40% off Silhouette Sale & Portrait Giveaway!

40% off all Silhouette Consumables - July 23-27 - Use code CLOSET

Okay, there are three exciting things that I have been chomping at the bit to share with you all, and today is the today I can spill the beans.  One, Silhouette is launching a brand new line of amazing products this week.  Two, there’s a mega 40% off sale on Silhouette supplies right now.  And tha-ree, I’m hosting another Silhouette Portrait Giveaway right here, right now!  It’s like Christmas in July! New Products Silhouette is launching {read more…}

Pinterest Tested & Approved: Fourth of July

Fourth of July - Pinterest Tested & Approved! By The Thinking Closet

I can almost see the fireworks in the sky and smell burgers on the grill.  You know what that means: the Fourth of July is almost here!  So, I thought I’d share two different ideas for what you might bring to your family get-togethers and BBQs.  Last July, I found both of these ideas on Pinterest and decided to put them to the test.  (SPOILER ALERT: They both pass the test and receive the official {read more…}

Toddler Train T-Shirt & Silhouette Giveaway Winner

Toddler Train T-Shirt: Tips for Layering with HTV | The Thinking Closet

I have a brand new heat-transfer vinyl creation I am just itching to share with you lovelies, but before I do, the first order of business is to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!  We had a record-number of entries this time around (935!), so a hearty thanks to everyone who participated.  Y’all rock! Also, I really enjoyed hearing about all of the HTV colors you guys are excited about.  By far, the {read more…}

T-Shirt for the Pun-Loving Dad, Silhouette Promotion & Giveaway!

T-Shirt for the Pun-Loving Dad | The Thinking Closet

Do you ever just feel like being shocking and unpredictable? Backstory: The other day I panicked and thought, “Father’s Day!  Did I miss it?”  (This is a regular occurrence–this panic over important dates–and usually, it’s legitimate.)  However, the Google told me I still have 12 more days until Father’s Day.  Did you hear that?  12.  more.  days. After the reality of this fact actually settled in, I tented my fingertips and said in my very best {read more…}

Layered Fabric Flower Embellishment

Layered Fabric Flower Embellishment | The Thinking Closet

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope this weekend finds you in good health and with loved ones.  For Mark and me, we’ve found ourselves sniffling and coughing and with wild ones.  Wild animals that is…. First there was Mr. Turtle who we caught trying to take up residence in our garage.  Not so fast slow little guy; back to the lake where you belong! Then, there was Mr. Snake who slithered across our path while taking {read more…}

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial & Free Cut File

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial & Free Cut File | The Thinking Closet

“Rubber ducky, you’re the one.  You make sewing appliques lots of fun!  Rubber ducky I’m awfully fond of you.  Bo-bo-bo-di-o.” Yes, I was a child of the 80s, and yes, I grew up learning my letters and numbers with Big Bird and The Count on Sesame Street.  So, inevitably, when one works on one’s first applique project involving a cute rubber ducky shape, one inevitably hums Ernie’s bath song.  It’s just what one does. As promised yesterday, {read more…}

Blogging Highlights of Year 2012

Blogging Highlights of Year 2012 by The Thinking Closet

As we near the “gate of the year,” I’ve been reflecting on all that happened in my first four months of blogging – – and it has been WAY more than I ever dreamed or imagined. Here are some of my blogging highlights from The Thinking Closet’s inception in September 2012 through now: I have followers! This still boggles my mind, but there are people, all over the world, over 500 of them in fact, {read more…}

Wallpaper Coasters: Giveaway Winner!

100 Followers Giveaway Winner: Wallpaper Coasters via The Thinking Closet

Thanks to all of you who participated in my 100 Followers Giveaway!  I appreciate your support! I so enjoyed reading what y’all were thankful for and found myself uttering prayers of thankfulness for the same  – – family, friends, spouse/boyfriend, health, employment, God’s protection during Hurricane Sandy.  There really is so much that we take for granted that are gifts from above.  Thanks for helping to re-center my focus. Without any further ado, the winner {read more…}

100 Followers Giveaway!

100 Followers Giveaway at The Thinking Closet

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Check out the follow-up post here. Today is a big day.  We have reached 100 followers here at The Thinking Closet.  I can hardly believe it.  Triple digits! Whenever I receive a message in my inbox informing me of a new follower, it truly makes my day, so you can imagine my disbelief at reaching this milestone.  I think it made my month!  {Confession: I did a happy dance in {read more…}

Nifty Item #3: It’s a Fabric Bonanza!

It's a Fabric Bonanza via The Thinking Closet

bonanza [bəˈnænzə] n 1. a source, usually sudden and unexpected, of luck or wealth. I’m one of those people who never wins things.  Raffles?  Stopped bothering buying tickets.  Contests?  Not since the seventh grade poetry contest.  Giveaways?  Please. Until now!  This past September, by a wild act of God, I won the September Sponsor Giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Lil Blue Boo.  I was shocked – – floored – – when I heard {read more…}