“NO-SEW LOVE” is officially released! …..plus, a 5 BOOK (+ other goodies) GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe it…….’No-Sew Love’ is officially released TODAY, August 5th!!!! 


And on shelves. 


And ready to be shipped out (even though many have already received their books).


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***Click any of the links below to order.

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I have joked that this book has been my 2nd baby of the summer (here’s the 1st one, baby Oliver)……but the gestation period for this whole book process has been killer!  Good thing human babies don’t need years to cook like this book has — or we would have a world full of completely ornery pregnant women!


But, joking aside, it was all worth it to see this sweet thing completely finished.  All 256 pages of her!





In case this if the first time you’re seeing any mention about my very first book (which contains 50 step-by-step photographed projects, all constructed without sewing one single stitch), there’s a whole lot more about No-Sew Love, here.










Inside the book, I share my very favorite supplies for creating the projects within the book.  Here are some of the most used items, all available at craft and fabric stores (and even online). No secrets here (and no, none of these are sponsored)….just a few brands that I have had the most success using.


  • DOUBLE SIDED FUSIBLE ADHESIVE TAPE, 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch widths: I have tried many, many brands and my absolute favorite, hands-down, is Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web Tape. It’s slightly sticky, which helps it temporarily stay in place until you’re ready to iron it permanently in place. I used the 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch widths throughout the book and I like having them both on hand. I have found this brand to be available in many craft stores and several places online.

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  • HOT GLUE GUN AND GLUE STICKS: I have used many glue guns, and I don’t necessarily feel that one brand is better than another. However, I strongly encourage buying one that has two heat options. Glue sticks that aren’t heated up fully are sometimes useless and don’t fully bond to the surface you’re working with. The brand that I have used for years, is AdTech, for both the glue gun and the glue sticks.

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  • FUSIBLE ADHESIVE SHEETS: The brand that I prefer and use the most is Thermoweb Heat’n Bond iron-on adhesive. It comes in rolls or in folded sheets and lasts a long time. (This brand offers a variety of types but I have always used the “sewable” type so that I can use it for both sewing and no-sew projects.)

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  • FREEZER PAPER: This stuff was designed to wrap around meat before placing it in the freezer. However, crafters discovered its usefulness when they figured out that it would iron temporarily to fabric, creating precise templates and pattern pieces. One side is paper, while the other has a glossy finish and adheres quickly to fabric with the use of a heated iron. Freezer paper is generally found in the grocery store, near the foil, plastic wrap, and wax paper.

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  • SNAPS AND SNAP HAMMER TOOL: This is my preferred tool for attaching snaps. It’s a long metal shaft that has a round end that fits over one side of the snap pieces. You hit the hammer at the top of the shaft, and the round end helps compress your two snap pieces together. I have purchased snaps with the included hammer tool from many craft/sewing stores (in a variety of brands) but haven’t had as much luck finding it online.

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  • EPOXY GLUE: My favorite brand is Amazing Goop, Craft. It’s permanent, waterproof, dries pretty quickly, and is paintable.

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  • DECOUPAGE SEALER: This is a glue, sealant, and varnish, all in one. It works as an adhesive but is also great to apply over things to give them a nice sealed finish. My favorite brand is Mod Podge, and matte is the variety I use the most and for most surface types.

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Anyway, if you already own ‘No-Sew Love’, I’d love to hear what you think.  And if you’ve made anything, SHOW ME!  Email me a picture, tag me on Instagram (@makeitandloveit), or send me on message on Facebook.


Oh, and if you buy the book from Amazon and would like to leave a customer review, I would LOVE that!  You can do that here.  (Just scroll down to the “review” section.)  Matter of fact, most online retailers have a “review” section.  So if you have a second, share what you think! :)

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Okay, now for a little fun! 


I’m giving away 5 copies of ‘No-Sew Love’……..plus lots of other goodies that I gathered up!  Because if I were to give this book away as a gift (which is exactly what I will be gifting for all upcoming Christmas/birthdays/annivesaries/etc), this is what I would give right along with the book.  You know, to make it more complete! :)


The extras are some of my favorite (and most used) ‘No-Sew Love’ supplies……and will surely help you out as you try a few projects from the book!


5 winner giveaway




1 one of you will be receiving the mother-load……..a copy of “No-Sew Love” PLUS 10 extras!!







2 of you will be receiving……..a copy of “No-Sew Love” PLUS 3 extras!!






And 2 of you will be receiving ……..a copy of “No-Sew Love” PLUS 1 extra!!  (This is my very favorite no-sew adhesive.  And is way better than any other brand you’ll try.  Promise. :) )






To enter, be sure to fill out the form below:


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And thanks again for all the love and encouragement while writing this book.  It has sure been a journey…….but the support (and virtual hugs and high-fives) has been incredible.  And really uplifting.  So, thanks again for hanging in there while I was busy editing trillions of pictures.  Okay, that’s an exaggeration…..maybe just millions! ;)


Now just give me one little second while I Iet out a big ol’ sigh of relief!  So happy to see this whole concept come together as one complete book.  Ahhhhhh……it’s FINISHED!


And good luck with the giveaway! 




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602 Responses to ““NO-SEW LOVE” is officially released! …..plus, a 5 BOOK (+ other goodies) GIVEAWAY!”
  1. 1
    Eleanor says:

    Congrats on finalising your book! You will be pleased to hear it is stocked already in my local library in Glebe, Sydney, Australia!

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    Chris M says:

    So excited for you Ashley.
    Congrats! Chris

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    Jennifer says:

    Congrats on the book!! I’m so excited for you!! Thank you for the giveaway also!

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    Sonia says:

    Congratulations! I would love to win one of your books, it would be terrific! Cross fingers! Lovely day!

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    Elenice says:

    Parabéns,sou sua seguidora e admiro muito seu trabalho.Abraço carinhoso daqui do Brasil.

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    Cindy G. says:

    Congratulations, Ashley! And, I love how your kids make an appearance in the book, too :)

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    Georgia Funkhouser says:

    I think you book will be great and should sell like crazy. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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    Jen says:

    Congrats on your book! You are amazing at what you do!! I wish you nothing but huge success!! You so deserve it! THanks for always sharing your ideas and creations.

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    KellyRae says:

    Congratuations on your ‘second’ baby of this summer :)
    I look forward to your makeit-loveit posts and have tried a few with my granddaughters. So much fun :) Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book and perhaps some goodies to get started with some projects.

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    Rita Marsh says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book. My finances are such at the moment that I cannot afford to buy it, but I would LOVE to try out all your wonderful projects in the book. Thanks again!!! And Congratulations!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    That looks like such fun. will be 74 this week and just have to keep my hands busy this will bake being busy a pleasure.

    good luck to others…I never win things, but wish the best to those that do. giggling

    here is what keeps me busy doing:


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    looks like a book that will keep my almost 74 year old hands busy. That is a good thing! Congratulations on the new book. I hope I am one of the winners.

    here is what helps keep me busy


  13. 13

    Congrats! Now go enjoy your 1st baby while you still can LOL. What a cutie!

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    Christy Nelson says:

    Congratulations on your book! I sure it was a labour of love. I’m not sure if I missed it somewhere, but I love the fabric pictured in the giveaway. Are you able to tell me the name of it please?

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    Jeri says:

    You are amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on the book and get it signed by the author!

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    louise says:

    Looks like such a fun book! Congratulations!

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    Gladys Stanley says:

    Sounds like a must have book…I love learning new stuff and thank you for being so generous in giving us a chance to win one.

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    Linda says:

    Congrats on the book!

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    Michelle MH says:

    I need to pick up a copy of your book, you are so creative. I want to try all the projects and tell all my friends and family, most of them are crafters too.

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    Amy D. says:

    I’ve been a fan for a long time! I love your projects! Congratulations!

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    Tuki says:

    What a generous giveaway! Congratulations!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Wow! So much going on! Congrats on the birth of your handsome son and also on the arrival of this awesome book!

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    Jo-Lynn says:

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to get my hands on one. It looks fabulous! Love all your stuff!

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    Ashley, congratulations!!! 265 pages – it’s almost the same as the pregnancy length in days)))

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    Valerie Nelson says:

    Love it! Congrats!!!

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    Alison says:

    Looks like a great book. I like your recommendations for supplies. Would love a way to enter your giveaway without facebook/pinterest.

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      Ashley says:

      Thanks Alison! And ack, I totally meant to have a regular way to enter too. I just added a “leave a blog comment” as a way to enter…..and the others are just extras. (Since you’ve already commented, just go and click the box and you’re done.) Thanks for pointing that out! :) -Ashley

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    Anastasia says:

    Well I am so happy for you to have published a book!
    That is awesome!

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    Julia says:

    What a generous giveaway! Congratulations!!!

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    Liz says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting!

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    Joanna Austin says:

    It looks so Ooo interesting and thank you for all the tips with extra tools needed. Very useful indeed xxx all the best and congratulations X

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    Veronika says:

    Congrats on your book, looks so fantastic! And also congrats on all your kids, they seem to be amazing! I have found your blog a few months ago, and I’m kinda addicted. It had just turned out that my hubby and I cannot have babies right now, and I really needed some distraction, to get my mind off things… To tell you the truth, it really helps a lot not to feel under the weather all the time. Having your book would mean a little more distraction :) Good luck, and THANK-YOU for giving me hope!

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      Ashley says:

      Thanks so much Veronika! I’m so sorry things have been a little rough for you guys lately…….I hope you find plenty to keep you distracted and full of joy! Best of luck!


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    Iciar says:


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    Virginie says:

    Congrats for the release of you book! And thanks for the giveaway!

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    LEGAY says:

    Hi !
    You should be so proud to have write such a book !
    I’m so exciting to have this book : I’m fond of your realisations, the explications are so easy to understand and I can improve my english because I’m a french womam who sew !
    Congratulations !
    PS : Excuse for the mistakes !

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    Connie Bach says:

    I just started to sew but it’s a little frustrating! Would love to have your new book…looks like fun!!

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    Myriam says:

    Congratulations for your 2nd baby. I wish youna lot of success, hope to win one to show it all around Luxembourg and environments to help you have success, big hugs…

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    Tas says:

    Congatulations. How exciting. :)

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    Melise says:

    Wow someone’s been busy! Congrats on all the summer babies and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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    Melise says:

    I can’t believe all the things you manage to do… Surely your days are longer than mine! But please, keep yourself busy, it keeps us inspired!

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    RobyGiup says:

    Congratulations Ashley!!! Little Oliver and your first book in the same summer, certainly this year 2014 will not be forgotten! :-)

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    Nusketa says:

    Congratulations Ashley!
    And thank you for giving us the chance to win your book!

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    Lindsey says:

    How exciting! I have been following your site for years. Your projects are amazing!

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    Ann Katrin says:

    So excited to do some of the projects from the book. I live in Germany and study away from home so I don’t have room for a sewing machine here which makes “no-sew” projects awesome!

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    Priya says:


    Where do i get this in India??

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    Sireesha says:

    Hi ,

    I am from Bangalore, India . I found your website a month ago and love all your projects and sewing tips. I am a beginner in sewing and using brother sewing machine and want to try out your projects. Thanks a ton for such wonderful website and Congrats on your book.

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    Marian says:

    Wow! What a great book! I love your projects!

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    Rachel says:

    Congrats on your book!!! I love all your projects & can’t wait till I have a chance to see your book!! :)

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    Leanne Courto says:

    This looks fabulous and I would love to own it. I also have a friend whose house burnt down last Saturday, she, her husband and four small children lost everything. Although I would love a copy or one of the prizes she could use it more and it would be a bright point in her day.

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    Linda King says:

    Congratulations !! WOW !!!! With everything going on in your life, I dont know how you did it, this is a fantastic accomplishment, your husband must be so proud !! Your book is awesome !!! What a great way to keep my grandchildren entertained when they come for a visit. Thank you for giving me a chance to win!

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    Rhonda McDonald says:

    So happy your new sew book is finished. Can’t wait to start making some more awesome projects!! Thanks for writing this book!

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    Congratulations on the release of your book! I can’t wait to see inside it!

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    Abigail says:

    Looks like so much fun! Would love to try some of these!

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    Elysa Hicks says:

    Excited for this giveaway and your book!!! :)

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    Katlijn says:

    wonderful, a book about fabrics without sewing, it looks very nice to make some projects! Congratulations with the book :-)

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    Swarna says:

    Congrats,I think your book will be as wonderful as your blog.

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    Christine says:

    Congrats! Pick me pick me pick me :)

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    elpida says:

    congratulations!! it looks AMAZING!!

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    Jessica says:

    This book looks like a bundle of fun!!! I love to sew…but what’s not to love about no-sew projects. I will definitely need to check this book out–for myself and my daughter. What an awesome accomplishment.

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    Sherry says:

    No pick ME!
    Congrats on the new book. I have found numerous projects on your blog for my 3 yr. granddaughter and grandson that is due in a couple of weeks. My mind is making a list of which family members will get a copy for Christmas.

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    Zarah says:

    Yay giveaways! Congrats on your book! It looks amazing!

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    Sonia L says:

    Congratulations. I can’t wait to get my hands on your book.

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    Melissa Mooser says:

    Congrats on your 2nd baby! And of course on your 1st baby!!! :)
    I want to thank you for helping us with your kind way to explain all the projects! I love the photos!!!!!!
    Greetings from Brazil! :)

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    Kathy D says:

    Congrats! What an achievement!
    Be proud!

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    Laura says:

    Congratulations on your new baby and new book. I love the list of your favorite products, saves me from having to try the duds!

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    sue I says:

    lots of great ideas

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    Cindy W. says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

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    Kerri says:

    If I don’t win (Which I really, really want to!) I’m totally buying this book.

    Looks amazing. Congrats on your new baby!

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    Sandy Stephens says:

    Wow Ashley! Just in time for Christmas gifts!! Love the new book! Congratulations!!

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    Rachel S. says:

    YAY congrats! It looks like a very fun book to have.

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    Karolina says:

    What a great giveaway! Congratulations on the book!

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    Katie says:

    I have made several of your projects, the latest being the tooth fairy pixie dust for my sweet daughter. (She loved it!) I am so excited about this book!!

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    Suzette B. says:

    I’m so excited this book it out. I’m looking forward to getting a coming soon! Your tutorials are great and I’m sure the projects in the book are going to be out of this world. I like the previews I’ve seen so far!

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    Liza says:

    Wow! How exciting! Double congratulations to you. I’m looking forward to trying out the projects and recommended products. Thank you for maintaining this amazing site!

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    Sharryn says:

    how wonderful to be so creative! Congratulations on the ” birth ” of your second baby

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    Jenna O says:

    Oh what a super lovely giveaway! Hope I have luck this time:P

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    Leslie says:

    Congratulations Ashley!

    I do a lot of sewing, but neither one of my daughters have any interest in learning! They will both be receiving this book as Christmas gifts!

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    Kristi c says:

    So awesome :).

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    Victoria Burke says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting. I can’t wait to check out this book!

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    Sue Acosta says:

    Can’t wait to get a copy!

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    Congratulations! This is so exciting!!!

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    Liz says:

    Your book looks great!

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    Jana says:

    I think this will be one of my go-to gifts for Christmas this year :)

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    Amy says:

    I love your blog and would love to win your book! Can’t wait to see it!

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    Cara says:

    Congrats Ashley!

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    Mellany says:

    I would love this amazing prize!!

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    Heidi G says:

    Looking forward to getting a copy of your book. Looks like some amazing projects and you always have great ideas.

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    Sakura says:

    With a toddler, dragging out the heavy sewing machine isn’t always an option. I always love your no-sew ideas when I’m feeling crafty but want something low-maintenance to make!

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    Lauren says:

    LOVE your website! Have been following it for months…years??? That’s probably more like it! You’ve given this self-taught seamstress such encouragement! Thank you for hard work!

    ….and please Rafflecopter, PICK ME!

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    Amber Arnold says:

    So great! and a great giveaway!

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    Chrisy H says:

    Congrats on your book! Love your blog.

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    JC says:

    lots of great ideas!!!

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    Karen McClung says:


    What an accomplishment — a new baby and a new book!!!!!! Congratulations!

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    sherry g. says:

    Wow! Congrats! First a new little bundle to love and now a book!

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    Jennifer W says:

    Yay!! Congratulations! That is so exciting and a huge accomplishment! Love your site, especially since the sewer in me is jist a tad bit dangerous ;)

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    Barbara says:

    It would be great to receive a copy of your book, I love all your projects!!!
    Finger crossed and thank you for the opportunity!!


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    Eileen says:

    Book looks fabulous.

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    shondel says:

    Yay!! Finally a crafty book that I can handle :) Congrats on all the hard work finally paying off!

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    Elizabeth Anderson says:

    Congratulations Ashley! I started following you last fall after stumbling upon images of your baby girls’ penguin Halloween costume. I followed your directions and absolutely loved the result (I’ll have to send you a picture). I just received your book in the mail last week and can’t wait to start in on some projects, hopefully after my new little boy, Charlie, starts sleeping better. He’s 6 weeks old, just about the same age as your Oliver Issac! Congrats again!

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    Cheryl says:

    Congratulations!! It will be such a great resource for so many of us busy mom’s! Thank you

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    Emily says:

    I’m so excited, this is my Christmas present for mom and sister!