Happy Birthday to me (plus gifts for you!) (plus a live chat!)

***See the winner of the Violette Field Threads giveaway here!***

So I’ll just come right out and say it….it’s my birthday on Tuesday!

Isn’t it awkward when it’s your birthday and you’re talking to someone who doesn’t know you very well and you want to tell them it’s your birthday but you don’t want to sound all self centered but gosh darn it you want them to tell you Happy Birthday? No? Is it just me…

I’ll just clear the air then…yep I’m (almost) one year older!

Also, I didn’t make my own birthday cake (yet), this one was for my little sister Julia’s birthday a few weeks ago. Definitely homemade…lol. I think I’m better at cupcakes.

But anyways! I’ve got an awesome week of FABULOUS giveaways in store for you, as a way of spreading the joy of my day of birth. Also known as the awesomest day in historical (and present) times.

So in between scarfing turkey (for you American readers), check in to see some fabulous goodies up for grabs!

Stay tuned!

As always, fabric is always an acceptable b-day present. *big wink*

BUT WAIT! There’s more.

On top of the giveaway hullabaloo, I am super excited to be involved in a chat tomorrow with The Motherhood!ย 

With Thanksgiving (ie the aforementioned turkey) and other special holidays on the horizon, we will focus on tips for creating fun, crafty and kid-friendly holiday decorations, making show-stopping holiday table scapes and other fabulous projects to wow your holiday guests!ย  Come to share your own ideas (and photos and videos!) and get inspiration from other creative minds!

When: Monday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. ET. ย We will chat for 30 minutes!

Where: The Motherhood, here – http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show/id/62301

I will be co-hosting with four other super talented DIY craft bloggers:

Ashley from Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night – http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/
Grace from Grace Hester Designs – http://www.etsy.com/shop/gracehesterdesigns
Jen from Tatertots and Jello – http://tatertotsandjello.com
Joy from Creative Mamma – http://creativemamma.com

Hope to see you there!


  1. Happy Birthday Jess…my baby girl’s turning one this Tuesday too.. so nice to know someone sharing the same birthday…

  2. Happy birthday! And FYI, your handwriting is much better than mine.

  3. oh yay, happy early birthday! so close to being birthday buddies, but not quite. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Happy (early) birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow!!! I just won your giveaway. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I never win anything so I am super excited (in case you can’t tell). So thank you very much and thank you to Violette Field Threads ๐Ÿ™‚
    x Christy (aka cberends81)

  6. PS Happy birthday!!!

  7. Happy Birthday! To you and to me! My birthday is Tuesday as well! =)

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  9. Happy Birthday! Wish I could send you some fabric swatches from all the projects I’ve made from your site. I love the kids’ clothing tutorials and ideas (I have three little girls to sew for!).

  10. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you get lots of sloppy birthday kisses!

  11. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for Tuesday!
    Katie xx

  12. I wish you a very happy birthday! Have a great day! Ana

  13. happy birthday! it’s totally not wrong to drop your birthday into conversation. I think it’s a good thing for grownups to still get excited about it. especially if it gets you free dessert.

  14. Yay! How exciting! Happy early birthday!!

  15. Happy Birthday Jess. i hope your cake looks as lovely as your sisters. x

  16. Happy, happy birthday!! I get the same way with people… I love birthday wishes! Giving them, getting them, anything! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ Meara

  17. Happy Birthday, Jess! Hope it was awesome!

  18. P.S. That cake looks fantastic – and while your cupcakes are truly ridiculously gorgeous, I don’t think anything about your sister’s cake is wrong! You should have seen the cake I made for my fiancee and his mom (they share a birthday) – it tasted great, but wow – it did NOT look good! I didn’t know the trick about the parchment paper – I just greased and floured/cocoaed the respective pans, and I took them to my to-be brother-in-laws house for assembly. It was a topsy-turvy cake without meaning for it to be, and I hadn’t made enough of the coconut buttercream to cover all four layers (alternating coconut and chocolate). I’d thought about making my own wedding cake, and I realized that if I were to attempt it, a lot more practice would be necessary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. happy birthday!!! i usually don’t tell anyone its my birthday on my birthday. it’s like my secret special day. but I know that weird feeling you are talking about, haha!

  20. Happy, happy birthday! Wishing you a year filled with joy (and fabric)!

  21. Happy Birthday to you!!!! The 22nd is my 30th birthday! And I see some other post are celebrating their birthday too. Happy Birthday to all of us!!!

    Did you mom ever put a candle in the turkey when your birthday fell on thanksgiving? or was that just mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Happy Birthday! I actually know exactly what you’re talking about ^^ That cake looks amazing by the way.

  23. Happy birthday!

  24. Happy birthday! My birthday is the 22nd also! Wow, how many is that? 5? Have a fabulous day tomorrow everyone!!! Sue

  25. Happy birthday! I hope you’ve got a yummy cake in the works for yourself

  26. Happy Birthday!! The cake looks pretty! Love the colours ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Happy early birthday! November birthdays are the best, aren’t they? Mine was Friday!

  28. Happy Birthday! I found your blog a couple of months ago and check it regularly. Thanks so much for putting the time into it and for inspiring others to create.

  29. Happy Birthday! I hope you get everything you want!

  30. Happy, Happy Birthday:) Wishes for a wonderful,happy, sunshine day:) You do so much for all your followers, you deserve the best day ever! Thank you for your blog !

  31. The Happiest of Birthdays to you!!!

  32. Happy (extremely belated ๐Ÿ™‚ Birthday, Jess!

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