Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

Im a winner!! A super duper winner along with Previous Weekend Fabulous Finds

Happy Friday

So I will be the first to admit I hate contests, mainly because I hate to lose lol, but Rhianna at Fashion Design, Lifestyle, and DIY had a contest marking I believe 5,000 hits for her blog.

So I went beside my usual scroll on past giveaways contest attitude and I entered in won!! I really wanted the keepsake box, and I was so glad to receive it. When you get a chance check out her blog she does everything over there!! And she talks back when you leave a comment. That is sooooo refreshing in the blogging world.

FranChesca looked at the package when it came and said, what did you get from Rhianna (She was thinking the singer), my husband assumed it was more fabric both were wrong! So as children always do, she wanted stuff so she got the nail polish and the pen, and I got to keep the keepsake box. Her words, oh no not another keepsake box! I love these things I even got her one years ago, it has a zipper and I put in her favorite outfits as a baby and a little things to keep.

What I received


It has a lint roller, a fancy pen and nail polish (FranChesca took) The bird cage she asked me what type of bird will fit in this. I just gave her a blank stare, the mason jar with top and straw, journal, and a personal note that will go in the keepsake box lol
                                                     Here is my current keepsake box

Fabulous Finds

My sewing budget is somewhat low this week, but I did grab a few clearance stuff from Joann's last weekend I got some velvet that I plan to use to make something for my husband. I also stock on zippers at Hancocks too.
And today I came across this piece of something I don't know what it is but it have the appearance of crocodile! I love it was thinking about a clutch purse but will use it for the Mr.

It was 29.99 with the sale I only paid 6.00 for a nice size piece

But my favorite find this week was in half price books. Two books that I have saved to purchase I got for a good price no shipping.

I got The Dressmaker handbook of sewing couture sewing techniques, this book gets mixed reviews on Amazon but when I was in Barnes and Nobles reading it I could understand it, it has great photos so I wanted but not for 35.00. I picked it up today for 13.48.

Also wanted High Fashion Sewing Secrets by Claire Schaeffer, I really like Claire. And think I will stick with her for learning everything, lol. I got his book for 4.99 I believe this one was 19.99 in Barnes and Nobles.


Im one of those people if I learn something and it works for me, I will keep using it no need to look for other methods etc, I want to master my techniques, and I believe Claire Schaeffer will get me there.
                   Do you follow multiple techniques? Or do you prefer to learn one way and master it?



P.S. My serger still scares me. What should be my first project with it, Im scared Im going to mess something up so I haven't used it on anything yet.


1 comment

  1. Hey Kely Sews! Thank you for the shout out. I had not idea you would mention your prizes on your blog! I'm so glad you and your daughter enjoyed the items. I love keepsake boxes too. I use them for everything from Greeting Cards to holding my rolled up tank top for organizing my closet! You did get some amazing things on your shopping trip. I can't wait to see what you make for your husband! Keep doing what you are doing. I'm loving reading about your experiences!

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