Good morning everyone! Well … it’s sort of good morning. It’s pretty overcast and windy outside in my neck of the woods right now. Which is actually a good thing because that means – perfect weather for sewing! Okay – back on track. It’s Memorial Day Weekend which means many things – including Brat Fest in Madison, WI. Last night we took our girls to Brat Fest and there was a booth there that had all the supplies out for my girls to write thank you’s to the soldiers over seas. I thought that was such a wonderful idea and my girls really enjoyed creating letters that will hopefully bring smiles to the soldiers. Our long weekend will be spent with the family (and hopefully a little in the sewing room) doing family stuff. But I do hope to find some time to do a little online – there are some fabulous deals and fun things happening this weekend. I thought I’d take a minute to share a few of those. I have to tell you that some of these, if you click through and make a purchase I will receive a portion of the sales but I won’t recommend anything I wouldn’t do/buy myself! Deal!?
You’ll rarely find me anywhere without a project in my hands.
My first stop I am not affiliated with … but I LOVE! Spool! With summer break just a few days away I’m always on the lookout for some great take-along projects. And what did I find in the “Weekly Deals” section? Leather Cuff Kits!!!! I already have two in my cart as I type this. This will seriously be the perfect project as I sit and watch softball games this summer. My next feature is not a sale … but a challenge. You all know I love me a challenge! The “Make Modern” Magazine is hosting a #MMminiminchallenge from the 20th of May through the 20th of June. Be sure to check out HERE for more details … but basically it’s a challenge to make miniature quilts! If this icky weather keeps up I’m thinking this could be a fun project with my girls this weekend! Oooh .. there’s a fabulous “… of the Month” happening at Creativebug Inc – I definitely need to catch up on at least the Block of the Month one, Folk Flower Block by Anna Maria Horner … (I don’t know how to knit but I’m thinking the bag looks pretty cute too!) CreativeLive is having a fabulous sale from today through May 30th – 25% off all classes! I did a quick browse through to see which ones are on my wish list … Pretty much any of the classes in Art & Design but most specifically Design Surface Patterns from Scratch by Bonnie Christine and I sort of am interested by the Typography Fundamentals one too. Create Digital Products that Sell While you Sleep – yes please! Okay – in just the 5 minutes I spent browsing I found at least 10 classes I want to purchase so I highly recommend taking a look through. I don’t have a lot of time to sit and watch classes so I will often play them as I’m sewing. I’ll keep a little notebook nearby in case I need to stop and take notes. And the cool thing is … you can always scroll back if you need to see it again!
One of my favorite thing about summer is the Summer Reading Program at the library! I’m extra excited this year as my girls just recently discovered there love of reading (it was killing me that it took so long!) I have a feeling we’ll be incorporating “read alongs” into our world a lot more this summer! Bookspan is offering – 50% off 3-month Book of the Month memberships with code SUMMER50. Take advantage of this fabulous deal before it’s over!!! One last plug before I leave you to enjoy your weekend – are you ready for the pool? Last summer I went to Mexico and I found some great suits on ModCloth. The coolest part – returning the clothes that didn’t fit me was beyond easy – which is key for my online shopping experience. I’ve found that ordering online, with easy returning is so much easier than trying to go to dressing rooms with three girls. Pip’s favorite thing to shout out as I’m changing in Target or Old Navy, “I just love your boobs mama.” Which is adorable and cute … but unnecessary. Much nicer to just go through it all in my own home. My favorite things from ModCloth so far have been the swimming suits, tops and dresses. ModCloth’s weekend deal: Extra 20% off already reduced sale items at ModCloth and New Customer Offer: $20 off $100 They are unique, flattering and comfortable! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t ask for more. And now – I’m off to the sewing room. The girls are happily jumping on the trampoline outside with there dad watching so I get a little me time! Have a great weekend!