Sunday, December 18, 2011

giveaways and gift certificates

I was in awe last week when I discovered the giveaways being offered on Sew Mama Sew! and Quilting Gallery. I had no idea this existed! People were giving away fabric, notions, and all sorts of homemade goodies. I frantically entered as many drawings as I possibly could, and while I didn't win anything this time around, I'm hoping that next year I will actually have something to offer to someone else.

Starting out is so very tough. I have so many ideas floating around in my head, but I never have the time to actually create. I have been so inspired from seeing what others do; it makes me realize how talented and clever so many are out there. I don't know many people personally who love to sew or make quilts, so the virtual world has opened my eyes to so many possibilities.

My fabric stash is rather small, so I was elated yesterday when I received two gift certificates to Sew Mama Sew! and Fat Quarter Shop during a Christmas gift exchange. Woo hoo! So this morning I'm shopping for some fabric with a cup of Dark Roast in hand. And I'm happy because it's Sunday, which means I have the time to get started on something...

I sewed my first change purse with a clasp. Like most everything I attempt, it is crooked, but I love the feeling of making something functional. However, next time I think I'll make it a bit more spacious.

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