Happy Birthday...

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to my blog! She turns one year old today!



I've had such fun with her over the past year and she's been a great way to meet and get to know all of you! Now, I know we just had Sew Grateful week, full of fun giveaways, but I figured maybe y'all wouldn't mind if we had one more to celebrate my blogiversary right?

So here's the deal, I'm becoming more and more of a fan of independent pattern companies, so I thought I would share the love with two of my new favorites!

First up, Victory Patterns! I love love love these sweet patterns. The day I heard of them I immediately purchased the Ava Dress, but I've also had my eye on the Madeline skirt. I think it will be part of my blogiversary presents to myself! I'll take any excuse to buy myself presents!



Next, is Pattern Runway! Such beautiful simple designs! I have the Gorgeous Pussy Bow Blouse and the One Shouldered Bow Party Dress. Haven't made either yet but they're so pretty to look at, the daydreaming is half the fun!






Source: etsy.com via Forrest on Pinterest


I will give away one pattern from each company to 2 different winners. You must be following this blog to win, then just leave me a comment telling me which company and pattern you'd like to win! Giveaway ends on on March 5, 2012 at noon!

A big thank you to all my sweet, fabulous, talented readers who have made this past year so fun!

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emmalemma
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February 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM delete

Congrats on one year! I've had lots of fun following your blog, your creations are very inspiring and make me excited to get sewing!

I would love the Victory Patterns Ava dress.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Emma
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February 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM delete

Happy blog anniversary!

I follow you on Google Reader. If I win, I'd want the Easy Kimono Dress pattern from Pattern Runway.

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Shawnta
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February 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM delete

Happy blog anniversary!!!! I would love the Pattern Runway One shoulder bow party dress.

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Sue
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February 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM delete

A very happy blog-iversary to you (and your cute blog)!!

I've been drooling over Victory Patterns' Ava Dress for a while, so would love to win it.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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Mika
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February 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM delete

Happy Blogiversary! This is a tough choice... I already have three Victory Patterns (those package deals always get me) but I've been eyeing the Hazel dress, so that would be my pick.

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Christina
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February 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM delete

Congratulations! I am really into the Pattern Runway options. I love the scalloped hem shorts!

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February 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM delete

Happy Blogiversary! I've got to say I love Victory Patterns, I would love the Anouk blouse/dress!
Thanks for the giveaway Forrest :)

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Jill
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February 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM delete

I love the Ava dress and the Anouk dress from Victory patterns!

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Arlene
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February 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM delete

Happy Anniversary! I have to say, the One Shouldered Bow Dress would be perfect to make for a wedding I'm attending soon. Would love to have that!

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Valerie
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February 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM delete

Happy anniversary! And how generous of you to be doing a giveaway for YOUR b-day! :)

I would love the Hazel dress from Victory Patterns - I've had my eye on it ever since I first saw it!

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Amanda
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February 27, 2012 at 5:21 PM delete

Congratulations on your first birthday. How exciting for you!!!

I've been eyeing off the Victory Patterns Anouk for a while now :D

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Bernice
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February 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM delete

Happy blogiversary. Blogging is such a fun and rewarding way to record and share your sewing achievements. My pick is the one-shouldered bow dress. Thanks.

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Crystal
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February 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM delete

Congratulations! My pick would be the one-shouldered PR dress. Thanks.

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Katherine
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February 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM delete

Yay, you! Victory, Ava! Thanks!

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Sarah C
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February 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM delete

Congrats on the blogiversary! My pick is definitely the Ava dress from Victory!

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Andrea B
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February 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM delete

Ooh what a great giveaway! I'll take the Ava dress from Victory, please. Thanks so much, and happy anniversary to your blog.

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Njeri
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February 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM delete

Happy blogiversary! I wish you many more happy and successful years of blogging and sewing fun.
The Ava Pattern from victory patterns is very cute, I would make it as a top and I also like the scalloped hem shorts from Project Runway.

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Montana
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February 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM delete

Happy blogiversary! I've followed you're blog for quite a while and I must say, this is such a generous giveaway! Thank-you :) If I were to win, I would love the Ava dress. So so pretty :)

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Stevie
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February 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM delete

Happy Blogiversary! I love pattern runway and their little scallop shorts are fabulous! I'd love to try them out! x

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rebekah
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February 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM delete

I've been wanting Victory Patterns' Chloe dress since I first saw it.

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Jill
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February 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM delete

Happy, Happy Blogiversary! It is so hard to choose, all the patterns are so beautiful. But I think the Chloe dress looks like fun to make up, lots of embellishment possibilities :)

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liza jane
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February 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM delete

How nice of you! Happy blogiversary! I'd love to have that Ava pattern.

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Beata
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February 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM delete

Happy blogiversary! It seems I am not alone - I also love the Ava pattern, and I have some great lace sitting around waiting to become a yoke... :)

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Tina
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February 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM delete

Happy Blogiversary! How exciting! And generous... if I'm lucky enough to be chosen a winner, I'd really adore a copy of the Ava pattern!

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Josephine
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February 29, 2012 at 5:42 AM delete

I would love to have a go at making Pattern Runway's gathered sundress. I'm always in need of another cute sundress and I'm sure PR's pattern would deliver. Hope you had a lovely blogiversary and wishing you many years of blogging to come.

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Ginger
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February 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM delete

Yay, happy blogiversary! I hope you have many more years of sew-y blog-y fun ahead of you!

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Magpie Mimi
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March 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM delete

Happy blogiversary! You're very kind and generous to offer such a lovely gift! I'd really love a Victory pattern, they're so funky and flirty and fun!

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Kirsty
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March 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM delete

Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to win the Chloe dress/ tunic from Victory patterns. The neckline seam details are so lovely. Enjoy your cake:-)

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mimimary
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March 6, 2012 at 8:33 AM delete

I would love to win but most fun is reading your comments. You are so REAL, and you hit all our hearts. Thank you.

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