Thank you.

I think we’ve gotten our message across:

and sewing for them is pretty sweet.  I really hope we’ve rounded up enough boy-sewing projects to get the wheels turning and keep you busy for a good long while churning out stuff for the special boys in your lives.

We also need to say…

Specifically I’d like to thank:

  •  DANA.  What a privilege to work with this brilliant, intelligent, fantastic, energetic, hilarious woman!  She is a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see what she has to present the Sewing Universe in the future. After chatting online night after night after night I know way more than I ever imagined about this woman.  She is just as down-to-earth and sweet as she seems on her blog. Dana, thank you so much for inviting me along for this Month of the Boy and providing such a great challenge for me and fantastic tutorials for everyone!
  • MR RAE. You put up with more-than-the-usual amount of me puttering around on the computer and withheld all snarky comments, even when I was all “bloggity-blog-blog-blah-blah” on our anniversary AND your birthday. I’m sorry I made you wait to watch Modern Family.  I’m not sure I’d have been so patient if the roles had been reversed.  You’re the best boy.  Evar.
  • MY GUEST BLOGGERS and GIVERSAWAY:  LiEr, Shannon, Traci, Elli, Jenn, Andrea, Joanna, Holly, Meg, Karen, Shelly, Kristena, Care, Jess, Elizabeth, and Jessica (oh my dear goodness please let me not have forgotten anyone), saying you made this possible is the understatement of the century.  I hope everyone appreciates how much work it is to get a brand new tutorial online (on an unfamiliar blog) on a deadline.  You rock.
  • YOU-FANTASTIC-READERS-YOU!  If it hadn’t been for the scores of emails and comments from all of you sending encouragement and letting us know how much you appreciated what we were up to, I probably would have said, “forget this craziness! someone get me a margarita!” And the fact that many of you supported me additionally by buying one or two of my patterns helped pay the babysitter who made sure my children didn’t get completely neglected.  Really.  So thanks.  

I feel like just I gave an Oscar-acceptance speech.  Sorry about that.  If you’re finding this really annoying try and remember that I’ve never blogged this much in one month.  Gives me huge respect for those of you who do the self portrait every day for a year or those 12-square quiltalongs.  I leave you with this, from two crazy sleep-deprived women in Michigan and Texas:

Cross-continental high five. Woo-hoo!

images made w/ Poladroid, thanks to Kristena for the link
COMING SOON on Made By Rae… ?*
  • More patterns
  • More pictures of the other child (Yes, I have another one, but lacking a Y chromosome some of you thought I’d gone and sold her to the gypsies. You didn’t say it, but I know what you were thinking.)
  • Maybe a little of this (We’ll talk.  If you have no idea what this is about you can read a little here and even more here)

*depending on babysitter availability

    41 thoughts on “Thank you.

    1. ADORABLE … that's what you two are!

      Thanks for taking me along on this most mahvahlous month!

      Being the sole female in my house I have to say … I really, really, really love boys too!

      Thanks girls!

    2. Thank you Raye and Dana for the wonderful month of great tutorials.

      Spring top week is round the corner and i cant wait to take part!

      I love your blog and really appreicate you taking the time to share your passion with us, what would we do without you?

      Thank you, thank you, thank you

      Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

    3. Thanks so much for featuring this "Celebrate the Boy" month. I have had a lot of fun being inspired to do more boy crafts! I live in a household filled with boys (currently it is husband, 2 year old toddler, & small male dog).

      I am expecting a 2nd boy this spring and at first I was somewhat disappointed that I wasn't having a girl (I really wanted a girl to sew dresses and make pretty things for her). But after I found this blog I have been really inspired to do more sewing for my boys. Now I am actually very excited to be expecting my second boy :).

      Thanks and looking forward to see what other features you will do in the future.

    4. You guys are really, really, REALLY cute. I can't stand it πŸ™‚

      Spring Top Month. Oh dear. I am literally watching my entire wardrobe move to the "stained, wrong size, torn, MUST REFASHION THIS" pile. And I'm a really rotten clothes shopper. SO I MUST START SEWING. Gah, I'm scared πŸ™‚ I'll count on you to get me through πŸ™‚ (But…no pressure. I'm a big girl. I think.)

    5. thank you for the month, the fun, the smiles and the lovely ideas.
      greetings from a mother of twin boys that now has a lot new ideas.

    6. thanks for all the great ideas for projects for boys! And that spring top week sounds like a wonderful plan!

    7. Thanks it has been a great month, I now have way more ideas than time but that's a good thing!! Must have taken a lot of time and effort to put it all together so well done both of you.. and thanks again.

    8. Thank YOU!! This has been a really wonderful experience for SHelly and me, and we are so excited to continue expressing our love for boy-dom and all their quirks and beauty.

      I think what you and Dana have created verges on legendary proportions and I know this collaborations will be referenced for years to come! (Where else could there be such a complete repository for all things BOY?)

    9. Yay! I was just clicking through your Spring Top Week 2009 archives last night and was sorry I never did anything with it.
      Thanks for the boy celebration. I love being the mom of boys and making things for and with them. It was a great month and helped me to stay motivated with my own crafting and sewing goals.

    10. I can't thank you enough for doing a boy month. We are expecting boy #2and I'm always on the lookout for fun things to make for boys. It was refreshing and wonderful to see a whole month dedicated to boys. It's been inspiring.

    11. Thanks so much for a great month! That's a lot of work, you're amazing!

      Can't wait for spring top week!!

    12. I found your blog this month (lucky me!!) and will be staying. Thank you so much for the inspiration, guest "speakers", and tutorials. Before I had children I dreamt of having a daughter. Life had other plans and I had two beautiful boys and I could not be happier. I'm off to embellish their underwear πŸ™‚

    13. Rae,
      Thank you for all the huge work and effort you put in. So inspiring. I hope you get a long spa day! Hooray for boys!

    14. What an amazing month — and a COLOSSAL amount of work for you and Dana! I appreciate (SO much!) you having me as a guest on your blog!

      CAN'T WAIT for Spring Top Week — this time I won't procrastinate until the last second! :o)

      ~ ~ It's good to see you back in bloggyblogland! ~ ~

    15. You and Dana both had such great ideas! I have all sorts of things bookmarked for the new little guy.

      Spring Top Week! Yay! But…I am sooo pregnant. *sigh*

    16. you guys are just amazing, seriously. I can't wait for spring top week (sewing for myself?! wow). Hope you find that babysitter time. πŸ™‚

    17. Thank you so much for this boy month!I have 2 toddler boys and I love everything you featured!

    18. Thank you for letting me be part of a great project and for being part of your wonderful, wonderful blog that I adore! You made my month! big hugs!

    19. I rarely ever comment on blogs, but I loved this so much I can't help myself. Recently when I yet again dragged my two boys to the fabric store, my five year old asked me "Mommy, why don't you ever buy BOY fabric?" And I could finally tell him that I was!! I already make all my boys tis, but that's about it for them other than baby blankets, so I was so excited this whole month to have found so many great ideas for my two little guys!! Thanks for all the time, talent and fun you put into this!!

    20. Like everyone else, I LOOVED Boy Month! I am actually having a hard time switching back to my mojo for girl crafts! My girls have noticed:) I have such an amazing list of things to make for my boy! Thanks Again!

    21. Thanks Rae – Boy month has been lovely. Whilst I already make plenty of stuff for my two boys, I'm now super excited that number three (due May) will be a boy too. All those lovely bibs and onesies…

      All the best

    22. Hi Rae en Dana,

      Thank you for this celebration!

      When I heard that my first child would be a boy, I was a little bit disappointed, knowing what kind of beautiful things I could be making for a girl.

      In january I gave birth to my lovely boy. During breastfeeding I discovered these blogs and you made me realise that sewing is at least as fun for a boy as for a girl.

      Maybe I love my boy now even a little bit more πŸ˜‰ (if that is possible).

    23. Thankyou so much for a fab month of boy stuff. Looking forward to what Spring brings you both:) (We are about to hit Autumn here:)

    24. spring top week! the perfect excuse to haul out and drool over all my pattern books again πŸ™‚

    25. Can't believe its all over! went by sooo quick! although i dont have a little boy, i had so many ideas for people i know with sons. Don't know what im going to do without my daily "celebrate the boy" fix.

      Thanks for all the great tutorials!

      Helen x

    26. love the blog! — completely love the cross-continental high five:) i have three sweet boys and one adorable girl, busy trying to be a boy . . .

    27. Thank YOU! Celebrate the Boy was fantastic and inspiring and I can't wait for next year. (You'll do it again next year, right? … Please?)

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