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Japanese Charm Swap Round 2

February 26, 2014

Round 1 of the Sukie’s Japanese Charm swap went really well!  There’s a couple things that was lame so I’m tweaking the rules a little SO PLEASE READ!!!

If you haven’t been in a charm swap before – PLEASE READ over the rules!!!

If you have been in a charm swap before – PLEASE READ over the rules!!!!

  1. There will be only 56 slots available aka openings ~ (I’ve opened the swap early to the folks that were on the waiting list for last round.)
  2. You must be on Flickr (you don’t have to be super active, just have an account).
  3. Join the Flickr Group – it’s there that you can post your fabric selection and ensure that we won’t have doubles.
  4. Quilt shop quality fabric only.  Now I’ve arranged a great shop for you to buy at with a great discount (more info below!)
  5. Purchase 1 yard of Japanese fabric and cut them into (56) charms.  Oh Fransson! has a great tutorial here. Please try to avoid large prints.  When in doubt post to the group for confirmation.
  6. You will send 56 charms – addy will be provided in a confirmation email.
  7. Postage is $6.00 for US and $20.00 for international (this could change depending on location)
  8. US Swappers must ship by


Don’t worry about shopping around – you should hit up Bunny Designs on Etsy.  She’s got a great selection of Japanese fabric and is also providing a 20% off discount code for shoppers.  Please use code: SUKIEDONTYAKNOW expires 3.5.14 at midnight.



Ang will ship your fabric to my house – she and the crew will even cut it into charms for you.  If you are ordering more – PLEASE separate it into 2 orders and put in the notes that Sukie’s Japanese Charm swap for the yard that needs to ship to my addy.

Bunny Designs is also giving folks an awesome coupon code for a future purchases that I’ll be including in each swap envelope.

****The discount will not apply to “CLEARANCE” fabric**** You can purchase it for yourself but not for the swap.*****

You still have to paypal me the postage.

To sign up – please click on the live form below:




URHere Swap

September 9, 2013

I know! I know! I’m always coming up with another swap or another.  I promise this one’s a fun one!  Go ck out the details on Flickr

New Swap Group



Purse Palooza 2012, Swaps

Purse Palooza 2012

June 4, 2012

Well I finished my mini NY Beauty Swap. . what do you think??

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Next project. . Purse Palooza 2012 baby!

Sew Sweetness
What’s Purse Palooza 2012? Here’s the details:

1. Every weekday in June, there will be 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!

2. Even more exciting…THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEKDAY IN JUNE! That’s right, 20 GIVEAWAYS! Your Giveaway Fairy Godmother is Kim from My Go-Go Life – she has some unbelievable giveaways planned!

3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show off your purse in order to win some amazing prizes!

Pretty simple right?

I’m starting on a pattern that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. It’s by Amy Butler’s Sophia Carry All:

Purse Palooza 2012

Pattern Review Schedule:

June 4 – Sara @ Sewsweetness (tutorial: bag interfacing)
Kim @ My Go-Go Life (Urban Jungle Bag)
June 5 – Meg @ Fashioned by Meg (Anna Maria Horner Art Student Tote)
Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews (Posie Rosie Little Things Jane Market Bag)
June 6 – Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie (Oliver + S Day in the Park Backpack)
Colleen @ The Busy Bean (something from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches book)
June 7 – Bree @ My Crafty Crap (Jenna Lou Designs Mabel Bag)
Ayumi @ Pink Penguin (Signature Bag from Kumiko Fujita)
June 8 – Tamiko @ Patchwork Notes (Hexagon Patchwork Bag from Playful Patchwork)
Jessica @ A Little Gray (Pat Bravo Verona Bag)
June 11 – Jessica @ Sew Crafty Jess (Amy Butler Spice Market Tote)
Amy @ amylouwho? (V. and Co. Favorite Bag)
June 12 – Sara @ The Pretty Pickle (Charlie’s Aunt Casablanca Clutch)
Lindsey @ LRStitched (Noodlehead Envelope Clutch)
June 13 – Erin @ 2 More Seconds (Keyka Lou Bucket Bag)
Caroline @ Sew Can She (V. and Co. Carry All Tote)
June 14 – Ali @ a squared w (bag from I Like Orange Too)
Rachael @ Imagine Gnats (Jen Giddens Pocket Tote)
June 15 – Holly @ Bijou Lovely (Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag)
Katie @ There and Back (Sweet Pea Pocket Purse)
June 18 – Monique @ Sew Fun by Monique (Millie’s Market Tote from Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli)
Katie @ Swim, Bike, Quilt! (Green Bee Scoop Tote)
June 19 – Jennie @ Clover and Violet (Lunch Bag from Pink Penguin)
Joanna @ Shape Moth (Emmaline Bag)
June 20 – Jen @ Bettycrockerass (While Baby Naps Metal Clutch)
Krista @ The Spotted Stone (The Sometimes Crafter Amanda’s Knitting Bag)
June 21 – Katy @ The Littlest Thistle (Noodlehead 2-4-1 Tote)
Terri @ Sew-Fantastic (In Color Order Lined Drawstring Bag)
June 22 – Elizabeth @ Don’t Call Me Betsy (Amy Butler Weekender Bag)
Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs (bag from the Bag Making Bible)
June 25 – Amy @ Sukie Don’t You Know Who I Am? (Amy Butler Sophia Bag)
Heather @ {House} of a la Mode (Retro Mama Granny Bag)
June 26 – Julianna @ Jednoiglec (Charlie’s Aunt Kitchen Garden Bag)
Jeni @ In Color Order (Bari J. State Street Tote)
June 27 – Kerry @ Very Kerry Berry (bag from Suzuko Koseki)
Michelle @ I Like Orange Too (Left Bank Granny Bag)
June 28 – Kay Whitt @ Sew Serendipity Studio (tutorial: adjustable strap with metal slider)
Amy Barickman @ Indygo Junction (tutorial: installing grommets/magnetic snaps)
June 29 – Melissa @ Bittersweet Designs (Bella Nonna Boutique Shoulder Bag)

Contest Rules
1. Check out all the purse pattern reviews throughout the month and get inspired to sew up a purse of your own!

2. Join the Purse Palooza 2012 Flickr Group.

3. Link up your completed purse to the Flickr Group BETWEEN JUNE 4th and JULY 11th. Your purse must be created and photographed between those dates; purses made prior to June 4, 2012 will be disqualified. The purse may be of your own design, or made from a sewing pattern.

4. You may link up to 2 views of the same purse. More than 2 photos of the same purse will be removed from the group.

5. There is no limit to how many purses you may enter, as long as they were made between June 4th and July 11th, 2012.

The Prizes
First off, there will be a team of lovely judges that will choose 1st through 6th place. ALSO, 3 randomly chosen winners will be picked out of EVERYONE who completes a bag! Some great chances to win!!

1st Prize

* $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

* 3-pack of books from Martingale Publishing
* $50 gift certificate to Zipit
* $70 Pellon gift pack
* fat quarter bundle and sewing pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics

2nd Prize

* fat quarter bundle and sewing pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics
* 3-pack of books from Martingale Publishing
* fabric bundle from Sew Fresh Fabrics
* $30 gift certificate to Spoonflower

3rd Prize

* fat quarter bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics
* 2-pack of books from Lark Crafts Publishing
* $20 gift certificate to The Quilted Castle

4th Prize

* fat quarter bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics

3 Randomly Chosen Winners
Pink Chalk Fabrics
$20 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics


The Sponsors
Thank you to all of the lovely and extremely generous sponsors!
Art Gallery Fabrics // Artsy Crafty Babe // Noodlehead // Izzy and Ivy // Serendipity Studio // Martingale & Co. Publishing // Betz White // Sis Boom // Atkinson Designs // Mommy’s Thimble // Lila Tueller // Sew Fresh Fabrics // Bari J. // C&T Publishing // Keyka Lou // Clover and Violet // Indygo Junction // Marie-Madeline Studio // Pellon // Pink Chalk Fabrics // Lark Crafts Publishing // The Quilted Castle // Fat Quarter Shop // Craft Apple // iThinkSew // Emmaline Bags // Bag Purse Frames // Zipit // Oliver + S // Ellen Medlock Studio // Charlie’s Aunt Patterns // Spoonflower

Get to your favorite online/local quilt shop and pick a pattern and follow along!

Sew Sweetness
New York Beauty QAL, Swaps

NYB Swap progress

June 1, 2012

I’ve been really chugging away at my NY Beauty mini/pillow swap (when I mean mini/pillow, I’m thinking of making it into both and letting my secret partner decide what she wants to do with it). Remember the NY Beauty sewalong. . .I thought it might be fun to organize a small group swap among some of the gals I know. Plus, I was thinking I wouldn’t do anything with my blocks that I made with my tutorial so why not put it in something. That soon changed because I really liked how it turned out and I thought I should actually put it in a quilt or something. (Waffling due to sewing curves is a biotch!)


So if you’re following me on the Instagram (user name sukie80) twitter, or facebook – then you’ve might have seen my progress pictures:

NY block#1
(May 27th First block – Pink Block#7)

NY block# 2
(May 28th Second block – Blue Block#8)

NY block#3
(May 29th Third Block – Green Block#1)

(May 30th Fourth Block – Orange Block#9)

I finished all the blocks pretty late but I had to sew them all together and then since the 3 colors that recur in each block is yellow, white, and grey – I thought I would add those as borders.
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I needed to add another grey border, but had to force myself to go to bed!

I’m racking my brain on how to quilt it. . . . . I’ll keep ya’ll posted!

Oh but the best part. . I happened to receive my pillow from my secret partner, Melissa!  It’s super gorgeous!

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THANKS MELISSA!!! The extras and the card was my totally my style.

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December 7, 2011

You know how you lose readers fast? Try not blogging for a while. . ha! Yeah I don’t mean to neglect my blog but it’s been a little crazy. I fully blame myself for the craziness.

You know how you go through life and you one day realize that you have a calling. . yeah I got struck in the head yesterday, while I was sending out my company’s rules for the “White Elephant Gift exchange.” One of the rules I dropped the word “swap” and felt deju vu. It seems like my calling is organizing people for swaps or gettogethers. Yeah, I think I come up with the idea and I just can’t wait there to act. That’s right I get my sick jollys from other people’s enjoyment in swaps. I’m sukie. . I’m sick.

On top of organizing swaps. . I’ve been really busy at my day job. . since it’s the end of the year and I have to make sure all the books are on the up n’ up.

I have one christmas gift that I have to get done so I can send it out. I just need to finish hand binding it. . .because I’m still not confident about machine binding. I’ll get pictures of that shortly. . promise!!!

Vintage items for #ssswap

Ah yes. . another swap that I started. . the Secret Santa Swap on Twitter. It’s been pretty awesome if you ask me. My partner’s really into the vintage things so I got her/him some vintage buttons and trim. I’m also pairing it with some vintage Pyrex. It’s going in the mail tomorrow. I love vintage things but I really never thought of vintage trim and buttons. I hope I nailed her/him down. . .