Featured on Craft Gossip!

I’m on my way to becoming a world-famous quilter!! hehehe! I’m so excited to have had my Row Row Row Your Boat Quilt featured on Craft Gossip yesterday!

 

This week on Project Quilting the theme is ‘Tools’! I have no idea where to go with this one… Any ideas?? Actually, my husband and I came up with a couple of ideas, but I’m not sold on them yet…. hmmmm…..

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season where ever you might be and whatever you might belive!

I’m going to start this post by taking a peek at some of my favorite projects from 2011.

Curious George Dressed Up Like A Monster, Project Organization, Halloween Paper Cut

Magnetic Bookmark, Pillowcase Dresses, Dr Seuss Party

Winter Paper Cut, Monster Towel, Fabric Flower

I decided to start by looking back because I needed a little end of the year boost….

Should I make a New Year’s resolution??? I don’t know! My life is so up in the air right now! I don’t know what to do! I’ve been looking for a job, not very intently by any stretch of the imagination. there aren’t many jobs out there for my profession at the moment. Here’s my dilemma… Do I take this opportunity to make my sewing, or crafting, or photography my new profession? I’m grappling with a huge confusion over what to do, how to do it, how to plug in…. I see so many wonderful bloggers writing books, having huge blogs that generate an income (Or a bit of an income anyway), being featured on TV and in magazines and just in general making it by making their creative spirit work for them, and I’m not… So after having said all this, I am taking this time off from work to enjoy my family and my creative spirit! So maybe my first New Year’s resolution should be to take that huge leap of faith to try something different…

image via Dear Musketeer 

I’ve been reading a bunch of other end of the year posts and what I have found the post interesting is despite everyone’s beautiful blogs and happiness that oozes from our daily and weekly posts, not everyone has had a great year. But a lot of us don’t blog about the things don’t make us smile in our personal lives. Yes, I’m sure plenty of people do, but the blogs I follow, you just don’t hear much about ‘those other’ things.

Then Yesterday I was in my end of the year blues and came up with a long list of pity party themes!! And I wanted to write a long blog post detailing everything that I didn’t do this year. I won’t bore you with the details…. Athough for entertainments’ sake, I will tell you the broad range of themes I came up with to sulk about…. Some about blogging, some about my unemployment status, some about my parenting skills, some about my life not being ‘exciting’ enough, some about my lack of architectural prowess, and just some random things….

Luckily for us all my brain just kicked itself in the arse and by the end of the evening I was making fun of myself for some of the thoughts I had!

Then today 2 things happened! I decided to sit down and look at my blog and pick my favorite projects! And secondly, I read this blog post by decor8 about listing your accomplishments rather than your to do list or resolutions that didn’t get done…..

One of my pity party themes was about blogging and being featured on thier blogs. Then I realized, (as my son says) ‘WHAT????‘, I had a great year! And part of that was being featured on other blogs!

My Owl Barn, Prudent Baby, Sugar Bee Crafts

Madigan Made, Freshly Pressed, Stitch Steals

Celebrate the Boy, All the Dragon Wings made by readers and more, The Southern Institute

Thank you, a huge thank you, to all those that featured me and those that made my dragon wings! And thank you to all my guests this year. And lastly, but not the least for sure, thank you to all my readers! You’ve helped make my blogging and crafting/sewing year a success!

image by Drew Melton of The Phraseology Project via Twig and Thistle 

Winter PaperCut Tutorial at Sugar Bee Crafts

Yes, I did it again… Another 3D papercut… If I do say so myself, I really loved how my Halloween one turned out so I just had to make another one!

One’s black and one’s white… Do you know the other difference between the two??? This one has a tutorial! Wanna make one for your family?

Check out the full tutorial over at Sugar Bee Crafts today.

I love the glitter once December rolls around and this papercut  is complete with glittery ornaments on a woodland tree!

 

Also shared with these parties!

Guest Posting at Prudent Baby Today!

The other day I posted about the Germ Drops. (Used them again this morning and got some more germs taken care of!) I was totally inspired by the Prudent Baby Monster Spray, so I emailed the ladies to show them. They liked it so much they asked me to guest post to share the Germ Drops on their blog!

Yes, I always blush when I’m featured somewhere, but this time I’m glad I was sitting down when they asked to share via a guest post!!!

Thank you Prudent Baby!

Featured on Stitch Steals and a Giveaway!

I’m so excited!! Yes, that warmth you feel is my blushing… I’m being featured again today!

Sorry, the regularly scheduled Friday Link Love has been interrupted and will pick back up next Friday…

Today I’m being featured over on the Stitch Steals blog.

Do you know about Stitch Steals??? I’m in love…. Stitch Steals is a deal of the day type site, but just for us sewing types! Everyday there is a new deal, a lot of fabric, some books and some really cool tools! And typically the products are 50% off, sometimes more, but rarely less.

I signed up for their alerts a little while back. And they have had some really awesome fabric, but I’ve never bit the bullet and bought anything. I’ve just been a lurker…

Until the other day. They had some great fabric that matched Christmas colors and I jumped on it…  Love the bright green and blues!

The service and speed with which I got my fabric was awesome! I also recently ordered something form another sale site (I won’t mention any names), but I had forgotten I had even ordered it by the time it got to me! And the fabric looked just as good in person as online. And great quality to boot! I’m sooo excited. Now I keep trying to convince myself that I need all the fabric that they are offering…

And then I thought, I should spread the word about this website and they graciously agreed to share a

$25.00 Dollar Gift Card to Stitch Steals

with one lucky reader!!!

And then they told me how much they liked I’m Feelin’ Crafty and wanted to feature me! ahhhhh…. Lovin’ It!

Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And be sure to come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Subscribe to Stitch Steals email alerts and tell us if you have a favorite sewing notion or fabric designer !

2) Become a fan of Stitch Steals on Facebook.

3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty. 

5) Share the Giveaway on your blog.

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday morning, August 10th, 2011.

Winner will be chosen using random.org.

 

Update 8/10- The Giveaway is now closed!

PS… This review was purely self-initiated. I received no free goods or compensation… I’m just truly excited and wanted to share!!

 

Check me out on Madigan Made today!

Very Cool! Remember the monster towel tutorial I did?

madigan made feature button

Well, it’s being featured over on Madigan Made today! Check out her blog while you’re there. There’s some other really cool tutorials to check out! Thanks for featuring me, it’s an honor!

Starting next week, we’re going to have some party fun! So be sure to check back (or subscribe!)

 

I Feel Like a Rock Star!

Wow, today I had the most views ever on my blog. I got excited when I saw the stats pass 200 and then move to 400 views. But I ended up with over 1,700 for the day. That might not be much for a lot of blogs, but….

 That’s a Feelin’ Crafty record!

Thanks to everyone for all the awesome and fun comments. It was so exciting to read all the comments and see all the ‘Likes’ come in. I have to admit it was hard to concentrate at work today.  Comments and ‘Likes’ from all over the world, from here on the west coast of the USA to the east coast and all between, to Pakistan, China, England, Australia and more!

And I was featured on the WordPress Homepage’s Freshly Pressed…

What a Happy Day! Thanks again everyone!

The Sketchbook Project- Done!

Well, this week there hasn’t been much bloggin’ goin’ on here this week. And I miss it. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy busy… Let’s see…

Finish The Sketchbook Project. Check

Finish Ghostie Order. Check

Made Baby Presents for one of my best friends preemie. Check

Patched husband’s jeans. Check

Finished Winter Photo Swap Project. Check

Get Featured in Another Etsy Treasury. Check

Oh, yeah, and worked all week and played with my family. Wow, honestly I didn’t realize how much I had done in a week. I’ll cut myself some slack on not blogging….

OK, all those projects will be posted (well, except the jeans. they look pretty good, but not very exciting.), but this one is the finished Sketchbook.

Come On, Bow Wow, Let's Go Campin'

Some pages are just ‘Happy Thoughts’ (the theme of the book), while others are ‘sketches’ of projects I have planned. Fish for a fishing game. Dreams of the beach while I’m working on a play mat. Upcoming quilts.

One Day I'll Fly Too

Rain Rain Go Away

Spring Is Here, I Wish

Not The Sun, Mercury

Climbing On Dragon Hill

So that’s mine… My favorite? I think the very first one I did, my son and his dog Bow Wow. Daddy used to tell Max stories, this is one he came up with, an adorable one about our son going camping with his stuffed animal Bow Wow. They packed their bags, headed out, pitched their tent, made a fire, and laid out under the stars before packing up and heading home for the snacks they forgot!

Which one is your favorite? Please tell!

This will be a traveling exhibit. If it comes to a city near you, check it out, scan my library card while perusing mine and the other 28,000…

February 19-27    Brooklyn   Brooklyn Art Library

March 12    Austin   Austin Museum of Art

March 30- April 2   Portland, ME    SPACE Gallery

April 8-9   Atlanta    The Granite Room

April 11-31   Washington, DC    Transformer Gallery

June 10-12     Seattle    Form/Space Atelier

June 18    San Francisco    111 Mina Gallery

July 14-17    Chicago    Hyde Park Arts Center

July 29-31   Winter Park    Full Sail University

 

She Likes It!

Ahhhhh… I sent Katie from oohmoon pictures of my Advent Calendar and she likes it! I’m honored to be the first reader project featured on her blog!

And my son loved it too!

blushing….

Happy Holidays!

Featured on Prudent Baby

I’m blushing!! I was included in Prudent Baby’s link love today!! I was sitting here with my husband and his siblings. Honestly, I really did start blushing and everyone started cheering for me! We’re a silly bunch!

The Prudent Baby blog is awesome! Every time I think, I want to make this or that, she has it!  Do check it out.

Thanks Prudent Baby ladies!

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