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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

: sponsor love : interview with katie from katie sews it all : and a winner :

happy tuesday!
today i have a fun interview with my blog friend [and october sponsor] katie.

but first, i never announced the winner from the last giveaway!
kajira won these adorbs hairpins from francheskas shop!

[thanks for entering everyone!]

take it away katie!

1) who are you/where can we find you/what do you do?
 Hi there!  My name is Katie and I blog at Katie Sews It All.  I started blogging a few years ago on my blog called What I'm Making... (original, I know!) to document my sewing projects.  Over time I wanted to grow my little blog and so I renamed it Katie Sews It All and started sponsoring dianapantz to help expand my reader base.  A big thanks to Diana for helping me achieve that goal!!!  I still document each and every project I sew up, but I also post a lot of inspiration from Pinterest along with fun Pyrex and thrifty finds and tutorials and links from around the web.  I also tweet when I'm working on a project, but I'm not hooked on Twitter just yet.  At some point I will start a Facebook page, because I love Facebook!  I also plan to start an etsy shop someday, but for now it's still in the daydreaming stages :)

2) tell us a few of your fave sites/blogs/places to find inspiration.
 I'm an internet junkie!  I started reading blogs a few years ago and I draw so much inspiration from them!  My current favorites are dianapantz of course, along with Gussy SewsKeykaLou PatternsIn Color OrderPink Lemonade and Little Big Girl Studio.  I also find tons of inspiration on Pinterest (follow me here!), Flickr and Etsy.  I can literally spend hours reading blogs, repinning, and going back through my Flickr favorites.  It's what gets me through when I don't have time to sew!

3) best advice you can give someone who wants to create a handmade life?
 The best advice I can give is to do a little bit at a time.  I have to get up at 5:30 am to get to work and sometimes if I'm in the middle of a project I'll get up 10 minutes early just to get one or two little steps done.  While I love to have a few hours set aside on my days off to sew, that doesn't always happen, so doing a little bit at a time really helps.  I also try to cut a project out on a work night, then get all of my thread and pins and interfacing, etc. together on another night so that when I get a few hours free, I can just sit down and get sewing.  I also try to choose quick, little projects for some instant gratification.  :)

Thank you so much, Diana for letting me share a little bit on your blog!!!  And thank you to your readers for reading along!  :)

shes so fun. 
make sure you go and check out her blog [and that awesome pyrex collection!]
[and go katie for getting up BEFORE 5:30am to work!!]