It was fun to see the creativity emerge from within our church body and see my friends grow in their confidence to sell their items. I loved all the ways our handiwork was on display! I learned a lot, too, and hope to share some take-aways within the next week or so, just in case any of you plan to coordinate such an event soon.
I'm always looking for new items to add to my stock, and I'm quickly falling in love with Michelle Patterns. I added her button on my sidebar (click through if you're in a reader). Her patterns are well-written and include high-quality images for helpful instruction. They're great for the beginner or novice sew-er, and the items they produce are just gorgeous!
I shared a few weeks ago about her $5 Friday special, and she's got another amazing bundle of EIGHT patterns this weekend for only $5. It's a great deal that expires Monday morning, so certainly purchase this right away if you've every dreamed of sewing bags or purses.
If you're still searching for a Mother's Day gift, Craftsy has some amazing resources for your mom! It's a whole collection of online classes where you (or your mom) can learn all kinds of skills - sewing, knitting, cake decorating.... and so much more! They're having a 50% off sale today through Monday (ends Monday, May 13 at midnight), so it's a perfect time to pick out a new skill to learn this summer!
Last weekend my Lip Balm Key Fobs were featured on LillyLou Finds, a new daily deal site I recently shared about. It was a fun time and I'm shipping those items out on Monday!
Speaking of daily deal sites, Very Jane has a few really adorable deals right now.
I'm thinking of putting chalkboard vinyl in the hallway of my kids rooms. Or, you could cut this down into smaller pieces for labeling jars or something similar.
These bracelets with a "secret" message would be amazing for a friend who you share that "inside joke" with, or as a sweet memory of someone you dearly treasure.
And I'm all about state love, perhaps because I've lived in five states in the last ten years. These State Love Keychains would be a great good-bye gift to friends moving away, or a great welcome gift to new neighbors or family who's moved to your state.
Well, this seems like a full smorgasbord of things, so hope everyone has a great weekend! See you next week!