Dec 6, 2010

More Links, Tutorials, Current Giveaways and More!

Dearest Readers,
I apologize for not posting some tutorials yesterday. I am still recovering from what I think is a flu.:( I definitely have not been feeling very well of late.

Hopefully, these tutorials will make up for not posting them yesterday!:)

Oh, and one more thing:

To earn the extra entries in my giveaway you must link up your tutorials to one of my weekly, main posts. It would be a bit unfair if you kept saying, "I already entered your Old-Fashion Event," and I do not see your posts or tutorials! I know, your are perhaps, very busy during the season, but do try to enter something. If you cannot sew, crochet, or knit, then you do not have to link up, BUT post about my Old-Fashion, Handmade Christmas event on your blog with one of my buttons on your sidebar. I will extend the Sewing and Fabric linky for a little while longer than a week, because I know a lot of you girls had decided to enter this week.

Oh, and special thanks to you girls who have been taking the time to write just a few encouraging words on my posts which brighten my day immensley! I was glancing at my stats, and so many young ladies visit my blog, but do not comment. Thank you again, for taking the time during your busy lives!:)

~Flat Iron Case~

I really want to make this case for Mother, because she uses the flat iron {which is technically mine} everyday, and when we go travelling, I think she would really get some good use out of it.
Here's the Link:

{Note: I DO NOT follow these blogs; therefore I am not aware of the other content they post on their blog other than the tutorials.}

~Kindle Cover~

Many a people are owning Kindles now {I prefer a good solid book, but for travelling on an airplane, I can see why you would not want a big book on the trip}
This would be a great gift for those who have Kindles!

Found here:

The Long Ladies' tutorial on Festive Posies have taken over the blogging world!!!:) For a time, I had seen tutorials here, and there, and back again, so now, I will post about them.:) They are very simple to make, great for beginner handmade sewers.

You can find this simple tutorial here:
~Coffee Wrap~

I LOVE this, even though I do not drink coffee, but I usually order a chai or hot coco at Starbucks. This is a great gift for a neighbor or friend with that modern taste.

Found here:

~Back To School Bag~

This is SO cute! I hope to make this for a friend sometime soon. It does not have to be for back to school supplies, but would be a great clutch purse as well!

Found here:

And finally, this is SO CUTE clutch. A bit more challenging to make, but when I progress in my sewing skills I hope to make this soon. Great gift for friends, family, or neighbors!

Found HERE:

~~~~~Current Giveaways~~~~~

For those who cannot sew a cute wristlet or clutch such as those above, but really want to own one, enter for a chance to win this giveaway, perfect for you!
Miss Emily from Practically Pink is hosting some lovely giveaways at her blog.

Head on over to her lovely little corner of the blogging world HERE where Gussy is giving away $30 credit to her shop!


Miss Samantha from Simple Delights is hosting a Handmade Christmas event filled with giveaways all week long!

Her current giveaways include a handmade ornament and some pretty little flowers from a lovely little Etsy shop! Head on over to Simple Delights which can be found HERE.

I found many of these tutorials from this blog which I whole-heartedly encourage you to visit when making handmade stocking stuffers and gifts:

Totally Tutorials is a great website as well, filled with as many tutorials on any subject you can think of:
Totally tutorials tips tricks recipes how tos

Tea Rose Home has a Link Up Party every week, filled with featured handmade tutorials!

And of course, Marie Madeline Studios is a great website/shop when you are looking for fabrics and patterns. They are currently having a limited-time only sale on some of their selected fabrics. Buy one yard of fabric {selected} receive another yard of the same fabric free!
Limited time only!

Hope all are having a lovely week and enjoy the tutorials! Hopefully, they will inspire your creative juices!:)

{I hope to recover from this dreadful flu I have at the time. I had a 102.6 Fahrenheit last night around 11:30!:( More soup and Gatorade for me, I suppose!:)}

Lots of Love Always,


  1. I have been sorta sick too. I have a question, does it count to post tutorials you found on other's blogs? And do any tutorials I do have to have a picture or video?

  2. I just love all of them!!!!!! The clutch,I think,is my favorite!!!
    I just love this event!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much for taking the time to put together all these posts!
    Have a wonderful day dear friend,and get well soon!!!
    Love always,

  3. The Kindle Cover is perfect of me! My family and I are getting my Dad a Kindle for Christmas, so it works perfect for me. Thanks for all the amazing tutorials, I hope you feel better!!

  4. Grace,
    Thank you so much for sending me the link to the victorian flower stickers, they are so beautiful! Thanks again!
    Bethany W.

  5. Grace,
    I just wanted to let you know that over at Victorian Trading company were they sell the victorian stickers they have a neat deal were you can get $5 off your next online purchase now thru the last day of this year when you use the code: C500 in the special offer code box when you check out. Just thought you mihgt like to know that. I am going to get some custom return address labels with pritty flowers on them. For 250 of them they are originaly $7 and change but with the coupon we can get then for $3 plus tax and shipping. But anyway this coupon code is avaliable to everyone so if you have any friends that like to shop there you might want to let them know about this!