15 October 2012

A Lifetime of Fabric

How awesome would that be to win a lifetime (well 20 years) of fabric, 52 yards of fabric a year, SWEEEET!

Follow this link so I can get another entry and enter yourself.

I will share if you do, hehehe, Dad I used your address, hey we might be moving to the States soon anyways, things are looking pretty grim here.



 

Some videos

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Here's Nik saying Thanks for the presents.
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And here is Kat telling us her favorite place to be!  All planes go to America!

12 October 2012

A week of packages

I feel super loved this week, I got so many goodies in the mail, check it out.
Dad sent me a box of fabrics

These 2 fabrics would look great in an I-spy quilt(on my to do list)

These 2 maybe a dress for baby Kat?
Dad and Rhonda also sent a dress pattern for Kat, maybe I will use the fabric above.  They also sent a scarf that Rhonda had picked up on her trip to Italy and a little billfold purse, and some coloring supplies for the kids.  And not only did they send the fabric but they also thought about string and buttons, now I wonder who did the shopping Dad or Rhonda?  I also got a picture of Rhonda with her parents, but if it was Dad in the fabric aisle I would have loved a picture of that too!
 My friend Percy in Rescue California sent me a box of books plus my favorite candy "Hot Tamales" can't find those in Greece either.  She sent me a book that I have been wanting for a while "Your bodies many cries for water" and Arthur even snagged a book (rare occurrence) wanting to read "Creative Visualization".
12 lbs. of books
Both packages cost the same Dad's $63 and Percy's $69, Dad's weighed 2 lbs., Percy's 12 lbs.  I think you got ripped off Dad, sorry but the guy you go too should have put your stuff in the box that cost $45, I mean really when sending fabric you don't need half  of the box to be filled with peanuts whats going to break the buttons?
Plus I have heard that it is better to pack it yourself and in your own box. 
Thanks everyone for your gifts, I love them and the kids have even snagged a few things.


11 October 2012

Fabric Giveaway at 44th Street Fabric

Wow, there is a huge giveaway over at 44th Street Fabric, hop on over and quickly because it ends today the 11th of October.
Fabric Giveaway

Good luck everyone
Mara

09 October 2012

Fabric Swap


I am slowly getting into the swing of doing some sewing and hopefully will be making a quilt very soon, but I need a little more variety of fabric so I thought it would be fun to join in a fabric swap.

The basic details of the swap:
You will cut 5 stacks of 50- 2.5" squares. Each of those 50 fabrics should be different or no more than 2 of the same. So a total of 250 squares. Swappers will be assigned 5 partners to swap with and you'll receive 250 squares back in return.
Sign up deadline is October 21, 2012, all of the details can be found at Peach Patch Quilts.

And if you are wondering what you'd make with a bunch of 2.5" squares? Make sure you are checking out the Sweet Treats Blog Hop this week, a lot of the projects that they have shown so far are ones on my Pin It! Sew It! Pinterest Board.  I can't wait to start making some of the things shown.

On a family note, Katerina has decided against going to school, so not so much crafting getting done as I would have wished.  And here are Nik's sta'ts:
Number of Day's in School : 9
Number of Day's out Sick : 7
Day's refused to go to School : 3
Teacher's on Strike : 1
Stayed in School the full 4 hours : 0

The teacher's have called us early every day to come pick him up, saying that he is tired, does this happen in the States?


08 October 2012

Pay it Forward!

I was so lucky to win a prize that I would like to give a little something to you!

I was strolling around today and bumped into this amazing opportunity
courtesy of
and I wanted to share some blogger love with you!
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I would love to Pay It Forward and send YOU a crafty gift...so, I'm asking three of you to sign up too...(If more than 3 people comment below then I will do a raffle) here are the details, please read the rules carefully before signing up! International quilters are welcome.

1. I will make a crafty gift for each of the first three people to comment on this post or if more than 3 then I will do a raffle. This little gift is a surprise, and will arrive to you anytime within the next 365 days.

2. To sign up to pay it forward, you need to commit to the project yourself... so you can pay it forward too! Just post this, or something similar on your blog so others can get involved.

3. You need to have an active blog of your own...{or some other way to post up your PiF info like a flickr, pinterest, or facebook account. Basically you'll need a place to announce your own PiF and to post some pics of the process.}

4. After commenting on this post, post something similar on your blog...so you can spread the pay it forward love. I will email you asking for your mailing address {and the online address where you are posting} so I can get your little treat in the mail. {Please make sure that your email address is visible on your profile or leave it in the comment.}

I am so excited about this opportunity and can't wait to send YOU a little gift.
If you are still interested after reading all of these "RULES", then please leave me a comment telling me your favorite animal and your favorite color.  I hope to hear from a lot of people to make it more fun, don't you just love paying it forward!

06 October 2012

I won something!

That is so awesome to win something for making something for someone else, it makes me feel so good.  Read the blog below for what I made and check out what I won.

I can totally make something cool out of this, Daisy Janie Geo Grand Charm pack & 1/2 yard each of Hip Squares and Caravan.  Super, Super excited this is the first time winning anything, if you have an idea of what I could make out of this too cute fabric let me know.  The fabric is being given by Sondra at the Contemporary Cloth store.
If you are a crafter or would like to give you should check out Hopeful Threads, each month they do a new project, I don't have money to give but I can put a few hours into creating something to give and that feels good.

01 October 2012

2nd COMPLETED sewing project and a giveaway!

Hello everyone, I am so happy that I completed another sewing project and this one was for a good cause!  Over at Hopeful Threads they do a special project each month, and in September it was Remember Service Men and Women, go to their website to get more info.  I really like the project that they did in January, the babies are so cute, there is even one that I can tell has the same problem that Nik had, see if you can spot him with a diaper around his waist.
Okay back to the project, the goal was to make 100 pillowcases and electronic cases, so I made 2 pillowcases and an I-pad sleeve. The I-pad sleeve tutorial can be found Here.
What do you think?
Well I hope someone enjoys it!  Now if you think you want an I-pad sleeve I have a gift for you.
You can have this one! made with organic cotton!
My first I-pad sleeve I kind of made a few mistakes and although it still works I didn't want to give it as a gift to a complete stranger, but hey family is A okay.  So if you want it, just let me know, I also have the insides to make another one you can tell me what colors you like and I will make a special one just for you.  The inside is made with a really nice cozy fabric and I also put some of my precious Warm and Natural batting inside for extra protection.
If your wondering I do not have an I-Pad because they cost 640euros, that's $821 dollars, $321 dollars more than what you pay in the States, Greece is in a crisis, hello, I don't think anyone can afford that.