Sunday, November 16, 2014

Computer Craziness, Giveaways & A Craftastic Monday Link Party

This week the blog may be a bit crazy, so I'm going to apologize in advance for my lack of organization.  My trusty 5yr old laptop decided it wanted to abruptly retire and has left me scrambling to set up a replacement in my "oodles of free time" (note my computer hostility/sarcasm).  I knew I was pretty computer dependent, but the past week has been ridiculous.  Technology makes life so much easier...until it doesn't.  

So besides forking out $$ for a new laptop, my husband & I have spent ages trying to transfer files, reinstall software and move thousands of photos to some new network storage, just to get back to where I was last Monday.  And so it won't happen again. Ughhhhh.  As a result, most of my crafty blog plans have been tossed aside to deal with my disorganized computer mess.  On the plus side, it is not messing up the super duper FABRIC giveaway that will be coming up in the not-so-distant future.  So while I get back up to speed, you'll get a chance to score some lovely new fabric.  Free fabric always makes me feel better:) 

And speaking of giveaways....

November is full of them over here!  It's time to announce the winners of the StraightGrain Pattern & Cloud 9 Fabric giveaway:

Jane DeLorenzo - Lua Pattern+Fabric
Kathleen Dries - Lua Pattern
Paula Lemos - Lua Pattern 

Congratulations ladies & a big thank you to StraightGrain for providing these wonderful sewing prizes.

Today's the last day to enter my giveaway for my new Sanity Saving Training Pants Pattern.  If you know a little someone ready to potty train - this pattern is a must!  This one is also open worldwide:

Plus the rest of this week there's another giveaway for a winner's choice of 3 fashion patterns from Seamingly Smitten Sewing Patterns (also open worldwide) HERE:

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This party's got more to help your crafty talents show.  After linking your latest project posts below, head over to the Sew Can Do Facebook page to join in the Craftastic Monday Mixer.  It's a way to let even more people see your site or its FB page and find some new sites you might love at the same time.

How It Works:
Instead of a specific post, share your blog, crafty shop or Facebook page link on the Sew Can Do FB page.  More exposure for your crafty site every week!  Click HERE to go link up now!
Now let's see some Craftastic picks..

Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom shared this pretty girl's peasant top tutorial (and free pattern):

Delicious and DIY showed how to makeover a terra cotta bowl in a colorful ikat-style:

Keeping It Real turned a wooden fruit crate into this cute doll bed:

Get a jump on the holiday crafts with the clay reindeer how-to from Despina's Studio:

And With A Blast gave this plain glass vase some leafy charm using just Sharpie markers:

If you're one of this week's features, be sure to grab my Featured On button over on my Buttons Page to share the good news.  

I also feature these projects on Sew Can Do's Craftastic Picks Pinterest board 
AND share each of them on Twitter too for even MORE exposure!

Follow me there to see more great projects (and see if yours is one of them)!   
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Ready to link up your crafty creations?

Party rules are simple:
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to giveaways, shops, link parties or other people's work).  Add the link to your specific post (not the main page of your blog).
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post or blog somewhere.  The code can be found HERE.
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!


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  1. Thanks for the feature and the party, Cheryl !

  2. lovely party Cheryl :) Appreciate your hosting us!

  3. Awh, it's frightening how much we rely on our computers these days isn't it? And the "housekeeping" that we should all do on our files now and again just to keep them organised - maybe I should add that to my "to do list" fairly near the top.
    Thanks for the party, have a great week.

  4. I might be late to the party, but at least I showed up! thanks :)

  5. Aww Thankyou for featuring my Ikat Chevron Bowl. Have a great week Cheryl.

  6. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by your party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would really appreciate it.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Fantastic party, thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas


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