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Celebrate the BOY with a giveaway (and a special project for your little guy!)

Hi! If you are visiting the wildcards for the first time, you are probably “Celebrating the BOY” this month! I’m so happy to be a part of Rae and Dana’s ingenious creation. Apart, these two women are creative, spunky, inspiring, honest, and funny. Together? Invincible. Thank you both for letting me participate in this year’s festivities!

Since we’re all here because of boys, I thought I would introduce you to mine. Jack is six, and Charlie is two.

Jack1 Jack2

Jack3 Jack4


Charlie-1 Charlie-2

Charlie-3 Charlie-4

 They sure do love each other. And I love the stuffing out of both of them.

I like big butts and I cannot lie.

I’ve always loved sewing—for my boys and for myself—and I’ve always been a thrift-store junkie. I merged my two passions together and came up with a book about it called ReSew: Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs. And this weekend, in honor of “Celebrate the BOY” month, I’ve got two ReSew giveaways here at the wildcards. And one’s a sure thing!
FIRST—because we’re all looking to find fun ways to sew for our special guys, I’ve put together a project for you to download directly from ReSew. It’s called the “Happy Hat, Mitten, and Scarf Set.” Got an old sweater in colors your little boy loves? Transform it into a hat, and a scarf, and mittens just his size.

Here’s the before…Happy-hat-set-before
and here’s the after.
Yep. That’s my sweet boy. So worth celebrating.

(Hmm. Been awhile since I took this picture. Some of those teeth are gone now.)

Simply click here for the project instructions, wait for the file to open up (takes a minute or so), and save it to your desktop.

There’s your sure thing.

THEN—take a crack at winning your own copy of ReSew, and stitch up something special for yourself! Tops, bottoms, dresses, purses, scarves, and more—20 step-by-step projects include simply-sewn clothing, accessories, and home accents, all refashioned from thrift-store salvaged items.

With ReSew, you can do things like:

* turn a common sweatshirt into a sexy, sleeveless V-neck tank
* transform men’s dress pants into an elegant “cuffed” skirt
* create a cozy, colorful scarf out of a shrunken wool sweater
* turn a brightly colored cotton sweater into a child’s elephant cuddle cushion
Just leave a comment about this post for your chance to win. Please make sure to leave your email address along with your comment. My boys and I will find a weird way to choose a random winner. Just one entry per person, please. The giveaway will close at 8 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, February 20th. Thanks in advance for entering, and good luck!

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Jack and Charlie chose TWO winners at random in a weird way, as promised. I will post about the winners and the weird way on Monday afternoon!

And, If you want to learn more about ReSewhere's a little two-minute video about it. Or you can see it here on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by. As a mom to two rowdy, noisy, creative, hilarious, opinionated, and downright untidy boys, there’s one thing I try to remember to do every day, without fail. And that is to slow down, take a moment, and celebrate my boys.

They are so very worth the mess.