And the winner is….

NETTIE-Closet Case Patterns

Rachel!! From the blog, A Study in Stitching!!


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There were 40 comments on the blog post, but both Heather’s of Sonja’s comments were not counted.

Thank you all for entering!!

I can’t wait to see what everyone makes! I have a couple more inspiration posts, planned. Look for more Indie Love mash ups, including more freebies and tutorials!

I’m going to continue to bask in the afterglow of a stupendously awesome day (at work, where a project I worked REALLY hard on went so, SO well), an awesome time at drinks afterwards and then the grande finale at Jen’s superb party (where I got squeeze all of my NYC best girls and met some for the first time!)!!

It was a day that won’t be topped for a long while!!




GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Guess That Pattern!!

Hello, again!!

I realized that I forgot the best part of a guessing game,


So, I’ll be giving away two patterns, one to Amanda who guessed which type of oterwear correctly.

It’s a CAPE!!

The other pattern will go to the person (and if more than one, a randomly selected person from that pool) who can guess which pattern it is.

Here’s a photo I posted on instagram while I was tryng to decide on the final finishing.

Britex Fabrics Project #1

I’m so excited to show you the final product!!


Lizzy got it right!

BIG Cables & BIG Winners!!

Dudes, I really hate snow.

The frigid temps did make for the perfect opportunity to wear this sweater I thrifted a million years ago.

BIG Damn Cables

Sweater :: Thrifted Express Design Studio
Jeans :: Old Navy
Sneakers :: Mia

But you guys don’t care about that!! Or how nice my eye make-up was today.


BIG Damn Cables

Drugstore Makeup ;0)
Lip :: Revlon Kissable Balm in Smitten
Eye Shadow :: Wet n’ Wild Petal Pusher palette
Liner :: Jordana
Blush :: Something cheap in Raspberry
Mascara :: Clear Maybelline

BIG Damn Cables

You wanna know who won the patterns, of course! But, first, look at how my blue hair color has faded!

BIG Damn Cables

Okay, Okay. Here are the winners!!

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Rachel from Felt Sew Knot Fair!

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Liza Jane from Liza Jane Sews!

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Stevie from Beebee’s Vintage Dress!

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These ladies all included AWESOME quotes!! And also happen to prefer Miss Kristiann’s patterns,  soooooo, I’m gonna play Oprah and give the women what they’re asking for!!


Grainline and Mimi G fans, fret not. I will do another giveaway soon!

Stay tuned for actual sewing content, I cut out my cropped jacket wearable muslin, and just got the new In Style which always makes me want to sew!

Sew Grateful GIVEAWAY!!!

As you know, I am sew grateful for you all!! To say thank you,

I will give away

one DIGITAL DOWNLOAD pattern/tutorial

from each of these indie pattern sellers to

THREE lucky peeps!!

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All you have to do is comment with a choice A and B (in the event that your first choice is taken) and that’s it!

If you’re feeling charitable, you can share:

Your favorite color

Favorite book

A fab quote

You have until

Friday, February 8th at Midnight

to enter!!


We have two winners!!

Angela A has won Style Me Vintage Hair!!


Juliette has won the Victory Pattern of her choice!!

When I contacted Victory Pattern‘s proprietress, Kristiann, about sending the last giveaway winner her pattern, she congratulated me on Missy making the honor roll and very kindly offered to provide any future giveaway winnings free of charge! Isn’t that awesome of her??

I want to thank everyone for their kind words!! They mean so much to me, truly. I try very hard to be the best parent I can be, so their success and happiness makes me feel successful and happy!!

*Because there were multiple comments in some places, the random selection was out of 25, not 29(the total tally of comments). Those entries were counted as one.*

Good News Day GIVEAWAY

The wait is over and the news is good!!

My baby got into the middle school of her choice!!!!

We are so excited for her! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I don’t know how I would have consoled her when I would have been just as devastated as she would have been if she did not get in.

To celebrate, I will be giving her something that will make her scream, lol. She LOVESSSSSS Barbie (I, know. I know.) and has been receiving catalogs from here for a few months. They had a sale a while back for Barbie’s b-day and I took the time to order a few things for her graduation present while the getting was good.

These two items were part of the order and were two of the things that she hinted at wanting. She also wanted a Bob Mackie doll that I would have had to put in a safe deposit box, lol. It’s safe to say that we went with the affordable options available.

Missy will have those treats and

you all can enter for a chance to win:

Or a pattern of your choice from

If you would like a chance to win you can do one of the following:

Comment here saying which you’d like to win.

Comment here saying which you’d like to win and tell me what you’re reading.

Comment here saying which you’d like to win and tell me something you had for dinner recently.

Comment here saying which you’d like to win and tell me your favorite blog/online mag.

Everyone gets just the one entry.

I just love to hear about what people are reading and eating and I love to find new blogs ;o)

*In the event that an international visitor wins the book, we will work out the best way to get it to you.*

You have until Midnight (eastern standard time) Thursday, May 24th to enter!!


EDITED TO ADD: This giveaway is over. Thanks to those who entered!!


Wow, I never realized how hard it would to only choose three people!

I want to give you all a pattern 😦

But then I’d be nearly broke, lol!

The three lucky ladies are…………..


Woohoo!! I have to tell you guys, I am so lame that I’m writing this post at like 12:15am, lol. I couldn’t wait to see who the winners would be. I’ve already emailed you guys and everything.

I want to thank everyone for entering (and in Veronica Darling’s case, tweeting the giveaway :D), your kind words about my children and their achievements and for the kind things that were said about me as result of them. So sweet! I am totally doing this again. It was so much fun!!

As you’re reading this I will have dragged my sick self to dance class (Daughter#1 is taking a break from art classes this term) and possibly a piano lesson (Son#1 has been telling me songs in musical notes for two weeks) if things work out.

Wish me luck!