Monday, July 12, 2010

New name

So you'll notice it's no longer PoppySeed. I wanted to leave that name for my business side. Since this blog is about me sewing, I thought it only fitting to change the name. And since I stuck myself about thirty times while making this, it was the first thing to pop into my head.


So why "I Hate Pins"? Here's a little back story. I used to work for a big name recliner company (rhymes with smazy moy) and we never pinned anything. How could you? It takes WAY too much time and it's a pain in the @$$! You line up the notches and go! Plus, it was all incentive work so you had to work fast. Now that I have switched gears (ok I stay home now that smazy- moy packed up and went to Mexico) and sew clothing and stuff, I use pins. I hate them. They take time and they stick me. There is nothing worse than having that long dagger in one hand while pinching 73 layers of home decor fabric on a corner and trying to stab it through them all. I can honestly hear the blasted thing cackling at me as I push with all the gusto of a (nevermind) as it waits to burst through the other side and puncture my unassuming fingers

So this little project only made me want a 1 martini lunch, as opposed to this one that had me crying for happy hour.

But here it is, in all it's glory. Lovingly stitched for the rear end of a child.

But to give some credit to the pins. They do make the outcome of your project somewhat easy to achieve (if you don't count the injuries) and they hold it all there til you get to it. So I guess they have a purpose, other than me hating them. It doesn't change my feelings towards them, it just makes me keep them around.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Busy Bee!

I have been pretty busy the last couple days! I have been completing commissioned projects, boating, fireworks, yard work, and more sewing! Sorry I haven't posted anything since Friday! I know how the crafters like new posts! I sure do. My list of blogs I follow keeps growing and it's getting harder to keep up with them all.
I have been entering my projects in linky parties in the hopes of generating more traffic over here at PoppySeed. I have a couple more followers!! :)) YAY! So in my book, it's working! You will notice that I am adding linky buttons on the side of my blog. Those are the parties where I have added my stuff. Click on them and check them out! Help support the crafting world, and those of us that are just starting out.

In the mean time I'm trying to come up with something fun as a giveaway. Does anyone know how I could track how many people other's bring to my blog? Or is that impossible? If you can help me that would be great!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winner!!

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And that person is...

Cassie Broadbent!! Lucky you!!! :))

Thanks for playing along everyone. Keep checking back as I will continue to have giveaways because it works! :) I'm hoping to do one for the person who gets me the most followers. I just have to figure out the details!