Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OttLite and Hand Sewing (Giveaway, too!)

I had planned on sharing more photos of my painting in-progress, but I set it aside to work on sewing projects. It's been a joy to work late into the evenings and still have good lighting! I am so appreciative of OttLite for sending me this one to use and review. They kindly offered to send one to the winner of my giveaway, as well!

And don't forget the GIVEAWAY is still ongoing! Click this link to visit the giveaway post and enter using the Rafflecopter forms near the bottom of the post.

I've been having more problems with my Pfaff Hobby 750 sewing machine and there have been days when I couldn't sew. It is several years old and most likely needs a tune-up. I haven't been able to finish a couple of orders and I haven't been able to work on my son's quilt. I'm hoping I can get back to those tomorrow. I have been drooling over a Juki TL2010Q. It is my dream machine... it's just not in my budget at the moment. Anyone know of a giveaway I could enter? ;-)

As for the quilt projects, I did get this one finished several days ago and listed it on eBay . I don't sell on there much anymore and it shows. I think the little quilt has only 20 something views after a few days of being listed.

See the vintage hanger?  Using this one as inspiration, I'm making a few using some vintage components... and I'll share those with you in a few more days.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care and Godd bless,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OttLite Giveaway! 3-in1 Craft Floor Lamp

I have been a huge OttLite fan ever since I got a lamp for Christmas a couple years ago. I LOVE that lamp and use it when painting, hand-embroidering, and making my paper-cut love tokens. In my Facebook posts I'd mentioned using this OttLite lamp when painting, and one of the reps wrote to me, saying she loved my paintings (thank you!) and wondered if I'd like to do a review and a giveaway of another lamp... how could I refuse?

And before I get carried away talking about the OttLite lamp that you can win, let me share their Facebook page with you. Visit OttLite here to see what's going on, new products, deals, giveaways, and more.

Now, back to the lamp: I went back and forth, trying to choose a lamp to review and finally settled on the 3-in-1 Craft Lamp. It's versatility is what lured me in... you can use it as a floor lamp, or very easily convert it to a table / desk lamp, or use the clamp-on attachment. The base is hefty, so there's no worries about it getting knocked over. The adjustable clamp can hold reference photos, patterns, and even a book because, let me tell you, that clamp is heavy duty! It also has a magnifier, which is awesome when you need to see details of a photo or to read those little needlework charts... or move it over to your project for a close-up view while doing handwork.

I'm currently working on a new painting... just now getting the backgound painted but I'll share in-progress photos over the next couple of weeks while the giveaway is open. I'm using the lamp for extra light and to hold my reference photos. The difference in the light (lamp on / lamp off) is amazing and I won't ever work without an OttLite lamp if I can have one nearby!

Here's what you'll get if you are the winner:

3-in-1 Craft Floor Lamp:
A real multi-tasker
The 24w 3-in-1 Craft Lamp is designed for ultimate functionality with an adjustable magnifier and pattern clip. Three lamps in one, it comes with a conversion kit letting you easily convert from a floor lamp to a sturdy clamp-on configuration or table-top lamp to meet the needs of your workspace. A flexible neck attachment with sturdy clip securely holds pictures, patterns, charts, instructions and more — it’s like having an extra hand. An up to 5x optical grade magnifier also extends from a flexible neck for hands free viewing.

Product Dimensions:
Max. Height: 63.75"
Min. Height: 45"
Base Diameter: 12" x 8"
Weight: 12.9 lbs

Now, are you ready to win your very own 3-in-1 Craft Lamp?

Just complete the Rafflecopter entry forms and a winner will be announced on April 18th. The more entries you complete, the more chances you have of winning!

Good luck! :)


Giveaway ends April 18th @ 12am. Winner will be notified and announced within 24 hours.

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