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:)