Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Boutonniere Tutorial on Tuts+

Hey everyone! I forgot to mention that I have a new tutorial up on Tuts+! It is for this lovely Camelia boutonniere and includes the pattern for creating the paper flower. Head on over and check it out, let me know what you think.

Perfect for a winter wedding or formal, no?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bathroom Remodel

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! The new house is coming along (it feels like a very slow process, but many people have told the hus and I that they are shocked by how much we have done already since buying our home in July).

If you follow me on Instagram you have likely already seen much of the progress we have made, but I thought I'd share some peeks of our bathroom (still in progress).

Here is the bathroom floor before we tore it up and laid down new hex tiles. Gorgeous, right?

Here is the floor about half done. Alreadya huge improvement.

Here is the progress from this past weekend. We took out the grimy old fiberglass tub surround and laid new ceramic subway tiles (tiling was definitely easier the second time around, but I don't know how anyone can do this as a job--my most heartfelt respect to anyone in this line of work).

This weekend we hope to paint the bathroom, caulk everything and install the new baseboards. Then I'll have a nice new bathroom, and I can't wait to take some nice final photos to show you all!

Are any of you working on home improvement projects? I'd love to hear what you are working on and if you have any tips or insights!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jazz Up Your Embroidery

If you've taken a peek at my Embroidery Stitch Library you may be ready to take your stitching to the next level. I have a post on different types of thread up today at Tuts+, go check it out and start experimenting!

The new house is still shaping up slowly, and I hope to have a "before" tour ready to share with you all sometime soon. There are a LOT of projects on the horizon, so thank you all for bearing with me in this hectic post-move time. I can't wait to share projects as well as some tips and tricks I've been picking up!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Screen Printed Pillows from EarthCadets

Hey everyone! I know it's been awhile, but that is because.. we bought a house! Well, we are still in the process, but we are buying a house and it has been time consuming to say the least. Fear not, once the moving is done and the dust has settled I'll be sharing all kinds of new craft projects and home DIYs with you. Until then, enjoy these cute "Home Sweet Home" themed prints and decor items from Etsy sellers!

Cross Stitch pattern from andwabisabi

Polymer Clay Pears from SkyeArt

Framed Vinyl Cut Out from FurrowandFeather

Hope you are all enjoying June, it's almost gone!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Great Weekend!

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend, I know we sure did. We had some friends from Indiana come visit us in Portland and we spent the whole time seeing the sites and eating yummy food. Here are some photos of the great time we had, more craftiness will be coming soon!

Multnomah Falls

My favorite rose from the International Rose Test Garden

Lunch at Jade Teahouse

I might add more later, but you can check out a few more pictures on Instagram as well!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Craftys

Hey everyone! There's a new award in town, The Craftys! Feel free to visit the site, submit your own blog or project, and maybe even win an award! I am up for Best Craft Blogger, so if you are so inclined, hop on over there and vote for me (or any of your favorite blogs or projects). I also have an individual project up-- Hotdogtopus the hot dog octopus in edible crafts!

You can get entered into drawings for some pretty great prize packs just by voting on your favorites, so be sure to check it out and spread the word!

Also, I have hit over 1000 facebook followers this week, so I will be working on a fun new pattern to share with you all next week (hopefully) to say thank you for being so awesome! It was over 90 degrees here yesterday, so I decided to unplug almost everything in the house (sewing machine included) in a vain attempt at making it cooler.

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Giveaway Day (CLOSED)

Welcome! It is time once again for Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway Day! This time I am giving away two (2) charm packs of Bobbins and Bits by Pat Sloan for Moda (that's right one lucky winner will get both packs for a total of 84 pre-cut squares! Giveaway is open worldwide.

To enter simply leave a comment below (let me know where you are from, what's your favorite color? any comment will do!) and make sure I have a way to contact you (if a winner is selected and there is no email address attached to their entry, I will select a new winner). Contest is open through 5pm PST Friday May 16th.

I hope you'll take a look at the blog if this is your first visit, and consider following me on your favorite social media. You can get bonus entries by following the steps below:

  • Follow me on facebook and leave an extra comment letting me know you did.
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  • That is a total of 5 possible entries per person.

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    Don't forget to check out all of the other great giveaways going on for Giveaway day! Good Luck!

    The winner is new Pinterest follower RockSteadyEmme, check your email for info on claiming your prize!