Monday, March 30, 2009

March Scavenger Hunt!

Come and play this month's scavenger hunt! Win $10 in FAM bucks to spend in over 45 shops or a prize donated by a fellow FAM.

It's easy, just click here and the first clue will be given at the top.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Rain Fabric Basket

I recently finished a room sized rag rug. Since that project, I have been making rag quilts and baskets. I love the look of crocheted fabric strips. My latest creation is Spring Rain Fabric Basket, made by crocheting fabric strips. Click HERE to visit my Esty shop if you are interested in purchasing this particular basket. I will also be listing baskets in my new Artfire Studio as well.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Today's FAM featured shop is LBs Sewing Sanity!

Here is my interview with Lisa, and be sure to check out some of her beautiful work below!!!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am Lisa Blouin, founder and sole employee of LBs Sewing Sanity. My husband, Marc and I, and our two children - Alexandra (8) and Christian (5) currently live in Springboro Ohio.

What sort of items do you have in your shop?

LBs Sewing Sanity features a rich display of creatively designed embroidered items that include children/adult aprons, baby accessories, specially created bags, golf towels, and more - each designed to express that unique personality. I offer many items that are an inexpensive way to provide a personalized gift that will make an occasion something special. Each item is handmade by myself in my studio here in Springboro. Selections can be made from items I have in stock or from special orders made to customer specifications.

I believe my products offer a quintessential mix of style, quality and hand-crafted value. Having been born in New England, but, grown up in Hawaii and California, I try to combine traditional quality with the freedom of creativity in whatever I do. To me simplicity doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Personalizing with creative detail changes an ordinary item into something very special.

How long have you been doing your craft?

I have had an on again off again relationship with sewing for as long as I can remember. Although I chose the corporate world until I became a Mom, there has not been an extended period of time when I was not sewing something! Over the last several years, I've done more and more personalized sewing for family and friends. Soon I realized there is the potential to market creatively designed, quality made personalized sewing products.

How long have you had your Etsy shop and what made you decide to take that step to open it?

I completed my research and planning by late 2008, and officially opened LBs Sewing Sanity in November 2008. I opened my Etsy shop in December 2008. I currently have over 90 items in my shop. My husband recently asked me when I would stop introducing new items. My mouth fell to the floor and I asked him how many products does Target carry. The possibilities are endless.

LBs Sewing Sanity books home shows, attends 7-10 craft festivals a year, and is completely in love with ETSY. I absolutely love what I am doing and feel blessed to be a part of this wonderful handmade community!

Do you have any upcoming projects that you want to share with us?

If you are a local customer of mine, I will be at the Springboro, Business Expo March 21st. I will also be at the Bellbrook, Sugar Maple Festival April 18th & 19th.

Thank you so much for being today's featured FAM shop!

Follow this link to see Lisa's work for yourself:

Here are just a few of my favorites from her shop:

Monday, March 2, 2009


There's still time to play February's Scavenger Hunt! The prize is $10 in FAM bucks for non-FAM members. There will be a prize donated by NewEnglandQuilter for the FAM member raffle. Come play! :o)

Click here to play!