Sunday, December 26, 2010

Week 9 of the Nine Weeks of Amy ... win a $25 gift certificate from AmyCanSew

Hello all! I am Amy K of AmyCanSew. I create one of a kind birthday hats and applique T-shirts.

It’s the final week of “Nine Weeks of Amy”. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, time with family & friends and are looking forward to a wonderful New Year. I know I am! I always feel victories when I make it through another Christmas with my sanity intact! Well, most of it anyway. I never have resolutions. I just come up with a few things that I feel will add to my overall happiness and goal of being the best ME I can be. So January is a wonderful time of year for me.

I am a stay at home mom of 9 years. My husband travels for work, so 75% of the time I am on my own with two wonderful children. I am a Girl Scout leader, member of the PTA, science Olympiad couch, volunteer at school, chief cook and bottle washer, chief financial officer, lawn maintenance person, head of snow removal, dog walker, pool boy and lead chauffer for most sports and activities.

I took my first sewing class a couple years after my daughter was born. I thought it would be wonderful to be able to sew Halloween costumes for both my children. I was hooked immediately! I love that I can take a pile of fabric and make it into something wonderful.

My process is pretty simple. I collect patterns and ideas. I then combine both to come up with a unique item. Sometimes an idea comes from a certain fabric; sometimes a holiday brings a great idea. I know if my daughter loves it, my customers will love it!

My current goal for the New Year is put together a flicker account with photos of all my past projects that I have made for my kids as well as the current items that I am selling on my AmyCanSew site.

To enter my giveaway visit my shop, AmyCanSew, and come back and comment on your favorite item.

Earn extra entries by leaving separate comments when you have followed the Amys blog, Amys Twitter and/or Amys Facebook page.

This contest runs from Sunday 12/26 through Saturday 1/1. Good luck!

95 comments:

Tania on the Hill said...

I LOVE THE CUSTOM MONKEY BIRTHDAY HAT AND ONESIE SET BOY!

Tania on the Hill said...

I follow this great blog!

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Mystica said...

I like the nautical applique T shirt!

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TopHat said...

I love the nautical applique shirt!

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Lee said...

I really love the girls birthday hat!

Lee said...

I follow the blog!

Lizzie said...

My favorite is the custom birthday hat in pink and white damask with black trim.

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Lizzie said...

I'm following your blog.

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Krista said...

I love the Custom Birthday Hat 1st, 2nd Girl Pink and White Damask pattern with black trim.

Krista said...

I am already a follower of the blog (Krista Rowles)

Krista said...

I am also already a follower on twitter (Heckofarush)

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Alyssa said...

I love the monkey onesie and hat, so cute!

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Alyssa said...

I follow amy in the arts.

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Justine McD. said...

I like the Custom Birthday Hat 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Girl

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Justine McD. said...

following the blog :D It shows as JMC

Justine McD. said...

following on twitter
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Justine McD. said...

liked on facebook :D

Chani said...

The custom hat for boys would be perfect for my little boy's birthday in january!

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oksana said...

I like Custom Monkey Birthday Hat and Onsie Set!

Thank you for the chance!

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oksana said...

Following the Amys blog!

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oksana said...

I like Amys Facebook page!

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Hayley said...

My favorite are the birthday hats - I love the black and pink one!

JuneBug said...

The blue striped nautical shirt is lovely!

very married said...

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i adore this little tee

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46739936/nautical-applique-t-shirt-boys-size-3t4t

Marilyn said...

MarilynSmith687@hotmail.com I LOVE all your cute items in your shop. Happy New Year to you

Marilyn said...

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Marilyn said...

MarilynSmith687@hotmail.com I LOVE the monkey onesie & birthday hat. Such a cute idea!

Jenna Z said...

I love your birthday hats! I'd love one in orange and green!

Jenna Z said...

I follow you via GFC.

Jenna Z said...

I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

Liza767 said...

Custom Monkey Birthday Hat and Onsie Set Boy

Liza767 said...

GFC

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Brenda said...

I like the blue nautical applique tshirt.

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Brenda said...

I follow your blog.

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Brenda said...

I like your Facebook page.

mframe said...

I love the Custom Monkey Hat and Onesie set. Too Cute!!
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mframe said...

I follow Amy's blog
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mframe said...

I follow Amy on twitter
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mframe said...

I like Amy on FB
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domesticdisaster.com said...

I love the monkey set. It's so hard to find cute stuff for boys. Boys need clothes too!

Positively Whimsy said...

I love the pink and white damask custom birthday hat!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like this-

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64781212/applique-t-shirt-boys-size-4t-3t

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TZel said...

I like the Nautical Applique T- Shirt, Boys size 3T,4T , 100 Percent Cotton. Thanks!

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Christina said...

My favorite item is the Custom Monkey Birthday Hat and Onsie Set Boy...I would love something similar for my baby boy;s first birthday in April!

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Christina said...

I follow the Amy in the Arts blog via GFC.

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Christina said...

I follow Amy on Twitter as gcbabykisses.

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Christina said...

I follow Amy in the Arts on FB as Christina G.

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Baby Cakes and Makes said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61289222/custom-monkey-birthday-hat-and-onsie-set This is too cute!

LibbysGirlyThings said...

Amy,
I like the pink number one birthday hat in your shop, but I love love the witchy feet shirt more than anything! It is super cute! I admire your aplique work. I used to do it with my mother as a child (she does amazing aplique work), but I don't really "know" how to do it. I have the stuff to do it and the plan to do it, but it just hasn't happened yet. Maybe your shop has inspired me to get on the ball and just do it. Good luck with your shop and giveaway!

LibbysGirlyThings said...

Ok, so I see I am the only long winded one, so I'll keep it short. I am now following Amy's blog.

measuringspoons said...

I really like the adorable sailboat applique you've got going on. So cute.

Lyudmila said...

I like the Custom Birthday Hat 3 th Girl
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Nicole said...

The custom monkey birthday hat set is soooooo adorable!
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Nicole said...

I'm a Twitter follower. (skipbang)
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Nautical Applique T-shirt!

aldigikadarun said...

I like the Nautical Applique T- Shirt...lovely :)

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My Dream Sample Box said...

I LOVE LOVE the hat. It would be perfect for my business! the kids would love it
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Jacqueline said...

love the nautical aplique t!!! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Stam-ish said...

I really like the monkey birthday set. So cute.
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Kristen said...

I like the Nautical Applique T- Shirt
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Cerena Leigh said...

the white damask and black trim 1st bday hat is so cute!

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Cerena Leigh said...

i follow amy's blog

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Cerena Leigh said...

i follow amys twitter too
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Jenny Stamos said...

the Nautical Applique T- Shirt is adorable!

Jenny Stamos said...

follow your blog

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follow on FB

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follow on twitter @JennyStamos

L. Fields said...

I really love the custom birthday hats!

Sarah said...

I love the adorable custom birthday hats! Also, the appliquéd items are super cute!

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Katt said...

I love this shirt! Nautical Applique T- Shirt, Boys size 3T,4T , 100 Percent Cotton
My little newphew would love it. :)
Thanks!
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Katt said...

Now following you on twitter.
Thanks!
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Reba C said...

Custom Monkey Birthday Hat and Onsie Set Boy is so cute!

Marci J said...

I love the Custom Birthday Hat 1st, 2nd Girl. Pink and White Damask pattern with black trim.
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Kim said...

love this in pink!!
Custom Birthday Hat

Kim said...

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ghost slime said...

hi,
really neat stuff you make. love the nautical themed boys shirts. i think my nephews (6 and 4) would look spiffy in them!

free indeed said...

That nauticle tee is darling. Such a cute sail boat motif..nicer than alot that are out there.

jacquelynkyle said...

I love the girls' birthday hat!
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jacquelynkyle said...

I followed your blog!

jacquelynkyle said...

I liked your Fbook page!

The Canady Family said...

I love the custom monkey onesie and hat set!!! SUPER CUTE! thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

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Tylerpants said...

The Custom Monkey Birthday Hat and Onsie Set Boy is super cute! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

Love the Custom Birthday Hat (Boy). My nephew's 2nd birthday is just around the corner and this would be so cute!

trixx said...

I follow your blog!

cbusch said...

Love the monkey theme. chaselhoff (at) usa (dot) net