April 24, 2010

Weekend Spotlight

Hi there!
For this weekend, I thought we would stay here . . . it's my 500th post, and I'm giving away a Blush Layer Cake to celebrate!!

I'm always amazed at how fast the posts add up!  I'm so thankful for each of YOU, my readers, for being here with me through it all :)

For your chance to win --
1 - Leave a comment
2 - Become a fan on facebook, and leave a comment
3 - Subscribe to this blog, and leave me another comment

Hopefully that's quick and easy enough for all of you to want to play along :)
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My Thursday was spent with these little guys :

Ella, Emmalie, Sophia, and Owen's kitty's - notice Owen trying to get his back?


At breakfast I asked Ella if I could make her a kitty.  I told her I knew it wasn't the same as a real kitty, but would it help?  Her face lit up a little, and she agreed.  That led to all four of the kids picking fabrics for their own kitty, and just before bedtime, I finished closing up the seams.  They all helped to stuff them too.


They are the free Amy Butler pattern and cute and relatively easy.  The only changes we made: they have a smile, and eyelashes.  I think they look less alien like :)

I will select a winner for the Layer Cake on Tuesday, the 27th - Good Luck!
Amy
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463 comments:

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kaiolohiakids said...

Oh-I'd take those kitties any day! I have allergies, too!
Love to win your fabric-500 posts is quite a milestone!

kaiolohiakids said...

I am a follower of your blog, too

Amy B said...

Thanks for the chance! My boys want a cat...me-not so much. These little cuties might just cut it for my little cuties :)

Amy B said...

Follower!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Congrats on the big 500!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I follow and subscribe!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

And I am a FB fan :)

debbiekl said...

Happy 500th post! I've enjoyed your blog

debbiekl said...

I subscribe via google reader

arlette said...

Congrats for your 500th posts!!!!

Melody said...

Too cute! I may have to make one of those kitties. Kitty stuffies are the only way to go around here. All three of us are allergic.

Melody said...

I am a follower/stalker of your blog.

arlette said...

Love the kitties, they're extra cute, I became your facebook fan, yay for you!!!

arlette said...

I'm your follower here form a little while nowwwwwwwwwwww, lol

Gerry said...

I've been subscribed for quite a while now read your posts via Google Reader. But now signed in as a Follower.
Five Hundred is a whopper of a number of Posts. Congrats - lots of words and thoughts.

I love these kitties, they are just too cute.
Also think the Blush Layer Cake is yummy.
Hugs,
♥♥♥
Gerry

Maria M said...

Congrats on your 500th post!!!

cangemi5 said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! Sew on!!

Jolene said...

I love those kitties!

Jolene said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for your generous giveaway!

Sandy said...

Congratualtions on your 500th post...they add up quickly. Great layer cake giveaway!

Sandy said...

I am a follower.

Katie B. said...

Those kiddies are super cute! Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on 500 posts.

Katie B. said...

I'm a follower.

tong said...

Happy 500th post! Thanks for the giveaway!

lesthook said...

I'm allergic to cats too. Those are very cute!

lesthook said...

I am also a follower

live a colorful life said...

congrats on 500 posts1

Melissa C said...

Cute kitties. Congrats on 500 posts.e

Melissa C said...

I follow your blog.

Aunt Spicy said...

Dying at the cuteness of the cats! Adorable!

Aunt Spicy said...

oh....of course congrats on the 500th post! (I have you in google reader so I am not sure if I am also following)

lpnjam said...

Congrats....Love your blog and your creativity inspires me!!

Seams Sew Together said...

Congrats on your 500th post, I love the kitties!!

Seams Sew Together said...

I am already a follower!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congratulations on your 500th! Your blog is very inspiring. I'm always excited when you pop up in my reader!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm a follower!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm a facebook fan too!!!!

Seams Sew Together said...

I am a fan on fb!!

Ryan said...

Please enter my name in the drawing Amy! Love the recent changes you've made to you blog.

Thanks!

Ryan said...

I'm a long time subscriber to your blog!

Heather said...

Those kitties are the only way I'd let one in my house, too cute! What a great way to keep the kiddos happy.

Heather said...

I'm a follower too!

What Comes Next? said...

that's my kinda kittie - I'm more of a dog person, but those fellas are cute! Love Blush!

Heather said...

And a FB Fan!

What Comes Next? said...

I fololow your blog - is that the same?? Never miss a post!

Lisa said...

Love the kittys and I'm glad that their is a hand in the photo to get some perspective as to how big those babies are! I'm sure they will be well loved.

Lisa said...

I follow your blog.

DeeRoo said...

That was a great idea to make the kids cozy kitties you smart mommy you!:)

Jenny said...

Congrats! and I do LOVE your blog :)

DeeRoo said...

And Congrat on the 500....goodness girl...I'm on about 54...I have a lot of catching up to do!

I follow your bloggie goodness!;)

Jenny said...

and, I'm a facebook fan :)

Danielle said...

500th post??? Wow! I'm a follower!

Halfway Crafter said...

I love the little hand trying to sneak his kitty away! Congrats on 500 posts!

Anita in Florida said...

500 posts...congratulations! Those kitties are sure the cutest. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Anita in Florida said...

I am now a follower...thought I was, but I wasn't!!

Liz B. said...

Those kitties are adorable! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway :)

Amy said...

Congrats on your 500th post!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Congrats on 500! I'd love to win the layer cake. I have a new quilt in mind just for Blush.

Debbie aka Marblesbestfriend said...

The stuffed kittens are adorable! I like the way you changed the facial features. Thanks for providing the link to the patterns. I had never seen them before and will go back to look at them. Psst - does anyone really wear those fabric necklaces??

esquiltingpassion said...

Hi,
I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and I enjoy it. I love the kitties. Congrads. on your 500 postings.
Elaine

Debbie aka Marblesbestfriend said...

I subscribed to your blog. (How many more ways are there to keep up with bloggers?)

two hippos said...

Congrats on #500!

Lesly said...

I follow you on Google REader!

Bingaling said...

Congrats on #500! I LOVE the kitties! I think those will go on my list of things to make in the coming months.
Chanda

Lesly said...

Congrats on #500! You have a great blog!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Congrats on 500! And I love those kitties! I don't blame Owen for trying to snatch his back lol

Blue Is Bleu said...

Already a follower :)

Cara said...

Congrats Amy!! That is soo cool!

Cara said...

I'm a faithful follower!

audrey said...

Congrats on your 500th post!

audrey said...

already a follower :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow Amy - 500 posts!!! How do you do it all?

Pam said...

Cute!! I hope I win!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh ya, I'm a facebook fan!!

Pam said...

I'm already a follower ...and love your blog.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

And yes, I subscribe to your blog!!

Sarah said...

I enjoy your blog

Sarah said...

I follow it too!

Shannon said...

I am a facebook fan!!! :)

call me crazy said...

Adorable kitties! And how sweet that your DS didn't want to be parted from his. :-)

Shannon said...

I am a subscriber to your blog (and love it by the way!)

call me crazy said...

And congratulations on 500 posts! :-) I'm a happy follower. :-)

Shannon said...

Way to go on your 500th post!
Now if I can just be patient until your book comes out! ;)

Carolyn said...

And here is to another 500!

Carolyn said...

Done, done and done, I have been a follower for a while now too :)

Sharon said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I enjoy your blog very much. Love the blush layer cake!

jenashford said...

Yay! 500 is a lot! I love your blog too! Those kitties are way cute. I'm going to go look at the pattern.

Sharon said...

I'm a follower!! Love your blog!!

Jane said...

what a milestone! congratulations!

Allie said...

Holy cow look at all the comments, lol - congrats Amy on 500 posts! Love love love your little kitty's, what a great mom thing to do.

Deb C. said...

Hi Amy,
I love kitties. We "adopted" a stray last year for a couple months but had to find him a home because of allergies. We still miss him!! Great giveaway. Congrats on all that creative blogging!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Thanks for the giveaway. The kitties are so cute. I like the smiles.

Deb C. said...

I am now an official follower, (just in case I wasn't before)

AnnieO said...

Awww, what a sweet mom you are! Seriously, I got a lump in my throat. Cute kitties (and Owen's fingers)!

Yes'm, please enter me in your drawing.

Vicki said...

Congratulations! What a great prize. :)

Deb C. said...

I just put you in my facebook "likes".

Jan said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I'd really like to win this!

Jan said...

I follow you on FB.

Jan said...

You are in my reader!, too.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Your blog is absolutely delightful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Bethany said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Your blog is absolutely delightful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Bethany said...

I subscribe to your blog.

SewCalGal said...

I follow your blog with great delight!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

And I subscribe and am a fb fan, too. :)

SewCalGal said...

I follow you on Facebook. I'd actually follow you anyplace!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

congratulations on 500 posts. thanks for a chance at the layer cake!

Jenny said...

i subscribe to your blog.

sharon said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! The kitties are really cute! Sharonj.

sharon said...

I am also a follower, thanks Sharonj.

Karen said...

Congratulations on reacing such a milestone. Looking forward to the next 500.

Sew I Was Thinking... said...

500!!! Cheers to you. I am a FB fan

Sew I Was Thinking... said...

I also subscribe to your blog

Debbie said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 posts, Amy! I'd love to win that Blush layer cake. Thanks for counting me in.

Sew I Was Thinking... said...

Thanks for the great inspiration! Can't wait for the nexy 500...

Debbie said...

I am subscribed to your blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Amy, congratulations on 500 posts! Thanks for entering me in your very sweet giveaway :-)

jlk said...

Congrats on 500 posts!! Those little kitties are too cute.

jlk said...

I subscribe through google reader. And one random thing -- the picture on the label reminds me of Watcher in the Woods.

amylouwho said...

I just saw those kitties yesterday while perusing her free patterns! (I'm looking for a loose fitting tunic pattern for myself - know of one?) They turned out really cute!

I love this blush fabric. So pretty. you are one awesome blogger and friend!!

quiltmom said...

Fun kitties Amy- Congratulations on your 500th post. Hope you continue to enjoy blogging and quilting for many years to come.
Regards,
Anna

amylouwho said...

I'm a fan on facebook too!

amylouwho said...

AND I subscribe. :)

CraftyMummy said...

Congratulations on your followers! Thanks for the giveaway!

CraftyMummy said...

I'm a follower too ;)

SoozeM said...

Congrats on 500 posts!! I love Basic Grey, fell in love with it when I was a scrapbooker, love it even more now as a quilter!!

Annette said...

Happy 500th post Amy! Adoring those kitties. Great giveaway too. Look forward to reading more of your blog in the future.
www.missnettiesquilts@yahoo.ca

SoniB said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Cute kitties and thanks for all the inspiration.

Annette said...

I'm already a follower of Amy's Creative Side.
missnettiequilts.blogspot.com

Annette said...

I'm already a follower of Amy's Creative Side.
missnettiequilts.blogspot.com

chris said...

I love reading your posts!

Annette said...

I'm already a follower of Amy's Creative Side.
missnettiequilts.blogspot.com

Fran Kingston-Dill said...

Of course I am a follower !!!

mom said...

You are such a wonderful mommy who obviously loves her kids so much that you provided them the next best thing to a real kitty! I'm sad about your allergies, too...

And yes, I'd love to win the Layer Cake! :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

quiltermom2 said...

I have followed you on facebook for awhile now!

quiltermom2 said...

I have been a subscribing member to your blog for around a year and half!

quiltermom2 said...

I love those kitties! And I'm also a fan of the Blush line! Whoo hoo for give-a-ways! ;)

Sequana said...

I love those Basic Grey fabrics, and their papers too.

Congrats on your big post day.

Here I Am. said...

I'm a subscriber! Hope I win!! :)

Carol in E TN said...

Would love to win this layer cake, it is so pretty.

Carol in E TN said...

I became a fan on facebook!

Carol in E TN said...

I just subscribed to your blog!

SarahB said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!

SarahB said...

I already "like" your Facebook page! :)

SarahB said...

I'm a blog follower too!

Kelley O said...

Thanks for a chance to win the great treat! Congrats on your milestone!
Kelley

Kelley O said...

I am a follower of your blog! I've been checking it out for quite some time.
Thanks for all the hours you put into your blog to make it so wonderful.
Kelley

Kelley O said...

I'm now an official fan of your facebook page.
Thanks, Kelley

Jamie said...

Love your blog, Amy! The kitties are really cute and much less hairy than the real deal. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jamie said...

I am also a happy follower!

Allison said...

You know I would put that to good use! I was eyeing that same fabric yesterday....its calling my name. :) Congrat's on 500! -Allison

Allison said...

I'm also a happy follower! -Allison

Nancy said...

Congrats on your 500th!

Nancy said...

I "liked" you on FB!

Nancy said...

I already subscribe!

Kim said...

Those kitties are so adorable!

Candied Fabrics said...

Amy! Congratulations on your 500th post! I've just gone over 300 myself and I feel like I've said so much...500 is just an amazing number! Here's to the next 500!

Duff said...

congratulations on hitting another milestone--you're halfway to 1K!!

Duff said...

I am indeed a follower. Have been for some time now♥

Lynne said...

Over 500! Congratulations - I love your blog and this is a great giveaway. X

Lynne said...

I'm not a facebooker but I do already follow!

2miracles/Tove said...

kitty's are so cute I think we'll be making one soon.
The give way is a neat one , 500 posts thats amazing

Duff said...

just 'friended' you on Facebook. Boy, that's really difficult for an English teacher to say!!

Katie said...

Oh oh, pick me, pick me!

Katie said...

I am a follwer!

Kirsten said...

Cute kitties! You know it's good when the kid is trying to take it back! And awesome giveaway, congrats on 500 posts!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your kitties are darling. Congratulations on 500 posts!

Kirsten said...

I am now a facebook fan!

Sew It UP! said...

Those are the best kitties to have. Very cute and adorable!

Meghan said...

What adorable kitties — and no allergies :)

Sew It UP! said...

I'm a big fan of yours on Facebook

Jackie Davis said...

i dont know if my comment went through but I am not a 'fan' on facebook although they now changed it to "like" for the Facebook Pages (i liked 'fan' better). :) Anyway my name will appear as Jackie-Levi Davis :) heehee yes hubby and I share FB, he will never get on it. now i will keep up with you there!
*hugs*
jackie (at) jackiesue.com

Meghan said...

Did anyone else realize they changed "become a fan of..." to "like..." ?
So, Amy, I "like" your facebook page :)

Meghan said...

Oh and you know I follow your blog. Crossing my fingers for that layer cake, and congrats on the posting milestone!

Jackie Davis said...

no i dont see my comment but i saw my FB Fan post.. so this will be my comment.. HEY! :) Love the cakes, yum! your blog is very beautiful too, love the layout and design!
*hugs*
Jackie (at) jackiesue.com

Jackie Davis said...

I am a follower via email sign up, I am verified and all too. I love the kitties! What a fantastic solution! I also chage patterns and recipes to suit my skill/taste/lije too! Why not! Awesome referral to Amy Butler, I went over there and have missed some of her free patterns! YEAH!!
*hugs*
Jackie (at) jackiesue.com

Mindy said...

Beautiful fabric and those kitties are adorable too! What a blessing for your children to have such a clever and devoted mommy!

Sam said...

congrats! cute kitties.

Brooke said...

I am a follower... love your blog

Brooke said...

Love your blog. You inspire me.

Rachel said...

Enjoy your blog. Congrats on reaching 500 posts milestone. Would love the layercake -- such a pretty fabric line.

RST

sewmeow said...

Thanks for the chance. I have 11 outside cats I feed/trap/fix, so don't think I need to make any stuffed ones. Those are darling for your kids.

belinda g said...

Would love to have this layer cake!

momto2wasd said...

What fun to have a mom who can just whip up a whole kitty family when you want one!
The giveaway is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity!

momto2wasd said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Linda said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Would love to win...

Linda said...

I am also a follower. Thanks again!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Amy's at it again! Always a great post! =)

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I'm a subscriber =)

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

And a facebook fan!

Bec Clarke said...

OH how lovely, I love layer cakes.
Congrats on the anniversary, I love the kitty's!!!

Bec Clarke said...

I already follow your blog thank goodnes

Bec Clarke said...

Now I also like on facebookj

2miracles/Tove said...

I'm so proud of myself! i sucessfully put you button on my blog!!! YIPPY!!! All by myself, I'm like a little kid learning to to tie there shoes. I've tryed it a thousand times to place the bottuns for stuff and aobut 2% of the time it works.

Emma said...

Happy 500 Amy, it does come around quickly!

Emma said...

I follow you on bloglines, too.

VickiB said...

Congratulations on the major 500th post anniversary! Gorgeous layer cake. Thanks for the chance to try to win!

The Kaonohi's said...

Who doesn't love a little blush. Thanks!

Mom on the Move! said...

Very cute kitties!

Mom on the Move! said...

And I follow!

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