Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week 7 of the Nine Weeks of Amy - featuring Amy Sews!

I'm thrilled to be a path of the Amy in the Arts 9 weeks of giveaways! The largest outlet of my creativity is my shop on etsy. WWW.amy305.etsy.com. Goofy name I know but Etsy wont let you change your name. I prefer Amy Sews!


I can't remember not sewing! I started out hand sewing scraps from my mother’s projects when I was young, like 6 or 7 years old. I remember wanting to use the sewing machine SOOOO bad but my mom telling me I was too young! I think she finally let me at about 10 years old. I learned everything from her! I am the oldest of 4 girls in my family (out of 6 kids!) and my mom sewed to keep us in clothes. Dresses, Jeans, even panties! She learned from her Mom so I guess it's in my blood. She is still who I call when I need advise on a project! And I'm happy to say that I am teaching my 9 year old daughter to sew too! :)


I asked my husband how much time I spend in a fabric shop. He laughed at me! My four year old son starts to cry when we pull in to the Hobby Lobby parking lot! "I don't want to go to Hobby Lobby!!! It's so boring!!" I go to H.L. once or twice a week. I just moved to a town with a Hancock's Fabric in it too, so I'm there once or twice a week. My Wallmart has a fabric department that I go to at least 4 times a week! Sometimes I go to all three just to browse and see what’s new, sometimes I just need a spool of thread or a little more ribbon. I discovered Etsy about two years ago and can spend hours on it looking at fabric and even more hours looking at Twilight stuff!! I love Etsy!!! I have my go to sites online for fabric and patterns: http://www.fabric.com/, http://www.sewingpatterns.com/ and http://www.patternsoftime.com/. When I die, they will open my purse and find dozens of little swatches of fabric! So I guess the answer to how many hours is, Way too many!

I've been asked what my favorite thing to make was. That's a tough one. I made one of my sisters’ wedding dress and I've made 32 little pink tutu's for my daughters ballet class recital. I think my favorite thing to make is something I know the person I'm doing it for will love and appreciate! I love to see my stuff in action! My baby blankets may not be "Heirloom standards" but they will make it through being washed 600 times and still hold up!


I have a coupon especially for the blog followers. Enter AMYARTS12 and receive 20% off in my shop!

My give away will be one teddy bear of your choice from my shop!
-Tell me your favorite item off my shop.
For additional entries:
-Like me on face book. http://www.facebook.com/AmySews
- follow the Amys In The Arts blog
- become a fan of Amys in the Arts Facebook page
- post a link to this giveaway on your blog (please copy the link to your blog post)
- add the Amys In The Arts button to your blog (please copy the link where you've added it)

36 comments:

ragdollq said...

i LOVE your longhorn items and your little bears those are pretty much my absolute fav! you are awesome at what you do! hopefully one day when im in texas i run into you!!

-christina quintero

Crazy SAHM said...

I love the pink cherry blossoms & butterflies tote.

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Avery James Photography said...

I LOVE the Pink and Gray Skulls Immortal Love Tote. Gorgeous! :)

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Dita Maulani said...

I looove your Black and White Filligree with Hot Pink Medalion Sunglasses Case!
So simple and that damask pattern is lovely!

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Daph said...

The pink and brown pasley tote is very nice
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Vanessa said...

My favourite bear is the pink paisley teddy bear as seen in http://www.etsy.com/listing/63004435/pink-paisley-teddy-bear

iT'S SO FEMININE!!! And the designs are all classy and the bear looks really hugable!

I love it a lot! Would be great if I can cuddle one to sleep. (: I sleep alone so it's kinda scary, even till now haha.

Lovely. (:

Mystica said...

I like the pink cherry blossoms and butterflies tote!

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AmandaSue said...

The rose garden fleece blanket with green satin is really pretty, the satin trim really gives it an extra pop! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway the teddy bears are so adorable!

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jhitomi said...

I adore the PInk Cherry Blossom tote. My fave bear is the Simple Blue Bear, they're all adorable.
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Crazy SAHM said...

I like you on FB

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I am a fan of Amy in the Arts on Fb.

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TopHat said...

I love the purple obsession bear!

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Shannon said...

My favorite is the "pritty in pink and black" teddy bear

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Roni said...

I love the Simple Blue Teddy Bear

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igea said...

My favourite is this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/63003533/blue-teddy-bear-with-silver-stars
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Pam said...

Love the pink paisley bear though the blue with silver stars is darling too!

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Lucretia said...

I my God, this is adorable!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62959566/marine-corps-woodland-camo-teddy-bear

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Kimberlee said...

Black and White Cool Mommies Diaper and Wipes Case is ultra cool and is on the wish list for me.

Cerena Leigh said...

love the BW sunglasses case!

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Lee said...

I love the girls pink heart blanket.
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Tania on the Hill said...

I LOVE THE PINK AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND BUTTERFLIES TOTE!

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