sponsor love, a few announcements, and a call for a few pattern testers!

I've just recently welcomed a new sponsor to the blog and thought it was a good time to do a little sponsor highlight! They help keep this blog up and running and I appreciate each and every one of them :)

1} Patty at Patty Trends is my newest sponsor. Head over to her blog for craft ideas, free tutorials, recipes and more. She's also currently hosting a giveaway here!

2} I'm sure many of you are familiar with the fun sewing patterns available over at Gingercake. Virginia's been busy all summer re-vamping her patterns so they're even better than before! Make sure to check out the latest tutorial on her blog - Scrap Color Baby Quilts.

3} Looking for bright and colorful designer fabrics? Take a peek at Pinked Fabrics. Amy just ordered some  really awesome chevron stripe twill tape in lots of fun colors and will have those available in her shop soon. I can't wait to get my hands on some! Also, she just recently posted a cool tutorial for making your own pretty travel sewing kit.

4} Last but not least, is Keyka Lou Patterns  If you haven't sewn something using one of her patterns yet, you're missing out! I've said it before, but I've really learned a lot from her patterns and you just can't go wrong with any of them.


update: Pattern is finished and available here!!!

So, on to the announcements, etc. You guys remember me mentioning that I had a sewing pattern of my own in the works? Well, it's *this* close to being finished and ready to sell! I stayed up crazy late last night to get this thing wrapped up. I'm so ready. I've still got to create a cover page, proofread, and more importantly. . . I need to get this thing tested!!! Who's up for it? I'm marketing this pattern for advanced beginner's and up.

If you fit that description, have some free time next week, and want to give me feedback, contact me at: sevan76dress {at} gmail {dot} com. Please use "pattern testing" as the subject line. I'm looking for about 5-6 testers of various skill levels who can complete the testing by the end of next week! Once I have enough testers, I'll update this post. Thanks. 

Ok! I think I've got a large enough group to choose from. Thank you so much everyone who contacted me. Sorry that I can't choose everyone. . . I'll be narrowing it down and contacting those who'll be testing for me this evening :)

I've also got 2 free tutorials coming up this month. I'll be guest blogging as part of Purse Week at A Lemon Squeezy Home! I had a great time entering the contest last year and can't wait to see all the entries this year.

And finally, the lovely folks at Accuquilt sent me a Go! Baby fabric cutter to try out! I'll be sharing a tutorial with you soon using the Go! Baby. Quite the nifty contraption. . .


  1. thanks for the link love. You are the best!
    so glad the pattern is almost done and I can't wait to see your tutorials coming up!

  2. Wow I'd love to try, I'm a stickler for detail on other people's work! Have sent you an email.

  3. Oh, V that is a cute bag! Have I told you M loves your "vintage lbg studio" purse? She takes it everywhere! I cant wait to buy your pattern.

  4. V, you have to try these! My Brazilian friend makes these all the time, so good!

  5. Oooh wish I had seen this sooner! Dying for this pattern to come out :)