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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fabric Weekend Wrap Up and Group Giveaway !


Giveaway prizes, rules & entry:

One GRAND PRIZE winner!

Brother 1034D serger! (donated by

Four lucky winners will receive $150 in prizes!

$50 to

$50 to

$50 for a class at

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Contest Rules:
Giveaway open internationally to contestants 18 years or older. Contestants must enter their email address to be added to the and email newsletters to win. All prizes are awarded in the form of gift certificates. Winners responsible for paying shipping. Gift certificate value of serger is $210. Contest open from June 11, 2013 through June 20, 2013 EST. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of winning. Winners have 48 hours to claim their reward. New winners will be chosen if prizes are unclaimed. Winners will be emailed their rewards within 7 days of claiming their prize.

ONE ENTRY per person. This contest is being held on multiple blogs. Please enter only once. You will be counted only once.

My Fabric Weekend Day One

So last weekend I drove down to my old neighborhood to spend the weekend shopping for fabric, didning, and getting to know about 20 sewing bloggers. We all stayed at The Omni Hotel, which was pretty darn swank, with berry and melon infused ice water in the lobby. Swoon.
It was fun to pretend to be a tourist with my new friends and we had so much fun. Seriously.
I was a little nervous as I had arranged most of the eating spots and a tour at FIDM. I was hoping everything would go smoothly.
We had a little meet & great out on the Courtyard of FIDM. Bev and Andrea had made some cute little name tags for us to wear and we introduced ourselves, our blogs, and showed off whatever handmade garments we had worn that way. Show & tell for bloggers!
Here is a funny picture of some of us at FIDM Instagramming away. So funny! yes, we really are glued to our smartphones. But we did plenty of socializing too.
Jen from i candy handmade, Bev from Flamingo Toes, Melissa from I Still Love You, Miriam from Mad Mim, and Leanne from Elle Apparel.
Photo courtesy of Jess from the Sewing rabbitt
Bev, Jess from Me Sew Crazy, and Andrea of Train To Crazy. 
These ladies are the best! I was so glad to meet them after knowing them online for a long time. It's a funny feeling meeting someone whose blog you've read a long time. You feel like you know them already.

 After our FIDM tour, we were met by Larry, the owner of Micheal Levine Fabrics known online as, and Regina, who is in charge of the website and online presence. These two were so nice, welcoming, and generous ! You can tell that although it's a huge store with a fashion fabric shop, a home decor shop across the street, and a by the pound shop upstairs, that it's a family run business and the care they take towards it's operation really shows. They gave us a personal tour of their vast fabric warehouses, a nice lunch and some goody bags and were on hand to answer all of our questions while we shopped. I could get used to that treatment!
 I was able to spend hours in the shop talking with new friends and checking out everyone's fabric choices. I usually have kids with me when I go down here and NEVER get to just 'hang out.' What fabric did I buy? Lots! I did get another couple yards of some beautiful Liberty fabric with a  Peacock print. I'm hooked on Liberty now.
Larry describing his world wide shopping expeditions.WHAT A GREAT JOB. Traveling the world finding amazing fabrics to sell? Sign me up.
Regina from Micheal Levine fabrics and their website.. The hostess with the mostest.
 Gift bags and goodies galore! What a fun day! 
Time to shop!
 Photo by Marigold of the Hideous Dreadful Stinky blog.

We spent the rest of the day shopping the garment district and adding to our fabric hoards! 

That night we went to Olvera Street and had some good Mexican food. We stayed up late talking and the next morning we headed out to Mood Fabrics in Hollywood to do yes , you guessed it, more shopping!

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  1. I had so much fun reading about all the activities. I read many of the blogs and couldn't remember if I entered already or not, so sorry if I did.


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