Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{DIY mani of the week}

So right now, I am majorly obsessed with painting my nails. I love that such a small task can make me feel so pretty. Here is what I went with this week!

Mint! And I love it!!!! 

I know a lot of people are loving the Revlon Minted polish, but I picked up the Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. A few bucks cheaper and pretty much the same color! Minty fresh with a touch of sparkle!

Here are the polishes I used for this look!

{One coat base. Two coats Mint Sorbet. Sparkle on each ring finger. Top coat over all}
If you are wondering what colors are popular for this spring check out this great post on my friend Alyson's blog!

Have you discovered Hello Cotton yet? Well it's pretty fabulous! Such a fun way to follow your favorite blogs and with GFC going away, this is a GREAT alternative to stay in touch with the blogs you love! I hope you'll follow me! I'd love to follow you too!

Hope you have a happy day!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{patchy goodness}

Hey there! I hope your week has gotten off to a happy start! A HUGE THANK YOU to all who came and linked up to Made With Love yesterday! It was Sew Chatty's largest link up to date! So fun! I hope you'll browse through all the awesome projects! It's like a Pinner's dream come true!

Don't worry! It's not too late to join the party! Come link up your projects and recipes HERE.

With the amount of sewing I do for the shop and custom orders, I end up with TONS of scraps! I hate to throw them out so I hoard them like a crazy person until my scrap bin is overflowing. It was getting out of control so I decided to sew up some large pieces of patchwork to use for some upcoming projects {probably this tote}. I love patchwork.

I went through all my scraps and organized them by color. I mixed some aquas and oranges for this piece! Working on a yellow and gray colorway as well as red and aqua! Fun times :)

Hope you have a great day! Happy crafting!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

{Made With Love Link Up}

Such a great link party last week! 

You all never cease to amaze me with your craftiness and tasty recipes! Thanks so much for linking up!

Last week's most viewed link was the AWESOME sprinkle birthday cake linked up by Ashlee at Topsy Turvy!

check out her full post HERE.

Alright party people...are you ready for this week's link up???

Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan?
{Just a few party guidelines}
  • To link up, I would first love for you to follow my blog. I like followers. The more the merrier. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and use this tweet "I linked up my craftiness to @sewchatty's Made with Love Check it out and link up your craftiness too!"
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

{shop update and a little sale!}

Good morning and happy weekend to you! I listed some fun new goodies in the shop for you yesterday!

Introducing the....

Pleated Clutch! Which just so happens to be the PERFECT size to fit your Kindle! I love happy accidents like that!

It's fully lined and padded. You don’t have to keep a Kindle in the pouch! The pleats open wide which allows for lots of stuff to fit in there. It would also double as a fun little clutch! Approx. 5 x 9" There are 5 available and ready to ship. ***This is a Keyka Lou Pattern.

and also, I'm having a little sale on my Crochet Newsboy Hats

With the 80 degree temps we've been having, I've given up all hope of winter so all crochet hats are 25% off in the shop with the code COZYCROCHET.

Happy Shopping!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

{a week in my life}

Hey there and happy Friday to you! I snapped some fun pics of little life moments around here this week. Wanna see?

Carter is not a very touchy feely boy so when he put his hand on me while we were watching TV, my heart pretty much melted. Big gushy mess!

Made some burp cloths for a new mommy in our church. You can never have enough of these if your baby is a puker. Loving the fun boy prints! Boy fabric is hard to find so when I find some good ones, I get jazzed!

My boys made a new compost bin. When we asked Carter what goes in there, he said "YUCKY STUFF!!! and then the worms eat it."

Still super loving my gray nail polish!

The kid LOVES the oven mitts. It's the craziest thing. Look at those beautiful calzones!

Seriously, how cute is he with his toothless smile? LOVE.THIS.BOY.

I MADE A BLOG BUTTON!!!! I fear code in a major way so this is a big deal. I'm going to be doing a little advertising on some other blogs to increase my reach for my advertisers. If you want to know more about advertising here, just check out my advertisers page for all the details!

This beautiful peach colored rose is currently living in my front yard, but it's coming inside today so I can enjoy it!

Super foggy this morning!!! Not the norm here that's for sure! It quickly burned off and became a super sunny 81 degree day. Happy February!

The Kindle Clutches are now available in the shop! I only have 5 so if you want one, snag it up quick!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

I'm linking up with these awesome ladies today!

life rearranged

Hello Hue Little Things

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

{A Call For March Advertisers}

Hi there! I hope you are all having a great week. It's been super busy around here, but that's just the way I like it! 

Are you looking to drive some traffic to your blog or handmade shop? Well, Sew Chatty can help! I offer very affordable rates for sidebar advertising! Want me to review your product or host a giveaway for you? I can do that!

Check out my advertisers page for more info! I look forward to working with you!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{WIWW...pinned it & wore it!}

Pinning outfits on Pinterest is ridiculously addictive for me. For the most part, I try and pin outfits that include items I already have or wouldn't have to buy much to complete.

I found this outfit the other day...

...and guess what? I had everything in my closet to put it together! Love when that happens! Here is my version...

Scarf: Old Navy. Cardi: don't remember. Tank & white top: Target. Jeans: Target. Boots: Zappos. Turquoise Bracelets: Forever 21.

I think I got pretty close! I didn't have a green circle scarf, but did have a green scarf! 

I tied it with a pretzel knot that I learned on You Tube. Click HERE if you want to learn how to tie your scarf that way too!

For those of you that are still dealing with snow and wintery type weather, check out this great deal on these super cute boots! They would work well with this outfit too!

I'm linking with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!
pleated poppy

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{style me pretty...gray nail polish!}

I think I've mentioned this before, but one of my New Year's Resolutions was to paint my nails more. It's such a simple thing, but makes me feel pretty. I've been having tons of fun trying out new colors!!! Here is the latest!

What to try it out too??? Here is what I did: A coat of the clear base, 2 coats of NYC "Sidewalkers", one coat of Essie "Set In Stones" on each ring finger {now calling it my BLING finger!}, and a coat of clear on top.

I was super impressed with the gray polish itself. Went on really evenly and dried really fast! Crazy cheap too. Got it at Target for $3.

I think I'll try mint green next. What fun nail colors have you tried lately?

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{hey four eyes...}

Yep, I heard that A LOT growing up! 

I've worn glasses since I was 10.

In the fifth grade I started to get a lot of headaches which led to a thorough eye exam and resulted in my very first pair of eyeglasses.

I'm not too proud to admit that my eyeglasses prescription is pretty bad. I'm pretty much as blind as a bat in my left eye with virtually no prescription in my right. My left eye is considered a "lazy eye" but fortunately for me, it doesn't wander. I inherited that from my mom. Her lazy eye did wander though and would appear as if she wasn't looking at you when she really was. This eventually resulted in corrective surgery. I can still remember at one of my birthday parties a friend of mine made fun of her because of her eye. It broke my heart. Kids can be so mean.

Over time, I have learned to embrace the fact I must wear glasses if I don't want headaches. A few years ago I tried the contact lens thing, but because my prescription is so super awesome, I only needed one for my left eye which made ordering them a pain and I never really got over the whole sticking my finger in my eye situation. Not a fan. Sooooooo, I wear glasses. And I'm cool with it.

Today, I am partnering with to bring you a some really great offers! 

GlassesUSA is providing you a really great opportunity to purchase your glasses online

 Take 20% off your entire order of $80 or more and get FREE US shipping with the code: FS20
Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10

Embrace the glasses ladies. Power to the four eyes!

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