Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Civil War Book Winner!

Civil War Sampler Giveaway!!!

Mary Beth is the winner!

Email me here with your address!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Something I like...

When I was shopping in Williamsburg I found this lovely Christmas ornament!  Made in it!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Believe it or not this is my favorite cookbook!  Every year I make two of the cookie recipes for Christmas.  One cookie is a gingerbread and the other is Pepparkakor (translated gingerbread!)  It's a lovely little spice cookie you can't stop eating!!!  I actually make the two cookie recipes twice!  (no matter how I plan it, cookie monster shows up and leaves me with no cookies!)  So either today or tomorrow round two of cookie making! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Civil War Sampler Book Giveaway!

Hi y'all!

I was supposed to save this until after Christmas, but thought it would be fun for you to actually have the prize to kick off the New Year! 

This is Barbra Brackman's new book hot off the press!  Civil War Sampler:)  I saw her schoolhouse at quilt market...great stuff!

To WIN....

Leave me a comment telling what you are looking forward to in 2013!  New Year's resolutions....whatever!

For extra chances to WIN...

Follow sewscissorhappy or leave an extra comment for each:)

Share the giveaway on Facebook/twitter/blog/pinterest....leave an extra comment for each:)

I will pick a winner Christmas Day!

Monday, December 17, 2012


I love making hexies, and have found this to be the fastest, easiest way to crank these suckers out! I use a method where I don't sew the fabric directly on the paper. It's faster and you don't have to take all of those stitches out!


What I Do...

I print my hexies on card stock

I cut a hole in the center of each hexie.

I use the same thread color to make the hexies as I do to stitch them together.


A lovely card stock hexie;)

The shape of the hole doesn't matter...a triangle is fastest for me. 


Pinning....two pins work great for bigger is fine for smaller.


Start in a corner and stitch the corner down firmly. 

*do not stitch to paper!*


Two stitches (using dark thread for photos;)


All finished!!!!

That's how I do it!


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Time to announce the winners!!!
I used my magic number scrambler thingy dingy annnnnddddd.........

Grand Prize goes toooo......Lori!
Second Prize goes tooooo.......Karen in breezy point!

Third Prize goes tooooo.......Miki!
Alrighty ladies!  Send me your addresses HERE  and I will get those out to you:)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Giveaway...LAST DAY!

Alrighty!  The last day of the giveaway!
Here's what ya win!.....
Grand Prize:

Simple Graces book (Kim Diehl)
Stories in Stitches
Snap Happy Pattern
Pin Pal
Great little scissors:)
Clam (pinch purse) Templates
Nail  side for side for fuzzies!!!
Independence Trail Charm Pack
Needle Case
Really Great Socks;)

Travel Size Gloves in a Bottle
Moda Cut & Sew Labels
2nd Prize!
Really Great Socks;)
and a lovely Christmas Panel!
3rd Prize!
Really Great Socks;)
Alrighty!  There's still time to enter!  The giveaway ends at midnight!
Leave me a comment to enter....for extra chances click here

Last prize!!!!

Ok...last day last prize!   A lovely Minick and Simpson Charm Pack!!

  I'm a little bummed I didn't share more crafty stuff with you guys!  I've had a lovely case of carpal tunnel in both hands, and have been ordered not to sew:(.....(I asked who was going to arrange my funeral;)  anyway I hope you will enjoy the giveaway!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Giveaway prize

Number 11 prize is one of my favorite Kim Diehl books!!!  Simple Graces. Comment to win!

Prize #10

Ok...the giveaway is almost over!!!  Here we have a cute little needle case!  It has a magnet inside!    To enter comment telling me what Christmas stuff you are doing today:)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Giveaway prize #9

This prize is a really cool nail file!  One side you use for your nails...the other side you use to get fuzzies off of fabric!  What will they think of next?

Giveaway prize #8

This pinpal thing is awesome!  You wear it on your shirt so you can hold your pins or scissors right where you need them!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Yesterday's yesterday prize today...

Hey guys!  Sorry I didn't post!  The internet has been down:(
I'll catch up on posts throughout the day:)
Prize #7!!!
Snap Happy pattern!  Talk about a great easy-to-make gift!  One year I made these for the younger kids quilting the fabric with glow in the dark thread....kept them busy for hours!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of giveaway....prize #5

I've been busy Christmas shopping!  Which totally relates to the next prize:)

Prize #5!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days of Giveaway!...Traditions and prize #3!

Today I have been thinking about Christmas Traditions!

I do so many little things around Christmas that just get me excited:)  Listening to my favorite music...(bing crosby my biggest Christmas fave!)  Eating wayyy to many for the perfect good books.....watching the same goofy, fantastic Christmas movies.....baking cookies and decorating the Christmas tree!  lots of fun:)
So in the spirit of tradition here is the next giveaway prize!

It's a fantastic book from Kansas City Star Publishing!
Leave a comment telling me some of your favorite Christmas traditions:) 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Days of Giveaway....getting a tree...

We got a tree today!!!  It's a big tradition to go to Macy's Christmas tree lot and cut a tree:) 
Dad,me, Mal 
After all that I didn't get a pic of the actual tree!
Giveaway prize #2!!! 
I LOVE this stuff!  The perfect lotion for funky residue so you can keep sewing:)
Where do you get your Christmas tree?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Crafty Giveaway!!! Prize #1

Prize #1....some lovely labels from Moda!  Just the perfect touch for all of those handmade gifts:)

12 Days of Crafty Giveaway!

Alrighty!  December 1st....that means it's time to start the giveaway:)

What's Going to Happen...

I will be doing Christmas posts for 12 days favorite gift tutorials, recipes, pinterest, old traditions, just everything Christmas!

For those 12 days I will show a new giveaway prize that will be put in 1 box for 1 giveaway winner!

  (I will have a 2nd and 3rd place winner as well...those prizes will revealed on the 12th:)

How you can enter...

Leave 1 comment on each post for the 12 days

For extra chances!!!.....

Follow sewscissorhappy and/or loganmakesamess (leave 1 extra comment for each)

Follow sewscissorhappy and/or loganmakesamess on pinterest (leave 1 extra comment for each)

Follow logansmesses on instagram (leave 1 extra comment)

Share the giveaway on...your blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest (leave 1 extra comment for each)

I will use my random number thingy to pick a winner December 12 @ midnight!!!

Good luck and I hope you enjoy:)


Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hey everyone!  Great Giveaway!!!....Starting December 1st:)  I'll be having lots of Christmas stuff going on so check back!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giveaway soon!

Hey y'all my next giveaway is coming up!  Check back in a couple of days!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 winner previous winner didn't reply!  so if Kathie can send me an email emailshe is the new winner!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Giveaway Winners!!!!

Haberdasher Charm Pack~  Lori!
Quilt Sampler~  Monique!
Love of Quilting~  Miki!
easy quilts~  Sew Small!
Binding tool~  Kathie!
Kimberbell pattern~  Hannah!
Allllrighty!  Send me your addresses HERE  and I will get those out to you ladies:)
With Christmas fast approaching I will be having a very special giveaway soon!!!  So check back often!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

GIVEAWAY....Last Day!

Last day to enter in the giveaway!......Scroll down or click on the giveaway button on the right side of the blog:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Nothing better than kicking off your blog with a giveaway!  I recently had the chance to go to Houston Quilt Market and I brought back lots of goodies!!! 

To enter the giveaway*....

Comment about what project(s) you're working on
For extra chances...
Follow Sew Scissor Happy (and get 1 more comment saying you follow)
Follow Logan Makes a Mess (and get 1 more comment saying you follow)
You get up to 3 chances...and there will be 6 winners!

1 Charm Pack of Haberdasher (Scissor fabric!)
1 Quilt Sampler magazine

1 Love of Quilting magazine
1 Easy Quilts magazine

1 Cut Rite Bind Up Tool

and last but not least...a Kimberbell Pattern!  "FA-LA-LA-LA Fabulous!" Pillow 
(You really need to check this girls stuff out!  HERE)
Again all you have to do is...
Comment about you're project(s)
Follow Sew Scissor Happy (and get 1 more comment saying you follow)
Follow Logan Makes a Mess  (and get 1 more comment saying you follow)
The Giveaway ends Sunday (November 11)  night @ 12:00p.m.!!!!
Hope you win!!!!
*Due to shipping charges this giveaway is limited to the U.S and Canada*


Monday, November 5, 2012

Cleaning a Sewing Machine

I use Q-tips!  Yes, you have to get the name brand.  They work the best and are less likely to pull apart.  You have to be careful though!  Take it easy so the cotton on the q-tip won't rip and you'll have one clean machine!

Why use Q-tips over brushes?....They get in places brushes can't, and get residue out of the machine!

Here we go!

I take the thread off of my machine when I clean it so it won't get in my way.

Ok, go ahead and take out your bobbin...

When I'm finished I go ahead and oil the machine.

Things I do

 Clean and oil my machine after every empty bobbin:  It makes a world of difference in the performance of my sewing machine.  I will sometimes use a brush made to clean machines in between so I don't have a drawn out process every time I run out of bobbin thread.


Paintbrushes: I have found that they just wipe the dust around, and leave bristles in your machine!

Blowing: Never under any circumstance blow into a machine.  You can get spit in it!

Compressed air:  Another no....forcing the dust into the machine just isn't good.

Cleaning with the bobbin case still in the machine:  It's just not a good idea.  It can force dust inside your bobbin case.

What about you?  What do you find works for you and your sewing machine?


New Blog:)

Hey blog world! 

This is my second "crafty" blog!  Why do I need 2?  I have no idea....I'm just going with it:)

I really intend to post what I'm sewing and working on and tutorials!!!....Finally!!!

Stay tuned because I have a giveaway coming up!...really soon!!!!!!!