Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway {CLOSED}

Well, nothing like a deadline to bring me back to the blog. Life has been crazy, crazy fun, but none the less crazy ... keeping me from all things blog related {same story, different day}. Moving on ... I was invited to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the one-year anniversary of the book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. It's written by the mother-daughter team you might recognize as Prairie Sewn Studios. Now I will admit that I was a little intimidated/un-sure of how I'd feel about this style of sewing ... BUT ... I am always looking for ways to challenge and grow in my sewing skills. Just because something doesn't at first glance look like a fit for your style, ... Keep Reading

Cascade Blog Hop + Giveaway

If a girl can't travel to quilt market, the next best thing is being able to sew up some samples to hang out at market for her, right? Well that's what I tell myself as I send off these pieces, jealous of the adventure they get to go on without me. Jessica Levitt, talent behind the blog, Juicy Bits, is debuting her newest fabric line for Windham Fabrics at Quilt Market. In Jessica's words, "Cascade is inspired by the many colors and forms of water all around us.  It’s a graphic snapshot of just a few of things that water does.  It drips down a window pane or cascades down a waterfall.  It glistens as morning dew or floats flowers and leaves on it’s surface.  It splashes in a puddle or ... Keep Reading

Giveaway!! // First Day Dress Pattern + Kona Cotton

Yea! You're back! That tells me you are serious about winning the pattern from yesterday's review: Dana of MADE has graciously given me (2) patterns to giveaway and to sweeten the winnings, Robert Kaufman is giving away two custom Kona Cotton fabric bundles for you to create your very own color blocked First Day Dress. That means TWO winners!! Bundle 1 will include: (1) Digital First Day Dress Pattern &  1/2 YD (Robin Egg) + 1 YD (Camellia) + 1 YD (Midnight) Kona Cotton Bundle 2 will include: (1) Digital First Day Dress Pattern &  1/2 YD (Lime) + 1 YD (Chartreuse) + 1 YD (Bahama Blue) Kona Cotton Enter using Rafflecopter widget below: a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy ... Keep Reading

Christmas Cheer Tree Skirt {+ Rainbow Bundle Fabric Giveaway}

Well ... I knew after being gone for more than a week, I needed to have a REALLY good post to make up for it, right? I think I've got just the post ... it's merry & bright ... it's a tutorial ... and it has a GIVEAWAY!! Part of the reason the blog was so quiet last week is because I was working on a little Christmas cheer with Kelle Boyd {of Ann Kelle}. Such a pleasure!! I mean when I received the fabrics for our collaborative project, it was quite literally, a rainbow in a box {so fun}! Kelle created a digital sketch of a tree skirt and I went to work sewing it and writing a tutorial/pattern that Kelle is sharing on her blog ... for FREE! To get the full downloadable ... Keep Reading

Modern Snowman Table Runner {Bake, Craft, Sew Along & GIVEAWAY!!}

I am SO excited about today's post ... I'm over at Skip to  My Lou today, guest posting as part of the awesome Bake, Craft & Sew-Along. Have you heard of it? It's a month of {FRESH} inspiration for the holidays ... According to Kelly is featuring gifts that can be crafted and A Southern Fairytale is sharing recipes perfect for making edible gifts! {If you're here visiting, then let me be a proper hostess and invite you in! I've got a glass of iced tea waiting for you {yes, even in the winter} and a cookie fresh from the oven. I'll probably even serve it to you on one of my favorite things, a mug rug {they're causing a happy stir in my @knittybittiesshop on Instagram these days} ... ... Keep Reading