Sewing Pattern Update and Giveaway Winner

Wow, what a week this has been!  My next three patterns finally went to print and should be available to ship the next couple weeks.  Putting together all the components of a pattern is such a labor of love.  So many hours go into each one starting with the original drafting, digitizing, grading, testing, instructions, photography, covers, yardage requirements and the list goes on.  It always feels a bit overwhelming when I’m in the middle of it, but the end product is always worth the hard work!

Next week I will begin sharing these new patterns with you by highlighting one of them each day.  And then I will let you know once they are finally here and available for sale.  I hope you will love them as much as I do.   And now for a little tease of what you can expect to see next week……..

Also, I’m working on getting that ‘Little Linen Dress‘ pattern ready for you all to offer as a free PDF pattern, but I think that is going to have to wait a week or so as I have sample garments that I have to get ready for display at the Moda booth for International Quilt Market which is fast approaching.

And now for the winner of the Berenstain Bears Giveaway………..

Congratulations!!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  It was so fun to read everyone’s memories of the beloved Berenstain Bears.  On May 1 we will be having another large giveaway day, so stay tuned for that one ~ there will be lots of great prizes!  1lesliehart, if you could please email me at thecottagemama[at]gmail[dot]com with you contact information, I will get this prize in the mail to you right away.
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  1. Oh, I am so exited for your new patterns. Can’t wait to see them released. I know you have to be happy about getting them finished.

  2. Congrats to Leslie! It’s so fun to win a giveaway:) And yay that she was wanting the fabric but it wasn’t in her budget! That makes it even more fun:)
    I can’t wait to see your patterns. Love your creativity.

  3. Oh my gosh!!! I can’t believe I won!! Email sent!

  4. Can’t wait to see the new creations. I’m going to have to start a board just for your patterns and food on Pinterest, LOL Congrats to you and your little models. ~Deb~

  5. Ooooooo!!! I can’t wait to see the patterns in full. Love the sneak peeks!

  6. Can’t wait to see the finished items and patterns!!

  7. I used your camera strap tutorial last week and I have it featured on my blog this evening! I linked it back to you:)