Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A new look for Sew Super Sweet!

A HUGE Thank You to Jennifer Porter Designs for custom designing my new banner for blogspot, but also for the the designs over at Etsy. Jennifer was SO easy to work and very responsive, which I really appreciated. Jump on over and take a look at her Etsy store!

So, what do you think? I had such a hard time deciding because Jennifer also had a super sweet sunflower design, and being a Kansas girl at heart, I almost chose to go that route. But not only are PEONIES my MOST FAVORITE FLOWER, they are extremely sentimental to me because they remind me of my Grandma Nore, whom I loved with all my heart. My husband does the best job tracking them down for me here in Texas in May for Mother's Day, which is the only time we can get them because they have such a short growth span and this Texas clay dirt is killer on them. Anyway, I love the new design, the peonies make me happy. :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Nice blog Emily. It's brand new? I can't wait to do your crayon roll giveaway on my blog. Thanks for entering my very first giveaway. I am now following this blog! Cheers!

  2. Thanks Jess! And thanks Julie! Julie, you were a few hours early as I just posted about your Back to School feature coming up!