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These are the things that make my day sparkle.

I smiled from ear to ear when Lizz of A Good Wardrobe asked me to guest post on her blog two weeks ago. I expected positive comments and kudos from my simple tutorial on slashing and opening but never expected that Craftzine, a major crafting blog, would pick up my post and feature it on their website. Seeing my work on their site, my smile spread from ear to ear and to my toes and my nose (too korny to say? My apologies). I often write my posts thinking, “Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Is my blogging and designing stupid? Am I being narcissistic for posting all these photos of myself?” But it is what I absolutely and completely love to do. It’s my raison d’Γͺtre. I believe that if I wasn’t a technical designer, I would be a philanthropist and make people feel their happiest every single day. I vicariously live this desired life of mine by sharing what I have learned with you. I discovered early on that many of the tricks of this industry and hobby can’t be found in textbook but by experience. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work for an amazing company and soak up all of this hidden information. But you all deserve to know too. I want every one to be able to draft, sew, and wear spectacular clothing.

So I thank you all again for consistently reading my words. I have a lot planned for Madalynne (Etsy shop, online patterns, lots and lots of tutorials, book, etc) and I hope this was only the first of many good things to come.

Oh, and I won the Liebster award from Alessa of FarbenFruede. Thank you lady. You truly are a doll.

And lastly my loves, happy Saturday! It’s my favorite day of the week.


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    Thanks for sharing your expertise with us! It’s lovely that we’re able to reap the benefit of your years of experience!

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      Ginger! I’m so glad you’re back rested and rejuvenated πŸ™‚

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      You’re absolutely welcome

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    I ecco Ginger’s words – thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. You are a fantastic help to people like me who stumble – and quite often fall – along the way.

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      I still stumble and fall all the time too and will continue to do so as long as I’m in this industry. The best and worst thing about sewing and pattern making is that we learn something new everyday. This is a hobby/trade never bores.

      If you or any other reader of mine ever need any help, my phone number and email are listed. I will always lend a helping hand πŸ™‚

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    Rochelle New

    Congrats!!! That’s so exciting!
    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for your etsy shop! (Accidental pun??)

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      I was ecstatic when I saw it too!
      (FYI- Love the pun)

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    I think we all really appreciate your expertise! I agree that blogging can feel a bit narcissistic – but I feel like you really get back what you put in. At the end of the day its the community that makes it worthwhile – and you’re one of those people I’m really glad I’ve “met”!!

    Congratulations on the craftzine post! Thats amazing!

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      Thanks! I can agree more that what you put in is what you get back, even if it is a million pretty pictures of yourself πŸ™‚

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      And I’m delighted to have “met” you too πŸ™‚

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    Love, Carrie

    Thank you for sharing a little piece of your world with us…..it makes my day all the brighter <3

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    Aw, congrats, Maddie! You totally deserve it. I agree that it’s a struggle sometimes between feeling like blogging is a narcissistic endeavor, when all you really are trying to do is be earnest and share. But we’re all in it together, so I think we all know the sincerity behind one another’s posts. πŸ™‚

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      Thanks. It means a lot to read your words and know that you feel the same way.

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