Sew Priddy’s 1000 Fan GIVEAWAY is here!!

We can’t believe how fast we made it to 1,000 fans! We essentially kicked off this business six short months ago, and we have never been happier. We are thankful every day for our wonderful fans, and we are excited to give back! SincSew Priddy Custome my favorite number is 2, we will give away TWO custom dress spots, and since 8 is Jennifer’s favorite number, we will give everyone 8 ways to get extra entries. Also, in the coming weeks, we will crack open our t-shirt vault and list several shirts onto our facebook page at www.facebook.com/sewpriddy.  We have hundreds and hundreds of adorable tees, so we are excited to crack open the vault again soon. We will do the vault portion a little different this time, so please stay tuned for details.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
Comment on this blog below and include your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress. That’s it, and you are entered.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: (Note: these are all completely optional and not required to enter and win the giveaway)

 FB share
+1 extra entry for sharing our giveaway announcement listed on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy with your friends
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SewPriddyTweets
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sewpriddy/
 
+1 extra entry for following this blog at https://sewpriddy.wordpress.com/
 FB like
+1 extra entry for “liking” us directly on our www.sewpriddy.com page (click “like” near the top right of our home page). Note liking us here is separate from liking our FB page.
 Sew Priddy mailing list
+1 extra entry for subscribing to our mailing list on www.sewpriddy.com (form is on the right-hand side if you scroll down below the categories)
+1 extra entry if you tag Sew Priddy in a Facebook post this week
+1 extra entry if you Tweet about Sew Priddy this week

IMPORTANT: Once you have completed any of the above actions for your extra entries, please comment again below on this blog with your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress and let us know which extra action was completed. (Many fans completed these actions for the 500 fan giveaway, so if you are already a follower, you can comment that below that you did it). You can have 9 comments below in total. 🙂

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below, so every extra entry increases your chances to win a FREE custom dress by Sew Priddy. Winners will be announced Sunday July 15th at 9pm CST.

CRACKING OPEN THE T-SHIRT VAULT:
We will be creating a special photo album on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy that will list several of our t-shirts we have stashed away in our t-shirt vault (this album will be posted in the coming weeks). Details to follow soon.

Legal mumbo jumbo required to comply with Facebook’s terms and conditions: Please note this giveaway is being held by Sew Priddy and is in no way sponsored or endorsed or associated by the company Facebook.com or any other company. By entering the contest you release the company Facebook from any liability regarding this giveaway. When you leave your information below, you are providing that information to Sew Priddy and not to Facebook. Sew Priddy will not sell or give out this information. This information will only be used to contact the winners of the giveaway. Completing any optional extra actions for additional entries is voluntary; you are under no obligation to provide any Facebook content, “like,” or other action through Facebook in order to enter and win this giveaway.

We wish you all good luck, and thanks so much again for being our fan!

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Supermoon and Cupcakes

I hope everyone had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! We got our Mexican food fix a day early, and Victoria enjoyed her flan on the 4th.  For Cinco de Mayo we hit up a local cupcakery called Sugar Queen in hopes they may be serving something special (and sweet and spicy) for Cinco de Mayo. I am not big on sweets personally and every time I eat something sweet I have to eat something not sweet after it – I call it my “sweet kill.”  So if I know I am ordering dessert at a restaurant, I save off some bread or other savory item to kill that sweet taste. However, I do love a great cake or cupcake, and I love to promote local businesses that serve delicious treats! I look forward to sharing a couple others soon too.

Pancake and Eggs Cupcake from Sugar QueenI digress. At Sugar Queen on Saturday, to our delight we discovered their new “pancake and eggs” cupcake. It was a rich maple flavored cake with candied bacon inside, topped with maple icing, a piece of candied bacon and a gummy egg. It really tasted like a cupcake form of a sweet maple pancake with bacon. I highly recommend it! Sugar Queen said they will be offering them on Saturdays. When we got home of course we had to have a cupcake photoshoot. 🙂  Victoria highly recommends this flavor of cupcake as well. When the pancake and eggs cupcake was gone, we tried to give her some of a different flavor, but she scrunched up her face and exclaimed “other cake…other CUPcake!”

VIP Cinco De Mayo 2011We didn’t get any new photos of VIP on Cinco de Mayo this year, so we will share this one from last year for those that haven’t seen it. It still makes me smile. She looks so different now, though. It is amazing how much little ones change in just a year (she still LOVES maracas, though).

Victoria is fascinated with the moon. We ended our evening looking up at the supermoon. It was so big and bright and beautiful. We were all in awe.

Well, the serger is calling to me. I best get back to cutting and sewing. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and we wish you a wonderful week!

Sew Priddy’s 500 Fan GIVEAWAY is here!!

We are so grateful for all of our wonderful fans, and we are excited to give back! I’ve been thinking about it all night, and I decided that sincSew Priddy Custome my favorite number is 2, that we should give away TWO custom dress spots, and since 8 is Jennifer’s favorite number, we should give everyone 8 ways to get extra entries. Also, this weekend we will crack open our t-shirt vault and list several shirts onto our facebook page at www.facebook.com/sewpriddy.

HOW TO ENTER:
Comment on this blog below and include your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress. That’s it, and you are entered.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: (Note: these are all completely optional and not required to enter and win the giveaway)

 FB share
+1 extra entry for sharing our giveaway announcement listed on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy with your friends
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SewPriddyTweets
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sewpriddy/
 
+1 extra entry for following this blog at https://sewpriddy.wordpress.com/
 FB like
+1 extra entry for “liking” us directly on our www.sewpriddy.com page (click “like” near the top right of our home page). Note liking us here is separate from liking our FB page.
 Sew Priddy mailing list
+1 extra entry for subscribing to our mailing list on www.sewpriddy.com (form is on the right-hand side if you scroll down below the categories)
+1 extra entry if you tag Sew Priddy in a Facebook post this week
+1 extra entry if you Tweet about Sew Priddy this week

IMPORTANT: Once you have completed any of the above actions for your extra entries, please comment again below on this blog with your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress and let us know which extra action was completed. You can have 9 comments below in total. 🙂

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below, so every extra entry increases your chances to win a FREE custom dress by Sew Priddy. Winners will be announced May 2nd at 7pm CST.

CRACKING OPEN THE T-SHIRT VAULT:
We will be creating a special photo album on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy that will list several of our t-shirts we have stashed away in our t-shirt vault (this album will be posted this weekend). We will make a custom creation at a discount for all listings in this special folder. If you would like a dress or skirt made with one of the shirts listed, please comment under the photo with your email, size, and note dress or skirt. We will randomly select the winner for each shirt and email you the link to checkout on May 2nd.

Legal mumbo jumbo required to comply with Facebook’s terms and conditions: Please note this giveaway is being held by Sew Priddy and is in no way sponsored or endorsed or associated by the company Facebook.com or any other company. By entering the contest you release the company Facebook from any liability regarding this giveaway. When you leave your information below, you are providing that information to Sew Priddy and not to Facebook. Sew Priddy will not sell or give out this information. This information will only be used to contact the winners of the giveaway. Completing any optional extra actions for additional entries is voluntary; you are under no obligation to provide any Facebook content, “like,” or other action through Facebook in order to enter and win this giveaway.

We wish you all good luck, and thanks so much again for being our fan!

Shark Bride

What better to commemorate our daughter turning 22 months old today than a blog entry including sharks, brides, and a Cadbury bunny tryout!?

Our little one’s name is Victoria Ireland and we often call her V.I.P. (as those are her initials), and she is indeed our little V.I.P.  Being the silly family that we are, we started a tradition last year of having her do a Cadbury bunny tryout.  Here is her 8 second video from this year:

Video:

It is amazing how much she has changed since last year:    

She loves animals and makes sounds for every animal we could think of a sound for…and for the animals that don’t have sounds (like a shark), we often substitute a song.  Hence, the other day we were at dinner with my grandparents and brother and sister and my brother said, “Is Victoria singing the Jaws theme song!?”  I had to reply, “yes.” Funny things like this may make people wonder how we spend our days with her… Well, her favorite things to play with right now are these finger puppets.

V.I.P.'s finger puppets

Her most revered puppet, you guessed it, the shark! V.I.P.’s preferred game is for us to put the shark on our finger, sing the Jaws Shark Bride Puppetstheme song, and try to catch her. When we eventually get to her, we are supposed to say, “shark attack!”  She then proceeds to hunch down with the shark on her finger and sneak up to you for a “shark attack” and she laughs and laughs.  Her second favorite puppet is the bride whose song is “Here Comes the Bride.”  So needless-to-say, I prefer chasing her around with the shark. Ha ha! We do of course have songs for most of the other puppets too.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend.

The tutorial about a fun, creative way to give cash that has always been a crowd pleaser will be coming soon as promised. 🙂

Lucky Green Dip

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In addition to fashion, we love to celebrate every holiday with food, of course! Our whole household is wearing our green clothes, and we stopped by Sprinkles and got our traditional Green Velvet cupcake and Baileys Irish Cream cupcake. Yummy!

Growing up, we used to go down to the lake to visit my grandparents on all major holidays. It was always such a wonderful time. We would wake up to the smell of my Grandma Peggy frying bacon and my Grandpa Joe making pancakes from scratch. We loved to sit there on the tall bar stools and watch them cook away. As Grandpa Joe cracked the eggs with brown shells into the batter, he would always joke and tell us they were “rooster eggs.” Great times!  One of many culinary highlights of our times down at the lake was “Green Dip!” My aunt would typically bring it, and we would scarf it down the moment she walked in the door.  We hope you love it too!

Lucky Green Dip aka Parsley Perfection
Lucky Green Dip aka Parsley Perfection courtest of SewPriddy.com

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 green onions
  • Tabasco to taste (typically 10 shakes or so)
  • 2 Tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed). (We typically use the minced garlic in the jar and use the conversion on the jar).
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • A dash of pepper (we typically use ½ teaspoon)
    Mix all of the above ingredients in a blender.
  • Then add in ¾ cups of pure vegetable oil into the blender and use the puree/mix setting until it is well blended.
    Taste after it is all blended and add any additional Tabasco/pepper to taste.
    Chill in refrigerator for a few hours until thick.
    Enjoy with chips and/or veggies!

Stay tuned for more stories and recipes from our times at the lake. We at www.SewPriddy.com wish you lots of luck today and throughout the year!

Cheers!

I’m a Sew-vivor!

We are always up for a challenge. We have faced many, and we welcome new ones daily.

Hence, we are entering our Fight Like a Girl upcycled dress into the Sew-Vivor Challenge by Family Ever After.

The top 10 will be announced March 7, 2012.

Wish us luck!

Sew Priddy Fight Like A Girl 7/8

Sew Priddy -- Fight Like A Girl

The Entry: We can’t think of a more fitting entry.  As a symbol of female strength and empowerment, Wonder Woman perfectly symbolizes the fighting spirit each cancer survivor embodies. This Fight Like a Girl Dress has light ruching under the collar for some extra girly flair. Help create awareness with this custom piece and wear it proudly.

The Background:

We are excited to be part of a charity auction benefiting Ashley of Lil Blue Boo. I can’t say enough good things about Ashley – she’s inspiring and her blogs and clothing are amazing. Ashley reminds us to “Choose Joy” no matter what we are battling in life. One of her most moving blog entries is this one, but I warn you, you may need a box of tissues: Rite of Passage Video. Ashley has put a smile on our faces and our daughter’s face and changes people’s lives for the better daily, and we hope to return the favor. Please be sure to check out the details of the auction at http://evystree.com/blog/?p=1656. We will have this dress listed, as well as two others, and 200+ other vendors will be displaying amazing work.

Don’t miss it starting February 27, 2012 at 11 pm EST/ 8 pm PST. It will run until February 29, 2012. The auction will be at www.hyenacart.com/stores/teamashley

Sew-Vivor: We are confident we are up to the challenges if we are chosen. Our entry embodies three of the challenges in one: an upcycle, for charity, and with pleats! The competition is very stiff, and it is exciting just to be a part of it. Check out http://www.familyeverafterblog.com/ for interesting blog entries, contests, and giveaways.

My Love Affair …

Recently, I began a love affair.  I lie in bed at night and look over to the left, and I can’t help but smile.

Sew Priddy Fabric

Sew Priddy Fabric

Ah yes, a love affair with fabric! I think it is safe to say that I am officially a fabricaholic. Just looking at it sitting there is so inspiring.

It is funny where we end up finding inspiration.

I’m such a lucky girl with so much love in all areas of my life. I hope all of my readers’ lives are filled with so much love too on this Valentine’s Day!

I’ll keep this entry short and simply wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and inspiration!