Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Mood - Give it away now...

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Stay tuned for another wonderful giveaway this weekend!
I'll announce a winner shortly


Give it away...
Give it away...
Give it away now...

Here's a quick sneak peak at my mood today


Not your traditional moodboard as it's all about me!
But Hey ho...
I've just cleaned up the studio in time
for a feature on the Handmade Europe Blog
which will be coming soon...

But that means I had a chance to
declutter and Destash...

So today for The Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway
I've put together a fun stash for any crafty soul.


Please note these pieces are irregular cuts
They are REALLY BIG Scraps
some just smaller than a 1/2 yard.

To enter just leave me a comment
with your best crafty tip!


Want a bonus entry?
Head over to my Shop
and let me know your favorite item.

(and as a super bonus...Take advantage of 10% off
on any item in the shop until the 25th...use coupon code GIVETEN)

Hope you enjoy
I'll keep the giveaway open until the 25th.
Good luck!

And for more Luck..
Grab a tea and plate of cookies
Head on over to Sew Mama Sew
and enter enter enter..
The List of participants is staggering!

Happy Monday!

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Irina said...

tip: never do any crafting after midnight...

Becky said...

crafty tip... hmm, that's hard. always double check before you cut. That's a lesson I've learned the hard way - several times. ;)

Kate said...

Crafty tip- the one my father always said- measure twice- cut once!
wish I always remembered to do that!

Janet said...

Your studio looks so neat and tidy - magazine worthy! Thanks for a chance to win the lovely fabrics.

Janet said...

My favourite item in your shop is the Lime Splash Kyoko Tunic. Very pretty!

Pam said...

Hello,
Those tunic dresses are adorable.

Pam said...

Hello,
My best crafty tip is to make the time for crafting. The dust bunnies will wait.

Vicki said...

Don't be afraid to use your seam ripper!

All Things Beautiful said...

I visited your shop its between the Saturday swirl skirt and Kyoko tunic.

Olga said...

Thank you. Always press seams before going on!

Brigette Joy said...

Crafty tip - enjoy the process. Don't be to hard on yourself, especially if it its a gift. The heart you put into making a gift is priceless. And even if you bought a gift it doesn't mean the person would like it!

fmarcellus said...

I love the hoop art in your shop. My tip is to read the directions several times before I begin. thanks for the giveaway.
joanne

Cook Clean Craft said...

Trim your threads as you go and have something to put the threads in!

Love the peachy-pinks of the fabrics. It's my favourite colour on my baby girl.

Shelley Vogel said...

Thanks for the chance to enter - those are beautiful fabrics! My best crafty tip...always read pattern/tutorial instructions entirely before beginning a project.

sigh. I wish I could follow my own advice more often... ;)

shelleylynnvogelatgmaildotcom

Sara said...

My best tips are learned from Colette Snippets. The one I've used most is that, instead of clipping triangles in curved seams, you can just clip diagonal cuts in one of the fabric pieces and then diagonally the other direction in the other piece.

meghann said...

I use cheapie fusible interfacing to trace patterns - it's thin enough to see through to do the tracing & it sort of sticks to the fabric, making it easier to cut. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance! xo

camelama said...

What a great giveaway!! My craft tip is: CHECK WHERE THE ZIPPER IS. LOL I have screwed up on zipper placement so many times - I think I have it right, and when I finish sewing, bam It's backwards! Hee.

sue niven said...

My favorite tip is simplify, when you have an idea don't forget to edit it before making it. Sometimes it is too easy to get overcomplicated in the work.

sue niven said...

My favourite in your shop is the felt crown. Yummy!

Katy said...

crafty tip...hmmmm....read all directions before you start a project.

Karen said...

When you start sewing it always helps to have chocolate handy!

Rebecca said...

I recently went on an organization spree of my fabric and other stuff. I bought some smaller bins that are just large enough to fit fabric and a pattern or book for one project. So now if I have multiple projects in process at a time or in my project queue, I can have them organized in my bins (I have 3) all ready for me to go.

Those are beautiful "scraps!"

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.

atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

I don't know what to say but I know I've had three sewing machines and it's important to keep up your maintanence, and get a good machine.

mblittle5 said...

I've tried those little stick-ons that are supposed to help you keep your seam allowance even, but they never seemed to work well. I take a little stack of post-it notes and use painters tape to keep them put. Works great.

mblittle5 said...

Favorite item- lime green Kyoto tunic. Really cute.

SewTara said...

Hrm, a crafty tip!
I create at night after everyone is in bed, and I put my wireless headphones on and watch/listen to things until I can't keep my eyes open. It's a great way to stay 'in the zone' and watch some neat shows or listen to awesome books :)

I'd love to win this fabric, I'm a totally scrap junkie lately!

SewTara said...

I love your Grow hoop in the shop, I'm a sucker for embroidery and cute buttons :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I like to keep all of the patterns that I see that I want to make some day in a binder. I sort them out. This helps from magazines piling up :)

Suzanne said...

My crafty tip is to have a lint roller handy in your sewing area. So great for picking up all those stray threads!

Melinda said...

If I wash fabric, I wash all of it pre-quilting. If I use precuts, I wash nothing. I want it all to have the same feel from the beginning.

Antonia said...

I like to keep all my ribbon rolls on a rod to organize them :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Antonia said...

Wilbur the Whale is very cute :)

R said...

Just start!

I waste so much time pondering a craft...

RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

Mom C said...

My favorite tip-don't get discouraged, everything takes practice not just piano.
bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

missknitta said...

My best crafty tip is something I heard on the Green Stitch podcast, which is to save all of your tiny fabric and thread and batting scraps and use them for stuffing (pillows, pincushions, etc.) No reason to every throw anything away! Thanks so much for the great giveaway :)

Michelle said...

I'll have to come back and read all these tips, b/c I'm sure there are good ones. The only thing I can think of off the top would be...when it's just not going your way..step away from the sewing machine and take a re-fresher break.

Wenchy Woman said...

The fabric is so pretty!

My best tip is to make sure that all the tools you need are with in easy reach. Having to get up and get something is such a pain in the butt.

Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Jo said...

Crafty tips are not really my thing but my advice is to keep your area clean so you can find what you are looking for durring a project.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Someone already said about Color Catchers to pre wash fabric. Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway!

Sandi P said...

Love those fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alice said...

My best crafty tip is just to schedule time to craft everyday. That is the thing I have to remember, otherwise I always find "more important" things to do.

alioop said...

Love the peasant tunics!

Kasia said...

I love the plush baby rattle, Wilber! SO cute!

Anne said...

My best crafty tip is to affix a short stack of post-it notes to the bed of your sewing machine 1/4-inch away from your needle. As you push your fabric along, the edge of the stack will keep your fabric aligned to achieve a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Anne said...

I am in love with Purdy, the sweet bunny!

Julie said...

Crafty tip:
Press everything, once upon a time I didn't think it was that big of a deal to press everything...well I was very wrong. Less mistakes if you take a little time and press!

Julie said...

I love the peasant tunic-poetic dress. so so cute!

Anne said...

My best crafty tip (I learned it on a blog called From an Igloo) is to use a washable glue stick instead of pins when sewing with knits. Thanks for the chance to win!

grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

Foolish Feathers said...

Crafty tip: When you are working on a project keep everything in one box including putting your scraps into baggies. You never know when you might need just a small piece in a certain place. When you are finished with the project break the parts down into whatever storage system you use.

Foolish Feathers said...

My favorite item: the lime dress.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68634217/lime-splash-kyoko-tunic-sz-4-5t-98-110

Chiska said...

If you need a straight line use a lip edge ruler and rotary cutter (a sharp new one). That's the best I have.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I'm not really crafty but a tip that I have it to keep my scraps in a rubbermaid tote because if I do that and always have to move it about I tend to use the stuff in it. Since I've done that I've used HEAPS of my scraps. Before I had them in a draw (or 5) and out of sight really was out of mind. I'd love these scraps of yours, for some doll making! They'd be perfect.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Melanie said...

Crafty Tip?? Have fun and think originally.

Melanie said...

I love the baby rattles at your shop, so cute!

Melissa said...

I love to use freezer paper for my patterns. Easier to use and more durable than tissue paper. And when following a pattern, make sure and read the directions all the way through before you start.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

My favorite item in your shop is the Saturday Swirl Skirt. It's gorgeous!

PaulaDawn said...

Best crafty tip? Always pre-wash, measure twice and cut once, and use that iron.Basting doesn't hurt either.

jillian said...

iron, iron iron your seams! makes it all so much easier in the end. jillseeu@hotmail.com

mennikelly said...

Matching thread is wonderful since I can't stitch straight.

Fran said...

My crafty tip is not to work on a project when you're tired or frazzled, that's when I'm guaranteed to make a mistake. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Shaheen said...

My tip- Don't forget the pins & seam ripper!
Thank you for a great giveaway!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Hi,my tip is to use an old pillow case to throw those tiny scraps and bits of thread and such in. when full sew closed and donate to your local animal shelter for a furry friend!
Thanks for such a fab giveaway :)

angelina said...

my best tip...music. bill monroe will make you think you can do anything! x

Marshall said...

Hmm... use your husband's big strong muscles to hold that ruler down when making long cuts with a rotary cutter. You have no idea how many times I've started cursing because it moved.

Can't use my regular account for some reason, so my address is fabricdonkey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Kate R said...

I would say to balance gifts and "obligatory" sewing with fun and interesting sewing, to keep you creative and interested :)

BrittanyGale said...

I'm actually very new to this stuff. Getting my first sewing machine next week!! (so excited) I don't have any tips but I'm really enjoying reading everyone's!

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

BrittanyGale said...

My favourite item is the "Purdy" plush bunny. Sooo cute!

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shanner said...

Double sided tape works in place of pins in a pinch.

Shanner said...

The Kyoko tunics are great!

Missy said...

My crafty hint, is keep the clutzy hubby away from the sewing machine. I can't tell you how many heart attacks he's given me :-)

Jessica said...

I am new to sewing, but my best crafting tip would be to be patient and just enjoy what you're creating! Thanks a lot!

Jessica said...

My favorite item from your shop is the "grow" embroidery hoop! Thanks again!

Kathy said...

Pretty fabrics! My tip - make a sample block for a quilt before cutting all the pieces, so you know if there are any problems putting it together.

Stacy said...

What a great giveaway! MY best sewing tip...To be patient & not rush through things or you will probably be having to use your seam ripper! LOL Thanks!

Katie said...

I love your "Grow" embroidered wall art piece! So beautiful! I'd love to win that great collection of fabric! katiefewell(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

My crafty tip: sewing with headphones usually drowns out all the obnoxious kid noise. ;) katiefewell(at)gmail(dot)com

Debra said...

Best tip is to keep your seam ripper close!

Heather said...

My crafty tip is measure twice cut once...trust me I've learned the hard way!!!

-Heather
dreandki(at)hotmail(dot)com

crafter1953 said...

Just remember to keep your iron on and next to you to iron your seams.

crafter1953 said...

I like every thing but any wall art is great.

Sharleen said...

My crafty tip, will I hate to wait so I recommend washing and drying your fabric as soon as you get it so it is ready to go say in the middle of the night when you can't sleep, oh wait you can just blog instead. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sharleen said...

This is so cool from your shop http://www.etsy.com/listing/65368410/pdf-pattern-wilber-whale-plush-with

Laura Jane said...

Hmmm crafty tip? Dont wear a scarf when quilting, and a glass of wine makes the basting alot easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat V. said...

Always keep a lint roller in the sewing room -- great for cleaning loose threads from your cutting mat, ironing board, quilt top and you!

Pat V. said...

I just love your Garden Splash Kyoko Tunic!

Erin said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

My favourite and inexpensive crafty tip -- Use household items to measure up shapes for cutting up paper, fabric or felt. For circles, I use small, round lipgloss containers to measure & draw up circles. Another great item for circles is nailpolish. Items around the house work wonders sometimes! Just use your imagination :)

Erin x

Erin said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention my favourite item from your shop! How could I let that slip my mind??

I really love the idea of the custom children's art wall hanging. What a super gift that would make! Really, really cute and unique!

Erin x

BunTine said...

Nice giveaway !
My crafty tip is, don't start too much projects at the same time......this rule that I can't maintain !!
Too much ideas....
Thanks for the chance,
♥BunTine

BunTine said...

I love your cute embroidery Hoops......really great !
♥BunTine

Binks said...

You already have such an array and so many tutorials, I don't know how i can help.
But I'm on an embroidery kick right now. Maybe you could incorporate that into one of your projects.

karamino said...

My tip...I reading pattern instructions from beginning to end before starting. Sometimes twice:) Thanks for the chance to win.

karamino said...

I like your Plush Bunny cuddly - they are sweet

Anonymous said...

my tip would be to double check measurements at every step

radiyas at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

my tip is don't be afraid to try something new ... it's usually easier than you think

favoritemistake said...

My only tip for anything crafty is to over organize...

Wendy said...

My best crafty tip is to always have at least 4 WIPs on the go, different kinds of work if possible. I find that if I've finished them all up, I have no motivation.

Violeta said...

Thank you so much for this great prize!

violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk


My best tip is: Do not sew when you are in a big hurry and your baby is around you!

Wendy said...

My favourite item from your shop is Plush Cuddly Bunny Amy! And wow, what a fab shop you've got!

rockgranny said...

Mesure twice , cut once!
Thanks for a chance to win

Barb said...

A good way to store all those
inspiration pictures you've collected from magazines and printed from the internet is to slide them into plastic report sleeves. They can then be stored in 3-ring binders for browsing.

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Crafty tips?? Well I will iron all my fabrics first before sewing.. Hope this tips works !!

hueisei said...

I loves Garden Splash Kyoko Tunic from your shop... lovely...

mellowpuff said...

If you want to get your projects finished, don't start too many at once! That's something I keep telling myself, but find it hard to stick too...

mellowpuff said...

Just checked out your shop... that jolly roger baby outfit is adorable! But I do have a soft spot for all things pirate...

A Time for Stitching said...

A lovely selection of fabrics in pretty colours. Please enter me, I'd love to win!
Teresa x

Larissa said...

My tip is to think outside the box; try to see your supplies as alternately-purposed.

Larissa said...

My favorite thing in your shop is the whale rattle.

sewcarmendoes said...

Lovely giveaway, thank you! Crafty tip...instead of having to lay out your quiltdesigns in one big space and then stretching around to redesign it...just photograph the smaller units and then drop it all into publisher and away you go...and no more stopping!
carmenvm@web.de

Ana e os Vira Ventos said...

Great giveaway!
I would love to be so experient I could share some crafty tip, but I am just a rookie!
Ana

Ana e os Vira Ventos said...

I love the Garden Splash Kyoko tunic in your Etsy shop!
Ana

Erin said...

I'm so new to sewing/crafting (really just got into it a couple months ago) that I feel way under-qualified to leave a tip. However, I will be browsing through these comments for tips from others!

Tamara said...

I like the pirate pete tee in your shop!

Erin said...

I really like the Saturday Swirl skirt!

Tamara said...

Keep things organized and picked up. It's always frustrating to be working on a project and not be able to find what you need next.

Tanyia said...

Thanks so much for the chance! I am a beginning quilter... so my tip is to do what they say and IRON! I hated iron and tried getting away w/o it... now i am a regular ironer! lol

Anonymous said...

Measure twice, cut once. If it's good enough for Bob Vila, it's good enough for me. Oh, and iron seams as you go :-). And never let the dog lie down on the fabric spread across the floor so you can cut it.

Patty
ppod1too at gmail dot com

redzshadow said...

My crafty tip is to make sure you cut the right measurements. So, look at your instructions before cutting and measure twice cut once.

redzshadow said...

I really like the Saturday Swirl Skirt in your shop. If only I was 4 or 5. :)

razberiswrl said...

The only tip I have is the one I follow religiously ... fake it till you make it! LOL! I'm such a perfectionist that I have to force myself to accept the booboos as par for the course or I'd never finish anything!

Thank you so much for the chance to win. The fabrics you've selected are wonderful.

razberiswrl@gmail.com

Treasuresofjoy said...

Tip: You don't have to be perfect just have fun crafting!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I love WILBUR!

Laura said...

my tip is painters tape for quilting lines!

Very Verdant said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. My best crafting/sewing tip...Fray check for all the little projects. I love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW, beautiful colour selections. I would have to say for a crafting tip to get your kids involved..not sure if it's a tip, but well worth the time together, and it helps them develop.

Lisa
lisao68@yahoodotcom

Annie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My tip is definitely to always press and iron fabric...I hate doing it, but it makes such a difference!

Edamommy said...

Hmm - do what you love and also, (I'm sort've speaking to myself here) read instructions through properly. o.0

Edamommy said...

Your Kyoko tunics are my favourites - how lovely!

Deb said...

Crafty tip? a GOOD self-threading needle.

Deb said...

My favorite thing is the peasant dress in raspberry.

JaideyBug said...

always press seams! That's my tip!
jacy468 at aim dot com

deserae said...

Take your time and be patient! :) I need to follow that advice more!

deserae said...

I love your Garden Splash Kyoko Tunic

Jennifer W. said...

My best tip? Don't be afraid to use your BEST stash... dig in and have fun. It was meant to be used, not saved! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I would love to be the lucky winner!

Crystal said...

I'm horrible with crafty tips, but here's a simple easy one that everyone knows - use those wooden skewers from your kitchen to help turn corners, but be careful with the pointy end as it can sometimes poke through. I am finding lately the dull end does the best.

Thanks for the giveaway - I'm new to the blog and look forward to reading more.
crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

missbossypants said...

My crafty tip.....ooooh, that's a hard one..... I think all sewists should resign themselves to the fact that they have to make friends with the seam ripper - it is inevitable that you'll have to use it, and it will make life easier in the end!
Great batch of scraps, I'd love to play with them!

missbossypants said...

My favourite thing in your shop is: Embroidery Hoop wall art - Village Sweet. It's so sweet! Although, I'd really like a piece of my child's art embroidered too, it would be hard to choose though!

nicmowat said...

always take time to create!

thanks for the giveaway!
email in profile
or
nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzanne said...

The tip that I have to remind myself of on a regular basis these days is
"You can get more sewing done when the baby is sleeping!" :)

Mruna Mistry said...

My tip would be that if you are learning to sew like me then baste everything first and then run it through the sewing machine!

pi.pa.po. said...

My crafty tip would be get a proper sewing corner. I have my own sewing space for about a year now and it makes such a difference when you don't have to tidy up every evening because it's dinner time.

Claudia

Mruna Mistry said...

My fave from your shop is the plushie bunny cuddly called Maude!

Meagan said...

I love your style of fabric :) Super cute!
Hope I can in ::crossing fingers::
Trendymeg@msn.com

Mary said...

Crafty Tip: When you want to make a template and have no template plastic, use the hard plastic inserts for 3 ring binders. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mary said...

I just love your wooden villages! Do you make any that are all black, white and gray?

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Jen said...

I've started using a piece of cardstock marked with a 1/4" 1/2" and 5/8" line for ironing under hems. It's amazing how much quicker it is now!

Jen said...

I really like your peasant tunic in your shop.

Sangeetha said...

best tip - keep clutter out

Sangeetha said...

Like your embriodery hoop wall art - grow

Jessica said...

Don't be afraid to fail. You'll learn something along the way.

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I keep a box of baby wipes handy - they're the best clean-ups you can find!

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

thriftyfinn said...

Best crafty tip? Well, glitter covers awful lot of mistakes.

Micmacker said...

Save some used machine needles and rotary cutting blades for paper crafts. I love sewing fabric scraps onto heavy paper for one-of-a-kind cards.

Kari said...

My crafty tip is to pay attention to details but let perfection go. It is a tough balance to strike at times but I think the key to enjoying what you do.

Memories By Me said...

Always Measure and check the numbers before you cut.... you don't want to make a wrong cut on that BEAUTIFUL fabric :-) Thanks for the chance to Win!

Leigh said...

Hmmm... My favorite thing I've learned about sewing is that you don't have to cut out the paper patterns very closely- Just rough cut them, because you'll do the precision cutting after they're pinned to the fabric! No sense doing it twice!

Memories By Me said...

I love love love the personalized super hero caps !!!! thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

All of the applique onesies in your shop are darling!
~robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite sewing tip lately is that I use cereal boxes for templates. I never thought I'd like that before, but I ran out of template plastic and actually my rulers line up against it great and I can still rotary cut easily.....
~robin
welchrobin@Hotmail.com

Genevieve P said...

My tips: always wind an extra bobbin (I hate running out a foot before the end of a project!) and measure 3x, cut 1x. 2x isn't always enough. : )
Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

My crafty tip is to always carry a notebook with you because you never know where inspiration will strike!

Love the giveaway, thanks!

Andreina said...

best tip is to always remember is meant to be fun ;)
bunchofbees at gmail dot com

Valerie said...

My best tip is to sample or swatch, depending on the craft, no matter how lazy you feel at the time. :)

bethany said...

crafty tip, read through the whole pattern before getting started it will help know where you are going!!

Tanya said...

My best crafty tip is to always have your seam ripper handy :) I seem to use it all the time!

The Monkey's Mama said...

my tip... is that when you find you have had to rip out seams 3 times in a row... you need to step away from the project for at least an hour... its for the best, really.

bethany said...

Saturday Swirl Skirt- Tangerine Dream Sz 6-7Yr

and

Lime Splash Kyoko Tunic - Sz 4-5T (98-110)

is what I love in your shop!!

Jenny said...

a design wall has changed my crafty ways! good luck.

Jessica said...

My best tip is have everything you need laid out before hand - this is always my biggest downfall. Thanks for the chance!

redcedar said...

Measure twice, cut once. Always wash fabrics before using them if they will be washed after the project is finished. And yes. Do iron everything well, at each stage!

If Toys Could Talk said...

Crafty tip: use scraps for making everything from pin cushions to scrappy quilts to drink coasters. Nothing needs to go to waste!

sleepachu at hotmail dot com

If Toys Could Talk said...

Cute shop! This is my favorite item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63964686/embroidery-hoop-wall-art-grow

sleepachu at hotmail dot com

Sabine42 said...

Hmmm...best crafty tip? I'm finding that I love collecting cotton sheets from thrift/flea markets. They are great for having a few yards of bright colors on hand for lining bags, backing aprons, and just having something other than purchased muslin around for mock-ups.

Thanks!

~Heather

Sabine42 said...

Oh! and for the bonus, I love the cute hair candy clips!

~Heather (sabine4242 at gmail dot com)

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

My tip: try something new.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Christine said...

I'd love to win! My best crafting tip came to me JUST this morning - make sure the new zipper out of the package WORKS before you kill yourself putting it in your project!! YUGGHHH...

Liz said...

Crafty tip: Learn to love your seam ripper!

Consuelo said...

My best crafty tip is to be organized. It saves so much time when you aren't looking all over for the right colored thread you know you purchased but didn't put in place!

Taleah said...

Spice jars and a spice rack is awesome to organize small bits and pieces of things!

Serena said...

Always use good scissors. Make sure they're sharp, and make sure you have snips for threads and the like. Thank you for the giveaway!

kerrie.james said...

A crafty tip... mise en place!

hcvallad said...

My tip is to be prepared and have all your supplies on hand. Nothing worse than having to stop in the middle of a project an run to the store. Breaks my momentum!! :)

Woosterwoo said...

Well, my top tip is don't sew whilst your twins are crawling over the peddle!! Had a close shave the other day lol!

hcvallad said...

LOVE the Saturday Swirl skirt in your shop!!!

smallt0wngirl said...

My crafty tip would maybe be that I use knitting needles to push out corners, seams and turn tubes. It's a great tool. The funny thing is... I can't knit! Haha! Thanks for the chance to enter!

becky said...

My tip is to really double check what you have especially if you have to pick stuff up at the store. This way you're not hitting yourself when you get home and you don't have something you were sure you did.

smallt0wngirl said...

Your Kyoko Tunics are beautiful!

becky said...

I love your pequeno pueblo!

caroline said...

Don't sew with crazy kids around, you're bound to make a mistake.
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tolmema said...

I've found that ironing my fabric before sewing it not only makes it look more professional, but also makes my seams straighter. :)

Make Me Over said...

best tip? Just do it - you'll learn along the way! :)

Starry eyed surprise said...

My best tip is to take it slow, breathe, and phone mum to fix it when you make a mistake!

Ramona said...

I just love your plush bunny cuddles Meg is my favorite.

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Ramona said...

My favorite tip is to keep your iron close by and iron, iron, iron. Also only make what makes you happy.

Alli said...

My crafty tip is to use the tops of those writeable CD or DVD spindles as little sewing trash cans or scrap buckets. :)

Alli said...

My favorite item in your shop is the wooden village. Thanks for the giveaway!

Danielle said...

Crafty tip,um, always have several things on the go. That way if one goes awry or needs to be sidelined, you always have something else ready!

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Dulce said...

My best crafty tip is to always double check even when you are sure. It makes for slow progress but definitely has saved me more time :D

Lizz said...

I dont have a crafty tip but I really enjoy your blog!!

sandyandcosmo said...

My best crafty tip: read through the entire pattern or tutorial before you cut one piece of fabric!

sheila said...

I keep all my patterns in a file folder separated into different categories (crochet, knit, sew, craft) and then into sub categories (to wear, for fun, afghans/blankets, etc). That way I don't spend all afternoon trying to find one particular pattern.

:) Sheila
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