Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mimi G For Bernina NEW DIY Project!!

SA Curves On SALE!!

SA Curves are the most important tool in my sewing room! I use them for EVERYTHING! and they are on sale for the 4th! 

 20% off anything in the shop! Go HERE http://www.etsy.com/shop/sacurve
Coupon code is INDEPENDENCE20

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2nd Annual Sewing, Fashion & Style Conference 2013 + 3 Tickets Available!

Hi Darlings

I cant believe it is almost time!! I am so excited to meet all of you who are attending. Since I SOLD OUT in just two weeks after I opened registration there were so many of you who weren't able to get tickets in time. I expected a good response but did not expect to sell out so quickly, next year we will need to go even bigger!

I do however have 3 special tickets available for purchase but they will go so fast that unfortunately it will be a first come first serve thing. If you are local to the area and would like to buy a ticket you will need to EMAIL ME asap. The tickets are $185 for both days events. If you are not local to the area please know that the ticket is just for the event and you will need to handle any travel logistics on your own, the hotel has a special rate that I can email to you after purchase.

Thanks to our sponsors we will be having some AMAZING giveaways and door prizes like a Bernina Sewing Machine for one lucky winner, $100 CASH to one lucky winner, an Oliso Iron and a few more goodies.

On top of all that we have an amazing trip in a tour bus to the Fabric District and Michael Levine Fabrics where we will learn how to buy fabric, what to buy, how much to buy and more, we have the amazing KENNETH KING as a guest instructor; Me of course on Basics, Pattern Fitting, Tips and Tricks and Hollywood Costume Designer and Stylist Julia Schklair joining me in a FANTASTIC class on "Styling Techniques: Shapes that work for your body and how to fill your closet with all things that work!  Lunch will be served on Saturday thanks to our sponsor SIMPLICITY and we will have a special guest to entertain us while we eat.

Please take a minute to visit our sponsor sites as they have all been so generous in helping me put together this event and most importantly have sent me goodies for the attendee gift bags!! woohoo!

Mimi G

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hi Darlings,

I am headed to the doc today for a follow up on my wrist and I am hoping to get cleared for duty, lol BUT most importantly today marks my 1 year anniversary of being SMOKE FREE!! can you believe it has been a year already? I tried for years and years to quit smoking and on this day last year I decided enough was enough and I had to take control.

I am so very proud of myself for quitting it was the best thing I could have done for myself!! If you are a smoker and want to quit I encourage you to take that step, it will save your life!

Mimi G

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

State Farm State of Style Sweepstakes! Win A Trip To The Essence Festival In New Orleans!!

Hi Darlings! 

State Farm and ESSENCE want to see your personal style to win a trip to the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July! For more information about the STATE of Style Sweepstakes be sure to visit www.ESSENCE.com/StateofStyle.   

For a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival you must share your fashionable photos showing your style via Instagram and link to your Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #StateofStyle 

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Hurry Ends Tomorrow!!

Additional Info
The State of Style Sweepstakes ends on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Enter DAILY to win!!

Visit  www.ESSENCE.com/StateofStyle, connect with Instagram, select one (1) Photo from your
Instagram account, complete the online entry form in its entirety, and submit (the “Entry”).
     Stylish entries qualify to win the following:
o   Round trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to New Orleans, LA
o   Four (4) nights, Five (5) day hotel accommodations in New Orleans, LA
o   Two (2) tickets per night to the ESSENCE Festival concerts in New Orleans, LA
o   Two (2) VIP Experience tickets (tickets to various VIP events at the ESSENCE Festival)
o   Ground transportation

Most Comfortable DIY Maxi Dress + Pattern Review NL 6207 + Giveaway

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pattern & Fabric Winner!!! + I Have A Boo Boo

Hi Darlings!

First the WINNER of the pattern and fabric is..... MELISSA WARD...make sure to email me with your address so I can get this out to you asap! I wish I could send all of you a pattern and fabric.

*the winners are chosen randomly by number*

Now....I have been having a lot of wrist pain lately and yesterday I went to the doc and they suspect I may have Carpal Tunnel...Booooo I am hoping it is just inflammation so the doc has me in a brace and meds for 1 week to evaluate it and if the pain goes away after resting my wrist then it is just inflamed but if not then I will need to go back for X-rays.

She also put me on "Work With Limitations" which means I am only allowed to type for no more then 30 min a day only if I have to....Boooo so as you can imagine there will be a little less blogging next week. I hope you guys have a great weekend ad I'll talk to you guys next week!

Mimi G

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Hi Darlings!

I got an email from the fabulous Ann at GORGEOUS FABRICS who has given YOU a special 10% off discount code for the whole month of June!! Just enter the code MIMIG at checkout and get 10% off cut fabrics. (some exceptions apply below)

Discount includes sale items (not during site wide sales, but during our standard weekend sales, they can get the double discount). This offer excludes muslin and notions, fabrics in the Yard Sale category, swatches and gift certificates. Other than that, you're good to go!


Love THIS one

and THIS one

Oh my and THIS one

Mimi G