Sunday, September 26, 2010

Giveaway - Accuquilt Go! Cutter

Millie's Quilting is giving away a Go! Cutter. Head on over to her website to check it out!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

GO! Cutter Giveaway

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is hosting a giveaway for an Accuquilt GO! Cutter. Visit her website to enter.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Giveaways in Blogland

While checking in on all the blogs I follow this morning, I came across a few giveaways. So, I thought I would share them with you. is giving away fat quarters, charm packs and patterns.

Diary of a Quilt Mavin is giving away a book, charm packs and a pin cushion.

It Seams to be Sew is giving away a honeybun.

Stray Stitches is giving away a book, needles, thread, cross stitch chart and a kit to make your own dog collars.

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You Know You Are A Crafter When...

You know you are a crafter when it looks like an arts and craft store has exploded in your house. Everywhere you turn you see craft supplies and your family is wondering what has happened to you. I know what has happened to you, because it has happened to me... we are obsessed! Most of the time we can't even find a place to sit at the dining room table because we have two, three, four, or more, projects spread out. We have on-going projects in the dining room, living room, bedroom, and even in our car. We don't want to be somewhere and not be able to get our hands one of our current projects.

Yard sales become a way of life. We have the whole family up at 6:00 am every Saturday driving around town, looking for the items that scream at us to revive them. We drive around to the different thrift stores in town, three or four times a week, just to see what "new" things have come in. We see that old chair that most people think should have been thrown away, but not us. We see it stripped, stained, reupholstered and in all it's glory. We find vintage sheets with holes or stains, but to us they become tote bags, pillow cases, quilts or curtains. Everything we look at comes to life and has a new sense of purpose. There is nothing that cannot be revived from it's current state. We cannot go anywhere without thinking about crafting. Crafting proves the statement "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Being a crafter isn't really a hobby, it's your life. You become consumed. You try to stay focused on the project at hand, but it is too hard. You start on something and your mind begins to spin and you start making mental notes about your next five projects. You will always have something to do, but it is not a chore. We are grateful for the opportunity to give fabric, furniture and clothes new life.

You also know you are a crafter when you walk into your child's bedroom, knowing it's been too quiet and he/she is probably up to something, only to find them making a quilt out of scraps of paper and clear tape. They have watched you sit at your sewing machine for hours on end piecing together fabric and they want to be a part of it. So, they make a quilt the best way they know how. The best thing we can do in these moments is to fan the flame of creativity in our children.

All of you crafters out there, let your creativity and your individuality shine. Everyone has a different style, and that is what makes the world go around.

Heaven in a Jar

I am absolutely in love with this idea. As I read this I'm making a mental note of all the people I can give these to; teachers, neighbors, friends, etc. It's also something my 9-year-old daughter would love to help with. Head on over to According to Kelly and check it out.

I recently started making fabric covers for composition notebooks, the regular size and mini. All you need is 2 pieces of cotton and Wonder Under for each book. I found the tutorial on internet, but can't remember where. I'll look around and link to it if I can find it again.

These are great for back to school. Once the notebook is full, just remove it and put a new in.

Pocket Full of Posies

Pocket Full of Posies is having a giveaway. Visit their website to enter. They have monthly recipe packages that basically tell you what to cook each day and what ingredients you need to buy from the store. Great for anyone who doesn't have time to plan meals or a shopping list.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Charm Pack Giveaway

Mountain Home Quilts is having a giveaway for a charm pack. You can choose from Punctuation or 12 Days of Christmas. Both are really nice. Head on over to enter the giveaway and browse the website for some inspiration.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brown Bag Quilt Contest

I have recently signed up to join an "ugly" quilt contest. Of course, ugly doesn't mean ugly fabric, it just means fabric that I no longer want to use because my tastes have changed. For detailed information regarding this contest, click here to visit Stash Manicure.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Accuquilt Go! Cutter Giveaway

Well, I feel like I've become a blog that informs you of all the giveaways in blogland and not an actual sewing/quilting blog.

Truth is, I'm trying my hardest to win an Accuquilt Go! cutter and I want you to win one too. So, everytime I see a giveaway I post it here.

So, you need to check out He is giving away a Go! cutter. Check out his blog while you are there for some inspiration.