Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simply Yours by Schryll - BINGO!

To Play: You have 10 minutes to post your word below. It must be five letters with no repeating letters and no duplicate words. You must visit the sponsors page on FB and thank them for sponsoring bingo with The Trading Post AND become their fan.

The prize: adjustable ring made from buttons!

This will be the first time we play here and not on FB so please be patient with me! I am trying out new ways to avoid FB from getting upset because of the ridiculous rules.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

$100 gift card giveaway!

The $100 giftcard giveaway is now live! You have until Halloween to get your entry in. There is even a chance for extra entries daily! Good luck!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Congratulations to our winners of the 2k giveaway celebration! Please contact the sponsor to claim your prize!

Denim and Dirt - Konni Fink

3 Months of WMW blog as space - Niki Lavin

Dar'Lynn Boutique - Jenn Atchison

Hook, Skein and Blankey - Michelle Herman

Neo-Notions - Christina Cardwell

Lily Baby - Sarah Rambeaut

Red Barn Cloth Diapers - Hillary Wenrich

Hooty Cutie Boutique - Jessi Timmermans

Guavas and Bananas - Kristin Burr

Livin' Sew Green - Stephanie Jacobson

Meen Bean Made - Katy Handel

Iwancio Design - Saskia Stallings

Button Scraps - Jennifer Bleiler

HHH Mama Boutique flower clip - Christine Spence

Wasabi Mommi Works (Bee Buddy) - Aimee Fogler

Silver Lining Reflections - Valarie Smith

Laughing Hair Boutique (back to school bow) - Christine Spence

Baby Elle Boutique - Aimee Fogler

OC Wraps - Desiree Spence

Laughing Hair Boutique (girly bow) - Katey Handel

Comfybuns Customs (test drive) - Angie Coleman

Hot pink nail polish - Kimberly Guimond

Pooky Packs - Konni Fink

Whimsy Design - Hannah Anderson

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Spoonflower swatch is here!!

Not too long ago it was Free Swatch Day at Spoonflower. I was able to get a custom swatch using whatever image I wanted. So, naturally, I chose my wasabi peas. It came out well! I will need to figure out something to do with this fabric so I can test its durability through use. I have heard sometimes the custom fabric from Spoonflower isn't the best..but, I guess that is why they have free swatch day? Any project suggestions?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yesterday we experienced a historic event here in VA! There was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake and a few aftershocks. There is no damage to my house but some local structures were not so fortunate. A few buildings have been condemned, broken glass, cracked bricks and sidewalks. There were even a few apartment building walls which fell on parked cars, destroying them! Phone lines were jammed for hours.

Although, I have experienced a smaller quake in 1997 which was a 2.6 magnitude. It was nothing in comparison to this! It didn't occur to me until well after the quake when I heard the first train horn. I was very worried about track damage seeing as my entire house was shaking for over 30 seconds! But, luckily there was not any damage and they ran the trains slow for the rest of the day.

When it happened my first thought was 'WOW, I am dizzy!'..then 'train!'..then 'wind?' and then I finally realized we were having an earthquake! I had enough time to get up and walk around while freaking out! I couldn't believe just doesn't happen here. The earth made the most amazing and terrifying rumbling noise! I am so happy to have experienced this quake with no damage. It was a truly amazing and humbling experience.