Archive | September, 2011

Freebie Friday Winner!!!

30 Sep

We have a winner from our latest Freebie Friday!

Here is the winner chosen by a random number generator:


Timestamp: 2011-09-30 13:36:56 UTC

Congratulations to Candice!

We will be contacting you shortly to get your shipping info.

Thank you to all who participated and for your feedback! Also, thank you to our viewers – you help us build our blog and accomplish our goals!

Happy Crafting!

Breana & Ashley


Freebie Friday… errrrr – Monday

26 Sep

Alright folks, I dropped the ball on this one! I promised a Freebie Friday installment, Friday rolled around, and nada. I’ve been dealing with somethin very exciting recently that you all will find out about next Thursday and right now, that is my excuse. But I promised something for free and by golly you’re gonna get it. As long as you play the game right!

I have a bit of a surplus of product that I would like to push and while a lot of it is ‘flying off the shelf’, I still have a few stragglers that I’d like to share with you. This week I am giving away a coin purse! All you have to do is tell us why in the world you deserve to have this amazing, handcrafted by a s h l e y m a r i e . coin purse and what in the world might you use it for?! {Ummm, coins, right??} Just post in the comments section.

RULES!!!!! :

This contest will end Thursday at 11:59pm Pacific time. It is valid for USA only. Only 1 comment per person. If we find out people are double commenting, you will be disqualified. The winners will be posted Friday and will be determined by using a random number generator.

About this lovely purse:

This is a handcrafted coin purse made with lots of love by our very own Ashley {wow, she loves giving things away!} of a s h l e y m a r i e . It is made with Ana Maria Horner Baby Bouquet Berry Laminate and fully lined with super muslin. Has coordinating blue zipper and thread. It measures 4 1/2 L x 4 W.

Check out my listing for it on ETSY!

Have fun and happy commenting!


|Shop Review: Knit Fit|

21 Sep

Lately I have been running on overdrive and having a real hard time with life in general so I decided that Bry & I were going to play hookie one day with my sister-in-law and nephew and head to Solvang. After we walked around for a bit we headed to grab some lunch. We’re sitting there and across the street I see a store called ‘Knit Fit’ and immediately decide we need to go over – I am so glad we did!

I walk into the shop and am faced with a wall of knits. Amazing ones. And darling little knit projects. And imported WOOL FELT PIECES! Around the corner is bolt after bolt of some of the most fun, delicate, and awesome fabric I have ever seen; and I work in a fabric store! There are books galore with knitting patterns, sewing patters, knit and sew how-tos, projects, and more. Cute little finished pieces, cute little everythings. As Samantha and I wander a bit more the kiddos are running up to us asking if they could finger paint. After a reassuring nod from the very helpful store owner, they run off in excitement as she follows them. After browsing a bit more, we decide to head over to see what the kids were up to and the sweet lady set up a table with washable finger paints and a big piece of butchers paper and theyre stenciling and painting. Oh, but this is an every day thing as we had just entered the KIDS CRAFT SECTION of the store with tons of amazing projects for kids and families to do – even eco-friendly ones. {Which I am soooo crazy about!} After grabbing some things here and there and the kiddos getting up to wash their hands, I asked if she had classes. She does. A whole flier full of em. Flier and business card in hand, kiddos artwork drying on her table, and purchases made, we headed out to a few more shops before coming back for the kids painting. Walking in for a second time was still amazing shock for me as the shop is just so artfully maintained and carefully thought out. After purchasing little felt leaves for my knit projects, a pair of imported, handmade maryjanes for Bry, and the kiddos creating their very own masterpiece, I walked out craving more. Plus the owner {ack, I forget her name! I’m horrible with names} was just sweet, helpful, awesome, caring, and passionate about the shop – what more could you ask for? Knit Fit gets two ups from me and I can’t wait to get back there.

Visit their website here!

Knit Fit

473 Atterdag Road

Solvang, CA 93463

{Entrance on Copenhagen}


Happy Crafting!


|Etsy: a s h l e y m a r i e .|

20 Sep

As you all know, I have an Etsy shop, and recently I’ve updated my prices. I have a bit of stock that I would like to push since I’m re-hauling everything to do mostly custom orders and make way for new creations I’ve been working on for some time. Anything listed that isn’t a custom order item has been reduced in price. But, on top of that, if you follow – our blog I’m extending a discount to YOU! Just enter the coupon FOLLOWMYTHREAD at check out and you will receive 10% off your purchase! Head over to my shop now and see what creation is going home with you. And while you’re at it – see what our lovely Breana has been knitting for you to take home too!

Happy Etsying!


P.S. Thank you to all our loyal blog readers – your support is amazing!

Beverly’s Fabrics September Classes

2 Sep

Every month Beverly’s has a line up of different kinds of classes you can take at different levels. Here is a list for September classes offered by the San Luis Obispo store only. Please check your local store for classes offered.


  • Sewing basics: Learn your machine | September 13 1 6:00-8:30 | Instructor – Ellen | $25.00 {bring your machine & manual}
  • Sewing basics: Fabric & pattern | September 14 6:00-8:30 | Instructor – Ellen | $25.00
  • Drawstring bag | September 21 6:00-8:30 | Instructor – Ellen | $25.00 {or $60 for all three classes}
  • Origami bag | September 17 10:00-3:00 | Instructor – Ellen | $40.00


  • Beginning Knitting/Knitted Loom Hat | Every Wednesday 3:30-4:30 | Instructor – Alicia | $12.00
Be sure to check back each month for a list of classes they will offer. Also, please stop by the links in this post to check out other local areas that offer classes for you to take.
Happy Crafting!
~Ashley & Breana