Global Tour with ChrisW Designs — Winners

Mind Blown! Wow, WOw, WOW!! When I asked my dear readers to nominate a friend to win a pattern, I had no idea you guys would make it so <bleep>ing hard for me to choose. I had to take an extra day to deliberate. There were at least 10 of you I wanted to give […]

Global Tour with ChrisW Designs — Docked

Good News! The big giveaway of exciting sponsored prizes is now open! Skip to the entry below right away, or you could keep reading for another chance to win a pattern for you and a friend. Bad News This world cruise is over. Please make sure you have all your personal belongings, and disembark in […]

ChrisW Global Bag Tour

Have you heard about it? We’re having a blog tour full of ChrisW Designs handmade handbags. I’m afraid we (the bloggers) again went ahead with sewing shenanigans without you. But you can still get on board. Just pop over to read my guest post on the ChrisW blog. All aboard!! Cheers!   Tour Discounts ChrisW […]

Canada Cups — Giveaway Winners

And the winners, drawn randomly by Rafflecopter, are: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations, everyone! And thank you all for joining us on the tour! Giveaway Prizes A bra kit from Atelier Fiber Arts and Abrakdabra A bralette kit or scuba print from Bra-Makers Supply A bralette kit from Braphoria A pattern from Chelsea C Designs A Sophie swimsuit […]

Canada Cups — Giveaway Extended for One More Day

We’ve given you slowpokes one more day to get over to the giveaway and enter to win. And while we were at it, we also added one extra entry, so if you’ve already entered, you have one more easy chance to win. Giveaway closes at 11:59 EDT tonight (Monday). Also… Because we forgot to include Libelle […]

Canada Cups — Unwired Tour Giveaway

Now that the tour has rolled to a close and our bloggers have bared all, I’m sitting here wondering why on earth did we all made sexy, lacy lingerie instead of knitting long johns and thermal underpants, as would be appropriate for the winter season coming up. Yes, it’s going to be cold and brutal […]

Canada Cups — Unwired Tour

They’ve been taking selfies in their knickers again. Yes, those crazy Canadians are back at it, but this time they’re going soft-core. 😉 That’s right! We’re unwired and we’re showing off self-supporting soft cup patterns from all Canadian designers. Mmm-hmmm! We left out those little pokey bits that always seem to escape from their holders […]

Fancy Pants & Giveaway — Sis Boom Pattern

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” (Alan Lakein, Ben Franklin, Churchill, Bob’s grandmother… I dunno who really said it first, but there it is!) And frankly, I don’t buy it. It’s spontaneity that leads to adventures and discoveries. What exactly does this have to do with sewing, holidays and the Sis Boom pattern company? Hang […]

Canada Cups Winners Announced & New Giveaway

  **** Edited to add: Marian A. was the charmed winner of the 3-class prize pack provided by Craftsy. Congrats, Marian! Rochelle F. won the black lace, but traded it in for more zippers instead. **** Welcome back! You and I both know that you’re here to find out if you, or someone you know, won a […]

Canada Cups Giveaway 2016

We’re finally at the end of our official Canada Cups tour, but we’re not quite finished yet. We have some exciting prizes to give away — 10 of them, in fact. But before I let you loose with the entries, how about a round of applause for our stupendous bloggers and indulgent sponsors who made this […]

Canada Cups — Craftsy Corset Classes

Hey! Come on into my boudoir for a moment. We have to talk about something very intimate. Remember when my friend Gem, the burlesque dancer, posted on Facebook that she just finished making 2 corsets? And I thought she couldn’t have made them from scratch; she probably just added some feathers and bows to personalize it. […]

Canada Cups — Day 3 Itinerary

Happy Hump Day!! And in the spirit of the day, plus the theme of the tour, let’s all sing a rousing chorus of “My Humps” (Black Eyed Peas): My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps. My humps, my humps… I’m not sure this song has any more lyrics, so let’s call it done, shall we? […]

Flash Finale Giveaway — The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

  Hello again! We’ve just barely made it home after our Craftsy escapade all across Canada. We’re unpacking our luggage and finding some great souvenirs from the trip, but it’s just too much to keep for ourselves. And because you’ve been such perfect road trip companions, we’d like to share them with you. Up for […]

Tripping on Craftsy: A Week in the Bag

Day 6 It’s been a few decades since I left Alberta, but here I am — virtually waking up hungover in Janelle’s stock room. The past few days have been a crazy ride all over Canada with some of the sweetest, most talented sewists and bloggers up here in the Great White North. I’ve dragged […]

The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Montreal. Bienvenue à Montréal, la plus belle ville du monde, in my opinion. (I didn’t need a translator to write that, in case you were wondering.) We’re kicking off a whirlwind road trip across our great country, and if you hang with us all the way to the end, there […]