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Need Your Help! Please Give Me Your Vote!

So, I feel just a little bad about this shameless begging, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

Today, I posted an “ible” on Instructables.com that provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a “Denim Crazy Rails Quilt” which you can find here.

I’ve written it to help others to be able to easily re-create one of my favorite quilts (and one of The Kid’s favorites – he now has three!) but also for the express purpose of entering one of their contests. The contest is called “Sew Warm Contest 2018”.

I think this particular quilt, made using recycled denim, is one of the most comfortable and warm, yet stylish quilts that you can make. It has always made me think of a comfortable pair of jeans worn with your favorite flannel shirt – something that is comfortable without being formal. Something you can relax in.

Now here it is in a quilt!

IMG_4580I am not including the instructions for making this quilt on my other blog – OnMyCreativeSide.com – (but may sometime soon). I have an ulterior motive for asking you to go to Instructables.com to view, I want you to vote the tutorial (or “ible” as they are called over there). I really want to win this particular contest.

So, if I can be so bold as to ask you to do this for me, I would be most appreciative! Ask you friends and family! Ask complete strangers… okay, so I am getting a bit carried away there.

And check out Instructables.com while you’re there, its a very cool place to find very cool instructions on making very cool stuff of all kinds!

Thanks in advance!

MacCupcake

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Rainy January Night

I don’t write here as often as I used to, but then again, I am writing three blogs, trying to keep my status on Quora and doing the craft work, job hunting and being a mom. Sometimes not enough hours in a day.

But, the weather warmed up (for a winter day) and was in the 60’s today, so instead of snow, we’re having a thunderstorm. Ah, the one thing I don’t regret moving away from California and back to the Midwest. I love a good thunderstorm.

I’ve just recently stumbled across a contest from Instructables that I am intent on winning. It is called ‘Sew Warm’ and so far the entries are things like mittens, scarves, etc. I figure one of my legendary denim quilts ought to just about be the exact thing they’re looking for. So, I spent more than ten hours today making one, just so I can get all the right photos and steps. Probably going to take me at least ten more hours, but its gonna be all worth it. First prize is an Apple MacBook Air and a Janome Serger Machine! That is sweet!

A couple of years ago, I wrote an ‘ible (shorthand for the instructables written on their site) that got me some recognition and featured on the front page for a bit. I was pretty happy with that, so I think I have a pretty good style for writing ‘ibles. I’ve got my eye on the prize!

Well, will say goodnight, so that I can enjoy this unexpected storm and all of its lightning and thunder and that wonderful sound of the heavy rain.

Thanks for stopping by,

MacCupcake

 

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