Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy 400th post!

Today is post 400! And to celebrate I have cut 6 1/2 inch squares of some of my most favorite vintage linens. There are five squares each of 16 different yummy prints. That is enough to make a 48" x 60" lap quilt, you could even add borders to it to make it larger. I think they would make a very soft, yummy quilt.


I would like to thank you dear readers, for visiting me and making this space fun for me. When I started this little blog, I didn't know it would become so important to me, so THANK YOU!

To enter, you need to make a comment on this post and I want to know what makes you like coming here to visit. Yes, maybe I am fishing for compliments, it's my blog, I can do that can't I? I guess you could just say that your here for the yummy free linens, but that wouldn't be very fun for me to read over and over again :) You have until Monday at midnight Mountain Standard Time to enter. I will announce the winner on Tuesday!

68 comments:

Southerner said...

I love all your projects. This fabric is so cool. I never find vintage sheets around here so I would love this! Happy 400th post!

Amie Kirk said...

Happy 400th post!! I love coming here to see all of the beautiful things you make for your precious daughters. You are so creative and I just love your vintage style. Oh, and your music. I think you took it off your blog, but you always had the best tunes too :-)

~Michelle~ said...

The various projects & pretty pictures :) But really, those linens look really awesome - the color variety is pretty amazing, you've done a good job collecting :)

Whosies said...

i love those! i come here just because of you! thanks for the friendship..... :)

http://whosies.blogspot.com

Cassie @ You Go Girl said...

Love those linens. Now...why do I visit? Let's see...you have three girls. I have five. You have quirky humor. I like that. You have husband that curls hair. I have a husband that paints nails. You don't like shoveling snow. Me either, but Montana snow is a lot like Utah snow. There's lots. And then there's the obvious. You make cool things.

Happy 400th post~
Cassie

Michele H said...

Your posts are so creative and hip...no granny is found here! I love the way you incorporate vintage with modern. It's delicious!

Jenny said...

First of all, your header caught my eye, I love it! Your blog is fun to read and I like to see what you've created. I'm looking for inspiration to start my first quilt and these squares would be the perfect way to begin! They're lovely!

simplymodernmom.com said...

love the fabrics. i love coming to see all of your projects. its inspirational.

Sammy said...

I love looking at you post because if makes me feel happy. When I am having a bad/stressful day I just look at your posts and it brightens me up. I love all of the cool fabrics that you use. Thank you for always brightening my day!

Lynn Osborne said...

I'm a relatively new follower. I have enjoyed your projects and your writing style. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amber said...

Congrats on 400! And I love coming over to see all the cute things you've made...and all the fun shows you get to participate in..wish we had shows like that here!

Kelly Moore said...

i love coming to this site for the fresh, funky, vintage craftiness. It's all about color and texture and I always log off inspired. :)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Hmmm . . . what I like best is your sense of style and the variety of things you show on your blog. I love your header, too!

I would love to win these vintage linens for my 19-year-old daughter!

Catherine said...

I keep coming back because I like all the inspiring links you lead us too, the lovely vibrant photos included (to inspire as well), and the honesty in your posts. Thanks for sharing everthing with us.

Rosie said...

I met you and therefore your blog through Spark! I just loved your skirt from that very first night! I love looking at the way that you put things together. I love that you are brave with colors and that you have made making things profitable. Your finds are quirky, and I love it!!!

Jessie said...

I just like to pop in and see what you're up to... and I LOVE your playlists... I often leave your page open just to listen for a while after I'm finished reading!

Kim said...

Thanks for all your inspiration! Love the fabrics!

Eve said...

You inspire creativity so many ways - your beautiful sewing projects, inspiration links, crafting, thrifting scores! Why WOULDN'T I keep coming back??

p.s. I am crazy inspired by this quilt kit, I might just giggle myself to death if I actually won such a sweet giveaway.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I think it says a lot of nice things about you that you connect with so many people. Have a great day.

Dana said...

400?? I think I've read a majority of them. I just like coming here for inspiration. And the great music too.

Travis and Teresa Wilson said...

First off happy 400th post second who wouldn't love to come here. I love your site because you inspire me a total vintage wannabe. Your stuff is absolutely amazing and I only wish I could half of what you do. Love it all!

Jeni said...

your projects, of course! i love to see what you are creating, especially the skirts, you made for your girls and yourself.

Lynne said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! I love reading your blog because of your great projects and vintage linens. I also love reading about thrifting. Very inspiring! Thanks for the great giveaway!

elizabeth said...

Congratulations!

An d you know I love everything here, your style, your creations, and of course your writing. Your playlist doesn't hurt either!

Katie said...

I love everything about your blog! And although i'm pretty sure I havent read 400 posts, I'm definitely keeping up! Thanks for the inspriration!

Michelle said...

Wow-what a great giveaway! I love your blog because I love vintage too and I love to see the cool thingsd you make. I can't even remember how I first came upon your blog-but I love checking in!

Gretchen said...

Happy 400th! I've been reading your blog for about 6 months or so and I keep coming back because your taste in fabric and your style of sewing and quilting is so similar to mine, that it's inspirational to visit! Thanks!

Lindsey R. said...

I love to read because it's like sitting and chatting with a crafty girlfriend about sewing and family. And I love your style!

Happy 400th post and awesome giveaway. I am a sucker for vintage linens and have a new to me sheet that would back those beauties perfectly. Crossing my fingers!

Jennifreckles said...

The sewing, the pictures, the vintage ... you have a beautiful blog.

Anna :-) said...

I love seeing all of your cute creations! congrats on 400 :-)
~Anna (banana8288@gmail.com)

Ashley said...

I love to read your blog because you're a mama just like me and it gives me hope that I can have the time and energy to make beautiful things like you do. Congratulations on 400 posts!

Rebekah said...

I love seeing all your delicious vintage fabrics! Growing up my family had several sheets, blankets, and quilts of the fabrics I have seen in your pictures but sadly we lost them all in a house fire. Seeing the same patterns and designs brings back good memories.
I also enjoy listening to your playlist. ;)

j. said...

although we are roughly the same age, you have three beautiful daughters and i'm still very, um, not married(ha). i'm always impressed by all the craft shows you do and just sewing in general. i guess i kind of live vicariously through you and like to imagine what my life may look like in the future!

Christie said...

Happy 400th post!! I come here for inspiration. I love to see what you are creating. Thank you!

Anna said...

Your posts are inspiring...thanks for sharing with us!

Alexis said...

Love reading your blog and enjoy your passion around vintage items.

I have also discovered some new music via the player on your blog.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Patrick and Emily said...

Your stuff is just so sweet I got addicted! I love your crafts and pictures!

Lauren said...

400! Yahoo. I found your blog through the sew-n-tell. I think what hooked me was the gray purse with the white doily, I love that idea and I keep coming back for more, so keep it up :)
Lauren

S. Macha Photography said...

I found your site bacause of the scrappy skirt tutorial and then I started reading. I love all of your color combinations that you use. You inspire me to be crafty. Thank you.

Sarah Pead said...

Oh what a beautiful give-away and congrats on number 400! Holy cow! That's crazy! Hope I win this fabric goodness!

Amy said...

I am a new follower to your blog! I just happened upon it the other day and have been hooked since! Your blog is refreshing, bright, innovative and artistic! All the things that are dear to my heart! Thanks for the good reads!
P.S. I was working the cash registers at the Beehive Bazaar and I can truly say that we felt for every single person who stood in line to support our local crafters! Hopefully next time it won't be so long! So sorry!

Steph said...

Happy Blog Milestone! :) I like coming here because I'm another sewing Utah mama and I like to read your posts about local boutiques/events you participate in. I am also a big fan of vintage fabrics. Oh, and I like your music too!

prenticefamily said...

I love how creative you are, your honesty, quirky sense of humor, and genuine your words are!

The Hillbilly Banjo Queen: said...

I come for many reasons. Mostly to see what you are doing and to gain inspiration. To enjoy little snippets of your life that let me know that there is someone else out there that has bad days mixed in with their good and that you just keep moving and life keeps going and it's all ok. I love your music choices. I like to see your fabric combinations...I'm a little combination impaired, myself. I could go on a while longer, but I don't want to be the longest comment. :) Thanks!

JRoberts said...

Happy 400th post! I am fairly new here...but love coming over! You have great ideas (that I sometimes link to...) and wonderful pictures. I also have found some great music off your player that I didn't know. :)

You are a girl after my own heart (if I had more time I would do more of it as well...such is life!)

So, even if I don't win...I will still keep blurking! :) Thanks for being so creative and inspirational.

Joanna said...

Well I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now and I keep coming back for more! I always save it as one of the lat blogs to read on my list because I know you will have something beautiful to look at! You usually have either a new project or a piece of your home or even your family to see, and I love that! I also am inspired by the fact that you have 3 young children like myself, but still make all your cool stuff and actually sell it and make money! So awesome:) Keep up the amazing work!

Oh I forgot to say, I love reading about how you live in Sugarhouse because if we still lived in SLC that's where I would want to live:)

jbranch said...

I really enjoy reading about all of your great ideas. I also appreciate how "real" you are in sharing challenges and joys. It is encouraging to see another mom be able to create such beautiful works.

Maria said...

I love how your posts are so fun... you make sure to tell it a little quarky and always keep it real. Your projects are inspiring and unique. Truly unique. Each item one of a kind. I adore how you are so inventive with all your vintage finds... always making them into something new and treasured.

I would love to create a quilt for my home with these vintage linens. What a fun collection. exciting. thank you for offering this. congratulations on 400 posts. wow.

Pokey said...

Hi, Amy! I pop in to see your creativity, especially the quilty kind. I'm loving the "vintage linens" aka soft old sheetings, and I've started collecting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane said...

This was only my second time visiting your site and the first time I really explored, but I was blown away by your vintage quilts. I have been discovering recently how much I love vintage linens (and all things vintage, in fact - had fun looking through your Etsy shop), after picking up a few at yard sales to use in rag rugs. But I never envisioned they could make such awesome quilts.

I love your post about stashes - that's totally me, I tend to acquire random awesome crafty piles, and then I just *revel* in them! So much fun. I'd love to begin a stash of vintage linens squares =) Ooh, makes me shiver.

p.s. My sewing machine also resides in my living room... I share your dream! Oh, wouldn't that be the day...

Carol said...

i stop by for the colors. i love all the color you include in your designs. keep creating!

Laura said...

Just found you on stumbleupon and I am in love~ You are amazing, and your pictures are lovely! Thanks for the opportunity, and I look forward to following you in the future~Laura

P.S. pop over to my blog if you wish
www.asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com

Kem said...

I like your blog name. It makes me smile and warms me up which is nice because of all the snow at the moment trying to make me cold. but you wont let it her on your blog everything is happy and colorful and fresh. Love the fabric and would love to make my baby to be a blanket out of it, so thanks for the chance.

Chris said...

I just found your blog...and love the quilt you created from the Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. It's one I have on my "someday" list. Thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

Amy Millward said...

I mean, I keep coming back because your projects are so pretty and interesting (and inspiring)--but a bonus is that I LOVE your playlist! You've introduced me to so many great artists I may never have heard of. :-)

Tess said...

I found this blog when I searched for DIY projects and I never stopped coming back! I'm a law student and I've found that the best way to beat my stress is to channel my energy into projects! Keep up your great work - you inspire me every time I read about what you're up to!

TF

Deb said...

Okay, so I am new to posting and I am not sure if you got it so here it goes again.

I am new to your site and I love it! I am going to have to make one of those scrappy skirts for my soon to be 6 year old...she is going to love it! I am telling all of my Sewing Mamas about your blog.

the mama monster said...

yay 400! i am just getting to 100 on my sewing blog. my family blog has more because i have alot to say about them:) i love coming to your blog becuase of all the vintage goodness. i also love seeing what other people get from the DI!

mommymae said...

i started coming here as part of a notion or 2 & i keep coming back to hear about your family & see your awesome projects!

WendyLou said...

I like coming here because you always share yourself - the funny, the crafty, the messy, the REAL!!

Happy 400th!! Here's wishing you 400 and 400 and 400 more!!

Kimmy Sunshine said...

I love your creativity and usage of words as you describe your various fun projects. Keep it up you're uber talented.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Yeeowza! Happy 400th! That's so good for you! Those linens look yummy. I would love to win and make into to a quilt and if I have the strength to give it up, give to a friend who's having a sweet baby girl. Here's to 400 more posts!

The Clegg Family said...

i would love some of your vintage collectibles...i have been collecting vintage bed linens for while...i keep coming back to check out your amazing crafty ideas and recipes too! thanks so much
rachael

Melanie said...

Congratulations on post #400. I am always inspired by your blogs! You've got great tastes in fabrics and crafts!

Evelyn said...

Happy 400th! I just had a giveaway of vintage linens on my blog too. :-) But what the heck, I'm always up for more, and maybe I'll get lucky!!

Bobbi said...

Merry 400th! I read because you're inspiring, whether it's w/your crafts, your girls or how you handle life's adversities!

Mrs. S said...

I recently discovered your blog. I also have a love for all things vintage,especially fabric. I love being inspired to create which keeps me coming back! Congrats on 400 posts!

Christy said...

I love your playlist! LOL! Actually, there's lots I like about your blog, the way you write (so funny), the pictures (amazing!), and of course the tutorials you post from time to time.

Keep up the great work! Congrats on reaching 400!!