Monday, September 13, 2010

We'll talk later ...

Friday, September 10, 2010


Sorry for the lateness in my announcement of the winner ...

So I went to random number generator, put my data in, and it picked lucky #13 as the winner!  Which happens to be:

Patty said...
Yes you truly are awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway.
September 4, 2010 3:50 PM

Patty, thanks for telling me how awesome I am (I don't feel like I am most days, but it's nice to hear, isn't it??) ... make sure you contact me with your mailing address so I can get these goodies out to you!  

:o)  Enjoy your weekend everybody!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tomorrow is giveaway day!

Don't forget - the winner of my little giveaway will be announced tomorrow night!  Make sure you get your entries in before the deadline (9 p.m. EST).

And because this is a buyer's market, I figured I'd put this out there ... Anyone looking for a gorgeous house?

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's GIVEAWAY time!

I have been frantically cleaning up my studio, and I'll explain why in another post at another time, but I have been putting together this awesome little pile of goodies for you guys. 

How would you like to have these bad boys in your hands?

What you're looking at is:

"Pretty Little Cozies" which is chock full of little doodads and cutsie little things you can make for yourself or loved ones.  (Whoever wins this giveaway:  I hope you make me a sewing machine cover because I never made one for myself, and that was why I bought this book ... just sayin').

"The New Handmade, Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style" ... I bought this one for no particular reason, but it's also filled with goodies that you can sew up for gifts.

"Lots of Dots, Quilts & More" by Cotton Way.  Need I say more?  Bonnie is a genius and this book has several easy patterns to prove it - all with, you guessed it, dots!

There are 4 random quilt patterns, 1 of which is an adorable paper piecing project by Paper Panache!

And of course a beautiful charm pack of Fresh Cottons designed by Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree & Co.)

So ... there's quite a bit of inspiration packed into this giveaway, and it's all going to go to ONE lucky person.  Want to nab it for yourself?  Here's what you do ...

For ONE entry:  Leave a comment for this post.  Tell me how awesome I am, or how awesome you are ... or anything really.  Just leave a comment.

For ANOTHER entry:  Become a follower of my blog.  It's easy - just click the button right over there (yeah, the one on the right, under the other followers).  Leave a second comment letting me know that you're a follower (or already were a follower).

For a THIRD entry:  Blog about this giveaway.  Come back here, and leave a third comment with a link to your blog - hey, I want to see it, and become one of YOUR followers (if I'm not already).  It's only fair, right?

So, you have 3 possible chances to win.  I can assure you that I will probably ADD to the stash of goodies before it goes out, so I'm going to let the giveaway run a FULL WEEK to give me a chance to go through my stash of stuff in the back.  I'm not going to post about the extras that were included for the winner, you're just going to be surprised if you win.   ;o)

That being said, the winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator on Friday, September 10th at 9 p.m. EST ... give or take an hour or so.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This evening, I graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in Tampa as a full specialist.  It was a bittersweet event.  Good, because now it's finally over ... and sad, because now it's over.

As a graduation gift, my husband told me that he bought me one of these:

This little phrase is popping up all over our house.  I have it hanging in my studio, there's a postcard hanging on the fridge ... you get the idea.  I say it a lot too.  Whenever someone is having a bad day, life is throwing lemons our way, or just as an everyday little "pick me up" ... there's usually not a day that goes by without one of us saying this catchy little phrase.  It's only fitting that I should be wearing it around my neck too.

If you find you need one of these too, you can find the Etsy seller here.  She makes them in all kinds of colors.

And on another note, stay tuned and make sure you visit me on Friday.  I'll be updating with the giveaway information!     :o)