November 7, 2010


Today my thoughts traveled back to the day that I added the "followers" gadget to my side bar. I was still learning new things about blogger (I still am for that matter) and wasn't really sure what this gadget was about. But shortly after, a few people did actually sign on to follow my blog. As I've watched the number of followers grow, I continue to be genuinely THANKFUL that there are people who appreciate my content and find my blog interesting to read. I also value the many COMMENTS, ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS, AND HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS OFFERED WHEN I FIND MYSELF IN SEWING PERPLEXMENT . I have a few new ideas for the blog that I plan to incorporate very soon, so please keep looking in.

My blog following reached 200 this weekend, and to me this is a very big thing! So, in celebration and to show my appreciation I'm having a give-a-way drawing! I recently purchased this book and like it so much I thought that one of you might enjoy having a copy too.

I have several friends who are really into re-fashioning. Me, not so much, until I saw this book by Nancy Minsky of 21st Century Dressmakers. I became very interested in some of her creative designs so I finally ordered the book for my sewing resource library. I have several "Denim Revolution" projects scheduled to follow the completion of the Lady Gray Coat (oh boy!). You should check out Nancy's blog if you haven't already done so. She's also an amazing artist as well.

So, if you'd like to enter my "Denim Revolution" drawing:

1) sign on to follow Faye's Sewing Adventure if you haven't already;
2) Leave an "I'm interested" comment on this post;
3) HELP! I cannot come up with a suitable name for my dress manikin. Would you please HELP me out by suggesting a name you think would match my personality?

That's it. The book drawing will be held next Sunday and a winner will be announced. And once again, thank you all for taking the time to look in and read here!!!


My sewing space is a constant WIP. I'm always on the lookout for ways to improve it, make it prettier, or more organized. This week I turned this look...

into this look.

I love this seven drawer chest. It's much more attractive than the stacked file cabinets, and fits in the exact same space - which is a plus. I've already filled all of the drawers.

Be on the lookout for more sewing space improvements in the very near future....


  1. I don't want to be in the draw, I'm not so much into refashion either! But, I did want to leave a comment of congratulations. I love your blog- keep it up! Also, your new sewing room storage looks very posh!

  2. I'm not interested in the refasion either. I really love your new storage chest too!! Since I haven't named my own dressform, I'm sure it would be a struggle for me to name someone else's!! Good luck on both the drawing and naming of your dressform.

  3. Congratulations on 200 followers. I'm not interested in the drawing but I love the new armoire. You'll have the best sewing room on the web!

  4. Congratulation Faye on 200 followers. The new armoire is beautiful. How about naming the dressform "Betsy".

  5. I love the chest for storage. I use filing cabinets for my patterns, but one is in the basement and one is in the closet so I don't have to look at them!

    I don't have any good suggestions for the dress form. The name for mine changes niece and nephew come up with a new name for her every time they are here, each one sillier than the last...Merlene, Bertha, Iphigenia, Francine and so on. I think they must search on line for funny names or something.

  6. I do follow your blog and yes, I'm interested in the book. Please enter me for the drawing and Congrats on 200 followers!! What about the name Shelia for your dress form. I often think of the name "Shelia" for women from down under.

  7. Congrats on your 200 followers and not surprise because you have an Awesome blog. As for a name for your mannequin what about Fiona.

  8. Of course you have 200 followers. You have a great blog! Yours was one of the first I found, and I'm always anxious to see what you've done next. A great name for your dress form would be Ruth, which means Friend in Hebrew! That was my mom's name by the way. You wanted something that reflects you, well, friend does it!

  9. Your blog is great! No wonder you have 200 followers. How about Flora for the manniquin's name.

  10. I enjoy following along with you Faye! And of course your blog following show's I'm not the only one. Please enter me into the drawing. I can't wait to see your revamped sewing room. I don't have any name suggestions---I haven't even named my 2 girls yet! LOL!

  11. Congratulations on your # of followers~ you have a great blog! Yes, I am interested in the drawing!
    And, how about Mannie for your mannequin. Then, you can share the " Adventures of Faye and Mannie", lol!!

  12. Congratulations on 200 followers! You have a great blog!

  13. My late grandmother had a way with names. She made a 4 foot tall papier mache Easter bunny, complete with inch long eyelashes, and named her Hepsibah. She also had a cat named Sophia. I wish I had her imagination! I'm not into refashioning, either, but I know someone will love your book.

  14. Hi Faye,
    I have a manequin in my sewing room. She has a face and a wig like the ones in the stores. My niece named her Stiffany because she never moves. How about Patience for your dress form (because she will patiently let you take as much time as you need to fit her)?

    I enjoy your adventures in sewing and all of your posts and pictures. Your sewing room is coming along. I like the chest of drawers. It is a a nice improvement over the file cabinet. More like home and less like work.

  15. congratulations on a beautiful blog and sewing community. i am simply thrilled that my book is part of the celebrations! best wishes as you stitch up many more well fitted projects with your soon-to-be-christened manequin,

    I'm glad to be one of the 200. You are an awesome inspiration. Your posts are honest and down to earth.I really enjoy that.
    My suggestion for a name,"Miranda"from "The Devil Wears Prada".Keep her dressed to the nines :)
    Please enter me in the contest.



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