Happy Friday, everyone! I have a bunch of linkadoos and fun pictures for you to wrap up the week.
FANFARE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!
Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway last week. We used the random number generator to choose two winners. How lucky: they each preferred a different bundle! Here are the winners:
Ava, who said “Love the Shine. Need to make baby stuff for all the new ones in the family”
Dana, who said “I love your fabrics! I would love to make some purses for my 4-year old and how about some rice warmies! And though I love all of the colors, I would probably choose Pomp. Thank you!”
Indie Sew is a new site dedicated to showcasing independent designers’ patterns, and it has an interface for users to show off the projects they’ve made. Indie Sew now carries all my women’s patterns, and their newly-released Winter Collection features my Josephine blouse! I love how they styled the entire collection.
My friend Andrea over at Knitty Bitties has already blogged about her take on the Indie Sew Winter Collection. Look at her amazing plaid Josephine!
STYLO MAGAZINE: It was so much fun to see my work in the latest issue of online children’s sewing + style magazine, Stylo Issue 3! I sewed up a lovely collection of Made By Rae patterns out of this season’s Cotton + Steel line and dressed Clementine up for photo shoots at my local public library. My section is called “Art + Craft,” on pages 99-115.
SEWING WISH LIST: here are a couple of things I want to sew right this minute.
Poolside Tote by Anna Graham of Noodlehead: I love the oversized design of this carry-all bag; it looks perfect for a weekend overnight bag or a stylish diaper bag.
Popover Poncho by April Rhodes: April just released this poncho and I can’t wait to sew up a cosy version to live in all winter long!
I hate making cake pops: this funny post from my friend Dana. I love when bloggers keep it real.
Floating Babies: My sister Elli sent me this link from Otteroo — a floatie for babies — the other night, and you just have to see it to believe it. I keep wondering, would Hugo (my 7-month-old) enjoy floating by his neck??
Do what you love and the money will follow: I love this post on Sew Mama Sew, and the comment section is just as interesting as the well-thought-out post on making money as an artist.
Small Magazine: lots of style, accessories, and design for little humans in this online magazine. I always enjoy Small!
What fabric designers earn: Abby Glassenberg gets candid about how much money fabric designers actually make.
National Geographic: I don’t even know how many hours I’ve lost lately on the National Geographic website. Was it always so visually impressive? I find the Future of Food project particularly interesting.
For the list-makers: Bullet Journal offers a genius (analog) way to distill all your notes and to-do lists into one simple system within the covers of one notebook. Any notebook you have will do! I’m always trying to figure out a better way to keep track of my to-do lists, so I’m going to give this one a try.
Have a great weekend, everyone!