Friday, November 30, 2012

Duck Tape® moves from junk drawer to craft room

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Monday, November 26, 2012

2 1/2 Hour Chenille Scarf Tutorial by Linda Richards

"Ring Your Neck" Scarf Making Challenge participant, Linda Richards doesn't have a blog so I am hosting her entry into the challenge.  She created this gorgeous chenille scarf and has graciously included a free tutorial.  Linda has an online store called Desert Designs featuring her beautiful smocked items.  Please check out her site HERE.

Cyber Monday Sale Not to Miss!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pull-thru Scarf

Hello my lovely readers!
My current sewing challenge is the "Ring Your Neck" Scarf-Making Challenge.  You can sign up now if you think you can make a scarf by the end of November.  Anyone can join in!  If you look at my right sidebar, you'll see the list of all the challenge participants that have blogs or websites.  I encourage you to visit them and see what their recent projects.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Scarf Upcycle

Baby Tuff Update

Guess who's coming home after 109 days in the hospital?  TUFF!!!!  We have nicknamed my cousin's sweet son Tuff because he is just that: Tough as all get out!  

Socks for Sandy

I ran across this wonderful way to directly aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  
If you'd like to help out by donating socks and clothing, 

Lots of love and hugs and prayers for my east coast neighbors,

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fab Folds Challenge Winners Announced!

Remember waaaaaay back in September when we were working on pleats, pintucks, and smocking?  I know, it seems like forever ago to me as well!  Anyway, the waiting is over.  After a whole month of voting, the poll results are in.  Please visit THIS POST to review the challenge guidelines and THIS POST to see all the challenge entries.  
The projects receiving the most votes are:

Marisa from Passion et Courture created this striking smocked pillow.
She started used canadian smocking which is kind of cool since she's from Montreal!
The fabric had a subtle stripe or plaid that created really cool ombre effect when smocked.
Please check out her blog where she shows you how she made tons of great projects.
Marisa blogged about her pillow HERE.

Congrats Marisa!  
Here's your shiny badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

Bella from Nisabell Necessary made this incredible smocked book cover.
She pulled out all the stops when it came to adding details.
The intricate smocking is decorated with tiny beaded flowers--what dedication!
Please visit her blog and check out her fabulous tutorials.
Bella posted about her book cover HERE and HERE.
Congrats Bella!
Here's your shiny new badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

Mira from Sewing the Littleheart Collection made a tunic with leggings.
She managed to successfully include pintucks, pleats, and smocking all in one outfit!
All those techniques were perfectly executed (in knits no less!) and smartly placed--great  job!
Please check out Mira's blog packed with lots of handy tutorials.
Mira shows you how to recreate this outfit HERE.
Congrats Mira!
Here's your shiny new badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

These challenges are so rewarding for me as a hostess and a participant.  I love getting to know all of you and being inspired by your creativity.  I am constantly amazed at how different all the final entries are.  Congrats to all the participants!  It's not easy being presented with both a challenge and a deadline, but you all finished with style and class.  Thanks for all the effort you made to support each other and this challenge.  I hope we'll have this connection for a long, long time.  I look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future!  BIG HUGS!!!!

Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,
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