Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Night Special

Happy Saturday!

The following Etsy shops are running specials tonight!  Here's a list of the shop name, the special each is running, and a shop link.  They're broken into categories for easier shopping. Unless it's indicated otherwise, the coupon code is SNS0423, to be entered at checkout.

Please check the shop announcements of the individual shop for start times. Shop owners are open to questions, so please don't hesitate to contact them if you have questions.

Thank you for supporting handmade!


Home D├ęcor

            Visions of Valor

            20% off




            Hummingbird Goods 




Rebels Place

Code: RPDISCOUNT2016




Heartfelt by Donna

10% off




Timeless Rustics Shop




Lucky Bee Designs

20% off

Code: SN0430




Crochet

            Crate Falls Designs

            20% off purchases over $10

            Cratefallsdesigns.etsy.com



Uniquely More

20% off $2 or more

            www.etsy.com/shop/uniquelymore



            Crocheting Diva

            10% off

            Www.etsy.com/shop/thecrochetingdiva



            By Mother Daughter    

20% off

            www.bymotherdaughter.etsy.com



            Purple Katz Crochet    

10% off

            Www.etsy.com/shop/purplecatzcrochet



            Unoiacraft       

10% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/unoiacraft



            KnotsnMore    

10% off $10 or more

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/KnotsnMore



            Nifty Creations 4 You  

20% off




            Wolford Crochet Shop 

25% off




Supplies

            Market 327

            10% off

            www.market327.etsy.com



            A Party in a Bag        

15% off $20 minimum




Food

            Jerkey Outlet

            Free Shipping

            Www.etsy.com/shop/jerkyoutlet



            Custom Cookies by Gigi

            10% off entire purchase




Kids’ Stuff

            Maybe Baby Couture

            20% off

            Maybebabycouture.etsy.com

           

            Rustic Rabbott

15% off

            RusticRabbott.Etsy.com



            Glam Shop Beads        

15% off $10 or more




            Madybelle Boutique    

15% off




            MNBeach Boutique

25% off






Adult Clothing

            Warm Winter Designs

            10% off

            Www.warmwinterdesigns.etsy.com



            Created by MK

            Free Shipping

            www.createdbymk.etsy.com



Accessories

            Chic Badges

            20% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicBadges

           

            Ellie’s Baby Co.          

Free Shipping

            elliesbabyco.etsy.com

           

            Small House Handcrafts

20% off purchase




            LilybeanzBoutique      

20% off




            Love of Coaster Designs          

15% off




            Bling Scarves  

15% off




            Pieces of my Heart 2015          

20% off




            Moore Couture 4 U      

15% off




            Little Sara Sews           

Free shipping on $20 or more






Bath & Beauty

            Andrea’s Organic Market

            25% off entire shop




            Friendly Body Product          

20% off and free shipping




            Nature’s Whimsey 1    

10% off




Candles

            Candle Flare

            10% over $10




Jewelry

            Iron Ridge Designs

            10% off 4/23 and 4/24, with free shipping




            On the Shady Side

            20% off

            Ontheshadyside.etsy.com



            The Beady Little Eye

            15% off

            thebeadylittleeye.etsy.com



            BrynnAJewelry Designs

            25% off

            BrynnAJewelryDesigns.etsy.com



            Gulf Coast Treasure

            20% off $20 or more

            GulfCoastTreasure.etsy.com



            Gray Sun Gifts

15% off

            Etsy.com/shop/graysungifts



            Handcrafted Creations 

20% off $20 or more

            www.handcraftedcreationz.etsy.com



            Malyn’s Handmade     

20% off $20 or more

            Www.etsy.com/shop/malynshandmade



            MRS Original Designs 

15% off $20 or more

            www.etsy.com/shop/msroriginaldesigns



            Celtic Mink Handmade Jewelry

10% off




            Tatt2edRoZeTatt2edRoZe Tatt2edRoZe Tatt2edRoZe   

20% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/tatt2edroze



            ESBeadworks  

20% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/ESBeadworks



            Ocean Dreams Reiki    

20% off $20




            HBA Store

10% off $10

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/hbastore



            Kingsfield Inn 

10% off




Art

            Paintings by Lizzz

            20% off shop




            Pretty Little Print Shop 

30% off $20 or more

            Plprintshop.etsy.com



            Flower Floozy Designs

20% off




            AB Studio 62  

25% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABStudio62



Woodworking

            His Hers Woodworking

15% off $20 or more

            www.etsy.com/shop/hisherswoodworking



Quilts

            Jen’s Quilted Dreams

15% off

            Www.etsy.com/shop/jensquilteddreams



Everything Else

            Effie’s Designs

20% off $30 or more




            Painted Gator

            15% off

            www.etsy.com/shop/paintedgator



            Lilumpixel      

15% off

            liliumpixel.etsy.com



            Crafts by Mrs. Wireman

            15% off $10 or more

            craftsbymrswireman.etsy.com



            Bunnypop Designs      

15% off $20 or more

            Bunnypopdesigns.etsy.com



            BAV Designs 15         

20% off over $20




            Frankie Jo’s

            10% off

            www.etsy.com/shop/FrankieJos

           

            Morgan’s Corner Shop

10% off




            EPiCC-B         

15% off $10 or more

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/EPiCCB



            Crafty Gazebo 

10% off $5 or more




            BlossonNGraceDesigns

15% off




            Jennie’s World Designs

30% off




            Crafty Wolford Girls   

25% off




            O Baby Diaper Cakes  

10% off




Pets

            2 Little Bostons

15% off $10 or more

            2littlebostons.etsy.com



Paper Products

            Made for You Scrapbooks        

15% off




            Crafty Hooah Mommy 

20% off




            Print to Win     

10% off

            https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrintToWin



Vintage

            Cricket Capers

15% off

            Cricketcapers.etsy.com

            Code:THANKS15

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge Voting

Here is the link to see all of the projects in the Sew McCool Twelve Days of Holiday Bloggers Challenge.  If you'd like to head over and vote for one of the projects (maybe my Gratitude Journal Cover?), that would be awesome! Click on the first image below and it will take you to the voting site.

Merry Christmas!

http://www.sewmccool.com/time-to-vote-the-12-days-of-christmas-blogger-challenge/

My entry:


Monday, December 8, 2014

Tutorial: Gratitude Journal Cover


I love objects that multi-task, and this one is no exception.  Is it a personalized journal cover for a budding elementary school student?  A fancy cover for a wedding guest book? A gratitude journal for a holiday gathering?

How about all of the above?

I was searching for a simple pattern for my daughter's composition book cover this year.  I didn't need anything ornate or complicated; in fact, I was specifically looking for something without bells and whistles, something we could remove from one notebook when it got full and put onto another inexpensive composition book.  I was surprised when I couldn't find what I needed anywhere in the realm of the entire Internet. I found passport covers, covers for recipe books, ornate covers for Bibles, covers to fit trade paperbacks so no one could see what you were reading in the airport...but nothing for a simple composition book.  Being that I'm proud and lucky mother to an aspiring writer, I knew I'd have to come up with a pattern for one on my own.  So I did.

As is the case with many things, the project took on a life of its own, and shortly, besides having the journal cover I envisioned, I also had a cover for the Christmas Gratitude Book we use for our family each year.  Sometime during the holiday season, we take the time to write a list of things for which we are grateful. That deserves a special book.  A special book that's simple to make.  This one fits the bill.

Materials:

1. Two pieces of fabric (for front and inside), each measuring 16" by 10 3/4"
2. Two pieces of fabric (for pockets to hold cover flaps), each measuring 10 3/4" by 9", folded and ironed to measure 10 3/4" by 4 1/2"
3. Standard composition notebook

Simple Steps:

1. Optional: sew an edge stitch down the folded edge of each 10 3/4" by 4 1/2" piece, just because it looks nice :)

2. Stack your fabric as follows: inside piece (right side up), two pockets (right side up, pressed and finished edges toward the inside so all of the raw edges line up on the outside), outside fabric (right side DOWN).  Pin all of your edges, making sure to catch all of the layers of fabric, and making sure to leave a 2"-3" opening at the very bottom (indicated by the vertical pins in the picture below) to turn your piece.

3.  Sew all the way around, making sure to leave that 2"-3" gap at the bottom and being sure you catch all three layers in your stitching.
4. Turn right side out through the opening, making sure your outer fabric ends up on one side and your inner fabric and pockets are on the other side.
5. Press the whole piece.
6. Slip stitch your small opening closed.
7. Put in your notebook, securing the front and the back cover in between the inside fabric and the pockets.
8. Write. Reflect. Be grateful



The options for personalization are endless.  Sew a small pocket on the front to hold a pen.  Sandwich lace between the edges before you sew to make a fancy wedding guest book.  Use machine embroidery to personalize or write an inspirational message.

But always write.





This tutorial can be found with several other holiday-themed tutorials over at Sew McCool. Happy holiday sewing!

12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge with sewmccool.com large
Don't forget to visit all of the bloggers who are creating tutorials for the Sew McCool 12 Days of Christmas challenge! Voting will begin on www.sewmccool.com on December 13 and go through 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on December 20. The blogger with the most votes will win $100 - just in time for Christmas!
December 1
Ren @ The Inspired Wren  * Stephanie @ Swoodson Says  * Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs
December 2
Natalie @ Sew Outnumbered  *Deby @ So-Sew-Easy  * Ajaire @ Call Ajaire
December 3
Amy @ Friends Stitched Together  * Maris @ Sew Maris  * Gemia @ Phat Quarters
December 4
Amy @ How I Make Stuff  * Michelle @ Falafel and the Bee
December 5
Beth @ Beth Jarrett  * Jen @ Just Joshin
December 6
Lauren @ Molly and Mama  * Krista @ Bee Quilted Beauties
December 7
December 8
Addie @ Addie K  * Michelle @ Not My Tree
December 9
Ula @ Lulu & Celeste  * Sara @ Made By Sara * Chelsea @ GYCT Designs
December 10
Nichole @ Bluebird & the Boy  * Darcy @ Ginger House Designs  * Shelly @ Coral & Co.
December 11
December 12
Maegen @ Mae and K  * Jess @ Gracious Threads  * Jone @ Knot Sew Normal