Monday, July 27, 2009

One More Day!

There's one more day for voting, so get your votes in! It's been a lot of fun seeing all of your new fun bag designs, keep sending me your pictures and posting them on your blogs. I will either link you or post your pictures for everyone to see the fun designs. Remember the deadline is August 3rd at midnight!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vote Now!

Earlier this week, Roni and I had our final sewing night together for a long time. In the beginning we were keeping our designs from each other, but by the end we were aching for input. It was a lot of fun to see what someone else would design for you. We haven't labeled which bag is ours because we want the voting to be fair. So we'll start with BAG A:
This bag has crossing straps with saddlebag pockets...super cute!
And then there's BAG B:
This bag is complete with uniquely curved handles and a rounded top...adorable!

We each put a "legendary" tag on the back for sentimental purposes. You can start voting now in the comments section of which bag you like best!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Throwdown Update.

BTW, Please make sure that I am getting your email address with your posts. If you have not received a pattern for the bag, that's because I don't know where to send it. You don't not have to leave a comment, you can email it to me at: tinyseamstress(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I'm extending the date of the competition to August 3rd at midnight! But as soon as you're done with your bag, post it on your blog and email me!!! Roni and I will post our bags for voting on the 25th. Sew....let's get sewing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tiny Seamstress Throwdown!

My BFF (yes, I'm 27 and I have a BFF!) Roni is moving in 10 DAYS! And before she leaves I'm challenging her to a little competition and we are inviting all of you to join! This is the perfect way to learn how to sew a bag. I promise you WILL NOT REGRET THIS! While I was watching my good friend Bobby Flay last night, I came up with this "sew simple" pattern in 20 minutes flat! That's how eeeasy it is! The object of this challenge is to to take this pattern:
And turn it into something super clever and original! Double straps, single strap, no straps, lots of pockets, flowers, bows, flaps, the options are endless. You just have to keep the body measurements the same. Once you've completed your masterpiece, post it on your blog and/or email me a picture at tinyseamstress(at)yahoo(dot)com. Roni and I will choose TWO Grand Prize Winners on July 25, 2009 before she leaves! First place will win a Jumbo Glam Bag (Tiffany's favorite):
(Note: I have NEVER given a Jumbo Glam Bag away and this may be the last.)
Second place will get a Classy Sophisticated Kit (Roni's favorite):
You can make your bag out of whatever you'd like, sheets, old shirts, fancy fabric, whatever! The object is to create an original and clever design! We will post the winner's bags, on the 26th! So get sewing!
To get your pattern leave a comment with your email or send me an email and I will get it right back to you! That way I know who's participating!
And...if you blog about this you will win my unconditional love OR maybe there will be a third prize drawing where everyone who blogs about it will be entered to win a little something special!
Also, Just for fun, Roni and I will be posting our bags shortly for our throwdown. Everyone will be invited to vote on your favorite...and you still have a chance of winning even if you vote for Roni!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I've been spending my days with these handsome boys:
And together...
We have had a lot of fun! Every year on the fourth of July, we head on over to Salmon, ID for a serious celebration. My husband grew up in Salmon and some days I find myself claiming to be from there as well (a far stretch from Nampa). I never in a million years thought that I'd enjoy riding 4-wheelers, attending derby's, feeding horses, or even chopping wood, but somehow I transfer from the tiny seamstress that I am into a country girl that just can't get enough.
My boys have been such troopers traveling to the dozen quilt shops that we've been to. I've really been enjoying this experience of going to various shops and meeting the incredible ladies that keep them all together. Most recently I made a stop in Utah. We were on our way home from my nieces and nephew's baptism, when I asked my dad to stop at Quilter's Haven. We pulled into the parking lot just as Joni was getting into her car, talk about timing!
I ran over to her and began introducing myself, some quilt owners would consider this to have been a crazy person and sent me in the other direction, but not Joni! She unlocked her store and invited me in.
You know that scene on Shopaholic, where she walks into the department store and describes something about melting butter, that was TOTALLY me! Had I not been trying to make an impression, I would have thrown dozens of bolts on the table and instructed her to start cutting. The fabric did not end! I was trying so hard to stay focused and not get distracted with her selection (seriously I was making notes in my head of who designed what so I could google them at home).
So anyway, she took a look at my patterns and embraced them like I do with my three year old when he skins his knee. She said my Glam Bag was like the new Swing Bag (ya know, like green is the new pink?). I nearly fell on my knees. I mean seriously, when someone says something that sweet, you know you're destined to be friends. Right? I don't know what the future holds, but for here and now I am very content.
I hope that everyone is enjoying the patterns and more than anything I love getting your emails as you finish each bag. That makes me rest easy at night. I have some exciting endeavors coming up and I hope that all of my readers will keep reading and get your friends to participate because I think we can really have a lot of fun. I've gathered a few ideas from your posts and emails and collaborated them, so stay tuned. As for an official winner, I will be dropping by this week, Alicia, with a fun little prize for your sewing space idea. You are right, I do need to share my space!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Need Ideas!

OK, so I'm in a total slump for blogging ideas. I've considered a few giveaway ideas or contests or games to do but I just can't seem to find the right thing to do. So if you have something fun that you'd like to do or win or play, send me a comment or email and perhaps the winning idea will get a prize as well! Cheers!
Also, I am still getting emails about the black and pink glam bag (A.K.A. the "Sherelle bag") and I am very sorry but I ran completely out of that fabric in March and have not been able to track any down since. I do have similar fabric choices, but none of the Alexander Henry fabric left! So sorry.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Amy's Giveaway!

My dear neighbor and friend, Amy is doing an incredible giveaway, once again! So, hop on over to her blog and enter to win. Seriously, quilts like this do NOT usually come free. Don't you love it? And don't you love Amy? I don't think I've ever met someone who's naturally so sweet.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sassy Sophisticated Pattern

This pattern is now available at the stores listed on my side-bar, or online for $9.00. It has two pleats in front and one in bag, is reversible, trendy, and super cute!