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What a lovely, generous tradition you’ve established. My birthday is in April, too, and you inspire me to look for ways to share the celebration.


I so, so love your birthday month. I think it is one of my most favorite ideas ever and one I want to implement in my life. Happy, happy birthday and I hope you enjoy creating your lovely masterpieces. I can’t wait to be inspired by your fab ideas.

I look forward to your birthday every year! Wish you were here! xo

franna larsen

What a GREAT idea!!! … such cute colors too!!

The pictures are wonderful. I had to convince myself to get maternity photos taken this time, and I’m really glad I did. There is something so beautiful about the love we have for an unborn child.

I love the photo with you standing on the hill.


Very cute. I love the chevron pattern.


Happiness in fabric.


Your patchwork quilt top is so lovely, great use of solids.


your covered notebook style is what drew me here to begin with.. nice and trim and tailored looking. i love your style and that market bag is so chic!


I am loving this bag!!! I think you should make it into a pattern. I would buy it!!
I also am loving the notebook and the pen. I am still using the notebook I won from you 2 birthdays ago.
either one of these could come and live at my house.


Thanks for sharing your talents

julie (mom)

I love this quilt. It is so bright and cheerful. You did a great job.

jennifer cole

I absolutely love all of the different colors on this quilt.

Love this bag from the minute you showed us the finished product :) Such talent.
Linda Perkes

This is one of my favorites you have done. You are amazing!

super cute– you’re such an inspiration!

You have an eye for great fabrics! I love your projects!


Congratulations to all the winners! I have sent out emails, so check your inbox (and spam if you don’t see it) and get back to me.

Thanks to all of you for participating in this years give away. I really enjoyed the time I spent working on some of these projects this month. Your comments have been wonderful and I am looking forward already to next year.


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I love love love these notecards. The sets I’m adding today were made prior to this month but I am so happy to be sharing them with you. There is just something about fabric and paper that makes me happy.

I hope you enjoy them as well.

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While I’m finishing the final stages of the second quilt, I want to add these next two gifts.

Super strong magnets attached to fabric covered buttons. All are covered in Amy Butler fabric except one that is covered in Anna Maria Horner fabric. All packaged up in a little tin.


I just love these cute magnets. I have a set that I use myself and they are by far my favorite on the fridge. I hope you love them too.



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It is with mixed feelings that I prepared for this trip. However, regardless of the so many reasons not to go, I knew in my mind that it was the right choice. So, with my husband and children left behind and some good friends ready to help as needed, I boarded a plane for a vacation from my regular life.

I’m at peace now with my decision and really enjoying the change in scenery and bonding again with my family that we have lived away from so very many years.

So for the next week or so, things around this place will look a bit different. I’m a little disappointed about my missing sewing time but I did bring a little project to work on if I let my self slow down enough.

We will see.

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Over the Shoulder Bag

I am very excited to add this bag to Gift of Giving.

I had ordered this beautiful Amy Butler fabric for my Birthday Give Away but I just couldn’t resist cutting into it.

Not really thinking I sewed up this bag to fit me and didn’t think about the fact that most women are not under 5’4″. So this limits who all can receive this bag but I still wanted to include it. I bet someone knows a petite women who would enjoy a gift. Right?

So, do you know someone who could use a gift. Say a woman who is under 5’4″? I would love to send this gift to her. Head over to Gift of Giving and comment on the post featuring this bag and I’ll send it out ASAP. Bag specifics and more pictures can be found there as well.(This bag has found a home. Thank You!)

Thanks for helping me share the gift of handmade,


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I just love these. Maybe it’s because it’s February but I am really digging the pink on these. I don’t know if I would enjoy it so much on any other medium but these cards are just singing to me. They also just feel so good. The texture and weight of them is just wonderful. I’m going to have to start a collection to keep for myself.

These have been added to my Gift of Giving site. (I can’t seem to add a link but my side bar has one.)

So, do you have someone in your life who could use a gift? Maybe a friend, coworker, or family member? Is there a reason or do you just think these would brighten their day?

Hop over to the Gift of Giving Blog and leave a comment on the post for these and I will ship them ASAP.  {These note cards have found a home. Thank You!} 

Thanks for helping me share the gift of handmade.


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I have just updated the Gift of Giving blog with some new gifts. Thanks to your support in my Etsy shop I was able to purchase some of the new Amy Butler line Soul Blossoms, I just love so many of her new prints.

I’ve added these three notebooks (two notebooks and a sketchbook) to the Gift of Giving blog. These notebooks have found homes. Thank You!

To read a little bit more about Gift of Giving go here or here.


Is there someone in your life who needs a gift? Head on over to the blog and claim a gift. Rules are listed there.

Thanks for helping share the gift of handmade.


P.S. I’ve updated the shop with almost identical notebooks.

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