It's time to sparkle! We kick off a new series today that is different than anything we've done before here on Sew4Home. Over the past several months, we've worked with sponsor, Janome America to learn about their Artistic software brand, focusing on the Artistic Crystals system in particular. We've been very diligent students, and now have two weeks of wedding wonders planned that make use of this amazing integrated system of crystals, software, cutters and presses. But, it's more that just inspiring projects. We've designed the series with creative entrepreneurs in mind. These are projects you can make for yourself or make and sell as a home-based wedding accessories business. We call it: The Business of Bling!
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We've savored every day of our Kitchen Confections series for Moda Fabrics, featuring the beautiful new Vintage Modern collection by Bonnie & Camille. Today, we hear our spoon clinking on the bottom of the bowl, and know we've come to the end. But the good news is two-fold. One, all the articles here on Sew4Home remain available and accessible, so you can go back for a second helping at any time. Also, each article can be saved and/or printed as a .PDF file as well as emailed to a friend to share. Two, the final yummy bite in the series is today's amazing Great Giveaway courtesy of the generous folks at Moda. We have a heaping portion of Vintage Modern pre-cuts plus some wonderful sewing notions. To enter, we invite you to join the Moda social media community and leave us a comment about how our Kitchen Confections series inspired you to whip up a tasty little something for someone to love.
In today's world of instant Internet gratification, does anyone actually hand-write anything any more? Here at S4H, we'd like to think so. And, we'd like to think the handwritten recipe and the personalized gift tag will be two things with enough old-fashioned goodness to never completely go away. I know some of the most cherished items in my own 'save box' are a couple recipes written in my mother's beautiful cursive on dog-eared slips of paper and a simple gift tag made from wrapping paper scraps and stickers. In honor of these vintage traditions, we have two special downloads for you today as part of our Kitchen Confections series for Moda Fabrics: matching recipe cards and gift tags. Use them to create your own 'save box' memories.
It's a Shopping Day at Sew4Home. Our friends, Dennis and Tonia of Fashionable Fabrics have provided us with TWO $50 gift certificates. And, because Fashionable Fabrics is already set-up to ship both within the US as well as internationally, this drawing is open to all our Sew4Home visitors. WOW! I can hear those screams of delight from all around the globe.
Wedding bells peal throughout the year, but spring and summer are the true busy seasons. If invitations to showers and weddings are already covering your refrigerator, we have five ideas that are sure to be gift table stand-outs without breaking the bank. Each starts with one or more of our classic S4H projects, then we take it to the next level by adding clever suggestions for personalizing and stylizing. That sounds like "happily ever after" for everyone!
The big graduation milestones are high school and college, but these days, there also seem to be momentous occasions springing up around graduating from middle school, grad school, trade school or just the school of hard knocks. If they start celebrating making it through kindergarten, I'm drawin' the line. For the bonafide graduates on your list, we've collected five great gift ideas, each of them based on a fast and easy S4H tutorial and each including fun suggestions for how to kick it up a notch with extra special add-ons.
As we roll through Spring and rush pell-mell towards Summer, we enter the high-octane gift giving season. For me, this time of year is actually more hectic than the holiday season. At least then, you have a pretty good idea of who is on your shopping list. But this time of year, you never know how many heavy linen envelopes might lurk inside your mailbox, waiting to surprise you with yet another gift-giving occasion. This week, we have you covered with a series of great gift ideas for Babies, Graduates, Travelers and Brides-to-be. Today: our best Baby Shower Bundles. All of them are based on fantastic S4H tutorials and include fun suggestions for how to customize the projects to make them extra special.
Earlier this year, we received a very inspiring email from Judy Fennemore of South Africa, regarding our Quick Trip Diaper Bag. Judy was writing on behalf of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Quilters guild and their plans to host the South African National Quilt Festival and Competition in 2015. Judy was hoping to use our popular diaper bag project as part of a fundraising workshop. Traditionally, because all the content on Sew4Home is copyrighted, we do not allow any of our projects or articles to be republished in any way, however, this request was so interesting, we decided to make an exception. Their fundraising workshop was held last month, and we just received some great pictures from Judy to share.
Pezzy Prints is created by Sandy Klop of American Jane for Moda Fabrics, and it is multi-color magic. The repetitive motif is just the right size for all kinds of projects: not too big, not too small (thanks, Goldilocks!), plus it comes in a dozen pretty, soda-pop colors from lemon line to orange fizz to root beer and more. Today, we have a Pezzy Prints Layer Cake to give away to one lucky Sew4Home fan. It contains forty-two 10" x 10" squares. Sewn end-to-end, that's a column of fabric that would stretch three stories high! Someone (maybe our winner) should try that and take a picture!