Why the name missbossypants, you ask? Well, it goes back to my roots.... my maiden name is Bos - a good old dutch name. I've been accused of being a little bit bossy in nature, and I'm not about to dispute the fact! I sometimes tell people my crafty "alter ego" is a tribute to my daughter, who is a lot like her mother in the bossy characteristic! Thanks for visiting missbossypants! SHOP HERE: missbossypants online market
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Waaaaaay back in the fall of 2009, I was introduced to sewing blogs, etsy.com, tutorials, and overall crafty goodness. Since then, I've been OBSESSED!!!
One of the great blogs I stumbled upon was Sew, Mama, Sew!. They have a blog with wonderful sewing ideas and instructions, a fabric shop, and forums. I love that they have "theme" months, with regular content that is always really interesting and a great source of information. They've had Bag Month, Hand Sewing Month, Kids Clothes Month, etc. There's always something for everyone!
I must be honest though.... what really sucked me in were the giveaways!
I was soooo lucky to win "Absolutely A line", a sewing book from Sew, Mama, Sew during their Handmade Holidays month. I'm not generally a very lucky person, so when I got the winning e-mail, I was ecstatic!
Quite often they'll have giveaways that have to do with their current theme, as well as a pretty regular FFF (Free Fabric Friday). What's really exciting is: they also have a one-day GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!! The site hosts links to blogs and shops all over the world who are hosting giveaways. It was one of the ways I subscribed to 50,000 blogs in my blog reader - they were all just so fun! I signed up on a MILLION websites for a chance to win their homemade goodness. There are things ranging from homemade articles, to supplies to make your own homemade items. I love seeing what other people are making, and having a chance to win their creations! Handmade is always more fun because it's not mass produced, and just seems more special!
Let's get to the point here...... since last fall, I have become a self-taught sewist, with help from great websites like Sew, Mama, Sew. And to show my gratitude to all my fellow bloggers (and readers) out there, I am joining the May Giveaway Day! It will be held on May 17th, 2010. You'll need to comment on my giveaway blog post to be entered to win (haven't decided what to give away yet, but I promise it'll be fun!). Comments close on May 20th, at which time I'll pick a winner! International entrants are welcome, as I'm willing to ship my homemade goodness anywhere on the globe!
Be sure to visit Sew, Mama, Sew too, and check out the HUGE list of other blogs hosting a giveaway too! Who knows, you just might win something!
Between now and May 16th, check out my online market and let me know what you'd like to see as a giveaway! (and maybe make a purchase too.... :)