Saving the planet... one garment at a time!

... and one upcycle at a time... Welcome to my blog: A place to have an "over the fence conversation" about sewing, altered couture, upcycling, and all kinds of crafts using found objects, beads, ephemera and other vintage finds!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

100 Posts (and a giveaway)!!!

Just last week I celebrated one year of blogging fun!  Today I'm posting my 100th post!  Due to some technical difficulties relating to my camera memory card not wishing to speak to my computer today, that 100th post will not be what I had planned to talk about.

First, the fun part.  In addition to sewing, I dabble in a bunch of other crafts, including jewelry making.  I especially like to use upcycled materials in my creations. To celebrate 100 posts, I'm giving away a pair of handmade (by me) earrings, just like the ones I made for the wedding.  They are reclaimed faux pearls with reclaimed faceted glass beads, on sterling silver ear wires.  Just the thing for a dressy occasion.

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what sorts of posts you'd like to see more of on this blog.  This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  Please also be sure that your e mail address is there someplace so I can contact you for the shipping particulars. 

Now the not so fun part.  Lately it seems that I'm not getting many comments on the blog.  Is it because of the preoccupation with the wedding preparations?  Sorry for that.  It'll all be over after August.  Is it because I'm too shy to post too many pictures of myself in my creations?  Is it because I'm an old lady and I'm out of touch with what real people wear?  Please let me know so that I can serve you better, cause I'm really getting a little down about it.  I sincerely want your opinions.  Thanks!

The deadline to enter the giveaway is midnight EDT on July 21st.  Good luck, and thanks again for your suggestions!


  1. I would like to see more posts about jewelry. I like jewelry but I never got around to trying to make some for myself. I like your blog and make comments every once in a while when something really gets my attention. Keep it up.

  2. You are a real person and what you wear and how you wear it counts.. it may not appeal to every demographic but it does count.. it humanizes your brand and allows people to connect with you more.. also you are not an old lady..

  3. I don't know why your comment section is low, but I am sure the numbers will soon increase. Everything has its ebb and flow. I read a lot of sewing blogs, and those with many comments tend to link back to others, feature other bloggers (such as guest posting), discuss "controversial" topics, show the garments on the person, and provide tutorials and/or free downloads. I would, however, prefer to see the garments on your body because a dress form and person's body give the garment a different view.

  4. I'd love to see more photos of your creations! Getting followers and commenters is so difficult..I struggle myself. I think it's that so many are so busy..but keep on going, keep striving for more! They will come! xo

  5. More everything! I love reading your blog, but with my new job, I have less blog-reading time...and less time for commenting. :(

  6. I think your doing a great job and I really enjoy your posts! Keep them coming Dee! :)

  7. I really enjoy your posts and think that the summer is just a busy time for people...I like lots of pictures as do most people and you are doing a good job with those. Keep it up and people will comment more in the future.