Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Perfect Fit

Hello!  It's Bethany here...
I just finished sewing a new skirt!  The pattern was just what I wanted and I was delighted with the color so I set to work.
When the last threads were clipped from the machine, I couldn't wait to try it on!  But what a disappointment when I found that skirt was too tight... I wasn't sure what I should do, so I went on a diet. 
I've been only eating broccoli and brussel-sprouts and drinking lots of water and tomato juice. I also have been doing a lot of biking, push-ups, sit-ups, and running... It's been long and hard! But today it all paid off when I tried on the skirt and--can you believe it!?--it fit! So now the skirt fits me (or I fit the skirt) and I'm happy!

Well, not really! 
Actually, a friend gave me some advice:
Take out the side seams and then sew it up again with less seam allowance than 5/8th".
That worked.

Now I can't wait to wear my new skirt!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

" An Animal Hat on my Head....." :)

My little bear and doggie enjoy their new hats! :)
Judah (5) & Benjamin (3):

Later joined by a feline friend... :)

Ben's and Judah's hats are made out of the purl/knit stitch all the way through except for the brim and Ben's hat with has two random purl rows. Havilah's hat is made with the "Irish Moss" stitch~ my favorite stitch!! All the added features are just the plain knit stitch.

Judah (5), Havilah (5), & Ben (3)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Another Project Done!!

Last year I made this "Bear Hat" for Judah....

This year I finished this "Doggy Hat" for Benjamin....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thank you for entering our giveaway!!

::Drum Rolls Please::

Carrie won a set of the color of her choice earrings from Along for the Ride. 

Jessica won the clothesline/clothes pin combination from Stay At Home Daughter.

Bekah won the 'mystery item' from Deus Filia.

(Picture Coming)

Stephanie won the set of mini notebooks from the Seven Sisters.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!


Congratulations to Carrie, Jessica, Bekah & Stephanie.

**To claim your prize...  Contact us here with your mailing address.  Thank you!**

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Check back later for results.  :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oct. 8th: One Year!!

We're celebrating End of the Matter's 1st Blog Anniversary!!

with a giveaway............  and not just one!!  Four!!!

First, here's some fun stats-

End of the Matter's audience includes:

United States


United Kingdom-

New Zealand-






The page with the most hits is About Us. Hmm... the one we never update!
The page with the least hits is Extra.
Our number one traffic source is Raising Home Makers and since End of the Matter was first put online, we've had over 9,600 page views!  Praise the Lord!
Now the giveaways!!  :)

This time instead of doing a giveaway, we are blessed to be able to actually host it! 

#1: Our first donator is Laura of Along for the Ride.  She makes some lovely little accessories...

Pink Rose Hair Pins


For this giveaway, Laura has kindly donated a pair of bias tape rosette earrings in the winners choice of color:

Aren't they lovely??

#2: Next is Jordan who's Etsy Shop is called Stay At Home Daughter (we love that name!!).  She creates fun dresses for 18in. dolls and clotheslines for dolls.  :)  Here are some of her adorable products:

Doll Dress

The adorable clothing line!!
For this giveaway Jordan is so sweet to donate one of her clothesline/clothespin combinations (see picture above).

#3: Last, but not least, a mother and daughter duo of Deus Filia.

They make soap.........

And these too cute hair clips!!
For this giveaway they have sweetly donated: COMING SOON!

#4: are the "Seven Sisters" (and of course this is another name we love!!).  They enjoy sewing, needlecrafts, drawing, and photography.  Their Etsy shop is called Farmgirl Treasures  and here are a few of their treasures!  :)
Lovely Stationary

Beautiful Tatted Bookmark~
For this giveaway the Seven Sisters have kindly donated a set of coordinating mini notebooks:
60 sheets~120 pages each ~ Measures 4-1/2" X 3-1/4" each ~ Covers are removable

Now for the rules and regulations..............  :)

MANDATORY ENTRY (1 point): Comment and tell us how your found our blog.  If you don't have a blog by which we can contact you through...  please leave an email address.


CHECK OUT : each of the donators' sites {links above} and tell us what product of their is your favorite! 

FOLLOW "END OF THE MATTER" (1 points): Either through Google Friends Connect or by Email.  If you already do, that counts too!  Comment and let us know that you are following.

RE-SHARE this giveaway (2 points): Blog it, Buzz it, Facebook it, Google+ it, or Tweet it, and let us know that you did!  {for those who do not have one of the networks listed above~ email 5 friends and let us know that you did.

BONUS (1 point): Since we're simply dieing to know...  How did you find our blog?  :)

Leave a separate comment for each thing you do.

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