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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Pattern: Rockstar! A SALE! and a Giveaway!

It's HERE! My newest, and maybe favorite, pattern is now available! And I am SO excited! I announced it on Instagram last night, and I am overwhelmed with the response I've received. THANK YOU!


Friday, April 17, 2015

The Problem with Trying New Techniques...

Is that sometimes they do not work. frown.

While I was sick in bed last Saturday I watched some craftsy classes, because, hey! I'm all for learning and trying new things. One thing I quickly realized is that the techniques I use to paper piece are a LOT different than how other people paper piece. (I have a few different tutorials as well as you tube videos if you want to see how I do it.)

I feel like my technique has evolved quite a bit over the years and I am currently very happy with the results I get, as well as the amount of time in which I can complete a project! Quick is a very good thing when you have four young children!!

February 2015 Finishes

I decided this year that I am going to blog all of my finishes for each month. I did blog January's finishes HERE. But then.... I didn't upload my photos for February's finishes until, well, this morning. But anyway, here are my finishes during the month of February!! There are only two, but I do have quite a few more for March, so I'll post those next. :)

But who cares about quantity right?! I love these!!

First up, I made this Celestial Star Mini for Sarah of Pheasantpress.com. You definitely should go check out her site! She is has some amazing paper product goodies!! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What Makes Me Happy Today???

I have always had this motto, even as a teen, "Don't complain about it if you're not willing to do something about it." Sorry, but it drives me crazy when I hear "complain, complain, complain" and when asked what they are going to do about it, the answer is "nothing." Well then, don't complain about it! You can ALWAYS do something, even when it seems like there is no solution.

As a follow-up to this post, because I might have been complaining a little, here is what I have been doing about it:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2nd Quarter Finish-Along: My List

Yes! Can I just tell you how excited I am that I met the deadline for this FAL?! This Finish-Along event has been one of my favorite blog events for, well, since I started blogging about quilty stuff! But I don't think I've linked up for over a year and a half. I just keep forgetting and missing the deadline. Well, not this time! I put it on my calendar, so every day I've gotten a reminder on my phone to link up. And even with that, look at me... I'm still squeezing my entry in under the wire! (The proposed finished list link up ends today.) You can read all about this over at On the Windy Side.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Hardest Part of Life

I've been thinking lately about how I tend to comment a lot about how hard life is. It is so hard!!!

But as I've been thinking about this I've come to realize my greatest trial/weakness/struggle: having trials.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No April Fools Here!

I have so many things to be grateful for! To all of you and your kind comments (Thank you!!), support, and encouragement! For all of you who follow along on my blog and Instagram! For all the pictures you share of your projects!!! (One of my favorite things!) ;) Anyway.... I could go on and on! But basically, you are ALL awesome!!

So I am doing a NO JOKE flash sale!

You can save 25% off of anything and everything in my shop
Check out all my patterns in my shop HERE or on Etsy HERE!

Use coupon code: NOJOKE at checkout.
Coupon will expire in 24 hours! So don't pass up these huge savings!

I know I always say, "I probably won't do another coupon for a while" because I'm not planning on it. But then I find another excuse to give another coupon! And this one is definitely one of the best...

p.s. Sorry, coupons don't work on Craftsy, so no sales there. :(