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Patty B.
Montclair, NJ
Traveling down the hard but exciting road to craft entrepreneurship
Interests: Sewing, cupcakes, reading, triathlons, reality TV and good martinis
Recent Activity
moving card announcements from girlingearstudio Big News! The Plaid Cupcake website is up and ready for visitors. That ALSO means I'm moving my 'lil blog to wordpress, and I would love it if you joined me! If you subscribe via Google reader, just make a new subscription with this new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Yes!! I love that you brought this up - let's add that to the list as well.
This Friday I'm bringing you a great freebie from a blog that I'm also proud to sponsor. I think I've introduced you to Shrimp Salad Circus before, but it's worth doing again so you can become a fan of Lindsay's. I love her eye for style and sense of humor,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Thanks for coming by Gabriella!
I love Apple Pillow by Petette I never really gave Steve Jobs much thought before last night. Yes, I own the requisite ipod and even a mac laptop which I love, but you wouldn't call me an "Apple Geek" or "Steve Jobs Fangirl." However, after reading this morning's paper and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
It's time for another giveaway, and this one I'm really proud to be a part of. I knew I wanted to be a sponsor on Ashley's site when I discovered that like myself she's true Renaissance Soul who wants to "teach inner-city high school kids, have my own hand-made business,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Isn't an organized purse a happy purse? ... or so was my thought process when I started selling these cute wallets last year. I was tired of fishing around for my train pass, losing my local cafe loyalty card (that qualifies me as a latte addict,) and misplacing my work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
From Ming's Cupcakes via Stefan Sisters For me, any kind of cupcake, any flavor, is my pick-me-up on a day (okay week!) that is just plain crazy. In getting ready to launch my new website, I've been rethinking how to market all my Plaid Cupcake goodies. When I started this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
This isn't just any regular old snack bag. Nope - it's the first item I've made since my machine is BACK! I knew it was "for real" after I tried the most difficult fabric to work with that even jammed my machine when it was working properly. It has a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
My family is truly the best. When I told them about my sewing machine woes, they immediately jump right into action to help me find a loaner machine. My Mom and Aunt first pulled out my mom's sewing machine, which isn't quite "modern" but isn't quite an antique yet, either.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Haha thanks Irene! Nell and I arent quite getting along like I had hoped, but maybe I should just give the relationship time :-)
Aw, thank you, Sher! So glad you enjoyed it. It looks like my replacement part has shipped - so lets keep those fingers crossed!
Last week I was sewing merrily along when I heard the dreaded "ka-clunk" from my machine. While the noise was a tiny bit worse than the usual "jamming sound" I didn't think much of it. I did my usual "tricks" that usually fix a jam, but this time nothing worked.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
I like your line of reasoning, Lynn! Cant be any worse! :-)
I'm so excited to come back with Goody Friday with an awesome, never before seen "goody" that right now is just for you guys. Meet Deanna from apples and orange, a studio that brings you art and sustainable goods for everyday life. As Deanna herself puts it, she strives to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
I'll admit I'm a tough Etsy customer. As someone who sells, you think I'd be a much better buyer, but it takes a lot for me to be "pushed" over the edge to the point where I hit the "purchase" button. So, you know that for me to share this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
I count myself so lucky and blessed to not have lost anyone on September 11th, 2001. Still, I find myself getting caught up in the many articles, stories and photographs that are saturating the media right now. Many of them start to wash over you, as it's hard to keep... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Vampire Girl Nosferatette by Zombieromance You initiate a new project at work, kick-start a new workout routine or embark on a new hobby. You start out with such gusto and energy, wondering "why didn't I think of this before? I'm awesome!" However, a few hours/days/weeks later, voices start whispering things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
It was about a year ago that I dusted off my sewing machine and brought back my 7th grade home-economics sewing skills to make my first reversible tote bag. I was pretty darn happy that it came out resembling a bag with straps that stayed on and didn't have any... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
I've got a crush. Matt Damon? Nah. George Clooney? Not my type. Ryan Reynolds? Well, now we're talking, but nope. I've got a crush on FABRIC, and lots of it. Here's just a sampling of a few new fabrics just out this Fall that I've been drooling over. Which ones... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
You have to be living under a rock to not realize what time of the year it is: Back-To- School! I have to admit, it's one of my favorite times of year. I *still* treat myself to a back-to-school outfit every year just for the heck of it, and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Thanks! Dont forget to check out part two :-)
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on Lessons from Disney - Part One at The Plaid Cupcake
My sewing machine has not had much of a break in the past few weeks. It probably breathes a sigh of relief in the morning when it sees me head off to work so it can get a few hours of rest! I have so many new fabrics and items... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake
Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla from Heather's Dish I haven't brought you a Goody Friday in a few weeks so I thought this time I around I would point you in the direction of a "real" goody. This recipe from Heather's Dish first caught my attention at the word peanut butter.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at The Plaid Cupcake