Tuesday, December 27, 2011


It's no secret how much I appreciate the teachers in my boys' lives (you can can read about more gift ideas here).  Since this is the season of giving I wanted to make them a little something to show that appreciation.  I decided on mugrugs, I think they are so stinking cute (and useful too!).  I had fun choosing fabrics for each teacher. I tried to use some of their favorite colors.
Fabrics used are Chrysalis, Kona Stone & Kona Artichoke

Fabrics used are Make Life by Sweetwater and Kona Artichoke

Fabrics used are Denyse Schmidts line for JoAnns & Sunkissed by Sweetwater

Fabrics used are Hullabaloo and Kona Cardinal

Fabrics are from random lines in my stash.  Binding is Kona Cardinal

Fabrics used are Half Moon & Kona Cardinal 
I used Amy from Diary of a Quilter's quick Table Runner Tutorial to put this one together.  I loved how simple and fast it was.  I will definately be using this method again soon!  I also used Amanda Jean's "one way to machine~bind a quilt" tutorial for all of the bindings.  Thanks Amy & Amanda Jean!
 I rolled these little mug rugs up and added them to an adorable basket I got from thirty~one, along with a favorite drink, a favorite snack & a 'keep it warm/cold' cup (it was super cute all put together, wish I had taken a pic...oops!).
Did you spoil your child's teacher this Christmas?  If so, please share in a comment.  I am always looking for new ways to show our appreciation for all of the time they give our boys. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate!  And to those that don't, Happy Sunday!! 

In preparation for this holiday season I have been very busy at my sewing machine.  I am excited to share some of the gifts I made for loved ones (posts to come this week!).  For now I would like say thank you for coming by and wish all of you a very memorable and funfilled Christmas!


Saturday, December 17, 2011


Thanks to everyone for entering my giveaway and especially to all of my new followers!  I hope you enjoy it here at Sewing for Sanity.  Feel to browse around, ask question or make suggestions on what you may want to read more of.

I enjoyed reading about your favorite Holiday traditions.  Some were classics like decorating cookies and some were new to me like having a Christmas angel visit the house on Christmas Eve and leave coins under the tablecloth for the kids to grab after dinner (isn't that cute?!). 
Ok, let's get to the fun part... the winner of the Sew Mama Sew! giveaway is...

#231 is Heather who said "I love doing an Advent Calendar for the month of December with my girls!".  Congratulations to Heather!  Please look for an e-mail from me in your inbox.  Hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Welcome to all of you visiting from Sew, Mama, Sew! It's so nice of you to come by :) Hope you are enjoying all of the great blogs out there participating in Giveaway Day.  Feel free to browse around.

Ok, enough chit chat, I know you are excited to see what I have for you. Here is what is up for grabs...

Two Mistletoe Manor charmpacks (each charmpack includes 40 5"x 5" precut squares) by 3 Sisters for Moda.  This is a beautiful line and would a perfect addition to any stash. 

If you want a chance to win these little pretties all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Holiday tradition is.  It doesn't have to be from Christmas, any Holiday tradition will do (comments that don't include a favorite tradition will not be eligible to win). I will ship internationally so everyone is welcome. You have until December 16th, 4:00 central standard time to enter the giveway and don't forget to check out the master list to be entered in hundreds more giveaways! 

Winner will be announced by December 18th. Be sure to include your e-mail address if you do not have your e-mail on your profile. Otherwise I will not be able to contact you if you win and that would be sad.

You may earn an additional entry by becoming a follower of this blog. Be sure to leave me a separate comment letting me know you did so. Already a follower, leave me a comment reminding me (if you commented that you are a follower and aren't one then I will have to pick another winner).



Thursday, December 8, 2011


With Christmas only 16 days away (are you kidding me?!) I am beginning to worry a little bit about getting all of my "made" gifts complete.  First on my long list is to finish my Blogger's Block~a~Palooza QAL quilt.  I started it in January of this year with the intention of giving it to my Grandma for her birthday (which was in August!).  It is now going to be her Christmas gift.  I pieced the back together earlier this week and finished up the very simple quilting yesterday.   I will hopefully get the binding sewn on the front today so I can begin handstitching the back during any down time this weekend. 



I will post more pics once it's finished.

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!