Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A day for celebrating

"Good news and bad news" is how Nicole started the email. My heart sank and fluttered at the same time in anticipation. I read on. Bad news is that the pincushion bracelet did not make the book because a different bracelet was considered. Fair enough.

Good news is my plush pincushion AND sewing kit made the cut. The only catch is that instead of a turtle they would like to see a Porcupine and a different color bottle for the sewing kit.

New Sewing Kit Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly
So I am super stoked and ready to do some revisions. If my final products are approved I am looking at being a published crafter and will be on my way to a successful start. Maybe 2006 won't be such a terrible year after all. LOL

I'm off to start making the changes requested. Look for plenty of updates on these projects.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New find

New Find Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly

Went to Moonight Madness at Joann's today. Found this cute fabric. Can't wait to make something.

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More buttons...

More buttons...
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.
Becky & I went on a crafting crusade to Wally World last nite after dinner. I made my routine pilgrimage to the craft isle. Something colorful caught my eye...buttons!!! Glorious buttons!!!! It was the same brand that I bought last time but it had a ton of colors. So I snagged up the 2 with the cutest buttons. At a buck fiddy each I wanted to buy all 5 LOL.

I get them home and start my ritualistic sorting of the colors. I take out my box of buttons and realize I have out grown this box and need a large box. My thread box calls my name because I have out grown the thread box too. After a lil rearanging I start filling up each compartment.

It was hard but finally made a big step. I mixed my old and new buttons. I'd kept the new buttons segregated from my grandmother's buttons. It was hard, I sat and debated for 30 seconds if I really wanted to but finally decided to do it.

it may sound silly but having my grandmother's buttons was really special to me. No more bulk button buying for me for a while. Only special buttons for specific projects.

Now I'm off to make some new pojects so I can use up these buttons so I can buy more....wish me luck!

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sewcial Butterfly Vector Logo

Sewcial Butterfly Logo
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.
I've been wanting and NEEDING to get my logo in vector form. I want to add it to a lot of things, sew in labels to name one. I posted a plea in a Flickr group for help. I have no time to learn illustrator and be efficient enough to create what I am looking for. So I posted a pic of the SB pin and this is what one kind soul was able to do for me. Daniel Semper came to my rescue. And I am forever grateful. Now I can send it to my label contact and get that ball rolling.


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Monday, October 16, 2006

Etsy launch

Finally added some inventory to my Etsy account. Product is adding up at home now. Started with the turtles. Will be adding more soon. So exciting.

Wish me luck.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I was browsing the Susan G Komen Foundation website and found this year-round fundraiser and wanted to share. I want to make some Pink ribbons and sell them to donate to the Susan B Komen Foundation whether it be in OCt or not, I plan to do it.

Please share this website with someone you love.

God Bless.

More than the color for breast cancer awareness, pink represents the promise between two sisters to find a cure for breast cancer. That promise started the Komen Foundation and ignited the passion of millions to create a world without breast cancer. Are you passionate?

Passionately Pink for the Cure™ is a new, year-round fundraising and education program kicking off October 1, 2006, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The program encourages companies, schools and organizations to take that promise, make it their own, and make a difference by supporting breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.

Breast cancer touches millions of lives. It is expected that 211,200 women and 1,720 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 41,000 people will die from breast cancer in 2006 alone. One by one, we can make a difference! Passionately Pink for the Cure™ is an easy, creative program we hope will have everyone seeing pink everywhere you look, every day in October, encouraging millions of people nationwide to get involved in the promise for the cure. We hope to raise $10 million through the Passionately Pink for the Cure™ program with your help.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.
I was one of the lucky 10,000 pro account holders that received FREE Moo mini cards. My friend Andreanna sent me a link to a website and they were giving away 10,000 free 10 pack of these mini cards on the same day that I upgraded to Pro. The promo was for pro account holders so I was like, "Score!!!"

I was a little disappointed they hadn't arrived and today....I HAD MAIL!!!! I had them delivered to work so I am sure that the mailroom is sick and tired of me calling to see if I had anything on its way. Tee hee hee.

They came just in time to send with my proposal. :D I cannot wait to order a box of these cards. Now it's time to take more pictures to put on these adorable cards. :D

Off I go!

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Buttons, buttons, buttons...Old and New

Before my grandmother passed away she gave me a jar of old buttons she had. I sorted them by color and put em in baggies. I use them in all my crafts when I find it appropriate.

Since I've been crafting so much lately, I found myself running low...then I couldn't find most of them. I looked hi & low for them and to my disappointment, I cannot find them. The last craft crusade I made I found 4oz. bags of buttons for a buck-fiddy. So I piked up 2 bags and went my merry way.

I get them home and sort them by color and find a few treasures among the ordinary, runt of the mill buttons. I set them aside and will use these for special projects.

It's weird how we hold on to things sometimes. I couldn't bear to mix my old buttons with the new in the baggies. I've been misisng my grandmother as of late and crafting makes me feel closer to her. I know she would be proud of me. This might be why I am putting so much effort into all my projects.

i cannot wait to find little projects to make just so I can add these new treasures to them.

Wish me luck

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

We have lift off!!!

FINALLY!!!! It is rather simple and not as elaborate as I first hoped but it is finally launched. 2 months ago I purchased the www.SewcialButterfly.com domain.

I've been looking for help to set it up and with a lil elbow grease and countless hours behind the compuer I was able to get the site up. I designed the floral print with the help of some wonderful Photoshop brushes found at Jason Gaylor's blog. If you use Photoshop, these brushes are a must. I love both sets of the Fresh Foilage.

I hope to do more web design over the next couple of months and do a proper site launch. I designed a banner for my Etsy account and redesigned the SB Myspace to match. You probabyl even noticed some changes to this blog. The banner, headers and navigation buttons were changed to match the Home site's page.

:D I am rather proud of this. I did it all by myself!!!!

Yay me!!!!

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Sewcial Butterfly Pinhead Experiment

A while back I found a tutorial online about creating Shrinky Dink pins at Wee Wonderfuls. I thought it was a cute idea and wanted to make some with the Sewcial Butterfly Logo/Monogram on it.

So I picked up some Grafix Shrink Film at Hobby Lobby. It is suppose to work like Shrinky Dinks, per the instructions. I get it home and I purchased WHITE instead of CLEAR. I didn't realize this until AFTER I opened the package. I cut out some test pieces, drew on em and stuck em in my toaster oven. It's a new toater oven my mom bought me at Zee Boutique (a.k.a. Goodwill) and burned my fingers trying to figure the thing out.

I left if for a few minutes and watched it curl, shrink, uncurl, and shrink some more, I took it out and noticed it was rather thick for a shrinky dink. Come to find out it is nothing like shrink dink. I was kinda disappointed becasue it didn't look right with a pin pushed though like the tutorial.

So I did some experimenting. This is pretty much the final product. I am pretty satisfied. I just glued the monogram piece to the head of a pin with some epoxy/superglue I bought at Wally World.

It was a booger cutting the circle so my dad is lending me his 3/4 punch he uses for jewelry making. So I am a happy camper and cannot wait until I get home to do some more crafting.

I am still working on the proposal for the book so I will keep you updated once I make more progress with that.

Wish me luck!

Sewcial Butterflies

I started a new group called Sewcial Butterflies. He he he. I love playing with Sewcial Butterfly!

I've put posts on Craigslist to find other crafters to get together once a month. Like a book club for crafters. I have received a few responses and in trying to come up with a way to communicate all my ideas to everyone, I created the google group. I've created a Myspace for Sewcial Butterfly.

It all seems to be coming together. I'll keep you posted on the group development.

UPDATED 10/03/06
The Sewcial Butterflies group has been moved to Yahoo! because Yahoo! offers more features. Here is how you too can join.

Click here to join Sewcial_Butterflies
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Again, I have no idea why this show up WAAAAAY down here. Eh, go figure.

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