weekend shopping | sponsor highlight + giveaway

Have any big sewing plans for the weekend? I have a few things in mind...including doing some work on some new sewing patterns. Fingers crossed! If you're in need of a new project, I've got some great ideas for you below...

Michelle Patterns offers up a new crafty deal every Friday. The specials are all sewing/craft related and include items such as sewing patterns, notions, fabric, and more. Today's deal is a super cute mini tote bag pdf pattern for only $5. It's easy to sew and perfect for embellishing. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter while you check out the shop
Virginia of Gingercake has just released a new pdf sewing pattern: the Traveling Changing Pad! Perfect for parents with babies or for anyone needing to make some baby shower gifts. The traveling changing pad features a 24" changing pad with pockets to hold both a diaper and wipes. When folded and tied, the pad measures 6" x 8". Virginia has kindly offered up a copy of the pdf pattern for me to giveaway!

Giveaway details: CLOSED! WINNER: Comment #3 
Thanks and good luck!

p.s. coming soon... I'll be reviewing and giving away an awesome embroidery kit by another awesome sponsor, Ruby in the Dust. The kits are fresh and modern and I look forward to sharing more details with you soon. Have a great weekend!


  1. I have the Lola Owl pattern and have made a few that have been very well loved! I also have the 3 layer clutch and am looking forward to making one. Great patterns!

  2. I've had the crayon folio pinned forever on Pinterest, but I really like the travel changing pad too!

    shannandesh at msn dot com

  3. OOO! I like all the patterns - but especially this one: http://www.gingercake.bigcartel.com/product/make-your-getaway-duffle-children-and-adult-size :)
    olenka921 at mail.ru

    1. Hi! You're the winner but unfortunately my email was sent back as undeliverable! Can you email me at sevan76dress at gmail dot com to claim your pattern? Thanks!!!!

  4. Gingercake has great patterns so it's hard to pick one. I think I'd go the waste free lunch bag.

  5. Love this changing pad pattern - I will soon have a new grandson and this would be perfect to make. I love Gingercake's owl pattern - so cute - all her patterns are great.

  6. Love Max the Owl but all the patterns are fabulous. Would love to own the changing pad pattern it would be such a great gift to make for a lot of women I know in my life right now.

  7. She has so many cute things, but I think this one is my favorite!

  8. So many cute things! I would say that my favorites are the Three Layer Clutch, the Notebook Slipcover, and the On The Go Organizer. Thank you for this great giveaway for these great and fun patterns.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  9. I love the love your lunch box pattern the best!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  10. I love the Crayon Art Folio pattern! Many thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. I love this pattern. My daughter is expecting her first child so I'm sure that it would get tested soon! Thanks for the giveaway.