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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Name this Photo

                                         What is the world is my son covered in?  DIAPER CREAM 

If you can guess the correct substance, you will be automatically entered into the running for the February Giveaway (starting VERY soon).  HEATHER BRIAR LORRAIN and CHRI JOHNSON from Facebook both got the correct answer. 

Come up with a catchy title for this photo. Post your suggestion in the comments section of this post. If I choose YOUR title, you will automatically be entered into the running for the February Giveaway (again, starting VERY soon)!

Good luck!

Contest: Handy Dandy Clutch ! Contest now Closed

CONGRATULATIONS to JOYCE RILEY!  She is the winner of the Handy Dandy Clutch Giveaway.

Stay tuned for another fun filled and exciting giveaway coming in March!

Going somewhere fancy?? Going out for a night on the town? Heading out with friends for the afternoon? Or maybe you have a little one and are always losing your ID, money or debit card or glasses to the bottom of the diaper bag. Whatever YOU could use this darling little clutch for is entirely up to you, and you could win it right here, right now!

This handy dandy clutch is made out of 100% cotton fabric, 100% polyester thread, fusible and heavyweight interfacing and a whole lot of care. It is about 7.5" by 5" and hangs about 8" from the strap. The strap tucks neatly inside the clutch if you don't need it. Inside is also where you will find a convenient pocket for keys, cash, cell phone or anything small that you might need to find quickly. Small and compact, perfect for those trips out where you just need a few things to take along.

There are four ways you can win this clutch.
1) Leave a comment to this blog post (that gets you 1 entry)
2) LINK back to this blog post on Facebook OR Twitter (or both) for another entry (you must let me know that you have done this so I can check)
3) VOTE for the LIFT project, then promote the LIFT project on your Facebook or Twitter account and show proof that you have done so. Each day you vote for LIFT is another entry for my contest!
4) Become an "attendee" to my Facebook event for this giveaway and get an entry.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

Contest will run from NOW until 8:00PM Eastern Time Thursday February 18. At which time your name (times the number of possible entries you have earned)will be randomly selected as the winner of this contest. We will connect, coordinate shipping details and it's YOURS!

Good luck!

Note: Is red not your color? Are you looking for something more appropriate for a diaper bag, camera bag or a mid-day outing? Not a problem! If you are the winner and would prefer the item in a different color I will custom make a handy dandy clutch for YOU in a color of YOUR choice.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Husband is Blogging. . .

I knew it would rub off eventually. Be sure to check out his new blog "Twin Brook Facility" at . He will be blogging mainly about the Twin Brook park and other town owned recreational properties in Cumberland Maine. If you've never checked it out, you should. Be sure to leave comments because everyone loves a good comment on their blog posts! Happy reading!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sew Much Ado Ruby Lou Doll AND Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sew Much Ado Ruby Lou Doll AND Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

In October of 2009 my friend MaryAnn sent me a link to these super cute child's masks that were made out of felt. It was called a "tutorial" and I immediately decided that I needed to make some for my kids and niece. I had never heard of a tutorial, but this looked pretty easy.

This was the first day of what would turn into an obsession for me. I've even started a Google Alert for "sewing tutorials" so that each time a new tutorial is posted on the web it gets plunked into my inbox and I can pick and choose the ones I'd like to try. I managed to have a nearly 100% homemade Christmas because of the tutorials I found.

The Google Alert also clues my into web contests that fellow crafters are holding on their websites and blogs to give you a chance to win some really awesome homemade things. Hence the title of this post!

I continue to be amazed at the amount of tutorials that are on the web, and as a relatively novice crafter and "seamstress" these tutorials are usually very easy to follow because they are created for people like me by others who can explain how to do things in simple terms. Rarely do I come across a tutorial that is difficult to understand unlike some of the patterns you get in the stores.

During this journey I have also come across some great blogs that are amazing resources for tips, tricks, tutorials, and just "hey, come see what I created". The amount of creativity I see is astounding and I hope once I get better at crafting, especially with my sewing machine, that I can begin to create my own tutorials to post. Currently some of my favorite resources for online sewing and crafting is Grosgrain Fabulous , Sew Mama, Sew , and Craft Gossip . I highly suggest you visit these sites and take a look at what is out there.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to SandyQuilts! You have won a handmade by me fabric storage box! Now all you need to do is contact me at so we can discuss color, size and shape of the box you would like me to make for you!

With the help of my 4 year old daughter, Cece, each persons name went into a basket depending on the number of referrals they were given. She then selected a name at random! Thank you to all who played!

So, what's next? A February Giveaway! That's right! Stay tuned to We Learn Something New, Every Day and sometime in February there will be another sweet giveaway you won't want to miss. Need a hint? Let's just say if you have somewhere to go in February and need to take a few essentials, you won't want to leave home without what I'm offering!