Friday, May 20, 2011

Pattern Winner

When I was getting ready to chose the winner of the sewing patterns my Daughter asked if she could chose the winner this time. Sure no problem. The lucky winner that Mandy chose is......Barb!

Tomorrow is Mandy's birthday!! She will be 20. I guess that means she is no longer a little girl. We tease her about being "all grown up" now that she is no longer a teenager. What a wild ride!

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures that I happen to have on my laptop.....

This is Mandy and her older brother Justin. I'm guessing Mandy was around 2 and Justin around 5. Justin has always been very protective of his baby sister.

Here's Mandy at Publix (4) with their Mascot Plato. When Mandy was little she had very blonde hair with hints of strawberry blonde here and there. Adorable.

Justin and Mandy were both in one of my sister's weddings. Mandy has only worn a dress a handful of times in her life. She was always too busy getting dirty and climbing trees to worry about looking pretty.  Such cuties.

And then they grow up lol.

Some of you might remember that Mandy met John Stamos recently. Another couple of cuties.

Mandy (the one on the left in a tan t-shirt) and a few of her friends (and her little brother-not in this picture) spent yesterday at the paintball range celebrating her and her friend Beth's (red t-shirt on right) birthdays. They came back with welts and bruises and big smiles.

Happy Birthday sweetie!! I can't wait to see how you grow over the next 20 years.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A new cute bag

It's Sew Kiki is having a give away for an adorable bag kit.  She designed this cute tote bag and is giving away:

A hard copy of the  "Around Town" Bag pattern and all the materials needed to make it, including:

A 33 piece Charm pack of "Around Town" Charms
1 yard linen
1 yard lining fabric from the "Around Town" line from Connecting Threads
1/2 yard contrasting fabric for interior pockets from the "Around Town" line
1/2 yard Pellon Fusible Fleece
A 12 inch zipper
A skein of #5 Perle cotton

You can also go to her blog and purchase the pattern if you can't wait. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Hello everyone!  In honor of my little blog vacation I thought I would have a little give away.

Sorry about the gloomy pictures but we have been having some gloomy weather down here in Florida for the last few days.

Up for grabs are two new Simplicity patterns. One is for 5 different bag styles and the other has 6 different skirt patterns.

Plain and simple...leave a comment and I will chose a name on Friday.

I also added a new tab to my blog. If you look up above this post you will see a tab that says Garage Sale. I was going through some of my magazines and patterns and realized that I am running out of shelf space to store all of them so I did a little Spring cleaning. I will be adding more as I sift through all of my magazines. Happy shopping!