someone much less fortunate who needs our help.  PLEASE give today and think of the hope that you will be bringing to another woman who needs it desperately.
Let’s make Jenny’s goal happen! Thanks for your help!


Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the States!


And happy July 4th to all my non US friends! Just in case you need a break, you can celebrate with us!


This year we headed out with some friends. One day we were sneaking around the dollar bins at Target and found the red, white and blue pails. I knew exactly what I was going to use them for! This year we’re headed to the beach with some friends and how fun would a little goodie pail be??


The kiddo and I found some goodies at Target and the Dollar Tree to fill up the buckets! We filled them with glow wands, flags, pin wheels and a funny pointer!


Be safe and enjoy the holiday!

And the ‘Gator Quilt Winner is….

Thanks to everyone for your everyone’s kind words about my first ever quilt pattern release! It’s been so fun!!

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And Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #24!


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Yea! Lee! You’re the Winner!


And if you didn’t win it, don’t forget you can buy it! Here!

‘Gator Quilt Blog Hop- Wombat Quilts Sneak Peek

And we’re back for more ‘Gator quilting! In case you were following along, you might have noticed we missed a day. Unfortunately, yesterday’s guest has been pretty ill, so everyone please send your best thoughts her way!!

Finished Alligator quilt-Wombat

Today’s guest is new my quilty friend Cath from Wombat Quilts. She’s from Australia, but now lives closer to me in Portland! I can’t wait to get to Portland and meet her one day soon. Cath is a mater at paper piecing, so I had to ask her to join in on the testing of the ‘Gator. I love all the patterns she pieces! I was totally inspired by her neon pink quilt, that I have ordered neon blue…

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I’m so in love with Cath’s ‘Gator quilt! Did you notice the yellow teeth! I don’t know why I love them so. I love seeing the ‘Gator pieced with different fabrics by the testers! I’m not sure why I never envisioned this before, but I love it. Be sure to Cath’s blog to learn more!

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June 10th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty

June 11th- A Quilter’s Table

June 13th- Marci Girl Designs

June 14th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty- showing off other Testers work!

June 15th- Made By Amanda Rose

June 16th- Wombat Quilts

June 17th- Wips and Tuts

June 18th- Shaffer Sisters

June 19th- Crafty Shenanigans

June 20th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty

Coming Soon!

Just checkin’ in! I’ve had this whole blog schedule written up for the first time in years, but then it hasn’t happened!!! I’ve been so busy and today I’m going camping…


Here’s a sneak peek for ya! Tons of stuff being worked on, don’t you worry! Ok, maybe you should worry… Too many pies in the oven! What do you want to hear about first?

And the Winner of the West Seattle Fabric Company Giveaway is…

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the West Seattle Fabric Company giveaway! If you are local, and I saw a few who were, you’ve got to stop by and meet Monica and see the shop. And if you’re not, bookmark her website for your next online fabric order!!!!




Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #269!


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Yea! Wendy from NZ! You’re the Winner!


And thanks again to West Seattle Fabric Company for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

OK, yes, I posted this same image last year for Mother’s Day, but I love it so and it’s in theme with my last post, so I just had to say it again!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there! We deserve it! Yes!


I love this free printable from MoodKids! I love it, what can I say???  They also have two other great printables, ‘Home is Where Mom Is’ and ‘Keep Calm and Call Mom’. All three are great!

The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is On Again!

Have you heard? It’s time for the Sew Fab pattern sale once again!! I love this sale!

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And every year I debate it, for some insane reason! At first glance I always think… ‘Too many girlie patterns, is it owrht it?’ Um, yes. And every year I do the math.. Patterns which I would actually sew and those that I probably won’t. And like every other time…. Even I just bought the patterns I really want, I’d be spending WAY over the sale price!

Check out the line up!

Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns

Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Design

The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys

Bowling Shirt by Scientific Seamstress

Saffron Twirl Dress by Paisley Roots Design

Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumos Sweet Stuff

Doll, Carrier, and Baby Patchwork Posse Shop

Long Beach Shorts by Terra’s Treasures

Cupcake Top by Sewing Mama Raeanna

The Crayon Folio by Ginger Cake

Tennis Skort by Heidi and Finn

Seraphic pant by Figgy’s

Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio

Laurel Tunic/Dress by Green Style Creations

The Norah Dress by Mouse House Creations

Satchel Bag by HandMade Therapy

Lexi Knit Dress by ModKid

Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz

Women’s Piko Top by EyMM Modern Designs

You can purchase the Sew Fab Spring Pattern Bundle for $29.95 this week only! The sale ends on May 13th, and once it’s over, it’s over. You can support independent pattern designers by purchasing the bundle from any of the designers below.


Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

(Designers in order from Top left to right) Greenstyle Creations, Handmade Therapy, MODKID, Everything Your Mama Made, The Scientific Seamstress, Figgy’s Patterns, Two Sweets Patterns, Things for Boys, Patchwork Posse, Betz White, LBG Studio, Mouse House Creations, Gingercake, Heidi & Finn, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Terra’s Treasures, Paisley Roots, Molly Blossom Designs, Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Sale sponsored by The Southern Institute.

And there’s a fantastic giveaway on each of the designers websites! Or you check it here:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Which pattern are you going to sew first? I can’t wait to show you the one I already sewed….

and the Tie Dye Diva Giveaway Winner is…..

Just in time for Kids Clothes Week, someone is getting some new patterns!! Thank you again, Tia Dye Diva for this wonderful giveaway!



Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #16!


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Yea! little house on the dairy! You’re the Winner!


And thanks again to Tie Dye Diva for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Tie Dye Diva Intro and Giveaway!

I happy to introduce my newest affiliate sponsor, Tie Dye Diva Patterns!


Not too long ago, Jen contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in being an affiliate with her pattern shop. Of course I said yes! I took one look at her shop and was amazed with how many patterns she has. And they are so cute!


The majority of the patterns are for girls. And there are some cute ones! The fun thing for the little ladies is that a lot of the patterns also include a pattern for an 18″ doll! Matchey Matchey! I can’t wait to show you the Square Neck Dress I made! Stay tuned for that!


And of course, no pattern shop is complete without boy’s patterns too! I love the hoodie vest. Jen and I were chatting and there’s more boys patterns on the way! I can’t wait to see what she has in the works!!


Since Easter is coming soon, doesn’t every kid need a bunny hat? Jen has a fun selection of hat patterns, too. From baby to ladies and everything in between including a pattern with the bunny and other fun animals!


I’m not done…. There are stuffies and dolls!! I can’t believe it! She has everything! I sooooo want to make the peas in a pod stuffie! Isn’t it adorable???


The next pattern I want to make is the fingerless glove pattern. I got a cheap pair at Old Navy and they were cute for the first couple of days and then their cheapness showed through! So this is exactly what I need. I love fingerless gloves!

Please take a look and see what she has! I bet there is something there you’ll like. And while you’re there, go ahead and pick out your three favorites, because Jen is giving one lucky reader a 3 pack of patterns! Thank you Jen!!!

Ready to WIN three patterns? You have THREE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry.

1. Head to Tie Dye Diva’s Website  and tell us which pattern is your FAVORITE !. Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. I’m Feelin’ Crafty followers get another entry! Follow via email or RSS. Leave a second comment. (one entry)

3. Tweet, Facebook IG or blog about this giveaway and leave a third comment. (one entry)

That’s 3 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Monday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org

This post contains affiliate links! All images are via Tie Dye Diva’s website. Thank you!


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