Sunday, July 29, 2012

{Made With Love Link Up!}

Hi friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Thanks so much to everyone who linked up to Made With Love last week! Another great link up as usual! 

Last week's most clicked link was...

this awesome "Unpaper Towel" tutorial linked up by A Blossoming Life! I LOVE this idea! I will definitely be making these!

Alright party people...are you ready for this week's link up??? 
Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan? I also try to Pin my favorites to Pinterest. The top clicked link will be featured during next weeks party! 
{Just a few party guidelines}
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and tweet about the party. Make sure to @ tag me so I can RT you!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!
*Sponsorship spots are filling up quickly for August! If you're looking for a cost effective way to promote your handmade business contact me about becoming part of the Sew Chatty community! Click HERE for more details!

Elizabeth
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

{Pattern Review...Pocket Clutch}

Hello there! I am reviewing one of my favorite patterns for you today!!!!

 This is the Pocket Clutch from Michelle Pattern's. I love love love it!
 This is such a fun pattern to sew! It takes very little fabric and comes together very quickly. The shape is unique and so so cute! The magnetic closure is strong and looks classier than velcro or a snap would.
 I carry mine every day and use it as a wallet. It holds my phone in the back pocket and ID, cash and cards in the front. It's perfect for when I'm running out out the house on a quick errand and don't want to lug my big purse. I have taken mine on many a froyo outing and school drop off/pick up!

They make a great little gift too especially with a gift card tucked inside!

Want to buy the pattern so you can make this cutie little pocket clutch too??? The pattern is only $6. Super cost effective if you ask me! Guess what??? Michelle is having a sale on her patterns!

Take 20% off your purchase of $10 or more.  The discount is valid for just 3-days (ends 7/29/12), so don't delay!!! Just click her button on my sidebar to shop!

Love the clutch but don't want to make one yourself? Well, you're in luck because I have a few left in the shop and they're on SALE!!! I won't be carrying these in the shop anymore {new styles of everything coming soon!} so snag yours while you can!

Use the code "SUMMERTIME" to get 15% off when you spend at least $15.00 on all items (expires at 8:00PM PDT on 07/31/2012).



Elizabeth
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{WIWW...What I Wore Wednesday}

I'm linking up with Lindsey today as a challenge to get out of the mommy clothes and get cute!

pleated poppy

 {This was my church outfit on Sunday}

Vest: Ross
Tank: Refashioned by me from an old dress
Necklace: Rellas Bellas
Skinnies: Ross
Shoes: Payless
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 Isn't that necklace adorable! My friend Jen makes them!

And guess what??? She is offering a discount code in her shop right now so hurry up and snag yours today!

 Use the code "SINGLEROSETTE10" at Rellas Bellas for 10% off, good until Saturday the 28th.


Elizabeth
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{Winner Winner! & a call for August Sponsors}

Hi friends and happy Wednesday to you! I have two winners to announce today!

First the winner of the Christmas Fabric Bundle from XO Gigi Fabrics is Chrissy from Whimsical Poppysmic entry #20.




and the winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card sponsored by Appliances Online is Steph from Crafting In the rain entry #2!

Congrats to both winners!!!

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Are you looking to grow your shop or blog? Well, I'm here to help! I so enjoy working with other handmade businesses and bloggers and I would love for you to be part of the community here at Sew Chatty! I'm pleased to say that even during the summer months my blog has seen great growth and as we are headed into fall, this is a great time to promote your handmade business! Check out my advertisers page for more info and contact me with any questions!

Have a happy day!

Elizabeth
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

{Made With Love Link Up & a GIVEAWAY!!!}

Hi friends! I I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much to everyone who visited and linked up last week! The highest viewed link was...
 
...this 30 day Money Challenge linked up by A Blossoming Life.  Great tips to live within your means!

 
I'm super excited because Appliances Online is sponsoring us today and giving one reader a $50 Amazon gift card!!!!!

How to enter: 
 
To enter the giveaway use the following tagline in your post (please make sure link back with the links I've included) AND leave a comment here with your link number so that we can count the entry easily!

Post Tagline: "My entry at Sew Chatty's Made With Love Link Up is sponsored by Appliances Online!"

Alright party people...are you ready for this week's link up??? 
 
Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan? I also try to Pin my favorites to Pinterest. The top clicked link will be featured during next weeks party! 

Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!
 


Elizabeth
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

{travel tips for special needs families}

Hi there! A few weeks back we went on a little family getaway to Las Vegas. We had tons of fun! Swam a lot, ate a lot...so nice to get out of town with my boys for a few days!

For those of you that are like us and have a child with autism {or any special need}, you know occasionally they can get distracted and become as I like to call "a flight risk". Meaning that at any given moment they could be right next to you and then see something interesting and bolt with no notice at all {toddlers and preschoolers do this too :P}. 

Anyhow, this factor lead me to do a little prep work before we headed out of town...

 ID Cuff & Bag Handle

The hand strap is from an AWESOME tutorial by Make It & Love It. My son is almost 8 so he's a little "too cool" to hold my hand, but because he's a bolter when something catches his attention, I needed to do something! This worked out great. We didn't have to use it too much either. Just in large crowds. The handle gave him just enough freedom but kept him right with us. Peace of mind for momma :)
 The handle has a loop at each end. One to hook onto your bag...
 and one for the child to hold onto. We'll be using this at Disneyland during the crowded season too.
 My next project was this ID cuff. I saw this idea online, but didn't have time to order {super slacker who waited until the last minute} so I kind of just made it up as I went...
 Fun boy print, velcro closure.
 Inside is lined with flannel and has a label with his ID info on fabric paper that I sewed onto the flannel. Pretty easy peesy and he wore it with no complaints...SCORE! If we weren't in the pool or the room, he had the cuff on. Proud to say, we didn't lose him once!

I'm so glad that I took the time to make these these things before our trip. When you have a little on with special needs, travel is hard and taking extra precautions for safety can be necessary.

Do you have a child with special needs? What are some things that you do to prepare for traveling?

Wishing you safe and happy vacations this summer!

Don't forget to enter the Christmas in July fabric giveaway! Enter HERE.



Elizabeth
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{Christmas in July: Fabric Giveaway!!!}

I have a special treat for all of you fabric lovers today! 

My fabulous sponsor XO Gigi Fabrics is giving away a 1/2 yard bundle of these adorable Robert Kaufman Christmas fabrics!

Such great prints! Just enter using the form below! Winner will be chosen and announced on 7/26. Have a happy day!

Elizabeth
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{Dress Up Your Cell Phone Case!}

I have a fun little crafty project for you today!

 So cute, right?! This isn't exactly a tutorial, but the low down on what I did. This was very spur of the moment and experimental...not like me at all! Anyhow...

I have a silicone case which I like because if I drop my phone, it's all safe and sound, but it was just pink and blah... Enter my favorite crafty things: doilies, washi tape, and mod podge and voila! New cell phone case!

What I did:
I cute the doily down to the size I needed to fit my case then spread a thin layer of the mod podge on the case and smoothed the doily on top. Next I added the washi then added two more very light layers of mod podge on top of everything. Once it was dry I added 2 coats of spray polyurathane.


I love it! I have no idea how long it will last, but for now, it looks super cute! Have a happy day!


Elizabeth
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

{Made With Love Link Up}

Hi friends! I I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much to everyone who visited and linked up last week! The highest viewed link was...
...this shirt dress linked up by Sewing Like Mad. So sweet!!!

Alright party people...are you ready for this week's link up??? 
Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan? I also try to Pin my favorites to Pinterest. The top clicked link will be featured during next weeks party! 
{Just a few party guidelines}
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and tweet about the party. Make sure to @ tag me so I can RT you!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!

Elizabeth
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

{Made With Love Link Up}

Hi friends! I I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much to everyone who visited and linked up last week! The highest viewed link was...
this sweet little tunic linked up by Elegance and Elephants. So cute!

Alright party people...are you ready for this week's link up??? 
Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan? I also try to Pin my favorites to Pinterest. The top clicked link will be featured during next weeks party! 
{Just a few party guidelines}
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and tweet about the party. Make sure to @ tag me so I can RT you!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!


Elizabeth
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