Thursday, February 9, 2012

My First Post! And a giveaway to boot~

Hi Friends! Welcome~

Thank you for joining me on my new adventure. I hope you'll visit often. I'd love you follow me as I navigate the creative industry, introduce you to my friends and I'll even share a project here and there. I value this community and the FABULOUS people who inhabit it. WELCOME to my little corner of the web:)

 First up, I'd like to introduce you to my good friend AMY BARICKMAN.

Many years ago I stumbled on The Vintage Workshop . As I browsed through Amy's collection of images, I realized she and I were soul sisters! Since that time, I have come to know Amy as a passionate artist and entrepreneur. Someone who truly lives a creative life! 

Right now Amy is working with BurdaStyle, SINGER and Coats&Clark to bring you the

Here's the info:

The Competition 
Amy Barickman’s Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge joins a rich history of handmade with today’s creative renaissance. Partnering with SINGER®, Coats & Clark, and Burdastyle, Amy invites sewing enthusiasts to show off their skills for a shot at winning up to thousands of dollars in prizes. 
Participants will design a wearable fashion project based on a pattern from Indygo Junction , Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions book, or one of four free e-patterns available at Winners will be evaluated on originality, craftsmanship and overall appeal by a judging panel as well as the Burdastyle online community. 
Three winners will be awarded. Prizes include SINGER sewing machines, Coats & Clark thread packs, Indygo Junction sewing patterns and books, and more. The winning design will be published as an Indygo Junction pattern. 

Now, here's Amy to describe Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge:

You have to hurry because you only have until Monday, March 12th at Midnight EST, 
but the prizes are SO worth entering! 

In the video you heard Amy talk about her book


I will tell you right now ... THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK! I received it right when it came out and I read it all in one sitting. It is one of my favorite creative books of all time.
If you are a sewist or a vintage image admirer, you HAVE to get it! 
And guess what? I just happen to have an extra copy to give to one of you!

Stay with me!

Amy also has a FABULOUS line of ... (get this!) FABRIC!

~You know what a fabric junkie I am~

Isn't it LOVELY? I can't wait to get my hands on it:) 

Click HERE to read all about Amy's inspiration to create her fabric line. 

NOW that you've seen it, how would you like to win some? 

I know, I know ... OF COURSE YOU'D LIKE TO WIN!

So how about an assortment of

 Amy's newest line The Dressmaking Collection 


The Vintage Notions book! 


All you need to do is leave a comment to this post. It doesn't matter what you say. 
You could say hello or tell me what you'd make with this fabric, or what you're creating right now,
 or how your day's going ... ANYTHING! 

Oh and I'll throw in an extra entry for following my new blog:) 

AND I ALMOST forgot! I have a Facebook page:)

I would love it if you would follow me there too!

I am so sorry that I can't give an extra entry for that (Facebook rules),
but you'll have good creative karma!

I'll close out the entires on Tuesday the 13th of March at Midnight (MST) and
announce the winner the next day.

I'd also appreciate it if you visited Amy's website at

I promise you'll love her!


GOOD LUCK and have a wonderful day!