I’m speaking, we’ve got Pilgrims, and my huge way to say Thanks!

Hello on a late Friday afternoon!
Hope your day has been great!  Snow started falling on our friends in Utah and here in TX we’re raking leaves in our bare feet.  Fall is funny, and beautiful, and a nice break after the Halloween hoopla (photos via Instagram @danamadeit).

Okay, a few things to share…

• Are you going to the Alt Summit in January?  Guess what?  I’m speaking!…on the topic of “Blog to Book”.  I hope we cross bloggy paths!  Check out the current speaker list here (more speakers still to be announced)

• If you are going to Alt and want a shot at teaching a Design Camp class, enter the Kollabora Challenge.  You have until 11/15.

• Someone mentioned the other day…”Don’t you have a tutorial for Pilgrim costumes on MADE?”  Yes! I do! (just never got the tutorial button up).  I’ve also got a couple other fall crafts, plus a new one I’m working on this weekend.

Click the buttons for details:

• Craving Soup?  Check out Delia’s Soup of the Day series.  I’m sharing one next week.

• And finally….As a way to say THANK YOU to you guys for stopping by, next week I’m hosting a huge Give THANKS Away.  I’ve got a big line-up of free stuff for you!  And it’s easy.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  No tricks, no extra entries, just stop by throughout the week, next week, and throw your name in the cornucopia.

Have a great weekend!

  1. 1) Tiffany

    I’m so glad you made it so easy to enter your giveaway! <3

  2. Looking forward to what you have in store.

  3. 3) Kathy

    I love easy give-a-ways!

  4. Thank you for your wonderful blog. It brightens my day!

  5. 5) Paloma

    Love you leaf wands!.. and giveaways.. and you blog in general! Makes me feel thankful

  6. 6) shantel

    i love easy giveaways 🙂

  7. 7) carolina

    Love your THANKS logo.

  8. 8) Alison

    Love all the ideas of fun stuff to do with the kids!

  9. 9) Nellie Jane

    Love your craft ideas and the possibility of winning. 😉

  10. 10) debbie

    I love the felt leaves, I have been trying to decide on how to decorate for Thanksgiving.

  11. Go Dana GO! You are amazing! (and your giveaways are pretty great too)

  12. 13) Theresa Ann

    Can’t wait to see what your cook’n up!!

  13. Yay for a giveaway! I love that photo of your kids in the harvest crowns.

  14. 15) Terra

    Yay! Thank you!

  15. 16) Jenna H

    I had a little pilgrim outfit when I was little. So cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Oh man cornucopia makes me think of the Hunger Games! We don’t have thanskgiving or cornucopias here so that’s immediately what i think of! lol

    I’m excited though!

  17. 18) Julie Johnson

    You always make the cutest stuff!

  18. I love your blog. You have such fun ideas and amazing pictures of your super cute kiddos! And hey a give-away that I don’t have to like a million sites to enter-I like that alot!!
    Kari @ iowasmiths.blogspot.com

  19. Love the felt leaves! Might have to make those for my classroom or concerts in the very near future 🙂

  20. 23) Sarah K.

    Love the harvest crown! It just got coooold here – no bare feet to rake leaves in Seattle!

  21. 24) Claire

    Great stuff Dana

  22. I’m so happy to have found your site! i’ll be whipping up a batch of your darling kid pants this weekend, so i feel like i’ve already won. 🙂 happy autumn.

  23. 26) Karen Bing

    you always make the cutest things… I need to learn how to sew!

  24. 27) Andrea

    Dana, you are a great woman..!!! And you have wonderful websites!!
    I like to look everyday on your tutorials. You and your websites are great inspiration for me.

  25. 28) Wendy H.

    I look forward to visiting your blog every day!

    PS: Your kids are adorable, but I’m sure you already know that!

  26. 29) Rachel

    I love your felt leaves! My sister came over in September and we made a whole bunch together! They’ve been hanging in my living room ever since, but now I’m itching for Christmas decorations! I can’t wait to see how you decorate in December!

  27. 30) Xandy

    Thank you! Love your projects!

  28. 31) Lisa K

    In this month of “thanks,” thank YOU for an always interesting & informative blog!

  29. 32) Florence

    just THANK YOU for everything you share.

  30. I’m a paper crater who has recently fallen in love with all things fabric… And you are partly to blame for that. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiration with us! 🙂

  31. I just found your blog and i absolutely love it!
    i just wish i had a sewing machine 😀
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. 35) Barb H

    Thanks for the Give THANKS Away! I try to take the month of Nov. to make sure I choose one thing each day for which to be thankful, and I post it on Facebook. I hope I’m the winner of your Give THANKS Away; I love your sewing projects.

  33. 36) Gabriela

    Yeah! Thank you

  34. 37) Aasta

    Love the autumn felt leaves just gorgeous!

  35. 38) tiffany underwood

    I love Thanksgiving; it’s the best time of the year!

  36. 39) Chelsea

    I love the felt leaves!! I feel inspired, thx!

  37. 40) Heather Butters

    So glad your coming to Utah!

  38. 41) Stacey

    Big “THANKS” to you. Love, Love, Love all your giveaways!

  39. 42) kelli

    Yay! Thanks for the giveaway. I’ll be tuning in all week.

  40. 43) becca

    happy fall!

  41. 44) Leigh Anne

    Sweet! Looking forward to the giveaways. Your blog is one of my FAVES! And thanks for keeping the giveaways simple…..that makes me smile 🙂

  42. 45) bdaiss

    I always love those little pilgrims. : )

  43. 46) Tia

    Thanks, yay!

  44. 47) Astrid - Netherlands

    THANK YOU! For all the inspirition, ideas and tips you share with us. It’s always a delight to read your blog.

  45. 48) Sanne

    Love your work/blog and I really like to work with your tutorials! I’m still just a beginner in sewing but I really love it, also thanks to your blog. 🙂
    And I also love easy give-aways! Thank you.

    Sanne (Netherlands)

  46. What cute pilgrim outfits! You have great ideas.

  47. 50) Emily

    here’s my comment. 🙂 Thanks, Dana!!

  48. 51) Landen

    Cute little pilgrims! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. 52) Denise

    Thank you for all you do! Love checking in with you Dana!

  50. 53) Hannah Smith

    I’m so excited about the giveaway! I’ll be on the lookout for all the great prizes! Thanks Dana!

  51. 54) Jenny Sump

    I love your blog! Excited about prizes!

  52. Thanks for the shout out. I love how bright and cheerful your posts always are!

  53. 57) Sophie Del.

    I love surprises !
    and love the felt leaves!
    regards, Sophie

  54. 58) Doro

    I love your way of thinking and colors, life, love that i can feel in your blog !

  55. 59) Katharina Bang

    I love color scheme you use and your blog! And nice giveaway. 🙂

  56. 60) Jessica

    Definitely thankful!

  57. 61) Mary Kay

    I wanted to thank you for your tutorials – was able to make a simple skirt in a jiffy to help out a needed friend – THANKS

  58. 63) OliviaFlewelling

    Your tutorials are easily the best out there! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  59. 64) Alexandra

    I love those cute pilgrim outfits… and your super-easy giveaway

  60. 65) Paige Yi

    Thankful for this time of year – excited to make and share more memories with my kids with your fun ideas.

  61. 67) Mary Ellen

    I’ve been following your blog for a few years–great tutorials and great ideas! Thanks!

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