Merry Christmas!

From my family to Yours!

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We were making wishes tonight and my son wished for everyday to be Christmas. I don’t want everyday to be Christmas, but I would like to see the kindness of Christmas last all year.

I’m taking the rest of the year off from the blog, but will be back after the first of the year! I’m going to enjoy the family and some sewing. I hope you can do the same!

Thanks for reading!

 

The Blue Mountain and $250 Gift Card Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Blue Mountain giveaway with a $250 gift card!! I honestly can’t believe that there wasn’t more interest in it. I think it’s a fantastic eCard site and I am surprised more readers didn’t want to win the gift card!

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

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #8!

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Yea! Linda! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to Blue Mountain for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Ice Castle Kit In a Bag!

Calling all Frozen fans!! Or should I say, calling everyone giving a Frozen fan a gift this year!!

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My son was invited to a Frozen birthday party last week and I was debating what to give. I wanted it Frozen themed, but I didn’t want it to be too ‘Frozeny’…. If you know what I mean!

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Then I figured it out! Years ago I saw the DIY Fort Kit by Saltwater Kids. For real. I’ve wanted to make a DIY Fort Kit for YEARS! But I changed it up a bit and made it Frozen themed….

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Most of the supplies came from the dollar store. We stocked it with clothespins, clips, suction cups, rope, double stick tape and fabric. And of course, you can’t have an ice castle without snowflakes! Now, here comes the expensive part… The fabric. The fort kit uses sheets. For this one, I wanted more of a see thru icy feel so I bought sheer fabrics. 7 yards of fabric that is! I used 4 yards of the iridescent fabric and 3 yards of the sheer. Then we did throw in a white sheet.

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I also used ribbon for the ‘hooks’. I cut 6″ pieces of the ribbon, folded it over and sewed it on to the fabric pieces. I put a hook on each corner, one in the very center and one on each center of the long side… Does that make sense? But then on the white, I added a couple more hooks where I thought I’d need them. There’s no real rule here!

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And I made the bag too… I kept putting off the bag because I couldn’t find the right fabric for it. One night I was going to stop by the fabric store and my son didn’t want to. I wish I could remember what he said, but whatever it was, it totally inspired me to make my own!

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I just happened to have bought these foam snowflakes about 3 years ago and never used them. Perfect! And then I just happened to have a block of wood the right size. I just used some double stick tape and stuck the foam flake on there, painted it and stamped it! Easy!

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Of course I had to try it out before I wrapped it! AWESOME! It made putting a fort together so simple. You have all your pieces right there. The hooks make it simple to rig it up to your furniture and doors and windows! My son really wants one, but he did request one, ‘that’s not a Frozen theme.’

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What do you think? Are you off to the dollar store for supplies right now!!?? You can print the label here!

Would you add anything else? Let me know!

Blue Mountain Giveaway with a $250 Gift Card!

Recently I was contacted by Blue Mountain to join with them in sharing Letters to Santa and sharing a Blue Mountain Membership and $250.00 gift card to you! I couldn’t refuse!

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Do you know Blue Mountain? It’s basically an online card shop. A card shop that provides an easy way to stay in touch with friends and family using online eCards and printable cards! I love thier collection of printable cards! I wish I had known about them a couple of weeks ago!

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You know I love a good letter to Santa! And so do they! They have a great collection of letters to Santa and letters from Santa! Yep! We always sign up for a nearby town’s Letters From Santa program and the kiddo has always gotten a letter from Santa. He loves it! So now we can write our own!

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As a Member, you have access to tons of great cards for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and dozens of other events and occasions. Whether you want to say thanks, share birthday greetings, or just let loved ones know they’re in your thoughts! They have all sorts of things, like ‘postcards’ that you can email or post to Facebook and printable stationary and Desktop Calendar Wallpapers. That’s the really cool thing, the number of options!

Membership offers unlimited access to all of thier cards, but that’s not all! They also offer reminders, never forget another birthday, anniversary or holiday, and an address book, all your addresses in one place!

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There’s cards for all occasions, even coupons for special occasions like Mother’s Day and stationary! And I realized, you can edit almost of the cards, so if you like the picture, but not what it says… Just edit it!

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

1A. Post a picture of your Letter to Santa to Instagram using the social hashtag, #BMALettertoSanta. Leave one comment including your IG name. (one entry)

or 1B. If you don’t do Instagram or aren’t writing a letter to Santa, feel free to let us know your favorite holiday tradition! Leave one comment. (one entry)

Please do only 1 or 2, not both!

But there are a couple more ways to enter!

2. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. Follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Instagram at @imfeelincrafty. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4. Follow Blue Mountain on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 4 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on December 21st at 12 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!

 

 

 

 

The Giveaway Day Winner is….

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the West Seattle Fabric Company  and Beach Bum Fabrics giveaway! Please, please, please, remember all those fantastic fabrics you choose and be sure to visit  West Seattle Fabric Company  and Beach Bum Fabrics next time you are fabric shopping!

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And don’t forget…. If you aren’t the winner below, you can still purchase the fat quarter bundle here! And it’s on sale!! Even better!

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

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #109!

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Yea! Michelle! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to West Seattle Fabric Company and Beach Bum Fabrics for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

A New Christmas Pillow

This project started out as a mistake, but turned into something I love!

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A new Christmas pillow!

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ChristmasPillow-Oops-ImFeelinCraftyI was making these blocks for our last do.Good Stitches quilt of the year and I totally made a mess out of the directions. I don’t know why I couldn’t seem to get it right. Anyway, I ended up having a bunch of little half square triangles that were smaller than they were supposed to be. I knew I had to do something with the pieces!

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The pattern is for the Moda Love block.

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With the input of awesome Seattle Modern Quilt Guild friends, I ended up adding the border and quilting the top to make into our new pillow!

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I added a zipper. I used to always do this, but then went back to the easier envelope back style. But this time I decided to add the zipper. I just happened to have a green one out on my table, so I used it!

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There’s nothing too special about the back….

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I’m so happy I didn’t just scrap my mistake pieces! I think it turned out just lovely for a Christmas pillow, or an any time of year pillow for that matter!

September do.Good Stitches Quilt

My second do.Good Stitches quilt for the Nurture Circle is a success! If I do say so myself!

SeptDoGood-Main-ImFeelinCraftyThe family loves it so much, they asked if I could donate money and keep the quilt…. Um, no. But I’m glad they like it!

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I’ve been wanting to do a half square triangle quilt for some time now. There is a ton of inspiring ones out there, for sure. But I wanted the blocks BIG! So we each did two 20″ squares! We followed the tutorial at That girl that quilt, method one. We started with (2) 15 inch squares of different colors, sewed around the edges and cut per the tutorial. This leaves you with (4) 10.25 HST squares. For more variation, you actually need to do it 3 times, which actually gives you enough for 3 blocks.

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I guess I could have made a super huge quilt, but instead I did something I have never attempted before… I made the back and front of the quilt the same! When I was basting it, I realized it was a little trickier than I realized it was going to be to match up all the lines. It’s not perfectly aligned, but it’s pretty close!

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The other problem with making the same front and back was that it was hard to come up with a quilting pattern. If I followed the triangles on the front, it wouldn’t be the same on the back… They are the same, but the triangles don’t necessarily go in the same directions! So I picked this grid pattern! I like it!

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SeptDoGood-Blocks-ImFeelinCraftyI also love the colors! Have you read The Invention of Wings? It’s fantastic! It’s about slave ownership and two sisters that grow to fight slave discredit and abolish the owning of slaves. Which doesn’t sound like a very fun topic, but trust me it’s awesome! The two main slaves in the story are the seamstresses for the family and they are also quilters. In the first few pages they describe a quilt they are making and it’s these colors, pink, orange, red and purple. And black. I was totally inspired. I knew I wanted to put these colors together with a half square triangle quilt!

 

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My original intent was to add in some black once I got the blocks. But I loved it just the way it was without the black. So then I was going to bind it in black…. But obviously, I didn’t do that either. I used a scrappy binding combining all the colors of the quilt.

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I also wanted all solids. I used Kona Solid Kumquat for orange, Kona Solid Tomato for the red and Kona solid Pink for (You guessed it) the pink. The purple is a Clothworks. The white is also Kona Solid White. Each person used at least 3 colors and white.

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Our group uses the labels and I love how perfect the colors matched!

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I’m also super excited that this one, plus two others from our circle, was nominated to be in the do.Good Stitches Quilt Show at Quiltcon! I’ll know soon if it made the cut or not!

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Our quilts go to My Very Own Blanket, an organization that give foster kids their very own blanket. I recently learned that they personalize each quilt with the child’s name. I certainly hope that whoever gets this one loves it as much as my kiddo does!

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Day with West Seattle Fabrics

Yea! It’s Giveaway Day AGAIN over on Sew Mama Sew. And who’s our Giveaway Sponsor?? Yep, you guessed it! We’re celebrating with The West Seattle Fabric Company once again!

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This giveaway day we decided to use fabric from her beach shop, Beach Bum Fabrics! If you follow me on pinterest, you know I love some great beach house inspiration! I love living by the water and so does my buddy Monica, the shop owner! Since I was 10, I have never lived far from water and I can’t imagine living anywhere inland. It makes me claustrophobic! So, when Monica suggested that this giveaway be from her specialty shop, I, of course, said yes!

 

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It all started with those adorable jellyfish! In real life, I hate jellyfish! And those tentacles that stick to the crab traps and then to your pier and still sting when you kneel on them as you lower the trap back over the edge of the pier. Yep. Not a fan! Can you tell that that might have actually happened? and that I was scarred by that event? Well… As much as I don’t like them in real life, I LOVE illustrations of them! So this bundle all started with the jellyfish!

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Once we had the jellyfish picked out, I added the other prints and found the awesome solids to pull them all together!

This giveaway is a fat quarter bundle of five different fabrics! 3 prints and 2 solids. The prints include:

Jellyfish from the Splash Collection by Timeless Treasures

Lures from the Fly Aweigh Collection by Samantha Walker

Makin’ Waves from the Shore Thing Collection by Michael Miller

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And if you just can’t wait to see if you have won, head on over to the West Seattle Fabric Company’s Beach Bum Shop and snatch up yours today! And of course, the West Seattle Fabric Company’s original site, also known as the ‘Mainland Site‘ is always awesome!

And if you just can’t wait to win, you can buy the bundle already put together! Check it out here!

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

1. Visit the West Seattle Fabric Company’s Beach Bum Shop website and let us know which is your favorite fabric! Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. Follow West Seattle Fabric Company on Instagram at @westseattlefabrics. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4. Follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Instagram at @imfeelincrafty. Leave one comment. (one entry)

5. Share the giveaway on your blog, FB page, or tweet about. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on December 12th at 12 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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Be sure to check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for more giveaways!

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And a Special Thank you to West Seattle Fabric Shop and Beach Bum Fabrics!

Santa and Our Christmas List Printable

It’s that time of year again! That time of year where Santa comes to town!

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Please excuse the pictures, I totally forgot my camera! What??? I know! No idea what I was thinking! Our local Westfield Mall contacted me about taking pictures with Santa before Thanksgiving. At first I was thinking no… I don’t do Christmas before Thanksgiving. But then that weekend, Dad had to work, so it was just the kiddo and myself hanging, so I said why not??? And of course the kiddo didn’t mind!

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So we updated the date on our Christmas List, printed it and started filling in the blanks! You can get the updated letter here to download.

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We’ve been loving this list for a few years now! From 2012 to now!

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So we headed to the mall!  The kiddo got to go over his list with Santa and chat about whether he was naughty or nice (of course he was nice!) and smile for the photo!

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This year they have a great setup so that you can even make an appointment with Santa, so no waiting in lines. Pretty nice! If you are local, be sure to check out Santa’s schedule here for the times he gets away from his Christmas planning to take pictures at Westfield Southcenter Mall! 

Each guest will have an opportunity to share their Christmas wishes and pose with a naturally bearded Old Saint Nick, as well as receive special offers, including:

  • A $10 or $20 promotional card with Shutterfly.
  • Two complimentary youth tickets to the Pacific Science Center for guests who purchase photo package ‘A’ (up to $29 value)

Photo packages range from $22 to $47. Guests can pre-order their photo packages and make their Fast Past reservations by visiting here, which permits guests to bypass lines by going straight to the Fast Pass line.

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Have you been naughty or nice this year?? Santa knows! And despite my griping about going early, we had a great time visiting with Jolly Old St. Nick!

I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!

Stylish Slippers!

I’m still here! I got a little off track with blogging with some things going on in my world that actually put blogging on the back burner. But I’m back!

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And I’m back with a super fun project! I recently got to test my bloggin’ buddy’s, Mel from Filles a Maman, newest pattern for some super warm slippers!  The pattern is awesome since it’s one pattern for the whole family!

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The pattern is intended for both knit and fleece. For mine I used fleece on the outside and knit on the inside. The funny thing was I had this big bag of scraps that I was about to give away, but I had to grab it and pull it back downstairs to get the fleece scraps to make the slippers! See, I just kept saying I don’t need these scraps, but as soon as I go to get rid of them, I need them!  Anyway….

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And I made them for me! I’m glad I did, but Mel asked me to make my size. I still want to make some for the kiddo, too. And maybe even Dad! Maybe even the Grandparents…. So many options!

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The pattern is a very quick sew. I think it took about 1.5 hours, from start to finish! The pattern is very well written and the diagrams make it super easy to follow!

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The bottom calls for the non slip fabric that you put in the foot of pj’s. You can get this at Joann’s, or she tells you a secret of how to make it yourself! Well, I don’t know if it’s really a secret or not… Puffy paint!

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And best of all…. It’s only $5.95 on Craftsy for only a day or so more! So buy it now!