Friday, July 29, 2011

WEEKEND BLOG HOPS

It is Week 18 of Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop hosted by Shelly from My Saving Game and Jeannette from The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug! Thank you all for helping make this hop so successful! We love you tons! Now what are you waiting for? Let's get to hopping! We are finding some fabulous blogs through this hop and having a great time getting to know so many of you! So thank you for linking up again this week to those of you who are hop veterans and welcome to those who are new! Let's continue to make new bloggy friends and increase our traffic! We do have a few simple rules for you - nothing too tough though. So here we go:

1. Please follow your hostesses My Saving Game and The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug. Leave us a comment and we will follow you back! (If you already follow us on GFC, we'd LOVE it if you would follow us on Facebook or Twitter.)
2. Please follow our guest co-host who this week is Meggie from Shoestring Tightrope.
3. You don't have to post our button but we sure would like it if you did. Not only does it help our hop grow so we can all get new followers, but each week we will choose a guest co-host and to be considered you must have our button somewhere on your site! If you post our button and want to be considered for guest co-host, please email me at jmanandmillerbug@gmail.com to express your interest.
4. You can link up blogs, facebook, twitter accounts, whatever - just be sure to specify what each link is.
5. Hop around and find blogs that you enjoy. Be sure to tell them you are following them from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop so they can follow you back!
6. Have fun!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It’s a Keeper Thursday: Recipe & Project Linky

on July 28, 2011
Welcome to the July 14th edition of It’s a Keeper Thursday! The place where we all get together and share our “keepers”! Do you have a recipe that you’ve tried, or a craft project you’ve made that was a “keeper”? Well, then we want to see it — each and every week!

And (because I love to share the love), each week I’ll feature a recipe or project from the previous week’s link up!

Head on over to It's a Keeper and join the linky.

It's a Keeper


Tea Time Baby Popover Top and Bloomers. This is a darling little baby outfit I made a while back.




The photo above now has ric rac on it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Back to School Ideas for the Boutique

I am wanting add a few more items to the Boutique. So let me get your opinion on what you might like to see for getting your kiddos wardrobe ready for back to school and Fall.
Here are a few patterns I am thinking of purchasing to use for custom orders.
The Abigail Peasant Dress 12m-5T designed by PinkPoodleBows on Etsy
Image is from PinkPoodleBows on Etsy.


COLD SNAP Jacket..sizes 2T-5T designed by ChickenHill on Etsy
Images are from ChickHill on Etsy.




Girls Hoody Dress size 2T to size 7 designed by Lidija atTutorialGirl on Etsy

Here is another from TutorialGirl a Hoody - Skirt - Pants


The Elizabeth Claire Peasant Dress - size 6mo up to size 8 Pattern designed by LittleLizardKing on Etsy Image from LittleLizardKing website.
I have purchased patterns from this shop before.



Whimsy Couture Sewing Pattern Tutorial ebook Threequarter Long Sleeve Peasant Top/Dress with 3/4 and long sleeves many sizes PDF size 0 size 12
Great For Fall WHIMSY COUTURE Sewing Pattern Tutorial PDF ebook Knot Overalls Shortalls sizes 3-6
On Sale Reg. 9.00 WHIMSY COUTURE Sewing Pattern Tutorial Ebook Reversible Jacket sizes 12 months through slim 12 girls PDF
Lila Tueller The Abigail Dress and Top Sewing Pattern - Tween sizes 8-16
at iTrust on Etsy

Lila Tueller The London Peasant Top and Dress Sewing Pattern - Tween size 8-16
at iTrust on Etsy

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Check Out the Sponsors and Entries for the Fav Tutorial Contest

WE STILL NEED CONTESTANTS AND SPONSORS. LET'S HAVE A GREAT PRIZE PACKAGE FOR THE WINNER
SPONSORS FOR THE CONTEST AND THEIR DONATION TO THE WINNER

Patricia at IT'S ABOUT TIME MAMAW and IT'S ABOUT TIME MAMAW on ETSY
Donating set of 3 Baby Burp Cloths value $18


Nancy at StylenDecorDeals Donating a set of gift tags. Image is a photo of a similar set of gift tags.


Alisha at PINK POODLE BOWS and PINK POODLE BOWS on ETSY.
Donating one epatterns of the winners choice.






WENDY at STORMY WENDY MUSIC Wendy is Special Needs and does not post on her blog. Your are welcome to visit her blog.
Wendy is donating two Children's Bracelets a $12 value. Images to come.


Beth at CORKY CRAFTS on ETSY
Beth is donating a gorgeous cork star from her shop. The wrapped vines of this star reminded me of a vineyard and the beauty of the grapes and warmth of the sun. A long-lasting, festive decoration suitable for year round and a very unique wall hanging too!
This 10 inch wine cork star would be a great accent piece for wall art. This cork star is great for hostess gifts, house warming, wine tastings and perfect for small spaces that need an extra little something to spice up the wall.


Honey10 at 804 Rustic Lane on Etsy is where you can find one of a kind gifts, home decor and wedding decor made of wood with a rustic feel. Honey 10 will help the winner choose an item from her shop. The images below are items she has listed in her shop. What a cute way to get a message to someone.




kyandkin on Etsy will be donating a teether similar to this Plush Whale Baby Teether a $20 value.
Super plush adorable soft teal baby teether. made from pale teal cotton, detailed with a linen tag that holds the natural wooden teether. This cute little whale measures approx 7 1/2" by 3 1/2", not including the teether holder.
What baby wouldn't want a cute whale to play with and be able to soothe their teeth with an all natural wooden teether!



CONTESTANTS SCHEDULED FOR CONTEST

1. Juanita at THERE ONLY CAN BE JUAN and HEART FELT STUFF on ETSY scheculed for 8/1/11

2. Kyrs at BELLA BOO DESIGNZ on ETSY scheduled on 8/?/11

3. Amanda at Ninth Street Notions and NINTH STREET NOTIONS on ETSY scheduled for 8/8/11

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Love Nest Ruffled Dress and High Tea Soiree Dress

I just love these dresses.

I sent a message to the designer a month or so ago to see if I might have permission to make these for my shop. The designer, Carina Gardner gave me permission to use her pattern designs in my shop. If anyone is interested in custom orders for one of these dresses contact me.

I am anxious to combine Carina Gardner Designs and my talent to share these gorgeous dresses with you.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these patterns here is the link for Carina Gardner Designs.

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's About Time Mamaw on Etsy



Today I am going to promote a few of my baby items from my own Etsy shop and tell you how I came about my craft and how my Ety shop came about.
I started sewing on my great grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine in the late 1950's as soon as I was big enough to reach the peddle. I own that machine now. I made Barbie clothes when the Barbie doll first came out. I starting making clothes for family members and myself around the time I was in Junior High. I took sewing in Home Economics Class. I took several classes at the Singer Store. In 1970 I got married and had my first daughter and I was making things for her as soon a I found out I was pregnant. Then I had two more girls and I kept sewing.


I went through a rough time starting in 1990 when my girls dad and I divorced after 18 yrs of marriage. I didn't sew anything for several years. I even got rid of my sewing machine. Then I married my now husband in 1992. He had two daughters and two sons. Now all our children are grown and have given my husband and I fourteen precious grandchildren.

The next few years I did sew occasionally, but not like I did when my girls were young.


The first of this year 2011 one of my daughters suggested that it was about time I start sewing again and sell the stuff I make. Hence the name of my shop, It's About Time Mamaw.

I started my shop on February 3, 2011. I had one item in my shop. Then I was gradually able to add more items. I would like to say the shop is doing well but I am guessing this was not a good year with the recession and all to start a business venture. So I joined some Etsy groups and labs to learn more about promoting my shop. Then came the advice to start a blog, facebook and twitter. My blog was started February 21, 2011. Facebook and Twitter was soon to follow. I have since joined the amazing Blogaholic Social Network.

Since I have such a passion for reading I started a book blog, It's Time To Read Mamaw on June 16, 2011. Shortly after the blog started I joined another great network for readers and writers of books, Book Blogs.

I have met some amazing people from all over the world and hope to met more. I have definitely become a real blogaholic and loving it.

I hope to bring you more tutorials, stories, guest host and me of course. So keep coming back and visit all of my blogs and social networks. You might run into my daughters and grandkids on my facebook wall they are all over the place. ;)

Grab my button! Join me on GFC! Follow me on Facebook and Twitter! Check out the facebook sidebar for the MY ETSY facebook and the It's About Time Mamaw on Etsy facebook page.


All of this was in hopes of promoting my Etsy Shop. Maybe things will get better for the shop. If not I am going to enjoy my blogging.




Thanks for making my blog such a success and keeping me entertained and informed visiting your blogs!

xoxoxoxoxox
Patricia aka Mamaw