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Monday, March 04 2013

It is the first Monday of the month and time for the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop! AND to celebrate (inter)National Craft Month we have a super giveaway, a collection of products from FabScraps,  https://www.facebook.com/pages/FabScraps/112579348780638?ref=ts&fref=ts. Julie McGuffee shared these products as a Trade Show find on TV, http://youtu.be/-OZjx6Yhmg0.

To enter to win, check out our DCC blogs in the hop, (button is in sidebar) then comment on the blog that features your favorite crafting technique and then tell what it was on Julie McGuffee's blog, Life in the Craft Lane.
 
This month's challenge was to post about our favorite crafting technique. Well it isn't difficult to guess what mine is and technically it isn't crafting but sewing. it IS sewing! I love to sew, machine sewing and hand embroidery both. I love to create pretty, whimsical things.
 
I remember at 5 years old spending time in the summer on the front porch sewing next to my Mom with my tiny sewing machine. Since her birthday is in a couple days and she has been gone four years now it is lovely to remember those summer afternoons!
 
So here is a little roundup of all things sewn! Designs I have created and love!
 

Pin Cushions with my favorite hand stitch, the blanket stitch.
 
 
With cuddly characters I get to both machine and hand sew!
 

 

oh and I sew love to make aprons! Have a few pretty ones I am creating to wear at Quartermain House B&B.

.....and wait there is even more, beginning March 7th, we are also hopping in Buttons Galore DCC Blog Hop! Love their buttons!

....and the Smoothform Design Team was just announced. I am pleased to be part of their team along with several very talented professional designer friends! We have a super creative blog with a new project for every day of the month!

So here is to National Craft Month, to crafting, sewing, painting, embossing, doodling, to creativity! Have fun!

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 10:17 pm   |  Permalink   |  10 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Posted by diana on 03/04/2013 - 06:22 AM
oh how i especially love love love your pin cushions!! i am off exploring your other links! enjoy your day!
Posted by Debra quartermain on 03/04/2013 - 11:26 AM
Thanks Diana, enjoy the techniques!
Posted by Eileen on 03/04/2013 - 09:19 PM
Love the apron and all of you cute little creatures :-) Hope business is booming at your B & B!
Posted by Brenda Frame on 03/05/2013 - 11:41 AM
I love your little projects! I'm not much on sewing, but I do remember when I was a little girl, sitting with my grandmother while she would do her sewing. Hugs http://2peasinapod-thepeapod.blogspot.com
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 03/05/2013 - 11:47 AM
That is so lovely! Thank you for sharing,memories are so special!
Posted by Denise Bryant on 03/05/2013 - 08:02 PM
Love all your sewing projects! The pincushions are adorable! DeniseB
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 03/05/2013 - 08:34 PM
Thank you Denise! You are so sweet, do you like to sew?
Posted by Jackie on 03/07/2013 - 01:56 AM
Wow, love that teddy and the other animals.
Posted by Debra on 03/07/2013 - 02:22 AM
Thank you Jackie!
Posted by Carmen on 03/08/2013 - 01:59 AM
That is the sweetest story about you sewing at a tiny sewing machine when you were so little! I have fond memories of my aunts and grandmother teaching me to use a treadle sewing machine. Your apron is lovely!

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