Giveaway! Win a Camera Strap with Moxy!

In my fervor to make the 10 straps for the Casual Blogger Conference, I ended up making 11! So, I’ll be giving away the extra one on Friday, April 30. To enter to win this lovely handmade dslr/slr camera strap, made with my current favorite KEI Honeycomb fabric, you have to do three things:

* Become a Moxywares fan on Facebook. (I think you just hit ‘like’ now.)

* Join/Sign in to follow my blog in the top right corner.

* Leave a comment on this post.

Deadline to enter is noon pacific on Friday, April 30. Good luck! And thanks for stopping by!

**Update – Congrats to the winner, Janice! Comments are now closed.**

Casual Bloggers Conference

I got a message from LeeLou requesting camera straps for the Casual Bloggers Conference, and although I’m only donating 10, I feel like the conference peeps will be stoked to get them in their goodie bag – unless they don’t have a DSLR camera. What do you think of my packaging? My days as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator really come in handy sometimes. Thanks for the piles of leftover supplies, Stampin’ Up!

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Gems on the Web

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How awesome is this fabric? It’s home dec weight canvas from Ikea. This is a one yard cut – the fox is huge! And so perfect :)

New to quilting? Check out this fun little pdf download over at Sew,Mama,Sew! It’s a Quiltalogue, a printable mini-book of quilting terms. How handy!

Need some more inspiration to get sewing? If you didn’t get your fill browsing the Quilts of the Day on Sew, Mama, Sew!, check out my new favorite group on Flickr: { Handsome } Hexies.

Or how about Elizabeth’s new potholders?

Seriously. So much inspiration everywhere!

Bunny Tails



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I’m testing the “blog this” feature on Flickr. After 3+ years of blogging AND using Flickr, I don’t know why I’ve never used this feature before. Here’s my son and his girlfriend and their little bunny tails. They are super cute!

Whew. Easter.

It’s been a busy weekend around here – lots of eggs! I think it was a successful Easter, though.

First, we dyed our eggs. Good teamwork here. William and I did the colors, and David helped with the stickers.

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Then William and I used some more teamwork to make our Easter Egg cake pops. This was much messier – but fun. I tried using corn syrup to stick the sprinkles to the pops, but that was annoying. The sprinkles don’t immediately stick to the syrup, so I used the food writers instead. Those, along with Wilton’s bottles of cookie icing, worked much better. There are so many fun decorating items on the market!

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And of course, we had a million Easter egg hunts in the living room. William wanted to re-hide them a million times. Nobody tell him that there was some Halloween candy in those eggs! Don’t worry – sweet tarts don’t expire :)

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Another giveaway announcement

Fresh Modern Quilts on flickr

This one is super awesome. The Fresh Modern Quilts group on Flickr has reached 2000 members (awesome!) and to celebrate, rOssie is doing a giveaway. Leave a comment here by April 8 to be entered.

big fabric sale and giveaway

Over at I Have to Say, Randi is having a big Spring Cleaning sale in her Etsy shop, Fresh Squeezed Fabric (a long time favorite of mine!), and a gift certificate giveaway on her blog. 20% off everything in her shop until Monday, April 5th.  She’s got lots of great stuff! And I envy that picture of her shop. I dream of a room like that, filled with bolts of fabric.