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Happy Spring

WoW!  Where have you been? I guess that you could say that to ME!  Right?

Well, truth is, that I have had a rough start to this New Year.  Yep.  Physically, that is.

I’m much better & have decided that I need a little more “me” time which has brought me to a very tough decision.  I am selling my ETSY shop.  Just the fabric one.  I will still run the shop that has handmade items available.

Like these:

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Unfortunately, the fabric shoppe has become busier than I can handle.  I know, right?  Don’t you WANT your shoppe to be busy?  YES!  If I am able to keep up with it.  But, I can not keep up AND do the things that I NEED to do for me.

SO…in the next few weeks, the Robin’s Nest ESTY shoppe will have a different look AND a different owner.

Thanks for reading,

robin 🙂

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Sew 4 Home shared this idea with it’s readers today.  It reminded me of when my mother passed away. She totally did this!

While cleaning out her closet, we found her valuables hanging there where NO ONE would have looked.

 

My mother’s hiding place was not quite as stylish as this,

but YOURS can be!  Find the tutorial HERE:

 

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~ robin  🙂

I’ve had a hard time trying to decide WHAT to offer for sale this month.

SO many choices!  🙂

Here is what I have come up with.

I hope that you approve & are able to take advantage of the sale.

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Screen Shot 2012-10-29 at 4.43.19 PM  Lambkins Pattern $7

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Screen Shot 2012-10-03 at 7.42.23 PM     Windsor Yardage  $6 per yard

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This is a FACEBOOK ONLY  sale.  To purchase one or all, I will need your email address so that I can send you an invoice via PayPal.

OR

You may send me a check.

Let me know either here on my blog or leave a comment on my Facebook page.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

~  robin  🙂

So…my last project wasn’t a quilt.  It wasn’t even FABRIC!  It was a gift for my grandson.  He saw some “pretty” yarn that he wanted me to make a sweater out of so that he could wear it. Great!  I’d LOVE to crochet him a sweater.  What?  His mom says that he is too hot and that he never leaves his sweaters on.  Hmm…

How about this??  🙂

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That’s SOME nose.  🙂

Mission accomplished.  He loves it!

 

Now to make one for his brother.  I’m thinking a dog this time.

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~ robin 🙂

 

 

 

Tell me, what is your very favorite thing about the Christmas holidays?

Shopping?  Cooking?  Baking?

Mine is being with my family.  I have two fabulous daughters & son-in-laws

{no i’m not prejudice  :-)}

AND they have 3 of  THE.  MOST.   aDOREable.  boys!

 

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Yep.  Can’t get enough of them.

I was hoping for a white Christmas.  It snowed last week & we thought that we might get more on Christmas Day.

Well, guess there’s STILL a chance.  🙂

 

On to my WINNER!

Did you get your name in to win these cute {& sharp!} little stork scissors??

I hope so!

My winner IS:

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Can you read that??  It’s mmjohnson555!

You didn’t say what color you wanted!  Black or White?  I’ll be emailing you.  CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Keep an eye out for January’s Fabric Special!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!  ~   robin  🙂

SO!  The reason that I am here on Word Press now is because I could no longer post pictures over at blogger.  When did I find that out???  Thanksgiving weekend.  I was working on these table runners & wanted to share with you all.

 

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If you’ve been following me at all, you know that hubby & I were camping in the snow over Thanksgiving weekend.  He snowmobiled all day & I sewed.  🙂

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Yep!  I sewed in that little camper.  I did have to stop sewing long enough to snowmobile into the lodge for Thanksgiving dinner, however.

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Dinner was EXCELLENT!

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Not very good pictures because I waited until AFTER we ate to take them.  Duh…

 

Anyhow, it was a fun weekend & I got to try a new pattern.

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The fabric & pattern are in my ETSY fabric shoppe & when this is complete {when?}…it will be for sale in my ETSY handmade shoppe.

Thanks for sharing my Thanksgiving with me…however late.

~  robin  🙂

Like I have said in a previous post, I meet the nicest, most creative people here in cyber space!  This time I would like to introduce you all to Lorinda from Stylin Babyz.  She is going to tell you a little about herself, how she taught herself to sew, & her ETSY shop.

 

“I decided to start making burp cloths after I had my second child. I was tired of just having plain white burp cloths for my baby (actually I think they were more for me since personally I think my baby could have cared less what he used). I wanted something stylish and adorable, so my mission began! I started looking at you tube videos to teach myself how to sew, then I went to my Grandmother’s house and ask her to teach me. Well her way of teaching was ‘this is how the machine works’ and then she left me to figure it out.”

 

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“So I decided to just buy a sewing machine and start experimenting, I tried several things including Sewing some cute fabric on the edge of a white burp cloth (didn’t love it). Then I tried sewing some fabric down the middle of a white burp cloth (still wasn’t loving the finished product), so I decided to sew a piece of fabric with a backing fabric, which turned out really cute and I almost loved it! I had to do a few adjustments though. First off they were not absorbent enough so I added some birdseye fabric inside.  I also wasn’t happy with my choice of backing fabric, which was terry cloth at the time. I went to the store and loved the feel of the Chenille. That is now my backing fabric of choice. Finally a finished product that I love!! ”

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“Unfortunately by the time I finished all this experimenting my son was over the burp up stage.  So I gave them to a couple friends, who loved them and suggested I should start selling them!!”

 

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” I opened up my Etsy shop, Stylin Babyz. My goal is to have adorable fabrics for baby but also to just have some stylish fabrics that Mom will feel good about carrying around on her shoulder all day. I have also been trying to expand my color choices for the chenille backing fabrics. I now have 7 backing colors to choose from and will progressively get more.”

 

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” Last month we found out I am pregnant with baby number 3, which was a huge surprise as we both thought we were done. In fact I had just sold almost all our baby stuff, including maternity clothes. Oh well, this baby will have some of the cutest burp cloths around now that I finally have them perfected!!

“I am hoping to expand my shop to include items like cloth wipes, minky blankets and possibly some crocheted baby hats all for those cute stylin babyz.  Enjoy looking through my shop www.stylinbabyz.etsy.com

 

Lorinda!  We will be waiting to hear about #3 baby & the newest items that you add to your shop!

~  robin  🙂