Double Giveaway Alert

That’s right there are TWO chances to win something from my etsy shop, Stitches by Sara, on the same day! You can enter to win at Pennies & Blessings or at The Southern Institute. Go enter both to double your chances! You know you’ve been crushing on a coffee cozy…. Both of these blogs are […]

Tutorial: How to Applique Without an Embroidery Machine

How to applique without an embroidery machine

Ok, so I know that I have an embroidery machine to make most of my cute appliques for my Etsy Shop. However, I know not everyone has a fancy embroidery machine to do all the hard work. Fear not, my friends, you too can add a cute applique to clothing, pillows, or anything else you […]

Stitches by Sara {Coupon Code Alert}

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Ooooh… Aaaah… Ooooh… Aaaah… Ooooh… Aaaah… Show me more!! Aww, come on…Is that all you’ve got? This is just to let you know that my Etsy Shop (Stitches By Sara) is open again! I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes trying to get everything ready to go and it’s time to sell. I’ve still […]

The Kindness Of Friends

Relevant friends

When I went to Relevant, I scrimped and saved to get there. Now,  I’m not usually much of a “girly-girl”, but I realized that I would be seeing my online friends in real-life for the first time. A sense of panic rose from somewhere deep inside and insecurity bubbled to the surface for various reasons. […]

Don’t just take my word for it…

I’m a firm believer of putting things in my shop that I LOVE and use myself. Nothing goes in my shop without passing my personal test… Is it something I would use? Do I absolutely LOVE it? Is it useful? Does it make me smile? Would people like to get this as a gift? Even though […]

Cute Crab Applique Ribbon Ruffle Shirts x 3

I had a custom order this week that was absolutely adorable! (I know I say that about every order, but seriously, this one is my favorite to date.) The set of cousins will look adorable at the beach when they go eat crab!    Doesn’t it make you want to head to the beach and […]

A Happy Customer…

Look at the video that Sweetie posted about my Etsy shop! It cracks me up! What a fun way to advertise for me.

Pretty Petite Pincushions!

…because they are so much cuter than the regular old tomato pincushion. Petite pincushions measure 3 inches square. They may be be small, but the designer fabric used packs a big punch! The other side of the pincusion is white chenille. Use either side–they’re reversible! A perfect gift for the sewing fanatic in your life…or for you, because […]

$10 DIY Mannequin Tutorial

When I set up a craft table at a Breast Cancer Walk/Fundraiser to benefit my friend Candice a couple of weeks ago, I needed a way to showcase the Ribbon Ruffle Applique Shirts  and some other things that I make, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the solution. As I was walking the […]

Appliqued Name Pillows

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Look what I’ve been working on…  Appliqued Name Pillows!