Friday, November 6, 2009

To Create...

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment
."
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

It's almost magical to me that something can be made from practically nothing.

Wether it's turning this...



Into this...


Or turning this...


Into this ;) ...


I feel compelled to create. It's almost like a drug. I find inspiration, gather supplies, and begin the process. The reward comes when I complete it to my satisfaction. Not all of my ideas come to fruition.

Like my bright idea to make this from PB Kids for my big girl for Halloween...



but I ran out of time and patience and ended up with this...



HAHAHA, so sad!!!

Yes, it's just a pathetic pile of cut up, stitched up pink felt. The bright side? I've learned that there are sometimes casualties of the creation process - and that's ok. Not everything comes out perfect. It's about the process.

Because I am continually inspired by things around me, I'm starting this blog to be some sort of inspiration to others to create.

So, in attempt to spark inspiration here's what I have to offer...

A GIVEAWAY!!! We all love free stuff, so I will be giving away one of my creations from my Etsy Shop

Your choice of a Chef Set!


This is by far my most popular item in my shop right now. All kids love to help out in the kitchen, so this is perfect for those little ones creating masterpieces with food!

Here's what you gotta do to enter to win...

Receive 1 entry for each of the following:
A. Leave a comment with your favorite item from my shop.
B. Become a Follower of this Blog
C. Share this giveaway with your friends on your Blog or Facebook page.
D. Add my shop to your favorites on Etsy

Leave me a comment to let me know how many entries you've completed. You can enter until November 20th. Winner will be chosen at random November 21st.

Good luck and I'll be posting ideas for handmade Christmas gifts very soon!

57 comments:

  1. my favorite thing in the etsy shop is the flower clips.I'm a follower of this blog and i added cutsewrepeat to one of my favorite shops on etsy.:)

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  2. I think the flower broach is my absolute favorite thing ever.Pretty sure I need to tell shane it needs to be in my stocking. If I knew how to to add your etsy link to my blog i most definitely would and I will now start to follow this blog because I love to create and be inspired. I have a feeling that this will be inspiring.

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  3. Count me in for 3 entries! Love the new blog. So a favorite from your shop is way too hard - you make way too much cute stuff! My FavoriteS in this order are: the Cupcake Party Chef Set with the pink trim, the Reversible Shopping Cart Cover in Kleo, the adorable owl, and the Bella Couture Flower Clip. You are amazing - can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  4. Okay, how am I supposed to pick my favorite? I love everything! I added you to my favorites on etsy. You are so creative!

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  5. Ok... I'm leaving a comment, Became a follower of your blog, Posted the giveaway on Facebook and added your shop t my favorites on Etsy :)

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  6. I will follow my fellow creator:) I am a creative nut too with some of the same results. My favorite from your store? Almost anything Layla models:) Seriously, I love the chef set. LOVE it! Frank loves helping me in the kitchen and he could definetly use an apron his size. Count me in for one entry.

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  7. I LOVE your I Heart Hooters stuffed owl. I want it so bad!!!

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  8. I'm a follower of your blog now!

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  9. Your shop was already on my Etsy favorites. :)

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  10. I love the flower clips- everyone compliments on them. I gave one to my sister too and she loves it!

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  11. I love this post. His talk is one of my all-time favorites. It sums up why I love to create so perfectly. In your shop-- I love the chef sets and the super hero capes and the owl and a lot. :) I'm a follower of your blog and your shop is a favorite! Thanks for the chance!!

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  12. I love all your stuff, I saw you at a Harvest Festival in Escondido and I grabbed your card and have been following you...I love the onesies you have created and the burp cloths and just in general the fabric you choose, where can you get cool fabric like that? I have added myself as a Follower of your blog, I have added you as a Fav on Etsy and I have added your page onto my blog!!!!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  13. I love CUPCAKE PARTY Boutique Chef Set with Hat and Custom Monogram.

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  14. I hearted your shop (MadeInCanarias).

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  15. I love your owl...it's so cute and unique

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. My favorite is the PASTRY CHEF Boutique Apron and Chef Hat in CONFECTIONS

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  17. Added you to my etsy favorites. (TinaAKAPeachez)

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  18. The Cupcake Party set is my favorite. I love the fabric choices.

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  19. My fave is Crayon Roll in TREES PLEASE, and the Hooters Owl is toooooo cute:) I follow Cut Sew Repeat. I add Cut Sew Repeat to my favorites:)
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  20. I love the Cupcake Chef Hat Boutique set!

    My three year old would LOVE this!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  21. I follow your blog!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

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  22. I hearted you on Etsy! My user name: CherryBlossomsDesign

    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  23. I love the BELLA Boutique Chef Set including Apron and Chef Hat! Love the colors and so cute!

    Chaya
    8_princess@cox.net

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  24. I'm a follower

    Chaya
    8_princess@cox.net

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  25. I love the little owl in your post ! My daughters school mascot is an owl and i am always looking for cute owls for teachers gifts!

    My favorite item on your etsy shop is the Bella Boutique Chef Set - super adorable!

    I added you as a favorite on my etsy !

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  26. I love kiss the cook boutique chef set with hat and apron in apples and pears.

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  27. I added your candy on my blog:
    http://ecobetsabea.blogspot.com/2009/11/cutsewrepeat-giveaway.html

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  28. Wow, your blog is so cute!! I really love your creations!! And I'm happy to share your Giveaway!! :)
    Ok....I adore everything, but if I have to choose, I prefer "Cupcake Party Boutique Chef Set with Hat and Custom Monogram" (I'm a muffin addict!!).

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  29. ...and I added your fantastic Giveaway on my blog!! (on the right, in the sidebar)

    Thank u so much for this chance!! Byeeeee!!

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  30. ooh - I wanna play! Alli this is great love your blog & will link it in my blog roll!

    I love everything you make I think Kylie would love to have a chef set though!

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  31. My favorite is
    Boutique Apron and Chef Hat in 2D ZOO by ALEXANDER HENRY 18 months to 5T
    LOVE IT!

    diva2129@yahoo.com

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  32. now following
    diva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  33. posted on my blog
    http://craftymommydiva.blogspot.com/2009/11/adorable-aprons.html

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  34. I love all of your stuff, but i really like the crayon roll. such a cute gift idea!
    carliann00@hotmail.com

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  35. I made you a favorite on etsy. I am Kennabootique! :)

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  36. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win :) I am a follower of your blog. I love the black and white chef set in your store. I have a 6 year old boy that wants to be a chef when he grows up. He keeps asking me for a chef's hat!

    I will post this giveaway on my blog (reichlefamily.blogspot.com)

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  37. I love this giveaway! What a cute gift!

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  38. I love your LITTLE PUNK Chef... too funny! And great for my son!

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  39. The Cupcake Party Chef Set with the pink trim is my favorite~I love the color combination!

    Too Cute :)

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  40. I follow your blog{deb55106}

    Your shop is on my favs!{Deb5106}

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  41. I love the BELLA Boutique Shopping Cart Cover 2-in-1 with Safety Belt. amypugmire@live.com

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  42. wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
    I love kiss the owl pillow
    I am new follow the blog
    the post of blog http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

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  43. Hi! Count me in for 3 entries, please. I'm leaving a comment, I became a follower of your blog and I posted the giveaway on my sidebar.
    A kiss from Italy

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  44. I love the reversible shopping cart cover! I like all of your beautiful things you sew. Thanks for Creating : )

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  45. I tweeted about it! It was great to see you today!

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  46. First time to our site! Super cute. Wow you are talented. I wish I could sew. Oh the things I would try to make:) My favorite item in your esty shop has to be the cute oneies with the flowers.angelapaigem@hotmail.com

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  47. I love the cupcake set http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34744859

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