I did manage to squeeze in some time to do a site makeover, and with the help of the Three Column Blogger, my Blogger site is now a stylin' Wordpress wannabe. Which I love, because now I won't have to pay for Wordpress! If you read me through an RSS feed, you should come on over and check it out because there's lots of fun new goodies in my sidebars. I also finally joined Twitter, and you can see my recent Tweets over in the left column. If you're not already doing it, you should follow me on Twitter. If Twitter's not your bag, scroll down a little further and you can keep up with me on on Facebook or Google Friend Connect.
One of the books I received was Bend-the-Rules Sewing by your (second) favorite blogger and mine, Amy Karol. I was inspired by her zip pouch tutorial and made this little beauty:
Meet Svetlana. Isn't she a cutie? The appliquéd girl came from a piece of fabric I bought last year. It was one of those cut'n'sew patterns where you're supposed to cut out the printed images along the dotted lines and sew them together to make a stuffed doll or, in this case, circus-themed puppets. The bag is fully lined and measures approximately 8" x 8", and I should note that it is a pouch, not a purse (i.e. no handles or strap). AND she could be yours! That's right--it's giveaway time again! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post before next Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 11:59PM PST. But, wait, there's more! Twitter followers will be automatically entered into this drawing, so if you leave a comment AND follow me on Twitter, that's two chances to win! Do it before next Wednesday, when I will randomly select a winner.
AND, if you want one more entry into the pot, tweet about the giveaway. I'll even make it easy for you, you can cut'n'paste this right here:
Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! @stinky_crafter is giving away a super cute handmade zip pouch: http://bit.ly/win_svetlanaNo need to tell me in the comments, as long as you include @stinky_crafter in your tweet, I'll know that you did it!
Giveaway closes on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 11:59PM PST.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, January 7, 2010.
This giveaway is open to everyone, including international participants.
I will announce the winner on my blog and make every attempt to contact the winner (you may wish to leave your email address in your comment, or a place where I can message you via facebook, twitter, etsy, etc.) If the winner doesn't respond within 10 days, a new winner will be chosen.
Good luck and Happy New Year!