Friday, April 18, 2014

Blanche the Barrel Bag

Yay for the newest Swoon Pattern release: Blanche, the Barrel Bag! She is bold and beautiful and I can't wait to make her. Head on over to Swoon today and purchase her! :)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Restful Reader Book Sling by Diedelbug Handmade

So before I got all crazy busy with opening up the etsy shop, I had the privilege of testing Diedelbug's second pattern, the Restful Reader Book Sling! Take a look at the finished product:

Adorable, isn't it??? If you couldn't tell, the Restful Reader is a book holder that is actually designed to go on a headboard/foot board of a crib or bed. Makes nighttime reading a piece of cake, since you won't have to spend time trying to find those missing books. Even older kids would enjoy having one of these on their beds. It would be a great place to store a diary, ear phones, mp3 player, remote control, flashlight, and the list goes on.

You can either use snaps or Velcro for the straps. I used Velcro, as you can see in this closeup. Also, piping is optional but it does add such a nice touch. :)

As I said, this was designed to hang on beds, but as you can see, mine is hanging from a gate (the gate that goes around Nana and Papa's stove when the little nieces are there). It gets lots of use and my nieces just love the pink frog print. I thought it fitting for two princesses.

Anyways, the pattern is great! Well-written, super easy to follow! And just seriously, the coolest idea ever!

Be sure to visit Diedelbug Handmade's facebook page. Also, you can purchase this pattern at, along with Diedelbug's other two patterns. Oh yes, she even has a backpack pattern that I can't wait to make!!! :)

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Swoon Pattern Sale: Don't miss out!

Swoon Patterns is having an amazing sale on their already amazingly low priced patterns! Obviously, I am a big Swoon fan, so maybe I am biased! ;) No I am not! They are the best bag patterns around! If you disagree, I challenge you to show me better. :) Anyways, hurry on over to Swoon Patterns and get 30% off your entire order!

Happy Sewing/Shopping!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcome Wednesday: Grand Opening for Accents by MeMe Mae

Today is the day! Accents by MeMe Mae is finally open!!! Yay!!! I was going to wait until Friday, but a good friend inspired me to open today! And why not??? It's the middle of the work week and everyone needs something to brighten their day! So we have Welcome Wednesday!!! :)

In honor of the grand opening, I have two exciting announcements! First, all scarves will be listed at the introductory sale price of $18.50 for TWO weeks! Second, I am hosting a giveaway! The first place prize: one free infinity scarf of winner's choice from the shop! The second place prize: Buy 1 Infinity Scarf Get 1 Infinity Scarf free! Third place prize: Free shipping on first order. Winner of the first prize will be mailed their chosen scarf within 1-2 weeks after they choose the scarf they want (remember scarves are made to order items; however, I will often finish them in a shorter time). Winner of the second prize will receive their prize when they purchase their first scarf (must be redeemed within a year). Upon purchasing a scarf, the winner will leave a note stating their choice of free scarf when completing checkout. Winner of the third prize will be emailed a coupon code for free shipping, which can only be redeemed once and must be redeemed within a year. Also, giveaway is open to US citizens only! So sorry! In the future, I hope and plan to ship internationally. Oh and the giveaway will run for one week!

About the shop, there are currently 14 listings and each state that only 1 item is available. This is for inventory purposes. Currently, I have enough stock to make 2-3 scarves of most of the prints. I plan to add more prints in the very near future and just made a recent purchase. I love suggestions, so if you have a favorite color or style send me a message and I will be on the lookout for something like it!

Well I think that about sums it all up! If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message on my facebook page. Also, any husbands out there, don't be afraid to participate in the giveaway! I am sure your wives would love it! After all, it will increase their chances of winning! :) Happy Grand Opening everyone!

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