See ya there!
See ya there!
Today we have another hand picked collection from West Seattle Fabric’s Beach Bum shop!
Recently, West Seattle Fabrics has undergone quite a change! They closed the adorable little shop, which made myself and other locals quite sad. BUT!!! They moved to a beach location for classes and long arm quilting and machine repairs. AND!!! They still have their awesome fabric selections, just online and available during pop up shop hours. They are having Pop Up Shop hours this weekend at the new location and I am so excited to check out the new space. It looks like a great spot!
I had no idea narwhals were real! I’ve been intrigued with them since I learned about them. Which I have to admit was only about 10 years ago! Then I found out that they are actually real. They just don’t seem real to me for some reason! So when I saw them in the shop, I knew I’d love to have them in the bundle!
This giveaway is a fat quarter bundle of six different fabrics!
And if you just can’t wait to see if you have won, head on over to the West Seattle Fabric Company shop and snatch up yours today!
1. Visit the West Seattle Fabric Company’s website and let us know which is your favorite fabric! Leave one comment. (one entry)
2. Like the West Seattle Fabric Company on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)
3. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)
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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 May 10th at 11 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.
Be sure to check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for more giveaways!
And a Special Thank you to West Seattle Fabric Company!
Please help me welcome Ashley from Ashley Quite Frankly, who is sharing a super cute baby shower theme with us!
Every mom-to-be deserves to be princess for a day while pregnant, making a classic storybook-themed baby shower the perfect prologue to celebrate the upcoming adventure. Invite guests to bring their favorite childhood book to start a library and set the tone for a sweet storybook soiree. Here are some ideas to help with planning:
Invitations provide wonderful inspiration for themes and color schemes, but they’re even better when they can double as decor. Put your leftovers to use by creating a building block puzzle that serves as both centerpiece and keepsake.
What you’ll need:
Blank wooden blocks
Mod Podge glue
Paint or foam brush
Spare invitations and/or storybook pages
How to make it:
Step 1: Using the ruler, measure the blocks and lightly mark a grid on the invitation with pencil to indicate where to cut.
Step 2: Cut the paper into squares using the paper cutter — you could probably use scissors if you’re good at cutting straight lines (I am not.)
Step 3: Heavier card stock is the best paper to use to avoid air bubbles; these storybook-themed invitations from Tiny Prints have a slight texture that was thankfully forgiving. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge glue to the block and allow it to dry until it feels tacky. Coat the back of the paper in a thin layer before carefully applying it to the front of the block and pressing down firmly. Use a credit card or roller to smooth out bubbles.
Step 4: The back of these invitations had a beautiful pattern that was perfect for the tops and sides of the blocks. Search thrift stores or printable illustrations online for other ideas.
The finished product was easier than expected, affordable and adorable!
Book Plate Guest Book
Skip the traditional guest book in favor of personalizing the books each guest brought as a gift. These printable book plates coordinate with the invitations and allow attendees to leave their name and a note for baby-to-be.
Consider serving themed food like Pinkalicious punch, Peter Rabbit’s Garden Salad, and Three Little Pigs in a blanket for continuity. Little details like silverware roll-ups wrapped in a book page and raffia help bring your party story to life.
A chalkboard easel or frame with a sentimental quote on it creates a fun focal point, and your handy-dandy paper cutter along with the remaining pages of any books used for crafting can be turned into a colorful handmade garland. Just cut the pages into triangles and affix them to string — it’s as easy as that! And don’t worry, bibliophiles, only two dollar store books were harmed in the making of this party.
Send everyone home with chocolate chip cookies (a la “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”) as a sweet thank you for building baby’s library and creating a fairy-tale day that mom will never forget.
A storybook-themed shower is not only a fun event to plan, but also a lovely beginning to the newest chapter of a friend’s life. Take a look at a book in a whole new way and enjoy the party!
Ashley McCann is the award winning blogger behind Ashley Quite Frankly. As a Floridian mother of two young boys, Ashley spends most of her time tending to the various little people and animals in her life (which includes a hedgehog named Oswald). In her free time, she writes for Tiny Prints about parenting and crafty party planning. She recommends Tiny Prints to all her friends and family when it comes to baby shower invitations (here).
Hi! It’s giveaway time again! Once again, I’ve teamed up with several other great sewing bloggers to bring you another sewing themed giveaway! We’ve got a great prize package again this month, and you don’t want to miss out. Tons of great goodies!! Check it out!
You could win:
WOW right? This great giveaway is brought to you by:
Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
Jann @ Newton Custom Interiors
Irene @ Serger Pepper
Shantel @ See Me Sew
Stephanie @ The Tip Toe Fairy
Sara @ Made by Sara
Ajaire @ Call Ajaire
An @ Straight Grain
And me, I’m Feelin’ Crafty
Ok, time to enter!!!
Yep, you read right. October. I realized that I never blogged about it!
Do you remember the Christmas Pillow I made? Well, I made that one out the pieces I messed up making the blocks for this quilt!
The quilt was made by Briawnna over at Purple Poppy Designs. She told us which blocks to use and a color pallette. She put it together and then sent it off!
For the blocks we used the Moda Love Block. I love (ha, get it? Love it!) the block! I had some problems, but I think that was more becuase I was chattin’ at our quilt retreat instead of really reading the directions!
Would you make this block? It makes a great pillow and a great quilt!
ok, yes, I love to make the kiddo pj’s! I don’t know why…. But I do! So I did it again!
My lady friends over at Frances Suzanne ashed me to participate in their newest project, Free for All. It’s a part of thier Flip this Pattern series, but the kick to this part is that you have to use free patterns and you don’t have to Flip them! And right around when they asked me, I saw See Kate Sew’s pj pant pattern and I know I had to make them!
It’s all been just perfect timing! I saw Kate’s pants, right around the time I got asked to do this. I had already ordered the monster fabric I wanted to use to make PJ pants and the kiddo just had a growth spurt and outgrew a few pairs of pj’s!
But PJ pants need a top right? So I also needed to find a free for all boy’s top! And I did!
I tried out the Back to School Raglan Tee from Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. The pattern is a size 6 only, so I was a little worried it would be too big. It is a little big, but not too much! The only thing I did differently on this top is that I didn’t add the bottom hem since the shirt I upcycled already had a hem.
I was a bit worried about the neckline too. But I love how it turned it out! The kiddo has a larger head and I’ve had problems with some patterns being hard to get over his head, but not with this one!
As I was sewing the sleeves, I thought, no way are these going to be long enough! But once I added the cuffs. Perfection!
I asked him if he really likes his new PJ’s and he LOVES them! He did say that he likes the shirt, but he likes the pants the best!
The sizing dilemma I had with the top was just the opposite! The PJ pants pattern is only in a size 5, so I was worried they might be too small. But… They are a little big… I’m confused! Ha! I might need to resize the elastic….
For this one, I did do a few things differently then suggested. First, I lined them with a thin flannel. So I basically made two pairs of pants and put them inside each other, then added the cuffs and waist band. For the flannel, I did as the tutorial says. After I made the lining, I was debating on how to do the monster fabric. I didn’t want to cut it up too much. So I taped the front and back pattern pieces together and overlapped the seam allowance. This allowed me to not have the side seam and have the monsters wrap around the edge, uninterrupted!
I did add the cuffs, per the tutorial, but mine aren’t as tight as I thought they would be. No one’s complaining though!
Both peices are super comfy! And who says PJ’s can’t be a little loose!
I just love this picture! The pup and the blanket have been with him since Day 1, pretty much! This Christmas the alien was added in to the crew. And a couple of weeks ago, Kangaroo Rat was added to the crew.
Can I leave on the PJ’s mom? Of course, cutie!
And don’t forget to check out everyone else’s free pattern sewing!
Have you decorated for Valentine’s Day? Sitting here writing this, I realized I didn’t really decorate this year! I made a wreath and a ton of kiddo Valentines and my own quilted postcards, which is all WAY more than I usually do for Valentines Day!
I usually do a little something, but this year I’m in love with the hearts!
But this year I was just having so much fun with the postcards, that I decided to make a pillow. But I didn’t really want pink for the house. That’s when the whole tree thing hit me!
So I ran back to West Seattle Fabric Co and picked up some of the wood grain fabric from the Nutmeg line of Dear Stella! And got to work. Even ‘carving’ our family initials into the tree!
A new thing I’m trying out this year is joining up with some amazing other sewing bloggers to do some fun giveaways! Today starts our very first one! Who doesn’t want store credit at awesome fabric shops like Imagine Gnats, Fabric.com, The Fabric Fairy and patterns from Pattern Revolution??? I don’t know anyone that would say no! So neither should you!
January’s giveaway is sponsored by:
**Giveaway is open worldwide but you are responsible for any extra shipping charges due to your location when using the shop credits**
Winner will be contacted by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org and will have 48hrs to claim the prize.
(on my wordpress site, it won’t host the actual rafflecopter giveaway. You do have to click on the link above!)
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Since the boys don’t stay up to see the fireworks, our NYE tradition is going to see the Zoo lights! I’ll be back this weekend!
And I love seeing quilty inspiration all over the place, like this sign for the ZooLights!!!I so want to make this into a quilt!!!
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!
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….
And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……
Yea! Michelle! You’re the Winner!
Architect. Artist. Crafter. Photographer. Sew-er. Quilter. Mother. Wife. I make because it’s what fulfills me (well, second to my adorable family, that is). Sit still? Um, nope. Not very good at that. It’s the art of making things that inspires me to a life of self inflicted insomnia.
This blog is where I write about things I make for friends and family, things I make to sell and things that inspire me.
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