Giveaway! Free ticket to Originial Sewing & Quilt Expo on 9/30/11 ONLY! Hurry! Ends Sunday 9/25/11! Ended!

Giveaway, Sewing, Uncategorized
This giveaway has ended! I'm going to the Chantilly Original Sewing & Quilt Expo next weekend Sept 29 and Oct 1. I have 1  ticket for Friday, September 30 , 2011  ONLY! This is a general admission ticket for the exhibit hall on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 10am-6pm. Retail value is $10 at the door.  Children 12 and under admitted at no charge when accompanied by an adult. More information about the Expo HERE or information about tickets HERE. This giveaway ends on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM! Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20153 703-378-0910 Map & Directions   Free Parking Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday & Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm I will mail it on Monday, September 26, 2011,…
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Chantilly, VA – Sewing Expo – Thursday, 9/29/11- Saturday, 10/1/11

Activities, DIY, Sewing, Uncategorized
Do you like to sew?  Do you like to create crafts?   Have you heard of the Sewing Expo? If you haven't read my posts about this before I wanted to share with you that on Thursday, September 29 - Saturday,  October 1, 2011 is the Chantilly Original Sewing and Quilt Expo located at the Chantilly Expo Center. I just recently signed up for my classes and I can't wait to go this year.  Last year I attended the expo feeling bad due to my pregnancy but got a super gift from my hubby a new embroidery machine!  Saving does pay off!  I plan to share some of my creative pieces soon. If you are interested in attending to see the merchants or to take classes I highly recommend signing up…
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Getting things done

DIY, general, Sewing, Uncategorized
This weekend has been a busy weekend.  After buying lots of fabric on Friday and even Saturday!  Yes, I went back and bought more.  I went WAY over my budget, but I have fabric to last me years and years.  Just like everything else I try not to ever buy my fabric at retail prices.  I bought loads of fabric a couple years ago when Hancock fabrics closed several of their stores in the area. That inspired me to work on some of my UFOs = Un-Finished Objects on Sunday.  My husband watched my daughter while I did some of them.  Then we all worked on organizing our office.  Perfect spring cleaning. Getting Things Done My goal for this year is to list out all the things that need to…
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How to make a Stocking?

DIY, Sewing
I guess you can say I've always been frugal in some way or another.   I might not have used coupons as much as I do now and I didn't always reach for the lowest out of pocket expense but I loved to make crafts with scrap fabrics.  Did I mention that I like to quilt?   I haven't had much time since I have a little girl, but I do love to sew. You may have seen my post on - How to make a Baby Bib? A super easy project that you can make in about 15 minutes as long as all of your supplies are in reach. Today, I'm going to show you how to make a pretty stocking right before you need to set them up for  tomorrow…
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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Chantilly, VA – October 1, 2 and 3

DIY, Sewing, Uncategorized
I'm super excited!  I've thought about posting this last month and then time flew by.  It dawned on my this evening that I had to post this before I forgot again. For the last couple years I've been going to the Sewing Expo in Chantilly, VA.  It is a blast!  I save up every year to go since I love to take classes.  I learn a lot about sewing. If you are at all interested in sewing or an expert seamstress this event is for you.  There are some frugal things to be had, however, this event has all sorts of expensive goodies to drool at! If you are interested in attending and haven't attended before, then I have a deal for you!    Email me at hollys.savings (at) gmail (dot)…
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general, Sewing, Uncategorized
This week is a busy week for me.  My daughter was diagnosed with a double ear infection.  She is feeling a lot better. Good news is, it's the Sewing Expo this week!  Woohoo!   Yesterday, I learned about the serger and how to create some beautiful stitches with it.  I also learned about fusible web.  I've worked with fusible stabalizers but haven't tried the fusible web before.  It is great because it doesn't melt as quickly as other brands do. Plus, this weekend is my anniversary weekend! 7 years ago I married the most wonderful gentleman in the world.  I'm so blessed to have him in my life,  he loves, cares, and supports me and our little girl.  I love him always and forever. Besides, he uses coupons when going shopping!  …
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How to Make a Swim Diaper?

Baby, Sewing, Uncategorized
I've been thinking about for the last month.  Can I make a swim diaper for my daughter?  I love to sew but haven't had much time recently.  Now, that I have a project on my mind I have to find some time to do it.  But, first I need a pattern.  After searching and searching online I finally found a pattern. Thanks to Kayla's Cloth Kits there is a .pdf file that you can download and plus her website has a video you can watch here!
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