Friday, February 29, 2008

And the Winner Is...

YAY! Thank you to all you great ladies who took the time to post and help me add to my freebies list. I really appreciate the kind words and all the sweetness!

Ok, So ... I went ahead and put all the names in a list in the order in which you each posted and then put the list through the handy-dandy list randomizer at and this is how it mixed you all up (did you get dizzy? I know I did!!)

I am happy to announce that Theresa, of Cottage Violets, came up as the number one name on the list, so she gets to take her pick of the four fabulous Amy Butler patterns I have offered up! I'll email you Theresa to get your shipping info and your pattern choice so I can get it right out to you.

Congrats Theresa, and thank you for the awesome link, I love that covered accordian file! And thank you to all the rest of you for playing too!

List Randomizer
There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

Timestamp: 2008-02-29 19:52:53 UTC

Monday, February 25, 2008

Free Sewing Patterns & How-To's & A DRAWING!!

This freebies page on my website is a project I've been meaning to kickstart for a long time now. I get so much great feedback on my free tote pattern I thought it would be great to give my visitors links to some of the fabulous free patterns and sewing tutorials I've been finding on the net.

Check it out and if
you know of one I should add, please be sure to come back here and let me
know. In fact I think I'll have a DRAWING and give away a free pattern to celebrate
finally getting this resource going!

It's only just barely started, but I read this quote the other day that made me decide to go ahead and put it up even if it was just a few links to start with.

The quote was "Don't let perfect get in the way of good!" That really convicted me! I often let my perfectionistic tendencies keep me from even getting started with my ideas, a habit I intend to break in 2008!

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted here on my poor neglected blog! It has been pretty crazy around here and I've been buried under mounds of fabric trying to fill all the great orders for purses and getting my prototypes for the new product line done, and getting my press kit created and sent off to Country Living for the Pitch Your Product event in Chicago on March 15th! (I'll have more on that after I post this, um, so that might mean you will read that before this if you get here after I post it, LOL!!) I got my application and press kit in just in the nick of time, which is another bad habit I intend to turn around this year.

Things are popping at Mama's Pocketbook, and I am soooo NOT complaining :) I couldn't be happier, or tireder (see I'm so tired I am letting myself use made up words). I do need to find a solution though that will relieve me of working 20 hours days 7 days a week. Thank goodness I get to go to Chicago in ... what? 18 DAYS!!! Ok, no rest for the weary. I'm going to need every precious minute to get all my orders out, my product ready, my tiara made (that's another post to come) ... so, ok, lets talk about this contest then and get that spur-of-the-moment fun started!
Here's the deal... This Friday, Feb 29th (Sadie Hawkins Day!) I'll run the random number generator on all the comments I get on this post that help me add to my freebies page. And the prize will be the winners choice a one of these very popular and coveted new sewing patterns by Amy Butler:

That's it, no real rules, except be sure that any link you suggest is really a FREE resource and that I don't have it already on the list. I'll be adding to the list myself as often as I can take a minute to search for good stuff to share, so if you post a link that I end up adding this week before I see your post, you'll still get in the drawing. And if you have some of your own free crafting or sewing tut's or how-to's - well, Post 'em if you've got 'em!

Thanks very much! I'll be back to post more about Chicago and all the excitement going on over at MMP for 2008!