Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WELCOME!!!

Here it is. The official first t-beri blog. I know some of you have been waiting (why? I don't know) and some of you are thinking "Who the heck is this chic?" I hope I don't let anybody down.

While making the leap into the blogosphere I was sitting at my computer thinking. Why would anyone visit my blog? What do I have to tell them or show them to bring them to my blog. Well, How about a GIVE AWAY? I am after all not above bribery. And what would I give away? How about some of my favorite things from some of my favorite people? It'll help you get to know me.

I am a lover, sewer and collector (some might say hoarder) of fabric. You know, the kind of fabric that you just CAN'T bear to pass up because it is gorgeous and soft and loverly. The kind that you pass over in your stash every time you have a project because then you wouldn't have any left thus forcing you to go to the fabric store to buy more fabric. I'm also a sucker for anything with a vintage feel.
Enter Jennifer Paganelli and Sis Boom Fabrics. Jennifer is such a great gal, she has an awesome blog on which she shares news on her upcoming fabric lines, patterns and lots of pictures of sewing inspiration. Her fabrics are vibrantly full of color and nostalgia (much like I imagine Jennifer in person having only chatted with her via e-mail or facebook). I love them and now I want to share them with you, so let's give some away.

A 5 fabric fat quarter bundle of SisBoom fabrics
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And then I thought...hmmmm. You know what would go REALLY great with that FQ bundle? One of the most awesome and indispensable patterns ever!
The Scientific Seamstress, who you may know as Carla C. of Carla C. Dolly Designs, has the best patterns ever. There are 3 in particular that I refer to as the Carla C Trifecta. The Simply Sweet Tops and Dresses, Portrait Peasant and Easy Fit Pants patterns are timeless, simple, versatile patterns that NOONE should be without. Seriously you can make anything with these 3 patterns. Carla's detailed photo tutorials walk you through even the simplest sewing techniques so they are completely beginner friendly and they offer lots of options and altering potential for the seasoned seamstress (you know, for all of you out there who love to make a Franken-pattern). Scientific Seamstress patterns come in a HUGE range of sizes in one pattern, most are 6 months to 8 years (some have even MORE sizes!) and nearly all include a doll sized version. Talk about value! Check out Carla's blog for nifty tricks and tips including how to make the Easy Fit Pants reversible and how to make the Simply Sweet into princess dresses.
Since my favorite thing to do with a cute FQ bundle is to use the Simply Sweet jumper bodice and add a stripwork skirt to it I thought I'd give out a copy of the Scientific Seamstress NEW paper pattern of the Simply Sweet Tops and Dresses.
Scientific Seamstress paper patterns are brand new (for all of you pdf pattern hold outs!) and just hitting the shelves.
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To enter the give away I only ask one thing. That you leave me a comment and tell me how awesome I am. One winner will be drawn on my little Violet's first birthday July 10th by random.org
Then if I still have your attention I might tell you a little bit about myself.
...t.






93 comments:

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  2. Yay! I'm first! What can I say about you Tifani? I've been really enjoying getting to know you more and more via DSD & FB. While I adore DSD, I find that I am learning more about my wonderful Diva friends via FB. Status updates, pictures of everyone's most adorable children, and seeing just plainly what wonderful people I've surrounded myself w. You are definitely one of them! I totally need to talk to you about a minnie mouse inspired twirly dress for Olivia, I keep forgetting to tell you how much we need one of those suckers! Ha!

    Yeah...your lovely. I'm happy I am getting to know you more. :)

    This is Sarah (srhumpherys)

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  3. I love the name of your blog! What an awesome giveaway, your taste in fabrics is fantastic!! <3

    Sarah (from DSD)

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  4. So happy to see you up and running T! I know this will be a great venture for you! You (and B) have done a great job on the site! I might just need to hire you to spiff mine up! :)

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  5. Great looking site. And of course you are awesome and I will be following I love it when Disboutiquers blog.

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  6. Of course, you are awesome and your blog looks great!

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  7. I LOVE the title graphic! Your blog is great!

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  8. HEE HEE HEE! You are so totally awesome! LOL!

    Jamie

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  9. Hmm...Awesome?....OF COURSE YOU ARE AWESOME!

    Nini

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  10. I love it, T! I've always loved the way you write and now I have a special place that's "All T, all the time"! I love the giveaway! What a great way to start off with a bang!

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  11. T, your blog looks FABULOUS!!! I love the pretty colors and your logo is adorable! Of course I think you are awesome, and now everyone else will know it too! :-)

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  12. Looking forward to reading more from your blog! You are headed to my favorites list!

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  13. Hey there!!! Let's see, what can I say? I first "met" you on the DISboutique boards. Where I have met some of the most wonderful ladies!! I knew NOTHING about sewing and you all helped me along and turned me into the pattern and fabric hoarding mess I am am today. Can't wait to read more!!!!

    Shanna

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  14. Your blog looks great!! I skirted over here from the Disboards. I love reading what all my "friends" are up to. Maybe I should start a blog too. Yeah right. Keep up the great posts. I'll be following. Princesskayla

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  15. Woohoo! What a way to start out T! I know you have wanted all of this for a long time -- CONGRATS!!!

    You are definitely AWESOME!

    Amy (tadamom)

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  16. Wow - I enjoysed reading your first blog entry! You have a great writing style! It is very enjoyable to read. I will be looking forward to many more post!

    Lauri

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  17. Congrats on the launch of your blog! What a nice way to kick it off :) Awesome fabrics from an awesome mama :)

    Loree
    (from DSD)

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  18. I followed your link from the DIS. Great job and you still have my attention so I am waiting for more.
    Liz (babynala)

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  19. Oh goodness! That fabric is a MUST HAVE! So sweet of you to do a give away! (where's the 'dancing banana' man when you need him?!?
    CKELLY

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  20. You are super awesome! I love the way you coordinated the colours of your giveaway with the colours of your blog!
    Ann (grannyanny at DSD)

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  21. I came over from DIS. You are awesome! Those fabrics are so pretty!

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  22. Wow, you are so Awesome........in fact you are so awesome I don't even know you and I think you are amazing!!! (coming over from the Dis)

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  23. Whoa generous of you! Going to fan you on FB too- cool blog!

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  24. Ohh la la - another blog to follow... yay! - I'm so excited to see what you come up with - and wish you luck keeping up with your posts -

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  25. Your new blog looks GREAT! I love the color scheme and I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you are making and thanks for the chance to win some awesome FQ & the best of Carla C!

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  26. Ok, I am a dis lurker but think you are AWESOME. Someday I will be as versatile a sewer as you ladies. Maybe a new pattern to get me started. :)
    Rebekah

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  27. You're so awesome ;) Welcome to the blog world!!

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  28. Look at you will all these comments! Popular lady you are. hehe You did a great job setting up the blog.

    Totally stalkin you now. Don't you just love the followers... hahaha

    Kelly

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  29. You are so awesome!! Love the blog! Congrats are starting out with Etsy & your blog!!!

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  30. You are one awesome diva and I love to read your posts on diaper sewing divas. I wish I could sew like you do. I am working on it lol.
    Daphne
    daphne g 16 at hot mail dot com

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  31. Of course you're awesome! :) I love how you're always promoting your friends and the beautiful creations you make with their fabric and patterns! You're blog looks terrific - congrats! :)

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  32. You are totally awesome for starting out with such a beautiful giveaway! Cant wait to see what you have for us in your blog as you continue!

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  33. Awesome??? Awesome seamstress...awesome blogger, awesome Dis'er....so glad I get to see all of your awesome customs...and I am sure this is destined to be an awesome BLOG. Great giveaway!!

    Anita (Granna4679)

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  34. Awesomeness! Of course you have awesomeness! You are a Disboutiquer and aren't we all awesome!?

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  35. Awesome awesome, LOL! What fun!

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  36. Oh how fun! I just got started on DSD and havnt really gotten to know anybody yet.... Found your giveaway post though and followed it here. Very cute header! Love it!

    cristy_curuncha AT hotmail DOT com

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  37. Very pretty fabric. I am surprised to find out the patterns are available in paper! I am such a fan of scientific seamstress already. Hope blogging works out well for you!

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  38. How fun!! My YDD turns one on the 16th <3 You are so awesome for doing such a great giveaway! I found your blog through DSD.

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  39. Love the blog!! Your layout is perfect, and I love the colors! (I'm very partial to aqua--seriously, every room in my house would be aqua if left up to me!)

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  40. You ARE awesome, and so are those fabrics! I love Carla C patterns...I use her bowling shirt pattern all the time for my son!

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  41. You are AWESOME & have an awesome giceaway! Best of luck in your blogging!

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  42. Oh my goodness, you are EVER SO AWESOME! What a wonderful giveaway - I'm so glad to "meet" you! :)

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  43. Oh, yeah......you're awesome all right! :-)

    Dana

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  44. I also followed you over here from the Dis. You are awesome for giving away such beautiful fabric and patterns. I am new to sewing and look forward to more of your posts.

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  45. Love ya T! The blog looks great! You are the best and so fun to hang out with. Your kiddos are pretty great too!

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  46. Yeah! I "met" you on the Dis a couple of years ago, I haven't been on much lately the past 6 months but I love to see you branching out & encouraging others to get sewing! Great job with the site & I look forward to seeing what you bring to us next!!!

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  47. YOU are a hoot! I love the what was it Franken-pattern!? What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the heads up!

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  48. Your blog looks really cute!! What can I say...you're a totally creative, awesome, great Diva!!

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  49. Hey, I'm amenable to bribery! I loooove those fabrics. What a great choice!

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  50. What a fabulous giveaway!! How generous of you. You are AWESOME!!!

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  51. This looks great! And hey, bribery never hurt!

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  52. Your blog is great! You are awesome, and I love the bribe you've offered!!
    Sheila, from DSD

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  54. You ARE awesome! and what an exceptionally fun giveaway. I'll add you to my feed reads. :-) (this is suburb@nbelle from dsd)

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  55. You are awesome, your website is awesome, your family is awesome, your car is awesome, your clothes are awesome, your silverware is awesome and of course your refrigerator is awesome.

    Was that a good guess?
    :-)

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  56. Great start to your blog. I followed your link on Disbotiquers from Disboards. I keep thinking about starting a blog, but I was not sure where to start so maybe that could be a topic for you!

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  57. You have to be awesome, especially to be doing a giveaway of Sis Boom Fabrics and a Scientific Seamstress pattern....two of my very very fav things! So, you, yes you are awesome!! I will be following your blog:)

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  58. Well what an awesome way to announce your blog! Followed the link here from the Dis!

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  59. I look forward to learning more about you. You are awesome, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. You are awesome, the blog colors and layout are awesome and I love an awesome blog! OH, and you have awesome taste because those are some beautiful fabrics and patterns.

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  61. Tifani you are a super duper awesome, generous, wonderful diva with fantastic taste in fabric. Oh and did I say generous!

    Stacey (staceycanada dsd)

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  62. You are truly awesome! I am just getting into sewing and am learning ALOT on the Disboutiquer's thread on Disboards. I love the fabrics you have displayed on your thread! Wow! You are an inspiration to a beginner like me!! BreezyLaBree
    (aka Stacy)

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  63. To my awesome DIL: Wow, it's wonderful to see the fantastic logo I've admired forever where everyone can see it! Your blog looks professionally done; no surprise you did it yourself. Talent, talent, talent. Yes, love the colors. As a long-time sewer, I can tell you that Carla's patterns are fantastic, especially for beginners. So, everyone, dive in. Sewing is so rewarding. I'm glad there are lots of you out there to carry forward this wonderful craft. Good luck to all. Love from the awesome (lol) MIL...

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  64. What an adorable blog design...and generous giveaway!!! I look forward to seeing what you will post here. You and the other Disboutiquers have been SUCH a great inspiration to me!!! Now to get busy making my dreams reality for DD!!!!

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  65. Just want to say that you ROCK!!!!!! Now that I can finally leave my comment. I am coming over from the Dis and the posts you have made there , your work and your kindness is AMAZING!!!!!. I love the blog set up you have and I can not wait to read more.

    Thanks again, Disneymom1218.

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  66. You are so awesome that I decided to follow your blog!

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  67. You are so awesome! what a great giveaway!
    tanilovelol@gmail.com

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  68. Good Luck in everything you do! Your blog looks great!

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  69. Jumped over from DSD (daisydelay). Looks like an awesome start! Have fun!

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  70. Just popped over from DSD your blog is looking good! Great way to get started! Another great way is hop in on some blog hops. Come check out my blog and enter some of my giveaways sometimes! I am following you as I want to see what's going to happen!

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  71. Ohhh me me me :D and um...I thought you were going to tell me when the paper ones hit the shelves ;) I've been stalking that peasant top one.

    Amber Gordon (Pompoms)

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  72. I just love your strawberry logo :)
    Happy birthday Violet!

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  73. They just came out Amber and you can get them @
    http://www.fabritopia.com/scientific-seamstress-patterns.html

    They aren't up at Fairy Tale Frocks yet. At least not that I could see.

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  74. Good Luck on your blog T. I think it looks really cute! I've never seen sis boom fabric so I will be crossing my fingers to win!!!

    And as far as how awesome you are.... you are only awesome because you know my cousin and I. *wink* Love ya lots!!

    Can't wait to see all the cutesy things you discuss. I'm adding this to my bookmark bar!

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  75. Colleen (mom2katncole)July 2, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Beautiful blog, beautiful fabrics, awesome you! Have fun blogging - I'll be checking back (when I can pry myself away from DSD.....)

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  76. What a great looking blog! You are so sweet, and what a nice giveaway!! (I'm going to be selling the paper ones at my shop when I get it open in a few weeks--really, I hope it's just a few weeks!)
    --Cathy (luvmy3sons)

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  77. Aww, yes........ awesome indeed!! Traceyky from dsd ;-)

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  78. Found you via facebook-love your blog and your giveaway!

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  79. I heard about your blog from a friend, then found ya from Scientific Seamstress on Facebook... I am new to following blogs and to sewing, and I am looking forward to learning and hearing about your experiences with sewing. I will definitely be back again!

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  80. You are awesome! ;) The blog looks great, I can't wait to see more.
    Rebecca (jjhawke)

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  81. Congrats on your new blog. I love the name and you are so awesome! (amy71219 @ dsd)

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  82. I am from DSD and just wanted to check out your blog because your sewing is so amazing (:

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  83. Dude, T. Seriously. Anyone who CDs while camping has the awesome stamp in my book. ESPECIALLY if it's festival camping. Absolutely heroic. BTW, I'm mamilinda from DSD.

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  84. Very nice blog!! And what a sweet giveaway. :) Sheri (turtlemama77 on DSD)

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  85. I can't believe it's almost Violet's first birthday! What a great blog and a fabulous giveaway. (fish6mom from DSD)

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  86. What a great blog! Congrats to you and Happy Birthday to Miss Violet!

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  87. I am so excited about your new blog!!! You TOTALLY ROCK!!! and what an AWESOME giveaway! Love ya girl and can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
    Mindy

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  88. Your blog looks wonderful. I can't wait to read more. And a very happy birthday to Violet!
    Malissa (DSD)

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  89. You are SUPER-cala-fragalistic-expialidoshus, with cherries on top.
    Monique (OrganicMom on DSD)

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  90. Deb (bdkscrap DSD)July 10, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    I love how you made your blog. Very talented writer. Easy to navigate and read! :)

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