Coming from a person who never wins anything, this is a HUGE win for me... Are you ready to see my loot? ;)
So cute I can't frigging stand it! And yes, we do kiss our corgi on the lips (how could you resist??) Can't wait to put this on our baby to proclaim our undying corgi love ;)
And here's the corgi that inspired her hellaciously funny corgi art, Gibson, announcing us as the winner of this giveaway:
And thank you all for your sympathies and suggestions on my sewing mishaps. I brought the machine in and you wouldn't believe what they said... turns out the machine was miscalibrated from the facotry to begin with, so the needle was hitting the foot everytime it comes down and thereby ruining every project I've tried to sew so far! Arrgghh!!!
I feel like a moron for not realizing it for so long, and now have to pay to ship it back to be fixed... (the first year it would have been free, I waited too long) *Kick self in head. Repeat*
It'd better work perfect when I get it back! Coz not only did I get Amy Butler's Little Stitches book and all the fabulous fabrics I ordered in the mail this week, I also got this great beginner sewing project idea from flanthrower (one of my cyber sewing mentors), adapted from another sewing maven, Angry Chicken:
The "appliques" are really just cut-outs from scraps of fabrics, applied with a mild adhesive and then sewn on like an applique. Genius! Even I can do this!
And here's Flanthrower's version:
Aren't they totally adorable? Now I reeaaaally hope my machine will work when I get it back... *fingers crossed*
Any other (almost-)fool-proof sewing ideas for babies, please throw them our way!