Saturday, March 19, 2011

FNSI Results and News!

I had a great FNSI last night. In fact.. I’m still sewing today!! How about you?


Although my sewing machine was humming.. and my rotary cutter is now dull, I don’t have much to show you. I’m working on a project for my brother that I’m hoping to finish today – so when that’s done, I’ll post some pictures of it.

But I can show you this little thing I made last night…

Do you know what that is? It’s an ipod cover. Some of you may remember that I made one last year also. The first one looked like this…

But I decided to improve the design and came up with this one.

However – I forgot to accommodate one little detail

Yep, I forgot about the headphones. So I will be making another one soon – maybe today.

NOW – for something really EXCITING!!! Have you ever heard of Arrow Sewing Cabinets? You should really check them out. Their cabinets are every sew’ers dream!

Well, they are sponsoring the giveaway for last nights FNSI!!!! So make sure to share your pictures and show us what you worked on. Get that blog post done! That’s what the FNSI is all about, remember? Encouraging each other to take time for ourselves and make progress on those “To Do” list items.

Here is what we will be giving away tomorrow to one lucky FNSI participant! I’ve been wanting one of these cut n press mats for while now. And that mini spool holder is genius!

Are you on Facebook? Well, so is Arrow Sewing Cabinets. I have been a Facebook fan of theirs for a few weeks now and I can tell you they do some pretty exciting things. Every Friday they giveaway a prize to one of their fans. Yesterday was a fun flirty apron.

AND.. are you ready for this?.. when they get to 1,500 fans they will be giving away a Gidget II sewing table (Moondoggie not included). And every time they get 500 more fans.. they giveaway another Gidget (2,000… 2,500… 3,000.. you get the picture). And I’ve heard that when they get to 5,000 fans they have something BIG planned. I get goosebumps just thinking about it!

So get over there and become a fan!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page.

Now I’m heading back to my sewing room. I’ll meet you all back here tomorrow! Pin It

35 comments:

Rachel said...

Love your iPod cover. Great design. Can't the headphone cord just stick out the corner? Or was it storage you forgot?

I had a great time with FNSI last night. I sewed with my daughter! Thanks for hosting and for encouraging us to make time for what we love!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Hi Heidi,
I was handquilting last night so can't see masses of progress - but some at least.
Now just where am I supposed to post? I haven't done this before!! I did a post on my own blog and tried to link to you - not sure if that's right!!
Have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Love your Ipod cover. I had fun last night and did my post this morning. Thanks for all the hard work you do to make FNS such a success. Hugs

Lis said...

Love the ipod case. I've been asked to make a case for DH's mobile phone so think I might do something along the same lines. Good FNSI last night and those goodies from Arrow look amazing, I've been lusting after one of those cut and press mats for ages. Thanks Heidi.

Impera_Magna said...

That is one COOL iPod case... what a great idea!

And YEA! for Arrow Sewing Cabinets sponsoring a give-away... what neat stuff! Will head over to FB and see what all they're up to.

Have posted results of last night's FNSI... I got a lot done!

Angie said...

I DIG your ipod cover...much better than the one I have that doesn't fit so well...may need one of these. ;)

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Staci said...

I did a LOT LOT LOT of sewing, and did a post about it today. I had trouble getting my link back to your blog, but I think it finally works now. Sometimes our beloved Blogger gets the hiccups!

Cherry said...

Love your IPod cover; I'm hoping to work on an IPad cover for my DH this weekend made out of a pair of jeans!

Thanks for the FNS, I had a great time and made lots of progress! Great info on Arrow - will check it out soon.

Patty D from NC said...

I enjoyed a glass of wine and some great sewing time last night. Thanks again for sponsoring!

Lana said...

I always love Friday Night Sew-Ins...great excuse to sew...watch I love Lucy and slow down from a busy week! Thank you Heidi!!!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

I finished up 4 more blocks for DD's Hobo Quilt last night. I can't get into whatever flikr account I have, but check out my pics at i-ranger.blogspot.com I had 2 posts today, so go lookin' around.

Free stuff?? Count me in!!!!!!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I love your iPod cover! Very neat :)

I hope you'll post photos of the "surprise" you were working on!

I had a great FNSI, and accomplished a LOT on my applique quilt top. My post is already up.

Thanks for hosting this again!

Annabella said...

Hi Heidi, I just found your blog and the FNSI through Helen in Switzerland - what a fabulous idea. Love your blog and I`m going to take a good look now. Will hopefully be signing in for next Friday!

Sue Bone said...

I only made a small amount of progress on my project as I'm hand stitching. I'll choose something showier next time!!

Debbie said...

I only got one block done and it's posted on http://awomanofacertainage.blogspot.com
I had a great time. Let's do it again.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love your ipod cover, do share your design!!

Suz said...

Love the IPod cover!

Suz

deborah said...

I was sick last night...had all my goodies and sewing ready, but a brutal headache got in the way. Going to try to do a little sewing this evening - will that count?:)
I love planning on my Friday night sew ins..and usually carry it through the whole weekend.
Happy Quilting Day!

deborah said...

As always, thanks for hosting!

Shay said...

Love the IPOD cover.

I did sew, not as much as I was hoping. However I ate copious amounts of chocolate and dreamed and planned of quilts to make in between my activity so that counts for something right ?

Cheryll said...

Love the new IPod cover... creativity works one step at a time.. so the next step will be perfect! Thanks for FNSI !

apple blossom said...

my FNSI is posted

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/03/fnsi-done-for-month.html

Friendship Crossing said...

I really like your ipod cover!! How cute!

This is my very first time to join in and I just posted about it on my blog. (Wasn't sure how to link it back to you, etc).

It was fun and it motivated me to sew!! Thanks for hosting!

Tanya

cw said...

This Friday Night Sew In is such a great idea! It was my first and thoroughly enjoyed it. I never knew it could be so much fun sewing with a couple of hundred people via computer! Who woulda thunk it!

Brenda said...

Love you IPod cover. Could you somehow put a grommet in the bottom so you can still use it because it turned out so neat? Thanks for sharing the facebook site.

stitchedbyme said...

Heidi, How about a round button hole type of opening? Many sewing machines have this available. I think it is called an eyelet, but you may need to make it a little larger in diameter.
Great job on the iPod cover.

Michelle said...

Every time I plan a FNSI something seems to come up unfortunately I was unable to join in yet again this time but I did have a Saturday Sew In instead... all day!

Sandra :) said...

Cute Ipod cover - I should make some for the kids for Christmas :)

My friend Nancy came over and we FNSI'd together! I posted a photo to my blog last night - we had a great time and got several items completed, and worked on one other project each that didn't get completed. Can't wait for the next one, woooooooohooooooooooooo!

Deanna said...

I posted about my Quiltalong progress and plans to sew more on Saturday, but Saturday sewing was sidetracked by some neighborhood needs. Oh well, maybe later, right. Pictures of my quiltalong progress are posted, though. Thanks for this fun, monthly event.

Leah said...

I had a great FNSI! Got one UFO done! YEAH and progress on another item and started a new project, plus some hemming....

Narelle said...

A very productive FNSI for me this month. 2 finishes and an almost finished and 2 of the 3 items were UFO's.
Thanks for another fun Friday night!

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for hosting...didn't get tons done, but got my goal of adding borders to a quilt accomplished! Love your IPOD cover..and what a wonderful giveaway!

PootleFlump said...

I managed to make the front of a patchwork cushion that I decided to try (never done patchwork before!) Thanks for getting me motivated! Ive posted piccies on my blog. x

Beeshebags said...

I don't know if someone has already suggested this, but you could adjust the current cover really easily by putting an eyelet in for the headphone cord to go through and that wouldn't cause you to have another redundant cover lying around! Great job on the new design though. Hugs Naomi