Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday, so come on over and check out all the awesomeness!
Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it, happy holidays to those of other persuasions, and I hope you all have a great Mayan apocalypse!
Thanks for visiting!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Linking up with WIP Wednesday, and am off the browse the rest of the links :)
Thanks for visiting!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I visited random.org this morning to determine the winner of the giveaway, and the RNG says:
The winner is Kat from Diary of a Flutter Kat in Australia - congrats Kat! I have emailed you.
Thanks so much to everyone for entering - I can't believe how much fun it was to participate in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway - mostly because of reading all of your awesome comments!!
Our family is heading off this morning for a ride on the Polar Express, a vintage steam train ride, run by the Westcoast Heritage Railway for two weekends in December - it involves snow, PJ's and hot chocolate!
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I also pulled out all my Christmas fabric (much more than I thought!) to get started on some time sensitive projects.
WIP Wednesday, if anybody got anything done what with all those giveaways to enter!
As always, thanks so much for visiting and have a great Wednesday!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Welcome to my Sew Mama Sew giveaway!
If you have never been here before, welcome! My name is Yzo (sounds like Izzo), and I am a parent to three young children -- what you see here is what I do to make myself feel sane. I really believe making things that combine beauty and function is both therapeutic and reflects/contributes to the culture around us. As an added bonus, we crafters are totally gonna rule the world when the zombie apocalypse comes!
Now on to the giveaway!
I made this Cut Out and Keep 241 Tote many months ago with no real recipient in mind (and while I love the design, it's not really my style) ... Now I realize that I must have made it for one of you, I just didn't know it at the time!
- Leave a comment before the giveaway ends on December 7th at 5pm PST.
- If you leave a comment after that time, but before I close the giveaway, it will not be counted.
- Please make sure that I can contact you if you win.
- International entries are welcome.
- You can earn a second entry if you are follower by commenting and letting me know.
- A winner will be selected with the Random Number Generator and announced here after the giveaway is closed, and emailed.
Ps., our home is pet and smoke free, in case you were wondering.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
December. I am speechless.
November was not bad, considering I was single parenting for half the month. I'm hoping December will be a little more productive! And I delivered my taxes to the accountants today, so that deserves a big old fashioned YAY!
I know most of you had a brilliantly productive month, I am almost caught up on reeder, but I look forward to seeing anything I missed over at Fresh Sewing Day on Lily's Quilts.
Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to stop by on Monday for my Sew Mama Sew giveaway! (See here for a hint...)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Not much happening on the sewing front. Here's a little update.
Compiled a little menagerie, in varying degrees of stuffedness.
Picked up some onesies from H&M, so that I can applique some of the world's most expensive fabric for my future niece or nephew to drool on.
Dug this sweater out of my closet. That's a Kaffe Fasset pattern that I knitted almost twenty years ago, and accidentally felted almost ten years ago.
I still love the design, and there is a fair amount of fabric in it -- could be a good handbag, or knitting basket? Maybe a cushion? Any suggestions?
Pirate quilt? No progress.
Eleventy thousand other christmas-related projects? No progress.
Sew Mama Sew is having their December giveaway day next Monday, and I have a little something that has been waiting for a loving home -- I am thinking giveaway day is the perfect occasion to find one...here's a hint:
Linking up to WIP Wednesday. As soon as I have uncrumpled enough receipts to justify a little break/procrastination, I will be checking out all the awesomeness of WIP Wednesday!
Thanks for visiting, and for your thoughts in this taxing time. (Sorry. It was funny in my head.)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Work continued on the pirate quilt:
I also made a couple of these Orla Kiely inspired scrappy sprout blocks for Traceyjay.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Plum & June's Monday link up.
Thanks for visiting y'all!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Yes, it was pretty spectacular weather for November, but the next day was back to normal.
Now back to the topic at hand -- after being bitten by the Cathedral window bug a couple of weeks ago, I had to give the cushion a go. I have a little Ikea bolster with a cover that has seen better days, so I thought it would be a good pillow to window-ize, as it's smaller than your average pillow.
And, before I forget (seriously, if I get up and walk away, I will forget!), mr. Random Number Generator says that, in this case, the early bird really does get the worm... The giveaway winner is #1
Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone who follows or subscribes or reads Chez Roo on a semi regular basis. Elaine is right, it is awesome to have this little community -- I heart you guys.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sewlandia's blog. Chop, chop, and the next thing I know, it's coming home with me.
I also made a secret something for somebody secret... (sssh, Xmas related). Here's a peek:
But I can show you these little lovebugs:
giveaway (over here) if you'd like the chance to win this earbud/coin zippy case, and a charm pack of Nancy Drew fabric! You have until Tues Nov 13 at 9pm PST. It's a little thank you to celebrate reaching 50 followers - thank you all so much for visiting and for coming back :)
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.
Monday, November 5, 2012
In appreciation for reaching over 50 followers (!), I'm having a little giveaway for this charm pack of Moda's Get a Clue with Nancy Drew fabric. You can see all the fabrics in the pack here. I love the book print most of all!
And I broke out my Heather Ross Spoonflower fabrics to make a little earbud/coin case to accompany Miss Nancy Drew. I hope you like it!
This giveaway is open to followers, old and new. I am so appreciative of you all stopping by and reading, it is so wonderful to be able to share my crafty obsessions with you. My husband tries to be supportive and appreciative, but he still refers to knitting stitches as "knots" - I know I can count on you guys to speak my language!!
To enter, leave a comment to let me know that you are a follower - just one comment per person please. That's it. Please make sure I can contact you if you win - if you're a no-reply blogger please leave your email in the comment -- eg., nancydrew (at) email (dot) com. International entries are welcome, giveaway closes at 9pm PST on Tuesday November 13.
Thanks again! I will announce a winner on Wednesday November 14.
Other than that, so far this week I just did a little blog revamping ... it's a work in progress, but it does feel like there's a little more room to breathe now. If you take a peek at the top of the page you'll see I added a tab for patterns and tutorials. You can find my Tea Squared Tea Cozy tutorial, and I just uploaded the shark pattern for those people who mentioned that they might like it. I hope to add to that section in the near future.
In other news, here are the latest bloggers in the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop:
Kelly at Live. Love. Create
Wendi at Bethadee Zoo
Thanks for visiting, y'all, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!