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July 21, 2010


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AMEN! I get the "I hate you" and "You're so talented" and "I wish I could do half of what you do" ALL THE TIME and it really makes me uncomfortable! I just tell people that I just do what I love to do and because I love to do it I make time for it.


Shelley, it's been a while since I peeked in on your blog. I found you again via Linda's blog. Every time I read your posts and all the beautiful pictures, I feel invigorated and happy--I certainly don't hate you! :) Thanks for all you do. I'm sad we're not in VA because I'd be signing my daughter up for your sewing class RIGHT NOW! :)


So sad I didn't make the list but I guess I will just have to buy the patterns when they come out! You are amazing and I don't hate you! I love reading all your ideas and will be forever grateful you took the time to help me learn how to sew that skirt. Really you opened my eyes to how much I love sewing. Can't stop now. Thanks again.


Shelley, please know that reading your blog gives me inspiration and a needed energy boost- I have a lot of desire and talent but my procrastination gets the better of me and I end up with an overwhelming pile of jobs to do and the joy is gone from the task. So funny, I hate to put things off but ALWAYS do it.

Did I ever mention that I have made hundreds of your fabric bookmarks? Well, maybe not hundreds, but quite a few... we gave them to the entire staff of my school one year with a little poem for Christmas, I made them with students as a fun activity in a tutoring program I do part time, I always have one on hand to put in a book if I am giving it as a gift. I truly love your ideas and feel blessed that you share them so we can all benefit, and (just a little) strive to be more like you.

Aimee Thompson

Oh my! I love your blog! It is so inspirational! I live in Scotland and am really into scrapbooking. I have always wanted to get into the sewing side of things - but just never really knew what to make. I always just thought clothes...but from looking at your blog, I have been filled me with so many more great ideas...your ideas that is! haha. I am so excitement and I cannot wait to begin making these things! They are all so beautiful! I have noticed a few times that you have written in relation to patterns...do you have patterns for the little 'ribbon drawstring pouch', 'open pocket pouch', 'mini wallet' etc? Or do I just follow the tutorials on your blog? Me being me, I am a total perfectionist and just want to make sure I get all the measurements perfect etc. So just wanted to check if you have patterns and where I can get hold of them. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again for your inspirational blog. It is much appreciated :) Kindest regards, Aimee.

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