Welcome Sew Mama Sew readers! I assume you're all here because you like winning free stuff, if you don't know what I'm talking about, read more here. I started this blog as a place to show off the cross stitches I was making. Over time I've started doing a lot more besides just cross stitching. Two years ago I started doing English paper piecing and I was instantly hooked. It had the portability I loved about cross stitch and embroidery, but was quilting. I had a sewing machine but I rarely used it, so EPP was perfect for me. In May of this year I ... Read More
CraftersCrate Review and Giveaway
I don't know about all of you, but I love subscription boxes. Getting packages is already fun and I love adding the surprise element to the mix. Evie is obsessed with the idea of getting mail but since she's only 4, it doesn't happen all that often. So when the CraftersCrate came for us to review, Evie was extremely excited. The first thing you see opening the box is an envelope containing a map, each different area is a kit theme. This particular kit was Safari. There is a storybook, packet with games, activities, and puzzles, a sticker for your map, and then ... Read More
Book Review and Giveaway – Paperplay
Despite having an entire Pinterest board dedicated to paper crafts, I usually shy away from actually making things with paper. Papercrafts from Shannon Miller is an amazing collection of projects and I have a couple that I've added to my to do list! There is an extremely detailed introduction going through the different materials and tools. The whole section is littered with tips and tricks that are definitely worth reading, the information is really valuable. The projects are split into seven different categories - fold, cut, sculpt, quill, stitch, draw ... Read More
CraftingCon – Princess Headbands and a Giveaway!
CraftingCon is the brainchild of Friends Stitched Together and Mae&K, it's a monthly sewing competition. Each month has a different theme and there are competitors who are sewing projects based on the theme. This month is Disney Princesses. I absolutely love this idea but unfortunately my sewing skills are not strong enough to create something of the caliber that people have been making. Seriously, check out this adorable summer Snow White dress from That's Sew Kari! This is Emilee, the namesake of Bowtique Emilee, modeling the Pocahontas headband. But I do have a ... Read More
Dandelion Puff Embroidery Giveaway!
I got to 600 likes on Facebook and I'm celebrating with a giveaway! Head over to the Hugs are Fun Facebook page, like the page, and find out how to enter to win this dandelion puff embroidery hoop! Thanks so much for all the support from you all, now it's my chance to give you something! ... Read More
Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!
This past weekend, Jen from 52 lasers did the Craftstraganza show in St. Paul, MN. It looks like an extremely fun show! Since this was the first time she was selling her needle minders, I had the idea to make a hoop to display them. I was going to get fancy with colors but decided to keep it simple so it didn't distract from the needle minders. I used a gray for the font (which I matched to the same font as her Isette branding) and then a lighter gray for the design under the text. I made the design loosely based on a necklace of hers. If you haven't gotten a ... Read More
Craftsy Class Giveaway
I posted awhile back about Craftsy, a great site with tons of craft classes. I am thrilled to be able to partner with them for a giveaway! If you win, you will be able to choose a class with up to a $59.99 value! There are a ton of great classes, here are some that I think look fantastic! This class looks like a great way to start up embroidery with a full overview of different stitches as well as a section on how to design patterns. I would love to take this class, it seems like a terrific way to learn all the basics of embroidery. I have a lot of different ... Read More
$100 Michael’s Giftcard Giveaway!
I decided this should have it's own post, so here it is again. I'm taking part in a group giveaway and the prize is a $100 Michaels gift card! Thanks to Jennifer at Lovely Little Fawn for organizing this! a Rafflecopter giveaway Free stock photo courtesy of Love from Ginger ... Read More