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.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The first Link!

Thanks so, so much to Kellie over at Greenhab: The Browns Go Green for linking up her handmade purchases from what sounds like a worthwhile Alternative Gift Fair in her area in CO!
My "I Bought Handmade this Holiday" link party has definitely gotten off to a slow start considering here it is mid-November and the only one besides me to link up is Kellie! Surely some of you have already started your handmade holiday shopping like I have, especially with all the awesome holiday events going on all over blogland! What events you say?

So, let's see your fun handmade purchases! I know I still need a lot of help with handmade gift ideas and I will be linking up several new ones tomorrow that arrived in my mailbox this last week!

I am also going to be participating in a few holiday shopping events starting on the 26th and will be offering 15% off everything in my etsy shop! I will announce the promotional code a little later in the week!

Somewhat Simple's Holiday Boutique Event Nov 26th - 30th

holiday boutique

Sugar Bee Shops Event Nov 26th - 30th

Happy Saturday!


  1. I'm mostly "making" handmade this holiday season, rather than buying. But don't worry...I do plan I buying a few things off etsy. :)

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