Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Giveway - Grand Prize Worth Almost $500

The Precocious Preteen Giveaway Hop!
April 24 - May 8

Today, the daughter of What Mommy Wants author Melissa, is turning 12! To celebrate, she is hosting the Precocious Preteen Giveaway Hop, where one winner will get a grand prize worth over $475!

The grand prize includes a digital camera, a plasma car, and several other great items. Items from Pretty Petals Paper Shop and Craft Me Pretty are included in the grand prize. 

The giveaway is going on until May 8, so there is plenty of time to enter!

Also, make sure to visit her blog daily for the Sponsor Spotlight (I will be featured!) to learn more about the items in the grand prize and for an extra entry.

Good luck!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sew Me Something Pretty

I grew up with a mother and grandmother who did quite a bit of sewing. I always found it to be a fun activity, just like all the other craft activities I was constantly doing. This last November I finally purchased my first sewing machine! It was so exciting! Within a day or so of having it, I had already made some great business card holders for my sister and myself. 

After Christmas, I became very busy with work and my Etsy shop, leaving my beautiful new sewing machine to sit and collect dust. I have a box full of lovely new fabrics waiting to be made into something great, and I hope that I can soon find time to sew.

I want to share with you a lovely shop where I found an adorable sewing accessory, the cutest pincushion I have ever seen. Found at Sea Pinks on Etsy, I purchased a little yellow pumpkin pincushion to match my new yellow and grey sewing basket. The owner, Jenny, worked with me to find just the right fabric to match and was a pleasure to work with. In her shop, she sells a variety of beautiful embroidery and sewing items. Absolutely love her shop!

Here are some fantastic handmade items by Sea Pinks

Make sure to visit her shop to find all the wonderful items available!