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Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Sponsors Group Giveaway - WINNERS!!!

Lets see who won the March Sponsors Group Giveaway!
Drum roll please......
Thank you Rafflecopter!

Entry #44  Monique C.
Entry #83  Shanna U.
Entry #35  Remy H.
Entry #134  Whitney F.
Entry #165  Kristy S. G.
Entry #252  Nichole H.


Monique C. has won:
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Shanna U. has won:
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Remy H. has won:
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Whitney F. has won:

Kristy S. G. has won:
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Nichole H. has won:
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Thank you to my wonderful March Sponsors and to everyone who participated!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Product Review - The Sewing Loft

Heather from The Sewing Loft contacted me a few weeks ago, asking me if I would be interested in doing a Product Review of her Fabric Flower Headband Pattern.  I explained to her that I don't sew, I would love to sew.. but I don't.  I own a sewing machine (an old clunker my mother-in-law gave me) and the only sewing I did was back in high school (a pencil case and an apron).  
However, Heather assured me that her pattern was for all skill levels.

Guess what??  She was right!!!

I was able to create a headband!!  I'm so happy!!  And I must say... quite proud of myself!!
All this thanks to The Sewing Loft!!

The pattern is a PDF file which you can view on your computer and print.  I printed mine right away, when I'm working on something I like to have the instructions right next to me.

The instructions were perfect, very easy to follow... 
PLUS Heather is always available if you have any questions.  BONUS!  
Oh and the instructions also come with step by step photos.. which makes it even easier to follow.

Honestly.. I am REALLY happy!!  This pattern has me convinced that I can SEW!!  

Want to see more Patterns and Creations from The Sewing Loft?

My girls would LOVE these!!  And so would your kids!!
Especially if it's handmade by you!

Look at these cute Bunnies!!
Heather even mentions that this pattern is perfect for reclaiming 
your child's favorite clothing or even that special blanket that has been really ''loved''.

The Sewing Loft even offers some Ready Made:

So much eye candy!!!  Lots of creativity!

Make sure to visit The Sewing Loft Blog... LOTS of tutorials for various projects.

I'm pretty certain by reading this post you can already tell that 
I'll be giving The Sewing Loft a big THUMBS UP!

THANK YOU The Sewing Loft... I CAN SEW NOW!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Emanuelle's Rainbow Party!!!


Emanuelle's 3rd Birthday party theme was Rainbows.  
Yes, a very popular theme this year. :)

I'm VERY happy that I always have the preparations done before the special day... especially this year... I woke up the day of the party with a major soar throat... to the point that I thought about calling my entire family to say we were going to postponed the party.  However I sucked it up for my little Emanuelle :)  Anyways, so the day of... we only have to put up the decorations, take out the munchies and clean up.  Otherwise I get super stressed....  Am I the only one who gets moody too?

Here's my little Emanuelle during her party:

Here are some of the rainbow snacks:

We also made Rainbow Cupcakes!  Since it was the first time I was making them.. I used cake mix instead of making my own batter.  I used 2 boxes of cake mix which made 33 cupcakes.  There's a lot of loss of batter because you have to divide the batter in different bowls to be able to dye it.  It's kinda long to do.. I was happy that S├ębastien and Gabrielle helped!

They took their job very seriously!

Here's the end result:
The Rainbows come from Picklebums.  A free printable!
They are actually rainbow circles that you just cut in half!

My favorite decoration from Emanuelle's Rainbow Party.... would have to be the: 
Rainbow and Clouds created by my very own 6 year old Gabrielle!

Gabrielle asked me for some string and then started stapling streamers on the string.. I helped her cut the streamers the same length.  She LOVES patterns so each color had to follow a pattern.  When she was all done.. she said the rainbow needed clouds!  She asked me for some paper and she cut out clouds and then she glued cotton balls to make them look fluffy!

Pretty creative I think! :)

Oh... the soar throat I had..... was STREP THROAT!! Yuck!

P.S.  I'll be linking to these Parties!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From Dream To Reality - Linky Party #9

Before we start From Dream To Reality #9....  
I wanted to let you know that my Wonderful March Sponsors
have come together to offer you a Giveaway!!

Now... go on and enter and come back here to link up after :)


Make sure to Grab the Featured Button and wear it proudly...you deserve it :)

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Lets start this week's From Dream To Reality!

- You must have the ''From Dream To Reality'' button somewhere on your site.
- I ask that whatever you post is made by you.
- You must link directly to the specific post.
- PLEASE send love to at least the first two posts before you.

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I can't wait to see everything you have all created!!!  Now have fun and link away :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Sponsors - Group Giveaway!

 My WONDERFUL March Sponsors have come together to offer you this

6 prizes = 6 winners
Look at what you could win:

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I'm so VERY lucky to have them sponsoring my blog!!
They truly are wonderful!

It would be AMAZINGLY nice of you to take the time to visit each of them
and say THANK YOU for sponsoring the giveaway at The DIY Dreamer!!

To Enter The Giveway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

HUGE Group Giveaway WINNERS!!!

I bet you are dying to know who the winners are from the HUGE Group Giveaway from last week!?!

And with the help of Rafflecopter...the winners are:

Entry #916  Becky L.
Entry #97  Danielle C.
Entry #767  Jennifer O.
Entry #643  Crochet A.
Entry #1040  Erin C.
Entry #519  Amanda E.
Entry #419  Kirstie E.
Entry #863  Tiffany M.
Entry #272  Courtney B.
Entry #717  Kate G.

Becky L. has won:



Here is one if her creations:

Danielle C. has won:

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Jennifer O. has won:


Crochet A. has won: 

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Erin C. has won: 

Amanda E. has won: 

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Kirstie E. has won: 


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Tiffany M. has won: 

 Facebook  ~  Website  ~  Etsy

is offering 20% to The DIY Dreamer's readers..
Use coupon code :  SHOP20

Courtney B. has won: 

 Facebook  ~  Website  ~  Etsy

Kate G. has won: 


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(I will be emailing you with all the details)
And a HUGE THANK YOU to all the Sponsors and to Everyone who has participated!!

Make sure to come back later on today...  
My March Sponsors have come together to offer you a giveaway!!

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