Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FEATURE TUTORIAL: Doll Cape -Maridith from the blog: Strictly Homemade

Look what one CRAFTY Momma did with
She made one for her daughter's American Girl Doll
Guess WHAT?
She shows you how on her blog today!

Now her two little ladies can play dress up, have tea parties, and leave Santa his milk and cookies all while wearing their MATCHING capes!!
Thanks for sharing, Maradith!
Use coupon code CAPE25 today through December 4th to receive 25% off your ENTIRE sewing pattern purchase!
Use a coupon! Happy Sewing!

Johnny in a Dress FEATURE - Ruffled Collared Cape for Girls

Isn't this little girl ADORABLE??
Head on over to the blog Johnny in a Dress - CLICK HERE!
to see what she made using our

This is a VERY low-sew project! Even if you know how to sew one straight line you can do it!
It takes less than an hour (she made it in 35 minutes)!
Hello, Christmas gifts!!

Buy the pattern HERE! Instant Download!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Women's Ruffle Collared Cape - PDF Sewing Pattern - pattern testers needed

Looking for two sewing pattern testers...size Large and X-Large
 to sew the
Women's Ruffled Collared Cape
comment if interested

If you can sew a Ruffled Collared Cape and give me some feedback ASAP I would LOVE IT!
You would get the pattern for free and have one AMAZING cape to wear to all your fabulous holiday parties!
Takes about an hour and a half

Would make AWESOME Christmas gifts!!
It will debut by this weekend!

TUTORIAL: Fleece Hat Feature

Today I wanted to show off something that Jamie did. She recently sewed up one of our patterns, The Ruffled Collared Cape, and made another accessory - perfect for Fall and Winter - to coordinate...

She made an EASY Fleece Hat sewing TUTORIAL!
Wait til you see how quickly you can make one! AND how beautiful her daughter is in it!!

Jamie blogs over here: 

And while you're there checking out her Fleece Hat Tutorial check out her fantastic meal menus!
Some of those dinners make my mouth water :) 
Check out her blog and thank her for the tutorial! Tell her Seamingly Smitten sent you!
How gorgeous is her daughter?! So precious!

I think all little girls need this matching set made just in time for Christmas! I'm definitely making my little girl, Catherine and my niece, Taylor a set!

 Want the pattern for The Ruffled Collared Cape?
Get it here:

Monday, November 28, 2011

CYBER MONDAY SALE! Sew Crafty Christmas Event...giveaways!

Sewing Pattern SALE!

Did everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving? I've been SOOO excited about TODAY! Not specifically today, but really, this week and this month...because once Thanksgiving is over we get to decorate for Christmas!!!
Tonight we are rolling out the bins to put up our tree and all the decorations! Of course since Christmas has been on mind I want to show you some applique Christmas pillows I made.
TUTORIAL TOMORROW....Aren't they cute?

 And I wanted to announce that we are having a Christmas sewing event! There will be loads of Christmas tutorials on holiday crafts and clothing!
Sew Crafty Christmas
December 5th-16th, 2011

We have some AMAZING ladies doing guest posts and will have some AWESOME giveaways!! See how fun Christmas sewing is? More details to come! If you want to guest post or do a giveaway shoot an email to us at Spots are filling up!! It's great, FREE advertising for you, your shop and your blog!

And finally...TODAY ONLY...We are having a
$1.99 SALE
in the Etsy shop! Click here to purchase
Get yourself one or get one for a friend!
What a great gift for someone!

Give the gift of sewing! How fun would it be to give a friend a sewing pattern, some thread and amazing fabric to make an outfit!!?
A crafty girls Christmas heaven!

Email us if you want to guest post or do a GIVEAWAY!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Pattern Sale! PDF SEWING PATTERNS

Ready to get your Christmas craft on??
See below for coupon code...

Black Friday sewing pattern sale....

All sewing patterns 60% off....even bundle packages!

This offer won't last long!
Offer begins Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27th.
 Think of all the gifts you could give this Christmas!
Sew up something for someone you love!
 Don't miss it!
All sewing patterns 60% off Friday - Sunday only!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

$1.99 Sewing Pattern SALE - tutorial, how-to sew, pdf sewing pattern, easy sewing pattern

ALL Sewing Patterns are
Today ONLY!
Because I am THANKFUL for all of YOU!
You send me encouraging emails,
tell me you made something for yourself that you LOVE.
You tell me you can't wait for your little girl to
wear her Ruffle Collared Cape for the holidays
you tell me my patterns are so easy to follow!

 Happy Thanksgiving!
This offer won't last long...get ANY (or ALL) sewing patterns for $1.99 EACH
Coming Soon...
Sew Crafty Christmas
December 5-16th...
Guest posts, crafts, tutorials and giveaways!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Lady Cakes

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Catherine,

You are my sweet Lady Cakes.

I love your little voice.
I love your curls that can barely hold a bow.
I love how fast your little legs run when you are playing chase.
I love how you hold your Daddy's hand at dinner time.
I love when I go in your room in the morning and you say, "I had a good nap."
I love when you steal my lipgloss and have it all over your face and on your chin.
I love how much you love tutus.
I love how you think pink cowgirl boots go with everything.
I love how you run and hide when it's time to go to bed.
I love how fast you can pedal your bike.
I love when you want to have tea parties.

You are my Lady Cakes.
I am forever grateful for you, my Catherine!
I love you always, as always.

 I love how you never give up.

 I love this smiling face!
I love how much you love John Patrick.
You are growing up, my baby girl, and I will always love you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My little Tom Tom

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear John Patrick,

You melt my heart.

I love when you wake me up in the morning and want to cuddle on the couch.
I love how proud you are of yourself everytime you get yourself dressed.
I love how you LOVE your cowboy boots and wear them almost everyday.
I love how you tell your Daddy you are getting big just like him.
I love your giggle when you're being tickled.
I love how you like to help Daddy doing "hard work" in the garden.
I love how you want to kiss your little sister, Catherine, goodnight every night.

I love that you want 3 kisses before you go to bed.
I love when you quote the movie, Robinhood, and say, "I love your more than life itself."

I love you always, as always.
Love, Mom

 I love watching you grow up and be a good friend and brother.
 This Thanksgiving, I am incredibly grateful for you, my sweet man!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

$3.99 SALE on ETSY

As a HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone, I am offering a $3.99 Sewing Pattern SALE! If you haven't tried one of our sewing patterns, now is the time! Have an hour this week before Thanksgiving Day? That's just enough time to sew The Classic A-Line Dress (for girls 6months-6years), The Ruffled Collared Cape (low sew project) for your litle girl, grandaughter or niece, OR sew something for yourself!

The Miss Mod Top or The Women's Ruffled Tunic can spruce up your Fall wardrobe and knowing YOU sewed it will make you love wearing it even more

All of these patterns are available in the Etsy Shop - CLICK HERE.
Hurry before the $3.99 Sale ENDS!
Happy Sewing and Happy Thanksgiving!
Offer valid 11/17 - 11/25

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pattern Testers Needed: Classic A-Line Dress Sewing Pattern - girls 6months - 6 years

Just starting to sew? Want to make a dress for your litte girl? 
Here is one sewing pattern that you will come back to time and time again!

The Classic A-Line Dress
sewing pattern for girls
sizes 6months - 5/6 years

Surprise: It's REVERSIBLE!
*Want to pattern test? Information below.
The front is your basic scoopneck and the back has a V-neck. There are no buttons, snaps or ribbons here.

The front is a canvas for any monogram, applique or embroidery project you like. Just imagine the possibilities! You will get 2 boutique dresses in one easy-to-follow pattern.
This pattern is very detailed and even has extra HINTS as you sew, so you actually learn TIPS and TRICKS as you sew.

Catherine says it's perfect for climbing!

Pattern Testers Needed in sizes 6-9months and 9-12months. All other sizes are taken care of. Thanks, Ladies! If anyone can sew it up by Saturday afternoon and pass along some feedback that would be great! Leave a comment WITH your email address if you're interested!

Tea for Two - Rose Pillows

The Thank You Pillows

My friend Rebecca (CLICK HERE to see her blog) just started sewing a few weeks, but if you saw her blog you would think she's been sewing for years. She has already made curtains, clothes for her children, a Halloween costumes (the lion tamer), recovered chairs, made pillows, monogrammed anything in sight (napkins, table runners, dresses, ornaments) that she is complete inspiration to me!
*Pillow Tutorial coming soon...

 She made these in 2 days!
Sock Monkey Pajamas! HOW CUTE!?!

To know someone with that much talent never gets old! She's always surprsing me with her new ideas. And to top off that talent, I call her, "The most Southern person I know." She's from Birmingham, has a love for pearls, hosts great parties, cooks amazingly and her house is always immaculate!

Well if that isn't enough, she's super sweet! My fabric bins in my sewing room were overflowing with fabric. I had leftover fabric from projects that wasn't enough to make a skirt for my little girl but too much to throw away. Well last week I cleared out the bins and purged so much fabric that it felt great! Well since Rebecca loves sewing and appliqueing I gave it all to her. She thought it was like Christmas came early! And as a Thank You she made my sweet Catherine two rose pillows using this gorgeous rose fabric. Aren't they beautiful?
They sit on the chairs by Catherine's table in her room where we have tea parties. Ladies have to be comfortable when we sit and play!

 Isn't Rebecca the best? How great of a Thank You is that!?!
And now Catherine's room looks even sweeter.

Time to play!
As Catherine says, "Thanks Miss Becca!"

Pillow Tutorial coming soon...