Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Magpie Patterns. In Amy's words:
"An online knitting, sewing, embroidery and crochet pattern boutique for discerning crafters.
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SouleMama: What word describes your business best?
Amy: Well, I don't know if it really describes what I do on a day-to-day basis, but the word I think of is "creative." I work with such creative designers, inspiring women who see beauty in everything. That talent of imagining something lovely and being able to write down the details of how to make it so that the rest of us can make the same thing (with our own twist, of course) is very inspiring to me.
SouleMama: What's the one thing you can't live without?
SouleMama: What does 'being creative' mean to you?
Amy: Creativity is about giving ourselves enough freedom to play with an idea. Leaving fear of failure behind, we combine what we know about a medium (paint, photography, yarn, fabric, words) with our imagination and play with the possibilities. It hardly matters if we absolutely love what we make—the process is what's important.
SouleMama: What's your favorite thing you've ever made?
Amy: I love the dress I made for my daughter's eighth birthday. I went out on a limb and tried a Japanese pattern (I don't read Japanese) and it turned out perfectly. For that birthday I also made a miniature version of the same dress for her doll. I think that was one of my favorite projects because I wasn't sure if it would work out and because I feel like that's such a special thing between mothers and children—to make their clothes, toys, blankets, really anything they cherish.
For today's giveaway, Magpie Patterns is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
In addition, Magpie Patterns would like to offer Soulemama readers 25% off everything in the shop through September 31st, enter code soulemama25 at checkout.~ A chance to start new projects with a $25 gift certificate for anything in the shop!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8 am EST on Sunday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! Winners to be announced on 9/1. The winners are...
ooooh I would love some inspiration for sewing as the weather gets cooler! more time inside crafting ahead!
Posted by: Gypsy Forest
Thanks for the chance!
Posted by: harleygirl
love these pattern books!
Posted by: Rosetta
Thank you, Magpie Patterns!