Tuesday, March 31, 2009

last chance giveaway

there are only a few more hours to enter into the giveaway. All of my followers are counted for 1 entry, but if you posted on your blog about the giveaway, let me know, I'm not checking followers blogs unless theres a comment.

give away here

Don't miss it!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

I own a freaking treadle!

woke up this morning, looked on craigs list, and found this for $60. so i ran out the house, got some cash, and went to find it, and it was still available!!!! it has a bunch of pressure foot attachments, including a ruffler foot. I love it, everything moves so smoothly, and it even had the original manual. which is good cause i have no clue how to use it. its only missing the belt to turn the needle. it has a couple extra bobbins too, and some really old spools. i love it. the date on the manual say 1912.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Found a Great Give away

if you go over to sew-fantastic you will find a wonderful giveaway from Jane.

you should go.

you should also sign your self up for my give away, a new prize will added to the list tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ArtFire Give Away

So, by now you should all know that I took the plunge, and opened an Artfire store. There's not much there yet, but I'm working on it. I have also mentioned a Give Away in connection to my Artfire store. Sounds good so far right?

What you can win:
  • A $25 gift card to Pottery Barn
  • A reversible slouchy purse like this one, same colors, but not used.
I will also be adding more fun things as we go on.
To enter, do any or all of the following, each separate thing gets you another entry.
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Be or Become a follower, if you already follow my blog, you're already entered
  • Check out my artfire store, and leave a comment here telling me what your favorite item (of mine) is.
  • Post about this Give away on your blog
  • Link back to this Post on your blog
  • Link to my artfire store on your blog. http://deathbydenim.artfire.com/

So, there are 6 entries up for grabs, but...

If you join artfire, and say I sent you, you will earn 10 Super Bonus Entries!!!

Tada!!! 16 entries!! You must be so excited by this point, you probably can't stand it. I know, its so great, I wish I could enter too.

You have 1 week, until midnight Pacific-time, on Tuesday March 31. The winner will be announced some time on Wednesday April 1.

I will be checking, and keeping track of who has which entries, but feel free to comment telling all you have done. Just don't comment anonymously, make sure I can email you to tell you that you've won.

On your mark, get set, GO!

new flimsy, project improv style

pretend its not sideways, i did this on sunday, it was fun, just a bunch of 2.5 strips all random. i'm not sure if its done or if i will add to it, its a smallish baby blanket size.
next post will be a give away, so stay tuned

Monday, March 23, 2009


umm, hello, my sew craft blogroll went missing.


so sorry to all my lovely sew craft blog group 2 buddies, I will fix this asap.

i really cannot remember deleting this, or have any idea why i would.... its just gone.

so... look forward to that returning, as well as a general clean up of that side bar.

update: its fixed, and back on my sidebar looking a little nicer than before. yay!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

whats new with me

first, i made a dress, and wore it public, and i like the dress but not my choice of color. when you see it you'll know why. I feel like i look like a frumpy 30's 40's housewife, but not the sexy kind. Like I should be wearing sensible shoes and rationing my food card.

I also made a new purse, but did not manage to follow Lola's mystery, cause i used that fabric for this purse, since i wanted it to use the next day. again, no pics, but i used the fabric i posted in a previous post.

I officially have things listed in my artfire store, all 3 of them, and there is a give away in the works, i'm building up something fantastic for it.

stay tuned

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I have a store

I took the plunge, and opened an artfire store. The only problem is that I have nothing to sell right now. I opted for Artfire instead of etsy because i tried etsy, but they would not let me change my email, and i had some horrible emails from support when i tried to close/rename/new email my account, basically they said get a new email address, and open a new account. And then I heard of ArtFire, which has a promo going to sign up for the premium/unlimited account for $7 a month for life. They have a free basic account, but its limited items/pics, so I went for the unlimited. They have no listing fees, and you can list as much as you like, with up to 10 pics per item (i think 10 is the right #). It looks good, Etsy-like but more of a flat-rate Etsy.

so my artfire is deathbydenim.artfire.com

but there's nothing there yet. once there is, I will have a link on my side bar, and probably a traffic generating give away of some sort.

also, they have a limited number of $ 7 accounts left, its less that 500 out of 5,000, so check it out soon if you're interested,

say you heard from me, first 10 people will be entered into a special drawing from me. go to http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=sevenforlife&afuid=18987

Friday, March 13, 2009

purse fabric

here it is, purse fabric for Lola's mystery. I'm on pins and needles waiting for my mystery purse instructions. the brown under the blue will also be for a dress I'm starting today. i hope the dress turns out ok, and looks nice on me. i will have pics of that when its finished.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Its been too long

its been too long since I've posted, and much too long since I've posted something I've made. so sad.

I am so excited to announce I bought a 1/4 foot for my machine for $5. not $25 like the sewing machine store was asking. Joann's had a whole section of $5 or less pressure feet for low shank machines, and i think i will go pick up some more even tho i don't know what i would use it for. There was a ruffler thing, and a Teflon foot, and something with a roller on it. I can't pass up a deal like that. And when I opened it was metal, not plastic; i had been concerned because it was sooo light, but its metal, and i bought a back up. Needless to say, all my seams have been more 1/4 inch before this, that thing is tiny. I also have to make sure my needle is in the middle not the left, or i will break the needle. I can see this happening.

I have my fabric picked out for Lola's mystery purse along, its yummy. And I was brave and got magnetic clasp thingy to close the purse with, so hopefully i don't kill it.

My goal is to post pics tomorrow, of things made, and something i received for a swap.

I can't believe its been more than a week since I've posted.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


so, today at work(btw, i'm still at work) my boss called an impromptu staff meeting about department restructuring(no layoffs) just new start times all around. she also managed to sneak in that my hours would be cut, but no one else's.

mmm hmmm.

i was answering phones during this meeting, so i couldn't look at her like she was talking crazy.

after a private meeting with her i found i would be working later start times(11am or noon instead of 10am), as well as fewer hours(60 instead of 80 per pay period of 2 weeks).

so anyone looking to hire a great preschool teacher/nanny/babysitter/cake-decorator/lesson-planner/amateur-quilter/amateur-photographer/phone-dispatcher in the Orange County CA area, shoot me an email, its on on my profile.

I'm looking for work, people.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

a give away, from Japan

don't go here, to the quilted pig.
and don't enter yourself in her giveaway of yummy japanese fabrics.
because i want to win.
so don't go.