Today is my 24th birthday, and my blog’s first birthday!  It’s crazy to think that a year ago I committed to sharing my makes with all of you (in my first Orla dress!).  This has been an amazing 12 months of growth, development, and friendship.  I truly look forward to spending many more years in this community!

I’ve also set a new challenge for myself — yes, beyond Project #SewMyStyle and another exciting series in the new year.  Introducing ShopMaddieMadeThis, an Etsy shop with beginner hand embroidery patterns.  There’s a few up in there right now, with more to come over the weekend.  I was frustrated by a lack of cute, modern, and funny embroidery patterns and took matters into my own hands!  You can expect a mix of fun florals, cute quotes, pop culture references (any murderinos here?!), and more.

You can take 10% off everything in the shop until January 3rd with the code HBDMADS.  If you’re looking for a new hobby in the new year, embroidery could be it!  ShopMaddieMadeThis patterns are easy, and they link back to my embroidery tutorials from earlier in the spring.  Those will be getting a refresh soon too!

I’ll also be giving away some shop credit and something adorable on Instagram later this morning, so keep your eyes peeled over there!

Thank you all for all your support over the last year — it wouldn’t have been as good of a year as it was without all of you!