Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve been having an excellent first week of October. For our Free Stuff giveaway today, we have a special selection of jewelry-making supplies from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, including beads, chain, jump rings, beading wire and more. All of these items would come in handy for making a cool fabric flower necklace like the ones we’ve been seeing lately, like this one from Mandipidy:

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While sewing might be your main creative outlet, we know that many of you do other crafty activities like jewelery-making and scrapbooking. For a chance to win today’s prize, answer the question: What other crafts do you participate in besides sewing? Respond in the comments section and we’ll randomly draw a winner on Monday. Good luck!

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69 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. Cheryl says:

    Besides sewing…I love love love to bead weave!

  2. Marianne says:

    I sew, quilt, crochet, oil paint, draw, make cards, design and make jewelry, mixed- media projects, and art journaling.

  3. Carolyn says:

    I like to try everything! Cardmaking, scrapbooking, jewellery/beading, and lately embroidery!!

  4. Hilda says:

    I sew,crochet, acrylic paint, learning beading

  5. Amy Yelsma says:

    I also quilt, knit, crochet, hardanger, and cross-stitch.

  6. Patty Chambers says:

    I want to do everything!!

  7. Marlene Matthews says:

    beside sewing I like to read.

  8. Maryanne fox says:

    I do a little bit of everything. Just wish I had more time to do it.

  9. j Gold says:

    Along with machine quilting and machine embroidery, I’ve been trying my hand at machine needle felting (punching). Also, the granddaughters and I often do small craft projects together. Recently we discovered an applications on the iPod called Play Dough. It shows how to make play dough items, such as the cupcakes, ice cream and rainbows we’ve made so far. I like to incorporate crafting to help teach my 4 year old granddaughter to read. One of her favorites is to make her letters by gluing macaroni or beans to form the letters and then adding pictures from magazines whose first letter (sound) is the letter being worked with. I also take the granddaughters to Frogs and Pollywogs for arts and crafts as well. They have a weekly program for pre-schoolers and well as a an afternoon program for school age. The girls have made finger puppets, rock pets, robots (from tin cans), pencil buddies and more.

  10. Lydia V says:

    I enjoy embroidery, ceramics, painting, knitting, crocheting, phtography, for sure…there are so many things I would like to learn!

  11. JacquieJG says:

    I am a seamstress by trade: I do alterations. I also go camping, knit, crochet, make beaded jewelry, make greeting cards using me photographs, make teddy bears out of old real fur coats, and I make clothing for orphans in Africa: dresses out of pillow cases for little girls and britches out of t-shirts for little boys.

  12. sharon b says:

    Besides sewing, I knit, scrapbook, jewelry making, basketry, soap making, And lots more!

  13. Sherry Mitchell says:

    Sewing is my first love..Ienjoy crocheting and quilting and making craft projects

  14. Jamie Engle says:

    Sewing’s first, and I also crochet, loom knit, make jewelry, do miscellaneous crafts, redwork, quilt, linnea, homemade toiletries….no wonder my craft is in what used to be the game room :)

  15. Regina says:

    Besides apparel sewing, I quilt, crochet, cross stitch, paint and make jewelry and would love to have this!! I’m always looking for something new to try.

  16. Annette says:

    Knitting, crafts with the kids (lots of em), and gf baking. Does baking count? :D

  17. Becky Booher says:

    Besides sewing, I love to paint, recycle old items into something new, and love to photograph family members and surprise them later with the picture made into a gift.

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  19. Fillamay Cowell says:

    I love to sew. It is so calming after a busy day at work. I try to make something to wear to match my theme at Story Hour each week. Also I enjoy making a bead bracelet that matches the color of my newly sewn project. Earrings are my next endeavor.

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