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WE OPENED OUR OWN SHOP!!

You all know that we usually spend way too much time trying to make our post titles super clever and pun-ny, but this one is just too important, so we’re just going to come right out and say it. WE OPENED OUR OWN SHOP!!!!!

Lucille Ball celebrating with champagne

When Craftsy decided to dismiss and devalue the sewing and crafting communities by deleting almost all of their shops in December with hardly any warning, we panicked, along with so many others.

Overnight, 50% of our revenue stream disappeared. We still had Etsy, which is stable and reliable, but we weren’t at all sure that we could support hosting our own store. Our beloved WOW has only ever been a side business for us, and we weren’t ready to see it fail, but we had to figure out our next move.

It’s taken two months of late nights and lots of failed experimentation, but we’re finally ready to launch, and we’re thrilled to take on this challenge. The best part is that we can still offer you our paid and free patterns in one place, and we’ve learned more about eCommerce and WordPress plugins than our crafty selves ever thought we could handle.  🙂

Screenshot of Wives of Whitewood's new pattern shop

Screenshot of Wives of Whitewood's new pattern shop

We would love to hear any and all feedback you have about how the shop looks, feels, and operates. As always, we depend on you to help us make and deliver the best products we can.

Most importantly, to celebrate, we’re offering an amazing opening sale!! Use the code OPENING50 to get half off, yes half off, your first order on our new site (valid one coupon per person through March 31, 2019). Happy shopping!

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FREE Pattern – All Charged Up with Sew Mama Sew

We are so excited to offer our next free pattern to sewers through the amazing Sew Mama Sew community!

All Charged Up promo

All Charged Up is a fun little pouch that stores all of your chargers and cords in one place. It’s the perfect size to slip into your handbag or laptop bag so you’ll always have your chargers when you need them. No more running around the house trying to find where you left your phone charger when you’re almost out of power!

The inside features elasticized pockets that stretch to accommodate different sized chargers and cords. There is also an outer pocket you can use to hold to your grocery list or a couple of business cards, or whatever else you might need.

All Charged Up Interior

We had so much fun using fabric from Ink and Arrow’s new Talk to Me line. It was the perfect match!

All Charged Up exterior

The PDF pattern has 5 pages and over 20 color photos to help you every step of the way. Hop on over to Sew Mama Sew to read about and download our next free pattern, the All Charged Up pouch!

 

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Sew Mama Sew, New Free Pattern and a Giveaway!!?!

ETA: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Mahlicadesigns! Thank you to everyone for playing and sharing all of your pet stories with us!

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We have big news today… we are thrilled to announce that we are now a Sew Mama Sew contributor!!! We can officially check another thing off our sewing bucket list!

Sew Mama Sew is an amazing community of sewers who offer free patterns, tutorials and expertise to other sewers everyday. It’s an absolute treasure trove of content and we always love seeing what their contributors come up with.

So far, our free patterns have all been focused on one of the great loves of our lives – wine. But we didn’t want you to get the impression that all we do is drink and sew. Sometimes we drink and sew with our beloved pets by our side. So our next free pattern was designed with the furry loves of our lives in mind.

Hop on over to Sew Mama Sew to read about and download our next free pattern, the Dreaming Away pet bed!

Dreaming Away promo

And because we’re in such a celebratory mood, we decided to host a giveaway. Actually, we decided to host TWO giveaways, which means you have TWO ways to win!

  1. You can enter right here on the blog by leaving us a comment about your favorite pet, past, present or future. We would love to hear more about the furry, scaly or feathery loves of your lives.
  2. You can go to our Instagram feed and follow the directions on our giveaway post.

We will choose one winner from each contest, so feel free to enter both. You can win one of two beautiful fat quarter bundles – one Morning Walk by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics and one Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – purchased at our favorite local quilt shop, Quilting Adventures.

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The giveaway will be open until 6pm EST on Sunday, August 16, and we’ll contact the winners (chosen by random.org) that evening. Good luck!