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Friday, July 22, 2011

Share the Love Giveaway!

Thank you to all who participated. The winner is Miriam!

I've hit 500 Facebook fans and I'm thrilled! Make new fans equal money for you to spend! For every single new fan I receive over 500, I will add $1 to the gift certificate value one lucky entrant will receive. Here’s how to enter:

Tell your friends

Share my Facebook Page

Favorite my items on Etsy

Add my Etsy shop to your favorites

Pin my Etsy shop and items through Pintrest

Tweet about my Etsy shop and items

Like my Etsy shop and items

Write about my Etsy shop on your own blog

The more things you do the more fans I will (hopefully) get. Comment below or write on my Facebook wall to let me know you have been telling your friends and what you intend to get with your certificate to be entered. I will draw the winner randomly at 11:59 pm EST Monday, 25 July 2011. This contest is in no way associated with or the responsibility of Facebook, Etsy, Pintrest or Twitter. Any and all questions and concerns should be directed to Amanda at
Don’t forget to check out my blog post about The Beads of Courage Bag Project, there’s a free tutorial!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beads of Courage Bead Bag

One of the first developmental milestones any parent looks forward to is that first smile. Many of us beg for it by making goofy faces or noises, singing songs, reading books, giving endless kisses and hugs. In that moment, when their lips begin to crease upward, we feel recognized, validated and loved. Those feelings continuously resurface throughout parenthood as our children grow. Whether it is us making them smile or even an outsider, it brings us joy to know that our children are happy enough to smile.
Recently, my design endeavors brought me into contact with a very kind and wonderful woman. I uncovered her story and felt moved to take up her cause. My children are my life, without them I would flounder like a fish out of water. Their sadness, tears and struggles are my sadness, tears and struggles. I feel their pain very deeply just as I feel their joy within my own heart.
To me, it is important to share smiles not only when times are good, but even more so, when pain and struggles are at their greatest. This is why I decided to sew bead bags for Beads of Courage. This local organization provides innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. They bring smiles for children and their families when they need them most.
I am hoping that my tutorial will enable more people to create bead bags for this organization and, quite possibly, raise awareness of the need for more smiles, support and encouragement as these children fight the battle for their life against serious illness.

Bead Bag Tutorial by Tenderfeet Stitches

The hat in the photograph was made by Because of Leah

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Charlotte-Rose Princess Dress Release Party

This contest is closed!
If you won please contact Amanda TenderfeetStitches@gmail.c​om
The winners are:
Trims and Things MICHELINE!!!
EmmilluArt $15 gift certificate CHRISTINA LADIEU!!!
Becasue of Leah $20 gift certificate HOMESCHOOLMOMOFSIX!!!
Tenderfeet Stiches Bubble Dress DIY/SIY Kit AMBER WIRTH!!!
Tenderfeet Stitches $25 gift certificate MEPLUS3!!!

if you do not contact me within 48 hours the prizes will be passed along. Thank you everyone for entering and congrats!

The long awaited and eagerly anticipated (at least by me) Charlotte-Rose Princess Dress is LIVE and up for sale in my Etsy shop! To celebrate with probably a little bit too much fanfare, I’m giving some stuff away for FREE!

What’s up for grabs?
Goody bag full of vintage and older stock trims and lace from Legacy in Linens
$15 gift certificate to EmmilluArt
$20 gift certificate to Because of Leah
A DIY Sew it Yourself Pink and Yellow Bubble Halter Kit from Tenderfeet Stitches
$25 gift certificate to Tenderfeet Stitches

Here’s how to enter:

1) Go to each Etsy shop (links above by each prize) and hit the Tweet and/or the Facebook Like buttons, then come back here or go to my facebook wall and tell me which ones you hit. One entry for each and every hit; that’s as many as 8 entries!

2) Go to EmmilluArt, Because of Leah and Tenderfeet Stitches on Facebook and “Like” their pages. Each like gets you an entry. You may either come back here and tell me which ones you liked or simply post it on my facebook wall. That’s as many as 3 entries.

This contest will end on July 20, 2011. This contest is in no way associated with or the responsibility of Facebook, Etsy or Twitter. Any and all questions and concerns should be directed to Amanda at