I’m speaking, we’ve got Pilgrims, and my huge way to say Thanks!

by Dana on November 9, 2012

Hello on a late Friday afternoon!
Hope your day has been great!  Snow started falling on our friends in Utah and here in TX we’re raking leaves in our bare feet.  Fall is funny, and beautiful, and a nice break after the Halloween hoopla (photos via Instagram @danamadeit).

Okay, a few things to share…

• Are you going to the Alt Summit in January?  Guess what?  I’m speaking!…on the topic of “Blog to Book”.  I hope we cross bloggy paths!  Check out the current speaker list here (more speakers still to be announced)

• If you are going to Alt and want a shot at teaching a Design Camp class, enter the Kollabora Challenge.  You have until 11/15.

• Someone mentioned the other day…”Don’t you have a tutorial for Pilgrim costumes on MADE?”  Yes! I do! (just never got the tutorial button up).  I’ve also got a couple other fall crafts, plus a new one I’m working on this weekend.

Click the buttons for details:

• Craving Soup?  Check out Delia’s Soup of the Day series.  I’m sharing one next week.

• And finally….As a way to say THANK YOU to you guys for stopping by, next week I’m hosting a huge Give THANKS Away.  I’ve got a big line-up of free stuff for you!  And it’s easy.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  No tricks, no extra entries, just stop by throughout the week, next week, and throw your name in the cornucopia.

Have a great weekend!

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1 Tiffany November 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I’m so glad you made it so easy to enter your giveaway! <3

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2 Jackie November 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Looking forward to what you have in store.

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3 Kathy November 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love easy give-a-ways!

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4 emily November 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Thank you for your wonderful blog. It brightens my day!

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5 Paloma November 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Love you leaf wands!.. and giveaways.. and you blog in general! Makes me feel thankful

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6 shantel November 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

i love easy giveaways :)

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7 carolina November 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Love your THANKS logo.

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8 Alison November 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Love all the ideas of fun stuff to do with the kids!

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9 Nellie Jane November 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Love your craft ideas and the possibility of winning. ;)

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10 debbie November 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I love the felt leaves, I have been trying to decide on how to decorate for Thanksgiving.

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11 Lindsay Wilkes - The Cottage Mama November 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Congratulations on speaking, Dana! So excited for Alt. I’ve never been before…….anything I should know?

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12 Heather November 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Go Dana GO! You are amazing! (and your giveaways are pretty great too)

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13 Theresa Ann November 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Can’t wait to see what your cook’n up!!

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14 Kailee November 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Yay for a giveaway! I love that photo of your kids in the harvest crowns.

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15 Terra November 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Yay! Thank you!

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16 Jenna H November 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I had a little pilgrim outfit when I was little. So cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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17 Max November 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Oh man cornucopia makes me think of the Hunger Games! We don’t have thanskgiving or cornucopias here so that’s immediately what i think of! lol

I’m excited though!

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18 Julie Johnson November 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm

You always make the cutest stuff!

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19 Katie Wyckoff November 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Consider me throwing my name in the cornucopia!! Thank you!

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20 Ariana November 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

What a sweet idea for the fall!

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21 Kari Smith November 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

I love your blog. You have such fun ideas and amazing pictures of your super cute kiddos! And hey a give-away that I don’t have to like a million sites to enter-I like that alot!!
Kari @ iowasmiths.blogspot.com

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22 Anna@ActiveFingers November 10, 2012 at 12:14 am

Love the felt leaves! Might have to make those for my classroom or concerts in the very near future :)

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23 Sarah K. November 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

Love the harvest crown! It just got coooold here – no bare feet to rake leaves in Seattle!

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24 Claire November 10, 2012 at 2:27 am

Great stuff Dana

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25 Rebecca November 10, 2012 at 2:46 am

I’m so happy to have found your site! i’ll be whipping up a batch of your darling kid pants this weekend, so i feel like i’ve already won. :) happy autumn.

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26 Karen Bing November 10, 2012 at 6:38 am

you always make the cutest things… I need to learn how to sew!

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27 Andrea November 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

Dana, you are a great woman..!!! And you have wonderful websites!!
I like to look everyday on your tutorials. You and your websites are great inspiration for me.

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28 Wendy H. November 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

I look forward to visiting your blog every day!

PS: Your kids are adorable, but I’m sure you already know that!

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29 Rachel November 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I love your felt leaves! My sister came over in September and we made a whole bunch together! They’ve been hanging in my living room ever since, but now I’m itching for Christmas decorations! I can’t wait to see how you decorate in December!

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30 Xandy November 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Thank you! Love your projects!

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31 Lisa K November 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

In this month of “thanks,” thank YOU for an always interesting & informative blog!

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32 Florence November 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

just THANK YOU for everything you share.

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33 Sarah Martina November 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I’m a paper crater who has recently fallen in love with all things fabric… And you are partly to blame for that. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiration with us! :)

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34 Ana Laila Moreno November 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I just found your blog and i absolutely love it!
i just wish i had a sewing machine :D
Thanks for the inspiration.

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35 Barb H November 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Thanks for the Give THANKS Away! I try to take the month of Nov. to make sure I choose one thing each day for which to be thankful, and I post it on Facebook. I hope I’m the winner of your Give THANKS Away; I love your sewing projects.

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36 Gabriela November 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Yeah! Thank you

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37 Aasta November 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Love the autumn felt leaves just gorgeous!

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38 tiffany underwood November 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I love Thanksgiving; it’s the best time of the year!

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39 Chelsea November 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I love the felt leaves!! I feel inspired, thx!

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40 Heather Butters November 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

So glad your coming to Utah!

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41 Stacey November 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Big “THANKS” to you. Love, Love, Love all your giveaways!

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42 kelli November 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Yay! Thanks for the giveaway. I’ll be tuning in all week.

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43 becca November 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

happy fall!

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44 Leigh Anne November 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Sweet! Looking forward to the giveaways. Your blog is one of my FAVES! And thanks for keeping the giveaways simple…..that makes me smile :)

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45 bdaiss November 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

I always love those little pilgrims. : )

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46 Tia November 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

Thanks, yay!

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47 Astrid - Netherlands November 11, 2012 at 3:11 am

THANK YOU! For all the inspirition, ideas and tips you share with us. It’s always a delight to read your blog.

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48 Sanne November 11, 2012 at 5:06 am

Love your work/blog and I really like to work with your tutorials! I’m still just a beginner in sewing but I really love it, also thanks to your blog. :)
And I also love easy give-aways! Thank you.

Sanne (Netherlands)

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49 Jennifer November 11, 2012 at 7:57 am

What cute pilgrim outfits! You have great ideas.

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50 Emily November 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

here’s my comment. :) Thanks, Dana!!

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51 Landen November 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

Cute little pilgrims! Thanks for the giveaway!

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52 Denise November 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Thank you for all you do! Love checking in with you Dana!

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53 Hannah Smith November 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I’m so excited about the giveaway! I’ll be on the lookout for all the great prizes! Thanks Dana!

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54 Jenny Sump November 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I love your blog! Excited about prizes!

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55 Ana Laila Moreno November 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I will be attempting to do those felt leaves this week, i’m so excited!!

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56 Delia November 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

Thanks for the shout out. I love how bright and cheerful your posts always are!

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57 Sophie Del. November 12, 2012 at 2:14 am

I love surprises !
and love the felt leaves!
regards, Sophie

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58 Doro November 12, 2012 at 5:20 am

I love your way of thinking and colors, life, love that i can feel in your blog !

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59 Katharina Bang November 12, 2012 at 5:45 am

I love color scheme you use and your blog! And nice giveaway. :)

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60 Jessica November 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

Definitely thankful!

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61 Mary Kay November 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

I wanted to thank you for your tutorials – was able to make a simple skirt in a jiffy to help out a needed friend – THANKS

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62 Lynet Witty November 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

Yes, thank you Dana for making the entry SO easy!

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63 OliviaFlewelling November 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

Your tutorials are easily the best out there! Keep up the good work. :)

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64 Alexandra November 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

I love those cute pilgrim outfits… and your super-easy giveaway

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65 Paige Yi November 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thankful for this time of year – excited to make and share more memories with my kids with your fun ideas.

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66 Marytha November 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

Love all your ideas!! You are so inspiring so happy to follow your blog ; )

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67 Mary Ellen November 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a few years–great tutorials and great ideas! Thanks!

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