Saturday, May 30, 2009

The way-yay-ting is the hardest part ...

Well, my due date came and went on Thursday and I still don't feel any closer to going into labor. I don't feel like doing much, actually, except sitting and sewing, so this is going to be the best custom-dressed baby in town by the time he gets here!



I looked around and realized in my concerns over BPA-laden toys, I neglected to get the little guy any toys at all. So I sewed up one of these teething carrot toys, then a bunch, each made from organic cotton fleece, bamboo fill, and lightly hand-dyed with professional procion dyes that leave no loose dyes in the fibers. Come n' get em in my etsy shop. I also have ready to ship hanging clothespin holders, lavender fairy sachets and more, and will be shipping within my usual time frame of 48 hours.

Free US shipping until the baby's birthdate to anyone who promises to send along their positive thoughts for getting this baby to come on out and play sooner rather than later. Either me know before check out, or, I will refund via Paypal.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We have a WINNER!


Girls and kitties everywhere love the Tiered Flouncy Sundress Pattern!

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The Randomizer chose lucky #13 as our FREE EBOOK winner, congratulations to Susan, who wins 3 free How to Sew eBooks of her choice from the eBook section of my etsy shop!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


I have admitted before I have an unnatural love for my clothes line. For me, it turns the drudgery of a weekly chore into one of life's simple pleasures. I love using the gentle breeze and the sun to dry my family's wash just as my grandmother did. I love the smell left in them, one without compare, something like water mixed with wind. I swear, I fall asleep immediately under a line-dried sheet. And it goes without saying, I love it because it's FREE, no gas or electricity needed.

I've noticed an uptick in sales of my How to Sew a Handy Clothespin Carrier pattern in the last week and each one makes my heart glad, as I imagine newly-sewn pretty peg bags, swaying in the breeze somewhere in the world, alongside sweet scented laundry drying in the sun.


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Friday, May 8, 2009

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly
Rosemary's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be Queen...
- English Folk Song




I started making these pretty lavender filled sachets because we had to use unscented laundry products for my daughter's sensitive skin. I loved the pureness but missed the fresh scent of clean laundry. "Dryer fairies" saved the day, simply tossed into the dryer with damp clothes, everything came out smelling sweet.



We also slip one of these inside the pillowcase of anyone who is having trouble sleeping, the children especially appreciate having a fairy-friend there while they drift off to sleep. If the fragrance is too strong, the sachet can be placed under the entire pillow rather than just inside the pillowcase.

New to my etsy shop, available in bundles of two, either large or small sized.